A whimsical day to think and play
I walked along a bubbling brook. The warm sun felt so nice.
I sat upon a nearby rock. The water felt like ice.
I took my shoes and socks off and stuck my toes in the cold stream.
“You’ll catch your death.” I heard someone say. Not sounding one bit mean.
I felt the slippery slimy moss and knew better than to stand,
Until I found a muddy hole where I could jump and safely land.
I saw a fish swim by. He knew I meant no harm.
I had no fishing pole or pail of minnows on my arm.
Soon the sun was setting and I knew that I must leave.
We can never know if we’ll be back, but this I must believe.
I can go anywhere I want to, but I can’t go everywhere.
I can do what you can do. Not as good, but I don’t care.
I can sing and dance and juggle balls… all at the same time.
If you try to say I can’t, you’re still a friend of mine.
I can tell stories that aren’t funny and train a dog to sit.
If you can’t keep up with all I do it’s not okay to quit.
I can make hiccups go away by drinking water upside down,
I’ve shown others how to do it and only two of them have drowned.
I can make an eggless, milkless , butterless, cake. My mother taught me how.
I think she learned to make it when they had to sell their cow.
They ate the eggs for breakfast and the butter wouldn’t churn.
Someone hid the sugar so there’d be something left to burn.
Now here’s a piece of wisdom that I’ll only say one time.
As life goes on, sometimes you’ll run into a hill to climb.
If there’s a hill to climb, don’t wait for it to shrink.
Hills don’t get smaller no matter what you think…
(You have to climb it! Don’t wait! Get started!)