Thursday, January 14, 2016

Said the Foot to the Eye--By Christine Tate--United States

Said the Foot to the Eye

One day some body parts, out of dissatisfaction,
decided they needed to take drastic action.
Said the foot to the eye, "let's trade places today,
I'll sneak a peek, while you walk away."

Said the hands to the mouth, "I'll be you for awhile",
the mouth tried to clap as the hands tried to smile.
Said the nose to the ear, "you can breathe today,
I want to hear what the voices say."

Confusion erupted, who couldn't guess?
they had concocted a dysfunctional mess!
"Stop this at once", the Lord interjected,
"you each have a purpose I have perfected."

"You need to perform in peaceful accord,
like a symphony orchestra", said the Lord.
I suppose you know what the last line will be,
I won't try to be you, so don't try to be me!

Christine Tate has been writing since 1994. She's the mother of 3 sons and has 8 grandchildren. She was widowed in 2007 and met her husband Artie, a widower with 6 children & 12 grandchildren, in a nursing facility where their mothers resided. They've been happily married 4 1/2 years. They describe their meeting as "God's divine appt." because of their faith, and the fact that they swore they'd never marry again. 


  1. I liked this poem very much! Fun and meaningful.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my poem & comment. It made me laugh too! Good wishes, Chris~

  2. Oh! This made for enjoyable reading, Christine, and it also comes with a lesson for life. Wishing you all the best. // paul

    1. Hi Paul. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my poem Paul. Thanks for commenting. Yes, a lesson for everyone! Good wishes to you, Chris~

  3. So true, so true. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Hope you have an inspirational and creative 2016--will look forward to seeing more of your work.

    1. From one Tate to another, Thanks Barbara, glad you enjoyed reading my poem & for leaving your kind words. Wishing you an inspirational & creative 2016 as well. Good wishes, Chris~

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    1. Thank you Jack for your nice comment. Best wishes to you..Chris~