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The Armadillo

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The Armadillo

The armadillo In his protective thick shell Holds not a candle To the armor protection Built around his emotions
Holds not a candle: Meaning: To compare badly to a know authority_to be unfit even to hold a subordinate position.. Orgin: Apprentices used to be expected to hold the candle so that more experienced workmen were able to see what they were doing..

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  1. Date: 12/10/2012 1:19:00 PM
    love this one - I've never seen an armadillo. Very interesting footnotes too, my friend - I didn't know the origin of the saying. Yes, I'll renew my PM - I just mentioned the expiry date as Debs wanted to know if we were PMs or not for the contest. Did I tell you that Sue has the small op for the 'sun damage' on 29th?

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 5:58:00 AM
    an interesting concept and contrast analogy Sara .. thankxx for footnotes too luv ..

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:02:00 PM
    An interesting one, Sara. And how you explained the origin of an old expression!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:03:00 PM
    The essence of good poetry is to use word play to hint at deeper meanings that the reader discovers. This is a beautiful example of that! Thanks for sharing you well crafted poem!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 4:42:00 PM
    This is a masterfully written poem my friend! I am very impressed with the skill at which you used to write such a wondrous piece such as this! You have written an amazing and a very lovely write here Sara! What a powerful message you have written about, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 2:21:00 PM
    Sara, a wonderful tanka... aww... we have plenty of armadillos here in Texas.. to bad they are not always protected by the armor.. love this..pd

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:26:00 PM
    Sara, a very interesting Tanka, I only once saw an Armadillo, they sure do have a protective shell. Constance