FOWC with Fandango

buttress

Don’t Worry

Up against the cool stone wall  
The buttress gives support 
As surely as your best job done 
Boss gives a good report.  

If that wall falls in on you 
So that it crushed your soul 
Push it aside, find a new rock 
And let those bad feelings roll. 

You can’t live life so worried 
That you aren’t doing the best. 
There are plenty of others 
Who have always done much less.  

FOWC with Fandango: Plant

Once upon a time there was a boy who wanted to grow a beanstalk. He decided to research all of the things he would need to make sure his plant was healthy and grew as much as it could. The boy did his research and bought all of the materials he needed. He set up his planting area and tended to his planting. The beanstalk grew and grew. When it was almost big enough for him to climb, the giant came and chopped that beanstalk down. The boy was crushed. He cried and cried. All of his work, wasted!

The giant, who had learned about the beanstalk that was being grown, found the idea of this beanstalk atrocious! Without even thinking he went and he cut that beanstalk down. He didn’t think about the time the boy had put into planning his growing. The giant didn’t think of the pride that went along with the growth of the beanstalk. The giant hadn’t been thinking and unfortunately didn’t have anyone he could talk to. This led to what he did. He cut that beanstalk down.

Now the boy has moved on but the giant continues to cry. He is sad that the boy was upset. He is sad that the boy has gone away. He is sad he didn’t think first about what he was doing before making such a rash decision. The giant lives with this and because the boy has gone away, the giant is afraid that he will have to live with this sorrow forever.

Perhaps someday the giant can forgive himself for what he had done. Would you forgive him?

FOWC with Fandango: wage

I’m Sorry 

Once when I was younger 

I had a special job. 

My job was to remember  

Not to be a snob. 

I tried so hard to hide it, 

That cocky attitude. 

I found myself relentless, 

Selfish, mean, and rude. 

I want to change my ways now 

So that I can feel more free 

I want to say I’m sorry  

Not for my sake, not for me. 

I want to say I’m sorry  

I know it was real hard 

Whether working for small wages 

Or just coming to my yard.  

I want to say I love you  

No matter what you do or say. 

I will try hard to remember this  

today will be your day.  

FOWC with Fandango: root

Roots

Some roots grow high and roots grow long 

Some roots are weak and others strong. 

The strength of the strongest trees, too 

Lead to longer tree lives, who knew? 

When trees grow down into the ground 

We see the top, the leaves are found 

Blowing during the windy day. 

That one tall tree is there to stay. 

But what about the weakest one? 

Will the wind decide it all done? 

If there’s weakness, help with a stake 

A sort of tightrope you will make. 

The tree will praise you by new growth 

Then go enjoy not one, but both!

FOWC with Fandango

Portable

I wonder what people in heaven are thinking when they see almost 95% of a filled restaurant on portable devices, showing moving pictures, playing games, talking back to them? Do they find it strange that humans can no longer live for more than a few minutes without a portable phone out and in use? Do you think we look a little dumb?

FOWC with Fandango

trash

Time to reflect 

Some people call it a way to unwind 

I can it sitting on my own behind. 

Listening to birds as they fly through the sky 

Waiting for night time and bats to fly by. 

When all of the cigarette turns into ash 

It is time to go put that old butt in the trash.  

One butt goes up as another goes down 

Looks like the drops of the tears of a clown. 

So I just sit with no cigs and no drink 

Sit here and wonder what else I can think.  

FOWC with Fandango

carriage

When I was pregnant with my second child I wanted to get a stroller that was one of those side by side deals. My sister told me it was a bad idea because some of them were too wide for certain doors and spaces. I listened to what she told me and bought the back and front type. I had wanted to buy the one that had the front seat for the baby with the standing area for the toddler. My sister told me it was a bad idea because what if the toddler was too tired to stand and wanted to sit, what do you do then? So I listened and bought the “regular” back and front type. This was over twenty years ago and to this day when I see either of the other carriages, I wish I had bought it instead of my “regular” back and front one that was always to heavy, too bulky, and the two kids fought over who got the front!

FOWC with Fandango

Todays word is trip

Surprise Love 

Take a trip around with me 

To see the sights there are to see. 

Don’t you worry if you’re late 

Its not that kind of lovey date.  

We’ll go to eat, then go to walk 

We’ll kiss a bit and then we’ll talk. 

We’ll get a ride back to your car 

We walked a bit, kind-of far. 

You’ll say you had a super time 

I look at you with eyes sublime. 

We have to leave soon, it is dark 

Was that just me or was there a spark? 

We make new plans for the next day 

It seems like that’s so far away. 

I guess our trip was more than planned 

I hit the moon, your love is grand. 

FOWC with Fandango

Prudent

PRUDENT 

People who care about the lives of others 

Realistically look at the world around us 

Understand what is truly going on 

Discussing with others ways for positive change 

Every single person does make a difference 

Negotiate only with peace-makers 

Take every life seriously