Terrified me when I was a young boy.
Don’t think me silly.
When a storm was due,
Tales of horror were told by the Elders
Who recalled past hurricanes.
Rain flooded roads and bridges.
Heavy winds blew shutters off of houses.
Barns and chicken coops were blown away.
I feared the worst for all of my pets
Whenever I heard of an approaching storm.
One time, I was not at home.
I thought I would lose all of my chickens.
I asked if I could telephone home.
Worst of all, I feared
That I would lose my Mother and Father.
The telephone was busy.
My tears flowed.
No car was available to help me.
I could not go home.
23. Award Shows
Excitement. Drama. Comedy. Tears. Goofs.
Hope for Surprises.
Is nurtured by the Public Relations.
That is why we watch.
We can’t believe all we’re told,
Nor, we can’t accept what we see as truth.
Manipulation is a given.
Red Carpet Arrivals have been seen.
Nominees induced to say a few words.
Couturiers create designs to envy.
Knowing who the winner is
Before the event can be enthralling.
This fact insures the winner’s presence.
When well-thought out, can reach the public’s hearts.
My heart has been filled and whelmed.
The next day,
After we think about who won and why,
We wait for next year.