Friday, November 02, 2007

Guest Posting From Mrs. Space Cadet - Growing Up

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Although Mrs. Space Cadet spends most of her time gardening and keeping the Catskills Hermit supplied with his ration of Swee-Touch-Nee tea, this evening she found time to jot down a poem about a country girl who moves to the Big City. (It is her answer to the old song "How’re you gonna keep her down on the farm…")

Growing Up

Growing up in woods and wilderness

Free to run and splash

In puddles and bogs

Jumping from hillock to hillock


Wet socks, dirty feet

So what!

Grown up now in city somber

Searching for the sun

Looking for mud and tadpoles

Not finding even one.

Older now, and found

In the mountains all around

Green leaf and endless sky

Alas -- no longer wondering why


At November 2, 2007 at 2:57:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Space Cadet said...

Definitely one of the great poems of the 21st century!

At November 2, 2007 at 6:56:00 PM EDT, Blogger Alice said...



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