Friday, January 25, 2013

Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes

by Catherine Giordano

Today I posted to the News Print Poetry 2012 blog.  I dug into the archives for an unposted poem about Burmese pythons written on August 14, 2012. Read the poem.

Burmese pythons in the Everglades is big news right now. The state of Florida is sponsoring the “Great Python Challenge to try to reduce the numbers of these snakes in Florida. It’s a one-month hunting season for pythons with a prize of $1,500 for whoever kills the most and a $1,000 prize for whoever gets the largest. 

The challenge continues until February 10, 2013, so you still have a chance to try to collect a prize. And even if you don't win the prize, you might get a nice pair of snakeskin shoes out of it.

You can shoot the snakes or chop off their heads.  But be careful out there—over 1,000 hunters have entered the contest. It might get a little crowded.

Maybe posting some of the extra poems I did and never posted is a way to keep the blog going now that it is 2013. I’ve gotta keep posting and trying and maybe, someday in some way, this blog will lead to a payday. Mama needs a new pair of shoes.

P.S. I had to do this post because I needed an excuse to show these shoes. Aren't they great.

P. P.S.
One way you can help with the payday is to click on the shopping cart on the left when you want to buy something from amazon. You can even by shoes. Snakeskin shoes. CLICK HERE to see more snakeskin shoes.

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