Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The House on Sunset Beach

You can stay inside
And watch the tide
Or catch up on your reading
Or go outside
And dance the tide
And watch the seagulls feeding
You can walk the dunes
All afternoons
It that’s within your plans
Or comb the beach
For shells in reach
And build castles in the sand
You can fish the pier
All day, all year
If that’s your cup of tea
Or sit and stare
In your beach chair
To see what you can see
There is so much more
Down at the shore
That I just can’t list each
When you arrive
You’ll come alive
At the house on Sunset Beach

Mdailey 9/29/09

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Charity Walk

We attended a charity event on my birthday last Monday. There was a golf tournament for those that play (I don't as of yet) and a 3 mile walk for those that don't play golf. Pat and I choose the walk. The first hundred yards or so of the walk was lined with pink flags with names on them. We were told that those on the right side were cancer victims that had passed and those on the left were still in the fight. It was a great day for golf or a walk and the event raised a lot of money for the charity. Following the walk, I started composing my own tribute to the event. I thought I would try something different and see if I could compose something with only two syllables in each line. Here it is.

Pink Flags/Blue Shirts

Blue shirts
Pink flags
We walk
Time drags
Names named
Prayer’s said
Some here
Some dead
We can’t
Loved ones
Not yet

Pink Flags
Blue shirts
Why walk
Heart hurts
Too soon
Too young
Lives lost
We can’t
Those gone
Not yet

Mdailey 09/16/09

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Turtle in the Road

Driving home one day I saw
A turtle in the road
Thinking back a day or two
Of flat frogs and flat toads
I thought I must do something
To save this helpless turtle
If he gets hit and squished I fear
His insides will just squirtle
And there will be some turtle parts
From one gutter to the other
And thoughts of those flat turtle parts
Made me stop and shutter
So I stopped the car
And went over to him
Thinking of ponds and
Where he could swim
But he pulled in his legs
And pulled in his head
Did not move an inch
But just sat there instead
So I had to reach down
And take hold of his shell
He was covered in moss;
All green and did smell
But I picked him up
Put him back in the grass
Got back in the car
And away we did pass
My wife said that’s great
But no buts, ifs, or ands
When we get back home
You had best wash those hands

Mdailey 09/05/09

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my wife's birthday

Here’s wishing you a birthday wish
A home-made cake, a lover’s kiss
A day that you can spend with friends
From sunrise till the sunset ends
This is just my way to say
Hope you have a glorious day