Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Good wishes to them all. Some will need them more than others.

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Forever Young
by - Jim Cregan, Rod Stewart, Kevin Savigar, Bob Dylan

May the good Lord be with you
Down every road that you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true
And do unto others as you'd have done to you

Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to Heaven
With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young, yeah

And when you finally fly away
I'll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
Forever young, forever young
For, forever young, forever young


  1. Sneaks in to sully the VGW...

    Love the choice today, Jim. Reminds me of how we're captured by our photos, images of the past, that part of us immortal through time.

    I'm working on BL5 this early dawn of a day, trying to capture the scenes in my head onto the manuscript notes.

    I shall leave you all with a quote from Cat Stevens:

    O very young, what will you leave us this time?
    You're only dancing on this earth for a short while.

    Superb Sunday, all!

  2. Jim, what a great montage of the kiddos and you too. These are the best times. When the year is over and you can reflect a bit.

    Maria--may the scene fairy whap you with that wand.

    Another chunck of type-in finished yesterday and will get more done today. If I don't finish today, then Monday. Final feedback from readers then off to Indi editor for her take of all these changes.

    Still 98 expected here. Welcome to Texas. Drains your energy.

    Relaxing Sunday to All.

  3. Hey! Maria breaking first tracks in the VGW! Glad it wasn't because of the insomnia wand...

    I've never really looked at the words to this song - thanks for bringing them to our attention. Lots of good advice this morning. Good wishes indeed to all of those fresh young faces, with their lives ahead of them.

    Safely at my sister's house in NH. Nice to be "home." No big plans as far as I know - just enjoying being together.

    I hope everyone has a relaxing or productive Sunday, depending on your druthers. And, of course, Go Celtics!

  4. Ah, Jim, I love the montage and your choice of song. I didn't know--or had forgotten--that Bob Dylan hand a hand in it. I love, love, love the way Rod sang it.

    May I toot the horn I just happen to have in my hand today? The Scent of Rain and Lightning is on The New York Ties bestseller list for the 4th week in a row! Not bad for a little girl from Kansas, eh? Of course, this week it's in the last slot, #35, but I'll take it!!

    Okay, back to cleaning the kitchen.

  5. Toot away, NP! You so deserve it!! I'm on page 241, but I have to stop and take my Mac to the Apple store to get it fixed (finally). So I'll finish it tonight. I'd take it with me, but I think they frown upon reading while driving...

    So did you decide to leave your fleurs in the widdle pots?

  6. lol, Beth. Some of them actually are still in their widdle pots. ::feels guilty:: But the rest are lookin' perky in the (real) dirt.

  7. Nancy--I like numbers:
    Amazon # 24 in top 100 Mystery
    and been in top 100 for 34 days.

    4 and 1/2 star rating.


    In USA Today top 150 bestsellers.

    Tooting horns in Texas for Kansas gal.

  8. Congrats on the nifty numbers, Nancy!

    I'm glad all of you liked the poem (lyrics) and the picture. Thirteen years ago, I took photos of our sixth graders for the first time. I've now passed the photography off to parents since I'm looking at teaching only two more years. The rules of the photo are that each student chooses two other people in the sixth grade to have their photo taken with. They can't be in more than 4 photos. They also can't be in a photo with someone a second time. There is at least one kid each year that this is the only time I see them smile all year. The kids get a copy of each picture they are in, and the mounted montage is framed and hung in the building. I love it when kids in high school and college come back with a friend to show them their sixth grade picture and friends. I see parents and little brothers and sisters looking at or pointing out their sixth grader.

    I hope the rest of your Sunday is peaceful and your work week is a good one.