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Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

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Unlike those online who lie and hide behind fake photos and insanely fabricated stories, I'm a real person. I'm real and I don't pretend to be someone I'm not. After years of putting up with online abuse by manipulative, pathological liars, attention whores or narcissists, I've had it. Don't bother me with pathetic drama. I have no time for these types of people and their need to absorb others' time and attention.

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For the Oceans,
Suzanne

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Herd of Bees

A Herd of Bees

Copyright Jim Willis 2001, all rights reserved

(From his best-selling book Pieces of My Heart – Writings Inspired by Animals and Nature)

http://www.crean.com/jimwillis


A flock of seagulls may frost you

with dollops of green and white,

a murder of crows may frighten you

with caws in the middle of night.

A gaggle of geese may warn you

of winter’s approaching gloom,

but a swarm of bees is unwelcome,

unless you give ‘em plenty of room.

A shrewdness of apes may impress you,

their brains like ours on a par,

a pace of asses might strike you,

with just how like us they are!

A quiver of cobras might evict you,

unless a kettle of hawks is about,

but an intrusion of (shudder) cockroaches

is very difficult to rout out!

A bed of oysters may lull you

with the temptation to take a nap,

a rhumba of rattlesnakes is definitely not

something you’d want in your lap.

A clamour of rooks may clamor,

a host of sparrows may host,

but if you’re having a party, you wouldn’t invite

a flink (twelve cows at the most).

A clutch of chicks may grip you,

a clowder of cats detain,

a trip of goats impede you from

your composure to maintain.

A cete of badgers may unnerve you,

a culture of bacteria invade,

but a band of gorillas won’t hurt you,

though they’re liable to upset your maid.

A yoke of oxen may tow you

should you suffer a breakdown,

an unkindness of ravens won’t help you

catch a lift to the nearest town.

A string of ponies might squire you

along a country road,

and an army of frogs will strike you as

not as quiet as a dead toad.

A smack of jellyfish may accost you,

a mob of kangaroos might, too,

a gang of elk could alarm you,

a horde of gnats you might rue.

A stud of mares might confuse you,

a bouquet of pheasants, too,

but a charm of finches won’t bother you,

unless they decide to nest in your “do.”

A husk of hares could tell you,

where to find delicious corn,

a lamentation of swimming swans

might sound like blaring horns.

A pod of porpoises can outswim

your best efforts, you must admit,

and a skulk of foxes won’t ever tell

where they’ve hidden their kits.

A wisp of snipes might swipe you,

a dray of squirrels annoy,

a flock of swifts might swat you,

mustering storks bring bundles of joy.

A bevy of quail might warn you

about a swarm of rats,

and there’s few things cuter in this world

than a kindle of baby cats.

And as you attempt to memorize,

study hard to learn the groups,

you’ll learn a pack from a pod,

and not to call a team a troop.

When you’re done you may figure out

that most don’t give a clue,

which is why animals are often smarter

than a Congress of humans – ‘tis true!

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