Saturday, December 31, 2016

What I Need

TIME, that is what I really need is time.
To live this life and leave my past behind.
SMILE, that is what I need and it can be done.
To put on a smile and show it to everyone.
LOVE, that is what I need in my heart.
To embrace that feeling right from the start.
FRIEND, that is what I need is a friend.
Someone who will be there till the end.
PRAY, that is what I need is to pray.
To seek the Lord and call on him today.
PEACE, that is what I need is peace within.
I can find it when I let God come in.
LIFE, that is a gift I know is mine.
All I need to do is let it shine.



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hurry, Hurry

Toby bolted out the door and headed across the street.
He sped past Betty along the way.
"Hurry, Hurry!" Toby cried out.
"What's the rush?" Betty asked.
"It's going to be great." Toby proclaimed.
"There is a special event today."
"What is this special event?" Betty pleaded.
"No time to say, Toby said. "Come follow me"
Betty followed Toby through a playground.
They sped past Pete who stood nearby.
"What is the big rush?" Pete asked.
"Toby is off to see a special event." Betty replied.
"I am following him to find out what it is."
"Could it be the big Christmas parade tonight?" Pete asked.
"No, No," Toby shouted. "It's not a Christmas parade."
"Then, what is it? Pete asked again.
"No time to say," Toby called out. "Come follow me."
Pete and Betty followed Toby through the park.
They ran past Tiffany standing near a tree.
"Where are you going?" Tiffany asked.
"Toby is off to see a special event," Pete answered.
"We're coming along to find out what it is?"
"Is it a Christmas sale?" Tiffany asked.
"No, no," Toby cried out. "It's not a Christmas sale."
"Then, what is it?" Tiffany pleaded.
"No time to say," Toby said, "Come follow me."
Tiffany, Pete and Betty followed Toby across the field. 
Soon they passed Roger sitting on a park bench.
"What's the hurry?" Roger cried out.
"Toby is off to see a special event." Tiffany answered.
"We're following him to find out what it is."
"Are you going to see Santa at the mall?" Roger asked.
"No, no," Toby called out. "It's not Santa"
"Then, tell us what it is," Roger pleaded.
"No time to say," Toby replied. "Come follow me."
Toby led them to a huge display.
Roger, Tiffany, Pete and Betty stood nearby.
"Look!" Toby pointed up ahead. "There it is."
They stood in front of a brightly lit Nativity scene.
"This is the reason we celebrate this season." Toby proclaimed.
"It's Jesus birthday!"
"WOW!!!!!" They all exclaimed.
MERRY   CHRISTMAS






Friday, December 16, 2016

Love never hurts

Love never hurts, don't be afraid.
Love never hurts, it's a helping aid.
Love never makes you sad or cry.
Love is there, always at your side.
Love never goes, when you need a hand.
Love always shows, that someone understands.
Love never ends, when things go wrong.
Love is never weak, it's always strong.
Love is a gift, you cannot buy.
Love is a feeling, that will never die.
Love is real, it can't recede.
Love is something, that all of us need.
Love never hurts, so don't be afraid.
Love never hurts, it's a helping aid.
Love never makes you sad or cry.
Love is there, always at your side.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Live, Laugh & Love

You live, dream and think,
 on what you want to be.
You choose, plan and try,
 for the goal you want to see.
With past, present and future,
 in time will really show.
Through work, sweat and tears,
 you reach for your goal.
You love, help and share,
 the only way to live.
Through kindness, care and aid,
 the way you ought to give.
You greet, console and comfort,
 with the words you impart.
You call, write and visit,
 you open up your heart.
You laugh, joke and chuckle
 and cheer the one whose sad.
You smile, hug and hold, 
when things go bad.
Through words, prayer and praise,
 you help someone through.
With love, care and share,
 the way you ought to do.
You learn, know and teach,
 you try to help each day.
To live, laugh and love,
and give your best today. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

LOVE not hate

It's LOVE and not hate that we need today.
It's LOVE that can help us on our way.
It's LOVE and not hate that cares for everyone.
It's LOVE that shows kindness to all and not one.
It's LOVE that can aid, someone in need of a hand.
It's LOVE that spreads joy and show you understand.
It's LOVE that gives comfort to a lonely heart.
It's LOVE that brings us together and not break apart. 
It's LOVE and not hate that we need today.
It's LOVE that can help us on our way.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

God created





This is the sky that God created.










