Friday, August 6, 2010


To quick-read Part One, 
please click HERE!



The final sentence of last week's MAGPIE 25

Attorney said:
We are here to discuss with your mother privately her wishes for handling a prize of this size--it IS a lot of money, you know......is there a room with a lock where we may meet?


Said in a patronizing tone
Well, certainly so we do
It's where we go to be alone
A perfect place for you two

Into our basement and you'll find
Here enough furniture left behind
For your comfort, and quiet it is
You may now discuss your biz

(in sotto voce):

Dear Lady, I pulled all the cash out
It's all here in my briefcase
Can you quickly look about
For a safe hiding place?

Oh! Yes, I have the secret plan
It hasn't been used for years
This old flowerpot water can
Will relieve all our fears
That selfish son and 

Gold-digging wife
Would find any of it--
Searching all their life. 

Let us go now
With this, our vow:
No matter if, or when there is a quest
None will be told of our water pot--it is blest
Shhhhhhhhh, now!

HEY WIFE, those flowers in our yard out back
Need a bit of water--they really lack. 
So call me when dinner is ready.
I'll help my mother on steps, to steady

Dear selfish son went to water the flowers, 
whistling and smiling to himself. He was 
so much happy this day, millions of dollars happy 
as he grabbed the watering can--
out the back door, almost ran 
to the rear of his car. 

He then opened the trunk to quickly
dump the contents, and all fell so neatly onto the trunk floor.  Son's smile turned to frown, frustration, anger, bewilderment. What rushed, gushed out of the watering can was....PURE WATER!


NOTE:   This was inspired by Willow's blog Magpie Tales. Please go visit for more creative poems, stories etc! And join in, so simple, almost rule-free--most of all IT IS FUN!!!! Go to  FUN for quick information....


steveroni said...

This IS fun!!!

Jingle said...

nice one!

Helen said...

Installment '2' .. did not disappoint! Nicely written.

JStar said...

:) I like this...

AngelMay said...

Ahhhh....Sweet, SWEET Water! :)

drybottomgirl said...

Steveroni- musician, poet, writer, friend....you are a true renissance man :)

Sam Liu said...

Fun, charming and a truly enjoyable read. A winning tale all round, Steveroni :D

Brian Miller said...

nice continuation steve...like that pure water ending...

sheri said...

ha! serves his right, the greedy fool! hope mom left right away to the nearest bank ;)
you truly know how to make me smile, my friend! a wonderful magpie and a great continuance from last week.

Fireblossom said...

That's interesting, because my original idea for my magpie involved hiding money in the watering can, too. I didn't end up using that idea, though.

Thank you for your kind words at my blog. I guess you'll be meeting one of my best bloggy buds soon, yes?

kathew said...

HAH! Perfecto!

Claudia said...

indeed a nice one Steve - all hopes splashed like poured out water...
Have a great Saturday!

Maha said...

poor guy!
Your style was very original in here.

Angeles said...

I met a man who kept dollars in an old drawer, one day his wife was cleaning and threw the box ..............

I don't know who is the anonymous who left this poem in my post, but it's nice.

Have a Good weeken!! and enjoy the water ..!

Good story you ever teaches us ...
kisses and smiles:)

Angeles said...

Sorry I mean:
you always teach us.

covnitkepr1 said...

The LOVE of money...the root of all evil. Serves him right.
Thanks for the follow and the gracious comment.
I have been a follower of yours for some time now but the following wedget isn't working right so I'll move my avatar to the front just to make sure.

Scott said...

kool, 'roni!

Lyn said...

Good! I don't trust any of them..fun and clever!!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

It IS fun! Inspired stories are lots of fun!

See ya soon!

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

willow said...

Heehee...love this!

Tumblewords: said...

I love good endings - this has it!

Syd said...

Hopefully outsmarted the greedy son and wife.

Caroline said...

You are a wonderful writer!!!

DJ said...

Excellent ~

RNSANE said...

Oh, I am clapping whole heartedly. What a wonderful ending for this selfish son!

Agneta said...

Love your sensual & personal style. Thank you for this 'word gift'. You have a lot of glow in your pen!!

I also liked your lovely comment on my blog!

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

Felicitas said...

Money really does bring out the crazy in people! But you told the tale brilliantly!

Lena said...

Part two is great, too! I can just picture that water gushing out.....!

signed...bkm said...

Very clever...indeed...bkm

PattiKen said...

It serves him right. Delightful and very clever Magpie.