Things Work Out

Some of us will awake again today with turmoil within our lives
Maybe caused by problems between husbands and their wives
 
The problems may be from financial issues that seem to be hitting hard
Or maybe from something as insignificant as grass dying in the yard
 
We all seem to deal with life’s problems in a very different way
But one thing that is for sure is that we have problems everyday
 
As we go throughout our lives there are good times and the bad
So teach yourself to focus on the good things in life instead of sad
 
Worrying about life’s problems that we can’t control is not what I recommend
I’ve learned when I just live life for today things seem to work out in the end
 
From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker
 
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This Past Year

Another year has now come and gone and never will it return

We’re hopefully a little wiser today by the things this year we learned

 

As in all past years in our life we have memories of this year too

Hopefully some memories we will cherish and remember our life through

 

Through this year we all have experienced our good days and our bad

We will have memories of the times this year both good times and the sad

 

This morning as I sit here on the porch alone enjoying this morning rain

I can’t help but to think of the memories this year that I was so lucky to gain

 

Sometimes is hard to put into perspective and view our life in positive ways

But just take a moment and reflect on your life especially the last 365 days

 

If you were too sit down with a calendar and go through this past year day by day

I’m sure you will find great days and memories outweigh the bad in a measurable way

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

 

Skills You Need

We awaken into this world with nothing on our back

Dependent on our parents to provide everything we lack

 

As we grow rapidly up through our childhood days

We have everything provided for us in many different ways

 

We don’t have to worry about how we will be clothed or how we’re fed

All we have worry about is having fun and doing what our parents said

 

Then one day we face new challenges that are foreign and unforeseen

We have now become an adult and are out to chase our own dreams

 

We find this road as adults can be bumpy and sometimes even rough

So if we want to reach our goals we have to fight hard and be tough

 

So remember your parent’s job in the plan is not to be your best friend

But to instill in you the skills you need to be successful in the end

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Merry Christmas

Christmas time is approaching fast and soon to be upon me once again

Time to go shopping for needless gifts for people I see every now and then

 

I wonder through the stores and online seeking for something unique

I drive myself crazy deciding on something they may want to keep

 

So I buy these folks something they don’t want and will never use again

But what the hell I’m off the hook and now that problem belongs to them

 

But I love to get up Christmas morning so happy the day has finally arrived

And we will gather around the Christmas tree lit up with Christmas lights

 

There is nothing in the world so pleasing to me as this morning once a year

Just having my family all here with me laughing and full of Christmas cheer

 

The true meaning of Christmas soon takes over and again I always see the light

That the reason for the season is to celebrate birth of Jesus on that glorious night

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

What The Future Will Bring

“I wonder what the future will bring” is something we have all asked

It may have been yesterday last year or at another time in our past

 

There is only one thing in our life that can provide the answer to this

That is you and I alone with personal drive and true desire to persist

 

We all create our own future both the good times and the bad

We also create how we approach our life either happy or maybe sad

 

Life is full of challenges for us that we will face each and every day

The choice of what the future will bring depends on how you choose to play

 

So the next time that you sit and ponder just what your future will bring

Remember only you can in your mind decide whether to be a pauper or a king

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Reach For The Sky

We have all had times in life when we were just afraid to fail

And give others an embarrassing story about you for them to go and tell

We knew in our heart that we wanted to just take that leaping chance

May have been asking someone in high school if they wanted to dance

For some of us the scare of failure comes along in our career

And for others it is investing for their future is what they seem to fear

It may be something as simple as walking alone down the dark street

Or afraid to give your opinion afraid of what others may think

Life is full of failures and successes we experience along the way

But living life afraid to take a chance is not how to live your day

Throughout my life I have experienced joyous times beyond belief

But along the way there were others when I experienced very deep grief

Through all the failures I’ve had in life and there’s been too many to count

The lessons I learned from failures were without a doubt most paramount

So as you go out and face the world today just look failure dead in the eye

Say to yourself I will win today and not fear failure and reach for the sky

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

How You Play the Hand

“It’s not the cards you’re dealt it the way you play your hand”

This is an old saying that I think about every chance I can

 

It is one of the greatest lessons we will all learn in our life

Just another of the basics just like using a fork and a knife

 

We will never get through life without it’s ups and downs

We will all have days in life some with smiles and some with frowns

 

In life it’s not whether we will have problems in our life someday

It is whether we choose to handle them in a negative or positive way

 

So as I face the daily problems that I encounter in my own little space

I always try to choose to play my hand to win and in a way I can embrace

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Great Song

We all have our days when things seem to bring you down

Your life seems in shambles with problems and no way around

 

You walk through the door and wander aimlessly to your car

Crank up your private haven and just want drive away far

 

When the car door shuts and you are there in silence all alone

Away from the outside world problems and away from the phone

 

It doesn’t take long before you forget things that are wrong

Because we crank up the music and play our favorite song

 

