Monday, October 6, 2014

Aim To Please

I’m not sure where I first saw the saying “We aim to please.”  Clearly it was in some service business, but you can tell in this poem what was on my mind at the time:  how to keep a bathroom clean, smell fresh, raise responsible young men, stay in the moment, address the issue at hand, and write more poetry.  And aim to please.  That’s all any of us can do.  Especially parents.  Bottom line: forgive your parents.  They did the best they could.  Pictured above are six of our blended eleven.  Sky, Rainbow Nightsnow, Sunshine, Johnny and DJ.  Eventually Sunshine and Sky went to Connecticut to live with their mother.  Larry’s adult daughters, Susanna and Gretchen lived in Texas and California. 

After growing up in Texas, my adult children, Donnie, Danielle and Dana moved to Lexington.

Aim To Please

“We aim to please”
that’s the best motto
I’ve ever seen
if only more boys
took it seriously
no pee on the toilet
not pee on the seat

the ultimate challenge
a mother must greet

no smell to chase out
no pee to wipe off
if only more boys
took seriously
lift up the seat
and aim to please.

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