by Katy L Walsvik
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Kaleidescope Kate and Candyland Andy
Tossed their pennies in the ocean,
Then closed their eyes and made a wish.
Kate, clever girl, dreamed of scaling Mount Everest,
Then tea with the monks in Tibet.
Andy, confused, simply hoped for a fish.
They argued a while over whose wish to ask for.
“Let’s stick with mine,” Kate gently insisted.
“Wouldn’t you love to climb high in the air?”
Andy was hungry, so he stayed ‘two-fisted.’
A bottle appeared, washed up from the sea.
The note placed inside said: “To Andy and Kate”
“I’ve received both your coins, but I’m now rather busy,
Whatever your wish is, it will just have to wait.”
“Harrumph!” chortled Kate, “Ah, phooey!” griped Andy.
“Who does he think we are, someone’s fools?”
“That’s right,” agreed Kate. “Let’s go and have tea.
“WE threw those coins in so WE make the rules!”
As they spent their last money on a pot of hot tea,
Back at the shore, and carrying a dish,
Little Eddie strolled by and to his surprise,
There lay two tickets to Tibet and one fish!
Having tea with a friend is better than wishes.
And, besides, if you argue, you’ll never catch fishes.
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|A fish in hand is worth two monks in the tea leaves?
|Reviewed by The Smoking Poet
|What a masterly mangling... pure enjoyment.
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Aesop knocked into a cocked hat, I would say! He would be no match for you, Katy, and you could run a complete series in this vein! Hmmm, these two dodgy characters sound slightly familiar, but the hero is very readily identifiable in whatever genie guise he turns up in! Bet the fish was a live one, too! Friends for tea in Tibet - WOW!! That would be something! But I'll settle for two first class BA tickets to NY and saki with a Viking! That would truly be more than I could ever hope for! Might just heed Jerry's advice though... "keep your britches on"... ever heard of Ten-Handed Turner? And I don't mean cards! And I will even say here and now that that's A BRIT JOKE, which is more than he would do if the boot was on the other foot; can't see him with a shaved head and in an orange sarong somehow... YOU ARE A RIOT, Katy. We've just GOTTA meet some day. Thanks for this cosmic giggle. LOL Kathmandu Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Glad I got back in time to see this one - but I can't linger - off to Tibet!! Bye!!!!|
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|Hee, hee, glad I didn't miss this one.
Hope your doing SuPErrrr...
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Next time through bigger bills as coin is being too cheap...LOL! Ed|
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|Little Eddie saves the day again..
I wanted Chips with me fish, fish with no chips is like, chips with no fish..
Ty for the laugh..
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Katy you truly are a genius;-)Surely you're no mangler, I know cause my iron never wrote like you;-)Great one!
|Reviewed by A PAX
I think you are the Wish Granter Katy......
so is this on the job training, or have you been born to it, oh great one!
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|I just utilized the muscles in my face and formed a smile. Bravo|
|Reviewed by Lori Moore
|I can always count on you for a smile.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|I've been kinda worried about AD's jokester, it has been a while. I see that you are still in fine form and the moral of this story is, keep your britches on, don't be in such a hurry to get there. Or sumtin' like that. LOL|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|you are too much; thanks for the grins today! i sure need 'em, am having a bad day today!!|