LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE

 

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LIVE,LAUGH, LOVE
During these hot summer days trying to enjoy what the season has to offer, can be a difficult choice. Admit it, Covid-19 has been with us since early this year. But, we as a people still have the strength to go on because we are resilient.  We must survive now as we have in the past, and we will.  So, here’s to the millions of Americans, and the heroes here and everywhere, fighting, smiling, laughing, and loving each and every day.
Here’s a shout out to those who beat Covid 19.
The doctors, nurses, technicians, and all in between
And a loud Yahoo to the heroes who restored Health
Struggling to help, regardless of poverty or Wealth
Here’s to Laughter; may we giggle and Hoot
Laughter, so important, it is in constant Pursuit
Someday we’ll joke, and tease and have some fun
And look forward to when, our work is Done
Last and so powerful is the value of Love
Do as the many; thank the heavens above
For our nation and all who reside on this earth
And, continue to show what real Love is worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Message to Teenagers,

by Paula Perron

For some time now, I have listened to news reports that the teenage group are not only carriers of Covid 19, but are also candidates for acquiring this virus, and parents feel their teen is not taking it seriously. I remember when I was a teen, I too felt the world was mine for the taking—that I was infallible, and I was living in the present, and my parents were living in the past. It was after I grew older, that I learned how to be more humble, and more compassionate. I do sympathize with parents who constantly stress the dangers of passing on this virus and who leave the discussion without satisfaction. At this time, all teens should listen, and all parents should not give up. I humbly ask parents not to stop teaching, speaking, and being the best parents you can be, for your teen will recognize the danger.

LISTEN TEENS BELIEVE: It is real…You can pass it on —you can catch Covid 19, and you may lose someone you love.

A LIMERICK FOR TEENS
  • THERE ONCE WAS A TEEN STUCK AT HOME
  • WHO STILL WANTED TO ROAM
  • AND WENT HERE AND THERE
  • WITHOUT ANY CARE
  • ENDING UP IN A CATACOMB 
 

 

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A TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT WE HAVE

As the fourth of July comes around, we celebrate our Independence. Not some of us: All of us. Our ancestors came to this country seeking freedom and opportunity. They struggled in this new land, but never lost hope. Together, they built communities, churches, and towns,  never doubting their sacrifices—always  believing in the opportunities their  new home promised.

               We, as a people, have been through tough times, but we always rise above it.  We are resilient, hopeful, durable, strong, and confident in whom we are. Let us be thankful for what we have, freedom, as one people, one nation, living in harmony, in our homeland which I still believe offers us many opportunities to build rather then tear down the progress our ancestors worked so hard for, knowing their sacrifices were made so we and future generations would be proud to live forever as Americans .

by Paula Perron

WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

WHAT’S STOPPING YOU?

The day you finish your novel brings a sigh of relief to a long journey.  You read it several times, checked grammar, word selection page count, and you are now ready to submit it to an Editor for final judgment and changes, hoping it is ready for publication.  You pause…Why? Is it because you are still uncertain of its appeal to your reader, too short, or too long, or a million other reasons running through your mind?

We all have moments after working so long on a novel, but I believe we must not stop, but go on!

WHAT IS STOPPING YOU? by Paula Perron

Questions, Questions, they come in a blast

Did you write a great story or will it be your last.

Is it what publishers want or do they need something more

Is the novel too short, too long, or is it a bore

Are the characters real and their conflicts true

Or do they go on living in the same hot stew

Does your story have a happy or sad ending

 Is this the correct message you are sending?

If you are happy with what you have done

Get off you seat now; your time has just begun

THE TRUE MEANING OF MEMORIAL DAY

by Paula Perron

The true meaning of this American day is to honor all military who died while serving their country, and is observed on the last Monday of May each year, since 1971.

