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