Meet me next spring in the usual place,
give me two hugs 'cause I like your embrace,
one when we meet and one when we part -
you are a friend who is dear to my heart.
No Other Nancy told Tommy the Tree,
"I'll climb for you if you climb for me."
Old man, I've known you forty years,
and you have always hawked your fears,
and they were small and cheap somehow,
although you tried to make them dear.
I never bought, I will not now.
Porcupine Patty and Sugar Bear Sid
never told anyone all that they did.
Question the changes and the leader will say,
"Play yours tomorrow, play mine today."
Ridiculous Ralph had the world on a string,
but there was a problem, my dears.
The string was too long and the world went so far
that Ralph hasn't seen it in years.
So many people have walked in your shoes -
the soles have grown thin but they haven't worn through.
Troubles coming at me from the east and from the west,
my legendary kindness is put to the test.
Up to your old tricks again, I see.
Well, go ahead, it won't bother me.
Voices in my head,
when I go to bed.
Walk in a wild place, run where it's tame,
never let on that one leg is lame.
X Street is where that cat used to play
in the mouth of an alley, he'd be there all day.
I used to pass by, but one day I stood
for an hour to listen, and man, it was good.
Yesterday's blues only got here today.
I told them, "You're late! Go away!"
Zesty Zoey told Stanley the Star,
"I want to go home," and that's where they are.
An interesting experiment with some interesting results. Maybe I should try that. The off-the-cuff approach would be in line with my usual patternless and shifting writing despite the rhyming 'requirement'.
Fantastic muscle flexing. Kudos.
Thanks very much, James. Sorry I haven't been around more this month. Hope all is well with you.
You will be providing illustrations for this soon, I assume.
Funny you say that, I was imagining what a nice little book these would make, something like Edward Lear. Not promising to do it soon, though!
I can picture Edward Gorey (a bit of a different Edward).
I like him a lot too - and that style would definitely work!
Time, the enemy!
I don't know...this is so fun, so Beatle-esque kinda Benefit of Mr Kite-ish...with some Magical Mystery tour, I really can't put my finger on it...but I like it!