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The Right Focus by Paula Perron

I think this prompt is meant to provoke us

All I can think of is hocus-pocus

My mind is too busy to focus

I’d do better if I created an opus

I don’t take pictures- they’re never right

It’s either dark or too darn light

I chop off heads and lose feet

then I have to take the heat

So from now on I will defocus

And try my best to refocus


THE TEAM’S ALL HERE by Paula Perron

A team must fit well together

and play in any kind of weather

A Team must always bounce right back

With a well-tuned counterattack

A team’s goals are to be supreme

and not to swim away downstream

A team must work as one to win

Or learn to take it on the chin

All that’s required is a single goal

and each player knows his role



We continue to fight a hidden threat
One that millions will not forget
It remains hidden for none to see
and attacks those who try to flee
No one is safe from this hidden blight
 Even those of us who remain out of sight
It has taken lives we hold dear
And driven us with constant fear
The world will never be secure
If we don’t work to find a cure


BELIEVE IN MAGIC by Paula Perron

When I was a little girl, every Saturday morning, I would walk to the local library for story time at 9 am. Once there, I sat excited and ready to listen to the fairy tale the librarian planned for that week.

For one hour I entered into a magical world where a princess always marries a prince and they live happily ever after.

   In the magical world, crickets and animals talk, a wooden puppet becomes a real boy, Elephants can fly, wishes come true, and a kiss awakens a sleeping beauty.

Today I still find magic in a different way

There is magic in how the trees know when to waken and when to sleep; the flowers know when to bloom; the snow and rain know when they are wanted; food we eat grows in dirt and on trees, and the magic of love comes to everyone If they believe.


ELIXIR OF LIFE by Paula Perron

There are many forms of Elixir

Many think it is an alcoholic mixture

an intoxicating spell or cure

Not a spell-nor to lure

We need reminders of what is good

 and is happening in our neighborhood

To learn to keep Motivation growing

And our inner health flowing

We are one people living on this earth

living the best we can for what it’s worth

Together we will find the miracle Elixir

and heal the world so much quicker



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I wrote myself a note today—that I want to share with you
Some you’ve heard every day— some you may think new
Keep on learning day and night—never, never, give up the fight
Show others kindness, when you can,—help to choose a worthy plan
Keep those you love very close—share your love in a large dose
Support those who need it most—be a gracious, thoughtful host
Be ready to serve when called upon—be the person they count on
Trust the faith in your heart—to direct your choices from the start
When the threat comes to an end—you will always have a friend


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In the 20’s and 30’s Louis Armstrong inspired Jazz

  Duke Ellington gave it pizzazz

Ella Fitzgerald came around then

Gene Autry was in the saddle again

We go to the 40’s and in demand

Is Harry James and his band

Tommy Dorsey plays his best

Doris day is his guest

It’s the 50’s and who should appear

New Groups and Singers I had to hear

Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Johnny Cash

Kay Starr, Loretta Lynn, Ink Spots, make a splash

In the 60’s and 70’s, Pop Music is in

Beach Boys, Beatles, Carpenters win

Elton John, Carole King, Marvin Gaye

Hot. Hot, Hot, all the way

The 80’s on there’s lots of mix

County, Pop and Rock gives us the fix

Rihanna, Phil Collins, Taylor Swift, all great

Take the time to listen, don’t wait


                                        By Paula Perron

What is the magic of three?

Superstition or factual, let me see

In football, a field goal’s points are three

In Baseball, you are out at strike three

A turkey in bowling is strikes of three

In math, the triangle has edges of three

The circus has rings of three

The Holy Trinity is three

Jesus rose on day number three

Bad luck always comes in three

Superstition or factual- the answer I see

I love you, is the greatest magic of three


NEW LIFE by Paula Perron
              NEW LIFE
The future brings us all new life
A better world without strife
A promise of great things to come
And no one cares where you are from
A world we will treat as new
The first to see the morning dew
The new buds on all the trees
The flowers that attract the bees
The newborn baby’s first cry
The songs of birds in the sky
The waves on a sunny beach
The top of  mountains we can reach
A fresh new life for us to spend
And every one is a friend+