The Quarantine Blues

[Verse 1]

Friend, I’m tired and so lonesome
Sitting stuck, I’m stuck in my house
It’s just me, and the wife, and don’t forget my dog.
As for work, we’re staying’ home to be germ-free. Oh yeah


[Chorus]

There’s too much quiet around my place, you see,
There is quiet around my place, don’t leave it be
I need to see people so let’s get o’er this bug,
Let me out, that’s what I need, to be free.


[Verse 2]

Lord, please don’t give us more Facebook
We have had, more than we need
Don’t need it just because there’s nothing on TV
And the walls, now they’re closing in on me. Oh yeah

[Verse 3]

I have a list here in my hand
To the store a mask on my face
I need a few things, some milk, bread, and eggs
But I need some toilet paper most of all. Oh yeah


[Verse 4]

No toilet paper is left in town
Lord, whatever will we do now
There’s none on the shelves and my wife’s angry with me,
Now it will be a Sears catalog, for me

[Verse 5]

Neighbor kids, they went and papered my house, for me
Cleaned it up, then I threw it all away
The wife, flew out the house, yelling at me,
We have none don’t you throw away.

[Verse 6]

The dog wants to go out and play
Even he hates this long quarantine
He wants out of the house to run all-day
What problem, we don’t need TP for me. Oh Yeah.

Tune = Peace in the Valley

copyright 2020, J. Keith Broyles, All Rights Reserved

Published by drjkbroyles

I love Mike Ashcraft's book, "My One Word." For the past nine years I have participated and encouraged others to participate to in the "My One Word" Challenge. My first word was discipline was my word the first year. Since then my word has been focus, sight, jungle, peace, concentration, serve, genuine and this year is fit. I seek to be fit for my health, my family, my church, my ministries. I seek to be fit in any are of my life where God might point to me. I also have a nickname, "Dr. B." When I was a public high school teacher, Dr. B. is what most of my students called me, at least in my presence. I am still called that by many people though I no longer teach in public schools. I am the author of "Average Joe: With an Extraordinary Story" (available on Amazon). The book fits into the genre of "Biblical Fiction" or "Christian Fiction" and features some of the Bible's lesser known characters. The name of my blog is, "Fork in the Road." Life is filled with forks in the road. It isn't a matter of if we encounter a fork in the road, but when will we and how many will we experience in a lifetime. I love to strum my guitar. I am not a great guitar player but I enjoy it. I also enjoy writing music. I get excited with I feel a new song emerging. I live with my wife Cindy and our little dog, "Bishop" in Lufkin, Texas. I spent the past 30 years as a United Methodist pastor, serving churches all over east and southeast Texas, from just north of Tyler to south of Houston, from the Gulf Coast to east of Madisonville. I currently serve Perritte Memorial UMC in Nacogdoches. I spent one year in the classroom, teaching High School government, economics, psychology, and sociology. Cindy and I have been married for 43 years. We have two grown sons and six grandchildren, three boys and three girls. I enjoy preaching and all it's aspects from research to writing to the actual preaching event. I also love writing, reading. I have dabble in drawing and "painting" with pastels as well as woodworking and woodcarving. My current projects are two ukuleles. I collect, repair and restore guitars too. I play the guitar (badly, but I still do) I also enjoy working with paracord on various projects, mostly prayer ropes I usually give away. I hold an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Data Processing, from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, a Master of Divinity from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and a Doctor of Ministry from Carolina University of Theology. This blog started out as devotional writings. In August of 2020, I made a major change to the blog, switching to a daily theme format. Sunday Sermon-usually my manuscript sermon Miscellaneous Monday-misc. writing, poetry, ministry Tuesday Thoughts-Devotion Wed. with Wesleys-hist. & theol. of early Methodists TED Talk Thursday-Video & appl. in current theology Five for Friday-5 things I've seen & my thoughts Sing-Along Sat. - Usually a new song I have written I write, "Strumming a G-Chord with Dr.B." to get my thoughts onto something permanent. After all, they say, once something is on the internet it never really goes away. Still, I hope you enjoy reading it. Who knows, it might generate a bit of discussion between you and me and anyone else who might make their way here. Seeking the Genuine, Keith Lufkin, Texas August 2020

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