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Madame Chipmunk
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~The Crayola Gourmet~


    

When I grew too tired
of building with wooden blocks
I found the sticks of pretty colors
in the green and yellow box

they drew such pretty pictures
in colors, bold and bright
mouthwatering shades of delicious
I knew they'd taste just right


my tongue licked reds of cherry
and purple savored grape
lime green and lemon yellow
dark brown of chocolate taste

the citrus tangy orange
and bubble gummy pink
a sundry mix of berry shades
would taste of luscious drink


    

that green and yellow box
of kindergarten play

it's scrumptious waxy colors tempt
the crayola gourmet
~



Lyra

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[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (08-08-2002 12:21 AM).]

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I love this Lyra, you just have that soft touch, with much color.....


hugssss...


Lauren~

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I lean against the wind pretend I am weightless and in this moment I am happy

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Thanks so much for your reply, Lauren...
I just edited it because I think when you read it, some of the colors were missing...
but I'm glad you enjoyed it.
~ gourmet hugs

Lyra

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(smiles) Awwwwwwww, I love this, sweet friend, I love art and love coloring with crayons! (kiss on cheek) Ever since I was a little boy I loved drawing butterflies and smiling happy-face suns and trees, and I still love to draw many things for Joanna! (kiss on cheek) This is beautiful, sweet friend, we all love you so much, ooohhhhhh...and I was so happy talking to you on the phone today, that was wonderful, yay! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Colorful words you paint, dear Chipmunk lady...
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Ya know Lyra, for a chipmunk, you sure do know how to brighten a world!!  Loved this sweetie.

Enjoy life, this is NOT a dress rehearsal.

{on the wings of words are spirits fly...and our souls are free~me}

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Lyra,
so that's where you get your colourful language!
Brilliant!
Kethry

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Lyra~
This is a sheer delight~

I know a certain poet gal that I'm forwarding it to .... she collects Crayola memorabilia~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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Oh yes!,
I, too, grew up
with waxy smells
rainbowed my way
to heaven
black was used
for spells
Oh yes I too
grew up
with Crayola rainbow
swells...
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I was more of a watercolor child. But my daughter does have a collection of about 900 crayons. I'm thinking about passing it on to my grandson since she has long since outgrown the coloring stage. Enjoyed this read very much.

There are a million messages,
in a million bottles,
you just have to know
which one to pull out of the ocean.

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When I was a kid, at the house we had a huge cookie tin just FULL of crayons. Every time I opened the lid, you'd get that waxy smell. Of course, I tried eating one once (really little then). The paper stuck to the roof of my mouth and the flavor was nasty. That's when I learned that colors doesn't necessarily mean taste. So stay away from the green acorns!

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Thanks so much for your reply, Noah...
I find it so interesting that most of the poets here, have at least one other artistic interest...so it doesn't surprise me at all that you are interested in drawing...
Thanks so much for the phone call last night,
it was wonderful to talk to you.
~ artistic hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much for your kind words, Nan...
I guess I am probably the only chipmunk who has ever eaten Crayola crayons...
~ Crayola chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Donna...
I guess chipmunks usually don't brighten the world.....instead, they usually cause trouble...
I'm glad I do both...
~ hugs from a colorful chipmunk

Lyra

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Thanks Keth...
Yes, thats true...
thats where my colorful language comes from.
Right out of the Crayola box...
~ colorful hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Marge...
Its nice to know theres another Crayola poet around.
I still have a big tin of crayons from my kids...
I think I will keep it always.
~ hugs from the Crayola chipmunk

Lyra

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Karilea...thanks so much for answering me in colorful verse...
I think Crayola crayons have been around for so long that they have become an American institution...
like cowboy hats, apple pie and the Statue of Liberty...amongst others
~ colorful chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much for your reply, Anne...
Definitely keep those Crayolas in the family.
Someday they will be an antique.
~ Crayola hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Mr.Squirrel,  especially for the warning about the green acorns...
I actually used to like eating the crayons.
I used to pretend that the red ones tasted of cherry and the purple ones of grape...etc.  etc.
Its amazing what a kid's mind can do.  I guess thats why they are so good at playing pretend.  Its something which we (unfortunately) outgrow.  There are some things which I would just love to pretend didn't exist right now, like cancer and terrorism.  Maybe I should go back to kindergarten again!!!!
~ Crayola colored rodent hugs

Lyra

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Oh how fun this poem is! I love your creative colors. Coloring was never my thing when I was little, but my 28 year old daughter to this day loves coloring and is beyond thrilled if we give her a new box of Crayola's.

Hugs, Marti
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Thanks Marti...
I never liked coloring too much...but I used to draw with crayons a lot...
I drew all over the walls in my parents house, and to this day...I don't think my mother has ever forgiven me for my crayola adventures...
and then when she caught me eating them...well, that was another story!
~ crayola hugs

Lyra

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Lyra, this is such a delightful poem.
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Lyra

I can picture you with those crayons...your tongue out just a tad in concentration...coloring in and out and between the lines.  Loved this memory keeper.
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Thanks so much, Sue...
It sure was nice talking to you tonight
~ lots of hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Martie...but the truth is, I always hated coloring...preferring instead, to draw my own pictures.  Many times I got in trouble for doing that at school...I also got in trouble for eating the crayons....
lets just say that I was always in trouble...
~ troublesome kindergarten chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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