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Blue Monday: Keeping Watch

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A bust of the Virgin Mary, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
  


Mary, aren’t you weary yet
Of keeping watch by day and night?
Where we see only darkness,
It seems that you see only light.
  
If we were not so broken,
Perhaps we’d see things as you do;
But we’re the walking wounded,
Mary, and not at all like you.

  
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
  
   
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
  
 

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Blue Monday: Mary

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A statue of the Virgin Mary, Ajo, Arizona
 


Mary, are you feeling blue?
Are you feeling weary?
All the beggars come to you,
And their eyes are bleary.
 
Seeking favors from your hand,
They clamor and they shout.
Is it more than you can stand
To have them round about?
 
But your ways are not our ways,
Your hands are filled with grace,
Which you pour out on the strays
Of our ungrateful race.

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
 

Blue Monday: Pond and Wand

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Detail from a mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Between two tall cacti there lies a small pond.
Look in its depths and you might find a wand,
A wand that a wizard just can’t do without.
Say, aren’t you a wizard? If so, give a shout!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Ducks

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona

 


In the blue water three ducks take a swim,
The one in the middle’s a her or a him,
Or maybe it’s neither (though nobody knows),
But this I am sure of: that duck goes and goes!

 
Poem and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Elephant

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The base of a sundial at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


Whose back does the earth ride upon?
An elephant, raven, or swan?
Perhaps it’s a gannet
That holds up the planet
That all of us humans live on!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Musicians

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Mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


Musicians who play in the street?
Their music just cannot be beat!
Though joyful and glad
Or soulful and sad,
It’s better than any sheep’s bleat!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Wise Woman

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Mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


A wise woman watched from the wall
To see who would stumble and fall.
She offered them truth,
But no one, forsooth,
Accepted her offer at all.

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

   
More Poetry Pantry #378 at Poets United

Blue Monday: Cemetery Flowers

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Wellton Memorial Cemetery, Wellton, Arizona
 


The cemetery flowers
Are blue as blue can be,
Left by a son or daughter
In loving memory.
 
The brilliant desert sunshine,
Will fade the blue to grey,
And then the son or daughter
Will bring a new display.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Shopping Cart

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An abandoned shopping cart near Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


Food City has lost a blue cart,
Though no one has torn it apart.
It’s under a tree
In shadows, you see,
And not at the local food mart.

 
Photo and limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Padlock

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Padlock on a storage shed at Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


A padlock’s a marvelous thing
For keeping my treasure and bling
Away from a thief—
It’s such a relief
That I can do nothing but sing!

 
Photo and limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher