All In An Instant


We all go through life planning our future that lies ahead 

Making plans for our career or maybe the day that we will wed 

We plan out our money to hopefully get us through our later years 

We plan vacations with our children just to hear them laugh and cheer 

We plan what kind of car we want and where our house will be 

You see our life in our eyes must follow a certain path laid out for thee 

But then life throws a curve ball that hits us right between the eyes 

And tragedy is suddenly standing in our path bringing sorrow, fear or cries 

We all will face these unknown challenges that arise there in our path 

But with the faith in God and determination we will survive the aftermath 

So always plan your road ahead and always chase your cherished dreams 

But just keep in mind life can change ALL IN AN INSTANT IT SOMETIMES SEEMS 

From My World to Yours, 

Bob Baker 

Throw the Mask Away

Things in today’s world unfortunately have taken a bizarre and tragic turn

Who would have dreamed we would wear a mask and watch our buildings burn

There as I look around people’s faces are covered as they live in fear

Afraid the person next to them have a disease that spreads to people near

Then as you walk the streets of our great cities throughout this great land

You see the destruction that was spread about by a rioter’s vicious savage hand

I will never understand what goes on in the mind of someone that lives in fear

Or what makes a person think destruction is the answer to me remains unclear

So is running from this disease hiding behind a cheap homemade flowered mask

Or is destroying our city streets burning them down is this the answer I do ask

No neither of these things will ever cure our problems in way, shape or form

With the press fueling the fire with hate and fear only keeps our society torn

So take control of your emotions and face your own life as it comes to you today

Then and only then will hate and fear subside, and we can throw the masks away

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Honor Our Heritage


The fourth of July again this year has now moved along

Everyone has left the party where they played patriotic songs


The American flags and banners are now all coming down

And we all forget about our heritage until next year rolls around


Why is it we honor our heritage and founders only one day a year

And then people try to avoid our history and hide it as if in fear


Some think that we should not teach our history to students in school

Because for some reason they find shame in things that were cruel


To me I see things different and do not agree with everything in our past

But if we deny history how will we learn from mistakes that were vast


You can stop teaching history and make all of the statues fade away

But if this happens our children will repeat their mistakes again one day


You see we learn from our ancestors and their triumphs and mistakes

From them and only them we learn choices we should and should not make


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Last Trip Around the Sun


It seems that another year in my life has just now come and gone

And today I was lucky enough to wake to a gorgeous morning dawn


As I get older it seems the years just seem to rapidly fly away

For as I look back in time my last birthday was just the other day


The great thing I love about aging is the peace I’ve grown to enjoy

I don’t have anyone to impress or want to buy any of the new toys


Yes, my world is quite comfortable here with my little dog and my wife

Just taking an unplanned ride or trip somewhere is the highlight of my life


If only I had come to know this peace within throughout my early years

How many days I could have had in laughter instead of days of tears


I spent my early years as others fighting each day for money and success

And living every waking moment of life full of worry and the stress


So as I reach this final phase of life I say for us all to live for joy and fun

For you and I will never know if this just might be our last trip around the sun


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

July 4th- America’s Day

The 4th of July is upon us Americans to celebrate once again
Most just see as day off work and don’t know how it did begin
It is recognizing the day when our Independence it was won
We stood up with arms and defeated the army of the much stronger one
We were tired of the oppression; harsh ruling and the taxes
So true patriots came together fighting with guns, knives and axes
We proved to the world that Americans, were fierce and we were strong
And if you want your freedom bad enough you must fight what is wrong
This should stand as a lesson to the people in the world out there oppressed today
That if you really want your freedom you must fight and not just run away
If you are willing to fight like America the greatest country of them all
Only then when you will stand up and fight the tyrant they then will fall
The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776
We’ve been together and apart at times throughout history ever since
But one thing is for sure throughout the world they know both far and wide
When TRUE AMERICANS are tested they will not roll over or just lay down and die
So let it be known to the evil both abroad and to the evil attacking from within
You don’t want to take on TRUE AMERICANS for we will never let you win
From My World to Yours
Bob Baker

