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No Bad News

No Bad News

One of my favorite Broadway stage plays, I was fortunate to see;
Was a remake of “The Wizard Of Oz”, called “The Wiz”, so great it be!
Its music was pulse-pounding, it had me dancing in the aisles;
The acting was done superbly, my tears were mixed with smiles!
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Evillene, The Wicked Witch, almost stole the show;
Her voice so very powerful, such notes that girl could blow!
Her song that most excited me, was given rave reviews;
It was very aptly titled, don’t gimme “No Bad News”!
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My favorite part was the chorus, that the Witch did often say;
“Don’t nobody bring me no bad news, or you will dearly pay”!
One of her trembling subjects, had some bad news for her to tell;
After hearing it, she went ballistic, “Hang the sucker”, did she yell!
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One might wonder where I’m going with this, what is he trying to say;
The answer is, I am sick of bad news, I want good news every day!
We all could use glad tidings, to put a smile upon our face;
That we’ve defeated Coronavirus, and fellow humans can embrace!
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I wait for the day
When there is no more bad news
And we smile again

 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry....Me too!  I cannot turn the tv on without getting depressed.  I have tried to look at this time as valuable time with my children home and we do crafts and games together.  I am doing much needed home projects to fix up my house, and it feels good to get things done.  But I hate going to the grocery store, and seeing friends that I cannot go up to and hug.  We have to chat 6 feet apart.  And, everyone is so quiet, and look like they are about to go rob a bank with their masks and bandanas on.  It feels like a third world country.  I too want some good news and hope again.  I pray to God and I know He is in control. This may be the beginnings of the "birthing pains" described in the Bible that eventually lead to Christ's return.  Bad things will escalate with disease, natural disasters, and crime, etc....until He has to intervene...It may all be part of that sad process to eventual peace.  You and Linda hang in there and stay safe.  Love n Hugs, xo 

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

The poem that I just posted this morning, "Six Degrees Of Separation", has parts that describe just what you are talking about.  Like seeing friends, and being unable to hug them, or being housebound, and trying hard to stay busy.  I guess the only positive aspect, is that we are all spending a lot more time with our immediate families, and learning about one another.  It does feel like we are living in a Third World country doesn't it.  I am hopeful, that in a few months, we will be able to return to normality, which will give our Doctors and Scientists time to discover the antidote, and defeat the next wave quickly.  Linda and I pray that you and the children stay safe and healthy.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Tony Taylor

YAY!! LARRY!!......I LOVE that you've taken your undeniably magical narrative skills.....and put a smile on all of our faces with those perfect quotes and humorous quips elevating us into that place where nothing else exists momentarily......one of the great things about any art form.....is that ability to ELEVATE!!.......and it's ALL in this piece of poetic charm and intuition!!.....I Love it!!......thank you dear poet brother!!.....Bravo!!......ALL STARS & PINNED!!.......Well done my friend!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo  : )

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Larry Ran

My Dear Brother Tony,

Your praising comments never cease to "ELEVATE" those who receive them.  You bring happiness and love to our hearts and Souls.  I am so fortunate to be able to incite these emotions in you.  Oft times, you bring sunshine, into an otherwise, cloudy day.

All my Love,
Larry xxx

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Silkseduction

Dear Larry,

Lauren here. I’ve missed reading your work, but more importantly, I’ve missed you! Now let’s talk about your poem here: 
When I was in the 5th grade, I was in the drama club, which one of our performances were “The Wizard Of Oz” I was the munchkin, lol! Anyway, reading this brought me back to that moment. So thank you, because I needed a pick me up. 
Great work! 
Love, 
Lauren

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Larry Ran

My Dear Lauren,

I have so missed you too, and am so happy to hear from you!  In these horrid days we are now facing, I am so pleased that I could bring some joy to you.  Had I been casting the parts, you would have been Dorothy for sure.  And that's coming directly from The Wizard. Ha, Ha!

All my love,
Larry xxx

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