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Wiffledust Loves Tom Prasada-Rao ...and always will.

If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to say a few words about Tom Prasada-Rao while he’s still with us. That sounds dire, but while I believe in all kinds of miracles, Tom has told us that his days may be numbered due to cancer….I’ll go with whatever Tom says since I know…


Added by wiffledust on May 16, 2024 at 11:37am — No Comments

Every Storm Runs Out of Rain

It’s been pouring for months now

Your heart feels like it’s drowning

When will it all end?

I don’t think I can take much more…


Your friends told you that in time the pain would fade

And before you knew it, things would be alright again

But the storm within doesn’t show any signs of stopping

Hearing that…


Added by Carissa Galow on July 28, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Always Within My Heart

If only there was a way to visit Heaven

I would make regular trips there

Meet family members who died before I was born

See firsthand what they were like


And there are those that died when I was young

When they left, I barely knew them

So I’d spend some time changing that

Talking and getting to know one…


Added by Carissa Galow on July 21, 2014 at 7:13pm — 2 Comments

Yard Sale new Lyric

'Yard Sale'

copyright 2014 by Richard Reiley

Welcome to my yard sale

Where I'm clearing out a path

Through a life of work and…


Added by Rick Reiley on June 3, 2014 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

Life: Live It

When the rain falls, don’t hide yourself away

Learn how to dance your way through the storms

And when the sun is shining brightly upon you

Don’t take a single minute of that for granted


Life is a series of ups and downs

A crazy roller coaster ride of emotions

There are lessons to learn

And memories to be…


Added by Carissa Galow on May 18, 2014 at 11:10pm — No Comments

For My Son

Hands once so very small

That held mine so tightly

Once you needed me for everything

But now as the time has flown by

Your need for my help lessens


There is a part of me that loves watching you grow

Just to listen to your ideas for the future intrigues me

Your mind is a fascinating thing to look…


Added by Carissa Galow on May 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

My Quest For A Fairytale Life

I spent years chasing my fairytale

And dreaming of a love built to last

Hoping my prince would sweep me off my feet

Together then we would find our happily ever after


After awhile it seemed that love would forever elude me

Each relationship I entered into failed miserably

And by the end of each one, I felt more and…


Added by Carissa Galow on May 8, 2014 at 5:07pm — 2 Comments

The Tale of a Baker's Son

I am a baker, like my father before me. One might say that I’m rolling in dough. Okay, that pun was a bit corny, but at least a tad bit funny, I think. But, I am not known for my clever wit. However, I once had quite the athletic ability. I used to play baseball, football, and even could be found playing a little basketball as well. Of them, only one truly was…


Added by Carissa Galow on March 8, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Mother's Heart

From the very beginning, something changes within

Feelings & emotions new & difficult to understand begin

As a tiny life begins to grow within, you begin to see

It’s not just about you anymore, it’s now mainly about that little baby

As your body changes & your hormones rage out of control

You still know…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 28, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Request From a Sensitive Heart

When watching a movie I have seen so many times

I still cry when it gets to the emotional scenes

It was only a harmless joke, so my friend did say

Yet it still got to me in such a profound way


I often hear phrases like, “Why does that bother you so much?”

And another common one is, “…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

I'm An American

The land of the brave & home of the free

That is what you are to many, including me

Across vast & might oceans and distant seas

Some see us as a land of greed & shallow vanity

It is true that our nation has its troubles, that's easy to see

And there are plenty I know who are ready & willing to…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 26, 2014 at 12:09pm — 6 Comments

My Tribute to Wisconsin

From the land of the frozen tundra, I say hello

Where cheese is made & beer does freely flow

Born & raised in this place they call Wisconsin

This is where many of my friends are & also my kin


There are times when I dream of moving away

Because of the many cold & snowy days

But in the end, I find…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 25, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Thank You For Your Support

We all have ways in which we express who we are

Some design buildings, others dance, and there some who bake

Many are the ways in which we can showcase our thoughts & feelings

For me, it is through the …


Added by Carissa Galow on February 24, 2014 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

Don't Blend In, Be Proud to Stand Out

Surrounding the world is a thick mist & dark shadow

It threatens to take over, suppressing all light & hope

Hate, cruelty, & greed have such power, it tries to sway all to…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 23, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

I Want To Say Thank You

Some stresses in my life feel difficult to defeat

But know that head on my problems I will meet

I will stumble, fall, & sometimes feel pretty low

But in the end, I will rise each time & be ready to go


Head held high, facing the challenges ahead

The struggles I face & the demons within will not see me…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 22, 2014 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

We Are Works of Art

All that I am & all that you are is poetry

We are works of art for all to see

The way we move, the way our minds operate

What wonders we think of & create


God is the great creator, the one who designed us

How we wove us together, all the angels made such a fuss

How like He, we have been wonderfully…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 21, 2014 at 11:40am — 2 Comments

Labels Are Made For Cans, Not People

Labels can be found on water bottles & soup cans

But all too often they are found on our fellow man

We have all been guilty of judging others

Though instead we should love our sisters & brothers


That girl in the colorful outfit dancing…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 20, 2014 at 12:09pm — 4 Comments

The Girl You Always Knew

For most of my life, I have had the same dream

But it’s not as crazy as to some it might seem

For there are many who are on the same page

Who long to be performing their songs up on stage


What has kept me from accomplishing my goals is fear

Fear of forgetting the words or of my voice failing all who could…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 19, 2014 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday, Mike!

On this day in the good year of 1982

My brother Mike was born, so today he’s 32

I would like to take just a few moments to say

To my younger brother, Happy Birthday!


We haven’t always gotten along, many know this to be true

But it hasn’t changed for one moment just how much I love you

For all you have…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 17, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

Ode to Onyx

When I saw a certain black kitten, he ensnared my heart

I knew he was to be a part of our little family from the start

The name that I came up for him was one that I thought fits

Being such a black beauty, he deserved the name Onyx

Stunning, agile, full of energy, & often ready to pounce

Quite comical he can be…


Added by Carissa Galow on February 16, 2014 at 6:28pm — 4 Comments

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