Saturday, December 20, 2008

In the line of duty

In the line of duty
That’s where you were
When you lost you life
How did this occur

You were fighting fires
You were killed in Iraq
You chased the bad guy
And you can't come back

In the line of duty
There was no hesitation
Risking your life
Seeking no admiration

By, Randee Saber, 12/20/08

A tribute to all the men and women who
willingly sacrifice their lives for others.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


There’s no end in sight
With signs everywhere
Many are helpful
Some shouldn’t be there

Road signs and street signs
So we won’t get lost
But plenty of billboards
Should all be tossed

Billboards that advertise
Liquor and beer
Tempting someone
While they try to steer

Train crossing warnings
And stop signs we need
Plus speed limit signs
For those who speed

Gas station signs
When prices are high
We'll find cheaper gas
If there's a supply

Motels and restaurants
Signs everywhere
If tired and hungry
No need to despair

Real estate signs
There's more each day
A hefty mortgage
Some people can't pay

A sign on a pole
They lost their pet
It just wandered off
And isn't home yet

The Zodiac signs
You'll find in a book
Perhaps you have talent
You'll just have to look

By, Randee Saber 12/18/08

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

40 years on the assembly line

I’ve done my time
But not in jail
For forty years
With my lunch pail

I worked the line
By building cars
On Friday nights
We went to bars

A lot of changes
I have seen
When women came
The men were mean

We joined the union
To have a voice
Not to mention
We had no choice

We went on strike
When we were told
The picket line
Was always cold

Living off savings
That went very fast
Uncertain how long
The strike would last

It finally happened
The plant shut down
More unemployment
Filled our town

A foreign place
Is where they went
Stores would close
No money was spent

Outlawing unions
That dictated pay
Foreigners woked
Both night and day

I made the cars
You like to drive
Forced to retire
Yet I'll survive

By, Randee Saber 12/9/08