Statues Fall and Buildings They do Burn


As we gaze at the news or listen while driving in our car

The turmoil and despair seem to be both near and far


Crime in some cities seem to be running rampant and out of control

Criminals destroy innocent lives as if possessed by an evil soul


They are not happy about the what their lives have now become

And look to blame society and history along with everyone


Now I’m the first to acknowledge history to some has not been fair

But that’s no reason to try to spread terror and fear to others everywhere


No one living in this great country of ours, either young or old today

Is responsible for the actions of past generations no matter what you say


So to heal the wounds of times gone by for which we all do surely yearn

Will be harder to take place as long as statues fall and buildings they do burn


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

  If My Loved One passed Away


I was leisurely driving slowly down a beautiful country road

When I came upon a fork and not real sure which way to go


I looked at my passenger as she calmly pointed me the way

With her usual smile and gesture didn’t need anything to say


You see we have been together for the biggest part of our life

First we met and were lovers then became a husband and wife


This got me to thinking about how to each we tend to grow

And after a lifetime together how one day one of us must go


What in life will be different when your loved one passes away

All of sudden there will not a be passenger smiling and pointing the way


The simple conversations about things that really don’t mean a whole lot

Or going with them to buy new plants for the yard or again maybe not


Yes it is the simple things we do together I would miss most I must say

IF the good Lord called her today and My Loved One Passed Away


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

  Highway 741


If we all would drive the back roads of this great land in which we live

And slow down and take in the sites and beauty they all have to give


We all would find the turmoil that we are battered with from the news

Simply seems to not exist in small towns where people have wholesome views


As I drove the country road through farm land from Strasburg to the town of Gap

I couldn’t help but think how happy we all would be if we traveled without a map


I was heading south from the north to my home in the little town in which I live

The only think that I really needed was the guidance the sun had to give


The sun was setting in the west so as I drove, I just kept it to my right

Instead of driving the interstate with maps I take the time to see the sites


Little known places like the Dutch Wonderland or town of Bird in Hand

Until you take the time to slow down and see these you will never understand


So get in the car turn the radio off and stay on the two lane roads just for fun

And if you are in Pennsylvania be sure to take the drive on beautiful Highway 471


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

 Overlook at Tallulah Gorge


I had something sad and tragic happen today on a road trip with my bride

We stopped at our favorite little store on a lonely little mountain roadside


This little store has been a fixture for thousands that have been stopping there for years

Remembering sitting in the rocking chair with moon pie and RC brings back such happy tears


We have always stopped at this special  hidden place in Georgia for over 40 years of our life

Why we have been making this sacred  stop with our daughter way more than once or twice


When we made our special daughter and daddy trip home for her to become a bride

The first thing that she asked to do was to stop at the gorge with me there by her side


Tragically this piece of history, like so many others, will now just fade away

Because the owner of the land has told them that the store must move away


It is more than just shutting the door on this little run down roadside country store

It’s closing the door on memories created that will last our children for evermore


I know that progress is something that cannot be slowed and ahead we must forge

But it doesn’t make any easier to watch the dying of the Overlook at Tallulah Gorge


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Celebrate Your Mom


The day is now upon us to celebrate our mothers once again

For without these beautiful creatures’ life would never even begin


Mothers are the wonderful gifts from God that give new life each day

They are the ones that nurture and guide us each until we learn our way


Some mothers they gave us life, while others answered a needed call

Some mothers are ours naturally and to others are not natural at all


Our mothers whether through natural birth or need, we love with all our heart

And the strong love between a mother and child should never ever fall apart


There are times in life when Mothers and children seem to strongly disagree

But when I look back upon those times in my life I’m glad Mom felt different than me


My Mom was strong and had a firm stance on things both right and wrong

But she taught us kids to be honest, good and in life you must be strong


So as you celebrate your Mom today remember the things that she did good

For her main purpose in this world is to teach you to live life as you should


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Little Memories

I was talking with the kids today about their baby that’s on the way
We were talking about what they can expect about their future days
It brought back memories of when our daughter was young and still at home
The little things like watching her Momma brush her hair with the silver comb
How she would squirm and fuss when on a tangle the comb would get caught
She would run to me and hide from Momma and the mean ole comb she thought
The nights when we would all just lie in bed and she would talk about her day
Telling us in detail about what she did and what her friends all had to say
It was about watching her at the games out there cheering with her friends
Cheer leading the home town football team on hopefully to another win
It’s about all of the little things of her growing up that no money can afford
Like the bright sunny Sunday at the lake when she gave her life to the Lord
No monetary value can be placed on little memories that occurred each day
As they always did and continue still today even after her Mom and I gave her away
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker

The City Sits Idle

The streets are now vacant with bright yellow taxis nowhere in site
Rockefeller Center rink has no tourists and sits lonely and quiet
Windows at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s beginning to show dis-repair
There is a cold dark sadness in this once vibrant city’s cool morning air
In the distance a lonely lady with her cart walks past St. Patrick’s on 5th
It now seems the city that never sleeps is just a lost fairy tale or myth
As I see the devastation of this city that’s energy is second to none
I pray that a day very soon it will return to the center of commerce and fun
Time Square it sits quiet and Radio City’s Rockettes they can’t be found
The sites that stand for freedom refuse to even let people come around
It’s all caused by a silent enemy that’s not only taking away innocent lives
It’s taking away the future, lives and dreams of millions of husbands and wives
You see, their businesses, hard work and dreams have been all stripped away
As New York City the symbol of freedom and commerce continues to sit idle today
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker

    Build Our Country Back


The look in the eyes of people walking slowly down the street

The look on the face of many wondering how long they can eat


Without a job and no money coming in how will we all survive

Is the topic of discussion between a desperate husband and his wife


The government felt wise to shut down the lives of so very many

Forcing businesses to close and leaving people without even a penny


This virus is here now and in the future another will surely come

Bringing with it sickness to many and even bring death to someone


Now the experts are saying we should never again hug or even shake hands

But for me to have to live a life that way I’m afraid I would not be able to stand


