NEW LIFE

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+




QUARANTINE -HOME

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.

Paula

SLOW

 

     

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












			

SCENTS

The Pleasure Of the Scent of flowers by Paula Perron

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

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

by Paula Perron

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?

TAKE A BITE

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









BITE

TAKE A BITE by Paula Perron
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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