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
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
We all move as life demands
In a world that yet awaits
For us to give a helping hand
And carry all the weights
Now is the time for us to change
And do what must be done
We will seek a new exchange
A new tempo has begun
MUSIC THROUGH THE YEARS
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 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+
By Paula Perron
I have stayed at home for one month and five days, obeying the rules of my State, New Jersey. My children have kept me fed by bringing me groceries, and leaving them at the front door of my home,
I have not left the house, except to sit on my patio in the backyard, and get some fresh air and sun. I have not ventured out or gone to any store, and cancelled all my appointments. I am working hard at keeping my spirits up. I know many of you are feeling the same as I am and understand what I mean.
My Television is on constantly, watching movies, shows, and learning what so many others are doing to keep us safe, and they inspire me—a thank you will never be enough.
However, there will be a time when this will pass and we will resume as normal a life as possible. Like any other pandemic or wars, or 9/11. We will never forget, and we will go on.
My hope for all of you out there is keep positive, keep busy and most of all keep safe.