Green Alligators and Unicorns...  

LustyTaurus 48M  
12038 posts
7/30/2006 1:19 pm

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Green Alligators and Unicorns...

A long time ago, when the Earth was green
There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen
They'd run around free while the Earth was being born
And the loveliest of all was the unicorn

There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn


The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain
And He says, "Stand back, I'm going to make it rain"
He says, "Hey Noah, I'll tell you what to do
Build me a floating zoo, and take some of those...

Green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
Don't you forget My unicorns


Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
He marched the animals two by two
And he called out as they came through
Hey Lord,

I've got green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I'm so forlorn
I just can't find no unicorns"


And Noah looked out through the driving rain
Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling
Oh, them silly unicorns

There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Noah cried, "Close the door because the rain is falling
And we just can't wait for no unicorns"


The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
That's why you never see unicorns to this very day

You'll see green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you're born
You're never gonna see no unicorns


The words above are song lyrics for "The Unicorn" by a group called "The Irish Rovers"

It popped into my head this morning like songs do from time to time, and it brought back memeories from when I was a kid and first heard the song.

I remember being angry at the Unicorns for being so stupid and not getting on the damn boat. How fun would it have been to have a pet unicorn?

They were supposed to be so smart...


Can you live with the consequences of your actions?

Are you prepared to die for them?

What do you think history will say?

Do you care?


.LUSTYTAURUS


willing2tryit42 40M
1141 posts
7/30/2006 1:41 pm

Most of my actions..... I would die for! ..... I doubt history gives a rats ass about me playing air guitar, naked, when I get out the shower!!!


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 10:56 pm:
I don't know about that...isn't there like a naked air guitar player's hall of fame or something?...

rm_pagan380 64M
4405 posts
7/30/2006 1:52 pm

My answer to your lyrical question;

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, Ill say it clear,
Ill state my case, of which Im certain.

Ive lived a life thats full.
Ive traveled each and every highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, Ive had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, Im sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

Ive loved, Ive laughed and cried.
Ive had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No, oh no not me,
I did it my way.

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!

Thanks to Frank

Truly,


Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.

Digambara


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 10:57 pm:
Excellent response Pagan...thankyou.

twirly_girl 47F

7/30/2006 2:04 pm

Unicorns are supposed to represent the pure of heart and the innocent. If Noah had saved a couple of them, they would have been murdered by poachers.

As for your questions... I'll just point to Truly's post. "ditto".


-Nikki


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 10:57 pm:
sad but probably true 69...

Theflinkychick 105F

7/30/2006 2:04 pm

Why is it that every time I have a conversation about a song, it shows up shortly in someone's blog? I'm starting to wonder if I'm psychic, or if I have been listening to George Nhoury too much. (Maybe that should be psycho?)

Btw, I love this song. It was written by one of my favorite people, Shel Silverstein, who also wrote "A Boy Named Sue" and a several well loved and often banned books of children's poems. ("Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Giving Tree" and "The Missing Piece" among others.)

To answer your questions...

Can you live with the consequences of your actions?
Yes, and if the only thing my daughters have learned from me is to be accountable for their actions I will be satisfied.
Are you prepared to die for them?
Yes, I would hope that I never do anything that made this necessary.
What do you think history will say?
About me? Most likely nothing, if anything survives I would wish it to be my poetry.
Do you care?
I used to, not anymore. The only legacy that I count on leaving behind is that I did my best and learned all that I was supposed to learn while I'm still breathing.

I want a unicorn for a pet too. I've had to settle for some glass figurines, but I am STILL looking for a live one. I have to believe that somehow unicorns are here somewhere. How about you?

Not all who wander are lost.


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:01 pm:
thanks for your response...Do I believe in Unicorns?...no, but I believe in the idea of Unicorns, and I also believe that most myth and legend has its roots in some truth.

moonlightphoenix 45F
6508 posts
7/30/2006 2:11 pm

My daughter was sooooo excited when we moved into our cabin so she could finally find the unicorns in the woods.

I live with the consequences of my actions every day. All day, every day. I also live with the consequences of the actions of others. All day, every day.

I am prepared to die for certain ones. Certainly not all of them. I'm not really in a rush to die.

I think history will be as clueless as the present. The past was as clueless as our current present, why continue to hope?

I care.


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:03 pm:
It is odd what things get carried forward from the past, and I am certainly not prepared to die for every stupid thing I have ever done or have yet to do either!!

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
7/30/2006 2:44 pm

Can you live with the consequences of your actions?

Well, I have up til this point anyway. Thats a horrible story btw, poor unicorns. Why didnt God throw them some water wings or something?


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:04 pm:
If that story is true, I've wondered the same thing.

Cowboy_Deluxe 38M

7/30/2006 3:06 pm

I would stake myself for myself every damn time for everyday..no matter the cost.

A pet unicorn? I would rather have a baby Raptor..now talk about a damn smart pet.


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:05 pm:
If a Raptor fought a Unicorn who would win??

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
7/30/2006 3:52 pm

Can you live with the consequences of your actions?

Is there any choice but to?

Are you prepared to die for them?

