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Are We Alike?
Lynda
Yukkaflats



 

I don't like peas and carrots, but maybe you do
I don't believe some things I see
But maybe you think their true

I love a slow walk as the day begins
but maybe you'd rather run
you may like the midnight moon
but I just love the sun

You may like the color black
but purples' the color for me
you may like diamonds and pearls
but flowers and birds I like to see

You may like loud music
crowds and the city life
but I love my little yard
with no worries and no strife

You may simply hate the rain
as it falls upon the ground
but I love to hear it fall
it makes the most wonderful sound

You may like to watch T.V.
but a nice bood is my idea of fun
you may like to stay up late
But I love to sleep when the day is done

So although we're different
we're really still the same
in all the things we say and do
we live, we love, we laugh, we cry
and God sees no difference in me and you



Spring
Ladystang
Ladystang's Cajun Ranch
Betty's 3Bs:  Border, Buttons & Bars 
Ain't Bee's Whimsy Holidays 

I awoke to the sweet smell of bluebonnets
this fine Saturday morn
Was more than just the aroma
twas lavender hues from which the flowers were born

I was aching to get away
take a long leisurely ride
o' re hill and dale
through the countryside

There were Indian paintbrushes
shades of orange and peach
soon it will be Spring
time for a trip to the beach

Indian blankets, showy pink primroses too
prickly pear cactus in full bloom
cool evenings to sit on the patio
and snuggle under the moon

Spring, the season of rebirth
seems all the critters are being born
birds chirping, mowers mowing
these sounds and sights 
I woke up to on Saturday morn.

Betty Schaub 2000


Thinking of Youth
Kathalise Martin

My New Site
My Other Site
My Post Card Shoppe


Sunlight filtering through oak trees large enough to hold you, 
yet built to enfold you. 
Sweltering heat rising from the bubbling blacktop; popping like pop corn in a  vat of oil. 
Tender feet hopping on one leg to get to the other side. 
Sweet breezes blowing through the tall pines along the dusty road that leads to home. Tadpoles swimming in the water left from the morning rain; 
cooling your dusty feet and making them whole again. 
A cattle guard to skip across, a flattened rock picked up to toss. 
A rope swing stirring in the noon day sun;  waiting for children, waiting for fun. 
An old collie dog born with no tail, slowly making his way up the trail. 
A whippoorwill's  call in the evening air, daddy coming home; 
we'll all be there. 
Supper time comes around a table of grace nothing fancy, no trim or lace. 
Heads bent, folded hands, praying for rain from the promised land. 
Crickets chirp, fire flies fly, kiss good night, feather beds to lie. 
Another day as the one before; aging
wishing for just one more. 
Kathalise Martin 
2/23/2000 
Original 
do not copy without 
express permission. 

 


THINGS I HAVE ENJOYED IN LIFE

Kathalise Martin

My New Site
My Other Site
My Post Card Shoppe


1. THE SMELL OF A NEW BORN BABY

2. THE SMELL OF FRESH CUT GRASS

3. THE SMELL OF RAIN IN THE AIR

4. THE SMELL OF BREAD BAKING

5. THE SMELL OF THE FIRST VIOLETS OF SPRING

6. THE SMELL OF A CLEAN SHIRT

7. THE SMELL OF A NEW CAR

8. THE SMELL OF A SMALL CHILDS NECK.

9. THE SMELL OF YOUR LOVER'S SWEAT.

10. THE SMELL OF NEW MOWN HAY

11. THE SIGHT OF A CHILD'S SMILE

12. THE SIGHT OF AN OLD PERSON'S SMILE

13. THE SIGHT OF A NEW BORN ANIMAL

14. THE SIGHT OF YOUR CHILD

15. THE SIGHT OF YOUR GRANDCHILD

16. THE SIGHT OF A SUNRISE

17. THE SIGHT OF A SUNSET

18. THE SIGHT OF AN OLD FRIEND

19. THE SIGHT OF A SOARING BIRD

20. THE SIGHT OF SIGHT.

21. THE SOUND OF YOUR CHILD'S LAUGHTER.

22. THE SOUND OF A LAWN MOWER

23. THE SOUND OF A WHIPPERWILL.

24. THE SOUND OF A BABY SLEEPING

25. THE SOUND OF YOUR LOVER'S BREATHING

26.THE SOUND OF CHURCH BELLS

27.THE SOUND OF WAVES CRASHING THE SHORE

28. THE SOUND OF SAWING WOOD

29. THE SOUND OF BARKING DOGS IN THE DISTANCE

30. THE SOUND OF SILENCE.

31. THE TASTE OF RAIN ON YOUR TONGUE

32. THE TASTE OF COTTON CANDY

33. THE TASTE OF COLD WATER

34. THE TASTE OF YOUR CHILD'S SKIN

35. THE TASTE OF YOUR LOVER'S LIPS

36. THE TASTE OF WATERMELON

37. THE TASTE OF EASTER CANDY

38. THE TASTE OF HOT COFFEE

39. THE TASTE OF STRAWBERRIES

40. THE TASTE OF LIFE.

FEB. 14, 2000
THESE THINGS ARE
THE THINGS I HAVE
ENJOYED. 
YOU MAY SHARE
THEM, BUT DON'T
COPY AS WRITTEN.
KATHALISE

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