if I only had a brain. . .

Though I appear a handsome man, I'm only stuffed with straw.'Tis difficult a man to plan without a single flaw. Though you might think my lovely head a store of lore contains, the farmer lack of skill displayed and quite forgot my brains. When brains are missing from a head, it's usually the rule that wisdom from the man has fled and he remains a fool. So though my charms are very great as I am well assured I'll never reach my full estate, till brains I have secured. Alas! for the man who has little in his noddle that he knows! He's under a ban and is called a rattle-pate where e'er he goes. He always does the very thing he never ought to do, he stumbles, and he fumbles, and is aimless. A lobster is he as anyone with half an eye can see, you can hear them jeer and sneer, for his wheels are out of gear - and it's plain he'll remain quite brainless. When first upon a man you gaze you think he must be filled with wisdom worthy of your praise, condensed and quite distilled. But when at last he starts to speak and only wags his jaw you then decide that he's a freak and merely stuffed with straw. Then the way some people act would lead you to suspect that they are brainless for a fact and shy on intellect. So 'tis a matter I deplore that in my cranium I can never any knowledge store, till brains I can supply! Alas! for the man, etc, etc. . .
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L FRANK BAUM

5 comments:

Mel said...

I could while away the hours, conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain.
And my head I'd be scratchin' while
my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain.

I'd unravel every riddle for any individ'le,
In trouble or in pain.
With the thoughts you'll be thinkin'
you could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain.

Oh, I could tell you why The ocean's near the shore.
I could think of things I never thunk before.
And then I'd sit, and think some more.

I would not be just a nothin' my head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain.
I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
If I only had a brain.

Dave said...

My brain is still not processing words properly, but have a good day anyway.

By the way, are you using a different mobile? The number of the one yesterday's messages came from is different to the one I contacted you on a couple of weeks ago when I visited you at midnight. I'm also having half my messages to it bounce back.

Steg said...

What Mel said. That's going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day, now!

Mel said...

*humming*


Ya know I'm blamin' you for this one.....LOL

*still humming!*

mig bardsley said...

Shortage of brains is endemic. I used to blame it on Monty Python. But now I realise it's all to do with tornadoes in Kansas.