A Sunday Double Header

     When I was young (yes I was young once) Major League Baseball, had “double-header” every Sunday, two games for the price of one. So in the spirit of nostalgia, and though it is now Monday, ( but, I thought of it yesterday) I give you two, count ’em two, poems for the price of one..Such a deal.

Please enjoy them and your Monday, (if you can)



 Rainbows and waterfalls,

so soothing, to the soul,

as are, the gentle waves that break,

once beyond, the rocky shoal.

And rivers, peaceful flowing,

to a place, so far away,

the sunrise easing, upward,

to create, a brand new day.

Breezes soft, in springtime,

and young children, at their play,

allow us all, a respite brief,

from the business, of our days.


 Jack Downing

June 2009



 I had this thought,

go through my mind,

about the state, we’re in.


 It’s, not the economy,

or ecology,

that has our heads a’spin.


 The problem lies,

seen, through my eyes,

over which, the wool’s, been pulled.


You will not dine,

on rib, that’s prime,

from the hind end, of the bull.


 Jack Downing

June 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to A Sunday Double Header

  1. Beth Ann says:

    The second one made me laugh out loud. Happy Monday–great double header!

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