Do You Remember


Do You Remember
I’m one of those that was a teenager in the fifties,
The only word to use is, life back then was nifty.
It’s hard for me to say this about life as it is today,
You older ones will understand, it’s in complete decay.
My dresses were all homemade and filled with starch galore,
After my mama ironed them, they stood by themselves on the
kitchen floor.
My shoes were black patent leather, and oxfords of white and brown,
Only two pair I had, one for school, the other for church and going
into town.
Our games at school were jumping rope, kick ball, and playing with
trading cards,
Our jobs at home were setting tables, washing and drying dishes, and raking leaves in the yards.
We carried our lunch boxes and our school bags, and we rode our bikes to school,
We never never sassed our teachers and we lived by the golden rule.
In summer empty lots were made into baseball fields by the
neighborhood boys,
The sidewalks were blocked by hop scotch and roller skates and jacks for the girls toys.
Always in your pocket you carried a dime, listening for the ice cream trucks bell,
Never did you go home after dark, after the street lights came on,
for surly you’d catch ….
Eileen 2013

The Kitten and the Falling Leaves

Falling leaves -- Nicole Wong

The Kitten and the Falling Leaves

That way look, my infant, lo!
What a pretty baby-show!
See the kitten on the wall,
sporting with the leaves that fall.
Withered leaves – one – two and three
from the lofty elder tree.
Though the calm and frosty air,
of this morning bright and fair.
Eddying round and round they sink,
softly, slowly; one might think.
From the motions that are made,
every little leaf conveyed
Sylph or Faery hither tending,
to this lower world descending.
Each invisible and mute,
in his wavering parachute.


  Silent Pain


~ Silent Pain ~
I was in pain for awhile today
I was in pain all day yesterday
I will pray, yes I’ll get through
I will pray, that’s what I do
Sun is shining, that is good
When it shines I can smile
Stops the hurt, least it should
In my mind, just for awhile
Keep on going, get to days end
Don’t complain, not to any friend
Silent on face, screams in my head
Soon night is here, I slip into bed
So good, so soft, thank you God
Eileen ~ 2011

I Need My Coffee !!



Get out of my way, please get out of my way
I haven’t had my hot cup of coffee today
Sand in my eyes, cobwebs on my face
If you want to live, get out of my space
Haven’t brushed my teeth, nor used a wash cloth
What I need right now is cream and bean broth
Looked in the cabinet, the refrigerator, and drawer
Nothing no where, never been in this situation before
Come over to me please come over to me
My eyes popping out, my ears are turning green
Toe nails curling up, and think I’m gonna scream
You ask what can you do, well you can either pray
Or get me quick to the nearest coffee cafe’

Eileen 2010


 You Waited To Long


You Waited Too Long

Why that sleek sly smile on your face
Why that look in your eyes of distaste
Who’s mind did you wrongly cross today
who’s heart did you rip out and throw away
I can always tell when you’ve finished
with someone
You have a bit of that cocky stance
Bellowing out, well this dude is done
Now that I know you,I know in a glance
It’s finally happened to you at long last
Things I told you, you would not grasp
Said the day would come and you’d be old
You should’ve picked one of those sorry souls
You’ve lost your youth, it passes, it’s swift
You already had too many face lift’s
I’m giving you this address, don’t anymore cry
It’s the old folks home, their you might find a guy

Eileen “2009”

His name is Aleister and he just walked away.

He is so happy playing with my cats, running and hiding under
the pine trees, the blackberry bushes, and the woods below,
he also loves sleeping on my porch, I’m happy he’s here.

  His name is Aleister and he just walked away.

This past March my granddaughter Chelsea and her parents packed up everything and moved to Texas.

I asked Chelsea to please leave him with me. As you read you’ll see that Aleister already was staying on the big deck and my back porch, he loved it their !

He also enjoyed playing in the woods in the back yard and playing with my cats Dixie and Little Girl.

I was certain he would be happy here rather then be shipped off to a new and unknown place.

He seemed to be content and settled into his new arrangement, but he would not come into my house even though one night it was cold and raining. I put a large towel on the chair that he slept in on my porch

and felt he would stay warm and be fine.

He was just fine and as the days began to warm up I was sure that Aleister was going to become a permanent member to my family.


Two weeks had gone by and things seemed to be going well when one day,
I remember so well because I was in my living room staring out the big
picture window, when I saw Al walking on the other side of our fence.
I never saw him on that side of the fence before so just watched him walk slowly down the hill and into the woods.

I have not seen Aleister since that day.


 Aliester sleeping on the bench on the big deck while my Little Girl is asking him to wake up and go for a walk with her. See, he was happy here….I’m still holding on to some hope he will come back home.

Chelsea has moved back home to Kentucky….where are you Aliester ?