Saturday, July 06, 2013

If Ideas Were Alligators

If ideas were alligators they wouldn't be so bad.

We could hide them for a time beneath a handy lily pad.

When they'd pop out they'd be (almost) a kind of cute surprise,

as long as we remember not to look into their eyes.

Idealligators would likely sleep a lot each day,

and hardly ever bother us or get into our way.

It's fairly easy to ignore the prehistoric twerp,

and think of him as silly or some sort of mental burp.

but like ideas a gator waits until the time is right,

when he can catch us off-guard and lunge in to take a bite.

Perhaps we should be grateful that all ideas can do is seethe,

and won't turn into anything with quite so many teeth.


  1. Oh, he's darling! He's perfect for your poem, and the poem is perfect for him.

    Hurray for the Idealligator!

    1. Lol. I couldn't believe I got so many good shots of this pair (they're actually 2 baby alligators.) The poem then came out of nowhere. :)

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    1. Gators, they are very smart critters. :)

  3. Awesome! This is so true!

    1. I thought so -- especially the teeth part, ha.

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    1. I can send you a couple, if you want. Hee hee.

  5. As always, it's amazing what inspires you and/or your writing.

    Love this little How do you tell?

    1. I don't think I'd ever want to check, lol (you have to flip over a baby gator and press a vent spot on their bottom to see if a little boy's reproductive organ emerges. That's the scientific way.)

      My best guess is the first gator is a girl and the second a boy. Girl gators tend to be smaller and have narrower snouts.


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