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A this and that must wear its hat




A this and that must wear its hat
while hoping for balmy weather
The meaning of life is to give life meaning
us on this ship together

This hole of fate in a piece of cake
in a jumble of rhyme and reason
A warm cup of Joe for Larry and Moe
while Curley’s out of doors just freezin’

A sitting duck amongst the muck
as the hunter takes keenly careful aim
It’s like shooting fish in a barrel for him
he’s happy as a clam but it’s himself he’ll maim

We all run the tough gauntlet in this crazy rat race world
many down in the dumps without a clue
The smoke and mirrors gunshots and tears
must do an about turn and fathom out what is true



Upcloseandpersonal … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2019

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  1. I don’t know about anyone else, but I laughed when I saw your photo. It looks for all the world as though the flower on the right is ready to take a bite out of the one on the left — or perhaps to have that insect as a snack! That little insect seems a different sort of ‘sitting duck’ as the floral hunter approaches!


  2. “The meaning of life is to give life meaning”…something to contemplate. The floral photo is so representative of “spring”, All makes me want to slow down and take a look around me to see all the changes.


  3. Beautiful blooms Tom – are they irises? Your message, with this line “he’s happy as a clam but it’s himself he’ll maim” made me recall the story I heard yesterday of the rhino poacher in Africa. In his zeal for for getting a rhino horn, an elephant mowed him down and a pride of lions had him for dinner. All that was left was a skull and trousers. I hope his three companions noted his demise and will find another line of work.


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