The doorbell rang so to the door I flew
3 children in costumes all said boo
They then did a double take, Santa? Is that you?
Ho Ho Ho I gave them a nod and wink
Well you tell me, what do you think?
Oh, look girls it’s Santa Claus the mom then said
I want a new doll said the witch with a hat on her head
I don’t want candy Santa I would like toys instead
Well ladies there are still 53 days until Christmas Eve
But I will give you each one these before you leave
I gave them each a bell from the shoe of an elf
And I suggested they put them at home on a shelf
I love Santa Claus I could hear one girl say to herself
Here comes a girl dressed like the Snow Queen
Ho Ho Ho, I wish you a very Happy Halloween
Stillness shattered by a haunting thought
Wide-eyed before dawn his gut in a knot
He had hopes and dreams that he aspired to
But the coward’s way out was all that he knew
Desire burning in his heart and his mind
Chilling thoughts dart as his molars grind
Standing at the crossroads of darkness and light
Two futures appear one dark and one bright
Bright requires courage to be all you can be
Darkness requires nothing but games and TV
Small steps at first he moved into the light
And he now sleeps soundly all through the night
12 hours in the saddle and 8 in the sack
Then 11 more on the trail making my way back
From well before sun-up till well after dark
I rode long and hard without leaving a mark
Lush pastures fed my very heart and soul
Mountains and deserts took their toll
I planted many seeds all along my way
And they feed and haunt me now today
Why is it that I ride so hard and so long?
And why do I write these words for a song?
Why do I do all the things that I do?
For me it’s about to thine own self being true
Why is it that you do the things that you do?
Nothing is Owed
Emerging orange separates earth and sky
What sense is made of the who, what, when and why?
Wandering a mental maze as the miles whizz by
Highway mesmerized; a much lighter load
Contented; accepting that nothing is owed
Beaming smiles, a beacon of fun
Feeling content, in a job well done
Connected with Father and Son
Nurturing the good in new seeds sowed
Shining a light on how nothing is owed
Spreading light, dreaming dreams
Darkness vanquished in high beams
While joy is spread in social memes
Weed your garden, your lawn well mowed
Put fairy tales aside, know a toad is a toad
The journey ends, I’m where I should be
Catching up with the Mrs and her with me
With our eyes closed there’s so much that we see
Relax, breathe, disperse your load
Fulfilled by the giving, nothing is owed
How Do You Cover Your Sneeze
No one likes to get sick, not me, you, or anyone
So follow these tips to stay healthy and have some fun
Do you know where we should cough or sneeze? Atchoo!
We should do it in our elbow and there’s something else too
Our mouth has germs that fly out when we sneeze
So we trap them in our elbow so they don’t fly in the breeze
Washing our hands with soap also helps us to not get sick
Or we can use sanitizing wipes to kill germs really quick
Don’t put your fingers or pencils in your mouth or your nose
And if your nose gets runny use a tissue, then in the trash it goes
These are some very good tips to stay healthy and to be nice
What list do you think your name will be on, when I check it… twice
First Day of School
Only 3 times in 10 years have we been face to face
It makes me sad to think that that is the case
How many more times will you walk through my door?
Will it only be 3 or 6 times more?
We connect with the phone, Instagram, Facebook and such
But how many more times will I feel your touch?
I'm sitting here, pecking keys, thinking of you
Thankful; yet feeling some sadness too
Some work is like pushing a huge stone up a hill
Getting it done requires tremendous force of will
Other work is easy I get in a flow
And the job is complete the next thing I know
Flow don’t push I think is the lesson
But of course I don’t know, I’m only guess’n