squire squirell squirelle 

took to flying with monkeys

one sunny day (he said

but who could believe 

this known unknown

this teller of tales

milehigh fibbes' &fabricaciones

and so fond

of the velvet embellishment)

yet if one squinted hard

wishing and hoping

way way up the cobalt sky

shining happy specks

floating and flitting and flying about 

tails akimbo

hiding revealing

among the fluff

of word of cloud

and then there was the laughter

always laughter

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Comment by Anna Herrington on November 12, 2017 at 12:41pm

Nice  : )

Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 12, 2017 at 12:47pm

thanks anna.  I read that last line in something arthur wrote and it just popped out.  needs editing.  everything I do needs editing but hell, it is a fun image, isn't it?

where's rita when you need her?  
RITA!!  MAMA come back!

Comment by Anna Herrington on November 12, 2017 at 1:05pm

The end is the best part  : )  We seem to forget how healing it is to laugh....

I read recently someone (here? I don't remember) dismissing someone else as 'feeling' and said something like how bad it goes when 'feeling' rather than thinking rules (or something disparaging, anyway) while I think, feel and believe, that the sensible and only way forward for us humans, imho, is when we can realize and understand how to think through our hearts, so to speak, as personally, mind/thinking or heart/feeling, one without the other, either is dangerous and/or foolish.

Somehow these thoughts came out here. 'Laughing' must have been the catalyst.

...and yeah:  RITA!!!! Where are you?!?!?!? 

She must be happy these days, no poems for ages  ; )

Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 12, 2017 at 1:43pm

She could write happy poems!

Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 12, 2017 at 1:46pm

yeah, I saw that comment, forget who said it but that's not important.  I believe it was in response to what I said about people voting their feelings.  god forbid they do that.  but that's how campaigns go and that's how most people vote.  really - what can you know from ads?  not a hell of a lot.  

it's hard not to look up and the sky and think about flying monkeys when ground level is so harsh now, so unstable and weird.  makes flying look like a piece of cake.

Comment by Maui Surfer on November 12, 2017 at 2:10pm

More poetry=better World

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on November 12, 2017 at 2:12pm

Okay....  I'm sure it doesn't come as a major surprise that my mind works just a bit differently then most...  LOLOLOL...  Anyways (now that you are done screaming, "NO SHIT, Amy!), I was thinking of which cartoon characters matches up with which Our Salon member.

Just to keep it simple, and because FM set the theme with flying squirrels, I used "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show".  This is as far as I got...

Bullwinkle J. Moose  =  Ron Powell  (he often makes Rocky, Natasha and Dudley nuts, but means well!  LOL)

Rocky the Flying Squirrel  =  Arthur!  (cuz Monkey said so!)
Boris Badenov  =  Doc Vega

Ponsonby Britt  =  Lorianne  (I had to look this one up.  "Ponsonby" was the imaginary Executive Producer of the show.  He is the one they blamed everything on, but never gave him credit for the successes...  a perfect fit!)
Coach Rocky Knute  =   Johnny Robish, Ima thinking.  (It needs to be somebody who would coach a team at Wossamotta U.)
Dudley Do-Right  =  Kosher Salaami, definitely for a multitude of reasons (Too bad there aren't any Israeli Mounted Police.)
Natasha Fatale  =  DIBBS!!!!!!!!

Fearless Leader  =  Lorianne in drag.
Gidney & Cloyd  =  Anna and Rita!  (Cute as can be, can disappear whenever they want and are generally smarter then the rest of us.)

Commander McBragg  =  JMac!

Mister Big  =  TBD

Mister Peabody  =  TBD

Captain Peter “Wrongway” Peachfuzz  =  Marshall B. Johnson  (He sure went "POOF!" asd soon as I threatened to have him reported.)

Snidely Whiplash  =  Jonathon Wolfman
You can find links to each here...
Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 12, 2017 at 2:20pm

lovely! and thank you Maui.

Amy! I love it. Kosh/Dudley is PERFECT!  you know you have to claim a wicked character for yourself!  

Comment by Arthur James on November 12, 2017 at 2:27pm


i broke vow...

Amy? before judge

defending `




`'She tells Jude?


Moki Surfer

is shush?

a trip? he


and crpcvks?




readers @

Open Salon

sane? She?

my decease 

wife makes

me giggle.


Any tells DOD judge

Moki Surfer pick weed

brambles and need

to be recessed?

Released back

into society and

advised to appear

sane and healthy

equal sane & 

healthy and


healthy and 














Comment by Foolish Monkey on November 12, 2017 at 2:41pm

no where is safest.  nothing is safe.  nothing is sane.  theres no where to hide. 


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