Friday, October 29, 2010

You need to stand on your own two feet

You need to stand
On your own two feet
When you need help
This I’ll repeat

People might help
For just a while
They might stop by
And make you smile

Their interest in you
Will not always last
Soon you’ll feel
Just like an outcast

If you sit and sulk
And not get around
It will make it worse
It will keep you down

You need to stand
On your own two feet
This illness you have
You need to beat

By, Randee Saber 7/2/06

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Aboard the Emerald Princess

One balmy afternoon
I decided to take a stroll
Aboard the Emerald Princess
Front to aft was my goal

While on the starboard side
It never occurred to me
This picture I had taken
Was a photo opportunity

Whenever I'd go on shore
I always turned around
To see this awesome ship
The best one I have found

Poem by, Randee Saber 10/23/10
Photo by, Alan Saber 10/6/10

Emerald Princess Captain's Circle Photo Contest
Photo taken with St. Thomas in the foreground on Oct. 6th, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Our Heavenly Father

When I first learned about God
It was when I was a youth
I belived he did exist
I was sure it was the truth

God created the Universe
They said in just 6 days
On the 7th day he rested
But no one gave him praise

After God created Adam
Eve soon became his wife
And they would be together
Forever in their life

They lived in the Garden of Eden
But ate the forbidden fruit
Being warned not to eat it
God said they'd have to scoot

God is our Heavenly Father
He told us how to behave
Stating the Ten Commandments
To Moses these rules he gave

Why was God just watching
Those who've done no wrong
In chambers filled with gas
Being told they don't belong

Those who never go to church
Can still pray anywhere
In restaurants before eating
Some people recite a prayer

"Thank God" and "God Bless You"
People will often say
They'll even say, " I'll pray for you"
Concern they will convey

"One Nation Under God"
We pledge our allegiance to
But those in doubt of God
Won't agree with this point of view

By, Randee Saber 10/22/10

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Get a good night's sleep

We need to get our sleep at night
But some sleep when its day
They’ll keep their curtains closed
So out the light will stay

Some people like to sleep a lot
While others don’t need much
When I miss the morning news
I feel I’m out of touch

Animals that hibernate
It’s like their sleep vacation
But people can not hibernate
They’d suffer from starvation

Cats will want to sleep all day
And then stay out at night
We say that they’re nocturnal
And often they will fight

The naps they call siestas
In countries people rest
They take them in the afternoon
That’s when they think its best

Those who cannot sleep at night
Sleeping pills they'll take
Counting sheep just won't work
They'll still be wide awake

Don't stay out too late at night
Your sleep do not deprive
And if you're really tired
Be certain you don't drive

By, Randee Saber 10/17/10

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How many shoes do women need?

Women buy a lot of shoes
Because they need a lot to choose

Black and brown, blue and white
A pair of silver to wear at night

Jogging sneakers and sneakers to walk
Bring a friend so you can talk

Dressy sandals or those for the beach
You need to have a few of each

High heels are too tall and thin
They look real hard to balance in

The gals who have so many shoes
Inside their closet they may lose

Its therapy, most women say
To shop for shoes if sad one day

By, Randee Saber 10/13/10

No port in the storm

No port in the storm
Far out at sea
On a boat to the shore
Where I went on a tour
Then returned to the ship
And of course I gazed
Caused I'm always amazed
By her beauty and size
Beneath cloudy skies
Where the sky and sea meet
And oh, what a treat
Watching from a boat seat

Poem by, Randee Saber 12/18/06
Entered in Princess Cruise photo contest
Photo taken by, Alan Saber 12/13/06

Departure from Galveston, Dec. 9, 2006

Monday, October 11, 2010

An aging hippie - Bob Riley

You let your hair grow
It’s longer and grey
You’re not wearing suits
No eight to five day

Your hair wasn’t long
During those hippie years
When you were in school
Drinking so many beers

Now you’re a grandpa
The grandkids are fun
You ride a scooter
And sail in the sun

An aging hippie
No love beads to wear
Whose now decided
To grow long hair

By, Randee Saber 9/30/10

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The cruise is ending

The cruise is ending
The time went fast
We made new friends
We had a blast

My husband fell
And hurt has arm
It didn’t break
No cause for alarm

Excursions were cancelled
Due to the rain
I went on three tours
I couldn’t complain

Plentiful shopping
Even at sea
I bought souvenirs
Mostly for me

Leslie and Mike
We tagged along
On your ship
We knew we’d belong

Our table mates
Were really great
Dining with us
At a quarter past eight

Perhaps in the future
Together we’ll be
Cruising along
The wide open sea

By, Randee Saber
Emerald Princess 10/10

Cruise ships in heaven

Heaven’s a place
Way up in the sky
We’re told it’s there
But it’s too high to fly

You have to be good
Or you won’t get in
It’s not a place
For those who sin

We’re sure it’s there
Though it’s not been seen
A heavenly place
Where no one is mean

We talk about those
Who look down from above
Although we can’t see them
We still feel their love

Cruise ships in heaven
What a great place to be
Reunited with those
On our family tree

By, Randee Saber
Emerald Princess 10/10


There are many people
We need to tip
Especially servers
On our cruise ship

Tip the cabbie
Tip the valet
Tip your maid
Wherever you stay

If the service is bad
If you don’t like the food
Don’t eat there again
But a tip do include

A generous tip
Shows that you care
And your money
You’re willing to share

By, Randee Saber
Emerald Princess 10/10


Automatic toilets
In case we don’t flush
Automatic faucets
The water won’t gush

Automatic windows
Automatic doors
Automatic sweepers
To vacuum our floors

Automatic tellers
Will accept our cash
Automatic pilots
We hope never crash

Automatic dryers
Automatic towels
Not enough paper
The dispenser allows

Automatic washers
Have been around awhile
Automatic cameras
Let me see you smile

By, Randee Saber 9/28/10
Emerald Princess