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

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Magpie #54

Earthshaking News
There once was a lass named Rachel-a
Who could make one's life a living hell-a
Until the day
When the earth did sway
And changed her into an Angel-a

Photo by Tess KIncaid
Magpie Tales
I wrote and posted this limerick prior to
hearing about the devastating earthquake
in New Zealand.
Having been in earthquakes myself, I do
not take them lightly. My heartfelt sympathies
and love go out to all New Zealanders


  1. HEE HEE that is great. I hope someday I am an angel-a not a devil-a

  2. Hee-hee. That was swell-a.

  3. Unique - an intriguing read!

  4. lot's of lives shattered with earthquakes. very fateful... nice magpie!!

  5. Funny transformation for Angela.

  6. really?
    an angel, eh?
    in your dreams; Rachel's gonna stay a a devil.
    I like her that way.

  7. We are all going to laugh at your Magpie this week ~~ good one!

  8. Thanks for my laugh of the day. LOL

  9. What a coincidence... :)

  10. A coincidence yes but for me a little light relief after being tuned in to all the news stations for most of the day and seeing the horror of the real thing.

    The people of Christchurch are in my thoughts.

  11. Thanks, I needed that! One more Angel-a can't hurt!

  12. Yes, the earth did do some serious shaking there....there are a few more angels today...bkm

  13. My thoughts and prayers go out to those in New Zealand, and the families of the angels.

  14. Nice magpie...
    Here is my Magpie

  15. Great humor in this... having suffered through both earthquakes and other nature events like tornados... I will take the tornado any day. My heart goes out to all of those lost and suffering in New Zealand and to their friends and relatives.

  16. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Aaahh.. I guess natural disasters have a way of changing one's life COMPLETELY...isn't it?!
    Had I read this before the NZ earthquake, I would have giggled at this one... but now, I seem to be seeing it in another light... like this lass turning into an Angel-a almost means something post-lifelike!

    Either ways, your magpie was excellent!! Makes me wanna hope that I don't make my hubby's life a living hell-a ;-)

  17. Great poem. Love the way you used the -a in this.


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