Friday, March 28, 2008

Picture Puzzle Piece

by Shel Silverstein


One picture puzzle piece
Lyin' on the sidewalk,
One picture puzzle piece
Soakin' in the rain.
It might be a button of blue
On the coat of the woman
Who lived in a shoe.
It might be a magical bean,
Or a fold in the red
Velvet robe of a queen.
It might be the one little bite
Of the apple her stepmother
Gave to Snow White.
It might be the veil of a bride
Or a bottle with some evil genie inside.
It might be a small tuft of hair
On the big bouncy belly
Of Bobo the Bear.
It might be a bit of the cloak
Of the Witch of the West
As she melted to smoke.
It might be a shadowy trace
Of a tear that runs down an angel's face.
Nothing has more possibilities
Than one old wet picture puzzle piece.


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To quote my brother quoting Forrest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get!"

The possibilities are simply endless and our perception of the whole universe is as varied as all the stars it contains...

1 comments:

Quackster said...

I like the fantasy imagery in your poem.