a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Magpie Tales The Thrift Shop

On Finding Stumpy

I just can't help it
I never throw away
A piece that might be handy
In dozens of other ways

Oh, the treasure one can find
If you only stop to look
And take a little time

In one place such as this
I discovered  "Stumpy"
I could not resist

Minus one hand
Missing some toes
He had a new fan

Sitting in my ferns
He smiles a lot
No concern for what he hasn't
Just proud of what he's got
Writing prompt from Tess Kincaid

18 comments:

Charleen said...

Stumpy is a little cute, I must say. I suppose we can forgive him for his imperfections. :-)

LindaG said...

:-)


I did expect to see your store in this post though. Is that it?

Another good one, Gail!

Gillena Cox said...

good write!!! have a nice Sunday

much love...

Linda Wildenstein said...

Stumpy is the poster child for so many things I can't pass up, throw out or give away............I feel ya sister.

Kathe W. said...

awww I would have taken him home too! Have a great day!

Sandra said...

love the poem, love stumpy and love thrift shops

Ginny said...

This is a really good thing for us ALL to remember. He is so cute with his big smiling face!! Today's poem is awesome! A modern fable.

Sandy said...

Nice looking thrift store!!!!

Oh poor but cute stumpy :-)

Lynne said...

Sweet Stumpy, bet he fits right in near your water garden!

Buttons said...

Love him:) Hug B

A Quiet Corner said...

He is adorable.....:)JP

Truedessa said...

This was witty and fun to read and Stumpy has found a place to belong.

Karen S. said...

Hooray, he so needs a home and love and fun in the sun!

Saucy Kodz said...

Isn't it just grand to sift through the thrift shop - peeking here and there and you have to go round a few times, for each time you see something that hadn't caught your eye the last trip around. I like this poem and "Stumpy" would be most welcome in my yard. Gotta love this poem. Hi n Hugz to all :)

Berowne said...

And when Stumpy turns into a prince, what will HE look like?

Ginny Brannan said...

What fun! I love tag sales, Flea Markets, thrift shops. I love "treasure hunting!"

Sue said...

haha

Stumpy is a real find!

;)

Tess Kincaid said...

Stumpy made me smile...

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