*scroll down for a YouTube video*

Magical Mulberry
Playing baritone ukulele
In stark sand instead of snow
Live Oaks sheltering
Woodpeckers and Crows
Do we get what we need?
The Stones’ Jagger thinks so

Years living in the city
Happiness was a vacation
Tent, fire and scenery so pretty
Mountains in the Poconos
Brandywine River nights
Drinking coffee and cocoa

Now I live in a tin camper
Surrounded by trees and swamp
Small, only two lots
Didn’t get what I wanted
(Victorian home with gingerbread
And secret passages to mysterious rooms)
But wouldn’t trade what I have today
24-7 camping life
What a way
To spend these holidays
On Nature’s 2-lot beauty
Rewarded in my old age…

(c) 2018 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)
IMAGE: Mullberry playing baritone ukulele

*YouTube video You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Rolling Stones


  1. It’s funny how things we think we want, we don’t really want. Perhaps our viewpoints change over time, but living close to nature seems like bliss to me. Great Song by the Stones.

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    1. Yes, I agree, Rob. As I’m frantically dashing about spending money on gifts and MUST HAVES for the holidays, it’s nice to take a breath and realize all we need is our health. Well, ok, that’s a little boring but you know what I mean 😀 And that is definitely one of the greats by the Stones!

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