Archive for December, 2004

The Fly

Posted in Lyrics, Poetry at Rest on December 27th, 2004

Looked bad at the time of its birth
Its looks would change, but not its worth
One second it would ride the wind
And walk on feces, not chagrined
Though in the midst of a public throng
Helps himself to food and flies along

The Campaign

Posted in Parables on December 23rd, 2004

A congressional hopeful, not affiliated with any political party, went door-to-door campaigning for the upcoming election. He stopped at a woman’s house and had a lengthy discussion with her. The woman was impressed by his answers to her tough questions and awed by his character and integrity. Finally, the woman said, “Sir, I believe that you would make a wonderful congressman, but I’m afraid I cannot give you my vote. You see, I’m a Republican.”

Too Cold

Posted in Parables on December 23rd, 2004

There was a woman entertaining some guests in her home. One [guest] mentioned that she thought it was too cold in the dining room. Soon, the others, along with the hostess zealously agreed that something needed to be done about the temperature. So they set the house on fire.

Dick & Jane Return

Posted in Fractured Fairy Tales on December 23rd, 2004

Jane insisted that she could not apply for a certain job because she didn’t understand measurements and conversions.  Dick, attempting to help her by showing her that she was already familiar with the basics, asked, “Jane, how many inches are there in a yard?”

She replied, “I can’t do it, I just don’t know anything about that stuff!”

Dick said, “Very well,” and asked “How many FEET are there in a yard?”

Jane replied, “I told you already—I don’t know anything about this stuff!

Finally, Dick asked, “Jane, how many YARDS are in a yard?”

Then Jane said, “Look, I’m telling you for the last time!  Leave me alone!  I just don’t know anything about it!”