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A Mechanic’s Life

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It’s 85 degrees outside

But it feels more like 100 in here

The fans they give us are a joke

Is there somewhere cool to hide?

 

Ms. Jenkins’ is back for the third time in two weeks

Insisting she hears an awful noise

But there’s nothing wrong with her jeep

And the inside of it just wreaks

 

The last job I booked took three days to fix

But I will only get paid for half of that

Instead of relaxing when I clock out

My neighbor’s van just got added to the mix.

 

I’m good at what I do and I like my job

But I could leave the politics and drama behind

And sometimes it feels like my hard work isn’t appreciated

At least my wife doesn’t mind me coming home looking like a slob

 

I may complain about my long day

Dealing with things that didn’t go right

And just being exhausted with it all

But the truth is, I wouldn’t have it any other way

 

This is the career path I chose to pursue

It’s my life’s work and I take pride in it

Knowing your car works right gives me satisfaction 

Not for a moment do I regret what I chose to do.

 

My husband is a mechanic and this morning I thought about how much he does and how little he’s recognized for it all. I wanted to write this for him and all other mechanics out there. We thank you for all of your hard work, keeping our vehicles running and dealing with our insanity. We appreciate you.

Here & There

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So I know this community is made up of people from all over the world and I’m curious to know where you’re all from.

So, today I’d like to ask you this, where are you from and what are some things that your home country is known for? 🙂

I’m from the United States and more specifically, live in the state of Wisconsin. The United States is known for many things, one being our major sporting events such as The World Series for baseball and The Superbowl for American Football. They say baseball is America’s favorite past time. 😉 Wisconsin is known for cheese, beer, the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, having the first Marcus Theater, and being the Badger State.

So, now tell me, what about your beloved home would you like to share? 🙂

I’m An American

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The land of the brave & home of the free

That is what you are to many, including me

Across vast & might oceans and distant seas

Some see us as a land of greed & shallow vanity

 

It is true that our nation has its troubles, that’s easy to see

And there are plenty I know who are ready & willing to flee

Fed up with our government & changing all we’re meant to be

A lot that happens here is troubling, on that I can agree

 

But there is still good to be found in our wondrous country

Within many of its citizens who still believe in love & chivalry

And look upon it’s breathtakingly beautiful scenery

From its vast & mighty mountains to its luscious  greenery

 

This is my home land, now & forever more, don’t you see?

Ashamed of certain people, perhaps, but this is still my country

Born & raised here, this is where my friends are & my family

An American now & it is what I shall forever be

Girl Next Door

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I’m not your typical girl

Or really your typical anything

Yeah sometimes I’m a lot to handle

But definitely worth the difficult times

I’m done apologizing for where I’ve been

And for who I was, because I love who I am

 

Not a beauty queen

Not the trophy girl to show off

I don’t want to wear a plastic smile

So if a fairy tale princess is what you’re looking for

Go on and look next door

 

High heels, sneakers, jeans, & skirts

I can be a tomboy

But sometimes I’m the girly girl

I play my music loud

And sing it even louder

I’m not afraid to show you who I am

 

Not a beauty queen

Not the trophy girl to show off

I don’t want to wear a plastic smile

So if a fairy tale princess is what you’re looking for

Go on and look next door

 

My heart is on my sleeve

I love fiercely with all I have

I tend to be the peacemaker

Hate seeing people fight

But if you attack those I love

I will do what’s right

 

Not a beauty queen

Not the trophy girl to show off

I don’t want to wear a plastic smile

So if a fairy tale princess is what you’re looking for

Go on and look next door

 

Be real or go home

Find your castle in the sky

Ride your pretty unicorn through the clouds

But don’t mind me if I’m here in reality

Living my dream

Just living my dream…..

 

Not a beauty queen

Not the trophy girl to show off

I don’t want to wear a plastic smile

So if a fairy tale princess is what you’re looking for

Go on and look next door

 

Just go on and look next door

‘Cause that’s not the girl I am

Never was, never will be

Never was, never will be….

A Future Unwritten

Chestnut curls and a cute button nose

Just like hers

Brilliant hazel eyes and dimples

Just like yours

 

I can hear her angelic voice

She puts her tiny hand in mine

Smiles and my heart melts

“Grandma”, she squeals in delight

 

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for her

Just as I feel the same about you

She sits in my lap

And I read her her favorite story

 

I remember when you were this small

Bright blond hair

Tiny hands that grasped mine

My lap was once your favorite spot to sit

 

Now here you are

All grown up

And here she is

With the same twinkle that’s in your eyes

 

A future unwritten

For you’re still but a young boy

But growing so fast

Needing me less and less

 

I picture you grown up

In college

With a career

A home and family of your own

 

I see her sweet little face

She yells, “Daddy!” as you come to pick her up

Such pride in your eyes as you hold her

And pride in mine as I watch you both

 

I have such dreams for you

Though it’s your dreams that matter

Follow your heart

Let it lead you down the paths you’re to take

 

No matter where you go

And no matter what you do

I want you to know

I’ll always be proud of you

 

Though your future is uncertain

And my dreams may not match what will be

I have faith your future will be bright

And you will still be my everlasting light

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