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Topic: Craftster Poem - An Ode to Upcycling "Bin-Day Rella"  (Read 667 times)
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« on: August 13, 2013 12:20:21 AM »

So I'm hoping this goes in here.
I'm a huge poet (just in case you didn't know it), and have this year been working on a series of distorted fairy tale poems. This one, I wrote after having completed another swap on craftster.
Craftster is for me an inspiration, the fellow crafters on here my muse........enjoy.

BinDay Rella...

When I was a kid, not much older than you,
I lived on this really great street
There were so many wonderful people Some of whom I'd like you to meet

There was Stephen or "rusty the red head"
(He was my very best chum)
Then there was baldy, spotty and lanky
But best of all was "Rella" or as we called her "mum"

You see Rella was one of those people
Who took everyone into her heart
If you had run out of any little thing
Rella's would be a good place to start

And on every single neighbours birthday
Rella would be the first guest
She'd bring toys or jewellery or flowers
And her cakes were simply the best

As time went on in our little street
Rellas generosity kept growing
Feelings went from delight to envy
And nasty rumours started flowing

Where did she get all the money
(For she always had enough)
She didn't have a job or a spouse
She must have stolen all this stuff

People started ignoring Poor Rella
Her gifts lay unopened on the floor
And if you ran out of sugar
You mustn't knock on Rellas door


So me and Rusty went investigating
As detectives we opened her file
And asked Rella where she got all the things
And to this day her response makes me smile

"Young boy, never be wasteful
Take care what you throw away
My shopping trips are but free ones
Cos they occur every single bin day"

My gifts were the bits that you wasted
The flowers were grown on my lot
And as for the cakes that you loved
Well much can be scraped from a pot

And as we looked back at our street
Rusty - my best chum and me
The thought of those gossips eating recycled cake
Filled us with plenty of glee
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013 01:58:50 AM »

It's a very sweet and touching poem Pest, thanks for sharing. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013 05:54:00 AM »

Love it! Recycled cake...  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013 10:36:40 AM »

Oh my!  What talent you have!  Your wonderful poem left me smiling.
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013 10:52:31 AM »

This made me laugh a lot,
and made me sad also,
reminding me that life,
brings its lot of sorrow.

We likely all have "friends",
who should have gotten cake,
recycled ones of course,
instead of delicious.

I truly enjoyed the happy fairy tale ending!
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013 12:06:48 PM »

Blush blush Smiley thankyou gorgeous muses x
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013 02:16:15 PM »

Love it!
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