Sunday, April 30, 2017

Coach


The athlete stands proudly in the gym;
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the Attempt”
It matters little if it is basketball, archery, bowling or a swim;
With encouragement, no-one has to be exempt

Big yellow buses come and go;
Peaceful, kind, cooperative, safe, at-large;
Whether it is sunshine, clouds, rain or snow;
Witness the tall quiet leadership of a man-in-charge.

Bocce or fishing could be on the schedule.
These changes don’t phase him a bit.
Watch him work and observe if you will;
The exemplary role model is ready and fit.

What does it mean to be Coach Green?
I just isn’t as easy as it would seem.
Dollars to doughnuts, it will nearly always be true;
The best thing is to stop and ask, “What would Coach Green do?”

You are above reproach;
Character counts here at the Neu;
One thing is for certain Coach;
Next year and beyond, we will most certainly miss you. 

(c) 2017 Wes Morgan 
Wishing Coach Patrick Green all the best 
in retirement as the school year comes to a close.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Judge Not

 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge,
ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete,
it shall be measured to you again.
And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,
but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

--- Matthew 7:1-3 King James Version

Of Sons and daughters the saying goes;
Your daughter/my sister everyone knows;
A daughter is a daughter the rest of your life.
Her parents take to heart but let it flow.  

There are ups and downs;
There are errors and omissions;
There are slips and slides;
And acts of contrition.

Rebel without a cause;
Skipping school - to protest the war;
St. Patrick’s Day, opening baseball season;
You are absent - Pick a reason.

Don’t know much about cosmetology;
Don’t know much about biology;
But you do know that I love you;
What a wonderful world this can be.

You were in a hurry to get out of the house;
In no-time at all you found a spouse.
Rocky top hiatus and you are a mom.
Four high schools later - get the degree, skip the prom.

You landed on Mars – the place was pink;
The carpet should be green you think.
So let it be …charge!
Nothing stoppin’ you from living large.

Growing family needs to move;
Tires, baseball and floors to wax, two boys to feed;
It takes a village - you are in a groove;
Yet something is amiss -  you have a need.

You just want a change of venue;
You landed husband number 2.
Welder warrior and you are in the dung.
Some songs cannot be unsung.

But you got away from that;
Presto change-o in no time flat;
Daddy’s girl was gold coast bound;
Soon enough a soul mate is found.

You work nights leaving him free;
To explore the neighbor in apartment #203.
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted;
We know you will again rise from the ashes.

You emerge stronger, better, fine;
On your own and calling the shots.
You and your show dog marking time; 
Living and learning - lots and lots.