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    The Flint River in Flint, Michigan, United States


    We lost Mr. Smith, not so long ago.
    Missy thinks we should keep his blog alive.
    So here goes.....

    We lost Mr. Smith
    The Haiku King had a thing
    Planned for each Friday

    I know so little
    About the subject Haiku
    Just 5 & 7
    (and 5)

    Beatles do help me
    They were fixin a hole once
    Where the rain came in

    But my mind wanders
    Without the need of water
    But I am still wet

    There are many sins
    And they all need some washing
    Some washing away

    Think about the East
    The Ganges seems so filthy
    Yet it baptizes?

    He who takes away
    The sins of the world save us
    Have mercy on us

    Baptisms and floods
    Water is everywhere
    We need our water

    Noah escaped it
    Water was used to destroy
    By God Almighty

    Flint can't find water
    That does not light on fire
    We need clean water

    Thirst is compelling
    Bathing is daily baptism
    Water is a need

    So I have water
    Water on my brain today
    That's a deficit

    Baptism cleanses
    And yet floods just punish us
    This is H2O

    This is a mishmash
    And my mind keeps wandering
    That's a deficit
    That's all I got right now.
    Smith liked pix and cartoons and special lettering just like Ducky likes to do.
    Any kind of poetry is welcome here.
    Let us keep this little blog alive!
    I promised myself I would include this song I had forgotten about--even if it seems irrelevant:
    But I guess I thought of this song as a tribute to a man who lofted me? to a different universe.



    I've been elsewhere tonight and missed this amazing bit of yours, Dick.  How can anyone follow that?


    I watched the teardrop

    quivering on your lashes,

    too afraid to fall.

      Frightened by it's loneliness ...

      'til my love wiped it away.

    I was so taken by this Missy.

    I did not know how to reply.

    By accident I renewed an old blog of mine.

    Smith stated in a comment:

    I love this song.  It is just soooo good, especially that organ solo in the middle.  Did you know that Del Shannon was the first American artist to record and chart a Lennon-McCartney tune in the U.S.?    He put out a cover of “From Me to You” which reached 77 on the Billboard chart in '63, about 6 months before the Beatles’ own American chart debut with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”

    Yeah, tear drops fall.


    I recently learned

    I'll be a grannie again

    A girl! Due August

    Oh Jesus, that is wonderful.

    I love these little creatures.

    They arrive without sin (regardless of some religious concerns).

    God bless her and her parents.


    Enlarging the brood without

    Too much involvement

    Oh Peracles, Pleracles where on earth did you go?


    I am granpadisment.


    I hereby render unto Peracles, the Dayly Line of the Dayblog Site to him; hahahahahah; given to all of him from all of me!


    Yeah, Obey

    The more folks available to instruct and love and help these little creatures.


    Even though they might sit 'aside' and just love them.



    I am flummoxed this morn.

    I get a thousand hits on old stuff?

    Why not?

    I miss Mr. Smith.

    And there was this song,,,,,

    I have no idea why peeps are interested in this older blog.

    But there ya are?

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