Monday, October 31, 2011

Heredity

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Heredity

My father is writing a letter to the editor.
Erudite and logical as Spock, he rests his case.
Maybe this letter will be sent and published
or maybe it will remain in his head, an ode called
Thoughts While Mowing the Back Forty.
No issue is beneath his scrutiny, and I am
just as random and ruthless in my own head.
We do not suffer fools, my father and I.

I like this inherited trait much better than
the gift of hairy legs and a substantial backside.


This is a Magpie, and part of my ABCs of Gratitude series.



21 comments:

  1. Yes, definitely a better trait than the hairy legs!! Great Magpie.

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  2. "Fools rush in
    where angels fear to tread
    and so I come to you, my love,
    my heart above my head..."
    Thankfully you suffer this fool :-)
    Excellent Magpie!

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  3. Random and ruthless? What a combination! Heredity has a lot to answer for...

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  4. Good for your dad. I'm a letter-to-the-editor kind of gal myself.

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  5. Bravo! I see I am not alone in how the little gray cells function while mowing. Glad to share that trait with you and yours.

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  6. Your dad sounds like the kind of guy we need more of. Fools reign when principled men sit silent.

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  7. If the comments on the websites of my local papers are any indication, the Thoughtful Letter Writer is a dying breed. So, hang in there and do what you can to pass it along to your children. My Magpie this week is Poet.

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  8. better than hairy legs and a substantial backside?! you. crack. me. up. ;)

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  9. Your father sounds like an interesting guy. Most people just grouse over and over so it's great he actually writes his thoughts down. A wonderful gift he passed down to you.

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  10. haha...yes, i think that is a far better trait...lol....

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  11. haha... as always a surprise ending... good one

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  12. Yes it runs in the family here to....even the hairy legs....:-)

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  13. Ah, those gifts they left us!

    Love the random and ruthless.

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  14. A wise and witty piece! Keep writing and don't think about hairy legs. :)

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  15. Your father must be proud. This is an excellent write, Bug!

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  16. I love this, the simple voice, the honest real person you created, and perfect ending line to add realism to it. Wonderful

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  17. Lovely take on the prompt! Enjoyed reading this Magpie! :)

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  18. Hooray for your father. Too few good letters to the editor, these days.

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