Lizard Skin Shoes

Like any good gardener, Before going inside, I remove muddy shoes, And leave them outside Overnight they will stay, All alone in the dark, Outside by the door, Old tennies will park. But by morning I wonder, What happened last night? Inside of my shoes, In the dark,...

I am my Daughter’s Bank

She looks at me warmly, With her sweet baby blues, And I hand her some cash, And she buys some new shoes. I look like her dad, But I feel kind of blank, As I hand her more money, I’m becoming her bank. I’m her ATM Dad, I’m her angel investor, I’m her blank kind of...

Drop a Pebble in the Pond

“Drop a pebble in the pond” The wise man told the boy. “And watch the endless circles, As the ripples spread with joy.” “Then try to stop them quickly, Stop those ripples if you can. And see what really happens, Catching ripples with your hand.” So I dropped the...

Money Doesn’t Grow on me

Money doesn’t grow on trees – I said, And my son looked so confused. “What does that mean?” he said to me, That’s when I blew my fuse. If I give in and give you cash, We know how fast you’ll burn it, If I say “no” you’ll have to think, And maybe you’ll go earn it. Yes...