Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Poem for Tuesday

Prayer for Children

This prayer, written by Ian Hughes, has been found in a variety of publications and throughout the internet. Via Public Domain, it is a remarkable poem to be shared with others.

We pray for children who like to be tickled,
who put their sticky fingers everywhere,
who like to walk in puddles,
who can never find their shoes.
And we pray for children who stare at
photographers from behind barbed wire,
who have never had a new pair of sneakers to run down the street in,
who live in places where we wouldn't be caught dead,
who never go to the circus,
who live in an X-rated world.
We pray for children who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions,
who like to sleep with a dog,
who insist on burying goldfish,
who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money,
who sing off key,
who squeeze toothpaste all over the sink.
And we pray for those who never get dessert,
who have watched their parents die,
who can't find any bread to steal,
who don't have any rooms to clean up,
whose pictures aren't on anybody's dresser,
whose monsters are real.
We pray for children who hide their
dirty clothes under the bed,
throw tantrums in the grocery store,
who pick at their food,
who like ghost stories,
who love visits from the tooth fairy,
who don't like to be kissed in front of the school bus.
And we pray for those whose nightmares
come in the daytime,
who will eat anything,
who have never seen a dentist,
who aren't spoiled by anybody,
who go to bed hungry,
who cry themselves to sleep,
who live and move and have no being.
We pray for children who want to be carried,
We pray for children who must be carried,
We pray for children who will grab the hand of anyone 
kind enough to offer it. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Night Music ~ Harpo Marx playing classics

Todd on Monday

Picture of the week.

Fun picture  --

He really likes his beds

 He keeps his eyes on me.. Not sure what he is thinking but it can't be good.

Trying out this bed now,

Sometimes we makes my bed on the floor.  That works also.

Sometimes he even watches the TV.

Thanks for stopping by.

I am "shopping" for a friend for Todd.  He needs a Buddy.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Night Music ~ Frank Sinatra - Witchcraft


"Were I to be the founder of a new sect,
I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee,
advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  
- Thomas Jefferson

Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.
-Alice Childress, playwright, author, and actor

"The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply
means being able to say, '
What are you going through?' "
~Simone Weil

When small men begin to cast big shadows,
it means that the sun is about to set.
-Lin Yutang,

“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.”
e.e. cummings .

"I observe and remain silent."
~Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

Imagine there's no countries,
It isn't hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for,
And no religion, too.
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.
-John Lennon, musician

“Every morning
is a new opportunity to enrich our lives
and to understand and expand
the best in our life.”

~Amit Ray


"I want to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable and beautiful
and afraid of nothing as though I had wings."
~Mary Oliver (b.1935)

“The purpose of life is to live it,
to taste experience to the utmost,
to reach out eagerly and without fear
for newer and richer experience.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention
of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming
"Wow! What a Ride!”

~Hunter S. Thompson