Mac Wilkey

Rookie - 3 Points (October 9,1948 / Dayton, Tennessee)

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A Whirling Wind Uplifts A Leaf

A whirling wind uplifts a leaf
Brings childish laughter midst my grief
And though my sorrow tears at me
There’s also room for Lana’s glee.

Some said, “Don’t take her to the grave”
Why force the young to be so brave
When faced with fate? She seems okay
As long as leaves and winds will play.

And then Grandmother looks our way
I see the wrinkles, grief, and gray
But see the twinkle in her eyes
As she sees Lana’s fingers rise

To catch that leaf that seems to fly
Into my daughter’s hands; I sigh
Her laughter sounds; what can I do
Then I hear...

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Hypocrite Stew

I can’t say forgive them ‘cause, Father, they know what they do.
I picture them floating around in hypocrite stew.
They won’t take a life raft though you’ve thrown ‘em out more than two.
I can’t say forgive them ‘cause, Father, they know what they do.

They’re always so busy completing their last ‘second mile.’
You wonder how running so hard, they’d still have a smile.
They’ll walk in your moccasins building their house on the sand,
And when things go wrong, and they will, they pull pac

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