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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History Lesson

History Lesson

There once was a popular king, not too long ago,
Who was thought to be able to converse with the gods
And was able to tell what the world was really like,
But the words he spoke were often in strange tongues,
Unlike any language in existence, so his closest advisors
Had the uncomfortable duty to interpret and re-interpret
What the popular king really meant to say so that his
Subjects could apply the meanings to their regular lives.
He was worshiped, and could do nothing wrong.  He
Was rich in every way, and gold was his standard from
The toilet he used to the fleet of cars he owned.
His wealth was gleamed from the people he taxed,
Leaving the lower classes believing they were rich
In the ideas he communicated with the Gods,
But the only way he could receive these messages
Was through the use of special royal medicines
Which he was alone allowed to use, by royal decree.
It was easy to see how others could believe,
For he was the King and could do or say no wrong.
He stayed alive too long, for the kingdom fell
Apart, and his people suffered broken hearts;
And those advisors tried to take advantage
Of their position were soon departed,
Until the day the King died, for he was killed
By one of his loyal followers, poor in spirit,
But rich in bullets which came from a gun,
And then the king was done.

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WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG

What you see is what you get.
I’m a work in progress; I’m not done yet.
Someday I’ll do something great, I bet.
What you see is what you get.

What you see is what you get.
It’s the only thing I know.
I plant my seeds in the garden
And watch the patch grow.
I work to use the right ways
As I dig the garden’s rows,
But sometimes I change direction
Depending on the way the wind blows.

What you see is what you get.
I’m a work in progress; I’m not done yet.
I’m catching butterflies in my net.
What to see is what you get.

 

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Ken and Barbie

Ken and Barbie

Literally conceived as adults, Ken, Barbie and friends
Have reached into the minds of thousands of children,
And despite being married million of times, the
Famous couples still have no children.  Yet they
Stay the same, with Barbie as a 50-year-old woman.
It must be the plastic surgery L.A. is famous for.
The first material couple continues to be in
Fashion with complimentary outfits and all the
Things needed for the perfect life.

 

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