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by A PAX

Thursday, June 08, 2006
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He was lost in the weeds of Neverland
Just drowning in that green
Tried to remember where he was
As he munched on magic beans
Reached for a vine that was hanging down
Thought he'd swing around and  sway
Lost his stand  on moving ground
As a turtle walked away
Fell backwards into quicksand
Down and down he sunk
Add to his woes in Neverland
He was mooned by a passing skunk
Rescued by a yank and shake
From the quicksand by a yellow snake
Who pulled him close for a forked tongue kiss
But he scared him off with a swampy hiss
Lost his clothes in Neverland
Wove a sheath of leaves
Some fell off, as he slowly tanned
He was a weave
Learned to speak to lions
Sang along with orangatangues
Flew with birds of paradise
As he forgot his name


Felt sort of free in Neverland
Didn't work or drive a car
Lost in the weeds of Neverland
You part with who you are
(c)A Pax 2006


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/21/2006
good one
Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 6/13/2006
This is so cute and hilarious. Who would ever imagine a story about being mooned by a passin skunk, etc., can be so engaging and enjoyable. Loved it. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 6/10/2006
Original...actually, unique tale, hilarious, and if you like: poignant.

Cool Stuff, dear A Pax

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/10/2006
I've been both mooned, and sprayed, by a few passing skunks, and I wasn't even in Neverland!! Quite a poem, Anita!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/10/2006
Visited Neverland on an acid trip once, but I returned with my name, my hair turned into a mane...(?) ed
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/10/2006
You part with who you are <---- great quote...

lol i read it as poor ole dutch
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 6/10/2006
Skunks are black and white, Neverland, hmmmmmm, ummmmm I am getting Jacko here, or maybe I ate something that made me wacko lol.

Top write here Pax, most intriguing.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/9/2006
Last stanza should be on a plaque. The whole poem is good, O' talented one. :-) And that skunk, great allusion to the b*tch slaps of life. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Paul Williams 6/9/2006
Superb whimsy Anita, once again you treat us to your unique humor and delivery of the moral tale. And you do it with such style. The title just rocks! LOl.

Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 6/8/2006
How very clever! You have a great sense of humor, and an excellent brand of rhyme. Thank you for the smiles! blessings ~ rhonda
Reviewed by William Bonilla 6/8/2006
Excellent piece Pax
Loved it
will read to my grandkids
a keeper

Love & peace
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/8/2006
Goodness Pax . . .
Where in the world do these little gems come from?

I'm thinking you recieved some creative wisdom when you had dinner and wine with the grays on Thursday?

The last line Anita: "You part with who you are" to me changed the entire gist of the poem.

I became aware suddenly of life as a series of loses and how we often, to keep some semblance of sanity, have to laugh and shrug at the passing of time and what it does to our minds and bodies.

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/8/2006
A very enjoyable and excellent crafted poem!
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/8/2006
Nice poetry here!!!

Xxx dove
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/8/2006
Unique and original, Anita; and I agree with Taylor, this is worthy of much more than a single reading. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/8/2006
Whimsical and wonderful write (could even pass on some of the inferences to Michael Jackson's Neverland thats for sure.
Well done

Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 6/8/2006
Unbelievably clever...meant to be read and read again. I agree, asde from the immediately pleasurable reaction to this write, I do find some interesting commentary on man. You go girl!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/8/2006
I agree with Jerry do a book! This is magical whinsical poetry with an underlying message to ponder! Your unique mind and humor are a treasure, Anita!

Ps Been meaning to tell you I'm so glad your son is home!Great news and please thank him for me for serving his country so well, under such confused and divided circumstances!There are many who appreciated it!

Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/8/2006
"...and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" seems to have the same meaning as I interpret this from the last line. Drifting has it's uses but taken to extreme leaves one at the mercy of everything and everyone around him. Still, as nothing is wasted in my opinion, he did come away with knowledge and certain skills tho he forgot his name. To me, this is a serious write about human nature wrapped in whimsy. A puzzle if you will. And maybe I'm not making any sense at all, lol. You are an original, Anita...

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/8/2006
You need to get all your wonderful, wacky stuff together . . . WITH ARTWORK . . . and do a book.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/8/2006
Too have such a fascinating and highly original mind, that
you leave us all breathless in your wake..
Thanks for lightening up the Den tonite with this hilarious write...
" Mooned at by a skunk ".....lols
Where's that clothes peg !!

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