Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 205 (An Innocent Spring)

The springtime came and the bulbs
began to sprout-
It had happened for the last 21 years,
so I had no doubt.

That they would return as they have
every single spring-
The purple blooms amongst the green
leaves, has become a traditional thing.

First, the green leaves come up and the
blooms follow behind-
A lovely bunch of flowers is what I always
eventually find.

But, this year was different, for as I saw them
standing tall-
When I got up closer, it wasn’t that way at all.

The outer ring was all that stood straight-
While the ones in the middle, didn’t look all
that great.

It looked like someone, or something had
laid them flat-
I was amazed about the situation, and
thought, well how about that?

And then I realized it was my daughter and
her friends who had done this particular act-
I could have assumed that a little courtesy is
what they lacked.

I could have gotten upset and thrown a fit-
But then I looked at the situation again, from
where a childs’ mind sits.

Only young once, the little idle minds, saw so
much fun-
In making this area a play place, in the shade
away from the sun.

A place to imagine, a place to hide-
Couldn’t have done it better myself, had I

The daughter and her friends will grow up and
one day move away-
And at another time, on another spring day-

I’ll look at the blooms, and wish she were still
To play, in the blooms again, as if they were
once again new found.

The children grow up, and lose the innocence
of imagination of play-
But, I’ll still see them, in the blooms, on any
given spring day.

The springtime came and the bulbs
began to sprout-
It had happened for the last 21 years,
so I had no doubt.




Three New

1. Toy.
2. Idea.
3. Book.
Always a need-
To find one and read.

To Clean The Air For A Special Celebration (2015)

It’s that time of the year when we are about to enter into the holiday season.

Immediately after the Labor Day weekend, the feeling begins.


Decorations come to mind, and instead of spring cleaning, it’s another time

to get cleaned up for those holidays.


The pumpkins will begin to come out and all of the holiday scents. We’ll

decorate our yards, in the midst of raking all of those falling leaves.

We’ll begin to make lists. Parties and festivals come to mind. Once it gets

started there is no end until after the New Year.


As with every holiday, cleaning is required. No one wants to host a special

event with leftover dust from the summer.


Which brings to mind what happened last week. China put on a special event

to highlight their military. A celebration of their victory of WWWIII. The parade

included soldiers and all of their military equipment, that shined in the sun. What

was even more remarkable is the clean air. This is not the norm, for everyday



What was even more amazing is what they did to ensure that they had a smog free

day. They cleaned house in a way that is unusual, to say the least. For two weeks they

shut down almost everything.


And we are not talking about just major stuff, we are talking about just about everything.

The shops, the factories, and everything else that makes the smog a daily event.


Surely after the parade was over, the smog was turned back on again. No regulations is

the normal. Many citizens wear masks, all year long. If only they could be smog free all the



“To cleanup for a good reason-

As we enter into the autumn season.”


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