Yes. As a free-flyer I do a dangerous sport and know fellow flyers who have died. Firstly, every time I launch I bear that possibility in mind. Secondly, because free-flying is such a powerful metaphor for life itself, that awareness carries over.

What do you think history will say?

Bugger all! I'm not cut out for greatness, thank god.

Do you care?

Nope!

warm


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:08 pm:
I believe the inability to live with the consequences of our actions is what leads (in part at least) to suicides...so I would say yes we have a choice, but I understand your thought.

Cool choice of sport!!!...I am as aware of the risks you take as a non-flyer can be. We have had pilots die in local air shows here.

rm_cru1972 44M
4407 posts
7/30/2006 5:45 pm

Can you live with the consequences of your actions? I live with them every fucking day. And I do it well

Are you prepared to die for them? If I was not prepared to die for my convictions I would not have them.

What do you think history will say? Chris WHO?

Do you care? All I care is that my son has strong values, and is able to stand up for himself


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:08 pm:
those are good values Cru...

lustcurious42 56F

7/30/2006 6:08 pm

You made me smile.........I loved that song and hadn't thought of it in quite a while. And now it is dancing through my head, and with that thought, I am going to go and dance throughout my house singing that crazy song until my kids yell, "Mom, what is wrong with you?????" Off I go........it shouldn't take long


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:10 pm:
I love the song too..it probably holds more meaning to me than the writer ever intended but that's the power of music I guess.

FrankPicasso 52M

7/30/2006 6:21 pm

Hey, man. All it takes is the neighbor's dog, some duct tape, and ear of corn, and voila! Instant unicorn ... not that I'd ever do that, mind you ... uhm ... yeah ... I'd never do that ...

Can you live with the consequences of your actions? Yes, but only with some serious medication.

Are you prepared to die for them? Only after I do just one last load of laundry. Clean socks mean everything in this regard.

What do you think history will say? Mostly Harmless. (Gotta love Douglas Adams, huh?)

Do you care? Bugger!


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:14 pm:
Don't forget the clean underwear...

silverbreeze2 65F

7/30/2006 8:52 pm

I'm feeling real bad about the unicorns!
Yes, I live with the consequences of my life and the rest of my family.
Yes, I would die for them.
I don't think history will say a thing and I really don't care.
It has been one hell of a ride though!


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:17 pm:
I can say much of the same things Silver...

__poet__ 45M
3583 posts
7/30/2006 9:17 pm

1. No regret ever...

2. I would die for anything I believe in...

3. That he found his soul-mate (thanks for stopping into my little corner to hide...

4. Of course I do. I think? lmao...

"There are no shortcuts to life's greatest achievements; therefore we take these risks not to escape life but to prevent life from escaping us!"poet
Come visit my little corner to hide...


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:19 pm:
Your soulmate is looking for you too...just be sure you're ready and that you'll recognize her when she shows up...

catseyes23 61F

7/30/2006 9:32 pm

"Can you live with the consequences of your actions?"
I think I can say yes to that. You've just burst my bubble about Unicorns-they have wings and can fly. Must be out there somewhere...


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:19 pm:
I guess in my heart of hearts I'd like to believe that Unicorns are around somewhere cats...

MoutnainGirl 37F

7/30/2006 9:55 pm

    Quoting twirly_girl:
    Unicorns are supposed to represent the pure of heart and the innocent. If Noah had saved a couple of them, they would have been murdered by poachers.

    As for your questions... I'll just point to Truly's post. "ditto".

Poachers would have killed Unicorns long ago.. how true and sad that is.

As for living with the consequences of my actions.. what is the alternative?

Dying for them.. depends on what the actions are.. defending someone I love in a robbery and taking their place? Yes.. stepping out in front of a bus to pick up a quarter I dropped? No..

What will history say? Lots of things.. but not a damn thing about me. Who am I? How many President’s of the good ole USA do we not know the names of that have made a difference for us? Although I am someone, I am no one to the eyes of history.

Do I care? Sometimes I do, but as long as I still make a difference with the people around me and keep being a positive influence, that’s all that really does matter.


Moutnain Girl

Visit my blog: MoutnainGirl


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:21 pm:
That's an excellent and well thought response Girl...thankyou...

rm_sexxikritter 52F
2715 posts
7/30/2006 9:57 pm

Can you live with the consequences of your actions?
Absolutely.
Are you prepared to die for them?
NO, the only thing I am prepared to lay down my life for is my son.
What do you think history will say?
Not thinking anyone's gonna be writing about me in history books. I do hope that those who know me will remember me fondly and with a smile.


LustyTaurus replies on 7/30/2006 11:22 pm:
I hear you, some things I would die for, like protecting my kids...and I guess I'm a little introspective right now about choices yet to come.

canyaz 48F
17087 posts
7/31/2006 6:08 am

Lusty, Damn you! Now I have that song in my head! And its Monday morning too! Only one cup of coffee so far. UUUUHHHHGGG!
There is a great book by Madeline D'Engle called "Many Waters" She goes into ideas about Noah and the unicorns. Very interesting.

