Monthly Archives: April 2018

Cats In The Cradle

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew
He’d say, I’m gonna be like you, dad
You know I’m gonna be like you

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today
I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
Said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m gonna be like him

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
Son, I’m proud of you
Can you sit for a while?
He shook his head, and he said with a smile
What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later
Can I have them please?

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

I’ve long since retired and my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, I’d like to see you if you don’t mind
He said, I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time
You see, my new job’s a hassle, and the kid’s got the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you coming home, dad?
I don’t know when
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

~ Harry Chapin

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Rendezvous ~ Not Alone

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just look, because why not?
look, its a beautiful… *day;
so look, like gaze and no stare;
like lustfully but nonchalantly;


am careful, maybe am not;
am creative, that is good;
i see, and that’s okay;
if i touch, don’t tempt me;


oh goodness, what am i doing?
this ain’t me, what am i thinking?
transfixed, what do i do?
are stolen waters really sweeter?

Women Are Daring…

Women are daring, men are steadfast;

Women fall in love, me go with love;

Women are strong, men are resilient;

Women start, men maintain;

Women persevere; men preserve;

Women get tired, men quit;

Day Light Saving

I am reducing my intake;

I will reduce my uptake;

I am cutting my use;


I want to hibernate;

I want to live another day;

To fight another day;


I am saving my efforts;

I am preserving my energy;

I will withstand this cold;