Monday, August 24, 2009

8.24.09 ~ Poor Henry


Poor Henry
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What Henry 'et,
he won't forget,
it made his belly hurt,
but Henry, he
was said to be
just playing in the dirt,
his cheeks were gray,
but this, they say
was from the muddy lake
his sister made,
while Henry played,
and she made him a cake,
she told him it
was just a bit
of cinder, earth and green
and Henry thought
for sure he got
just all that he had seen,
but she was wise,
and to surprise
poor Henry in his gift,
she thought if she
could add some glee
then Henry'd get a lift,
so in she placed
so gently laced
some ants, and spiders too
it made some bumps,
some crunchy lumps
some texture in the goo,
and as they set
poor Henry 'et
her cake so tender, when,
and then he knew
his insides too
they crawled about in him,
so to the doc
poor Henry walked
this effort to atone,
his sister hid
for what she did,
poor Henry went alone.
and as he cried
and as he tried
to tell the tale there,
his words, they crawled
and Henry bawled,
about the whole affair;
but Henry now,
his sister, how,
they both remember this,
that awful cake
that she would make
that ended daytime bliss.
and when they play
about the day
she makes him "salad things"
in kitchens where
their mom is there
to check the seasonings.
2009 ~ JM Shephard ~ JOY in the arts!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

8.18.09 ~ CMpart192-SG ~ Forgotten Birds

CMpart192-SG
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Forgotten Birds
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We are nothing to our children,
old and useless,
used up by them -- by their youth,
edged aside by society,
of no worth even to ourselves,
we are birds
- - hearts and minds still soaring - -
wing-battered
on the rocks and sands of the day,
and all would prefer
if we'd just go away.
2009 ~ JM Shephard ~ JOY in the arts!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8.11.09 ~ For Julieps! ~ VSA01CM30-sg.jpg

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This is for Julieps, who will see the nutzy irony and humor of it.

In my struggles to get samples, I had used up all my MC product without getting anything to read. In my need to check, & being out of the regular (though difficult) product, my only choice was to learn and to try the S-Clix, which I did and had a minor bit of success with it (147). Then, when I went to remove the lancet, which was being very difficult, I inadvertantly poked the very side of my finger that one is advised to do -- (if brave enough, which I am NOTORIOUSLY NOT!)-- only to get an absolute gusher - (141)!!!