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April is National Poetry Month, Part 3

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sometimes poetry is just fun, like the following poem that my daughter brought to my attention a couple of years ago.

I like this poem, too, because it reminds me that opportunity doesnít always look like opportunity. We should be open to what the Universe brings us and not flush it down the drain because we are afraid, or even sadder, because we donít feel worthy.

Hazel Tells LaVerne

last night
im cleanin out my
howard johnsons ladies room
when all of a sudden
up pops this frog
musta come from the sewer
swimmin aroun an tryin ta
climb up the sida that bowl
so i goes ta flushm down
but sohelpmegod he starts talkin
bout a golden ball
an how i can be a princess
me a princess
well my mouth drops
all the way to the floor
an he says
kiss me just kiss me
once on the nose
well i screams
ya little green pervert
an i hitsm with my mop
an has ta flush
the toilet down three times
a princess

Katharyn Howd Machan

If my want to know more about Machan, link to the following web page. She sounds fascinating, particularly the part about being a belly dancer.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOYATLAST 4/20/2011 8:06PM

    I'm kissin da frog!

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DEELYNNE1 4/19/2011 11:18AM

    Don't think I'd ever make it as a princess but I can ABSOLUTELY see myself flushing a frog or two down the toilet. LOL. Now I have to check out your link to the author's info.Thanks, I love the poems you've been posting.

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NADJAZZ 4/18/2011 10:28PM

    Oh, my goodness, that's hilarious! I love your interpretation...definitely food for thought!

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FRANCESCANAZ 4/18/2011 7:42PM

    REALLY NICE! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 4/17/2011 9:01PM

    Love it! Can't picture myself a princess either, maybe a monkey queen...

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ALIBROM 4/17/2011 7:29PM

    LOL LOL LOL I loved reading this poem ! Thank you for supplying us with the best poetry. emoticon

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VALERIEMAHA 4/17/2011 7:13PM

    loveitloveitloveit!!!!!! you are SO whettin' my appetite for...the NEXT one!

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COLEENCOLE 4/17/2011 6:52PM

    What a great poem.

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WATERMELLEN 4/17/2011 5:12PM

    Great poem -- gonna try to stop whacking my green prince(s)!!

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LINDARUTH46 4/17/2011 4:58PM

    Here's my favorite poem. I found it on the Internet when I first became a grandmother, and it expressed exactly how I felt. Hope you like it (I'm goiong to post it on my blog too.)

Child of my child,
Heart of my heart.
Your smile bridges
The years between us...

I am young again, discovering
The world through your eyes.
You have the time to listen,
And I have the time to spend,
Delighted to gaze at familiar,
Loved features made new in you again.

Through you, I see the future;
Through me, you'll see the past.
In the present, we'll love one another
As long as these moments last.
-Author Unknown

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LINDARUTH46 4/17/2011 4:31PM

    Loved that one too!

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COACHPENNY 4/17/2011 4:06PM

    And...... me, a princess. emoticon love that!

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MOM2ACAT 4/17/2011 4:00PM

    Cool poem!

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