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World of Words by Elias Tobias

World of Words with Elias Tobias is copyrighted 1998-2001 by Michael Hall.

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Historical Marker

Down past the last chance gas station,
just a mile or so,
a square brown historical marker sign is
on the side of the road.
Couched under a canopy of trees at a
rest area stop,
you can read the words on the marker
without getting hot.
What happened is a slice of a second in
the sequence of life.
Knowing the past, a glimpse at a time,
helps us to understand
the directions we take and decisions we
make can be planned.
A square brown historical marker sign is
on the side of the road.
A stop at the marker is a place where the
future can be told.

Listen to the Leaves

L  i s t e n  t o  t h e  l e a v e s,  so  s i l e n t
			and q u i e t.
				There are no secrets in the jungle
		     because there are so many leaves,
			and they listen to the movements of
				the animals.  They know the
		direction of the wind, when it blows.
			Tap the knowledge from
				the leaves, and wisdom will flow
			 like water through the roots 
					entrenched in 
		the wild, deadly bush country.
				L  i s t e n  t o  t h e  l e a v e s.

Circus of Emotions


	There's a circus of emotions in your heart.
Some people come to the circus happy,
	some come sad, but the smiles and 
	actions of the clowns make everyone glad.

	There's a circus of emotions in your heart.
Three rings of events attract interest
	simultaneously, and all acts demand
	you to look, laugh, and clap your hands.

	There's a circus of emotions in your heart.
Lions and tigers need to be tamed, and
    several sideshows, for a price, can be gamed.
	Never is every night at the circus the same.

	There's a circus of emotions in your heart.
The smell of fresh popcorn fills the air.
    People you will never see again are there,
        and you hope the circus will stay forever.

There's a circus of emotions in your heart.