Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

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February 18, 2014
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Mad Jack Hanks: Tales From The O-NO Ranch 2-17-14

Gentle readers, on rare occasion I get a little philosophical and words and phrases seem to flood my vacant but curious brain. This happened in the near past and rhymes and reason wouldn’t leave me alone. So I penned this poem I call Rhyme and Reason.

If it gets a little to deep for ya ... go shovel some snow.

Rhyme and Reason

According to the Good Book

everything has a season.

I say, “for every rhyme

there is a reason.”

In our comings and goings

in our hurries and slowings,

in our measured thoughts

are not always knowing.

There’s a rhyme and a reason.

To do unto others or so it seems

maybe like an undreamed dream.

It’s not present until we dream it.

To make it real, we must redeem it.

In our taking and our giving

we hope it’s all uneven.

Our giving overtaking our taking,

that’s our believing.

There’s a rhyme and a reason.

In our living and our dying,

we must always be trying

To find the good in all the worst.

To share our water to satisfy a thirst.

Living, but not knowing

when our comings may be our goings.

When our hurrying may be our slowing

when our taking may be our owing.

There’s a rhyme and a reason.

Do you know your rhyme?

does it always have a reason?

Are lessons learned

and always with meaning?

Once young and now I’m old.

When will all my tales be told?

Was my life just grist from the mill?

It’s not what was said,

But how it made me feel.

There’s a rhyme and a reason.

There is a rhyme

and there is a reason,

Be it sad or be it pleasing.

be it praised or be it cursed.

Our last coming is now our last going,

as we pass in our hearse.

Stay tuned gentle readers , hope and pray for change, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c y’all, all y’all. ❖


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