The name of this blog, Rainbow Juice, is intentional.
The rainbow signifies unity from diversity. It is holistic. The arch suggests the idea of looking at the over-arching concepts: the big picture. To create a rainbow requires air, fire (the sun) and water (raindrops) and us to see it from the earth.
Juice suggests an extract; hence rainbow juice is extracting the elements from the rainbow, translating them and making them accessible to us. Juice also refreshes us and here it symbolises our nutritional quest for understanding, compassion and enlightenment.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

I Knew A Race

Do you remember the children's song about the old lady who swallowed a fly?  Well, here is an update on that dire warning.  I call it "I Knew A Race."

I KNEW A RACE

I knew a race who saddled a horse,
With little remorse, they saddled a horse
I don’t know why,
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew a race who built a cart
What a start, to build a cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew a race who played with steam,
They had a dream, to play with steam,
They used the steam to power the cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew a race who invented the engine,
What a din, that infernal engine,
They employed the engine to replace the steam,
They used the steam to power the cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew a race that assembled a car,
That belched and spewed and polluted the air, near and far
They assembled the car to use the engine,
They invented the engine to replace the steam,
They used the steam to power the cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew a race that dug for oil
Beneath the soil, they dug for oil,
They burnt the oil to fuel the car
That belched and spewed and polluted the air, near and far
They assembled the car to use the engine,
They employed the engine to replace the steam,
They used the steam to power the cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew a race that paved the earth,
Full of mirth, they paved the earth
They paved the earth to carry the car,
That belched and spewed and polluted the air, near and far
They assembled the car to use the engine,
They employed the engine to replace the steam,
They used the steam to power the cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew a race that went hybrid
That’s what they did, built a hybrid,
They built the hybrid to replace the car,
That belched and spewed and polluted the air, near and far
They assembled the car to use the engine,
They employed the engine to replace the steam,
They used the steam to power the cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die.

I knew race who dug for nickel
What a pickle, when they mined for nickel
They used the nickel to power the hybrid
They built the hybrid to replace the car,
That belched and spewed and polluted the air, near and far
They assembled the car to use the engine,
They employed the engine to replace the steam,
They used the steam to power the cart,
They built the cart to harness the horse
I don’t know why
They saddled a horse
Perhaps they’ll die

I knew a race and their technology,
Gadgets, tools and machinery
Where are they now, you ask of me,
They’re gone, extinct, you see.

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