Nemo and the Squirrels

A Ballad I’m a noble watchdog, valiant and kind,                                                                                              […]

Daffodils and Gemstones

Daffodils and Gemstones

Daffodils are the flower for March! If you were born this month, you are, by nature, as hopeful and joyful as the first flowers in spring and your gemstone is the aquamarine. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the daffodil represents unequaled love. Wow! And, the wind! March winds are fabled. Gusty, strong, unpredictable–they could […]

Wildlife

Wildlife

Wildlife Six squirrels, some robins, a rabbit or two— My backyard resembles a varied wildlife zoo. Snowbirds, titmice, cardinals, and doves— Lots of pretty feathered friends that everybody loves. But, wait! What is the matter with this pushing, scolding pair? Those rude and raucous bluejays are not inclined to share. The jays are bright and […]

The Prayer of Cyrus Brown

The Prayer of Cyrus Brown

  “The proper way for a man to pray,”     Said Deacon Lemuel Keyes, “And the only proper attitude     Is down upon his knees.” “No, I should say the way to pray,”     Said Rev. Doctor Wise, “Is standing straight with outstretched arms     And rapt and upturned eyes.” “Oh, no; no, no,” said Elder Slow,     “Such posture […]

Be Like the Frog

Be Like the Frog

  We all need encouragement now and then. Wherever we are in life, everyone faces dilemmas and difficult choices. Some experiences are painful, plain and simple. The important thing is not to give up.  I hope you get a chuckle and maybe a lift out of this poem I found a few years ago. The […]

Snow!

Snow!

It’s snowing in NWArkansas. How much or for how long? Weather sort of does its own thing; sometimes predictable, sometimes surprising; so, we’ll just have to wait and see. I thought this might be a good time to post another snow poem. Whether your day is snowy or sunny or somewhere in between, I hope […]

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