Posts Tagged ‘puppy dogs’

Things That Aren’t Childish

August 25, 2014

Sooner or later
You gotta grow up
Your body’s gonna do it
Like it or not
But there’s a whole
Bunch of things that
Shouldn’t be forgot:

Puppy dogs and rainbows
Summer afternoons
Lazy Sunday mornings
Ridiculous cartoons
Teddy Bears who listen
Family treks to the park
Silly laughs with friends
Playing soccer after dark
All your daddy’s hopes
Your grandmother’s love
Castles in the sand
Castles floating up above

Feed your happy wishes
And dream every day
These things are never childish
Don’t put them away

by Richard W. Bray

This Beautiful World

July 30, 2011

This Beautiful World

When cantankerous killjoys
Got me feeling down
There’s puppy dogs and rainbows
To eradicate my frown

So many wonderful things
In this beautiful world
Just soak up the sunshine
And listen for the birds

There were so many times
Life kicked me in the teeth
While nattering bullies
Laughed about my grief

So many wonderful people
In this beautiful world
So don’t get distracted
By discouraging words

When senseless disaster
Annihilates my dreams
I dust myself off
And find another scheme

So many wonderful things
In this beautiful world
Just soak up the sunshine
And listen for the birds

When life gets pernicious
And leaves your dreams in shards
Think of grandmas knitting sweaters
And friendly crossing guards

So many wonderful people
In this beautiful world
So don’t get distracted
By discouraging words

by Richard W. Bray