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  A Blue One!
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, November 12, 2006
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Chapter 4

In the Very Exciting

Pink Flamingo Series



“Instead of being a time of unusual behavior,

Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year

When people can obey their natural impulses,

And express their true sentiments,

Without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. 

Christmas, in short, is the only chance a man has to be himself.” 


Francis C. Farley



These days I really feel like good old Santa

Filling many orders for Christmas Flamingoes

And a letter I received from a man in New Jersey

Has really touched my merry old heart and soul



“Dear Mr. Ed,

I know you only rescue pink flamingoes,

But I wonder if you could forward my letter,

To Santa Clause, who lives at the North Pole.


“Ever since I was a very young child,

I’ve always yearned for a blue flamingo,

But I only seem to see the pink ones,

No matter where in New Jersey I go.


“So if you wouldn’t mind, Mr. Ed,

Could you send my request to Mr. Clause?

I bet he knows where to find a blue one,

After all, at Christmas time, he’s the boss!”



Mr. Edward Matlack



This truly heartfelt letter really touched me

So I soon rushed off to my workshop out back

And with a little Holiday magic and blue paint

I soon had a blue flamingo ready to mail in a sack


“Dear Mr. Matlack,

I’ve forwarded your letter to Santa for you,

And I am extremely happy to relay this news,

For Christmas, he’s sending you one that is blue!”



Mr. Ed



I’ve decided not to tell Mr. Matlack of New Jersey,

That his flamingo is not really from the North Pole;

Making someone happy at the Holidays,

Should truly be everyone’s Yuletide goal.


And I just received another request for a blue one,

From a young lad in England named Little Andy;

It looks like I’m really going to be busy this Holiday Season,

So I better keep lots of different colors of spray paint handy.



©2006, A Holiday Happy Mr. Ed







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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 10/24/2008

Clever write . . . nicely done!!

Take care,

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 9/24/2007
Oh My!! This Is Really Sweet-I Am Thinking You Really Do This? What A Gem!!

Hey.... by chance did you happen to hear about the bird flu that hit them pink flamingo's earlier this year? Yep in someone's yard they were all laying down (snicker-ok I seen that pic on the net sometime ago I thought it was funny they called it red-neck bird flu I think)

Seriously thou.....this is a Lovely thing you did for that boy. And goin by the pic-I Love Love Love Blue Flamingos!!! :)

Congrats on all your Achievements & Talents!!!
Would You Honor Me With A Visit Sometime? :)

In Joy, In Peace, In Grace, In Harmony of Love~Vickie
Reviewed by Helen Downey 11/29/2006
OOOOH MY! Thanks for sharing...the music was nice.
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 11/29/2006
I love flamingos too. Great write!

Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 11/14/2006
THE Christmas spirit overflows from with in. Thanks for sharing...M
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 11/13/2006
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/12/2006
So surprised I was to find out,
You are also related to santa or just about,
Seems you must really wield some clout,
If I actually get a blue flamingo,
I will be your fervent slave most devout...Ed
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/12/2006
The beautiful and graceful Flamingo can't be anything but pink. How about the Great Blue Heron? This is a good one Ed.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 11/12/2006
... I don't really get this... it seems obvious to me that if you leave a pink flamingo out in the cold at the North Pole, s/he will, of course, turn blue... Or is that me in me flimsy lycra costume? Any colder and I'll snap... LOL K xx
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 11/12/2006
LOL...Ed, you seem to draw from a bottomless well of inspiration. Now everyone will be blue with envy, wishing for their own blue flamingo. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/12/2006
I spray you get them done on time..BTW I ain't got a chimney..
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 11/12/2006
very good funny poetic entertainment Ed. Around here I just like to see any flamigo, but guess what my wife and I saw several lovely white swans this morning
Reviewed by J M 11/12/2006
I enjoyed and love it.............. Your humor for me is like medicine..
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 11/12/2006
Hmmm...I know all flamingos are pink, and I wonder how your big brother feels about this. Anyway I would ask for a multicolored one for a change to please everybody, but the postage to Malta is too high, so I will let you off. Victor
Reviewed by SaPAth AnANd 11/12/2006
Mr. Ed!Mr.Ed! blue one for me too.But not the painted one and it has to come from the north direct from Santa.

Bom Bhole!
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 11/12/2006
A happy, whimsical write to start The Season, Mr. Ed!!
I've heard of a Blue Christmas, Blue Moon, Blue Lagoon, and everthing else blue except a blue flamingo! Ya' don't suppose Ed. M. is requesting a play-toy for Ruf, do you?

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/12/2006
Mr Ed you are cheating...gonna be witty to say I want mine to have glass slippers of true cristal...and no heels...just to kick those eels nibbling toes searching for something to eat!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 11/12/2006
So cute Mr Ed, so Cute! My favorite is green.
Reviewed by jude forese 11/12/2006
mr. clause indeed has a colorful heart ;)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/12/2006
Yellow would work for me Happy Santa...
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/12/2006
My favorite color is blue. please send one for me ED.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/12/2006
Well Mr ED make em happy santa, I want a purple one;-) You have such a giving spirit wanting to make everyone happy, that's why you are happy! Bless you santa ed, long may your flamingoes flourish!;-)
Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 11/12/2006
A Blue One? Hmmm?...I HAVE RED ONE!
HA! Puttin' me in a blueless mooooooodddddd...
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/12/2006
Go get em Eddie

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