Up, down, to or fro, round and round…
who really knows?
North, south, east, west,
no one knows which will be best.
Your heart that beats, your mind that thinks,
your soul that speaks… You are not weak.
It is your life, and those are your feet,
so sing a song and dance the beat.
how difficult could it be?
Once you’ve had your own children,
it’s not that easy, you shall see.
Conception, birth, first teeth, growth spurt:
They roll over then crawl, walk, and then run…
When they’re your babies, it’s all so much fun.
Then just when you think you have seen it all,
they’re dating and driving themselves to the mall.
T-ball and soccer, football and dance…
Rest for the parents? Not the slightest chance.
It’s a necessity for life.
Try to live without it,
and yours will undoubtedly be filled with strife.
It’s a common cord between us
and releases tension and stress.
It removes the grey clouds around us
and brings in sunshine and happiness.
Some call it comedy, some call it wit,
some call it funny,
and others call it shi….ridiculous.
This delightful book by “Ah Hum” features a quote on the back cover by John Mason, “You were born an original. Don’t die a copy.”
“Ah Hum” certainly stands out as an original in this poetry collection that encompasses all of life’s experiences, from friends to the Golden Rule, with wit, tenderness and wisdom. The illustrations by Noona, whom “Ah Hum” thanks in the dedication, capture the essence of each poem.
How do you capture the pleasure of reading this collection and feeling as if you’re talking to a wise and trusted friend, who gives you advice such as, in the poem “Oh, You Will Go,”
“Smile a smile that is so big and bright.
So when things are wrong,
they’ll seem so right.”
It’s easy to smile reading the verse treasures from “Ah Hum,” who also observes life’s everyday moments with a wry and humorous eye: “The day has ended, the chores are done/And now it’s time for homework…fun.” From the necessity of work to the blessing of marriage, and the need to keep the “BEAST” of anger caged, and the value of the words, “Thank you,” these poems deliver the serious and the lighter side of life in equal measure. You’ll chuckle, cry, and smile.
Whenever you need to lift your spirits, or better yet boost someone else’s, read the poems aloud. Give the gift of Oh, Life!
A book of joy, laughter, and thought for a world that has lost so much of it. An any-occasion book to be given as a gift or a thank you to a friend, family member, work associate or even yourself.
Soft cover, 52 pages, 22 color illustrations.