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  Happy Song
by Patrick A Granfors
Sunday, October 10, 2010
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Lyrics to live by

Photo of my dad

Oh so many years ago

When I was a young man

Dad sensed my indecision

He said son, you need a plan

Life is full of mystery

Everything has its price

The path you choose is up to you

But I’ll offer this advice

He said


Don’t eat the yellow snow

Don’t play with fire

Never hesitate to love

Keep your heart filled with desire


I offered up a protest

Claimed that’s no plan at all

For its utter simplicity

The path is way too small

Dad shook his head and chuckled

I’ll say it one more time

Too much complication

Is one lonesome paradigm



Don’t eat the yellow snow

Don’t play with fire

Never hesitate to love

Keep your heart filled with desire


He’s been gone five years now

His advice was surely true

I’ve paid a price for many things

That includes life’s mysteries too

 I’ve decided that indecision

Is not necessarily bad

And life paths that I’ve chosen

Have some signposts from my dad


I don’t eat the yellow snow

I don’t play with fire

I never hesitate to love

I keep my heart filled with desire





Copyright 2010   Patrick A Granfors





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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Wonderful picture, Patrick...sound advice from your father too...enjoyed....

Reviewed by Ed Matlack
nice memory for you...e
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is delightful, Patrick, both in image and in verse! Well done; enjoyed~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Good one, Patrick. It's sage advice from your dad. You're a proud man, and you should be. Be well.

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
This is really good Patrick. I like the repeat of the verses. The rhythm feels good. Nice tribute to your dad.

Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Great advice. I'm burning with desire right now.


Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you for sharing your father's wisdom and this is a fine and respectful tribute to him, Patrick. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by E T Waldron
What a wise Dad! Glad the son came to the same conclusions;-) Warm and wonderful poem,Patrick!
Reviewed by The Poetess
I just love this! Your dad had some good advise that you are wise to follow. Yellow snow probably tastes terrrible, anyway! Fire burns, Love heals, and desire keeps us looking for something more - something better. Can't go wrong with that. ;-)
Reviewed by pat medlin
one of the best parts of growing 'upper'...discovering what wise parents we have/had...althoughit took you a awhile on the fire thingy...

i distinctly remember something about a hot tub sure there must have been a little 'playing around' connected w/ that one...hmmm?
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
What a charming and heart-warming poem! So beautiful Patrick!
Well there's this snowcone that I eat all summer, really yummy, and it sure is yellow snow but flavored with banana syrup.
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Excellent write, Patrick. Very, very well done.
Reviewed by Richard King
Dad's are pretty smart, sometimes and I'm quite certain that he'd be real proud of the way you've taken to his teachings. Nicely Done. Dick
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