Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Cracker Jack Creed


Crack life open
And find the surprise
Inside
Dab a little behind your
Ears
Stick it in your pocket
In a locket
But don't lock it
Up
Hang it on key chain
Let it swing
Sprinkle some in
Your salad
Or in a
Champagne glass
Sip it, splash it
Wear it
Share it
Smear it on bifocals
Or binoculars
To improve the view
Slide some in your
Shoe
You never know
What a little surprise
Will do

This was written for the Wacky Wednesday prompt at Poets United but I was too late to link there-- so I'm sharing it as part of the Poetry Pantry post instead.  poetryroll.blogspot.com
Inspired by Ella's introduction to SARK http://planetsark.com/ who writes wonderful words, like "Keep surprise close at hand"  :-)   The spark for this poem.

25 comments:

  1. Life isn't worth having unless we really LIVE it is it...love this! I put a dab in the small of my neck every day and on my wrists too ...
    Yes, grab life and go for the ride :)

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    1. Hi Brenda!! I'm so glad you agree. :-) always wonderful to see you and your enthusiasm!!

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  2. Wonderful..amazing how the ideas flow rapidly through the poem. Wacky indeed :)

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    1. Wacky's the way I roll:-) thank you so much for the visit and lovely compliment!

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  3. this is delightful ~ and good advice. {smile}

    have a great week!

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    1. Hi Dani!! Thank you. Hope that you had a great week too:-)

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  4. The energy in this is addictive, thanks for this wonderful surprise!

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    1. Hi Robert! What a perfect comment :-) Thank you very much!

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  5. This just feels joyful! I love it!

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  6. Joy is always good isn't it? Thank you so much :-)

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  7. I love the light-hearted but thought-filled tone of this. It is certainly carefree and lively!

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    1. Hi Laura Maria! Nice to see you:-) so glad you stopped by and that yo enjoyed the poem Thank you!

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  8. First eight lines...the long "i" sounds, the "--ock" scheme, very nicely done.

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    1. Hi Jack! Love how you noticed my sound-scheme :-) thank you very much!

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  9. ha this is fun...there is a bit of magic in it as well...and when you find it dont lock it up....for sure....smiles.

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    1. Hi Brian!! Always enjoy making some poetic magic-thank you for the smiles :-)

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    1. Hi! Nice to see you:-) glad you had fun!

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  11. ha nice..love the playful mood in this...and i much like the idea of sprinkling life over the salad..smiles...and yeah...important to share it with others, not keeping it to ourselves...it multiplies when shared

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    1. Hi Claudia!! Always nice to see you. It is wonderful to share isn't it? Thank you for sharing the joy with me :-)

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    1. Hi Mad!! Thank you so much for sharing in the delight :-)

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  13. Love this philosophy! One to live by!

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!