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AN ODE TO A BOOZER
by Michael Sage

A drink or two, that sounds very good,
And a maybe a few more, is really fine.
A beer, a whisky, or a bottle or two,
Of white or red, or any old wine.
I drink with the rich, I drink with the poor,
And even those souls, who are on the bread line.
I really need a tipple, or maybe a few more,
It makes me feel grand, and truly sublime.

A triple scotch on the rocks, is what I slug,
With the guys and gals, at the members only club.
Or a lager or an ale, or frothy old draught,
With the lads and their wenches, at the old corner pub.
I'll even swig a glass, of vintner's choice,
While bathing myself, in a soapy hot tub.
But don't give me chow, as it gets in the way,
Of another quick shot, so please hold the grub.

The odd snifter or two, can become twenty two,
It seems a lot, but it’s what I can hold.
They slip down the hatch, with no fuss at all,
That delicious flavor, of liquid gold.
Some get jovial, and others get aggro,
But I remain discreet, I ain't that bold.
Then I stumble on home, and keel into bed,
After a few too many, so I am told.

Dawn arrives, and the rays pierce through,
The morning clouds, and the early fog.
My insides are squeamish, I ain't feeling good,
One of those days, it's called the hair of the dog.
I try to get moving, but it ain't that easy,
My bodies so heavy, like an over-sized log.
Then all of a sudden, my insides are a comin',
And I dart off to the loo, and talk to the bog.

I'm feeling much better, I'm ready for the day,
I know what I did, I overstepped 'that' line.
I'm never quite sure, how many is too many,
Too many for who?, it's so hard to define.
But my mates are my friends, they really are,
'Cause being with them, is like being on cloud nine.
Right now I feel like a drink, it sounds very good,
I'm sure if I have a few more, it'll really be fine.

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WHO DARES - WINS
Michael Sage

There are those who always seem to win, some call it luck
Problems seem to fall off them, like water off the back of a duck
No matter what problems they have or how deep they are in the muck
They’re always seem to surge ahead, never remaining awe-struck

Others never get going, stuck in one place and totally dumbstruck
Frozen in the oncoming headlights, like a deer or buck
Every race they enter they always seem to come unstuck
Instead of a race car they seem to be driving a truck

Plan your race surely and carefully but don’t be a schmuck
Go relentlessly forward but ensure that you don’t run amuck
The race can be won, so take a chance, but it’s not about potluck
It’s ‘who dares wins’ because in life you make your own luck

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Mothers Day
By Michael Sage

Oh Mother, Oh Mother of mine,
The light of love through you doth shine,
My character you sculpt and carefully define,
My future you determine and gently align.

Oh Mother, Oh Mother so dear,
             You teach me life's rules to which I should adhere,                When I stumble you lift me up and tell me not to fear,   
And my successes you celebrate with a twinkle and a tear.

Oh Mother, Oh Mother so great 
You teach me to love and never to hate 
And at times when on thin ice I seem to skate   
Your advise me with love that never seems to abate.

Oh Mother, Oh Mother of love  
                 You are the proverbial beautiful white dove                  You lead me towards goodness with a nudge and a shove    
Thank you for everything but especially for your love.

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TO MY SPECIAL DAD
by Michael Sage

On this day, a thank you to my special Dad
Who lifted me up when I was down or sad
Who stuck with me through good and bad
Who made a man out of a little lad

A dad who seemed to us so very tall
When I was growing up but still so small
Who picked me up when I would fall
And taught me to ride a bike and play ball

A dad who moulded me out of magic clay
Who taught me morals and to obey
And to be righteous and not to be led astray
Thank you for your guidance and teaching me the way

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THE FREEDOM DECREE
by Michael Sage

Freedom is non-negotiable I do decree,
However, at what price and when is freedom, no longer free.
I ask this question because I am sure that we all agree,
Our country has become so corrupt and full of anarchy.

Our ruling politicians are causing chaos and unrelenting strife,
And expect us to march to the beat of their drums, and noisy fife.
While they abuse our trust, our taxes and embezzlement is rife,
And they make a misery of our right to a normal self-respecting life.

When our guests from other countries both far and near,
Have no rights and continually live with anxiety and also in fear.
Our constitution and other human rights that we hold so dear,
Are under threat by the ruling party who would like it to disappear.

