Tuesday, January 24, 2012



Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

All wrapped up
With nowhere to go
Except to sleep

Barbara M Lake  ©
Trinidad, WI
January 2012 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It Is Dark


image:  Bert Stern

 Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

It’s dark
Very, very dark
Let me sleep
Let me sleep
Off the pain
The feeling of gloom
Of hopelessness
That embraces me

It’s light
Very, very light
Let me sleep
Continue to sleep
To stave off
The pain the doom
The hopelessness
Still embracing me

The dark
Of the night
Brings no peace
The light
Of the day
Is not enough
To quell
My uneasy spirit

In the dark
Should I sleep
And hope for
Dreamless peace?
In the light
Should I wake
And hope for
Soothing calm?

Barbara M Lake
Trinidad W1 
10 June 2009

To Those Who Thought of Me in 2011, Thank You.

As 2012 opens, I'd like to send my heartfelt appreciation to all of you who during 2011 took the time and trouble to help me to feel safe, secure, blessed, and wealthy via 'advice' e mails.
Extra thanks to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes 'cause I now have to go get a wet towel every time I need to seal an envelope. Also, I scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

Because of your concern I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains. I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under God" on their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone might drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.
I no longer receive packages from nor send packages by UPS or FedEx since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I no longer eat KFC because their "chickens" are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer have any sneakers -- but that will change once I receive my free replacement pair from Nike.

I no longer have to buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.
I no longer worry about my soul because at last count I have 363,214 angels looking out for me.

Thanks to you, I have learned that God only answers my prayers if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl who is about to die in the hospital (for the 1,387,258th time)
I no longer have any money at all - but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special email program.

Yes, I want to thank you so much for looking out for me that I will now return the favor!

If you don't pass on this message, preferably in an e-mail, to
at least 144,000 people as soon as you have read it, a large pigeon with a wicked case of diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 PM (CDT) this afternoon. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next-door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

I know that we are already on the 3 January but I haven't been near a computer for days.  I am sending warm wishes to all my friends on Blogger and the visitors who pop in at various times.

May 2012 be a wonderful year in many ways  for each and everyone of you. I wish you all a year filled with good things including love, joy, peace, good health and prosperity together with abundant blessings.  

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