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The Saga of the Lonely Cactus: "A Present from Kieran" Second Part

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The Saga of the Lonely Cactus: "A Present from Kieran" Second Part

Saga of the Lonely Cactus  

Part 2:     A Present from Kieran

by Miriam McCue	


A present from Kieran came one day,
To Aunt Mikey in Alphabet City, so far away.
It was a cactus from the desert forlorn,
Complete with a red bow stuck on his thorn.

He arrived with a note which did say,
“I came to keep you company today.
I was restless in the desert.
And did want to roam.
So Kieran sent me to Manhattan,
Far away from home.”

Mikey then stated, “This is really great!
Now I’ll not be alone, early nor late.
I’ll go get the Super to help take you upstairs”
An then she ran up, unawares.

Along came a wino with a shopping cart,
He stole the cactus to pawn it, 
At the Greenwich Village Mart.
He stumbled and mumbled,
“First, I think,
I’ll go and find a good stiff drink.

He pulled up the cart and put the cactus inside, 
And took the scared plant to the Lower East Side.
It was strange and scary.
It fill the cactus with fear.
He cried, “I’m sorry I left the desert for here!

I want to go back to my home far away,
In fact, I want to leave TODAY !

(To be continued)

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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 4:56:00 PM

    hi miriam - check out the fuddy dudder contest. plenty of time and room if you want it. I really do like this cactus saga. -Robert

  1. Date: 1/9/2010 7:42:00 PM

    okay you got me laughing and interested in the cactus saga. Cool. Looking forward to the next one! keep writin' -Robert