Tuesday, July 19, 2011

"First Aid Kit"

[Crayon bombs away in this "wishful" poetic excursion by Barbie Angell—& her drawing that accompanies it is quite remarkable!  Enjoy!]
First Aid Kit

I wish I had a band-aid
To cover up the earth.
To heal it and protect it.
To prepare it for rebirth.

I want to spray some Bactine
From sea to shining sea,
Then pour them all a Coke
And sing of what could be.

I’d love to write a ballad
And rock the world to sleep
And wrap their dreams like presents
As something they could keep.

I’d cry to fill the oceans
Or scream to kill the noise.
I’d read the poems of Silverstein
To all the girls and boys.

I’d give away my money
Or write the greatest book.
I’d quote E.F. Hutton every hour
If I could get them just to look. 

I’d take Robert Fulghum’s words to heart
And drop some Crayon bombs.
I’d invite the world to a potluck lunch
If it would make them get along.

Barbie Dockstader Angell
© 2009-present


  1. Ah if only crayon bombs were the worst we dropped. Alas no.

  2. Hi Alan: True indeed! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi Rene: I'd say it's a plan! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I LOVE THIS! Barbie! John! *WOW!* Just what I need today! Thank you! xoxo

  5. Hi Rach: Thanks for stopping by! It is a cool poem & I love the drawing. I was on the go today but I'm looking forward to checking out your new blog posts tomorrow!

  6. alan, so true, so very true.
    rene, yep. let's see if we can get someone with power to listen. :)
    john, thanks for your sweet words. :)


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