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   
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 
~


© 2020 Ana Papaya


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I just keep a pocketful at all times.
Jelly. Assorted.
There's ALWAYS a surprise!

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

Nice! I'll take a few of those! :)
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 Years Ago


Neville

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years 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 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years 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 Years Ago

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

Posted 2 Years Ago


Dawn

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

Thanks David. I hope so. I appreciate you popping in to read and comment.
Dennis The Tiger Cat (dave)

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 Years Ago


Lorry

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 Years Ago


Ana Papaya

2 Years Ago

Hi Clifford. Thanks for the great comment.

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