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The Midwest Home Grown Band: Music

Seize the Day

(Eric Einhorn)
September 26, 2016
E Einhorn

Story about getting older written for a good friend of the band Helen Bussing.


                                    The register has a muted ring               

At the Brick Wall - Bar and Grill

Sister Helen tends the faithful

From the rectory - of swill

It appears the cat escaped the bag    

This fourteenth day of June

Now there’s Wall Mart decorations

A black Dollar Store balloon

Hmmm Um Hmmm

Salutation cross the mirror

In florescent - grease pen ink

Neath domestic daily specials

Shadow scripted pretty pink

Well wishes from her comrades

Help to keep the tears at bay

Happy birthday Helen

Helen seize the day

Seize the day

Her diary’s just half written

But she’s put the pen away

Deflection of reflection

Nothing relevant to say

Sometimes I wish some others   

Would bite their lip that way

Hmm Uh Hmmmm


She lives in an apartment

Right above the bar

An arrangement of convenience  

Where she sticks the cookie jar

 Saving nickels, dimes and quarters

She dreams of taking off one day

Seatbelt checks and Perkasets

Helen’s just a flight away

Seize the day


Her life’s - just like her bedroom

A little bit in disarray

The door stays close, so no one knows   

What she keeps hid away

After all don’t all of us  

Have secrets anyway

Yes I’m pretty sure that all of us

Keep secrets anyway

Seize the day

Seize the day

Hmmm Uh Hmmm

Seize the day