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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ...

July 1, 2010

Graphic by MamaBear

S.A.N.D. ... Summertime, and the living is ... sandy.

Sand gets in the carpet,
Sand gets in your shoes.
Fight to keep the sand out,
I guarantee you’ll lose.

The toddlers in the sandbox,
Teenagers at the beach,
It even gets down in my shorts,
Where it’s rude to even reach.

Where does all the sand come from?
How did we get so much?
It is a longish story,
But it has a pleasant touch.

Find a grain of sand somewhere,
You needn’t look too far.
There may be some left in your shoe,
There’s more out by the car.

Hold that little grain of sand,
Where you can see it close.
I’m going to explain exactly,
How we got this healthy dose.

You’ll see it sparkle as it turns,
Reflecting gleams of light,
But there’s a lighter side as well,
If you’ll hear my fancy flight.

Each single grain of sand is more.
It’s silicon dioxide, Si and then two Os,
Three million billion molecules,
And here’s what they compose.

The silicon has fourteen parts,
That are quite positive,
They’re mated up with neutral ones,
Which has some peace to give.

Twenty-eight bits of whichness,
All mixed up in a what,
And circled round with wonderment,
That’s tied up in a knot.

The Os that hang around it,
Are not just airy moons,
Each has eight bits of fire within,
And eight water balloons.

Sixteen pieces more then,
Of whatness in a where.
And not just in the sand but it’s,
One fifth of all our air.

And out there in the water,
Nine-tenths of all of that,
Though you may get it in your nose,
It’s not for sneezing at.

Every one of these small things,
Was made so long ago,
We think they are forever,
But I must tell you no.

God put these things together,
A blessing is in each.
If you want to count your blessings,
You can start down at the beach.

NicknamedBob . . . . . April 8, 2004
© 2004 - 2010

3 posted on 07/01/2010 4:27:46 AM PDT by JustAmy (Remove Boxer, Pelosi and Reid. Vote to stop Socialism.)
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To: JustAmy

I’ll bet I could drop one whole stanza from that poem and no one would ever notice or complain.

Besides that, it seems to involve big numbers. Anybody got a calculator?

7 posted on 07/01/2010 5:39:08 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Lewis Caroll asked, "How is a raven like a writing desk?" My answer: "They both have plumes of ink.")
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To: FRiends; NicknamedBob; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; Billie; jaycee; The Mayor; yorkie; pollywog; ...
I love this opening!
Memories of summer visits
to our lake cabin...and trying to clean up..LOL

Counting my blessings for the memories.
*Happy Thursday Everyone*

8 posted on 07/01/2010 5:42:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob
Great Opening for July!

Five months until November elections!!

12 posted on 07/01/2010 5:56:29 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; NicknamedBob; All

Thats a lovely, lovely graphic and darling poem! I remember when the kids were small and we were gathering everything to go back to our rental and the kids would be whining with sand in their pants! We were tired and felt like whining, too! LOL!

15 posted on 07/01/2010 6:38:19 AM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: JustAmy

Happy Thursday

Good Morning!


22 posted on 07/01/2010 7:00:24 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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