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This is an attempt at a light-hearted children's poem with added extras. I work as a maths tutor so it's a bit of blending of that world with my writing. Hope you enjoy.


Sum of Slothy

I'm hanging in the trees
In the jungles of Belize
I like swinging in the breeze
While catching lots of z's

Some say that I am lazy
But talk like that is crazy
At night I stay up late see?
And then during the day sleep

Cause I'm a south american three-toed sloth
Not a two-toe, though did you know
I haven't finished counting them all yet

There's three on this paw
On this one three more
While on the other hand....(yawn)
I'd better rest a while....(snore)

Whosethere?!? Oh yeah.
I'm a south american three-toed sloth
I eat juicy fruits and fresh young shoots
And even the algae growing on my fur

I think I got to six
Before my mind did drift
Two more three-toes are affixed
Hmm? I'll add it up next time I shift

Cause I'm a south american three-toed sloth
Not a two-toe, though did you know
I'm the fastest counter of the slowpokes.


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Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.

Black Elk




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The following comments are for "Sum of Slothy"
by smithy

Belize blitz
Thanks pen. I'm glad you enjoyed. I had to go searching on the net to check they had sloths in Belize. They do, thankfully. Childish delight is just a sign you are in touch with your inner being. At least that's what I tell myself. ;)Thanks for your comments.
cheers
mick

( Posted by: smithy [Member] On: April 3, 2005 )

snorkel and rap
Yes Pen. I haven't been to South America myself, but it certainly looked nice in all the photos. I've been to a few islands here, and there is a Green Island just off Brisbane but also another Green Island which is part of the Great Barrier Reef and further up the coast. I used to snorkel and scuba dive myself but haven't been for a while now. I'm going to write a short story or poem about that first time I scuba dived. The feeling I had as I settled into that underwater world was so comfortable and serene.

Thanks Demeter. Although I'm not a big fan of rap music, I appreciate some of the lyrics, especially the way they change the pronunciation to make words rhyme at times. It has definately influenced the way I write rhyming poetry. Rap and hip-hop seems to me to be more about the words (though hip-hop is apparently a lifestyle as much as a music style) and I like to write to music. I'm more old school though - rock and blues are what I usually write to. Even that took a while to be able to ignore the words and just feel the music. Thanks for dropping by. Yo, bro. Gotta go! Oh no! A crap rap to wrap this up. ;(
cheers
smithy

( Posted by: smithy [Member] On: April 4, 2005 )





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