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Soldiers

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So many, too many So many gone Men who fought for victory But they lost Their lives Their loved ones There’s nothing good about war We, the people of the world, Kill each other Repeatedly, regularly It’s always going on somewhere Since the beginning of time Why can’t we all just get along? I’m afraid we never will

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Ups and Downs of Rodeo

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It’s an eight second partnership The bronc, an angry participant And me, I’m just trying to keep my legs in the stirrups My hands on the reins My wits about me In one piece Welcome to my world It’s a family affair Me and my sons, Troy and Dusty Traveling day and night just to fight For a living, one …

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This Underdog

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He went into life an underdog Orphaned at age 3 From one foster home to another he was shunted What would he be? He just wanted to be wanted The basic need Nowhere to go, he joined the Navy There he got structure Guidance he could trust An education, even more He grew up to be person With a heart …

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The Loneliness Minister

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I’m the loneliness minister What a job Trying to bring joy Where it has dissolved It’s a real endeavor Of which many do make fun But it’s serious my mission To help the lonely one For there are so many Shut off by themselves I must make them smile Into their misery I delve From creating socials Where the lonely …

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Time

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I’d like to have a talk with Time Tell me its story Why does it exist? What’s in it for me? Does it understand its power? Does it even care? Why is it so mysterious? Why does it not share What is coming tomorrow And after that? Who does it answer to? Is God concerned that Too many waste the …

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Thank the Universe

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I’d like to thank the universe for bringing her to me There’s no explanation why I should be so lucky I’m flabbergasted, delighted, at what turned out to be So thank you, thank you, thank you serendipity In her blue bandana she dances in the sun Points to a rainbow, says to “Come and join the day,” Then she kisses …

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Making a Play

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Such a hot number the CPA thought It added up in his head June had a lot of what he needed So he bought her a drink and gave it a shot Betty looked criminally good the DA mused With that demeaner any man would Do what he could to convince her to go on a date She was the …

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Starring You and Me

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Fundamental, sentimental That’s you and me Falling in, being in love Is the degree with which we’ve graduated What we have and believe  A unified spirit are we A force of nature that breathes With excitement and gratitude A great story it is Full of hope and dreams A by-gosh and by-golly cornucopia Of amazing memories and scenes Like the …

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The Rascal

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It was the rascal in him that So enticed her Sheila was a tease, almost unnerved By this interloper who dropped into her life A casual glance when she got her first look Suffice it to say, that’s all it took Oh, he’s a charmer with unruly hair A taste for adventure A houseboat he shares Grows his own veggies …

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Stormy Weather

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Stormy weather I’ll say More like a complete downfall With new facts raining down like hail To the chief, who ignores the call For explanation With those all red There each (mis)step along the way All those pro bono lawyers Seeking glory days A fox-hunt it is with a very crafty fox Into the woods we go There is a …