City Lights

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Camera in hand

She sees all the sights

Oohing and Ahhing

At all of the lights

Christmas in the city

A first for her to see

A holiday of magic

Of course for a fee

But she is willing to pay

For a chance to be happy

For life back at home

Had become, well crappy

So a tourist she’ll be

For this holiday season

And grab what she can

And this is the reason

He doesn’t love her

He at least doesn’t show it

And her freedom she feels

She is wanting to grow it

So Christmas in the city

Is what she has planned

and on her two feet

she will forever now stand


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – tourist

Mumbles … Not So Typical

The last 24 hours have not been typical. We started with the thunderstorm, that went into rain and fog, and then it transitioned to snow… talk about all types of weather in one day’s time! I had to go to the city for a doctor appointment. But my daughter wanted lunch so we met where she works and she got to drive in the chaos that is Des Moines traffic. I discovered I had the wrong appointment time (1 instead of 1:40) but was able to be worked in early. At the restaurant there was only one serving of the daily special left, so my daughter got that for lunch, and I ordered something else. I went back home and sitting down to my laptop I had started to look at my emails and a new one came through from a local radio station… I won tickets to go see Kansas in concert plus a gift certificate to a local bar/restaurant. So I picked up tickets today after I took my Dad to a doctor’s appointment. Phew!

I am really excited to go to the concert. It has been way too long since I have seen a live show. There is such an energy at a live show from both the performer and the audience that I love! And although I don’t know all of their songs I do like what I have heard of their music… great harmonies. Now I just have to wait until May!

So now I kick back and relax from the stress on all that activity. I have some music playing on my laptop and it is time to get back to reading the posts I am behind on. At least this afternoon has been a little more typical.

I hope you all have a good day/night!  (((HUGS)))