Musical interlude  

Have you noticed
 that the music you listen to   
expresses so very much  
of how and what   
you feel about things...

 Our attitudes    
about time, place, daily events,   
and ourselves  
is so easily enhanced   
by the songs that we choose to listen to...

 How you feel today  
can be helped or hindered  
by the music that you choose
 to listen to... just think...  
it is your expression of now...
The music that I select  
can do many things for me...   
it can enrich and uplift me thoughts,  
it can drag down and  
help me wallow in self pity and loathing...

 It can remind me of happy times  
or of sad, lonely, bad times...   
It can bring me joy or sadness  
just by the music that I select  
to listen to... just think... just think...  

January 2013  
by ann t evans  







Must be made  
almost hourly  
to join 
or not to join  
someone else's 
enjoyed adventure
on the internet...

I have hit my limit
 of things  
I want to do  
on & with  
the internet, my computer,  
so 'sorry, no'  
I will not be joining...

 Personal choices
 that's what I have
 to do the
I want to do  
with my time,   
my selected, limited,   
computer time...

 So here goes  
once again...
 'sorry, no...'  
I have numerous, too numerous,   
so that is where  
I stand, as of today...  
this minute... thanks anyway...  

For with each  
app, each thing  
I join  
I give permission  
to use my information  
and personally,   
I have limitations... limits...  

January 2013
 by ann t evans 
January roller coaster   

Living in northwest Alabama  
during the last four years  
gives me chills  
gives me thrills  
as we ride from 72 degrees  
to 34 degrees  
from one day  
to the next... with icy rainfall...  

then comes another front  
pushed through by
 that fickle jet stream  
we wait  
with baited breath  
to see what comes next  
from Mother Nature...
Reports are in  
that last year was  
the 'mildest' since the year  
my sister was born  
and I scratch my head  
why didn't I feel this...
But then I live in  
northwest Alabama  
almost in Tennessee  
almost in Mississippi  
not quite there...  

My years living forty miles
 south of Atlanta, GA,  
have made me used to  
a truly milder climate  
filled with warm days  
early summers  
early springs and  
truly mild winters...   

But then again  
I do remember  
the long winters from  
my youthful Alabama days  
and the biting cold  
with winds shifting 
from Northern cold  
to Southern warm... and back...  

January 2013
 by ann t evans