Friday, August 10, 2007

Baboo Gagoo

Let's form a ring
To dance and sing
At the shrine of Baboo Gagoo.
We'll give our lives
With guns and knives
For the shrine of Baboo Gagoo,
And in the end
Who will mend
The souls of Baboo Gagoo?
May its metal rust,
Its stone to dust,
The curse of Baboo Gagoo.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Road Runner
Road Runner runs across the lawn
Over patio, past the pool,
Safe from coyotes, but not cats,
Safe from the natural desert
Beyond the civilized frontier,
Safe from the freedom of the wild.
How our world has changed, my small friend.
We face it together, you, I.
For natural is what it is,
Not a dream of what it once was.

The Chain of Life
I see my father in my grandson’s face,
And my mother in my granddaughter’s eyes.
I see in them a mirror of myself.
I see unknown ancestors from the past
Who endured the worst to bring us the best.
I see cousins whom I never chanced to meet
Who perished in Europe’s immoral storm.
I see my descendants whom I will not greet
Who will carry on the great chain of life.

God Treads Lightly
God treads lightly,
And loves to laugh.
Who cares?
Don’t step on toes.
Live life happy.
That’s what He wants.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Grandpa's Advice

To my grandchildren,
Both here and on the way,
Listen carefully to what I have to say.
I know you listen.
I know you really do.
No matter what you're told,
One plus one is two.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Of All the Sperm

Of all the sperm and all the eggs
And all the combinations thereof,
Thank you, thank you,
Thank you God
For having chosen me.
It is my honor and my privilege
In this existence just to be.
And in the end a place is set
For me or maybe not. You see,
Either way it's been a ride,
A wonderful wonderful ride with Thee.