Why You Must Listen Better

My Grandfather was a hoot! He learned to play the piano at a young age and then went on to learn many other instruments as well. He became a music teacher and even played saxophone in Jazz band.

While visiting him, he always had fun things to tell us grand kids. This was one of my favorite poems he would recite to us. He had many animated jesters to go with the lines. Too, too funny.

funny-man

When God gave out heads,

I thought He said Beds,

and I asked for a soft one.

When God gave out looks,

I thought He said books,

and I didn’t want any.

When God gave out noses,

I thought He said roses

and I asked for a large, red one.

When God gave out ears,

I thought He said beers,

and I asked for two big ones.

When God gave out chins,

I thought He said gins,

and I asked for a double.

When God gave out brains,

I though He said trains

and I said I’d take the next one.

When God gave out legs,

I though He said kegs,

So I ordered two fat ones.

Since then I’m trying to listen better. =-)

*I tried to find an author to this to no avail. Please correct me if you do!

35 thoughts on “Why You Must Listen Better

  1. that is a super fabulous poem and there is a lot of truth inside…. I love the wisdom our grandfathers shared with us and what my grampy said was law for me as I was a kid. He played in a polka band once (trombone) and I loved the stories he told me about his time as he played at The Ranch, the most notorious dive of our area :o)

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    • Thanks!
      I loved all the crazy things he taught me.
      I bet our grandpappies would have had a blast jamming out!
      Mine also was a band leader at a popular haunt in Chicago called the Aragon Ball Room. It’s still around for concerts, but used to be a dance hall.

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