Sunday, July 4, 2010

To Fly like ...

The wind is blowing
The leaves are swirling
No one can walk to the beach
Without putting their arms up
To fly like a plane
That's what I do
Even at this age

Tonight the crackers come out
The wrappers so pretty and nice
Torn with wild excitement
Young boys and their dreams

The stands are just a bit down the road
We pass them all year
Only this week they are alive
The signs are telling me
Go here Go there

We bought too much
More than last year
I hope the wind dies down
We have plans to enjoy
The colors of the night
As they jump over the water
And into the sand

I will have a beer near by
A pony in my hair
The cats and dogs
Will be tucked away
Under a bed or a chair

Tonight will be a good memory
If only the darn wind will
Let us do our thing

So here's to the 4th
What I do is relax
Tomorrow my young man
Will clean up what he missed

I will thank the stars above
That the house and the trees
Survived one more time

And, the stand will be closed
Past by for almost a year
Til next time I stand
And select colors for my sky

~ JC ~

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Helen said...

How incredibly lovely ... the perfect 4th of July story. Happy Birthday America!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Wonderful words about our Independence Day! Hope your 4th is a happy one!

Really pretty picture in your header!

Feral Female said...

Very lovely!!

Darlene said...

What a GREAT poem!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful 4th!♥

Brian said...

That was really terrific and I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Remington said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

signed...bkm said...

Very nice Magpie, hope you have a wonderful 4th..bkm

Brian Miller said...

nice. hope the winds died and you had a great time...nice write...all the details we need to be right there with you...

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderfully descriptive magpie! Love it!

kathew said...

written so well-we were all there with you!

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals