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All Hail the Great Peanut

I wish a sack of peanuts would rise as one To take us back from where we've strayed. And turkey legs and brooding plants Would lovingly give the time of day. And tulips warmed by spring's first kiss Would have a better sense of play. And dire feelings of deeds undone Would not dance their grim ballet. I wish cats and dogs would go to work And latter take me for a walk. Could the wind not blow on mountain tops And leave alone their weathered rocks? Could the clouds and rain end their sad refrain And not pick at nature's lock? Could the Great Peanut take the time to lead us home As zealous members of its flock? I wish a misplaced word would stand its ground And give sense to our release. Where a milkshake made from a lover's tears Would cause the price of nostalgia to increase. And if only ducks and crows would have their say To bring back the long deceased. And the stuff of legends would rue the day... They took from me their final piece. But such is not the way of things As nature's laws fill up this lonely place. And the rules that govern our world view Are rarely questioned or misplaced. But I am burdened with a child's faith And sense there is more than time and space. So I will one day enter Heaven and look upon... My Mother's loving face. The End *For those who might be interested. I will be posting my cartoon 'Bob's your Uncle on my homepage. A new one will appear every second day or so.

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Date: 5/15/2020 6:01:00 PM
Hello David Mchattie, I love this poem. My fav was the second verse. I have decided to make this poem my fav. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Date: 4/21/2020 8:16:00 AM
Also the new cartoon is great.
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David McHattie
Date: 4/24/2020 9:21:00 PM
Thanks Richard.
Date: 4/21/2020 8:15:00 AM
I have a feeling I’ll find Charles Shultz is behind the curtain. Perhaps the Great Pumpkin and the Peanut can rule this new world you have created. This was fun with an undertow of cynicism.
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David McHattie
Date: 4/24/2020 9:21:00 PM
I used to spend all my money on 'Peanuts' paperbacks when I was a kid. He was a great talent. Stay well my friend.
Date: 4/20/2020 1:22:00 PM
One of the best Poems I have ever read at PS. We needed absolutely no break from our freedoms by Scarecrows on the Left. Those who sing the glories of an unfree Proletariat Polka. The lack of questioning is unforgivable. The falling to fear shows our lack of faith. Having the faith of a child, David is a true gift.as was this poem. A FAV...Panagiota xxx
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David McHattie
Date: 4/20/2020 8:03:00 PM
Let us hope one day the blinders come off and we all can move forward. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 4/19/2020 10:36:00 PM
What I esp. like about the longings you've expressed is that you've utilized the 'opportunity' of the extended break many of us have been given, even if unwanted, to examine fundamental assumptions we have/make that we consider inviolable---merely because we've never really considered or examined them.... Ah, but those confounded 'laws of Nature' do get in the way of creative thought...Here's to 'milkshakes made from lover's tears,' David. Luv, luv, luv that line! Cheers, Gershon
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David McHattie
Date: 4/20/2020 8:01:00 PM
I wish a lot of things in life but the constraints of this earthly 'paradise' really put a damper on most of them. But we work with what we got until something better comes along. And I have a fervent hope we all share in the final reward. Stay frosty my friend.