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Upside Down

If the leaf wore a tree
And the ocean ate fish;
If a flower sucked the bee
And beans ate the dish;
If a beggar was chief
And a boy was a girl
A song would be brief
If a bird wore a curl.
If the grass chewed the cow
And night turned to day
I'm wondering how
Work might be play.
Wouldn't it be great
If the sun was the moon
If early was late
And a line lost its tune.
If all of these things
Were natural to do;
Then a song wouldn't sing
And teeth wouldn't chew.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2013 6:21:00 PM

    I love the way you turn things around. check your soup mail.

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 12:40:00 AM

    Very imaginative poem, Elizabeth. As always, I enjoy your talented pen. Glad you enjoyed my Easter poem. Don't worry about spelling my name wrong; I don't get upset about little things like that. Love, Maureen xx

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 5:23:00 PM

    If thine maws caused this heart to jump with jubilation as thine digits 'pon this slip! Awesome write dear poet ! *winkers* much love, james

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 7:30:00 PM

    Wow Elizabeth, such a pleasurable read. Love your sense of humour in this piece. What a great imagination you have. Happy New Year dear friend! Wishing you the best in everything! Keep up the excellent work. You are a delight! Love, Sue

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:32:00 PM

    A delightful fun write !! Enjoyed !!

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 1:56:00 AM

    Wonderful write!

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 3:38:00 PM

    Enjoyed this zany write Lizzie; hope you Are well Joe.

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 2:02:00 PM

    Elizabeth; This is awesome. This is a creation of a poem. I reather sing and chew, even though I don't sing too good, but I try. Have a nice day . Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 7:04:00 AM

    This is very clever, I loved it. Masterfully crafted piece.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:31:00 PM

    Clever... funny... great imagination! Enjoyed it a great big bunch! Love Jack

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:25:00 PM

    Humor us with a little tid bit would ya' please? :)

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:33:00 PM

    awesome, as ever, Elizabeth. Happy New Year to you – sorry I’ve been away from Soup for so long (my wife recently left me for someone else). Hope you are well

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 3:13:00 AM

    You are cent percent true. Loved your poem much and much. Thanks for all the comments of the past. Wish you Happy Christmas and Happy New year 2013. Loved Always, bl

  1. Date: 12/24/2012 4:09:00 PM

    LIKE SOMETHING WRITTEN IN A CHILDREN's BOOK...Your charm filters through...I scroll down and see all your fans...and wonder... at your God Given Gift! Here's Hoping you have The Holiday magic befitting you.

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III Date: 12/25/2012 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Merry Christmas Lizzy!
  1. Date: 12/24/2012 10:42:00 AM

    Your imagination knows no bounds! That's what I love about your poetry... the variety of themes all brilliantly portrayed with superb flow and rhyming. BRAVO Elizabeth! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 10:53:00 AM

    Hi Lizzy. Were still here.

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III Date: 12/24/2012 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This is the easy way to get through on my mobile. Merry John
  1. Date: 12/22/2012 7:12:00 AM

    - Elizabeth. - Wishing you and your family Marry Christmas! - <3 // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:48:00 AM

    great write Elizabeth.

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 6:37:00 PM

    how unique. looking at things on the flip side. Kind of reminds me dr seuss - JH

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 5:01:00 PM

    Hi my pen has been busy.but where are you? Johnny

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 10:22:00 AM

    Oh this is awesome Elizabeth, different from your usual, but the passion and intensity is there for all to read... enjoyed..

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 9:24:00 AM

    You just turned my world upside down and all the water rushed into space, me too. Loved this one, Lizzy. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:58:00 PM

    Thought provoking write. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 8:54:00 PM

    This is so different a style from you, and I enjoyed this witty silliness as much as I enjoy your poignant seriousness. What a funny grin-maker you have here! Hugs to you, dear lady, and hope you are fairing well. I'd love to send you some real mail, the kind that requires a stamp, could you soup mail me your address? Hugs to you! Cyndi

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 11:46:00 AM

    Thought provoking poem dear Lizzie:) Reading it with a wide smile on my very special poem indeed.Hugs and Love~Arild

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:44:00 PM

    this is a very delightful nonsense poem, Lizzy. Glad I am finally seeing this one. My favorite line was the very first one! this reminds me of a dream poem I once wrote in which I was putting everything upside down as well. I think I called it "this must be another's dream" something like that. WEll, it was great to see this recent post of yours , something NEW. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 4:10:00 PM

    more like the world going backward. gives me that belief in predestination feeling. read it and it will give you thatr feeling to

    Situation Avatar The Situation Date: 12/9/2012 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i can be in more one place at a time.
  1. Date: 12/9/2012 11:44:00 AM

    Interesting to say the least....trying to picture the grass steak on my plate, instead of the beef!..good piece with perfect rhymes that makes one think..thanks for stopping by...take care Liz! Clever..

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:57:00 AM

    Funny. witty and thought provoking! thanks for making me smile. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 6:45:00 AM

    What a hilarious creation you have made full of fun & amusement. Contrary to your serious writing perhaps this is a fantastic comic relief. Great write Elizabeth & joyous one aswell and thank you for your kind comments on my new Poem. Perhaps I have not selected a right story. I have no idea if anything is wrong in my approach? As far as I know I have not changed anything from the given story except creating an atmosphere. If needed please send me a soupmail. Love and best wishes. Ravindra..EW