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I Would Rather Be a Beagle Than an Eagle
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Saturday, March 12, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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"A haiku sounds like a Japanese sneeze to me / ... / But if I learn haiku I will write one for you"

I Would Rather Be a Beagle Than an Eagle


A haiku sounds like a Japanese sneeze to me

I am sick of sonnets as anyone might be

Who has written one thousand three hundred and some

Mostly for a girl who treated me like a bum

Rejecting me for a German paralegal


Now my brown eyes are those of a beaten beagle

But if I learn haiku I will write one for you

Writing all those sonnets gives me something to do

And it could be the blue-eyed Aryan master race

Might yet receive from me a cream pie to the face


All these years I had thought that losing World War Two

Had discouraged them from treating people like me

As lesser children of a lesser destiny

I would rather be a beagle than an eagle



Let us pray

That someway somehow someday we can all be free

Both the rejecters and rejected: them and me


+Steven Curtis Lance




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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/12/2005
well said
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 3/12/2005
Well I certainly like beagles and the American eagle is proud but needs to soar. Heck my beagle Gretchen was loyal and proud to be our dog. She did give us some mighty fine babies in her puppies.
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