Somewhere Simple

Somewhere,
Carole is dancing a jig;
No longer worried by hospice papers,
Of that Carole gives not a fig!

Now she’s up with there with the N*m*rs
Sharing her chocolate pudding pie;
While we poor souls are off a-gnashing,
Going: “why, oh why, can’t I?”

No more concerns of wills and relations:
Carole now deals in the higher things,
Like finding appreciation in the unalloyed joy
That only a simple smile brings.

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Way up high—

Soon we’ll all be again with Carole
As passes the sweet by-and-by.

–thank you Harold Arlen (music) and
E.Y. Harburg (lyris) for your beautiful song.
And thanks to AD Arthur Freed for helping
keep the song in “Wizard of Oz”

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About Kitt

Sometimes a rhyme or couplet wanders across my consciousness. So, I share it. Other times I'm a hospice social worker; others, a Dad; others, southerner, New Orleanian, cajun enthusiast, voter, and on better days, a not-too-awful-poet/rhymster. Welcome to my page. Enjoy.

Posted on April 12, 2014, in Poem. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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