This past year 2015.


Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Out with the old and in with the new.

This year has finally come to an end
and with it I made many new friends
new events and new scenery and places to walk
meeting other people who like to talk
about ponds and hiking and getting outside
viewing Nature and the beauty she provides
working out at the gym along with others the same
wanting to get our bodies in shape
to be able to do all these wondrous things
and live life to fullest the best way we know how
and the time to do this has to be now.
for life can play some terrible tricks
and things can get in a bit of a fix
as things don’t always work out the way
and we often put off to another day
working on this or attending to that
and often having to take the flack
for things that are not always our fault
at which point as a last resort
we go back to the gym or take a long walk
to work off the frustration that it has brought.

Sometimes things just can’t be fixed
especially if someone is very sick
and they turn for the worst and then they die
and in our hearts we ask ourselves why
how is it we can lose our friends
or parents or pets  who to the end
have lived on this earth the same as we
with lives no different that we can see
and yet they got sick and then they died
why them you ask and why not me.
I guess in the big scheme of things
we all have a turn but who will decide
who lives, who dies who get sick or stays well
who goes to Heaven or who goes to Hell.

We are ready to start a brand new year
hoping it brings nothing but cheer
good health and happiness and riches too
or whatever it is that we each really want
with our own ideas of how to proceed
and hope that in everything we will have needs
and yet at the back of everyone’s mind
is a little doubt of the future and what it holds
for us individually and as a group
and what can we do, what steps so bold
to make sure that life for us will unfold
and for our friends and family too
and our pets who without a part is lost
as they enter our lives with nothing but love
all they need is the same for us to give.

One thing we can bet with our lives
that every morning the sun will rise
and as long as we are able to wake
then a good day we will be partake
for if in fact our number is up
and in the night death came our way
thinking of those we left behind
who in this race will carry on
until the time when they will be gone
we are born, we live and then we die
this scheme of things of which we are sure
and it will be for evermore.

Happy New Year.

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Every Day is a Good Day


What, you say, what makes this day
any different in any way
well, for starters, I awoke
which is the best known way to start the day.

I look around and check the room
two cats, five dogs all ready to play
get up, they say, for this is the way
we want to start every day.

I lay for a while my mind in a whirl
what day is this as my mind plays tricks
is it Sunday or Monday or some other day
I’ll figure it out along the way
as we get ready to start another day

At the age seventy-six, life has a way of playing tricks.
If for some reason, my eyes do not open
when normally they should, I would have to assume that
in the night, my soul has gone for good.

Where it has gone I would not know
neither would I assume, that all my life
there has not been strife enough to suggest
that at the very best
where will I have eternal rest

No, it may well be that in my life
I have done enough good to equal the strife
created over the years.

So, if in the morning, I do not wake
will it be because of mistakes that over the years
I have made. or will it be that my time is up
and this old body has suffered enough
and is taking its final rest.

Ah, you say, what a beautiful day
the sun shines bright giving us light
to do the things that life holds for us
on this, another day.

Let’s see, what day is this, I have to think
about the things that I need to do. If I don’t get
the days correct, then a mess I will be in, that’s true

Well, I have finally figured out the day
and the things to do along the way
like feed my pets as I usually do
make breakfast for me and coffee too
like I have done many times before
same old things, but who keeps score
as long as I wake in the usual way
then every day is a beautiful day.

Life is beautiful. Enjoy it…