All poetry and photos by Squeaky Connors unless otherwise noted, thank you.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

it's snowing and snowing
the wind's blowing and blowing
and i am delighted
there's no where i'm going

Friday, November 26, 2010

mary of the snow

a crown of snow upon her head
a blanket round her feet
the sun upon her shoulders
as morning she does greet

she stands outside my window
to call my heart to prayer
she leads me to her son
though sorrows she does bare

her strength is known to many
her image we adore
not for her outer beauty
but for the son she bore

oh blessed mother mary
teach me to love like you
to give my heart completely
and live a faith that's true

Friday, November 19, 2010


this picture makes me smile
i hope you're smiling too
sometimes a picture lifts me up
when i am feeling blue

some pictures make me thankful
for all that i hold dear
and though they make me happy
they can also draw a tear

i like to share my pictures
in hopes they touch a heart
and connect me to the human race
because that's what i call art

my Laura

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Soldier's View

Here is a short essay written by my son Daniel, who spent a year in Baghdad during his tour as an Army soldier. I could not be prouder of him! click here

pride is on the inside

Neil B. Downey
1Lt Timothy J. Connors
Daniel and Tom

Pride Is On The Inside
(feel free to substitute female pronouns when appropriate)

would i recognize
a veteran
if i saw him
even if
he were in ordinary clothes
would i recognize
his sacrifice and service
no, these are not the things
that are exposed

each person who has served,
to guard our freedom
who served because
he thought that it was right
no matter where you served,
i humbly thank you
because i sleep securely
through the night

to those
who're left with nightmares,
and flashbacks
or question some things
they were called to do
do you know
my heart breaks daily
for your struggles
and i 'll do anything,
to help you make it through

do you recognize
my pride,
when you pass by me
can you see
the depth of gratitude
i feel
do you know
my loved ones served
and still are serving
no, these are things
not outwardly revealed

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

waggin' wednesday

Well, the Halloween cards of dogs in costumes did not get made this year but if they had, this is what you would have seen straight from The Garden Of Eden and you know who ate the apple.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


there's a box elder beetle in my bathroom
he's marching 'round the rim of the tub
each time when i see him
i think i should free him
or maybe just give him a scrub

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

waggin' wednesday

We are dog people, but last week we were kitten smitten. When we visited Dan & Tiffany they still had two kittens from a litter of 5. Now they have gone together to a new home but we were happy to play with them before they left.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

skipping Halloween

i skipped Halloween this year
i didn't carve a pumpkin
i didn't send out cards from dogs
and that is saying somethin'

i really didn't decorate
i didn't buy the treats
i didn't hand the candy out
i stayed right in my seat

some folks will be surprised
at the reason why -
i was tired of being perfect
so i let it pass me by