Sit With Me

Please make sure there is enough room
Let me crawl up here too soon
And curl up no matter how big
Your lap is the perfect place to dance a jig

You know how toddlers love to play in your lap while you’re trying to work on something? Vincent, my dog (whose almost a year old now) also loves to do that when I’m trying to work on the computer even though he’s much too big to fit there anymore!

Well, with winter coming at least I’ll be extra warm. (laughs)

Life

Worth it at the end of the day
Or maybe the sun is just starting to come up?
Real life requires more than just a breeze.
Keep in mind that it will not be over quickly.
 
Pretend you’re someone you’re not!
Let the stress of the day run away for a bit.
Always remember to leave your work at your job.
Yesterday only needs to be thought about later.
 
Listen to yourself, don’t forget your own voice,
I know that it’s hard to make another choice.
Very important to remember that you matter
Even when no one else will cheer for the batter.
 

It’s just one of those days.

All Day Long

What is it that you do all day?
Only it seems very much like you play.
Really, what is it that you do?
Keep going on about it, don’t you?
 You’ve had all day.
Please set that aside,
Look, I don’t mean to deride.
At least listen to me,
You know there is more that what you see.
 Don’t judge my book without even seeing the cover.
Let’s take a step back,
I know know you think it’s sanity I lack.
Very much work I put myself to,
Even if it is not something you do.
We all have to begin somewhere.

Written as an answer to some of the children I live with. They come home from school and often think that I have just played video games all the day long. They don’t seem to understand that I have spent just as long working as they have at school. (shrugs) Ah well, life goes on and I’m sure that like I did they will learn that there is always more going on behind the scenes.