What say we milk this cow one more time?

Yesterday was Trinity Sunday, so like a farmer on the edge of ruin, I’m going to milk this cow for the third time running, and re-post my poem “Apples are Apples” once and for all:

https://thestoryfolder.com/poetry/apples-are-apples/

The illustration running through the middle of the page is sloppier than I’d like – my surface touch screen has been giving me fits, and I tried to hide that fact by using the calligraphy tool, with mixed results – but so be it. Someday I’ll probably replace the illustration with a scanned copy of the original (done in regular old pen and paper; the version here was traced over a badly pixelated picture of the original), but I’ll do so quietly. There’s only so many times I can re-upload the same content. Mind you, I might get away with it more if I didn’t announce my regurgitated content with a running post-count every time.

Actually, in all honesty this is probably not the last time I talk about this poem. It’s third on my picture book project list, because there’s nothing like pretending a theological diatribe on Trinitarian heresies, written in rhyme and targeted at adults, might somehow have an audience anyways.

But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Luke 18:16-17

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6 Responses to What say we milk this cow one more time?

  1. Your Local Friendly IT Guy says:

    Well… if the cow isn’t dead yet… 😛

    I love this poem, but man is it long! An illustrated picture book would definitely make it go down easier. 😉

    • A.L. Schultz says:

      That’s the plan! If it rhymes, no one will notice that it wasn’t written for children, right?

    • A.L. Schultz says:

      Oh yeah, and you’re not kidding about it being long: I posted a recitation on Facebook that clocks in at just under seven minutes. Figured I’d save the storage space and keep it off the website.

  2. Jon Frusti says:

    Can’t wait to see the book. I have to say though that I also thoroughly enjoyed watching the author’s animation in the reading of it. I like your children’s voices.

    • A.L. Schultz says:

      Haha, I blame Mom for the super expressive face – and Dad for the weird voices. I’m shooting for a winter release date for this one (my plan is to produce a picture book every season – or at least until I’m out of ideas), but of course I’ll inform all my relatives when it actually happens. It’s nice having an obligatory audience :).

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