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bBar Thinking

Usually I never drink on Mondays
Cos Monday's the day for my health
But my pet dog's sick and hurting
I've just got to take care of myself

If the river was made of fine whiskey
And I, just an plain, ordinary duck
I'd swim my way to the bottom
Drinking myself all the way back up

Loving all the you done me wrong tunes
Cigarette smoke among carpets of stale beer
Cigar tunes and straight gin skies above
Two more drinks and I'll shed a tear

Sometimes I feel like I'm the Devil
In between me and a deep blue sea
Looking like another tequlia sunrise
Is right where I'm going to be
Barry A. Lanier




Barefoot in Georgia red mud
The earth struggling to fight back
In dryer times a victory
Barry A. Lanier



bBella's Fear

Death gurgling shrills and barks from
Bella, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Elegance and energy transformed into fear
Trembling curled up in a dark corner of the room
Where obedience and agility serve no purpose
Somewhere her sweet, gentle nature vaporated
Together, we curled up, in the dark corner
And holding each other, rode out the storm
Barry A. Lanier



bBig Cricket

On the field looking for nine counting eleven
Why I must surely be, in baseball heaven
Running wildly through shaved clover
Counting number of balls over
What have I gotten myself into?
Armed with hickory swords
Hovering like snoot overlords
Taking off in offensive strides
Faces beaming with pride
What have I gotten myself into?
Playing bat and ball on the ground
Why this just doesn't seem sound
Sending enemy balls six to four
Running while pulling up drawers
What have I gotten myself into?
Shouting out 'an over'
Is is time to leave the clover
Pitcher delivers a leg break
Looks to me like a mistake
What have I gotten myself into?
Pass on real quick now to Fall
And please give me baseball
Tomorrow I'll return the ticket
Can't seem to fanthom this cricket
Barry A. Lanier
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