by Baloney Bill
When I change my bio on WdCom, I add the previous ones to this posting.
Hi everybody! Welcome to my literary pantry which contains both stories and poems ranging from serious, healthy entrees to delightful little tidbits for dessert. The stories are all short, and the poems include both rhymes and free verse. The subjects run the gamut from a tulip promising us a happy Spring to a little boy going sledding the snowy hills to a man trudging home after the civil war. Give the "Baloney Bull, Briefly" folder a try for something different. "For the Funny Bone" features poems to make you smile ranging from the tale of a poor small mouse to the inflated head of a big-mouthed man. Thanks for visiting. Enjoy!
Thank goodness for electronic publishing.
I swear some of my best work over the years is still lost in the mail.
I wonder if those of us who wear glasses will have improved vision in 2020. Best wishes to all and happy creativity, Baloney Bill
“I hate writing. I love having written.”
Dorothy, there are days when I whole-heartedly agree with you. Writing can be fun, it can be a chore, it can be a struggle. Writing is much easier when you accept the concept that if you don't do your daily scribbling you will go to sleep that night feeling empty and incomplete.
Best wishes to WdC members and guests and happy creativity to all from Baloney Bill.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars." - Henry Van Dyke
"Whatever butters your biscuit, boy, that's where it's at." -- Elvin Bishop "Blues Train"
"That earth has no glory that's greater than this: The little old man whom the children would miss." - Edgar A. Guest, "The Little Old Man."
"Like a poem poorly written, We are verses out of rhythm, Couplets out of rhyme, In syncopated time." --"Dangling Conversation" by Paul Simon.
Often it is best to write something and then let it simmer for a long while before lifting the lid to see if it needs seasoning before serving.
The very best way is to live for today.
Today is what you make it.
"There's treasure everywhere." -- Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson.
Babies, when they want a toy just out of their reach, keep bending and leaning, touching and trying, until they achieve their goal. Thank you babies; lesson learned.
"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me." -- Jill Jackson-Miller (1913-1995).
"When did you last let your heart decide?" -- from Aladdin "A Whole New World" lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company. Songwriters: Alan Menken / Tim Rice.
"I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet." ~Bob Dylan
"Thanking the Lord for the music in me
Peace of mind and feeling free." ~
The Charlie Daniels Band, "Feelin' Free," album "Fire On the Mountain."
"Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators." -- Olin Miller
"If you don't know where you are going, any road can take you there." -- Lewis Carroll
"I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering." - Robert Frost
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, EVERYBODY!
May Your Life Be Rich With Wonder.
Watching TV hastens mental decay,
So floss your brain with a book today.
Our goal in life is to be as happy as we can be and to advance as much as possible the happiness of others.