Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ruthie Red

Ruthie Red, you're one of a kind
In everything you do.
Ruthie Red, you're one of a kind;
There's no one quite like you.

Have you ever heard
of Ruthie Red
Who wears two caps
upon her head?

She's the funniest lady
I've ever seen
As she drives around town
in a bus painted green

She wears a Met's coat
with a Cub's T-shirt
And baseball pants
beneath a blue skirt.

With rings on her fingers
and bells on her toes
She jingles and jangles
wherever she goes.

Ruthie Red, you're one of a kind
In everything you do.
Ruthie Red, you're one of a kind;
There's no one quite like you.

She claps and she sings
as she skips down the street
And wears pink galoshes
on two tiny feet.

Wherever she goes
she takes her pet pigs.
One she calls Gomer,
the other Ms. Diggs.

She lives in a house
with fourteen dogs,
Two lions, a tiger,
and thirteen frogs.

Ruthie Red, you're one of a kind
In everything you do.
Ruthie Red, you're one of a kind;
There's no one quite like you.

by A. M. Poe

Just like Ruthie Red - you, too, were one of a kind and now both will be dearly missed . . . Libby