“……and Jitters did WHAT for that little injured girl?”





“……and Jitters did WHAT for the abused girl we found?”



So friends in circling love laved herbs and oils on battered child.

So critters in crooning bowing eased twinight’s falling shades.

So all questers ne’er doubted the Light would wait e’er so mild.

So blessings and healings and hummings covered all in glades.


“What, what? Hark, hark!ย  Bark, bark! So snark a jumper enters here,”

cried all friends at once as new dancer, new prancer, Mr. Jitters did come.

“Me, Mr. Jitters, me flips and trips all ’bout ye healin’,come to wipe tear

of bashin’ from this dear girlie eye wid me dancin’ and me totin’ like a bum.”


So Mr. Jitters did swing, so sweet, dear girl to broad shoulder of mercy.

So all friends did gasp and swoon and fall to praying knee at suchย a jest,

Yet jest bearing lightย of fresh-born hope to face born by such nursey,

Such new hope face alight in swinging by Jitters,all bouncing blessed.




40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. writinggomer
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 04:40:30

    This was awesome Rose!! Loved the whole thing. Much better than my silly little ditty!

  2. lscotthoughts
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 06:12:36

    Rose, this is a wonderful poem adding Mr. Jitters to your collection of critters and there’s nothing better than feeling hope at the end…the imagery in these two lines below was very vivid and I could almost hear the “gasp!” ๐Ÿ™‚

    “So Mr. Jitters did swing, so sweet, dear girl to broad shoulder of mercy.
    So all friends did gasp and swoon and fall to praying knee at such a jest”

    • granbee
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 23:35:45

      Thanks so much, Lauren! I was afraid some of my more gentle followers, such as yourself, would be a little worried about Mr. Jitters swinging that little injured girl up on his shoulder for a dance and a romp! I suspect you gasped a little along with the other critters, right? Gotta luv ya!

      • lscotthoughts
        Apr 28, 2012 @ 05:31:49

        Maybe a little gasp, but only because you continue to stun me with your talent in writing these delightful poems, Rose! I’m not that gentle; I can take it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs!

        • granbee
          Apr 28, 2012 @ 22:31:49

          I know you are a very STRONG woman, Lauren! It’s just that you have a very nurturing side to you that I admire so much. I am working to let more of my own nurturing side show! Bless you for saying you gasp at my talent! What would we do without you in Blogville?

  3. becca givens
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:16:12

    Ah such mercy, hope and loving gesture ~~ thank you for adding such delight to the end of my day … inspirational critters makes my heart pitter patter ~~ ๐Ÿ˜€ As always you are a faithful cheerleader for the rest of us out here!! Thank you!

    • granbee
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 23:36:54

      Thank you most humbly for such enthusiastic and generous support here, Sister Becca! Yes, that dancing romp was just what that little girl needed to restore hope that she could know joy once again!

  4. willowdot21
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 16:24:08

    So Old Crow did despair of what he see of human realm! So sobbed Old Crow to all critters’ concern. Poor babes poor bruised babes OH! Ugly Bird Oh! Bluesy Fly what can wees do to happity hoppity the child up?? The flash babang baboom, a hippy, hoppy happy high kicking , light footed whirly pearly figure arrived! He dance he pranced he had all critters join in and those who could not did sing!! He whooshed up the child with amazing gentle care and love and danced and bopped till all could see the little beaten, bruisey sad eyed one first grin, then smile they yea !! Holy, holy giggle and laugh. Old Crow and Blusey Fly Ugly Bird too stopped in the three hand jive and all as one the three flew up and felt the warmth of the light and love from the holy three, the trinity! The whole area was flooded with light and love. The One looked down and smiled and wished all his creations could be like the critters and unfolks! But wishes are as fishes too many too vast ! Hooray for granbee and writinggomer for helping this Jitters flitters booie man to find the crew hand help with Baby Blue! XxxxXXXXX

    • granbee
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 23:39:58

      Fabulous commentary-narrative-prosey here, willowdot. I promise I am catching up with you today, in just a few minutes. I resolved to take more time with each blog I am following, so I am not getting to everyone but about every third day right now. Just a growing stage I am going through, dear girl! I SO appreciate how you and Cat Folsey and Greg have thrown yourselves into this journey!

      • willowdot21
        Apr 28, 2012 @ 00:16:19

        Thank you granbee for affording the honour of joining you and the critters and unfolks have lead me along and given me love enough to meet each day! ๐Ÿ™‚ XX

        • granbee
          Apr 28, 2012 @ 00:33:51

          I am gratified more than I can say (all choked up!) right now that you have found so much love and light on this critterly journey, dearest willowdot~

    • writinggomer
      Apr 29, 2012 @ 07:23:56

      Awesome WD21!! Great response. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Francina
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 19:31:01

    one has not much choice other than loving those critters of you! , Rose.
    and, dear Rose, I have giving you the commenter award as a token of my appreciation for all your visits and generous comments.
    For more details please follow the link :

    love, Francina

  6. galenpearl
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 01:05:28

    Lovely post and I enjoyed the comments, as well. A heart opening read. Thank you.

    • granbee
      Apr 30, 2012 @ 23:38:57

      Yes, galen,when help and joy come from unexpected sources, our hearts are opened very wide, indeed! Thank you for much for participating so supportively here today!

  7. rumpydog
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 02:31:07

    These posts are fantastic granbee!

  8. Sue Dreamwalker
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 03:47:26

    So glad Mr Jitters came to the rescue.. Another great post my dear Granbee.. Healing holds many forms… and you send out your own Unique style… Love and Blessings to you my dear friend… a Rose by name it seems.. and A Rose at heart.. for each petal unfolds yet more delights from within… May you keep unfolding and give of your perfumed delights of soft enduring love to all who come and read your enchanting words… Love ~Sue xxxx

    • granbee
      Apr 30, 2012 @ 23:42:01

      Oh, Sue, you have my feet dancing, my face smiling, and my nose sniffling a little with your lavish compliments here! It is you dear followers that shine so much love into my life that I cannot help but unfold more and more in your glow! We say “hooray” for Jitters together!

  9. cottonbombs
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:20:30

    Rose! You’re playing with jazz now. One note bouncing off two to find rhythm and tone. You’ve set the stage for a great jam session here, Rose, you should be very proud.

    • granbee
      Apr 30, 2012 @ 23:43:15

      Now I will have to pay YOU royalties, as well, Peter! For you have given me so much rhythm with your jazz comments! Blew that sax sweet and low, Brother Peter!

  10. totsymae1011
    May 02, 2012 @ 01:24:42

    So glad Mr Jitters didn’t keep jitters in saving that little girl. ‘Course, we need more Mr Jitters around the world. We would be so lucky if that were so and little girls didn’t have to grow up so fast with hard times.

  11. mtsweat
    May 02, 2012 @ 07:19:10

    Beautiful, Granbee. I always knows where to find encouragement and a dash of critter-juve when things are not quite right… you are indeed a blessing! A special thanks to Greg also! God bless, good friend.

    • granbee
      May 03, 2012 @ 02:41:32

      M and T, you are more than gracious in saying you always find encouragement here! Yes, Brother Greg’s contributions are such a wondrous blessing, aren’t they? Critters can set things right in a “juvey” way, for sure!

  12. eof737
    May 07, 2012 @ 18:08:24

    I’d like to invite Jitters to tea. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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