Temporary Trumpet

Temporary Trumpet

The green leaves of the Hibiscus rise above
the blades of grass like a skyscraper,
and a lone bloom announces God’s glory
through the spectrum of bright
yellow to ruby red petals.
Other parts are exposed to reveal a
practical beauty. The music made can
be heard in the wind as the
trumpet basks in the warmth
of the afternoon sun. By the next morning,
the instrument is silenced because the
notes are folded in the petals. The bloom will
fall after another trumpet sounds.

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Country Road

Country Road

Many good songs have been written about me,
But this is the way it is, the reality.
I have a broken yellow line in the middle,
And the line goes to infinity on the flat land.
My name has a directional letters and numbers
That grow bigger the farther away from town.
The pavement is patched from seasonal changes,
And shoulders are softer with dirt and culverts.
Other country roads are parallel to me, and
Sometimes drivers need to stop at intersections.
In the spring, colorful wildflowers grow by the
side of the road before rows of corn are planted.
When it rains, the big drops fall hard, and it stops
As soon as it starts, leaving a rainbow over the fields.
I like to feel the small tires of children’s bicycles
As they take time to enjoy a bright summer day.
The wind blows through trees that grow away from
The pavement, and in the fall, leaves blanket me.
Sometimes in the early morning, a thick fog rolls in
and drivers have a hard time following me, but by
noon, the sun burns the misty clouds away.
I think the reason why songs are composed about me,
Is because I’m a simple way for people to get home.

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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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