Life’s Joy…

June 30, 2009

I think I had mixed feelings about this poem, but the older I get the more I realize that you are giving so many opportunities that you let pass you by, and then you think that it’s all over and nothing can be fixed. Sometimes that is true, but while you’re young you have to know that when things get hard you don’t just give up, because it’s the hard things that make you strong… so never forget that Life can be unfair but it’s there, and it’s worth living.

Your Day Is Someday
© Taralyn Southam

Simple gifts of joy
Are life’s special memories
So many forgotten daily treasures
Is like someone who won’t read a book
The cover is opened and closed without thought
As you see every blue sky
And cloudless day,
Warm rain, on a sunny summer day
You walk by as you self-consciously stray
And so many joyful memories are forgotten
Just like that they go rotten
And as the hours go by
And life goes on
So many wonders to see
And you just run by carefree
As you listen to life’s chime
You stand aside waiting for your time
But your time is when you realize
Just what you forgot
And how you walked into a big ole knot
And that as you stand aside
Your future flies by
Like it will not see you
And then you hate how it took so long for you to see
That life’s joy was every rotten memory

Life is Finding Yourself a Joy

Someone to Look Up to

June 21, 2009


Don’t forget to Live

June 14, 2009



June 9, 2009

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any
other two-letter word, and that is ‘UP.’

It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of
the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ? At a
meeting, why does a topic come UP ? Why do we speak UP and why are the
officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP
a report ?

We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP
the silver; w e warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We
lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the
little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP
for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed
is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is
stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at

We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP ! To be knowledgeable about the
proper uses of UP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized
dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to
about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building
UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your
time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or
more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP . When the
sun comes out we say it is clearing UP…

When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.

When it doesn’t rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP,
so…… is time to shut UP!


Bottoms UP?   😛


June 3, 2009