Saturday, June 03, 2006

Why I Never Post

Priorities, procrastination, sloth. All apply to some degree. My family consists of twin 1-year-old boys (happy b-day May 27), a 15-year-old stepdaughter who will be driving in less than three weeks, a 14-year-old stepdaughter who alternately brings us much happiness and annoyance, my Mom who's living with us and watches the boys while my wife and I work, my wife whom I love dearly, three dogs (1 tennis ball obsessed Lab, 1 "Great Dane/pit bull mix who practically pulls my arm out of socket on walks while trying to get bunnies real or imagined, and a tiny dog owned by my mom), and two cats who I'd be happy to give up if it wasn't for my stepdaughters loving them. Add a job in the mix, too.

I'm not looking for sympathy. I know there's plenty of people busier than I. But there it is. I could find time to write more, but I'm lazy. I'll play with the boys, talk to my wife, cook dinner, read, surf the net, walk the dogs, work in the yard (who am I kidding, anybody who's seen it knows I don't do that, but I could), or turn off my brain and watch tv. But I enjoy writing, and I keep telling myself I'll do it more.

But now I hear a baby waking up from his nap, so I gotta run.

Greatest Poem Ever

What the Blind Man Saw

One bright day in the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight
Back to back they faced each other
Drew their swords and shot each other
A deaf policeman heard the noise
He came and killed those two dead boys

One bright day in the middle of the night

As I was walkin' up the stair
I saw a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh how I wish he'd go away

Jaybird sittin' on a hickory limb
He winked at me and I winked at him
His eyes were red and his teeth were green
Sat there pickin' on a tambourine

One bright day in the middle of the night

A monkey and a flea and three blind mice
Sat on a curbstone shootin' dice
The monkey did a flip and fell on the flea
The flea said, "Whoops, there's a monkey on me"

A Twinkie and a Tastykake knockin' at the door
They just come from the mini-mart store
Granny went upstairs to get her gun
Should-a seen the Twinkie and the Tastykake run

One bright day in the middle of the night

As I was walkin' down the street
Who do ya think I chanced to meet?
It was Godzilla and old King Kong
Stompin' on buildings and singin' a song

Red and blue and delicate green
The King can't catch it 'n' neither can the Queen
Bring it in the house through the 'lectric socket
Catch a rainbow and put it in your pocket

One bright day in the middle of the night

If you don't believe these lies are true
Ask the blind man, he saw it too