Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring is here; time to go fishing and cook on the grill. 
Spring is when the weather warms up; no more chills; 
Friends gather round, eat merrily and get their fill. 

Spring; listen to the birds sing; 
Yes, it’s time to give your sweety that diamond ring. 
Look around at the bright colours spring brings. 

Spring arrives on the equinox; March 21st is spring’s first day, 
That is when we should thank God, and pray; 
You hope winter cold is gone and with spring, there’s no delay. 

As the air gets warm, the flowers begin to bloom. 
The birds lay their eggs and protect their young from doom. 
Young chirp so loud to be fed, it'll enter a window of your room. 

Farmers, plant gardens, hoping for an abundant yield. 
Soon, the yards will be grassy, wide, and tall as a grassy field; 
Everybody who wants a garden, know the soil must be tilled. 

Time to get out the lawnmower and the pruning shears. 
Those wild onions; oh, how they bring on the tears, 
But the scent is what makes cut grass smell like spring is here. 

Time to go outside and yell loudly, and even scream in delight. 
It’s warm, and everyone stays out longer at night 
As the wind picks up that spring breeze, kids play with a kite. 

You’ll hear the kids in the neighborhood, having fun, 
What happens when down goes the sun? 
Through backyards, front yards, alleys and parks, kids run. 

So what do you think of beautiful spring? 
Aren’t you glad it is spring? 
Beautiful as anything I have ever seen’, we sing. 

Beauty like this is only found during the spring 
Hold me tight; I want what’s right; it’s no fling; 
Love me in the winter; you’ll love me more, come spring. 
©JD Couch and JA Wayahowl Law, (March 22, 2012)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

"Do You Ever Sit and Wonder"

Far away in the deep blue sky, I hear a clap of thunder.

It hasn’t started raining yet, but here I sit and ponder

We should be glad of thunder storms; the rain

Keeps the air fresh and the ground from drying up,

The plants thrive and animals stay alive.

Streams continue to fill and travel out to the sea.

Do you ever sit and wonder,

 What earth would be like without the rain?

Far away in the deep, blue sky, I hear a clap of thunder.

I think about another time I will never see,

Where this World will be beat down by the sun’s heat,

 So strong it dries up the clouds, and the ground cracks asunder.

What can live on a world so dry?

It would be a world devoid of living substance

Even the rocks will turn to dust

Will a wind still blow across the sky?

No longer will man care to track the stars or even know to cry.

Far away in the deep, blue sky, I hear a clap of thunder.

Do you ever sit and wonder?

It’s late at night; nothing but darkness is what I see.

The flash of lightning was hidden to me.

I wonder just what things in life are hidden away

Things we never know a glimmer about, each day;

We each are allowed certain things in life to live,

No two people, not even in the same family,

Know exactly the same, for we each have our own perspective

And we each have our own desires and opinions

No two people will have the exact same reactions,

So the way we treat our Earth, is there any wonder?

We were made to lend a hand and to love one another.

Every man on Earth, God made a brother.

Why don't we do the right thing and help each other?

Does it mean a storm of despair?

Far away in the deep, blue sky, I hear a clap of thunder.

© JD Couch (3-25-2010) JA Wayahowl(3-13-2012)