Sunday, January 13, 2013

Need?





I was told I needed a Thneed.
They said a Thneed is what everyone needs.

I knew my things had become old.
Miss a trend, and I'd be left in the cold.

I sold all my most cherished stuff
To pay for the transformed truffula fluff.

I can’t afford to pay my bills.
Good thing this cozy Thneed keeps out the chills.






“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.” 
― Edmund Burke

“Those unable to catalog the past are doomed to repeat it.” 
― Lemony SnicketThe End

84 comments:

  1. I'm gonna get one of those! See, breathe and feed out of one hole,and nobody can see me! Brilliant poem for a bizarre prompt!

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    1. Yvonne, it was a bizarre prompt. Since The Lorax was my favorite children's book and contributed to my care of the environment, it was an easy one to write.

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  2. Hahha - yes, very Seussian! Well done you!

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    1. Other Mary, it's a little intimidating to copy the master. Nobody can do Seuss like he did.

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  3. I sold all my most cherished stuff
    To afford the transformed truffula fluff.

    I love this couplet! I had to keep saying it to myself, it was such fun! LOL ♥

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    1. Jinksy, thank you! I was fun to write this MagPie.

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  4. Nothing I Thneed that bad!
    You write good Seuss.

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  5. oh yes! Dr Seuss I presume! Good one!

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  6. Oh my yes! you are well on your way toward a Seuss aficionado!
    thanks-

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  7. Very creative Theresa. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  8. It was fun and clever!

    Amazing Theresa!

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  9. Wow, what a pic! Somebody's cold.

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  10. Thoroughly enjoyable- and since I am cold today, I would really like one of those things...

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    1. Shelly, as one MagPie poem said, it would be hard to pee.

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  11. I like the lighthearted approach. Nice work.

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  12. I found this pic a bit creepy...maybe 'cause the, uh, Thneed is pink. :-)

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    1. Susie, so much for our cautionary tale of overconsumption. ; )

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  14. Last year's adults' must have was a Onesie. LOL!! They should be renamed Thneed! LOL! Take care
    x

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    1. Old Kitty, if Seuss's character had called it a onesie, it never would've caught on. I'd LOVE buying Thneeds for kids.

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  15. oh yes, I knew it reminded me of something, well done

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  16. It's exactly Seuss! And it looks very cozy :)

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    1. Susanna, I feel like I can't breathe when I look at it.

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  17. Yes I could use one of those. Haha

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    1. LR, I just want to know how one gets in and out of it.

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  18. This was so much fun but so true!
    I am trying to teach my child this lesson

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    1. Rene, I've been working on those lessons too. The older my children get, the more they get it.

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  19. Channeling Dr. Seuss ... I love it!!

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  20. Yeah, for Dr. Seuss! You're not so bad either, Theresa! ^_^

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    1. Victoria, Dr. Seuss is in a whole other realm. It was fun to imitate him here.

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    1. Cleemckenzie, can you imagine? I'd be curled up and hide my face too because there's no way I'd let anyone see me standing in it.

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  22. Is this Dr. Seuss? It reminds me of something he might write.

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    1. Yes, the second picture and Thneeds are from the book The Lorax. It was my favorite picture book when I was a kid.

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  23. oh man. L.A's been chilly lately. Maybe I should get me one of those!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Nutschell, let's hope it doesn't get THAT cold!

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    1. Meredith, thanks! Anybody wearing anything like that on The Golden Globes?

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  25. I wouldn't cover my face like that. I'd probably pull it down to cover my toesies.

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    1. Hannah, yeah, I'd suffocate and my feet would be cold.

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  26. omg! it's a THNEED!!! :D

    Love The Lorax. What a fun movie. *hugs* <3

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    1. LTM, I was afraid to see the movie because I love the book sooo much.

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  27. Great work. You are very clever :)
    Xx

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  28. Always wondered what a thneed was.
    Thanks for enlightening me...

    ;)

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    1. Sue, they have many more uses according to The Lorax book. Bicycle seat?

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  29. Hi Theresa .. I thought that must either be you ... or more likely one of your kids - and it's just the crazy thing we do on occasions - what an incredible photo ... love it ...

    This is a post after your heart ... and exactly relative to this post .. http://frikosmusings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/found.html

    I'm sure you'll enjoy the words!! Cheers and I'm happy to think about this and smile away .. Hilary

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    1. Hilary, that was a very funny link. Thank you! (I wonder how much my kid would go for?)

      That photo was a writing prompt. No, nobody in my family posted for that picture!

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  30. Funny poem, and funny picture as well! I could use one of those Thneeds, especially because it's currently seventeen degrees in Chicago right now. We think it's a "warm" day if it's thirty degrees out.

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    1. Neurotic Workaholic, seventeen degrees??? Yikes! We had an unusually freak warm day yesterday. It was in the 50s. It's not even that warm on my birthday at the end of March most years.

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  31. Thneeds? I have hundreds, wear them all the time. Mine make me invisible.

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    1. Friko, Thneeds that act like invisibility cloaks would be worth the investment!

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  32. It looks neat, but I wonder if I'd get claustrophobic in it.

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    1. M Pax, I know I wouldn't wear it. Looks itchy.

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  33. There is nowhere near enough importance attached to Truffula Fluff in our declining western civilisation. Thanks !

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  34. Eek! That photo makes me all claustrophobic!
    Very cute idea though :-)

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  35. I'll get a Thneed when it has feetsies attached!

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    1. Missed Periods, can you imagine what anyone would look like standing up? This can't be flattering even on a Victoria's Secret model. No wonder this person is curled up.

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