This is the stars, that light up
the sky, that God created.








This is the sun, that shines 
through the day and divides it 
from the night, with the stars, 
that light up the sky, that 
God created.







This is the earth, that orbits
the sun, that shines through
the day and divides it from 
the night, with the stars, that
light up the sky, that God created.






This is the land, with flowers and trees, that fills the earth, that orbits the sun, that shines through the day and divides it
from the night, with the stars, that light up the sky,
that God created.






This is the waters, with fish and whale, that flows on the land, that fills the earth, that orbits the sun, that shines through the day and divides it from the night, with the stars, that light up the sky, that God created.



This is the animals, large and small, that lives on the land, surrounded by water, that flows on the earth, that orbits the sun, that shines through the day and divides it from the night, with the stars, that light up the sky, 
that God created.









This is the men and women that
take care of the animals that live
on the land surrounded by water
that flows on the earth that orbits
the sun that shines through the day
and divides it from the night 
with the stars that light up the sky
that God created.






This is the day the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it.





Saturday, November 5, 2016

Reading is ...................

READING is....Adventurous
PIERRE IN THE AIR
by Andrea Beck

READING is....AWESOME
FACE TO FACE WITH SHARKS
by David Doubilet

READING Is.... ENJOYABLE
BUDDY'S FUN DAY
by Henry Porada

READING is.... ENTERTAINING
THE SUPERHEROES EMPLOYMENT AGENCY
by Marilyn Singer

READING is....  FUNNY
THE ENTERTAINER
by Emma Dodd

READING is....  HEARTWARMING
THE INNER LIGHT
by Henry Porada

READING is.... HUMOROUS
ANIMAL CRACKERS FLY THE COOP
by Kevin O' Malley

READING is....  INFORMATIVE
THE BOY WHO CHANGED THE WORLD
by Andy Andrews

READING is.... INSPIRATIONAL
THE DOT
by Peter Reynolds

READING is.... UPLIFTING
AN A FROM MISS KELLER
by Patricia Polacco











Sunday, October 30, 2016

It's Halloween

I saw a monster coming,
on this spooky night.
Then a mummy entered,
it was a frightful sight.
A witch suddenly appeared,
it was a scary scene.
Then Frankenstein showed up,
he looked rather mean.
I saw a ghost appear,
with a haunting voice.
Then a skeleton dropped by,
he made a dreadful noise.
A hairy goblin stepped in,
I wanted to scream.
Then I saw a vampire come in,
 this had to be a dream.
After all this confusion,
I came to this conclusion.
They are not scary or mean.
They are dressed for Halloween.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tell Me A Joke



Henry: Can I tell you a joke?
Pete: Only if you are a tenor.
Henry: A tenor?
Pete: Yes, ten or eleven feet away.
Henry: Ha ha ha

Henry: Can I please tell you a joke?
Pete: Only if you go solo.
Henry: Solo?
Pete: Yeah, so low that I can't hear you.
Henry: You are so funny

Henry: I just figured out just how the sun rises.
Pete: How did you figure it out?
Henry: Finally, it dawned on me.
Pete: Ha ha, so you're trying to be a comedian. 

Henry: "I went to see the doctor about my memory problem?"
Pete: How did it go?
Henry: "He made me pay in advance!"
Pete: Hmmm....

Henry: " Do you know mime's favorite color?"

Pete: No, what is his favorite color"
Henry:  "I don't know, either, he won't tell me."
Pete: Was I supposed to laugh?

Henry: "Do you know why I brought a ladder to school?"
Pete: "I have no idea."
Henry:  "My music teacher told me to sing higher."
Pete: "Keep trying." 

Henry: "Do you know why I brought a light bulb to school?"
Pete: "You got me stumped."
Henry: "I had a bright idea."

