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My Favorite Things--A Poem for the New Year!
Looking back at the last decade, here's the stuff that got my hubby and me through it!
Sing along, unless of course you're too darn cool!
Family and friends giving big, warm embraces
Beach chairs with drink holders, rolling suitcases,
Flowers and foliage spring or fall brings…
These are a few of my favorite things.
Bruce Springsteen crooning his old, bad-ass ballads
Bread freshly baked and unusual salads
Cousin Mark's chocolate confections with nuts
Ready agreement; no ifs, ands, or buts!
TiVO and GPS, jpegs and Google
Post-tag-sale freebies that go beyond frugal
Specs within reach and on top of my head,
Stitching on fabric with bright, glitzy thread.
When the cold snaps,
When the wind stings,
When the kinfolk feud,
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't come unglued.
Fantasy baseball and buffalo nickels,
Donuts and cookies, egg salad with pickles,
Globetrots through cities, exploring on hikes,
These are the things that my dear hubby likes!
Drama and farce in theatrical settings
Bird on a shoulder and dogs thrilled by pettings
Chatting with Sam on a trip or by cell
Puzzles and challenges Carl thinks are swell.
When your butt's kicked,
When your luck stinks,
When it's all a chore,
It's good to remember that most people find
Perpetual cheer a bore!
Happy holidays and all good things in the new year!