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A Thought for Today

Taking the time to love is worth the time it takes.


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"Tap Your Troubles Away" - the music of Jerry Herman

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Rod's random thoughts Hatch a dream and then believe it.

Better put your money in trust than your trust in money.

Don’t perform your experiments in public.


If we could do it all again
    motor bike through Roman cities
in the rain
   watch the cats chase lizards in the forum
     and drink bad wine from mouth to mouth
I probably would try
to love you harder than I did
I probably smile a smile
much better than the ones you knew
for I was just rehearsing then
imagining what easily might happen
in years to come.

It is not just you I love
      (or even Roman rain)
or all the times you rattled on my window
after twelve o'clock.

I love the smell of rooms-
Where you have been
The foreign touch of things I never knew
Until you came along.

I even love your enemies
Because they drive you to my arms
For comfort.

                        - from "Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows," 1966

© 1966, 1970, 1986, 2001 by Stanyan Music Group & Rod McKuen. All Rights Reserved
Birthday research by Wade Alexander o Poetry from the collection of Jay Hagan o Coordinated by Melinda Smith
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