Archive for November 2016

Scattered Thoughts and Memories   2 comments



Songs and lullabies, metre and rhyme

Rules for the melodies

And rules for romance

Looking for answers to life’s mysteries

Once again…, I’d die for this dance.



Good Night Everybody




Posted November 30, 2016 by PapaBear in Uncategorized







What am I thankful for ???

The gift of another day to share with those I love,

The gift of the memories of those who are no longer with me

The gift of those who share their feelings, thoughts, memories and

their gifts with me.


Blessings to all of you today.






Posted November 23, 2016 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

~~ Holiday Greetings ~~   2 comments


I know this may be a day or two early, but I thought I’d better do it now rather than forget about it later.  This is a copy of something I posted a few years ago.  Yeah, I’m being lazy tonight, but the sentiment is real, and the message is the same……..



Thanks to each and every one of you who has patiently read and followed

my poor attempts at writing, humor, and art, for your friendship, commeraderie,

and even for your criticism at times (you know who you are) for you have

all helped me to grow as a person.  Bless you and your families and keep them

safe as we start into this holiday. 


May your soul know the calm of peace…,

And your heart know the joy of love.


Happy Thanksgiving !!!





Posted November 16, 2016 by PapaBear in Personal, Prose

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Autumn Leaves   1 comment



The autumn leaves drift by my window

Along with them comes chill and wind

Where did the warmth of summer go

Please tell me why it had to end


Days are shorter and much too cool

Nights are long and much too cold

To think it would, last, was I a fool

Or am I just getting too old


Times come now when mem’rys faded

Come back to haunt a tired mind

All around seems bland and jaded

Peace now is my goal to find


Soon comes my winter of discontent.  That’s nothing new folks.  Those who know me,

know I’m discontented every winter.  It’s simply my least favorite season.  Wind, cold,

and snow, and such are simply some more 4-letter words that I try to avoid.  Oh, well,

if it’s gotta be, it’s gotta be.  What triggered this little rant is the forecast of a high temp

of 42deg, and a low of 26deg, with a 60% chance of snxw.  All this said, I’m off to a Notre

Dame basketball game. 


G’nite All !

Stay warm.









Posted November 14, 2016 by PapaBear in Uncategorized

~~ Broken ~~   2 comments




Where did it all go wrong

We lost the words and forgot the song

How could we be so sadly mistaken

About all the rules we’d been breakin’

Never thinking about the day

When we’d have to face and pay

The price for all the mistakes we made

For what we did, and what we said

Foolishly we sit and cry

For all the wonderful past gone by

We were so proud of our progress

Never to realize that we’d regressed

Now there’s little else to do

But face the day and start anew


Just trying to understand how all of the governmental systems of this great country

have become so irreparably broken.


G’nite Everybody !!!

Posted November 9, 2016 by PapaBear in Experiences, History, Poetry

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