Sunday, December 30, 2012

Concrete Manatees

Another poem based on photos from my Florida trip.



Concrete Manatees

I can't stop wondering how this came to be.
Why would a person wake up one day 
and decide, "My mailbox should be held up by... 
a concrete manatee!"

And what's more, is that, 
they didn't stop there
with that random oddity.
They decided on not one, but THREE!
Two little ones and one BIG 
concrete manatee.

Is the mail that arrives 
better somehow
when it is cradled in the flippers 
of a beady-blue-eyed, 
cement sea cow?
























And then, just a short way down the street
another mailbox caught my eye
there on bent- pipe stilt legs
a pink flamingo was standing by!
























There must be something 
in the air by the sea
to cause these bouts of whimsy.
These poor folks just lose their heads
in random flights of fantasy!

36 comments:

  1. How funny! I really like the pink flamingo!

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  2. Nice! I loved that pink flamingo too. HAPPY NEW YEAR! sandie

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  3. How odd... lol

    I thought I had your blog emailed to me, I am going to have to sign up again... I missed reading your blog Connie (Daisy) :)

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  4. Cute poem about these oddities!
    I vote for the Flamingo:)

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  5. Those look like so much fun! I bet the mail carrier can't help but smile every time they deliver the mail.

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  6. Very nice poems and the pics as well.. Happy New Year My Friend.. I'm honored to have found you..

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  7. Cute poem.... LOVE it... AND--those mailboxes are clever.... Wow---who would have 'thunk' it?????? ha ha

    Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Daisy, those are super cute. I am glad you enjoyed your time in my state. Blessings.

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  9. Thanks all for visiting here and for your kind comments. These mailboxes made me laugh. So random and whimsical. :-D

    Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

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  10. Great poem...and what interesting, cute mailboxes!!
    Happy New Year, Daisy! Stay warm!
    Cindy

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  11. To a wonderful new year - 2013! sandie♥

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  12. Thank you, Cindy! Thank you, Sandie! Happy New Year to you both. :D

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  13. And, how lucky those folks are, Connie, that they can still see the humor in life and flaunt it too. And, it certainly does give the mail folks some variety which is a great thing! Happy New Year to you!

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  14. Creative cute mailbox blending with great poem. Happy New Year 2013.

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  15. Wonderful! Wishing you a blessed New Year!

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  16. Beautiful poem!! I love Manitees. Happy New Year :)

    ~Keith

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  17. It would be even more odd if there was a collection of manatees holding a mailbox in Montana! A lot of mailboxes up here are tractors :)

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  18. Beatrice, I love that people are willing to share their sense of humor with the world like that too. Made me smile to see them anyway. Happy New Year! :D

    Happy New Year, Bananaz! Thank you!

    Thank you, Kathleen! Wishing you many blessings too. :)

    Thank you, Keith, and thank you for visiting and commenting here. Happy New Year to you! :)

    Karen, I guess it somewhat makes sense that the manatees would be in a Florida beach community, but they still made me laugh. We have quite a few tractor mailboxes around Ohio too (corn and soybean country). Happy New Year to you, my friend! :-)

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  19. Only in Florida! Maybe they work at the zoo? Happy New Year to yo uand your family!!

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  20. I didn't think of that, Autumn, but maybe so! Thank you and happy New Year to you too. :-)

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  21. Oddly, I think mail held by concrete manatees is probably more fun to receive, somehow...

    :-)

    Or not. Minnesota, after all, has mailboxes shaped like large-mouth bass...

    Pearl

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  22. HA! Pearl, I would expect mail coming out of a large mouth bass to smell a little fishy! Come to think of it, I would imagine manatees have a somewhat fishy smell too! :-)

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  23. Ha! I like the poem. I don't get the manatees but I suppose it's whimsical if nothing else. I would be afraid they would eat all my mail. On second thought, that would be okay, too, since most of it is junk and bills.

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  24. Thanks, Cary. :-)

    Most of my mail is junk and bills too. The manatees can have it!

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  25. NOT only in Florida. We have seen big bass fish mailboxes here, and even a bicycle mailbox, and golf ball mailbox. Creative people are everywhere. Wouldn't want it next door, but these are fun to look at.

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  26. lol....love this...It reminds me of a video a friend made with all the different mailboxes she found...and she put the music to it.."wait a minute mr. postman." Have a great first thursday of 2013!!!

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  27. Linda, I think a bicycle mailbox sounds kind of cool! I wouldn't mind having it next door, but then, I'm easily amused. :D

    Sarah, that sounds like a fun video! Great song to put with it. Mailboxes like those would make a postman's day more interesting, I bet. :)

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  28. How fun! Now I feel bad about my plain black mailbox!

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  29. Happy New Year!! I love the mailboxes, some people are so clever! On my travels this summer I will see if I notice any funs ones to share with you. :)

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  30. Karen, my mailbox is a plain black one too. :-) Maybe I should paint some daisies on it. Haha!

    Laura, sure, I'd love to hear about them. Happy New Year to you and your family! :-)

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  31. That is so cute! Some folks are so artistic.

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  32. Hi Coloring Outside. Yes they are! Thank you for visiting and commenting here. Nice to meet you. :-)

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  33. I liked the pink flamingo also. Not sure about the concrete manatees lol... When my SIL lived in Fl she had a soldier made out of flower pots on her lawn. They like to decorate their yards they do. LJ

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  34. Lady Jane, a soldier made out of flower pots?--that sounds creative! :-D

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  35. Delightful! Wow who would have thunk (concrete manatee). One expects a flamingo in Florida but the other, ha. Loved reading your poem/commentary on it.

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  36. Thanks, Sandy. :-)

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