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.
I LOVE SLOW RHYTHM AND BLUES
I LOVE THE CALM COOL BEAT
DANCING WITHOUT ANY SHOES
MOVING SLOW WITH THE HEAT
A MIX OF JAZZ A MIX OF SOUL
WITH TOP GROUPS THAT SING
PIANO AND SAX PLAYED A BIG ROLE
SO DID THE PLATTERS AND B.B. KING
WHEN DAY IS DONE I LOVE TO HEAR
THE SLOW BLUES FROM YESTERYEAR
We all enjoy the scents we know
At the park, the beach, the mountains of snow
The flowers, the fruit trees and the pines
The wonderful fragrance it brings to our minds
The lingering smell of a roast in the oven
The chocolate chip cookies baked by the dozen
The lingering perfume filling a room
That always takes away the gloom
Scents we could lose and I would be remiss
If I did not admit how much I would miss
A FEW GREAT BOOKS by Paula Perron
A FEW GREAT BOOKS
There are many great books Just like many great cooks As for myself. I’ll name a few Those I re-read as new First is Outlander series, I love I rate this over and above Second is one in 1936, I say with a grin Gone with the Wind, a big, big win Next is Beloved with many an honor And a Nobel prize bestowed upon her Next, Carrie, one of many this author sold None of these will ever grow old
MY FAVORITE TEACHER by Paula Perron
My favorite teacher was my first grade teacher, Mrs. Callie. Why?
Like most kids beginning in the 1st grade, I was petrified. I was not one of the more fortunate ones who attended kindergarten to learn to socialize while learning. I was extremely shy. I remember her kindness in welcoming all the new students with a big smile. At that time, I was the only one who was left-handed in the entire class of over 25, and when she began a lesson on cursive writing, I was in trouble. She encouraged me, for months and, I did learn to write with my left hand.
She had a son, who performed on Broadway, named Jim Callie, and she told us stories of his success performing in one musical after another. Sometimes, she would play a recording of him singing. How I wished then to be as successful I realized, years later, every story she told was to inspire the class to follow their dreams. Her patience and encouragement relieved much of my shyness during that year, and I learned how to mingle with others, and participate in class.
No other teacher, after that, stimulated my mind and gave me the confidence, to keep following my dreams.
I SEE THE LIGHT
Today is a very special day—for most of us, it is Easter Sunday, or Passover, and we are faced with the most destructive contagion seen in a hundred years.
Remember, in this country, when we are faced with a pandemic, we keep on going, never to stop in defeat. In the past, we have never given up—always fighting for freedom and justice, and we will, once again, overcome this latest setback.
I see the light and it is bright. DO YOU?
This prompt is amusing to me —- ‘Cause I know what it means
I want to write but golly gee —- It’s not as easy as it seems
But here I go without delay —- And hope I can save the day
TAKE A BITE
Take a bite and do it right
All I hear is write, write,write
I want to try with all my might
Believe, I won’t give up the fight
I will work day and night
My goal is never out of sight
-> This prompt is amusing to me ‘cause I know what it means I want to write but golly gee It’s not as easy as it seems But here I go without delay And hope I can save the day TAKE A BITE Take a bite and do it right All I hear is write write, write I want to try with all my might Believe, I won’t give up the fight I will work day and night My goal is never out of sight