Saturday, March 14, 2015

Thirty Years.









Thirty years ago today I got married and I am still married to the same man!  Yesterday flowers from my husband, were delivered to me at work. I am blessed and fortunate. Today I look back over the years and know that even during bumpy times, this marriage was to be.  I know we won't ever celebrate sixty only because we are of the age when that figure is unrealistic but another ten isn't beyond the realms of possibility.

Although my husband won't read this as he's not a Blogger, I want him to know that I love and cherish him.  The marriage has never been dull, boring or lacked humour and for that and many other facets, I am more than grateful.

For those of you who remember and for those of you who never read my Our House series, here a very small taste of how it's been. The humour is still with us.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Insanity

Magpie 260



Lee Miller in Adolf Hitler's bathtub, Munich 1945, by David E Scherman

Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales  http://magpietales.blogspot.com/2015/03/mag-260.html




I have lived
I have loved
I thought I was
Invincible

But this day
I saw horror
Ingrained for ever
Dachau!

Gentle victims, innocents
You brutally gassed
The devil being your 
Master

Now in disbelief 
I scrub the rawness
The sickening stench of
Death

You never soaped
In this bath
No desire to cleanse
Evil

I already know
What future holds
My spirit is drowned
Numbed



Postscript:

Life is shattered
I cannot love
Drowning atrocities in
Alcohol



Barbara M Lake   ©

Trinidad WI

March 2015


Sunday, February 8, 2015

I Dreamed a Dream.

Magpie 257


Action Figures, Edith Vonnegut
Photo courtesy of Tess Kinkaid, http://magpietales.blogspot.com/2015/02/mag-257.html


I dreamed
 I was doing housework
Bare of
My Maidenform bra! 



And for those under a certain age who do not know the connection!!!!:



Barbara M Lake
Trinidad WI
February 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Move it!

Magpie 256


shorpy swinging pad 1966
Photo courtesy of Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales on Blogspot


Hear the beat
Swing the hips
Move it dude!

Shake your body
Twist it kid
Not like that!

Move the legs
Two left feet
Man can't dance!


Barbara M Lake
Trinidad, WI
February 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Celebration.

Magpie 254


Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales 
http://magpietales.blogspot.com/2015/01/mag-254.html


Remember
Him with words
Charcoaled 
On a tile

"Begorrah" 
Sure, by God 
Kathleen
You're a beauty

Unkempt 
Thick blonde hair
Tangled
Between my fingers

Green
Wide unblinking eyes
Pierce
My very soul

Press
Yourself into me 
Celebrate
Your new freedom




Barbara M Lake
Trinidad WI
January 2015



Thursday, January 15, 2015

All About Image!

MAGPIE 253


Photo by Elene Usdin
Courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales


The hem of my dress
Is not quite straight
Bugger!

Standing at this angle
My legs look bowed
Damn!

This is unflattering
For a figure like mine
Crap!

I look like a pencil
But mirror is warped
Yes!



Barbara M Lake  ©
January 2015
Trinidad WI





Monday, January 5, 2015

Ponderosa Blues!

MAG 252




Photo courtesy Tess Kinkaid, http://magpietales.blogspot.com/2015/01/mag-252.html

"Pa?"
"Hoss?" answered Ben

"Little Joe!"
"Hoss!" replied Joe

"Adaaammm..!" 
"Yea?" sighed Adam 

"My goddam Levis ain't on the line"
"Watch the language" said Ben
"Sorry Pa"
"Don't do it again"

"Hop Sing!" shouted Joe
"He's the cook" muttered Ben

"Wash days blues
At Ponderosa again"





Barbara M Lake
Trinidad WI
January 2015







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