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Casey and the Cuz

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suthern
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0 posted 06-25-2003 12:18 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Goodness of a great big heart's his most attractive feature
But my cousin's not what you'd call a sociable creature
So it came as big surprise when I visited him one day
And saw cage filling half a room with cockatoo at play
I knew such birds like to feel they're part of a family
Sure enough, Cuz confessed he was losing his sanity.
He'd taken her as trade for some carpet work that he'd done
Now threatened to end their relationship with his shotgun.
Casey had a cage and toys, her feathers were purest white
But she liked to keep a noisy racket going day and night.
Cuz liked her talking and extensive vocabulary
But was rather fond of  sleep and Casey was contrary
It didn't help at all knowing the screams she was giving
Were often just expression of joy she felt in living
Covered cage didn't convince her that it was time to sleep
And cockatoo alarm clock was enough to make him weep!
Casey looked at me and said a soft, coy, demure "hello"
And shrugged her wings at Cuz as if to say "what does he know?"
I took her from her cage and gave her my admiration
She raised her crest and then seemed to shake with sheer elation
To be held so - but then a maniacal laugh ensued
That curled my toes and stilled my blood; my calmness came unglued
"You see what I put up with?" came my cousin's plaintive plea
"I swear she does that awful sound because she likes to see
Me bolt awake with terror ripping open sleepy eyes
I thought I would enjoy her... I just didn't realize."
Casey's answer to this whine was to mimic a dog bark
And as she chatted merrily, I was having a lark
So when Cuz muttered that perhaps she wouldn't live too long
The first thing entering my mind was the old "Fame" theme song
"She'll probably outlast you... I'm sure she is thinking now
'I'm gonna live forever - so get used to it somehow!'"
Well, Casey liked this brand new phrase, I was soon repeated
I'M GONNA LIVE FOREVER! My cousin slumped, defeated.
The next time that I called my Dad, I asked how Casey was
He said my cousin had sold her - his reason? Just because!

I hope Casey's found someone who thinks that she's quite clever
With her shrill pronouncements that she's gonna live forever!

a bit of lagniappe *S*
© Copyright 2003 suthern - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-25-2003 12:27 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

(chuckling)... well told !!!! I chuckled and smiled and at the same time bemoaned the fact Cuz was not going to last as an owner...or more precisely a caretaker...

You have for so long under rated your talents... and the range of subject matter as well as the various forms absolutely scream your abilities...


now tell me again why it is that you are so reluctant to post?

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2 posted 06-25-2003 12:31 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

gota agree with Ron here....ladybug, you are a wonderful talent and I am glad when you share
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3 posted 06-25-2003 12:52 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Suthern beloved one what can I say but this is utterly, utterly, fabulous. You know I adore your writing, and love everything that you do. The range and the scope you have display your talent, there are others who write well, but there’s fewer who manage to paint such wonderful wordy portraits, fewer still who have your ability. This is truly fabulous writing. I won’t nag you to write more often for there are too many nags, well meaning though they be, but I shall say while you are in this prolific phase thank you for the gift of your touch beloved one it is truly wonderful.


Love and warm stuff
as always
Mushy

Tomorrow is another day I don't know what it holds
but I can face the future with courage brave and bold

Footprints In My Heart
Kethry

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4 posted 06-25-2003 01:09 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Love it! Suthern cranks it up another notch....well done!

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5 posted 06-25-2003 02:01 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I guess the Rat and the Captain deserve a round of applause for setting that fire where the suthern sun don't shine! Bravo, dear poetess! Keep 'em comin'! We're all awaitin'!

Huggums,
EA
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6 posted 06-25-2003 02:16 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

All she needed was the right person/persons to "push" her...
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7 posted 06-25-2003 02:29 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

hahahahahahahaha...........your poor cousin!

I said I'm going to buy a gun and start a war,
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
-coldplay

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8 posted 06-25-2003 02:36 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Hey Toe... lol.. I think she just needed to grow out of some of the things that haunt her you know... I don't think it has squat to do with the who... more to do with the when....

Now.. why don't you go build a fire under her fanny for something with a bit of spice... I'm guessing you could convince her... lol

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9 posted 06-25-2003 02:50 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

smiling big......at the poem, and the comments...timing is everything...or so they say....cours *blink blink* that must mean I am seriously out of sync....
rofg....love this poem lady
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10 posted 06-25-2003 03:31 PM       View Profile for Bonfirelight   Email Bonfirelight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bonfirelight

That's brilliant. brilliant story, brilliantly told with brilliant words.
love it
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11 posted 06-25-2003 04:02 PM       View Profile for QjQ   Email QjQ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for QjQ

A voice of honesty
   is treasured
more than voices
   of flattery
      QjQ

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12 posted 06-25-2003 04:14 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

suthern

We had a parrot in the flower shop at one time that had a foul mouth....shocked some customers with words, he did..but when he ate the accounts receivables...that was the last straw.  I loved this story and poem.  Great job!!
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13 posted 06-25-2003 05:34 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Cpat: He was ready for long-term care himself! LOL Thank you so much... and I'm going to pretend I didn't see that last question. *G*

PS: Thank you very much, kind lady! *S*

Marsha: I'd tell you to hush if you nagged... and you know it! LOL That would be the pot calling the kettle black, right? *G* Thank you so much! *S*

Ratleader: But I think the pen just broke! LOL Thank you, my friend... very much. *S*

EA: Now wait a minute... what kind of angel are you, ENJOYING my discomfiture? LOL Thank you! *S*

Toerag: I was tag-teamed! LOL But Cpat's right... it took the right when. *S* Thank you! *S*

Wind: He still moans. LOL Thank you!

Cpat: Now wait a minute! LOL I think I'm gonna take my fanny home to safety! LOL

jellybeans: ROFL @ out of sync... how well I know that place, ladey. *S* Thank you so much... love you! *S*

Bonfirelight: I thank you so much... welcome to Passions! *S*

QjQ: Thank you! *S*

Martie: ROFL... I love that story! LOL Check your email. *G* I guess everyone has a point at which they say no more. *G* Thank you! *S*
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14 posted 06-25-2003 05:39 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

I kept looking at the title,  and I said..
yanno you need to read that, cause it will
probably be funny...

I was right,  it is!  Thanx for the grin and
laugh.
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your "gonna live forever" is about right..many of the bigger birds can live 10-20 years... LOL talk about commitment...
Thats like being married and having the mother-inlaw live there LOL

My brother had a Myna... taught it to do the tarzan yell... and to meow and say "here kitty kitty"...
seemed like a cute idea till the neighbors cat answered the call thru an open window. LOL

Cute and creative story telling in rhyme Ruhtie...too bad your poetry is for the birds. ...
sorry it was just too easy.. like a chicken joke..WAKKA WAKKA  rofl...

HEY.. I know... RON AND ED should get you a bird and teach it to nag you to post.

See...Im just full of good ideas hehe

All I can feel is this distance between you and me.
I can say I love you but I can't make you believe me
because touching is believing.

c.j.

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16 posted 06-26-2003 10:10 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Magnus: Thank YOU... I'm so glad you enjoyed! *S*

JM: ROFL @ mother-in-law and poetry for the birds... just how much of that raspberry tea have you had, anyway? LOL As for that other suggestion... I prefer charming gentlemen any day... suthern ain't stupid! LOL Thank you... for both the read and the grins. *G*
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17 posted 03-24-2009 06:26 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Enjoyed this poetic Piece Ruth!


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