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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 7:17 PM
Joined: 12/17/2018
Posts: 68

Before I closed my account several weeks ago, I forgot to post how much I appreciate your posts. I too have been frustrated with all the same issues that bother you about the musing section. I always felt musing should be related to the purpose of this forum, and thats dealing with folks with dementia and caregivers and family members.

Keep up the honesty, its needed. I wont read certain members posts, but I always read yours.

Andy - formerly Andrew60

Jim Broede
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 9:26 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462

Will you acknowledge, Andy, that we have become friends? By learning to respect and understand each other. Better. Better. All the time.  It’s been a pleasure. --Jim

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 1:35 PM
Joined: 6/25/2017
Posts: 327

 I also thought this could be a forum where we encouraged each other creatively. Not to post things on other sites, but what we write ourselves.

Maybe limericks for fun.


Here's something I wrote:




 The Grinch Who Kidnapped Charlotte
By Underdog

One day while scheming at the fair,
The Grinch sashayed with pomp and flair,
He looked around to see and seeee,
"There's something here for me for meeee."

He sauntered past and he did spy,
With his own evil, wicked eye
A pig receiving gobs of praise
The Grinch however turned his gaze
To the spider who had wrote
A very airy, skillful note
"The people are dumb." the Grinch said real low,
"It is the spider who stars in this show."

"I must have her." he did exclaim,
"She will bring me wealth and fame,
For no arachnid shows such smarts,
In literary scripted arts."

It was easy to kidnap the spider,
She put up no struggle; so no need to fight her
For she was small and meek and weak
But he had cause for pause when she did speak:

Charlotte broke her silence by saying, "It seems like you may need a friend kind sir. Is there a reason for this unexpected abduction?"

"Why I have brought you, I'd like to explain, 
But really rather, I'd like to complain.
I've travelled the world and seen Greeches and Sneeches,
Under the ocean rode Fweepches and Kleeches.
I've grown crops and crops of Glops, Skkops and Yops,
And snuck up upon the fiercest of Vrops.
I noticed while tending my Hair Konsense herds,
It's really quite boring to rhyme nonsense words.

I'm feeling so bad, my career's in the cellar,
It's been so long since I've had a best seller.
Look what I've done here, I've rhymed homonyms,
Next thing you know dear I won't rhyme... at... all."

Charlotte spoke again, "Why would you think I could help with your dilemma? I'm merely a spider who is on a mission to save a pig."

"You've gained such attention,
The crowds were so big,
And all you had written,
Was simply "Some Pig."
You will write poems and sonnets and verse,
My own attempts have grown steadily worse."

Charlotte felt compassion for The Grinch. She herself had been misunderstood by others. So many have thought of her as a bloodsucking killer. It even took a while for Wilbur to figure out that she was just a part of nature and her killing bugs and flies was the way it was supposed to be. Then a miracle happened and Charlotte became inspired to save The Grinch's career. Then another miracle happened and Charlotte spoke in rhyme, which she had never before done. 

Charlotte was thoughtful, she stared at the sky,
She cared for the Grinch though I do not know why.
"You haven't needed to make such a fuss,
What if you told the story of us?"

A gleam and a gleer grew on Grinch's face
For fame and acclaim, he wanted to chase
"On Amazon I will shine like the sun,
"The Grinch That Stole Charlotte" will be number one!!"

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:05 PM
Joined: 9/8/2017
Posts: 2315

Underdog!  That is so cute!  Lovely, thx!
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:08 PM
Joined: 1/23/2017
Posts: 1219

That totally rocks, Underdog !
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:57 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 19065 it!
Jim Broede
Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 3:22 PM
Joined: 12/22/2011
Posts: 5462

It's a unanimous decision. I love it, too. Keep it coming. Show us what Musings can be. Set the example.  --Jim