Life is Often Too Seriously Taken, so for that reason, I'm going to post a silly poem from time-to-time. These first several will each be taken from a small booklet entitled, Lighten Up! 100 Funny Little Poems, compiled and edited by Bruce Lansky.

Monday, July 11, 2011

4th of July, 2011 - a little saga

During the Spring of 2010, I was asked to create a pair of soft sculpture "scare the birds" for my parents' neighbors.
Below, you will see the result of my efforts.

However, I visited my mom last week and the poor couple was standing outdoors, looking very sad and uncomfortable. It was time for a facelift! What do you think, now?

And Now...

The couple was standing
in the neighbor's yard,
I tried so not to stare -
But my, oh my! it was hard.

They stood arm-in-arm...
and I grinned (I confess),
at he, in red ballcap;
she with her green plaid dress.

They stood there so sweetly,
right there in the yard,
and I tried not to notice...
but my! Not staring was hard!

They were busy, it seemed,
as I passed to Mom's door.
So I turned round to peek,
for a glance - just once more.

What were they doing,
that couple so sweet?
Twirling their sparklers,
as they walked toward the street!
(This photo was taken at the onset of fireworks in Keosauqua, Iowa)

"Happy 4th of July -
Independence Day fun!
Our best wishes to you,
Please pass them to everyone!"

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