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The Lost Pistachio
Today I come to you with something different. My poems on Hello Universe have dabbled in the funny, the futuristic, and sometimes the philosophical. But so far I’ve never dabbled in poetry written for children.
Today’s poem is along those lines, and I wrote it with my niece, who you might remember as the inspiration behind last week’s poem. We were snacking on some pistachios, and one fell down. That incident inspired us to start singing “Where did you go, pistachio?” over and over again, and one thing led to another as we started writing a poem based on this line.
I wrote a few lines, she wrote a few, and then we even enlisted the help of ChatGPT to come up with a fun conclusion to the pistachio saga, and Midjourney AI to come up with the image.
Life’s more fun when you sing while looking for your lost pistachio!
Alright, poem starts in 3… 2… 1!
Where did you go, pistachio? I cannot find you anywhere! Where did you go, I do not know. I have looked here and I've looked there! Under the desk, I've strained my neck. Oh yes I have searched all around! Under the couch - hit my head, ouch! But you are nowhere to be found! Then on my plate, beside the cake, right there I see you, oh what joy! I'm feeling blessed, no longer stressed, Oh yes, it's now time to enjoy. I hold you tight, with all my might, Now I will never let you go! And then "Crunch Crunch", it's you I munch. You're found at last, pistachio!
That’s it! Thanks for reading edition no. 126 of Hello Universe. This soulful ballad for a pistachio was brought to you by the silly fun I’ve had in the past few days.
Check out Some Fun Stuff below!
Some Fun Stuff
This is a place where I share something cool to read, something cool to listen to, and something cool to watch! The underlined words are links that you can click to visit the recommended content.
1. Read this scifi short story from 1936 - Early to mid 20th century scifi hits me the hardest because that was the time when science broke new frontiers that are still being explored today. This short story, “He Who Shrank” by Henry Hasse is about a man shrunken to subatomic sizes, and is a gripping tale full of imagination and impact. Read it now!
2. Listen to “Water and Sand” by Freddie Joachim- The perfect track to play as you spend some relaxed time with a loved one.
3. Watch this behind the scenes look at how a South Park episode used to be made - South Park is easily the funniest show to watch, and this behind the scenes look offers a window into how the magic is brought to life. Also a certain Bill Hader shows up as a part of the writer’s room in this documentary! Check it out.
That’s it for this week, see you next Tuesday!