Bluebird of Bitterness makes us giggle once more. Thanks so much for these great smiles! 😀
It Looks like I wear glasses
my coat is silver gray
my hands and feet are very dark
all in all I look okay.
I’m not limited to hunting
at night time or at dawn
one can find me all day long
with a face like Makeup on.
It seems like I am washing
my food before I eat;
this is just a fairy tale
but believe me, it looks sweet!
A huge trouble-maker
that is how I’m known.
People seem to want us
but no family, just alone.
We look very cute and friendly
but hell, can we get pissed
when one day you feed and spoil us
the next day we get dissed.
It’s true we can be hand-raised
tamed and trained to see
but please just do remember
we want to be wild and free.
I am no pet to keep at home
to hug and smooch and swoon.
by now you might have guessed
I am the cute racoon!
(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, January 2018)
Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord invited The Story Reading Ape to provide her with an absolutely hilarious post during Christmas time. Enjoy and meet Chris on Sally’s blog.
The Story Reading Ape(Chris Graham) was the VIP guest of his local zoo.. and everyone had an amazing time.. as illustrated by the morning after photographs taken by our intrepid fellow investigative blogger…
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My thanks to Chris for sharing these candid images of the revellers… Enjoy
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When I think back into the time
of me as teenage-girl right in her prime
the telephone it had a dial,
you couldn’t pull it for a mile because the cable was in style.
Internet we did never see, we were outside with our injured knee.
We played, we ran and we have kicked,
ice cream was from us all licked,
and friends not only simply clicked.
We loved to read the Tolkien Orc and had pinboards out of cork
we pinned there photo jam, this was our Instagram.
We were not tattooed if you had checked,
we never found any cars we wrecked
never any walls we specked
but if we had them ever flecked, at least the spelling was correct.
Ebay didn’t yet exist, but our trash-day wasn’t missed.
Amazon was analogue
and named “Sears” as catalogue.
Singing and running was ‘in vogue’.
New pairs of jeans they did look new
no hint of undies, no slightest clue,
mine everyone just sure could tell
was the one with the small bell.
Yellow were the bathroom walls, if you didn’t have brown stalls
of brightness we kids had our share, to survive we put some stickers there.
‘Spin the bottle’ and grapevine and then the words ‘will you be mine’,
It sounds funny, but it’s true, no Match.com, we still got through.
Smoothie was called apple sauce, YouTube was an unknown loss
and please, don’t go and make a face, Pokémon was paper chase.
(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, December 2017)
Megan gives us all a few ideas about book dedications. Have fun with them.