Friday, December 09, 2011

For my nephew on his 7th birthday


The lights are always bright enough
When Stevie's on the scene.
The truth is always right enough
When Stevie's on the scene.
The play is never too darned rough,
The cards are always dealt to bluff
His brother's hide stays good and tough
When Stevie's loud and mean.

The girls, they always tease their hair
When Stevie's on the scene.
The women, they all stop and stare
When Stevie's on the scene.
The giggles ring from here to there,
The priests, they stop to kneel in prayer,
'Cause heaven knows what will shine bare
When Stevie's getting clean.

Philosophers no longer doubt
When Stevie's on the scene.
Even hermits come on out
When Stevie's on the scene.
The quiet all begin to shout
The vegans get a little stout
And the kayak fills on up with trout
While Stevie's hook stays clean.

The saber's always nice and light
When Stevie plays the scene.
The battle's always nice and tight
When Stevie's on the scene.
The dying bulb seems newly bright,
The blind-drunk fool gets second sight
And tiny mice bring flea and fright
When Stevie's light turns green.

The soccer goals fall open wide
With Stevie on the scene.
The Ducks score without breaking stride
When Stevie's on the scene.
The crooks are never even tried,
The catfish cook before they're fried
And tone-deaf uncles sing with pride
When Stevie takes the scene.


5 comments:

Ariel the Thief said...

Yes, I recognize the young man in the photos. :) Happy Birthday, Stevie!

stallom: stallion on the marshmallow field

Karen said...

The Ducks scored without breaking stride ... all the way to the Rose Bowl! Happy 7th Birthday, Stevie!

Jim said...

Hey Doug and the '7-year-old-kid',

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
Blessed Christmas
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
Happy New Year 2012
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

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Karen said...

This is an exciting game! The Ducks just intercepted for touchdown!

Hobbes said...

A belated Happy Birthday to the nephew and Happy New Year to the uncle.