When Joe Citizen finds it hard to stomach the deterioration of so many things,
And our leaders believe that we are their pawns and they are the kings.
When an immoral, unethical, dishonest leader expects us to jump when he sings,
Is the reason that all creed and colors are looking abroad to spread their wings.

Our leaders must realize circumventing the law for self-enrichment is not the key,
If we want our country to be prosperous and to be revered internationally.
A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee,
Of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free.

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A Christmas Poem
by Michael Sage

Christmas is a daily event, but a yearly celebration
It’s the time to put giving, into activation
So spread the word, without confrontation
In honor of our Lord, and his incarnation

He brought love to the world, through His creation
But the Truth has been misrepresented, through cunning deviation
So many have been lead off the path, towards deprivation
And even destruction, and utter devastation
 
Point out their mistakes, but not through accusation
And correct their faults, but without condemnation
Show them the way, by means of personal demonstration
To ensure that worldly values, are that of a Christian nation

The journey to teach the Truth, will be the culmination
Of teaching the world, through explanation and education
The effort will rewarding, but require complete dedication
To ensure Christmas is a daily event, and a yearly celebration

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Childrens Poems by Michael Sage


A FARM HOLIDAY
By Michael Sage

What a delightful holiday on a farm
In a cottage, warm and cosy, filled with charm
A river, fairly wide, flowing by
The sun, shining brightly, in the sky

The horses greet us with a friendly neigh
We respond with handfuls of tasty hay
A heard of goats, lead by Billy, with massive horns
Grazing, between the bushes, filled with thorns

Brightly coloured Finches, red and blue and green
Our feathered neighbours, the finest one’s I’ve ever seen
Chirping in the branches of the Bluegum tree
Sharing songs of what it’s like to be happy and free

The clouds rolled in, bringing with them some heavy rain
Water, water everywhere, a rather wet and soggy terrain
Time to leave, with heavy hearts, oh so sad
A vacation to remember, one of the best we’ve ever had

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AN ODE TO MY SON NICHOLAS
By Michael Sage

You are my dearest boy, my very special son,
I love to be with you, we always seem to have such fun,
To sit and watch you, as around and round you run,
So much energy to spend, seemingly its never done.

Nicholas my son, in my life you are number one,
You set my heart alight, I really love you a ton,
Whether you’re jabbering away, or munching on a bun,
You’re such a special boy, you really are a hun.

You’re a shining ray that never sets, like a constant midnight sun,
Being with you has never had a single regret, there is absolutely none,
When God entrusted you to me, it was like a jackpot I had won,
I love you Nicholas, my very special son.

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MY BOY TIMOTHY
By Michael Sage

There once was a boy called Timothy
Who lived in a town quite close to the sea
He lived in a house that was so very pretty
With his Mom & Dad & Baby Brother to be

He was a special guy, my big boy Timothy
He had big strong muscles for all the world to see
And he was clever too, he new his abc
And could count from one to a hundred and three

When he played with his dad, he shouted with glee
They had so much fun, they were happy and free
He enjoyed being on a jungle gym, or climbing a tree
And playing with his toys or just watching TV

The reason he was strong and clever and happy
Was because he ate all his food, which made him so healthy
He even ate veggies, anything from carrots to broccoli
What a special guy he is, my big boy Timothy!

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THE BOY AND THE ZOO
By Michael Sage

There was a boy from the Little Karoo,
Who went to visit his friends in the zoo.

The first thing he saw was a large kangaroo,
He turned and said – Hello and how are you?

There were many animals, like lions & tigers & elephants too,
There were cages with birds and a beautiful cockatoo,

And there were lots of chickens, he counted twenty-two,
And there was a cock that sang “cock-a-doodle-doo.”

Then he saw all the cows with their calves going moo-moo,
And in the corner, eating insects was a noisy little shrew.

The boy loved all the animals, no matter how old he grew,
Why he loved them so very much, only he really knew.

But if I had to guess or pull an idea out of the blue,
I think he could talk to them – that would be my clue.

It was now time to go home, as he had chores to do,
So he waved his friends goodbye and shouted – Toodle loo!

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