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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.

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.

( 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. ;(

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

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