Saturday, May 28, 2016

Six Word Saturday ~~ An Experiment?

My Six Words:
This Week's FavoriteAn Aggie experiment   

Students, graduates, and staff at the Texas A&M College have a reputation of not having everything just exactly right.  These students and graduates are called "Aggies".  Aggies are the butt of many unkind jokes hinting of a less than 'normal' intelligence concerning everyday situations.

There is an Aggie joke saying that some Aggie graduates were having trouble concerning the growing of chickens.  Since none of the chickens planted seemed to be growing, one brilliant graduate decided to call his college professor.

When told of the problem, the professor asked how they were planting these chickens.  "Feet first" was the graduate's response, whereby the prof quickly and wisely responded, "Why don't you try planting them 'heads down'?"

As I snapped this picture I was reminded of the Aggie joke above.  It may be an Aggie clandestine operation of growing children.  Clearly these kids are planted 'head first.'
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I'm linking with Cate ( today for Six Week Saturday.  Not many are linking today as her Mr. Linky machine is not working.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Warm Drink ~~ a Friday Poem

Too much ice cried she 
You know it dilutes my drink 
Drink faster my dear 

Yikes! Going too fast 
Speed limit here's sixty-five 
Can't sense in the snow 

We're going to crash 
Just a nick on our bumper 
My ice has melted 

We're done with our fling 
You, on or off, fast or slow 
There's no warm between 

Then goodbye my friend 
Melted ice poisoned our souls 
We've had a nice ride 
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Fireblossom, a.k.a. Shay, at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "Fireblossom Friday:  Shades of Gray."

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

First Grader soon to be Second ~~ a poem for Tuesday Platform

First Grader soon to be Second

Do you remember your first grade
What was your favorite subject
Today some 'ung words' brought to me
By First Grader soon be Second

I liked her list she'd made at school
She knew them all, I wished to talk
Talk about most all past tense verbs
Participles, needing some haves

One, the Brung, was past archaic
None of that was in her interest
Nor did she care, Rung a noun too 
As was the Lung, no verb at all 

Lets play she said, school it'd be
She's the teacher with her dry board
"The atomic weight of silver,
She spoke as she wrote, is, "28..."

First Grader soon to be Second
She was impressed by its symbol,  
abbreviation, was "Ag"
Period chart?  Science.  Arts?
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
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Sunday, May 22, 2016

A 'Play it Again poem' ~~ Street Poetry/Library Poetry

Hell Bent

Dead before dying
Slip of the knife, Devil's Peak
Down don't bother me
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Sherry at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Play it Again, Toads.

 - Sherry wants us to choose  past prompt to write for again,  I choose Susie Clevenger's heart rendering prompt, Street Poetry.  She told of a young lady sitting on the streets she met in San Juan Puerto Rico who was selling poems that she would write while you waited.
 - Her challenge was posted as Poems In April ~ Taking It To The Streets in which I am now linking this poem.
 - I substituted 'Library' for Street' in writing mine, as I captured the lines for the lines of my Senryū form called a Spine Poem from the shelves of the Willis, Texas, public library.  Or was it the Katy, Ft. Bend Country Library, I can't remember?
 - Then I left the little stack I photographed sitting on the library shelf when I left. I doubt anyone else enjoyed my poem and I have been waiting to post it here.  Sherry gave me the chance to post it for you to read.  I do this quite often when I visit libraries, most are probably better quality than this one.

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