One Bright Day….

A couple of posts I read today, reminded me of a ditty I was taught long ago – I shall type it out as I remember it and THEN go look it up and see if I can find it –

Simply because? I was taught various ditties over the ages, that were the ‘cleaned up for children/polite society’ only to learn later, upon trying to link, directly to it?

The whole thing was much darker and full of adult humor than even I, in my adulting years, and cursing ways, was okay with ‘reposting’ for consumption – LOL

One bright day, in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.

Back to back they faced each other.
Drew their swords and shot each other.

The deaf policeman heard the noise,
And came and killed the two dead boys.

If you don't believe what I say is true.
Ask the blind man, he saw it too.

Okay – I looked at a couple of sites – one that had a thread full of versions and one that tried to find the ‘origin’ of the poem/story –

I leave it to you, to do your own search and read which of the many sites refer to it, threads that discuss it.

For me?

It comes to mind often, when I see vastly conflicting news or views while ‘out and about reading in cyber land’ and neither sides’ version of events is really making total sense to me – – 😀

2 thoughts on “One Bright Day….”

  1. I had never heard of that prose. I’m not sure it would be wise for me to give my interpretation. I’m long-tired of being politically correct and I’ve never been one to put on the kidskin gloves to cushion my words for those who get hurt feelings over nearly everything. It surely is a dark bit of work… I like it actually.

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    1. It is dark – it is non-rational, it is funny in it’s lack of congruence (for years! YEARS I tell you, I have blathered about things being incongruent, or the incongruency of something – only to finally discover (via spell check hard arse ways!) INCONGRUENCY not even a real word as recognized in common dictionary/thesaurus land! But, in the end, To me? I GET sometimes that we each, as humans, cannot bear, nor are strong enough to wade into the dark side – without fear of destruction – but to me? I’ve spent a lifetime of adulting it, trying to learn, “how can I explore the depths of the dark that strike us all at one time or another, through Life in general, to find the wisdom, the gifts it delivers, WITHOUT getting lost within it, or driving myself mad? It continues to be my quest – I thought of this ditty, in a way that – yes, it is dark, especially against the current context of so many trending, mainstream topics, at least here in the USA – but I suspect, a layer lower, across all of humankind existense once we thrived enough to be both successful and started to fear resource availability to ‘us and our own’ given the success of other neighbors – sigh – You didn’t expound – but I chose to – :D. To me? In ALL of this short ditty – I find all those ‘connections/thoughts/memories of history” from long ago and my own life – :D. And, light-hearted enough, and silly enough, overall – to put out into the wild to see what/who attacks it, embraces it, or says, “WTF? I don’t get it??!?” – -Just because, overall, I’m curious to see what evolves out of it and what is said – It has meaning for me, but I’m sure, my particular meaning of it doesn’t, in anyway, match up with every other human in the world – 😀

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