‘Salazar Sneed’ and Other Poetry by Scott M. Sparling The Society April 4, 2015 Beauty, Humor, Poetry Salazar Sneed Salazar Sneed was a man of great need Who traded holey shoes for a pocket of beads. With the beads he then went to the market and bought A pancake pan that was cast iron wrought. The pan he then gave with a wink and a smile To an old doffer who, in return, gave him a file. He traded the file at the jail to a bird Who promised to give all his friends a good word. The word was as good as the bird promised Sneed. The bird’s friend, farmer Ben, gave Sneed three bags of seed. So Salazar took the seed to market place which he traded for a jade banded mask for his face. The mayor liked the mask, offered Sneed a flask Of copper and silver, and then gave him a task. He said “Bring you this flask to the old widow Wen, And she will in turn give you a fat hen!” With hen under arm Sneed then took to the docks He gave that squawking hen to old Wen for a clock. What a fine clock it was, made of gold bronze and copper So Sneed made his way down the street to the cobbler. The cobbler impressed, he decided to dress Sneed in some new shoes so as you can guess Salazer Sneed headed back toward his goal With a smile on his face and two shoes without holes. I See The Bright southern hemisphere surrounded by reflective dust from the blazing star. This visage unlocked by the great Hubble Truly overwhelms, astounding heart beats. The phenomenon, light echo, is shown Rippling luminosity. Flashing beams. Turbulent Rhythms, a grand Nebula. Gazing into forever, I never Thought that I’d see the galaxy in its Entirety. Brightening then dimming Waxing and waning, but unlike the moon- It charts a visage ne’er seen before And so distant. Can it be part of me? Arms extended, head tilted back I see An infinite version of me. I see Like a rainbow impossibly. I see The universe appears looking at me. Scott M. Sparling is a poet and playwright with many poems in publication in various locations and many children’s plays published by Meriwhether Publishing. He also works as a professional Children’s entertainer doing Magic Shows, Balloon Animals and Trivia Contests. Scott Lives in Washington State with his wife and three kids. Featured Image: “Cobbler Studying Doll’s Shoe” by Norman Rockwell, 1921. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.