Da grill is gone

Da grill is gone

Da grill is gone, oh, da grill is gone
It’s not hea no mo, da grill is gone.
We has ourselves some barbeques,
Eat some chicken and drink some beers,
An then the boys played the blues,
But now, da grill is gone.

Da grill is gone, oh, da grill is gone
It’s not hea no mo, da grill is gone.
We gots the coals to glow red hot.
People came smiles on their faces,
A sweet sauce covered da food,
A secret recipe I tell you not.
But now, da grill is gone.

Some ole thief took it from the back yard.
The family’s takenit pretty dern hard.
Our friends don’t come to visit no mo.
They say git a new one from the stor,
But I made the last one from scratch,
And it built like the Titanic, to last.
Da grill is gone, oh, da grill is gone
It’s not hea no mo, da grill is gone.

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Wizard’s Words

Wizard’s Words

When you find the Horn of Feguela,
play the two tenor tones in tune,
and the mountains will move to reveal
where the gods were born.
There are several forgeries of the horn,
and only the original will move
the mountains the proper way.
The fakes will play the wrong sounds
and then the gates of hell will be exposed
releasing more death and destruction.
I have heard the Wild Women of the East
have a horn, and they will reveal it for a price.
For some mortals the price is too much,
and they never return.
Your journey to find the beginning of us
could be the end of us.

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Fences

Fences

 

Fences are made to keep people in.
and fences are made to keep people out
when the differences of the two groups
is so bad that their security is in doubt.

Fences are made so people don’t get out
and fences are made so people don’t get in.
The fences can, in time, be cleared away,
and only then the two groups’ healing begins.

 

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Cinderella Syndrome

Cinderella Syndrome

Wishes can come true.
It can happen to you,
But be careful what your wish for.
Cinderella wanted to go to the ball
instead of cleaning and doing chores.
She got her wish and met her prince,
But a time was set to leave the floor.
For every big change, a condition is
created for anything to last.
Don’t follow the new rules and
you will be condemned to the past.
Risk-takers do much to level the odds,
and will work to make wishes
come true if the shoe fits.

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Shaping clouds

 Shaping clouds

 

I wish I would build a staircase to the sky
and shape the clouds as they rolled by.
I wish I could swim like the fishes in the sea
and stay under water they way they breathe.
I wish people would respect and care for each
other and there would be no hate forever.
My wishes are my dreams, but I look out the
window and see now they are not the reality.
One side has more power, more men and better
guns, but did this side have a victory won?

 

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All we can do

All we can do

All we can do is the best that we can
while we change our minds as fast as our plans.
There will be decisions we call mistakes along the way,
and the lessons learned help with life’s games we play.
Some will lie to our face and we wonder why and
if we should give a chance to trust another try.
All we can do is the best that we can.

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Wings of Revolution

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Wings of Revolution

 

It has been calculated the air disturbance
from the movement of a Monarch butterfly’s
wings on one side of the world could theoretically
cause a cyclone on the opposite side of the world.
They call this the Butterfly Effect.
If one good deed is done to an stranger one time
and one place, then the wings of revolution could
spread exponentially to change another people’s
lives  in other countries.  There are millions of
Monarch butterflies, and there should be a billion
smiles started with a few gifts of time and compassion.

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Just Sing the Blues

Just Sing the Blues

Sometimes the times are bad.
Sometimes the times are good
Sometimes things don’t turn out
Like we think they should.
When they get that way,
There’s one thing to do.
Put your pain into words,
And just sing the blues.

She walking in the pouring rain,
With a beat-up suitcase in her hand,
Going down another dusty road
Trying to get away from her man.
Soon she’ll go back to him,
When she gets those low-down blues.
She’ll wear a big hole in her heart
And feel it in her worn-our shoes.
The lady will have the “I can’t
Live without you blues.”

Sometimes the times are bad.
Sometimes the times are good
Sometimes things don’t turn out
Like we think they should.
When they get that way,
There’s one thing to do.
Put your pain into words,
And just sing the blues.

He had a big problem last night
When they got into a big-ass fight.
The words she heard then were
Making her feel a little up tight.
But he’ll get back to her
When he gets those low-down blues.
The man will know how much to pay
For the get the loving soon dues.
The guy will have the “I can’t
Live without you blues.”

Sometimes the times are bad.
Sometimes the times are good
Sometimes things don’t turn out
Like we think they should.
When they get that way,
There’s one thing to do.
Put your pain into words,
And just sing the blues.

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Friday Morning Blues

Friday Morning Blues

It’s 7:57, and I need to be at work at 8.
My boss will mad at me if I’m late, again.
He pretends, but doesn’t care all.
I don’t need to be there for that conference call.
I’d rather be some place other than my desk at work.
Having a big trust fund would not hurt me at all.
I’d have a ball, y’all.
I can’t be the person they expect me to be
Until I get my first cup of hot coffee.
It’s Friday, the last day of the week.
Traffic is backed up; I can’t cross the street.
All the stoplights seem to turn red.
I think I should have just stayed in bed.
Then I walk through the door with my company smile.
I then I get paid to work for a little while
All this will change when I get back home.
I get a beer or two and then get stoned.

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YOLO

Editor’s Note:  One thing I have learned as an English teacher is that language is constantly evolving, with inspiration from new technology and social trends.  For a good list of texting terms, click here,  JIC (Just In Case) you aren’t up to speed with the times.

YOLO(1)

IDR(2) if you would take a chance,
if it came to you. They happen WYLEI (3)
BME(4), some PPL(5) don’t take advantage of
the situation when they CLD(6), and they
get left behind in the RW(7).
WIBNI(8)  if PPL(6)  would live like YOLO(1) .
@TEOTD (9) what have you done
to make it better for you and your family?
You can control your future by what you do
and when it happens.  NALOPKT (10)
AFAIC(11) you need to live like YOLO(1)

___________________

(1) You Only Live Once
(2) I Wonder
(3) When You Least Expect It.
(4) Based On My Experience
(5) People
(6) Could
(7) Real World
(8) Wouldn’t It Be Nice
(9) At The End Of The Day
(10) Not A Lot Of People Know That
(11) As Far As I’m Concerned

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