beans

beans

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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nonsense kind of thing

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a wise man once said to me
  don’t spill all the beans
save some things for later
   because life's never all it seems
don’t keep your eggs in one basket
   but always hold back one or two
like keeping your cards close to your chest
  don't show them all you can do
because life is like a field of acorns
  and sometimes you're stuck with the nuts
so keep a few beans in your pocket
       to buy your way out of those ruts

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© 2018 Ana Papaya



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I gotta hand it to ya Ana.. you just darn well writ a comprehensive & no nonsense survival kit... sow ya did... All Good Things, and power to ya pen too.... Neville:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

my sincere pleasure... how much are they going for:)
Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

:) i'm sure we can work something out
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

I sure hope so :)
Oh what wise words here Ana. Yes hold something back, save something for a rainy day. Don't bust the bank of anything. Very much enjoyed this write.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Thanks a whole bunch Chris!! :)
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Yes, yes, yes ( not Meg Ryan) loved it. This style, for me anyways, is you at your pen wielding best......GO ANA, GO ANA, GO ANA :))))

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

I have always wanted to have my own dedicated cheer section Gee, and even if it is only a one person.. read more
Gee

2 Months Ago

No, thank you :))
Wise words, Ana, we all should know.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Dawn

2 Months Ago

Hi Ana, my pleasure. Hope your good?
Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

I'm doing ok. :)
Thank you.
Dawn

2 Months Ago

glad to hear it. hugs.
Wise words shared dear Ana. Be like a squirrel, hide some beans and nuts for later. May need. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

be like a squirrel, that makes me smile :)
thanks very much Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

Squirrel are smart. Prepared. You are welcome Ana.
It's a clever way of conveying an astute negotiating tactic.

Your children are going to be well equipped.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Thanks David. I hope so. I appreciate you popping in to read and comment.
David

2 Months Ago

You're very welcome. Don't be a stranger... even the devil loves company.
Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

I'll pop over for a visit soon.
Don't know whether you've ever tasted them, but even after the requisite soaking in a net under the water of a running stream for a week, acorns are as bitter as hell. Inedible; I don't know how squirrels eat them.
Keeping those beans is an excellent plan.
Of course, human nuts are another matter, although they are often bitter also.
Thanks, Ana.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

I've never eaten them but I've carved whistles out of them.
angel

2 Months Ago

Well, don't eat 'em...unless you like stuff that's horribly bitter. They're like quinine.I never hea.. read more
It is unfortunate, but also comforting to know that others get stuck with nuts too. It makes life a little more bearable. It was the main reason I had to learn to drive, as they seem drawn to sit next to me on public transport. That and the fact its quite painful to keep your face on screensaver mode, as they tell you of their plight of having a family of unicorns to feed. I tried taking different trains and buses, but they follow me everywhere :)


Posted 2 Months Ago


Lorry

2 Months Ago

Ach, we all have those caveman/woman moments. Thats why caveman/woman were so grumpy, no starbucks o.. read more
Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Timmies! :)
Or Second Cup.
Not a fan of Starbucks.
Lorry

2 Months Ago

We have neither here, but they did open the firs scottish Tim Hortons in Glasgow last year, so its j.. read more
Very wise thoughts mingling with playful wording. I quite like this. It conveys an important message but doesn't take itself too seriously. Insightful yet fun!

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Hi Clifford. Thanks for the great comment.
I think we all do this anyway.
Or the smart ones do.
Wise men don't become wise from being unwise. Is that a proverb.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Sounds good to me. :)
Thanks for sharing that nugget of wisdom.
Paul Bell

2 Months Ago

I'll be telling people this all week now.
Probably be done in mind you, but they need to know.. read more
Ana Papaya

2 Months Ago

Lol. :)
Sharing is good.

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