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Write letters filled with meaning, Something truly worth the reading, Words that wriggle with repeating On the cold and dying page. Paint a picture worth the seeing, A creation worth the being, Hold the moment back from fleeing On into the endless age. Something truly … Continue reading Letters

Sue the English Language

Who Put the R in February?


Who put the C in discipline?

Why an A in aisle?

Or the O in jeopardy?

Oh, the English Guile!


Who put the R in February?

Or G and H in through?

With all these extra letters,

What’s a soul to do?


He can’t just chuck the L in could,

Or drop the G from gnome,

She can’t steal the H from ghost,

Or the B in comb.


Why P H in philanthropist?

When F could do the job?

Sometimes the English Language,

Makes me want to sob.


I think the People of the World,

Would have a valid case,

The sue the English Language,

For taking too much space.


Just think of all the time we’d save,

To spell with endless ease,

Save our hands from writing cramps,

And also save more trees.


The little voice inside my head,

Knows we wouldn’t win,

Because the People of the World

Would only feel chagrin.


Though countless misdemeanors,

The English Language has,

It’s the People of the World,

Who put two Zs in jazz.


We all made the system.

And guilty are we all,

Who put the R in February?

Simply it is—y’all.



Long Distance Love and a Ukulele

“Get to You” is a song I wrote on the ukulele. As with all songs, the words are rather lifeless without the music. Music has the ability to portray emotions and subtle nuances that the spoken word cannot. Due to the fact that this was the first song I ever wrote of any merit on the ukulele, it uses simple chords. (CM, GM, FM, and Am with melody or sub-melody finger picking added in.) Each song I write goes through a different creative process. This one started as a desire to write a short, folksy, cheerful song, and ended up that way. This is highly uncommon. Usually, a song starts one way and ends up another. I once wrote a piano song attempting to recreate the mood of the music in a Sherlock Holmes movie I watched and it ended up sounding like something out of Carmen. Go figure. Now I present to you my short ukulele song “Get to You.”

Get to You


Jimmy was a young boy down in Minnesota,

Wonderin’ if she’d gotten all the letters that he wrote her.

‘Cause just last May,

She moved away,

To a city on the sunshine coast.

But that’s just life-

It cuts in like a knife,

When it hurts the most.



When the goin’ gets tough the tough get a-goin’

When it seems love’s away.

And when the road gets rough the rough keep a-rollin’

Lovin’ on anyway.

Love so bright

-A shining light-

Will find you through the darkest night.

Love true.

Will get to you.


Annie Marie in her house by the sea,

Painting pictures of the seaside scenery.

Her thoughts wander back,

To the envelope stack,

And Jimmy’s “Happy Birthday” card.

She sings their song,

And tries to stay strong,

‘Cause leavin’ love behind is hard.




A letter arrived in the mail today,

Jimmy just smiled at what it had to say.

“Though I miss you a ton,

I know you’re the one,

That can understand and see,

That though we’re apart

You’ll be in my heart.

I love you. Love, Annie Marie.”




Love true.

Will get to you.