Leaders need to let everyone open their businesses and put our country back on track

And let the American spirit and ingenuity start fighting to build our country back


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Someone To Blame

The bombs fell that peaceful morning on the island paradise
And America was facing a new enemy and war much to our surprise
The planes controlled by maddened terrorists came violently from the sky
And America was facing disaster within happening right before our eyes
Now we are at war again but this time not from human foe
But from a terrible virus running rampant as it continues to grow
In times of trouble in the past together Americans we would band
But it seems to me this time is different which I can’t understand
It seems some people are willing to watch our country be destroyed
Having no concern for the millions of people out there unemployed
They fight in congress and in the press trying to find someone to blame
Instead of acting like adults and stop playing their childish political game
No one even the President has all the answers and this too they could not foresee
So let’s focus on a solution and successes and make things better for you and me
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker


They Face the Fear


She grabs her bag and walks out the door in scrubs and clip in her hair

Not knowing what she faces at the hospital when she arrives there


I see in her eyes a new concern and a certain amount of fear

For years when she left for work it was smiles and fear was not near


This is the new life of our nurses and doctors now fighting each day

They know they have a job to do and with family they can’t stay


Each day they leave their own life behind and do as they’re trained

As they set out to suit up and do what is needed to defeat this viral strain


Not everyone they treat will make it home and back to their family and life

But warriors on the front line hopefully will return home to husband or wife


So pray for my wife and all of the others that to the sickly they tirelessly tend

And pray this terrible episode of our lives will soon be over and come to an end


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

How You Choose to Live

It’s not about life, it’s about how you choose to live

It’s about family, friends and the love you choose to give


You can go through your life worrying about things that you see

Or choose to let things just fly by and be happy as you can be


Sometimes we get caught up in our life’s numerous demands

And it’s like there is no way to put more in our full hands


So we tend to take our frustration out on others that are around

When we should just take a deep breath, step back and settle down


Now while we all have these demands and issues in life every day

How you choose to handle them is the decision for you to weigh


From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Cancer Checkup Day

A cancer survivor just got great news and chose to share online
I feel a great relief and joy when this happens each and every time

People that have not fought the fight will never quite understand
How the fight against this terrible foe seems to follow you till life’s end

You finish the painful treatments that were extremely hard to endure
Now things in everyday life have become so precious that’s for sure

You dread the time when you have to walk again through the doctor’s door
And lie awake the night before praying for good news if only just once more

I’ve fought this battle in my mind over and over for a long fifteen years
But even today when my checkup is clear I still can’t stop the joyous tears

Then I thank God for giving me the chance to enjoy life just one more day
And knowing that I’m now clear and good to go for six more months anyway

From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker


Rekindle the Love

Unfortunately, some will awaken today with turmoil in their life
Terrible turmoil caused by friction between a husband and a wife
Things that were said in anger that ate away a partner’s loving heart
Things you thought could never be said when this marriage it did start
But over time together sometimes love just seems to begin to die
But instead of calling it quits just take time and ask yourself why
We all have times in our marriage when things seem to go astray
We have different opinions on issues and each of us want our own way
Nobody promised marriage is easy or some luscious pie in the sky
But through a marriage’s trails and tribulations a love it will fortify
So look back who you fell in love with on the day you said I do
And remember the love on that day that existed between them and you
So look your loved one in the eyes and seek the passion that seems lost
For to rekindle the lost love and passion once had is worth all imaginable cost
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker

Thick Morning Fog

As I walked out the door today at the rise of the dawn
It was impossible to see the beautiful lake out beyond
The fog was so thick you could not see 3 feet ahead
Kind of like the days in our life that we seem to dread
Some days we awake and have a clear few of our path
While other days just seem like we are receiving God’s wrath
Sometimes it’s like when thick winter fog covers the ground
You are searching for answers to problems that never are found
You try but your vision’s so cloudy from the thick dew in the air
And you look around for help but you can’t see anyone there
But like life the fog will lift and disappear as the sun begins to rise
And you will have clear skies and sunshine in front of your eyes
So the next time you wake up feeling there is just to much to bear
The morning fog will soon lift and leave blue skies everywhere
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker
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Bright Blue Morning Sky

As I set out this morning driving and gazed at the road ahead
What I was admiring made me forget where the highway led
It was something that was marvelous and I was fortunate to see
An unusual blue sky that was cloudless and beautiful beyond belief
I found myself captivated and enchanted at such a beautiful site
An couldn’t help but be thankful for a sky so blue and so bright
As I gazed I started thinking about all of life’s true fulfilling gifts
Some we take for granted like viewing water fall over a mountain cliff
As we go through life we all see things of beauty each and every day
But sadly in our busy world we just pass them as we go our way
So just try to slow down a little and view the world as it goes by
And you too might get to see a BRIGHT BLUE MORNING SKY
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker
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