Flake-out Friday

M’kay, peeps, before I get to this week’s flake-out, I want y’all to check out Zoe’s 100 follower celebration contest! Check it out!

*********Now, on to the flake-out.**********

Guess what? I have another favorite Shel Silverstein poem (I know y’all luv it!).

ALMOST PERFECT (from A Light in the Attic)

“Almost perfect…but not quite.”

Those were the words of Mary Hume

At her seventh birthday party.

Looking ’round the ribboned room.

“This tablecloth is pink not white

Almost perfect…but not quite.”

“Almost perfect…but not quite.”

Those were the words of grown-up Mary

Talking about her handsome beau,

The one she wasn’t gonna marry.

“Squeezes a bit too tight–

Almost perfect…but not quite.”

“Almost perfect…but not quite.”

Those were the words of ol’ Miss Hume

Teaching the seventh grade,

Grading papers in the gloom

Late at night up in her room.

“They never come cross their t’s just right–

Almost perfect…but not quite.”

Ninety-eight the day she died

Complainin’ ’bout the spotless floor.

People shook their heads and sighed,

“Guess that she’ll like heaven more.”

Up went her soul on feathered wings,

Out the door up out of sight.

Another voice from heaven came–

“Almost perfect…but not quite.”

7 comments on “Flake-out Friday

  1. Ah, I love that one!! Great way to start off a Friday. Thanks for the link, too 😀

  2. amie borst says:

    great poem! never heard that one before.

  3. Lindsay says:

    Great poem. 🙂

  4. Danyelle says:

    *snicker* Love the poem. A good reminder to appreciate things as they are. 🙂

  5. Great poem. I love Shel Silverstein! He’s so awesome, isn’t he?

    Anyway, I’m writing to all the blogs I follow to ask them to please help the chimera! Just go to our website and click on the blog link to see what I mean. Hope to see you over there! Thanks! 🙂

  6. Lydia Kang says:

    I don’t remember this one! Thanks for posting! I really liked it 🙂

  7. lbdiamond says:

    So much fun, right? You know, I heard Shel didn’t really like kids…is that a myth or the truth? Anybody know?

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