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ONCE WE GET THERE

ONCE WE GET THERE…

I’ll be fine, I said,

With enough time in bed…

With six hour’s driving

I won’t be thriving,

But aching and sore in the head.

Long trips have begun

To be struggles from hour “one”…

The driving leg

Starts to beg

For another day for it to be done.

Becomes a time of stress,

Not dealt with well I guess…

Some trips I

Go awry

And get in an awful mess!

Praying for traveling mercies

Essential when one hurries…

Arrival before dark

By earlier embark,

Is harder facing flurries.

Once there I will be fine,

Till we head back at leaving time…

Then I will push

To get us to “mush”

And get going down the line!

–Jonathan Caswell

HOLIDAY LONG WEEKEND

HOLIDAY LONG WEEKEND

(To “THE KING IS COMING”, one verse and the chorus)

 

The parking lot is empty,

All the offices are closed…

Many folks are heading out toward

Family on rain-slicked roads…

Houses filled with preparation

For the grandkids and sons’ wives,

Smells of baking and of cooking

We remember all our lives…..

THANKSGIVING is coming,

THANKSGIVING is coming,

Wednesday night will see a service

In the churches here around….

THANKSGIVING is coming,

THANKSGIVING is coming,

Oh, taste and find God’s firm ground!

 

–Jonathan Caswell