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by Leland Waldrip

Sunday, January 09, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Expressing old ideas anew is worthwhile,
So Iím adding this gem to the awesome pile:
Problem of world peace ó what we should do
Is far less pressing than the pebble in my shoe.


© 2005 R. Leland Waldrip

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Reviewed by C. J. Stevens 1/13/2005
Thank you Leland! This will make me grin all day - and as I do a lot of walking, very often indeed in the future. CJ
Reviewed by Birdie Houston 1/10/2005
Short, sweet and well done !
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 1/10/2005
Ahhhhhhh... yes, Leland, me sweet... who can explain the poppings in the mind for your piece instantly made me think of the song "Bringin' it all Back Home" by Dylan. (just the title, of course).

Oh, to have us all see to our own business of living, mindful of our neighbor, tending to our garden. The pebble in the shoe presents a problem we can solve... and so we do. In it's brevity, I have found one of my very favorites of yours. Cliche or not cliche, this one speaks to me with a bullhorn! love, katy xox.
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 1/10/2005
Ah Leland it's akin to pizzin in the wind,except I love your analogy better as one who frequently gets pebbles in my shoes. Peace and blessings. "M"
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/10/2005
Well said Leland.....almost like a bear with a toothache...but then I never had a toothache in my I guess I just told a lie not knowing what its like ...but anyways you know what I meeena by that!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 1/9/2005
I agree with you here n luck...BHUWAN
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/9/2005
LOLOL, Yup that stone can hurt...I'm sure Mr Bush will put gentle oil on the world. Can't say Blair as he ain't got long..Think brown..
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/9/2005

As bad as sand in a bathing-suit? Enjoyed this exceptional write immensely!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/9/2005
Well you are very right and I commend you.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/9/2005
I see the analogy and understand the truth of the dichotomy
which does have a humorous vein;-)Love Eileen
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/9/2005
Interesting and thought-provoking perspective. Thank you, Leland. Regis
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 1/9/2005
I haven't been able to do anything of note to settle the problem of world peace, but I sure can do something about that pebble. Silly me, I thought it was obvious. LOL
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/9/2005
I think that the ego and self pain is not all that nice a way to bring such levity into the matter. I have to agree with Ronald, Leland.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/9/2005
But when the bomb goes off, and shrapnel runs you through, you'll forget that pebble, and wonder, "Why you (me). ;-)


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