Oh the cousins
The many, many cousins
Or in a pair
With many stories to share
Count them by the dozens
Fat cousins, thin cousins
Short cousins, tall cousins
Ugly cousins, pretty cousins
Big cousins, small cousins
Clover cousins, stupid cousins
Rich cousins, poor cousins
Are you sure they are your cousins?
My, oh my, the cousins
Some cousins are exciting
While others are a bore
Some cousins are more frightening
And some you just ignore
Some cousins are athletic
Some cousins are musicians
Some are just pathetic
And cause right much confusion
Cousins, oh the cousins
See them coming today
Cousins, oh the cousins
Get the h--- out of their way
With their firsts, seconds
Where there is never
A loss for words.
—Billy Orrell, South Boston
My Church Family
Recently I had to enter the hospital
And I had to stay for quite a while.
My church friends at Dan River Baptist
Faithfully called me and made me smile.
Since we had the problem with the Covid virus,
And we’ve not met together as we usually do
I hadn’t seen some of the members in quire a while.
When I had my medical problem to ensue.
Thank all of you my Dan River Church friends
For all of your prayers and calls to me
Hopefully things will get better for all of us soon,
And we can be together again as a church family.
—Barbara Stevens, South Boston
Her Busy Morning
She had a few things to deal with,
She deals with them in order of importance.
One by one, she keeps telling herself it will work out fine.
A loft of patience is needed here.
Soon her problems turned into not a problem.
She is proud of staying calm and focusing on one thing at a time.
Hey! After all that; a nice lunch out is what is needed.
As God likes watching us work things out in a calm why.
—Pat Roberts, South Boston
As My Mentor, for me you wanted so much more
Trials and tribulations that life has in store,
I can go boldly for you have been there before.
And like a trained eagle I soar.
Thank you for the time and patience spent on me,
opening my eyes to the possibility of the person I can be.
For me My Mentor’s time and Wisdom was well spent,
as I Mature I say that gift was heaven sent.
The Many things said that had no Meaning,
now I know exactly what you meant.
Marvel Hero’s with all kinds of Power dressed
in leotards, Armor, Capes and some with Wings.
My Mentor carried Me to New heights
wearing dress pants, tee shirt, and faded jeans.
Coaches teach athletes how to win,
and not just be content to score,
in your life lessons you taught me so much more.
No Matter how tall, or smart I get,
I will always have someone to look up to.
As an Adult I now mouth the words,
that you thought I didn’t hear,
or you thought wasn’t getting through.
So Glad you Kept talking.
I Heard You
And if I never said it before.
Thank you for being My Mentor,
And So Much More!!!
—Matthew McCargo Jr., South Boston