Sunday, December 28, 2014

Man must earn a living too, right?

Image:  Courtesy of Tess' Mag (here)

Bjorn's given words:
dawdle  -  to move slowly, languidly, or saunter.
frankincense  -  an aromatic gum resin for perfumes
noel - the Christmas season; yuletide.
manger  -  trough or an open box in which feed for livestock is placed.
binnacle -  a housing for a ship's compass and a lamp
 kafkaesque -  characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger
pachyderm  -  large, thick-skinned, mammals such as the elephant, rhinoceros

Not utterly concerned of life’s challenges
nor life’s problems
To nonchalantly dawdle pachyderm like
He moved ever so slowly
No sense of urgency
Nor a kafkaesque feel was  apparent
What a blessed soul to stomp about the earth

Heard say he was basking in wealth
at one time
Gave them away
on account of the noel festivities mostly
Now housed in a cubicle of a shelter
He got along he survived

An eccentric purchasing items not readily needed
Threw them away in a manger upon reaching home
That he did often times
A binnacle, a crate of frankincense and a host of others

The proprietor at the Pink Shop could just observe
when he made his purchases
shaking his head not really stopping him

Man must earn a living too, right?
It was all legit!

For Bjorn's lqw Worlde #17 and
Tess' Magpie Tales #251 


  1. One man's trash is another man's treasure

  2. very well written

  3. thoughtful indeed !!

  4. Christmas is indeed a Kafkaesque affair for many people , but Frankincense , with its solar qualities , helps dispel the well known demons of this period ! Cheers Hank , and thanks for sharing all your writings over the year

  5. I have to say you got some meaning in the meaningless collecting of trinkets... that one way for your property to dwindle..

  6. It makes me think of after holiday shopping...

  7. Nice weaving in with the holiday. I like that you need a dictionary to help us along!