I’m Dead

Editor’s Note: I did really get one of these letters from an insurance company that I have been paying into for years as a death benefit, and after a call to a customer service rep., the situation was quickly cleared. All the documentation needed was the statement at the bottom of their letter, “I am not dead!” signed with the date. I mailed the letter out the next day, after I made a copy of it, for my records.

I’m Dead

I got a letter in the mail this weekend,
and I was surprised to what it said.
The notice was addressed to my estate, and
it was checking to see if I was dead.
I really did wake up this morning, and
I do feel very much alive.
I have been through some rough times in
my life, not sure if I would survive.
I don’t have much of any estate, and
think I still have much to give.
My potential is exponential the
longer I live.
I need to call the insurance company
on Monday to set the record straight.
I really don’t need a letter from that
sort of company to determine my fate.
I could be an optimist, and view this
as a second chance.
All this is a time to have a good
long and healthy laugh.
I know for a fact that thousands
of guys share my similar name,
and that some person who made
a typographical error is to blame.
All this can also be a lesson
not take each day for granted.
I should live each moment with a
special meaning and each hour
while they all last.

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For Grandma

For Grandma

You’d think that you should
have solved your problems at 81,
but the world keeps spinning,
and your feet are on the run.
At your age you should relax,
enjoy life, smile and have fun;
but the new day arrives
and the job of living has begun.
The hours bring new challenges
and you face them as they come.
The sun sets the scene for
a chance to get the dishes done.
You get a few moments to rest
And expect some kind of reaction.
You are always trying to keep
the family together as one.
Your efforts are not forgotten
by your loving wordy grandson.

 

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A Real Rock and Roll Love Song

A Real Rock and Roll Love Song

I would like to get to know you better,
but I really think I should go.
My short break is almost over, and I
need to get ready for another show.
I have a good feelng about you, and you
have changed me more than you know.
On stage, I sing my songs to the fans,
and I feel the heat from the lights.
On this tour, I sing the same songs
in a different city every night.
I like to be with the guys on the road,
and work hard to make things right.
But there is restless feeling in my heart,
a sense something needs to change.
In spite my musical talent or ability,
I know that thing won’t happen on stage.
It’s the time away from this place
I know that neeeds to be rearranged.
After what little time I had with you,
you may be the answer to my prayers.
I am surounded by those who need me,
but I need someone who really cares.
I put my feelings in these songs,
But some emotions are hard to share.
For some unexpected reason, these
feelings I have for you are strong.
So take these passes to the VIP
section; the concert won’t be long.
Listen to the words from my heart,
a real rock and roll love song.

 

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Burned Bagel

Burned Bagel

Burned my bagel in the toaster today,
but it was only black on the edges.
I was hungry and ate it anyway,
and my breakfast was salvaged.
I also had juice and hot tea,
and a serving of peach yogurt, too.
It was all good enough for me and
burnt bread won’t make my day blue.

 

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The Girl Next Door

Editor’s Note:  This subject is not original, and other poems or songs have been composed about it. This is my version of topic and is not intend to take the place of other copyrighted materials with the same or similar title.

The Girl Next Door

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.
Well I’m married now and I love my wife,
And have two children who love me, too;
But times I look at the kids growing up,
And my heart starts to feel a little blue
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

We had just moved in, and I was 9 or 8,
I can’t remember now, but it was my fate.
She might have had curly blonde hair,
And we shared a squeaky backyard gate.
It was so long ago, I can’t think of her name,
But I loved her and she loved me the same.
I would be going her house to play games,
I was sad when the day we moved came,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

I didn’t want to leave, but Dad had to go,
I can’t really remember why, though.
I never saw her again as I grew up,
But the memories of her are so bold.
There have been other girls since then,
But the first one is the only one when
I could say I really had a girlfriend.
I didn’t want the good times to end
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

My baby girl is cute and turning 10.
She says at school she has a boyfriend.
As a dad, I’m not sure how this will end,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

 

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Listen to the Leaves

Listen to the Leaves

L i s t e n t o t h e l e a v e s, so s i l e n t
and q u i e t.
There are no secrets in the jungle
because there are so many leaves,
and they listen to the movements of
the animals. They know the
direction of the wind, when it blows.
Tap the knowledge from
the leaves, and wisdom will flow
like water through the roots
entrenched in
the wild, deadly bush country.
L i s t e n t o t h e l e a v e s.

 

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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Within the folds of my brain,
thousands of bits of ideas rapidly race
simultaneously in random directions playing
hide and seek from electronic file keepers, whose
job it is to tame concepts long enough to put
them into memory cells so complete ideas
can be expressed by some
medium externally.

The problem is my
body feels it’s time for bed, and I need my sleep.
Instead of counting sheep, I just rest,
hoping my thoughts would
get their act
together and quit
playing games.

 

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A New You

A New You

You can comb your hair,
Brush your teeth and wash
Your body; all well and good,
But to cleanse your soul, you
Need to have more than a
New custom paint job and
a high-gloss wax coat.

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End of a Movie

End of a Movie

I’m on my horse, on the run,
got to get to Kansas or Missouri.
Don’t say I was here, ’cause I
got to get there in a hurry.
There’s this man called the law,
and he doesn’t believe I’m
innocent of what I just saw.
Being free can only bring hope
he doesn’t catch up with me
and put me at the end of a rope.
At least you know I’m alive,
but just go back to your plow.
I love you, and need you, but,
Mother, I have to go now.

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Lane violation

Lane violation

So, you think you are
Queen of the Road, and
can go wherever you want.
You never can go slow.

But if you stay on your side
of that yellow line,
I’ll stay on mine.
You can go your way,
and, Babe, I’ll be fine.
We don’t need any lane violations
on the Highway of Love.

When we cross the mark,
one of us always gets hurt.
Bodies connect and collide,
and we end up in the dirt.

But if you stay on your side
of that yellow line,
I’ll stay on mine.
You can go your way,
and, Babe, I’ll be fine.
We don’t need any lane violations
on the Highway of Love.

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