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A kink in the hose. Is it real or is it not?

Updated on May 15, 2013

What joy a mud puddle can bring, it is these joys that we should all sing

It is a hot and dry afternoon attitudes stink except here.

The boy comes home from school the hour before three

He comes running and yelling and waving at me

The Hose daddy the hose is what he says

For he lives in his mind for just such kind of days

We had a heat wave of over one hundred degrees

The kind of heat that will drop you to your knees

Let me get back to the original point at hand

Our publicly supplied water is so nasty and wrong

People curse it all the lived day long

It smells of chemicals and will burn you very eye

In a shower it burns and reddens just like lye

So the boy cruises straight out to the rear

Turns on the hose and screams for all to here

Alas we had a communication problem that struck me as sad

He wanted more water, I refused and he got mad

It turns out later that I found

His request was quite sound

You see there was a kink in the hose of need

But he could not relate this horrible deed

He demanded more but I did not fully realize

His water dried up to drip drop size.

We are doing better in our Camelot

And today my son taught me a lot/

This poem was sent to you by me

What happens when our hose of funds, love and goodwill dries up. We should always go back and check on our own end of the hose and remove any kinks within our power to do so.

On the other hand we really should not waste water so perhaps the kink is appropriate.

To drink or not to drink


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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You see life the way it should be seen....and if you don't, you have the eyes of a child to lead the way. :)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ah Bill we are so lead by the children thank our good heavens

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric - He is adorable and your love for him is so apparent. Simply infectious! Those hose kinks are problematic. Mine always happen after I walked all the way across the yard to water some bush or other which is drooping in the heat, only to get a pathetic little trickle. I should look at finding the kink as an adventure! But I usually don't and am quite irritated. :) I am surprised and sorry your water is so bad. Have a great week. Sharing. Theresa

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Gardens and backyards must be adventures and pesky hoses and enemies we must love. Everyday I find a new bug and flower, every day I learn something old from a new person. Cool huh?

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      "everyday I learn something old from a new person. Cool huh?"

      This is wisdom my friend!

      Mark

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you friend. I had not thought of it as such, just a truth. But hey you are right. I guess there are some good parts about growing older.

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      someonewhoknows 4 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      Today I learned something new from a not so old person. Wooa!

      If,some of our enemies were as smart as a hose in the art.We would no longer need to go to war with them!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      You my friend take the obvious and learn the hidden things. Do not let others divert you from your wisdom. As Sun Yat Su teaches: The futility of seeking hard and fast rules and the subtle paradoxes of success are within our minds already.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

      Sometimes we create the kink in the hose. We will measure how much we think we deserve or need. We then without realizing or believeing there is a way to undo the kink. Sometimes it is the innocent and pure in heart that speaks volumes than just a few words. Blessings for this beautiful poem. Tweeted & shared

      Shalom

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Sometimes the small shall lead the great and there will be a better world. Nice story and well received, my friend, Eric. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I did not see the kink, I judged harshly without compassion. Let all see the kink. Thank you much Jo

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I like that. I like following the small. Or maybe just tagging along

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      Yes my friend..for years I worked with kids in school and at times I felt I learned more from them...I learned that being humble and accepting the little things in life were more important than the others and I felt that it made me a better person for this. whonu

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Whatever made you the way you are did. And I am grateful.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hot weather and hoses go well with kids. I could understand the frustration of a kink in the hose.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I just reread this Gypsy, and thought hard. I am going to call someone today and straighten out a kink in our relationship. Thanks for bringing me back to what I already knew.

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