Welcome to my unfinished life!! My life has been a continuous series of unfinished projects, hobbies and interests that, well, I lost interest in. Road biking, guitar lessons, surfing, and yes, even tap dancing lessons. Similar to the Island of Misfit Toys, we refer to the garage as the Island of Lorie's Abandoned Endeavors. My hope is to learn to follow-thru a bit more on things, until I become at least proficient in something rather than mediocre at lots of things. Please join me on my journey as I try some new tricks and maybe pick up some old ones as well. I will blog about my travails and post some old stories of my prior mishaps as well. This includes abandoned boyfriends I lost interest in. My husband is lucky - he and the lazy cats are about the only thing I have managed to keep around!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some Things Don't Grow On Trees

 "I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree"... Joyce Kilmer

The Money Tree
The Money Tree
Oh, tell me what
I mean to thee

I'll shower you
with wealth galore
Untold riches
all in store

Boats and cars
and houses, too
Diamonds, gold
await for you

But Money Tree
my health is not fair
Sorry, ma'am
I can't help you there


  1. I can't help you there is a great ending line!

  2. Absolutely spot on! Good job finding a relatively simple way to say it isn't all about the money.

  3. Thanks, and yes, there are some things money can't buy :)

  4. I LOVE this poem! It is packed with a "punch!" Great job, Lorie!

  5. Thanks, Linda - I am so glad I joined this group!! I am reinspired to write!!

  6. There is so much truth to this poem! You can have all the money in the world, but if you don't have your health, what good does it do you??

    Love it!


  7. hey....lets chop the talking tree down!! : 0 hehe
    love this

  8. Thank you all!! This is so much fun. I had stopped writing for awhile - a dry spell, but this group has really been the boost I needed!! You are all such talented writers. I will try to read your blogs and comment more. I am just getting my feet wet here :)

  9. I enjoyed this a bunch! Well done. :O)

  10. Thanks, Word Nerd - anxiously awaiting the next topic!!

  11. This is cute. =D

    --Diana Jillian

  12. Spot on as British people say.

  13. There are some things all the money in the world, cannot buy!! Great post!! Jenn

  14. Very nice! Money can sure pay the bills when health fails, but it can't bring you health. That's for sure.


  15. Ain't that the truth, Theresa!! Thanks!