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Poetry: Men V. Women

As many of you know, due to some recent circumstances I have begun to again write poetry. While the jury is still out on my ability, I thought today’spost would look at the differences between men and women in describing what they want in a partner. These are not only beautiful but insightful as well. Please excuse the fact that I have forsaken humor for contrast and I hope you at least enjoy thinking about these two poems.

Before I lay me down to sleep,
I pray for a man who's not a creep,
One who's handsome, smart and strong.
One who loves to listen long,
One who thinks before he speaks,
One who'll call, not wait for weeks.
I pray he's rich and self-employed,
And when I spend, won't be annoyed.
Pull out my chair and hold my hand.
Massage my feet and help me stand.
Oh send a king to make me queen.
A man who loves to cook and clean.
I pray this man will love no other.
And relish visits with my mother.

I pray for a deaf-mute gymnast…

Blues' Rules

OK, SXSW ( is happening and below is a great list of what is and is not considered “Blues.” As an FYI, I have been participating in an entrepreneurial event called RISE Austin (, and I have to say it gives me pause and great hope for this country and world to see so many enthusiastic, brilliant people pursuing their dreams. Hell, isn’t that what life is all about anyway? OK, this post also lets you “design” your own blues name. For the next two weeks mine is “Crippled Key-Lime Jackson.” You will understand when you get to it. Have a super day, turn on some music, and just be grateful that at least one person in the world loves you. I am!! Love ya, Crippled Key-Lime Jackson.

1. Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning..."

2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, unless you stick something nasty in the next line like, "I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town."

3. The Blues is simple. After you get the…