Friends enrich me...
I am lucky in my friends, and each enriches me in different ways. Here’s one treasure from
“The Farmer’s Life” via Futility Closet by Greg Ross on 2/19/09
The farmer leads no E Z life; The C D sows will rot; And when at E V rests from strife His bones all A K lot.
In D D has to struggle hard To E K living out: If I C frosts do not retard His crops there’ll B A drought.
The hired L P has to pay Are awful A Z, too; They C K rest when he’s away, Nor N E work will do.
Both N Z can not make to meet, And then for A D takes Some boarders who so R T eat & E no money makes.
Of little U C finds this life; Sick in old A G lies. The debts he O Z leaves his wife. And then in P C dies.
– Anonymous, The Indiana School Journal, August 1886
I had written something on the same lines:
Allergy in the Letters of the English Alphabet
September 4th, 2007 Feeling rather down tod-A My ear looks as if it was stung by a B Out of my right eye I can hardly C Normally my health is robust and har-D Health issues don't normally trouble m-E Today, though, I feel blind and d-F All because of this aller-G Which, in Africa, I seemed to c-H Sometimes it's itching of the I My mood is just as blue as a J My spirits on the floor along with the par-K This allergy seems to have come from L With sneezing, and lots of phl-M I wish the doctor would tell me wh-N I will be myself again! O, That I could be bright once more, and hap-P The doc would get a big than-Q If I could keep from sneezing for 30 minutes...or an R That would make me happy,I conf-S. I would behave with sani-T Instead of hiding from people's v-U As I scratch and look comtase and hea-V (Hmm..I don't know how to write the W In my literary muscles I don't have fl-X!) I feel so dull..I wonder Y I have to struggle with this aller-Z... (Oh, do you pronounce Z as Z? OK, there's that pronounciation, instead!)
I like word-play…and letter-play, too! :)