Pete: I like your last joke.
Henry: You really liked my last joke?
Pete: Yeah, because it was your last one.
Henry: Ha ha, funny. You should try to be a comedian.
Pete: I could try but I might be as bad as you are.
Henry: You remind me of Brad Pitt.
Pete: Brad Pitt, he's not a comedian.
Henry: Now, you know why I don't laugh at your jokes.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Friends



Kind and considerate you were to me.
Reaching out to help me in everything.
It was through your thoughtful ways,
Shown through your smile that brighten my days.
Through the years you showed how much you cared.
Eternally grateful for the times you were there.
Never will I forget the good times we shared.

Knowing now that time has passed us by.
Etched in my mind are those happy times.
Remember all the places we went  to.
Remember all the fun things we use to do.
I'll always cherish those times I spent with you.



Saturday, October 8, 2016

My Mission

I have a purpose, I have a goal.
I can feel it, in my soul.
It's fantastic and something more.
I have a mission, that I was searching for.
It was a calling, that came from God.
It was the best thing, that I ever got.
It was not about money, nor glory or fame.
It was about care giving, that I got to claim.
It's just like apostle Paul, a new path to take.
It was directed by God and his call to make.
There is always a plan, for God to show.
No matter what it is, I'm ready to go.
I got the passion, I got the desire.
I'm ready to serve, with so much fire.



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Birthday

We're throwing a party,
it's going to be great.
Your friends are here,
it's time to celebrate.
Bring out the cake,
and grab the drinks too.
Let's begin this party,
by singing to you.
We light up the candles,
and let out a big shout.
All the candles are lit,
can you blow them out.
Slice up the cake,
it's a chocolate treat.
Bring out those plates,
let's start to eat.
The party is not over,
there's so much to do.
We have a surprise,
there's something new.
You have greeting cards,
so plenty to see.
There's also some presents,
what could it be.
With music and laughter,
and some games too.
Let's enjoy all this fun,
this party is for you.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Lost & Found

Billy was on his way to class,
when he accidentally dropped
his ten dollar bill.
Mr. Z, a teacher walked down the hallway
and noticed the ten dollars on the floor.
He picked up the bill and placed it
on the desk at the lost and found room.
Joey walked inside the lost and found room,
and spotted the ten dollars on the desk.
He grabbed the money and handed it to
Marty in exchange for his set of comic books.
Marty trekked over to Randy's house and handed 
the ten dollars to his friend for his music CD.
Randy made his way to Jill's house and
handed her the ten dollars to pay off his debt.
Jill headed for the grocery store and
handed the owner ten dollars 
in exchange for a basket of apples.
The owner took a trip to Joey's house
and handed the young boy ten dollars
for filling the baskets with apples.
Joey raced back to the lost and found room
and placed the ten dollars on the desk.
Billy who lost his money, 
walked over to the lost and found room.
He drew a sigh of relief when he
found his lost ten dollars on the desk.  
IS IT POSSIBLE?
All transactions are legit.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Let's visit the zoo

The alarm goes off and up comes the sun.
It's time to get ready, to have some fun.
You get out of bed and what do you do?
You go on a trip, to visit the zoo.
You go through the gate and what do you see?
The tiger is on the prowl and a lemur is on the tree.
You look at the elephant and the meerkats too.
See the black bear and the flamingos in view. 
Koalas are pretty cute and the baboon is on the go.
Sea lions are swimming and the turtles are slow.
You spy on the gator and the gorilla on the grass.
You stare at the snake and the fish behind the glass.
Zebra makes you dizzy and the rhinos sitting down.
Monkey is with a baby and the lion is wearing a frown.
You spot a wild leopard and the lizard on the ground.
You find a gray goat and the cougar is running around.
The cheetah goes fast and the jackals can run.
The pumas on the move and the otters having fun.
You follow the weasel and the big horn sheep.
You come across a fox and the pandas asleep.
Watch the penguins walk and all the birds fly.
Notice the kangaroo and the bats hanging high.
Hippos in the water and the giraffe is really tall.
Ostrich is eating and there's a pony in the stall.
You have seen all the animals, in your visit at the zoo.
We hope you had fun and learned something new.
It's time to go home, we'd love to see you again.
We hope you come back and bring along a friend.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

L is for Library




Let's read a book, it can be fun.
If only we can find the right one.
Books can be found, on a library shelf.
Read anything you like, pick one yourself.
All the books, that you can choose.
Really depends on what you can use.
You know, you got nothing to lose.