Yesterday's post featuring a segment from the TV show Schoolhouse Rock! has fueled my imagination. I am now envisioning a short feature entitled, YoSimile Valley. It would follow the adventures of an irascible character named YoSimile Sam and his sidekicks, Hyphenated-Harry, Eleanor Rigmarole and Metaphorically Speaking Mary. Of course it would have a catchy theme song with lyrics that go something like this:
He’s sharp as a tack and smart as a fox,
Fit as a fiddle, strong as an ox,
Floats like the butterflies, stings like the bees.
He’s right as rain and fresh as the breeze,
Eats like a horse, is hungry as a bear,
Free as a bird, light as the air.
He’s old as dirt and proud as a peacock,
Stubborn as a mule, solid as rock,
Tough as nails,sound as a bell.
He’s as large as life and deep as a well,
Wise as an owl, cunning as a rat,
Merry as a cricket, calm as a cat.
He’s fleet as the wind and straight as an arrow,
Old as the hills, silent as a shadow,
Gentle as a lamb – he’s the one, the only, YoSimile Sam!