Sunday, August 30, 2009

One Single Impression: Blue

Blue, Mama Said

mama said dress nice
mother knows best I am sure
don't match blue and green

mama said no red
yes blue remember the bull
wearing red excites

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mama said keep friends
be faithful and true to them
you'll have true blue friends

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mama said don't bore
blue is stuffy and stodgy
don't go on and on

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"Blue" as prompt was
suggested by F.P.of
Sweetest in the Gale

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At Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:33:00 AM, Blogger Amias said...

Jim I remember all of these ... blue suit and red tie --- but never blue suit and red shoes or red lipstick!

Ahhh you took me back down memory lane, except mama didn't say this to me, my counselor did, as she prepared us job interviews.

You ended these jewels with a wonderful balance.

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 12:40:00 AM, Blogger spacedlaw said...

So many rules!

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

some different blue hues of life there! :D mama says so many rules right?! :)

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:35:00 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Mama knows best, Jim!


weeks trample on each other like magazines

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:46:00 AM, Blogger Jeeves said...

Mama says I listen

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 3:41:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Great nostalgic thoughts. Enjoyed these. Took me back.

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 7:20:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

These subtle forms of communication our mothers knew....Tbough my mother's high school colors in Darien, Connecticut, were blue and green! Always, there is an exception.

Well said, Jim.

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 7:35:00 AM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

A sweet poem...I really enjoyed this. Although I think I'm in trouble. Blue and green are my two favorite colors, and I wear some combination of them on a regular basis! lol :~)

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 10:07:00 AM, Blogger Sandee said...

Okay I saw your graphic and thought...I'll bet those torn up jeans cost a small fortune. Well they do in California.

Loved the poem.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:03:00 AM, Blogger Maggie said...

Mama`s are a world of teaching to children by voice or/and actions.

Turn your head so you do not see that I have a blue t-shirt over green shorts as I type this.

ps: I am even known to wear red and purple. :)

While I love this stage of my life...comfort is more truly made me smile with this poem.

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Sue said...

as always wisdom with a little spice of humor. To this day I feel weird about putting blue and green together -- that was one of my mama's rules too.

At Sunday, August 30, 2009 1:11:00 PM, Anonymous if said...

Hola Jim...your poetry is so happy...I enjoy reading

At Monday, August 31, 2009 1:15:00 AM, Anonymous The Dark Lord said...

Ah yes.. you hit a nostalgic spot there.. this so endearing.. A message well sent, in the garb of childhood innocence!

At Monday, August 31, 2009 3:58:00 AM, Blogger Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely way to highlight the many ways of interpretting the value of blue!

At Monday, August 31, 2009 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Did Mama really say all that? Hmmmm...I better pay attention! Thanks for participating in MWB's while I was away. Mr. Linky didn't show up last week as I had my post set for auto post while I was away. I guess he thought he could cut class....

Love the photo of the jeans.

At Monday, August 31, 2009 11:17:00 AM, Anonymous storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Ah yez ... I heard the same rulez and smiled with recognition as I viewed your post. I know it's been a long time since I've participated in OSI, but this week's prompt provided a bit of confluence with my life with Molly and perhaps will get me started again.
Hugs and blessings,

At Monday, August 31, 2009 1:42:00 PM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

This is a lot of blue information. I suppose each color, each word has endless meaning to different folks. Mama sure knew. Fun piece.

At Monday, August 31, 2009 9:06:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Ah, how well I know these! Nice reminders!

At Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:14:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

I remember these also, kind of like "whaa, whaa, wha wha, whaaaa" coming from my mother. Very nice.

Also reminds me of a really good Lenny Kravitz song I used to listen to.

At Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:27:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Mama was usually right, wasn't she? Nicely put...all the rules- which can totally make US blue! Thanks for the info on your career- you really did a lot- impressive!!! I am sure you are enjoying your retirement~

At Tuesday, September 01, 2009 1:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

aww..its sweet..

mama made rules out of love..


At Thursday, September 03, 2009 10:10:00 AM, Blogger DeLi said...

oh yes, i did not pass by this post, thanks for reminding....

my thoughts is just like GT, mama knows best :) my sister will laways say that as a joke but now, as we get older...we slowly discover its wosdom


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