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In Protest of Science

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In Protest of Science

I'd like you to meet my Uncle Joe
He's the vegetable of our family.
That is, if we listen to statistics.
According to them, the experts,
Since Joe didn't die by the age of five
He is now a vegetable.

Well! We wish every family
Could have vegetable like ours;
On that walks, talks
And has given us many years
Of pure pleasure and
More love than we'll ever deserve.

How many vegetables do you know
That give the world's best hugs
And tell you every day you are beautiful?
How many vegetables do you know 
That pray for you every day?
How many vegetables can crack you up
By misquoting old sayings-
"You can lead a horse to water
But you can't make him stand on his head"?
Yes, we are extremely fond of our vegetable
He's been in our family
Over 50 years and although
He is pretty spoiled rotten by now
As vegetbles sometimes
Become after a time
We plan to keep him around for fifty more!

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  1. Date: 6/25/2012 6:10:00 AM
    Thank you very much. Uncle Joe was a wonderful role model for everyone he met...died Nov. 12, 2010. Much missed!

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 7:17:00 PM
    You you are wonderful storyteller and Uncle Joe sounds like a great feller.

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 4:32:00 AM
    Thanks Dan! People with Down Syndome can teach us a lot about love and forgiveness...thank you for the positive feedback!

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 12:57:00 PM
    You brought me a tear of joy with this write.Yes,they are very special people with lots of love.They can teach you patience,and show you what a true lnnocent love feels like.With lots of smiles. :o) Very nice write.