Entries from December 2013 ↓

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Pastor was coming, Now what should we do? Where did we put it? Not one of us knew. We frantically looked; We searched high and low. It had to be somewhere, Just where did it go? The whole family’s searched. It’s somewhere around. Before he gets here, It’s got to be found. He hasn’t been […]

Nice Try

The father had two sons Of whom he was so proud. One son was too quiet. The other one too loud. The quiet one from birth Was real pessimistic. But the happy loud boy Was too optimistic. Billy, the optimist, Saw each day as a game. Joey, the pessimist, Thought all days were the same. […]

Christmas Letter

Each year we send a family letter, by now you’ve guessed the reason, We like to brag about our deeds to celebrate the season. This time we wondered what would happen if we just shared the truth, Of how this year has really been though it may not be couth. Farming certainly has been tough; […]

Warm Love

Shirley was a timid child, Such a ragged little waif. She hung around the mission Because that’s where she felt safe. Her parents let her wander, They just didn’t seem to care. As long as they could claim her When they went to draw welfare. She lived in Old Shantytown, Just a bunch of makeshift […]

Christmas Make-Believe

I remember when the manger scene Was real as it could be. I’d gaze at it for hours Beneath our Christmas tree. I would babysit for Mary So that she could get some rest, And place the wise men and the shepherds Where they could see the best. I fed all of the animals, The […]