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The Amazin' Amazon
by Chip Bergeron

Thursday, September 09, 2010
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Part of our income is derived from my selling used books on a certain site (fguess which one???) I wrote this when i was in a playful mood

                     THE AMAZIN’ AMAZON          


Awash in a river of books I let its current take me wherever it will go.

Books for fun and profit, say I, maybe even a surprise or two. I don’t know,

Why should I try and control the flow? It’s so much fun. Folks await

Along the banking, asking if I can pull a tome out of the raging torrent,

Just the one needful volume. Can I find it, and fling it to them? Please???


One wants to know how to best use his money, and another seeks

A closer walk with the Almighty. Someone wants to explore lands far away,

Never needing to actually go- A La-Z-Boy expedition. Can I arrange that?

Why SOITAINLY, but I always try to serve it up with a dollop of humor,

A horrible pun or two, maybe an ageless anecdote. Any will serve.


Another wants to meet a Harlequin. “Kiss me, you fool.” Oh my!!!

“No thanks, sorry, I’m taken.” Psychiatrists, psychos, conjurers and cads;

A politician or two- “Let me make it perfectly clear-my book says so,

So it must be.” Did I say a lot of fools get published? Well you know,

These days anyone can write a book, even dreamers and poets like me.


Picture Steven King, Steven Hawking, Harry S. Truman and

Truman Capote

Standing around a pitcher of martinis. Who do you suppose

would make The most sense? W.C Fields, of course, or Ogden Nash. Danielle Steele

and Julia Child have tied Dr. Laura Schlesinger to a stake,

while a bunch of lesbian Cowgirls hunt for fuel,

and Agatha Christie waits impatiently with a match.


So goes my dream, my nightmare, as I cruise down the

amazin’ Amazon,

My raft a keyboard and computer. Want a book? I got it.

Over 1600 varieties

Well done, occasionally rare, sometimes spicy, frequently

salty, never bland,

(Unless you buy that book of logarithmic tables). T.S. Eliot

loves me, I amaze Mark Twain.

There’s no end to what or who you’ll find, floating in the river.


                                                July 15, 2009








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Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 9/20/2010
Dear Chip,one should not drown in the large river of false diamonds. Follow your path you will see what is destined for you. Nicely expressed. Thank you for sharing. Love Emile
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/10/2010
An amazing mesmerizing kaleidoscope, Chip. Thank you. Love and peace to you,


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