Sunday, May 29, 2011

One Single Impression: Manifest (an acrostic)



Making it clear
All I reveal
Nothing hidden
I love you real
Fighting my urge
Else run and hide
Small kiss to glue
Taut by my side

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

One Single Impression: Rambling


Forgive me if I ramble.
I love to talk.
My soul can sprout a tale.
Or it can regurgitate
some old time stuff which
most wish was forgotten.

My soul loves to ramble.
My tongue is civil, always.
Even so it can spew
venomous utterings at will
if you cross me. Still
I wish to keep my audience entranced.

My tongue has roots down deep within.
Far beyond the prying X-ray they rest,
my roots of cheer blending with
the roots of good will,
generous to a fault.

Giving of what's within me is my goal.
Those body parts three all work together,
my soul, my tongue, the roots down deep.

From solemn thoughts to silly gobbledygook
it all comes from the same briny root sac.
That red and bulging organ strains at times
but has never let me down.

The puss and the blood remain;
still the ever flowing thoughts fly
with featherless wings from my tongue.
Forgive me when I ramble.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Aunt Viola Lauderdale


Viola E. Lauderdale, age 96, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2011. She was born on June 4, 1914 in Eva, Louisiana, to David and Olive Young. Viola was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rosenberg, Texas. Her life was centered completely around her family and God. 2011.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Bounds; husband, William Lauderdale; brother, Robert Young; sister, Mary Hebron; daughter, Shirley Sager; and son-in-law, Robert Sager.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Cook; grandchildren, Kathy and Lydia; great grandchildren, Jason and wife Julie Deyo, and Angela Sanford; great-great grandchildren, Wesley, Hailey, Chloe, and Caleb.

Officiating for the funeral service will be Pastor Byron Williamson, Rev. Byron Norris and Rev. Mickey Bounds, on May 17, 2011 at 2PM in the chapel of Forest Park Westheimer. Serving as Pall Bearers: Jason Deyo, Bobby Hebron, Robert Spence, Douglas Norris, Randy Deyo and Wesley Winter. Honorary: Hubert Young and Joseph Spence.

Arrangements, including this obituary, were under the direction of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, Houston, Texas. (

With my camera I took these photos of some that were being
displayed at the back of the chappel on the day of her funeral.

Mrs. Lauderdale was the last aunt that my Mrs. Jim had. We all loved her very dearly. She was proud of all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and all of so many nieces and nephews.

These verses of Scripture (2 Timothy 4:7-8) were printed in her funeral worship guide:

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:

Henceforth there is laid up for me
a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge,
shall give me at that day:
and not to me only,
but unto all them also that love
his appearing.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

One Single Impression: Exhibition



A fine young lady she was
until that fateful long day
she attracted attention
but it was in the wrong way

Her hat people said dreadful
they didn't like it no way
fastenator was up front
I'm afraid it's here to stay

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Prompt word, Exhibition, suggested by Wright Girl at Write in Motion
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Sunday, May 08, 2011

One Single Impression: Love (# 2)


love makes the world go round it's said
a lot depends upon one's age
now looking on remembering
we've been there each delightful stage

two of our best just barely three
holding hands walking down the street
forbidden kiss it's puppy love
pita-pat heart's love at first beat

thrashing about hands uncontrolled
sensuous lips wander tarry
passionate teen kiss who will know
parents silent anxious caring

stars wild and crazy gone rampant
yet serious couples families start
Sunday sleep in—church—park—or play
new adults crowd of loving hearts

you make coffee I'll do the bed
read the paper and go to work
their love has now become routine
they still bite with a little smirk

I love you dear said tenderly
oft and smiling still when they greet
they've been married a hundred years
holding hands walking down the street

puppy love—mad passionate love
wild and crazy love—earnest love
routine love—old dog (mature) love
really hope it stays that way—love

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

One Single Impression: Border


there is a fine line

fowl nor fish neither is he

don't cross the border

lamb pork or beef we might eat

this white rat has gotta go

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