Friends aren't meat.

Friends aren't meat.

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
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a collab with Jon Roggie and Papaya http://www.writerscafe.org/jtrogue http://www.writerscafe.org/AnaPapaya

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"A tortoise doesn't have any hair",

Said the cat with a delicate purr,

"And a papaya, well, she's sweet,

but she ain't no pear,"

 

Tortoise thinks, and after a long pause,

"Little kitten can't get past the shell.

Papaya, not to be ignored, 

but she has become a friend.

So, I will settle for strawberries."

 

Papaya spun, and danced with glee

Until she fell out of her Papaya tree

Kitty ran to her rescue (she's a hero)

Poor tortoise knows, he's much too slow.



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
a little silly to lighten the mood

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Aw, KL!
Now, this is cute and sweet as can be … your heart is hanging out here, and how beautiful it is.
Wonderful imagery, delightful analogies, happy emotion, spot-on grammar, and flow all come together to make this a true highlight of beguiling homage to friendship.
I almost see Papaya jumping up and down in her seat with joy after reading this.

You are a very special lady, KL, and both you and Papaya are fortunate, indeed, to be such good friends!
Here's a big hug to you both … MMM-HMM! ⁓ Richard


I love it so much I'd give you 1000 points for this one, if ! could! ; )

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you, and the tortoise, of course, who prefers strawberries to friends.:)
Smiles great write to her:) Yes I agree friends aren't meat well said Kl I liked this:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Well my writing partners had a lot to do with it.
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3 Years Ago

Greatly inspired you are:)
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Thank you for wanting to lighten people's moods including mine by sharing this piece, it made me smile, there's something so purely sweet and innocent about it, who could resist at least a tiny itch of one's lips?

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Hi Vanessa, adding my thanks here too, for your kind words and thoughts.
V

3 Years Ago

You're welcome too :)
you have got my interest ... very fine collab no doubt ...i enjoy the innocence but it seems a deeper meaning is in there too .. its all about friendships ..hard shells and soft ..sweet teeth or not .. timing is there or it isn't ...
E.
ps what happens to the strawberry? ;)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

chomp chomp! :)
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Lol. :)
Better the strawberry than the papaya.
Thanks E!
Einstein Noodle

3 Years Ago

:) .......................
Not so silly. We all need that touch of levity in our lives or we'd go nuts. Explains a lot of people I guess.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I am happy how this one turned out.
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Hi Ted, thanks from me too. I love your comment.
Geez you guys are neat! Delightful, playful, fun...we need a whole lot of this goodness.

Ngā mihi maioha (warmest regards)
Rach x



Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you, this was a lot of fun, and I keep it posted as my feature because the world is so depress.. read more
aLittlePain

3 Years Ago

So true, this spreads a whole lot of light something so simple can lift people more than you probabl.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Thank you Rach. :)
xo
Simply delightful. Smiling here. Very clever and different. Great collaboration. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lydia

3 Years Ago

And that is exactly what you did. After this afternoon's shootings in Munich, well, I am almost afr.. read more
Jon Roggie

3 Years Ago

Too be honest, KL has been trying to kick me out of my funk for the past couple of weeks. Papaya, a.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Lydia, thank you! :) The whole world could do with a smile I think. I give and receive from my .. read more
Read.. smiled.. read.. nodded.. read again and wished i could start afresh! There's an innocence in the words yet.. there's more than just words.. there are observations, stanza by stanza which means.. come back again and see what you can find. I will. Delightful!

Just noticed that this is a collab with two other writers.. clever stuff, you three!

Posted 3 Years Ago


emmajoy

3 Years Ago

That's more than obvious... its great for reviewers to leave with smiles ear to ear!
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Emma, I'm delighted you have left with an ear to ear smile. :)
Jon Roggie

3 Years Ago

Anytime you can give a smile, how can you complain?
This reminds me of the spirit in which I wrote about my two very diverse doggies recently. This is a very imaginative way to celebrate our differences & embrace the sometimes-awkward dance of being friends. I guess we have to learn to try new foods, huh? *smile* Thanks for sharing this upbeat & playful allegory!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

We certainly had fun with it. We all needed a little boost.:) Thank you!
Jon Roggie

3 Years Ago

You have to be a little silly. Does the soul good.
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Barleygirl, I'm going to throw my thanks in here too. I hope your world is sunny and full of smiles.. read more
this is so adorably fun. i wish i wrote it- now longing to write something so playful.
Well, well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thanks. Jon and Ana are great partners to write with. A little freakish, really, three people connec.. read more
Ana Papaya

3 Years Ago

Bacchus,
It was fun to play nice in the poetic sandbox with these two and I'm glad you enjoye.. read more
Jon Roggie

3 Years Ago

Don't believe them for a second. They are both tyrants...
oh, who am I kidding...

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