If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced.

August 28, 2007

My Darling Clementine's Cherry

Oh my darling Clementine
How much longer will you yearn
Like an autumn leaf you wonder the field
What do you seek?
A cherry
A cherry to top your cake

Yester my Clementine looked in the kitchen basket
Try as she might she could not find
A sweet cherry with no worm inside
Quite distraught she throws the basket aside
Waving her hand the juice had dyed
What she wore
A strong face ready to chide
What will mike you happy my darling Clementine

Then Sir John Hawkins brought her a new basket
Looked as she might she could not find
A sweet a plump dark cherry for her cake
With a foot she nudged it aside
By and by she sat by the window
Gazing in disbelief
She sat like Patience on a monument, smiling at grief
What is that she sees, a cherry tree beyond the meadow
What a turn my darling Clementine!

Skip along she and what does she see.
Big ripe and plump cherries
All suiting for her cake
High, High, High up on a branch
Jump as she might she could no reach
My darling Clementine
She does not see
The best cherry is right under her nose
My Clementine is entranced, almost a pose
With a gaze fixed on that high branch
Oh my Darling Clementine when will you see

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