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The Fat and Skinny of IF

The Fat and Skinny of IF

If I were fat I would wish to float
As a cloud in the evening summer sky
With the approaching of dawn's light beaming about 
It's rays like flashlight beams all aroud me
To have the wonders of my fluffy whites 
Turned orangy yellow or reddish purple
Until the dark until morning's new day
Oh if I were fat I would want to float

If I were skinny I would wish to slither
Like a snake about the grass or to be a crawling smoke
Who could enter the thinest crevices
To see what can't be seen by the naked eye
Perhaps to spy and learn secrets of buried treasure
Perhaps to find those things which I only remember.
Oh what terrible secrets I might harbor
If I could only be skinny

Copyright © Mark Goodson | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 12/8/2016 11:44:00 AM

    Well done Mark!! Love what you've done here!! Big Hugggs. Deb
  1. Date: 6/9/2016 11:04:00 PM

    Mark, well penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. *SKAT*
  1. Date: 4/19/2016 11:21:00 PM

    This is quite creative, Mark! I really liked your unique images of fat and skinny with the"if" focus! A 7 from me :) Well done!
  1. Date: 4/19/2016 5:57:00 PM

    How often does one wish for something. Perhaps wisdom might open one's eye to viewing the opposite of one's wishing.