We all know someone who died while in service.
Who fought side by side to keep and preserve us.
A loved one who’s life came to an end
A brave protector who’ll never mend
The heartbreak we face every time
To lose one, in his or her prime
Let us remember with every beat of our heart
They fought and died- they did their part
So, we could live at this time and place
We are one people, the human race
God’s children, God’s creation
Let us work toward a renewed dedication
One people living on earth
With peace forever, a new rebirth
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TO THE CLASS OF 2020


TO THE CLASS OF 2020
by Paula Perron
You have worked hard, for your education.
 Waiting for the day of your elevation
 You learn there is no plan for graduation
No one to witness years of dedication
Was, this choice given any consideration?


Do not despair, or show frustration
We cannot change a bad situation
For this country now faces eradication
As a pandemic plows across our nation


You are a graduate of life and motivation
With the spirit to fight this contamination
Soon we will enjoy its’ termination
And all will cherish a great celebration

A NOTE TO ALL CHILDREN on MOTHERS DAY

I wish all Mothers a happy Mother’s day, from a mother who is happy to have three children, and three grandchildren whom I love dearly even though this year I cannot spend the day with them.

               A NOTE TO ALL CHILDREN ON MOTHERS DAY

When all is done and all is clear

You can thank Mother dear

When you heart begins to break

Because you made a big mistake

Count on mom to solve your fears

And wipe away your salty tears

When disappointment stops you cold

Who’s always there for you to hold

Your mother is there day and night

To always guide you to do right

She who loves you no matter what

Who supports you to give it all you got

Be grateful to mother on this day

Her love always keeps the gloom away

HAS THE TIME COME FOR FREEDOM?

A WALK IN CENRAL PARK

For the safety of others, and myself, I obeyed the orders to remain at home, but now I am ready to leave and get back to work. At first, I enjoyed getting up later, not having to primp, choose what to wear, and jump into my car and get on the highway in time. With each passing day I grew lazier until Word Press’s Discover Prompts, started the daily “Word” a challenge for writers to keep on writing.  Each day was a different word to write about and I know that many of you participated.  It was fun and a great distraction from boredom.

One of my passions is writing verse.so I took the opportunity to answer the daily word in Verse, and did not expect the response I received. I thank you all for your kind words.  Now that I am eager to leave my house, I expressed my feelings with another Verse.

WHAT’S A LITTLE DISCOMFORT

Today marks eight weeks at home.

Feel like a prisoner under a dome

I understand the urgent need

The time has come to be freed

I want to smell some fresh air

And take a walk to anywhere

I am tired of the same old news

And listening to hundreds of views

Let’s ask Mother Nature to end this curse

Because things could not be any worse

As always, I welcome all comments.  Thanks, Paula


			

A TIME TO BE GRATEFUL

A TIME TO BE GRATEFUL by Paula Perron

What is going on in this world today?

Those at home think there’s no way

Some believe no end is in sight

Others say this is a dangerous plight

This is America, land of the brave

This is not how Americans behave

Let us be grateful for those who serve

Give them the honor they deserve

Be grateful for your neighbor’s aid

For the kindness of strangers who stayed

For the food generously shared

By those who gave, because they cared

Keep faith in all you do

The best will always come to you

Be grateful how far we have come

For we as a country will not succumb





A LIST OF MY FAVORITE MUSICIANS AND SONGS

A LIST OF MY FAVORITE MUSICIANS AND SONGS

A LIST OF MY FAVORITE MUSICIANS AND SONGS by Paula Perron

I have always believed the artist makes or breaks the success of the song so this is my list of the ten best music vocalists and/or groups. The choice was difficult because I listen to many others that I believe deserve to be on my list.

1. Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, singing songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “phantom of the Opera”

2. Josh Groban anything he sings, but I love “Believe” from, Polar Express.

3. .The late Whitney Houstons’s version of “I will always love you.”  

4. Frank Sinatra, called The Voice and he was just that – “all the way”   

5.Barbra Streisand’s  “People” and “Somewhere”, brings tears every time.

6.One Republic –“A sky full of Stars” and “Apologize.”

7.Carrie Underwood- “Before he Cheats”

8. Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, “Hello Dolly”.

9.Imagine Dragons for “Radioactive”, and “Thunder.”

10. Mariah Carey- for her version of  All I Want For Christmas