Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Too too utterly!

Wow.  Just got this from Deb, in a comment on Whole Planet Picnic Day- and it's way too wonderful to stay buried there-
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I couldn't resist taking at stab at a Whole Planet Picnic song to the Teddy Bear music. Just rough but feel free to edit.

"The Planet Picnic"

If you wander through Greenpa’s woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise
If you wander out in the woods today, you better go in disguise
For every Greenee that ever there was
Will gather there together because
Today’s the day the Whole Planet has their picnic.

If you partake of the fun today, and make the way through the bog
Folks trickle in, old and young, Smidgens, teenagers, dog
And run and skip and play and dance
With guitars, flutes, harmonicas per chance
Today’s the day the Whole Planet has their picnic.

And when the da-ark is creeping in, you better go grab your stick
For the biggest bonfire you’ve ever seen, will flame up in the nick
Weenies, marshmallows and S’Mores,
Jokes, guffaws, and ghostly stories
Today’s the day the Whole Planet has their picnic.

Don’t bring those things that pollute the world, no paper plates, plastic spoons
We’ll have more fun without that stuff while celebrating 20th June
And all the time we’ll breathe clean air
And twirl around with nary a care
Today’s the day the Whole Planet has their picnic.

If you meet Greenpa just pinch your nose or he will water your eyes
For he gave up baths for this Earth-Lent and now he’s attracting flies
For every Greenpa that ever there was
Will find a way to effuse because
Today’s the day the Whole Planet has their picnic.

As the evening deepens down, you’ll see all the fireflies
The frogs will hop, the children hunt, you’ll see the Frisbees glide
And homemade music will fill the air
And create traditions for the next year
Today’s the day the Whole Planet has their picnic.

As the big party starts to end, you’ll wonder how you survived
Without this reminder now and then that happiness is alive
It’s a lovely clear and summery day
And surely most of them are that way
Everyday the Whole Planet has a Picnic!

At midnight all will pull out their sleeping bags and go to bed
Because they’re tired little Greenee folks.


Deb
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:-)  Wow!  Deb, my dear, you totally get it.  Many many thanks.

This should provide inspiration for additional verses, don't you think?...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So glad you liked it. Just a little prezzie to thank you for all the reminders to stay involved AND laugh. I am a desk jockie with crises for horses. You, Crunchy and Thistle have been my teachers and my therapists.
Deb

Abbie said...

Um, just had to comment. You know the line that says "Watch them, catch them, unaware!" Well, my husband grew up singing "Watch them, catch them, underwear!" Maybe you can incorporate that somehow :)

WILDBLUESbysus said...

Greenpa,
Enjoy your blog and the Whole Planet Picnic idea.
Laughed 'til I cried when I read your Crunchy comment about raising grapes/racoons/commercial pee and the reaction of the animal neighborhood.
Thanks