That song may be about a love or a special time from your past

That song may be a slow heart wrenching ballad or rock and roll fast

 

It doesn’t matter the music as we all have our own style

Some of us like the classics and others like loud and wild

 

But one thing is for sure when things in my life seem to go wrong

Nothing cures my problems better than cranking up loud a great song

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Have Dreams

When you start out today and your feet first hit the bedroom floor

You shower and get dressed then head out of your home’s front door

 

You can choose how you want to face the day lying there just ahead

You can charge the world destined to win or limp through a day you dread

 

We all should have goals that we strive hard every day to achieve

Things we want in our life and dreams in which we strongly believe

 

To each of us in this world what we want will differ in every way

Some it is more money others to just make up with their child today

 

No matter what you want to achieve today maybe large or maybe small

To have something in life to dream for and reach to get applies to us all

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

TV Gadgets

I love watching those TV commercials early morning every day

The things that they sell that will surely change our life in every way

 

Today I saw something amazing that will change something we do

It is a pot with a swivel strainer for making potatoes for your stew

 

This pot has a strainer that swivels when you pour water in the sink

The girl says it changed her life pouring out the water in just a blink

 

Now I took a moment to ponder things that could change my life

Things of real importance that could remove the stress and strife

 

I thought of different things I could purchase to make life easy for me

I could buy that electric chair to help climb up and down stairs with ease

 

Then I would buy the knives they sell that will cut up tomatoes and steel

So after cutting up the salad for supper I could chop the wood, no big deal

 

Then I could get the new gadget I bought that will entertain the cat

Instead of letting the cat go outside to chase away the bugs and rats

 

As I get ready to buy these amazing gadgets, that look so cool to me

Then testosterone in a bottle appears, Yeah that’s what I really need

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

The Season Has Begun

Thanksgiving Day is now over and the season has begun

People now rush the stores buying gifts for their loved ones

 

They buy toys for the kids they love and clothes for older ones

Maybe planning a trip far away to visit their daughters and sons

 

Christmas season is such a special time for my family and for me

It is a time my wife loves to decorate the house and the Christmas tree

 

There will be ribbons and garland everywhere throughout our family home

Christmas music is playing throughout air in every room you may roam

 

We will be making plans for our Christmas not sure yet what they will be

Maybe travel to see the kids or maybe they’ll come here we’ll have to see

 

You see Christmas time is not about the gifts or all the flickering lights

It’s about being with family and friends that bring all the joy into our life

 

As I grow older in life the material possessions mean a lot less to me

It’s all about the love of your family that’s important I’ve learned to see

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Thanksgiving Day

Today is a day for all Americans to stop and give thanks

Businesses are all closed including stores and the banks

 

We should all spend the day with our spouse and our kids

Laughing and talking while eating those turkeys and pigs

 

Some family’s will not be together for reasons beyond their control

Some may live far away but are with family in their heart and their soul

 

Americans today are the most fortunate people on this earth

Able to enjoy days like this in freedom from the time of their birth

 

So in the oven put your pumpkin pie and enjoy your great meal

And take a moment to give thanks for all of life’s pleasures you feel

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

 

 

 

 

Little Blue Pill

I sat down this morning with coffee in my hand

Turned on the news to check on news of the land

 

The first thing I saw an ad for a little blue pill

Guaranteed to change life and give you a thrill

 

It said that if you use this magic pill your life will renew

There would be joy in the bedroom more than you knew

 

I’m not sure of the joy they all were speaking about

But I wonder if it was healing my sore shoulder or gout

 

As an old couple with little energy and lot’s of aches and pains

Taking a pill that does what they say to me seems a little insane

 

Not sure what I would do for fours hours with a condition as such

But if it only lasted four minutes might still be way too much

 

So I sit there and contemplate going to buy the little blue pill today

I think I’ll just go make me some breakfast probably safer that way

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Dad had to Leave

I woke up this morning to a picture that brought back no memories to me

It was an old WW ll photograph of my father there smiling you see

 

I don’t remember anything or have memories about life with my Dad

As he was taken away so early by accident when I was only 4 how sad

 

They say that something good comes from each tragedy in our life

As it did when my father was taken by a gun shot not disease or a knife

 

My mother was left at that instant with six young children to feed

Where would she get food, shelter and clothes that we would need

 

She grew up in that instant when the police gave her the news

And to give up and lie in self pity is something she had to refuse

 

My mom became the strongest person I have ever been graced to know

She became both our mother and father attending sports and school shows

 

She taught us all to be fighters and in life to never give in

When things get tough as they will to reach down deep within

 

I have a great family and a bond that is stronger than most can believe

And in the end this may not have happened had my Dad not had to leave

 

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Screen Porch

There is something that has died but desperately needs to return
From this terrible mistake I hope there’s something we have learned

This simple little thing is needed to make everyone’s life complete
It is our own little world of solitude overlooking our little street

