Loyde P. “Snake” Arender


Years ago, my Dad once said
Life is really not all that bad
For when you’re sad and feeling down
Lift up your head and look around
Because when you look for long enough
You’ll see problems much more tough
And when you do, extend your hand
To somehow help your fellow man
By helping others, the problems you had
Seem to become a little lighter and not so bad

Author’s Note: Inspired by the life of my Dad, Monroe Franklin Arender ~ September 24, 1910 to February 4, 1984