Zany Words

dis ‘n dat
pigs ‘n pie
sinned ‘n ran
‘n made em cry

down wid dem
skewer dem all
everone’s dusdin
aft’r da fall

pay da tab
‘n hogs a’fry
everone’s mask
‘n everone’s lie

criss ‘n cross
‘n big ‘n still
twixt dem two
he paid da bill.

Petra O. Hefner

“The reality, however, is found in Christ.” Colossians 2:17


23 thoughts on “Zany Words

  1. Very nice finish! Cute little poem. I for one am sad to see it end. I love to teach through each letter and opportunity.

    I am already planning next year’s challenge, Lord willing.

    I am thankful to have come across your site during this challenge and hope that you will continue to stop by. Enjoy the roses, the fresh cut grass and the home made biscuits!

    Gregg Metcalf
    Colossians 1:28-29

    Gospel-driven Disciples


  2. We were thinking a bit along the same lines with our “Z” words for the day. Yours is much more profound, however.

    I also have mixed feelings about the A to Z challenge being over: glad it’s done (“The pressure! I can’t take anymore!”), yet strangely, I think I’ll miss it also (“Hmm, I wonder what to write on today?”)

    I’ve got my mind on a bit of a whirl already thinking of May (which is just around the bend): maybe an A to Z Hymn Challenge?

    Blessings, Petra. It’s fun to discover new friends, even if we’ve never met.


  3. Funny ending!! Enjoy your time off, sister, and enjoy catching up with some of your favorite activities. It’s planting season in my neck of the woods–goin ta go git me sum purdy flowers taday ta plant!!

    Blessings to you and your family!


  4. This one made me smile. Sounds like an old timey Gullah hymn.

    Enjoy your time away but know you will be missed. I will look forward to your new posts in the future.


  5. Petra,
    What an amazing job you did this whole month!! I hope you enjoy those biscuits and fresh flowers and TEA and REAL books. :) I’ll miss you, though. But, you won’t be taking a sabbatical from phone calls, right?

    Much love and lots of hugs from the Clan….:)


  6. Congratulations, Petra! I am so glad to have found your blog during the challenge and find your poetry so inspiring to the poet that hides inside me and to my faith.

    Enjoy a well-earned rest!


  7. LOOOVE IT…..Okay, I did try, but…uh, duh…it’s late, and it’s time to catch some ZZZZZZZ’s.

    Good job! A ++++

    Now, take a break, and have some fun!

    Much love to you!


  8. Great ending to the A to Z Challenge, Petra. How funny–and yet not. . .
    I have so appreciated your faith and gifts. The strength of your relationship with Jesus is inspiring.
    Thank you and many blessings!
    Pam Williams


  9. Hi, Petra,
    Great poem! i love the hidden meanings. Jesus did die for us between two thieves and I can’t even imagine how hard it was for Him. Thank you for writing it so well. I am enjoying reading your posts. Thanks for being such a faithful reader of my meanderings and ramblings. I look forward to many more chats with you.


  10. I work with a few young men and women that I believe couls undestand your poem perfectly. (they sort of speak like that sometimes).

    I ‘ll have to print it out and see if they can translate for me.

    Thanks, Petra!


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