It is a part of American culture that sadly has died and gone away
And when we look at issues in this world this I feel is partly to blame

It gives you a place to enjoy your coffee, tea, wine or a beer
And the neighbor’s conversations you can secretly overhear

It is not an engineering marvel like a bridge or building built high
Just something very simple with a screen and some outdoor light

This is a place to just sit and maybe talk with family about your day
Without the TV blaring it’s distractions and getting in the way

It is a place that I do adore and think no one should ever live without
It’s just a simple little screen porch with rocking chairs on the front of everybody’s house

From My World to Yours,
Bob Baker

Your Decision

When we wake up this morning and begin to face the day

We all have to make a choice as we awake and go our way

 

Some of us will choose to be happy and just glad to be alive

Others will take the path of self pity without even knowing why

 

Why do some people live their life dwelling on their daily woes

Feeling sorry for themselves before the floor touches their toes

 

We see them at the stores where we shop and in our work place

We all know who they are and can tell by the look on their face

 

We ask how they are doing but know what the answer will be

It is one of sadness and despair the same each day you see

 

Then you ask the simple question what could be so bad

Then they tell it’s just a bad day and to me that’s just so sad

 

There are people that choose to live their life in total misery

These folks have been in this world throughout our history

 

But to me I refuse to make the choice of not to cherish every day

I want to live each day to the fullest and enjoy life on the way

 

You see to me a bad day in life is something I refuse it to exist

But there have been a few along the way that I could have missed

 

So as we start out today on our journey that we all will take

Whether you have a bad day or great day is your decision to make

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

 

Southern Culture

My Mother was always Momma and is until this day

My Father is Daddy and never called any another way

 

I never answered Momma not saying “Yes Mam” or “No Mam”

Always had Sunday dinner at noon with fried chicken or baked ham

 

I open doors for people who are behind me in the line

And always say “You’re welcome” and “Glad to anytime”

 

To every waitress in the restaurant “Honey” is my name

If you didn’t say “Thank you” Momma said “I’m so ashamed”

 

We all turn out for the funerals of everyone in our town

Doesn’t matter if you like them just look sad and have a frown

 

I always take time to give directions to strangers passing by

They always include a history of the road and I’m not sure why

 

Southerners they say don’t talk or tell a story very fast

I just like to color the picture so your enjoyment will long last

 

I work hard for my money and always take time to pray

This is just part of my southern culture I’m very proud to say

 

From My World to Yours,

Bo Baker

Newspaper Joy Lost

As I sit here in this quite hotel lobby I see a sad dying scene

Something very simple that bring great memories back to me

 

There upon the counter looking lonely and kind of sad

There sat the morning paper not one person wanted or had

 

There used to be a time when the paper started everyone’s day

The first thing each morning was to see what they had to say

 

The best part of my week was Sunday morning on the couch

My wife at one end with me and the news paper spread about

 

We would read each other stories of things around the town

And look and see how much pork chops were on sale a pound

 

The weekly ads were something that everyone talked about

You had to hurry to the Winn Dixie before sale items all ran out

 

You knew who was in the hospital and who had legal woes

You knew the football scores and who had a sale on clothes

 

Now we get our news online and from cable TV shows

No longer have a paper boy on his bike with newspapers to throw

 

Those days have disappeared now and never will return

The joy of reading the morning paper our kids will never learn

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

Never a Bad Day

There is something about a fall morning that brings comfort to me

Not sure if it’s the weather or just the color of the leaves that I see

 

Sometimes we are in a hurry and don’t take time to just stop

And look around and be thankful for everything we have got

 

I don’t mean the big things like houses, boats and cars

I’m talking about the falling fall leaves or clear midnight stars

 

You know the little things in life that money can not buy

That the good Lord blessed us with and I’m not sure why

 

But we need to just take a deep breath and slowly look around

And admire the beauty around if just a fallen leaf on the ground

 

I try to remember how blessed I am in my own special way

And I promise you will never hear me say that I’ve had a bad day

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker

A Child’s Tragedy

I opened my eyes today and saw the world for the first time

Looked around and saw a mommy and daddy who appeared to be mine

 

Everyone looked so happy that this day had finally arrived

I knew love is something that I would never be deprived

 

My world seemed so happy as I learned lots of new stuff

Then I’m not sure what happened but things seemed to get rough

 

My mommy wasn’t happy and daddy always was mad

Then this loving world of mine turned into a place very sad

 

All I wanted was a safe happy world to have as a home

You know a place I could be safe in to play and to roam

 

But this safe happy home has turned to terror and fear

Where every time my daddy is mad I cry when he comes near

 

I’m not sure what I did to deserve to be treated like this

But the mommy and daddy I used to know are really missed

 

The constant fighting and anger fill this house every day

Why can’t someone please make this pain and fear go away

 

Most of you can’t understand or believe the life I have to endure

But just look at your own town’s children and you will see me I’m sure

 

From My World to Yours,

Bob Baker