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Happy Fallappy

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hello new readers!!

I guess that pretty much covers anyone who reads this since this marks my first attempt at a blog of any sort.

Since I am starting this as a spur of the moment thing just (the day) before I head out on a missions trip to the promised land (Kelowna that is) and since I am in a hurry to pack I thought I would simply leave you with a story that I wrote some time ago entitled...

"THE HAPPY FALLAPPY"

















Enjoy.....



There once was a land far from here,
where the skies were clean and the water was clear.
The stars were clear and bright every night,
and the people that lived there were quite brightly white.

This land so clean and bright and clear,
was always able to bring people cheer.
The people of white were always quite happy.
that’s why they were known as the Happy Fallappy.

Then one day in the land of Fallappy,
Something happened that was really quite crappy.
On a clear crisp night when all was well,
Garoopy Goo came! From the sky it fell.

When the Fallappy arose from their sleep,
they say a sight that made them weep.

Their clean white skin was soiled in the night!
Garoopy Goo covered their skin once white!

This made the Fallappy no longer happy.
Unhappy they were the once Happy Fallappy.
For their once white skin they couldn’t get clean
Garoopy Goo had left them dirty, brown and green.

So, the once Happy Fallappy were doomed now unhappy,
except for one person the still happy Fallappy…Pappy.

The happy Pappy was not a bit soiled,
his skin as still white and not at all spoiled.

The happy Pappy was yet a smidgen upset,
for he saw the Fallappy and didn’t want them to fret.
So he set out a mission to tell the Fallappy
of how they again could be very happy.

He would start out small, tell only a few.
Pappy would tell them of the potion Sharoo.
This potion Sharoo was a potion of blue,
And it was guaranteed to rid you of goo.

So he went on his mission to tell only a few
And this is what he said as he gave them Sharoo:

“This is Sharoo a potion of blue
Drink it daily not one time but two.
Drink it up, drink it up, drink the Sharoo,
And that’s the last you will see of Garoopy Goo!”


So he told a few and they became white,
and they again became happy and their smiles were bright.
But as Pappy told some and those became happy,
he soon saw the need to tell all the Fallappy.

But he was just one and that wouldn’t do,
so he gathered up others ten more plus two.
He called them his Twelve as he sent them out,
But not before he told them what this was about:

“This is Sharoo a potion of blue
Drink it daily not one time but two.
Drink it up, drink it up, drink the Sharoo,
And that’s the last you will see of Garoopy Goo!
Now go and tell others about Sharoo.
Tell all the Fallappy of this potion of blue!”


So the Twelve went to tell the land of Fallappy
about Sharoo and how to be happy.
They told many thousands about the Sharoo,
and this is what they’d say, these ten plus two:

“This is Sharoo a potion of blue
Drink it daily not one time but two.
Drink it up, drink it up, drink the Sharoo,
And that’s the last you will see of Garoopy Goo!”

So they told many and they became white,
and they again became happy and their smiles were bright.
But as the twelve told many and those became happy,
they soon saw they couldn’t tell all the Fallappy.

So they went back unsettled to speak to Pappy,
and to think of a plan to tell all of Fallappy.
And after some time they thought of a plan,
of how to tell every woman and man.

They’d send out a message to all Happy Fallappy.
The message would be from the Twelve and from Pappy.
The message would say “TELL ALL OF SHAROO.”
And then it would give them some instructions too.

The message would tell them how to make Sharoo,
And give these instructions to any covered in goo.

“To make Sharoo take a pinch of Plath,
and a smidgen of Chica and a splash of Crath.
Put it together with Garriditty Crumb,
And mix it all up with some sun baked Shrumb,
Finish it up with a sprinkle of Yinkle,
And pour it in a glass that in moonlight will twinkle.
Then when your finished there will be with you
A potion that will surely rid you of goo.
This is Sharoo a potion of blue
Drink it daily not one time but two.
Drink it up, drink it up, drink the Sharoo,
And that’s the last you will see of Garoopy Goo!
Now go and tell other about the Sharoo,
Tell all the Fallappy of this potion of blue!”


The message was sent and obeyed too
And everyone learned of the potion Sharoo.
Garoopy Goo was beaten in the land of Fallappy
And every Fallappy again became Happy.

This was only as possible as the people who were bold.
And as the secret of Sharoo was able to be told.
if the Happy Fallappy hadn’t told the unhappy,
then they wouldn’t have heard and they’d still be crappy.

We’ve all had Garoopy Goo that’s been in our life.
We call it sin and it causes us strife.
Some know and some don’t of the potion Sharoo
It’s Jesus’ blood shed for me and for you.

So this is the message I have for you,
Go and tell others of your type of Sharoo.
Tell them about what has been told to you
Tell them how to get rid of the goo.

By Dave Carey





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  1. Anonymous Janet Jackson | 8:44 PM |  

    Okay, Dave...I absolutely love your story. You're like the Mennonite Brethren Dr. Seuss. This is too good not to share...I'm pretty sure I see a Children's Ministry skit in there somewhere...what do you say??

    Janet Jackson

  2. Blogger Dave | 8:09 AM |  

    Thanks Janet - glad you liked it - when the time is right and the story's applicable I could see it happening.

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