"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Magpie 160- Don't be like them!

Faun, Horse, and Bird, 1936
Pablo Picasso
 

The faun and the horse were constantly fighting
Rearing and smacking and even biting
The lovely dove, a bird of peace 
Screamed "Stop it you two- let this chaos cease
Your behavior is useless and stupidly hostile 
You're acting like humans and that's just awful."  

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Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales
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20 comments:

Sandee said...

Yes, they are acting like humans and that's not a good thing at all.

Have a terrific day. :)

anthonynorth said...

Great words. They must not follow our example.

izzy said...

Behaving like humans -can be awful!
very clever and true! thanks for rhyme too-

Strummed Words said...

Quite clever.

Jinksy said...

What jolly good advice! lol

Stafford Ray said...

Ditto! But I thought the dove was complaining that the horse was treading on its foot and the fawn was trying to see what it was so upset about while the horse was laughing at them both. How wrong one can be about the meaning of art!

Laurie Kolp said...

Haha... we humans do act awfully silly at times.

messymimi said...

You worded this sad truth very well!

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Heaven forbid. But the dove looks so squashed.

Leovi said...

Yes, I love, fun and full of irony! Greetings.

Rene Foran said...

Clever.
Stop acting human!

Berowne said...

Skillful and inventive...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love this Kathe. I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day!

Kay said...

very clever...x

Lyn said...

Absolutely...just perfect, I'm with you!

Little Nell said...

We humans don't set a good example for sure. Good to bring in the dove as a peacemaker.

Helen said...

Love the rhyme!!! Love the message too!!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Fun rhythm and rhyme...had to read it out loud...

Kutamun said...

We are definitely not guaranteed to remain the pre eminent species on this rock, the rate and direction we are headed. I reckon you and Stafford must secretly be husband and wife ! .

~T~ said...

Sounds like some kids I know!