It was suggested to me today that recently my posts have had a dark side to them, and I was asked (with concern) if perhaps, there was an underlying reason for that..I assured my loving brother that all is well within the inner me, and that sometimes the poems I post are not current at all, but a random selection from the dusty archives. You know, eenie meenie, etc. So here is one on a bit of a lighter note.. I hope you like it.

Wildly wonderful wishes for a walloping Wednesday, (when I read that, Elmer Fudd comes to mind)   ” bdah, bdah, That’s All Folks”



 Spheres and orbs, and circles, round,

throughout, the universe abound.


 Sun and moon and earth around,

this human’s mind, it does astound.


 Clocks and coins, and jeweled crowns,

handcuffs on the wrist, surround.


 Wheels and tires, go round and round,

for us to get, where we are bound.


 The carousel’s horses, go up and down,

the string, upon a yoyo’s wound.


 Traffic lights to slow us down,

speakers, to provide us sound.


 Inner tubes, so we won’t drown,

the rotary, in center town.


 The bright red nose, of the circus clown,

and the Jack o’ lantern, with a frown.


 The great oak’s acorn, on the ground,

and sweet citrus, on a tree is found.


 But, the skull atop, the human mound,

is that which does, the most confound.


For no finer example, will there be found,

but, sadly atop, mankind it’s bound.


Jack Downing

                                                                       Nov. 2009

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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2 Responses to

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Well isn’t it just so sweet of your bro to be concerned???? Hope your O stays bound today…would hate to think of it bouncing around!!! 🙂

    • Oh, it stays attached, but sometimes I do feel like a “Bobble Head” Thanks so much for your concern as well. Have yahself a mah-va-lus day as we say around heah..It just dawned on me, I should have given Becky a (New) English lesson before her visit toBoston.


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