A TRIP BACK HOME!

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A TRIP BACK HOME!

I took my love back home

To meet my kin,

You’ll never guess

What happened then!

 

Ma was on the front porch,

As was her habit,

Canning beans and knitting,

All while skinning a rabbit,

 

Pa was out back,

Dancing a jig,

While sharing a jug

With a one-eyed pig,

 

Things went plum crazy

After that,

My love met Uncle Clem

With his coonskin hat,

 

Things were jest fine

Til Clem tipped his cap,

And my love saw the raccoon

Was still a living chap!

 

My love skedaddled,

It’s half past noon,

Tell her I love her

And to come back soon!   😊

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!

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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!

I don’t want to go home for Christmas,

There is no peace at home,

I’d rather visit Panama’s Isthmus,

Or drive dog sleds up at Nome,

 

It’s not I don’t love my family,

All my uncles, aunts, and their brats,

But I just want some peace this year,

That is where I’m at,

 

But I love my nephews and niece,

And enjoyed their laughter in the past,

Maybe I shouldn’t choose peace,

They’re growing up so fast,

 

And my aunt’s fruitcake “brick,”

Oh, I love her so,

But what’s her recipe trick,

It’s a big “ho ho NO!”

 

And then, there’s my dear grandma,

Such bad health in the past,

Who knows, now, if I don’t go,

This could be her last,

 

So, yes, I’ve changed my mind,

You will find me this year at home,

I choose love over peace,

Maybe, next year, I’ll choose Nome!   😊

THE OLD FLY SWATTER

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THE OLD FLY SWATTER

Granny rocked on the porch

With her old fly swatter,

And she did something bad,

She really hadn’t ought-er!

 

A fly had landed on Pappy’s head,

And when she spied where it was at,

Granny flicked the fly swatter

With a mighty KER-SPLATT!

 

Old Pappy jumped up and said,

“Why’d you hit me on my head?”

“You disturbed my nap

And that poor creature is dead!”

 

“Old man,” Granny said,

“Beware, this is true,”

“I wasn’t aiming at the fly,

I aimed to hit you!”   😊

I WOULD DO ALL FOR YOU!

cat

I WOULD DO ALL FOR YOU

If you were scared all through the night,

I’d stay up and hold you tight!

I would do

All for you!

 

If you were barfing on the floor,

I’d hold your hair back while you do more!

I would do

All for you!

 

If your diseased yak was really sick,

I’d take it to a vet so quick!

I would do

All for you!

 

I’d go barefoot across hot coals,

And streak “bare glutes” across both poles!

I would do

All for you!

 

But I won’t change the litter box for your cat!

Please don’t ask me to do that!

I won’t do

ALL for you!   😊

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

heart on beach

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

If home is where the heart is,
Then, I’m at home with you.
No matter where you go.
No matter what you do!

Because you have my heart,

It travels with you,

Though we are apart,

We are still one, not two.

So, we will be together,
Please know that it is true,
I’m home with you whether
You’re here or Timbuktu!   🙂