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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
 
 
 

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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
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Crushed Can

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A discarded beverage can, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


 
Photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Rocket Ship

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Mural in Artists Alley, Ajo, Arizona
 


My rocket ship is blasting off—
Won’t you come with me?
We’ll sail a million miles or more
Through a starry sea,
 
Where deep within the Milky Way
Weird fish blink and gleam,
And fishers tell the strangest tales
As they wait and dream.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Doormat

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Doormat at the entrance to my classroom, Yuma County, Arizona
 


The doormat’s getting gritty,
It’s time to take a broom,
And sweep away the sand grains
Before they trash the room.
 
I like to have a classroom
That’s free of grit and sand,
A place that welcomes students—
At least, that’s what I’ve planned!

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Gears

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Detail from a mural, Prescott Public Library, Prescott, Arizona
 


Round and round and round they go,
Sometimes fast and sometimes slow.
Gears are turning here and there,
Gears are turning everywhere!
 
They can turn a Ferris wheel,
They can turn a shaft of steel;
They can make Big Ben run true,
Raise and lower great locks too.
 
Gears are turning here and there,
Gears are turning everywhere;
Made to grind, but not to blast,
Gears can move both slow and fast.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Flower

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Blue flower: detail of a decorative wreath for sale in a New Mexico gift shop
 


Flower of cloth with petals of blue,
It never pains me to look at you.
 
The more I look, the better I feel.
My life must be on an even keel.

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Beware

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Warning sign at a rest area on Interstate 8, Southern Arizona
 


Watch out for the critters that like to take bites
From parts of your body on dark desert nights!
 
Watch out for the rattlers and scorpions too,
Because if you’re bitten, we’ll surely miss you!

 
Photo and poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
 

Blue Monday: Shoe

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Lost shoe, somewhere in California
 


A runner slipped out of her shoe—
A pity, because it is blue.
Her foot is now bare,
She’s nothing to wear
Until she buys footwear anew.

 
Photo and limerick © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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