Thursday, December 13, 2012

Lion Fail




Lion Fail




Ladies,
love a tiger not a lion.
Roars are bloviation when
the lioness does the dyin'.

Love an honest scorpion
that never hides its sting, or
crab approaching sideways
not pretending to be king.

Fish-taled goats, rockheaded rams
may often go berserk
but never love a lion;
you’ll get stuck with all
his wetwork.


 
 

~November 2011, rev 12/12



55 tufts of lion fur for   the g-man



 
No offense to the Big Cats amongst us, just having some astrological fun.








Header Image: Nominor Leo, by Jean-Leon Gerome, 1883
Public Domain, via wikipaintings.org
Footer: Anatomical Man, Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry1416, by the Limbourg brothers 
Public domain via Wikimedia Commons


26 comments:

  1. well now you make me sad, considering i am a leo...whatchu trying to say bout me? smiles...

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    1. You have to realize, I'm a goat. Makes more sense now, right? It's a different view here at the bottom of the food chain. ;_)

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  2. love an honest scorpion that never hides its sting...that is a cool line...and it sings too hedge...

    rawr

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  3. I love this, Hedge. Love the rhyming and the humor.

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    1. Thanks Sherry--just playing around. I decided the world wasn't ready for another bleak, dismal poem sopping with depression. ;-)

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  4. I hear that Male Lions mate up to 27 times a day!
    Give em a break!
    Loved your Astrological Nonsensical 55 Moon Goat.
    Your creative juices are flowing like the River Styx.
    Thanks for playing so tongue and cheeky, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  5. Rockheaded ram? Is that Sagittarius? Just trying to figure out where I fit in. ;-)

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  6. ...I'm an honest Scorpian! :) Loved this "55 Moon Goat". ha ha

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  7. Libra in the west. Woods Tiger in the East.

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  8. I've not known any male leos so saved from that! Very cute poem, though I suspect someone may feel a little picked on! Ha! k.

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    1. Big Cats have big shoulders. They'll be okay--I'll just have to watch my back in the jungle.

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  9. You're preaching to the choir. I was married to a Leo for 13 years. And indeed, I ended up doing freaking everything.

    "Fish-TALED goats"...I see ya, Hedge. Clever.

    Here's a song to go with:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elr3MS4IwIA

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  10. Honest and straightforward! cool, you did have fun- thanks!

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  11. I'm a Scorpio, but I prefer the Chinese zodiac because there I'm a Dragon, which is WAY cooler than a creepy scorpion.

    (I'm not so sure how your 55 bodes for my son, who's a Leo)

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  12. I am Sagittarius
    Shooter of Eros

    So eagerly poised
    On your lithe thighs.

    There is only one problem
    Out, out damned scorpion

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  13. My grandson is a Leo, and such a one! Loved this fun of yours. I'm Aquarius married to a Taurus for 39 years - do I get an astrological prize?

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    1. I'm fond of the Bull, but you may need one as air and earth makes a big dust storm sometimes. :P

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    2. well, plus anyone married to anyone for 39 years deserves a prize!

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  14. Yeah, definitely prefer the Tigers. Wet work stumped me for a bit. I Googled.

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  15. This was fun! I really did enjoy all your astrological allusions.

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  16. Hey sister goat - that's a fun one. And I can really use some light and playful right about now.

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  17. i much prefer the scorpion to the lion. being a gemini, however, that sentiment could change at any moment. fun writing, Hedge. thanks for loosening things up a bit.

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  18. I got me a Lion but I'm a Libra so I'm pretty good with the leash.

    Train of Thought

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