Friday, December 31, 2010

Wishes And Hopes
At Christmas And Beyond

Wishing you fair breezes
and each season's delights;
with sunlit days
and starlit nights.

Hoping good health visits
and stays through the year,
and keeps you close
to those you hold dear.

Wishing you peace of mind
with a heart that is light;
to be productive each day
and rest well each night.

Hoping you find time
for what most lights your fire,
and become not a stranger
to your heart's most desire.

Wishing most of all
many gifts from above;
and if blessed with but one,
let's pray that it's love!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Jim Johnson - 3717, #223

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christ is in Christmas

I gazed out the window,
At nature's mantle of white;
Arriving as if on cue.
With thoughts of childhood's toys,
And yesteryear's joys,
Conspiring to adjust my view.

I longed for that spirit
Known in my youth;
Feelings of awe and good cheer.
Then as if from above
Came Faith, Hope and Love.
Surely the Light was near.

Christmas is family and sharing.
It's Santa and elves.
It's presents under a tree.
But our Savior's birth is the reason,
He lent his name to this season;
To fill willing hearts with glee.

Merry Christmas from Jim Johnson (3717, #223)

Monday, December 13, 2010

The One Day Only Sale...by james robert

Tis the season of giving.
Buy one; get four free.
Hey, what if I only want two,
how much is it going to cost me?

Buy all you want.
No payments til you're 50.
Well if I pass by age 49,
than the purchase was truly thrifty.

Our most popular unit,
is $695 out the door.
But if you buy in the next 5 minutes,
for free, you'll get three more.

There's free financing during our sale,
so just go to Helen Waite.
She's our new credit manager.
For best selection, don't be late.

Of course, there's never a charge,
for restocking, handling or shipping.
But if you want the last one in stock,
you may have to resort to tipping.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Economics 101...by james robert

I'm not saying that it shouldn't be.
I'm just saying that I care.
When an athlete gets a zillion dollar contract,
I lose a bit of my hair.

I know that it's simply supply and demand.
They get what the market will bear.
Too many are dumb as a box of Fig Newtons.
This just seems so doggone unfair.

The player's pay is fast approaching,
the GDP of a third world state.
This, for throwing or catching a ball.
Somehow, I just can't relate.

I know that this won't be changing soon.
This is what's paid for these kinds of skills.
Dad, mom and the 2 kids can go to a game,
or pay their monthly bills!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Resignation...by james robert

During this, the greatest holiday season of the year,
I resign myself to treat all of my brothers and sisters,
with the utmost love and respect.

Of course, this does not include
alarmists, abortionists, anarchists,
arse kissers, bad priests, brown nosers,
cheaters, communists, evil doers in general,
liars, many politicians ( including some Presidents ),
radical Islamists, Sister Mary Bernice, terrorists,
traitors, people who drink, tailgate,
or text while driving a motor vehicle,...

On second thought, I just resign!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

At times we act just like humans...by james robert

At times we tend to get tired.
Sometimes we even feel beaten.
Sometimes we even feel hungry;
at times even though we've just eaten.

At times we tend to get sad.
Sometimes we even get crazy.
Sometimes we even shut down;
at times even though we're not lazy.

At times we tend to doubt.
Sometimes we even despair.
Sometimes we even hurt others;
at times even though we still care.

At times we're less than fair.
Sometimes we even act madly.
Sometimes we're even rewarded;
at times even though we act badly.

At times we tend to act human.
Sometimes we even fall down.
Sometimes we even act lost;
at times even though we are found.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sanity Clause...by james robert

Every year about this time,
Congress attempts to pass this bill.
Oh how I wish it hadn't made,
it's way to Capital Hill.

I perused the new legislation,
just passed this very night.
It was a most contentious battle,
between the left and right.

All the areas of disagreement,
were ironed out in conference committee.
That the matter was taken up at all,
is in itself the greatest pity.

After the House and Senate,
agreed to this bill without precedent,
it was sent to the White House,
to be signed by the current resident.

The President called a press conference,
at which there was no applause.
It was then announced to all,
this year, there would be no "Sanity Clause".

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Twelve Nights Of Christmas... by james robert

On the first night of Christmas,
I was given a Christmas tree.
It was huge and beautifully decorated,
just like you'd want it to be.

On the second night of Christmas,
I was given coins of gold.
They were so rare and beautiful.
What a sight to behold.

On the third night of Christmas,
I was given a pile of cash;
crisp one hundred dollar bills,
man did I have a stash.

On the fourth night of Christmas,
I was given a BMW 7-Series Bimmer.
Boy oh boy, this car could fly.
This was no Stanley Steamer.

On the fifth night of Christmas,
I was given diamonds galore.
I stayed awake until quite late,
hoping to find a few more.

On the sixth night of Christmas,
I removed the lowest branches of the tree.
I hoped to make a bit more room,
for more and more gifts for me.

On the seventh night of Christmas,
as it was getting late,
I thought, this is all I'm getting,
after such a lengthy wait?

On the eighth night of Christmas,
I said, forget all this Christmas fluff.
Just gimme, gimme, gimme,
where's all my Christmas stuff?

On the ninth night of Christmas,
I knew things weren't right.
I had received many great gifts,
and yet, I was so uptight.

On the tenth night of Christmas,
I had lost all my Christmas glee.
Was there a deeper meaning to this,
beside just me, me, me?

On the eleventh night of Christmas,
I prayed my eyes might see.
I knew that Christmas had to mean,
more than presents under a tree.

By the twelfth night of Christmas,
I had my old thoughts on the run.
Christmas wasn't about material gifts,
it was about the birth of the Father's Son!

Merry Christmas To All...From Jim Johnson (3717, #223)