Saturday, June 9, 2012

Having It All


SATURDAY CENTUS
asks us to use the words in blue and 106 words

HAVING IT ALL

So you think you could have had it all!
What! Just like 'Our Gracious Queen?
Her 'all' includes wealth and honour,
And performing like a well oiled machine!
She's cosseted and she's cared-for
But think of hearing all those brass bands,
Being polite to utter imbeciles,
And shaking those clammy hands!
We commoners wear no golden crowns,
And we haven't any sort of power,
But at least our lives aren't regulated
Every waking minute, and sleeping hour!
Nobody on earth 'has it all', my friend,
Not you, not them, not me.
Let us just be glad of life's plusses.
For that's how it's got to be.
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(106 words)
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Fleet of UFOs Allegedly Landed in Chicoana, Argentina
A different and more recent UFO

GISBORNE 1952

Was it an omen, way back then,
A message to we mortal men?
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It happened in 1952
And people swear that it was true
That a UFO was seen on high
In the clear New Zealand sky.
It happened at Gisborne, a minor place,
And it disappeared without a trace,
But, even so, very many declare
That a UFO was certainly there.
They describe it as being a luminous blue,
With a very erratic movement too.
They even mention 'angel hair'
Which hung from the craft up in the air.
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Now that was sixty years ago!
You'd think, by now, someone would know
The reason for the visitation,
And extraterrestrial examination!
If 'they' took notes why didn't 'they' act?
A wasted journey, that's a fact.
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I often look up at the sky, you know,
With the hope of seeing a UFO,
But nary a one has come my way;
I'm unvisited to this day!
But I wish I'd been there, yes I do,
In Gisborne in 1952.
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9 comments:

Dreaming said...

Beautiful! So often people don't think of 'the other side of the coin'!

Cathy said...

I absolutely agree. God save the commoners. :)

Nonna Beach said...

So cleverly written and true !!!

anitamombanita said...

You always have the most interesting takes on Mrs. Jenny's prompts. Loved this!

Jim said...

No, the Queen doesn't live as she pleases. Wonderful 106 word poem, R.R.
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Viki said...

I liked this very much. Like you said no one has it all. It would be interesting to be Queen for a day though, ha.

Naila Moon said...

Oh yes, I saw her this week on the TV and although she looked happy, it was true she was being shifted from place to place.

Yep, commonality may be just the way to go. ;)

~Naila Moon
http://writing-out-of-the-blue.blogspot.com/2012/06/having-it-alla-story-106-words-only.html

Karen S. said...

Oh nicely told. Your photo blends so well with your story too! Absolutely great!

Jenny said...

Fame and power comes with an exacting price.

Well told, Miss RR! Well told!

And that last one...loved the imagination in that one. I would have liked to have been there, too!