A Pretty Aimless Life


I lead a pretty aimless life
helped by not having a wife
who surely would try to keep me straight
and my course not to deviate
but as I don’t have one of those
I can come and go as I choose
depending on the time of day
or if the weather is too hot to play
outside in the yard or on a long walk
then I stay inside where it is cool
and play with the dogs for they are no fools
and outdoors on a hot summers day
is not where they go out to play
I go to the table that I use as a desk
where my computer is blank now as it rests
and fire it up to start the day
and check my emails in my usual way
with nothing of interest and nothing to write
I move on to my web page and view the site
make adjustments if any that I need to do
addressing my readers to give them a clue
of what to expect the next time I write
for the words from my pen are meant to excite
but the words do not flow so this time I turn
to my Facebook page to read with concern
what I see posted there, is this really true
what these idiots write thank goodness they are few
if everyone believed what is written here
the World would be much sorrier I fear
I close the computer not wanting to write
and look out the window, what a beautiful sight
as my yard is so green and the flowers so bright
but way too hot for jobs so benign
what else can I do to pass the time
my favorite pastime is driving my truck
just touring around trusting to luck
of where it will take me how far can I go
an Audiobook for company as I listen to the show
with talented writers and actors so great
what more can I ask as the journey I make
I had stopped at the store as I wanted to buy
groceries for me as I needed supplies
to feed me and the dogs as they always come first
they rely on me to satisfy their thirst
and give them food to keep them fit
and ready to walk for my benefit
as moving around and walking is best
as there is plenty of time to rest
and now the day is almost done
and food is consumed by everyone
and we sit on the couch and watch TV
and marvel at men much younger than me
with the things they can do on the soccer fields
and the tricks with the ball and a clean pair of heels
takes me back to my younger days
when I too could run and had tricky ways
those times are long gone and will not return
for age takes its toll with no energy to burn
I switch off the tube and me and the dogs
crawl into bed to sleep like a log
and even with many bathroom trips
wake up refreshed with no special script
get ready to do it same as before
with a change here and there to add to the score
and my aimless life will go on and on
with only me to please my hopes are strong.

Written 6/25/2018

Todays News, it is raining.

Rainy Day

Two days in a row and more chance of rain
through Monday he did explain
the weatherman on TV
with his maps and charts for all to see.

This time he seems to have got it right
as too many times in the past he just might
have said that tomorrow it will rain
to wake up and find that he’s wrong again
Mr Weatherman, why do you lie
when the world is waiting for you to try
forecasting the weather to some degree
of accuracy when you are on TV.

The only time you got it right
was back in the summer when the temperature’s height
reached more than one hundred degrees, out of sight

Ninety seven days in a row without break
all you had was the same script to take
advantage of the continuous sunshine
and say that tomorrow is going to be fine
another very, very hot day
with plenty of sunshine coming your way.

But now it is winter and you no longer can say
the things about sunshine coming our way
We have rain and cold fronts and other things too
making it sound like you haven’t a clue
of forecasting the weather correctly and see
as the weatherman on the TV
whether you know just what to say
that we may have more rain coming our way.

I am being too harsh, it’s a difficult task
forecasting the weather and at last
in the things that you say when your on TV
on the world stage at least here locally
I doubt very much if the signal travels further
a difficult task like no other
to be the weatherman on Austin TV.

Apologies to all Weathermen and Meteorologists around the World.