Blanche Evridge
Blanche Evridge

HINMATO'OWYALAHTQ'IT

HINMATO'OWYALAHTQ'IT Chief Joseph

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Hin-may-too-yah-lat-kekt,
I'd like to shake your hand,
To thank you for the Honor
You bestowed on ravaged land.


To stand against those savages,
To watch their hateful greed,
Yet be so diplomatic
When your People were in need!

You are not forgotten!
Your words we still recall.
Your legacy: Overcome;
Human Rights for ALL.

Along with Sister Teresa
Dalai Lama, Doctor King...
Eloquence is freedom,
And your thoughts will ever sing!

"From when the sun now stands,
I'll fight no more forever."
Your heart of selfless actions
Kept your People all together.

Honored Chieftain Joseph,
The peace pipe we should smoke.
I'd like to be your People...
Cuz mine are such a joke!

"It does not require many words to speak the truth." Chief Joseph. Nez Perce Tribe

(on a plaque, Epcot Center, Walt Disney World, Florida)

 

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A PONDERING

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Midnight in Missouri;

A possum in a tree
Hanging there just like the way
My man got took from me.

He didn't really need that horse.
He owned a decent mare
With lots of git and gumption
And shiny Chestnut hair.

And he didn't really need that cow.
I milk one morn & night
In between my paying jobs
Teaching kids to read and write.

And he didn't really need that gal,
Mr. Johnson's pretty wife!
He had one here to tend the farm
It seems like all my life.

I ponder here beneath the trees
While chiggers climb my legs.
If a man ain't got no troubles
It seems he goes and begs.

Midnight in Missouri;
Armadillos prod the dirt,
Smelling bugs beneath the mound
That buries all my hurt.


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APRIL FOOLS...
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How I've been an April Fool -
Believing in your Love...
Silken Skin - (deceptively) -
Was just a Rubber Glove.

Like Oleo - I spread you thick
Upon my homemade bread...
Little knowing CHEMISTRY...
Made you the "Cheaper Spread"!!!

THANK GOD for April Showers
To wash your tracks away.
YOU were Salty Bouillon Cubes...
While...I deserve Mole'.


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A MOVING SITUATION
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Just like my bowels,
Every morning...
My brain takes a dump.

I go to bed
Being Einstein...
But wake as Forest Gump.


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"UNEQUIVOCALLY DE "BOTCHED"

UNEQUIVOCALLY DE-BOTCHED

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Dedicated to brother Charlie & cousin Allyn as per my never-ending query:
The male equivalent of Bitch is...? (Well....Ta Da!!!!!!)



Oh, Gentle Sirs, I love thee well; pure hearts so kind and free,
I write thee now to summarize my queried quandary.

Cuz e'er so oft, this bleary life makes "Bitches" stub a toe,
To beg us dally - pull us down, where the bitter Dregs doth go.

The Dregs portray a quaint facade, in fact, they act as clones-
As they peck and vomit o'er our maggot-whitened bones.

How original! Quite the notion! (I'll cut another notch):
Sirs...people like a "Bitchy"-Lass...but no one needs a "Botch".

The Botched-Up dig their holes too small; how whilst their Egos fit?
Shall we shovel not the soil, but pails of Chicken Shit?

Shall bands of cosmos-tologists sing and praise ye Gods,
Praying they can fix the souls of soon-to-be Earth Clods?

Harken now, Dear Gentlemen, let's kick them in the crotch,
Stating now the equivalent to "Bitch" is plainly "Botch".

Hail to thee. Hail to me. Hail to the Pinchbeck Watch.
Now come thee here. Sit thee down. Let's lick a spot of Scotch.