There is a difference between a good BJ and a bad BJ.
canyaz


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:27 pm:
hahaha...wait till I post about "Puff, the Magic Dragon"...that's an even harder song to get out of my head...

multitasksextoy 58M  
3511 posts
7/31/2006 7:07 am

Very little guilt and know regrets!!! IT IS A GOOD DAY TO DIE.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:27 pm:
No day is a good day to die...but I suppose all the rest of you will some day...

ButteryDelight 58F

7/31/2006 9:48 am

I believe in unicorns and a lot of other things. Wish I could get my eyes and hands on one.

As for history? History won't even know I've been here. I am jut dust in the wind a grain of sand of the beach of life, a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow.

Buttery Delight


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:28 pm:
That's kinda the way I feel too...dust in the wind.

absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
7/31/2006 10:50 am

They say the legend of the unicorn started in the MIddle East in the desert, there is a large antelope there called the oryx. It's as big as a pony, well muscled. Light in color except for some black on it's face. It has 2 very long, very straight horns. They often travel the top of a dune in single file. If viewed from the side profile style it looks like they only have one horn growing out of the middle of the head. I am sure the heat helps to blurr things too. Can I live with the consequences of my actions, I live with them but tend to beat myself up for them on a routine basis. AM I prepared to die,, I would gladly die for my kids, I would die fighting for freedom. History fortunately or unfortunately lives on through my kids, so I dunno what it will say. Mac


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:32 pm:
That's too cool about the Oryx..I had no idea...thanks..

rm_DarknStar 54F
2823 posts
7/31/2006 1:07 pm

Can you live with the consequences of your actions?Guess so, there mine and Im still living!

Are you prepared to die for them?I guess I was, or wouldnt have done them in the first place!

What do you think history will say?(minds a blank on this one, cant think of anything!)

Do you care?NOPE


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:37 pm:
I like your answer on the prepared to die for them thing...

Greekgirl4u06 39F

7/31/2006 1:34 pm

Can you live with the consequences of your actions? yes, im not very impulsive so i think things through b4 i open my mouth or do something that i know would be a terrible mistake.....

Are you prepared to die for them? oh no, i really am not

What do you think history will say? i doubt i will make history anywhere, lol

Do you care? some days i do, some i dont
I just love your blogs!


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:43 pm:
that's kinda funny..I am EXTREMELY impulsive...the only thing that holds me somewhat in check is the very practical matters of needing to eat..and stuff like that...

southrnpeach333 50F

7/31/2006 1:42 pm

I love the Irish Rovers.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:47 pm:
me too...

a123rat 49M
1112 posts
7/31/2006 2:21 pm

Brings back Sunday morning 'best by request'
Don't miss The Old Front Porch


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:48 pm:
I checked it out rat...very funny!!

Kaliedascope61 41M
4084 posts
7/31/2006 5:08 pm

Damn unicorns! I thought they were supose to me smart?


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:50 pm:
They were kinda like bloggers...too busy having fun to pay attention to little things like staying alive!!

themisskrissy 56F
2302 posts
7/31/2006 6:09 pm

sweetie lustytaurus....... i am going ot hunt you down and hurt you...more ear worms!!! i related better to "wasn't that a party"...have a good week!

Virtue Alone Ennobles


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:51 pm:
yeah..sorry about that krissy...

sassy1296 51F

7/31/2006 8:13 pm

Oh wow...late in responding but was a little busy... I am the only person who has to live with my consequences.

Would I die for my choices...that is a hard one...

What would history say about me.... hmmm "there is a sucker born every minute..".

Now I am off to find those daym unicorns... am sure I saw one around here somewhere.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:56 pm:
"there is a sucker born every minute..".

I knew I liked you for a reason...

fallinStrgazer 54F
388 posts
8/1/2006 5:42 am

I was brought up in a religious household.. I was always taught to take responsibility for my actions..consiquences known or not... have a good day


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 5:59 pm:
thanks fallin..

fortunaswm 61M/52F

8/1/2006 11:43 am

I think it's time I get my ass on the boat before I drown!


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 6:01 pm:
its a really nice boat too you know.

Notfunanymore 105F
10289 posts
8/1/2006 5:01 pm

I can live with the consequences of my actions, "I'm alive!"
I don't think I'd do anything that would make me wanna die.
My history is not said yet, but the word out is pretty good!
I do care about how others think of me when I'm gone, especially my kids, family and friends. Anyone else can pretty much "bug off", it doesn't matter. They didn't know me.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 6:02 pm:
Everything I've heard about you is good...

Nina_Dee 61F

8/1/2006 10:57 pm

I know I can live with the consequence of my actions-I'm a good girl!
If I ever did something terribly wrong, I'd regret it but I certainly wouldn't be that drastic.
Aww Would I be worth a mention? I wonder-maybe by my family somewhere down the line.
Unicorns. Dontcha just luv em?


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 6:03 pm:
The family lines are important to me too

RevJoseyWales 69M/66F
14393 posts
8/2/2006 3:36 pm

Yes I sure can live with the consequences of my actions. Die for them? That's someone elses' job. What will history say? Never even thought about it, and still don't. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


LustyTaurus replies on 8/3/2006 6:03 pm:
I don't have any doubt about your way Joe...

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