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Flotsam and Jetsam

 

Flotsam and Jetsam

Adrift on the sea

Some is deliberate

Others carefree.

 

Riding the currents

No motor or sail

Hoping for fair winds

And that peace will prevail.

 

We ride the waves

The seas are our world

For we are the Jetsam

And Flotsam unfurled.

 

Peace is the goal

As each wave hits its peak

Wonders appear

It is of this that we speak.

 

Together we soar

Or together we drown

Each brother and sister

Will never back down.

 

The future is bright

If we make a pact

Here in this moment

We just have to act!

 

 

She said! It said.

 

I had a thought to write it down

But dictation is my way

I know this sounds so silly but

I want to have my say!

 

The trough is tight and round

But the horse is in the way

It’s just a personal silly gut

And that’s the way we play.

 

I know that I speak properly

I’ve studied don’t you know

But something is peculiar

I never mentioned snow!

 

We got the tickets dropping

He tried we think you know

But things are so particular

For playing in the snow.

 

I think it’s a conspiracy

My computer’s taken charge

It isn’t typing what I say

The problem here is large!

 

We know there is collusion

People should discharge

And then the silly little chips

In computers will recharge.

 

I fear I’m losing my home ground

I cannot fight this war

Please remember that I tried

As I walk out the door!

 

We have done it, chips arise

The mistress we abhor

Has gone and left us free

She walked right out the door!

Witty Ditty

 

 

This ditty writing really

Is just to pass the time

I know it is quite silly

That everything must rhyme

 

That’s the way I am I guess

I’ve heard it said of me

I have my quirks I must confess

But they’re what make me, me

 

I’ve been told that I am driven

I hope it isn’t so

I’m just a person, that’s a given

Who knows it’s time to go.

Death of a Flake

 

 

He swirls into the room

Unmindful of the stares

People stepping back

He goes where he would

Oblivious to all

But his own desires.

But then,

Something ahead

He turns

Perhaps in fear

And falters

Slowly he succumbs

Down he drops

Darting left

Twisting right

Is there no escape?

Will no one help?

Alone he falls,

Alone he dies.

A single flake of snow

Fireside.

His House

 

When I was a child

I dutifully prayed,

And went to church

Every week.

I learned about God

His son and the Ghost

And the way I needed

To live.

In time I learned more

And questioned the past.

My relationship grew

With God.

Wherever we are

There is never just one

We are His Church

I have learned.

We all stand together,

One voice raised to the sky

Whether inside or out

He is there.

In my heart He resides

And teaches me still.

His community of love

Will live on.

Animal Crime?

 

Discriminately speaking,

Said the possum from bed,

There’s a fly on the wall

And I think that’s he’s dead!

 

How can I sleep

Surrounded by crime?

Murder and mayhem

Time after time!

 

There’s much to be done

To save all our lives.

But first clean the wall

It’s giving me hives.

 

Doctor, oh Doctor

Have you got a cure?

Things are not right

Of this I am sure!

 

There’s a wolf at my door

And he wants to get in!

He wants me for dinner,

And his cooking’s a sin.

 

Now the rabbits are fine

Not a hair out of place.

Which makes me suspicious

I think there’s a case.

 

Fraud and deceit,

They play all the time.

I don’t trust the cuteness

I think it’s a crime.

 

How weary my soul

With this evil about.

I’ll go back to sleep

And cover my snout!

 

 

 

 

 A Birdie Sings

A silly little bird

Is flitting round my brain.

I fear it may do damage

My memories it may drain.

 

But wait a bit I’ve got it wrong

So typical of me.

The silly tit’s a song

And he’s singing just for thee.

 

The words go back and then go forth

Just like a bird in flight.

I hear the tune so clearly now

My memories they are tight.

 

I love the song this birdie sings

A gentle misty tune.

If only all could hear his song

Of peace and love and soon!

Nonsense!

 

Silly stepped

In silken shoes

While Jolly

Jumped a jet.

Funny fled a funeral

Cuz there really

Was no fun.

Witty walked on water

As he whisked

Himself away.

Humour hunkered down

At home but still

We’re holding hope.

Now Crazy crashed

A cop car and Corny

Curdled cream.

Foolish tackled Funny

As they fought for

Finder’s fees.

And Dizzy’s feeling

Dastardly as

She dips on down

The drive.

Daft is doing

Dizzy’s lunch,

There’s more

I have a hunch.

So to end this

Silly stunt

I have one thing

To say:

Smile and laugh

Each every day

And hate will stay

away.

Beware

All Hallow’s Eve

 Is a cold night to ponder.

To think of the dead,

Of how they might wander.

 

The kids dress as ghosts

And dragons and such.

Adults hand out candy

With a delicate touch.

 

But if you believe,

There is more to this night.

Ghosts in the shadows,

Just out of sight.

 

The Dead walk the street

With nary a care.

Because you are too busy

And so unaware!

 

Don’t look behind!

A hand is outstretched!

You think I am kidding?

That this is farfetched?

 

A flicker of movement!

Just out of sight!

The locals are stirring, so

Beware of this night!

                                                 

 

 

 

Errant Thoughts

 

An errant thought crept up on me

I didn’t have a chance.

It made me climb a big old tree

And pushed me off a branch!

 

Then I waded in a pool

With mud and creepy crawlies.

Something wrapped around my leg

How somethings’ get their jollies!

 

Please! Oh please! Just let me out!

Let my thoughts be nice

A hunk of cheese, a glass of wine

Perhaps leave out the mice!

 

But I fear, it’s not to be

My thought is on a bender

It thinks of things I’d never do!

Could I just surrender?

 

Bungee jumping from a plane?

I think that thought is crazy!

Deep sea diving and no mask?

The world is getting hazy!

 

I was startled from the thought,

Alarms began to squawk!

Now the world is settling down

It’s just my bedside clock!