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" IKE and JANE " --Sequence 3 "Old Geezer's Garden"

The name's Ike . Some a you met me and my wife Jane, We got us a good life, can't complain. To the kids, I'm an old geezer round here, I think it's funny , they don't mean no harm, I likes ta watch em, and have me a beer, Work in the yard; Jane calls it my 'lil farm . I been around a long time, But ya know, it's still me inside this old shell, This old body shell is wrinkled and baldin' gray haired and achin'; I really gave it hell. Though ya know, inside, ...I'm still really alive! Funny...I always think I'm about thirty five ! Anyway i'm gettin off track. Sometimes I gotta find somethin ta git me goin', so I head out to the yard and start ta hoein'. Ya see I got me a 'lil garden, sometimes, I spreads manure in, ...(beggin' your pardon) You see ,in a special sorta way each plant needs good care. Some stay outside 'n grow on the rungs. Some shoots I wants in the green house, ta help 'em grow and tend to the young. Guess them plants is like people, Some praise God under the sky' some prays ta Him under a steeple. This ole garden been through alot. She been through four hurricanes in her lifetime, and one year,...a twister just missed her. I've always liked it out here. it's a special place to me,..very dear. We sometimes walk out here, me and the Mrs. We smile and call it "the old geezer's garden". Then we get us in a few hugs and kisses. My old garden been around a long long time, but she's still alive! Some folks ask me how old it is,.. and I tell 'em...oh..'bout ...thirty five... see you folks next time. " nite nite darlin."

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009




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Date: 1/24/2010 7:32:00 PM
Dear Robert, One can see YOU are a God Fearing great POET I am enjoying the saga of Ike and Jane YOUR Talent outshines the sun Superb Write Always YOUR buddy...HG
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Date: 1/9/2010 11:28:00 AM
Another wonderful segment to Ike and Jane, Robert. I used to have a garden when I had my house in Il. and I miss it...something so wonderful about getting dirty and producing food to eat. Hope that one day I can have one again! Thanks so much for sharing! God Bless~Mary
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Date: 1/7/2010 8:50:00 PM
Robert, just from this Ike and Jane stuff, you are going in my fav poet list! You ought to make a little book about these characters. (are they modeled off yourself or just partly maybe?) This is a great definition of FUN poetry. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 12/24/2009 4:32:00 AM
Nite John Boy....Absolutely dazzling, Ike and Jane are going into my favs...Right now. I hope to read more about them in the future,, You have soup mail, and I would like to send you the first stanza of a collab. if your willing...God Bless ...Taz
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Date: 12/5/2009 1:37:00 PM
Oh , you and your wife sound like some of my own. I too am a gardener and that is where I am happiest. But its below freezing today. Too cold for my old bones. Thank you for commenting on "The Wreath". I made ten swags for the cemetery this week and one was for my son. It has been ten years but I still try to keep him near at Christmas. Love, Joyce
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Date: 12/4/2009 8:25:00 AM
A delightful poem, and delightful people...I would like to know them, and see their garden!! ~ Carrie
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Date: 12/3/2009 7:26:00 PM
Love this one too...keep Ike and Jane active into OLD OLD age...Okay??? Enjoyed....Marty
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Date: 12/3/2009 5:47:00 PM
Hi Robert You never cease to amaze me. Thanks for the warm and supportive welcome! Congrats on your HM! Jeralynn
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Date: 12/3/2009 5:43:00 PM
Interesting write. I know that it is a beautiful garden. Keep the magical pen spreading a little ...well...humor. Sara
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Date: 12/3/2009 5:28:00 PM
funny, geezer
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