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Waterlogged...(kind of a prayer to the gods of winter)
by Ed Matlack

Saturday, February 07, 2004

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Not exactly Nature but what else to call it, I am not sure...

WATERLOGGED…(KIND OF A PRAYER TO THE GODS OF WINTER)


 


OKAY, OLD MAN WINTER, WE APPRECIATE YOUR BEAUTY,


SNOW & SLEET & ICE IS REALLY QUITE NICE,


BUT WHERE WE LIVE, IN THIS CAMPGROUND HERE,


THERE IS MORE WATER THAN WE KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH,


THE GRASS, THE TREES, FLOWERS, BUSHES & HUMANS,


DO NEED WATER TO LIVE, TO FLOURISH, TO BE WHAT WE ARE,


BUT TO BE WATERLOGGED, I THINK, IS A GOING A BIT TO FAR.


 


US HUMANS CAN’T WALK OFF THE ROADS OR PATHS,


AS THE WATER IS TOO DEEP FROM A DAY OF RAIN, DO THE MATH,


I LIVE IN THIS MOTORHOME, BUT YEARN,


AS NOW I DON’T HAVE TO, FOR THAT BOAT,


AS MY MOTORHOME IS SURROUNDED BY A MOAT,


TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE, SO TO SPEAK.


 


STILL WE SEEM TO BE LEVEL,


THE OLD WRECK WE LIVE IN,


THE WATERLOGGED GROUND NOT AFFECTING OUR BEVEL,


BUT WE STILL THINK, HEREIN, THAT WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH WET,


FOR THIS AND THE COMING SEVERAL YEARS,


WHERE DOES IT ALL GO?


AS THE GROUND IS SOGGY,


THE AQUIFER IS OVER FILLED,


THE CREEK ONLY 50 FEET AWAY IS RUNNING SO FAST,


I HAVE MY DOUBTS ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF THE QUAY.


 


SO A FEW DAYS OR A WEEK WITH NO MORE WATER FROM THE SKY,


WOULD SURELY HELP TO ALLAY,


OUR FEARS OF BEING WASHED AWAY,


JUST SO MUCH FLOTSOM & JETSOM IN THE RIVER OF LIFE,


PLEASE, OLD MAN WINTER, BRING NO MORE WATER FOR NOW,


AND YOU WILL DIMINISH, HEREIN, A GREAT DEAL OF STRIFE…


                                                                                         (ED)

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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/7/2004
(((ed)))

never satisfied--always complaining--too cold, too snowy, now, too rainy

sounds a bit like me :) LOL

i identified strongly with this one, my (((friend)))

hope it dries up and clears up and warms up soon :) (and they say texas weather is bad LOL)

((((((HUGS))))) and love to you and rufuz *wOof*, karla. :)
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 2/7/2004
Get out the life preservers Ed... I think you might be needing them..In the meantime I will pray for sunshine and dry weather...hahahaha...floria
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/7/2004
Now you can make designs for your trailer to become a boat too! It would be a seller! You would make millions with that blueprint. A home from land and water......Ed Kostro would probably buy your first model. I send a prayer to the sun Gods for you.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/7/2004
Do you or Rufuz know how to swim?? If not, you two are sure in a pickle...

Sorry to hear of your flooding troubles; hope the water recedes soon!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/7/2004
Enjoyed this, Ed. See - you know how to spend your weekend time.

Might want to tie a few pontoons under the trailer, though. Just in case... Captain Ed and First Mate Rufuz sail off - around the world - in America's first navigational trailer.

Now that would make a good book!
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