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The Man with the Unflappable Flappers

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The Man with the Unflappable Flappers

I once met a man with ears so large
That “Dumbo the Elephant” had less by far.
Protruding outward from his head to the sky
Way up to the clouds where the birds did fly
Landing upon his outstretched sails
Building their nests inside his furls.

And so he lived with birds too many  
Hanging ‘round his ears a plenty
With people looking on chagrined
Wondering what on earth transpired with him
To make his sweet sound catchers grow
Larger than Jacks Bean Stock
Wouldn’t you know?  

And so he lived his life with nests 
Inside his lobes and gave his best
To all those birds and people too
Laughing and joking ‘til they turned blue. 
No less than the air he often shared 
With those who came to see 
This man with the pair of unflappable flappers 
Was no less than you and me.    



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  1. Date: 4/1/2013 10:16:00 AM

    hahaha. What a cutie!! You paint a vivid picture of a man with birds nesting in his "sweet sound catchers". Hilarious stuff, Terry. I like, I like, I like. :)

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 4:02:00 PM

    This is cute...reminds me of my dad. I got a little touch of the big ears. People tell me they look like pixie ears...one of my nephews got my dads ears and the Dr offered to pin them but my brother opted to leave them be..thanks for the smile...Donna

    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin Date: 3/31/2013 4:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by and so glad you got a chuckle. Take care, Terry