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Now I know my ABC's, next time won't you sing with me?

Almost always rushing

Bills to pay

Cat to feed

Deadlines to make

Everyone needs something

Food to put on the table

Garbage to take out

Homework to help with

Ice to scrape off the car

Jealousy to calm

Knees to soothe

Laundry to do

Mistakes to remedy

Nails breaking

Oil needs…


Added by Carissa Galow on November 12, 2013 at 12:39pm — 2 Comments

Silent Nightmare

Barely a man

Overseas he travels

So very far from home

To a fight for our country


He doesn’t understand why

He just knows our country needs him

So he prepares to give all he has

To defend the land he loves


He faced things he never dreamed of

But now it’s all he can do to escape the…


Added by Carissa Galow on November 11, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments


Look closely at my tapestry

Within every thread, a story is told

Tell me, what do you see?

When you look upon the colors bright and bold


The majority of the blues signify the many tears shed

The yellows are for every ray of hope

The reds are for every time I ached and bled

Each purple hue you see is for those…


Added by Carissa Galow on November 8, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Power Within

Words have such power

More than many realize

They can strengthen a fragile heart

Or they can tear a soul apart from the inside out


Often times we think before we speak

Not considering how our words impact others

It’s become too easy to let words flow off our tongues

Though we don’t hesitate to get…


Added by Carissa Galow on November 4, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments

A Plea For Empathy From An Empathetic Heart

How can I explain with mere words

The way that my thoughts and emotions work?

When someone I love is hurting, I hurt too

As if their heartaches and burdens were my own

Many times the empathy I feel allows me to help

So there are times when this serves as a blessing

By putting myself through the pain and stress

I can often find ways to…


Added by Carissa Galow on November 1, 2013 at 4:56pm — 1 Comment

Trick or Treat?

What you see isn’t always what you get

Let that be a lesson you don’t soon forget

Don’t become jaded with the world

Just please don’t believe everything you’re told


There is so much good left within our race

It hasn’t vanished without a trace

God shows us every single day that love is alive

Out of sadness, joy…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 31, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

I'd Go Anywhere With You

What might I say to you

That would be something new?

I wish not to bother or bore

Or give you cause to snore


To become predictable isn’t something I desire

I want to live a life full of passion and fire

Let us go on an adventure, two, or maybe even three

Take my hand, there are many things I want you to…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 31, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

A short story to pass the time

The frigid cold grips my bones as the October wind seeps into my skin. I don’t mind as much as I normally might, not today. I look into the sky and see the golden sun greeting me and I know today will be a good day. I stop to look at my feet and see the brightly colored leaves beneath me. Hues of purple, red, orange, and yellow are scattered on the ground as far as my…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 29, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Ode To the Four Seasons

Sometimes I complain about the weather

For a little while, it’s too hot

Though in reality, it’s not the heat

It’s the humidity that has me beat


For what seems like forever at the time

It’s a winter wonderland

But outside is not where I want to go

Because that usually means I have to shovel…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 28, 2013 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Voices That Won't Win

The voices inside my head have got me so paranoid

Leaving me feeling quite annoyed

I wish that I knew how to silence them for good

Oh how I would if I could


Sometimes the things they say frighten me

Twisting everything that I see

Other times they tell me I’ll fail at something I want to do

“Oh girl, why do you…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 25, 2013 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Dancing With the Wind

The wind makes its presence known today

And it asks me if I want to come out to play

Oh what the heck, it might be fun

I think I'll take my kite out for a little run


I let it soar way up high 

Taking my dreams upon it to the sky 

They dance merrily with the wind 

Free to explore, from my mind they're…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 22, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

When My Time Comes

There’s so much left to do

I’d like to cross the oceans blue

See lands far away

Upon foreign grasses lay


I want to see my son continue to grow

Him as an adult, I’d like to know

His path is yet unknown

Will I perhaps see him have a family of his own?


I’ve only begun to live my…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 10, 2013 at 6:23pm — 3 Comments

Stuck In Wonderland

Crazy, chaotic, & stressful

That about summed up my life

I'd often daydream

Imagining myself away from this place

Somewhere fun, without any worries to ruin my day

Come with me, fly on a magic carpet

Imagine it and it'll happen

Animals talk and trees do too

Chase a white rabbit for…


Added by Carissa Galow on October 9, 2013 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

Illustrated Children's Book about Pluto

I'm delighted to announce that I have a new children's book available, wonderfully illustrated by Philadelphia cartoonist Vance Lehmkuhl.  

We are donating 10% of the royalties for the book to the hunger charity Philabundance. 

As mentioned in the previous post, the book has been endorsed by singer-songwriter (and Wiffledust performer) Christine…


Added by Paul Halpern on September 27, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

The Wonderful Christine Lavin

I've seen singer-songwriter Christine Lavin several times in concert and have been a long-time fan of her music.   Several years ago I was delighted to meet her, after a very entertaining Wiffledust concert organized by Lisa. 

Chris's generosity is legendary.  She has supported so many musicians and helped them get the word out about their music. 

I was touched when she kindly endorsed my new illustrated children's book:…


Added by Paul Halpern on September 27, 2013 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

Rick's new paragraph of words

This may become a song. Or just a lone verse. 

I tell you things will be okay
but I don't really know
I only talk to fill the space between
sighs and heavy silence
that fill the morning air
between the doubt and darkness
of our dreams

Added by Rick Reiley on September 17, 2013 at 10:29am — 2 Comments

You Light The Way

Looking at myself

Often I feel so plain


But to you, I am beautiful

Even on my worst days

You look at me like I'm special

Looking at me through your eyes

I see me in a new view

I never thought…


Added by Carissa Galow on August 28, 2013 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

New Lyric- 'Storm' copyright 2013 by Richard Reiley

Lisa- Post this on FB if you wish. Thanks!



copyright 2013 by Richard Reiley


I was cold

She was warm

Perfect timing

For a storm

Just like that- it was over

And it moved on


Storms are something

Ain't they boys

They rumble…


Added by Rick Reiley on August 4, 2013 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

New Lyric- Little Box, Big Memories

Packing and moving from my house into DJ's. Found things I hadn't thought of in a long time. For those of you who've lost someone, you know how it can be. 

'Little Box, Big…


Added by Rick Reiley on August 2, 2013 at 10:32pm — 3 Comments

Our Song

Many couples have a song

One that they feel describes their relationship

We never bothered to find one that suits us

Upon reflecting on that now

I realize there isn’t one yet made

There are countless love songs

Many that are beautifully written

But none that we both relate to

One that we both feel…


Added by Carissa Galow on July 10, 2013 at 10:36pm — 2 Comments

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