Counting

Counting

She marks the days off the calendar until her wedding day,
And the father counts the cost of this investment for the
Day he will be a proud grandfather while the mother
Counts the number of guests who said they would arrive.
The bridegroom counts the days he will be with his bride
After the day and night of the marriage ceremony.
The guests count how far they will need to fly to get
To that location, and how much the hotel room will cost.
The caterer counts the guest list to arrive at how much
Food and beverages to prepare for the wedding reception,
And the minister puts the wedding date on his calendar.
The photographer consults with the bride to arrive at the
Kind and the number of photos to record the unique event.
The florist counts the kinds of flowers according to the
Color theme, and she makes sure all the flowers are fresh.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Sun and Rain

Sun and Rain

As I looked through the window, the sun came
From behind some clouds and the ground was
Bathed with light.

The grass was greener, and I could see spots
On the glass that needed to be cleaned.

The darker clouds covered the sun, the wind
Blew the trees around and raindrops that hit
The glass made the spots on the window
Disappear, as if they washed away anything
That needed to be done, but was too hard
Or difficult to deal with.

Then I felt the rain come through the window.
And I wiped by eyes with my hand.

There is so much more I could do, or should
Have tried to do, but some things are hard
To deal with.

Sometimes I need the sun to see the start
Of a new day, and the green grass,
But I like to see the rain, too.

The grass gets greener, and the water cleans
The spots off the windows.

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Peeling Boots

Peeling Boots

What is a man supposed to do
with boots that are starting to peel,
especially after the boots had
been given a new set of hard heals?
Forgetting the boots is hard.
So how does a cowboy need to feel?

They have been around 10 years,
and worked in the dark and the light.
The boots have checked out ladies,
including the one who’s now my wife.
They have walked me through the rain,
and always stayed black and bright.

What is a man supposed to do
with boots that are starting to peel?
Take a day off, look around some,
and find boots with a good deal.

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Eye to Eye

Editor’s Note: I tried to write something for Valentine’s Day this year, and this is a start of something.

Eye to Eye

repeating musical rhythm track)
(words are spoken)
I thought I was the only one you called your man,
working every day to carry out a plan, and
I try real hard to make you happy as I can,
but this is hard for me to really understand.
I want to do more than just hold your hand.

(repeating musical rhythm track)
(words are spoken)
I heard from friends you were out with another guy,
and then you denied it with what some call a lie.
You know I will love you until the day I die,
but all I want to know is why, why, why?
I want us to keep our love stay eye to eye.

(repeating musical rhythm track)
(words are spoken)
On this very special Valentine’s Day,
I have a special message I want to convey,
even though it’s cloudy and skies are gray.
I would like you know I want you to stay,
even though it’s hard to believe what you say.

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Tough Enough?

Tough Enough?

Are you tough enough to survive today?
Are you too old to brave the freezing cold?
Do you take action on your own or are you told?
Are you too young to be told how it’s done?
Are you too bummed to know when to have fun?
Can you focus on issues or be fooled by “fake news”?
Is your choice of music trending toward the blues?
How far do you drive after you start the car?
Do you go into surgery and expect a big scar?
Do you get mad at rearranged shelves at the store?
Do you pay someone to do household chores?
Do you feel safe to enter a crowded elevator?
Do you worry about bed bugs in a theater?
Are you tough enough to survive today?

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Snake in the Grass

Snake in the Grass

When things go wrong, we
feel sad, mad, and wonder
if thing would have been
better if we had…
looked over to the other
side of the fence.

They say the grass is
always greener on the
other side of the fence,
because of the water or
maybe the way the sun
illuminates the individual
blades of grass.
Beware of this illusion, for
there is a snake that
crawls, camouflaged, as it
moves up a tree to get a
better view of its next
potential victim near the
white points of the picket
fence.

 

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Pieces of the Puzzle

Pieces of the Puzzle

We are all related to each other.
If by needs, marriage or by blood,
And it has been that way since Noah
Saved all Mankind from the flood.
There’re few physical differences,
Including the colors of the face.
Boundary lines are drawn from
Historical events that happen someplace.
We all want to be different in some way,
So we can have a certain identity.
But why do the differences demand
People treat each other differently?
There are limited natural resources used
As we live each day on this earth,
And we need more of these things
As we grow from our day of birth.
There’re plenty of problems to solve,
But there are many solutions, too.
All the pieces of the puzzle are connected,
And a better day can only start with you.

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Branded

Branded

Your heart has been branded
by the mark of your lover,
and though you are now apart,
your heart is broken.
I can heal the hurt since
your brand is on my heart.

 

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The show must go on

The show must go on

Where do you think you’re going,
with your wheels spinning round and round?
Do you know what good choices to make,
or are you lost and can’t be found?
You say this is what you want to do,
or is this just another need?
Is this just a meal for you, or
is this a hunger you have to feed?
You smile and put on a fantastic show
but your façade hides your many fears.
When the lights go down, and people go
You spend time with your tears.
I know what you are going through,
since I’ve been in that place before.
I checked my frown, and put on the
smile as I walked out that door.
It’s alright for you to make mistakes,
but don’t get hurt hitting the floor.
I’ve hit the ground myself once or twice.
Get over all that pride, get up, stand up,
and if you need it, get a bag of ice.

 

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

I look around, and time
goes by in a blink of an eye,
and it’s hard to believe what
I have seen.
I feel like I’ve lived 100 lives
in one, and each carnation
is a different reality, yet each
one somehow seems the same.
This chameleon changes the camouflage
to survive, with tan to the sand
and white with the snow.
Yet I know that it’s me in
those pictures taken long ago.
My journey continues, with each
day different than the one
before, building on the knowledge
and experience gained
in each of the past lives.

 

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