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  Benign Neglect
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A Sunday parable


 

The old gray mare had a burr under her saddle,

It caused her irritation and pain,

The farmer prepared ointment and fed her some mash,

But he let the burr remain.

 

The old gray mare had a bee in her bonnet,

The one that she wore out in the sun,

The farmer hoped a little whisky and water

Would keep her from looking so stunned.

 

The old gray mare became quite lethargic,

Refusing to engage in everyday play

The farmer brushed her and stroked her sweet muzzle

Not seeing the price he might pay.

 

The farmer meant well, he loved his sweet mare

But he wore the blinders, you see.

The mare finally succumbed to benevolent neglect,

The farmer was left with that burr-- and a bee.

 

 




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Reviewed by D Johnson 8/5/2009
Wonderful little story with a big ending...Well done!

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/27/2009
A lesson we could all learn to pay attention too. Kind of a blind smothering...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 7/27/2009
Powerful truth here which can be applied to many an issue in many a relationship. Bravo, J'nia
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/27/2009
A well written piece,take care

EDWIN
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/27/2009
A wonderful metaphor for all too often good intentions leave us with tears in our eyes and an ache in our hearts
fee
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 7/26/2009
The farmer meant well.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/26/2009
Powerfully penned thought provoker, Eileen, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/26/2009
A fine parable indeed.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 7/26/2009
Ouch.

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Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

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The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

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Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On





Sydney's Story

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Stairs of Sand

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White Sheets




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