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The Magic Bubble

The Magic Bubble


Long long ago on Earth, there lived just one woman and just one man.
They lived on opposite sides of the sea, so wide they could not see land

“I live in this beautiful land of Uus and it’s wonderful to be so free,
but there is no one near to talk to; there is no one here but me.”

The man was a prince; he wore his crown and strutted ’round and ’round.
“Is anyone there?” he yelled across the sea, but he never heard a sound.

On the other side of the sea, the princess was forlorn.
She would marry a prince; it was foretold from the day that she was born.

But alas, in her land of Rus there were no princes anywhere to be found
So, everywhere the princess went her tears would flood the ground.

One great tear fell from her eyes, bounced and rolled its way to the sea.
“Find my prince on the other side,” she called; “give him this message from me.”

The tear became a shimmering bubble and floated gently on its way.
The seasons changed as days passed into night and nights turned into day.

The bubble bounced and rolled; the waves crashed and smashed down on it.
Fish, sea snakes, and turtles in the sea bumped, pushed, slithered, and bit.

The Rus wind blew the bubble ashore, and to the prince, straight and true.
Inside, he saw a vision of the beautiful princess and knew just what he must do.

The prince took a running leap, hopped into the bubble, sat down, and held on tight.
The seasons changed as nights passed into day and days turned into night.

The bubble bounced and rolled; the waves crashed and smashed down and land was out of sight.
Fish, sea snakes, and turtles in the sea bumped, pushed, slithered, and tried their best to bite.

“A magic bubble,” exclaimed the prince; how could such a magical thing be happening to me?”
“I’ll soon be in Rus and we shall see if this love I feel is destined to be.”

The Uus wind blew the bubble ashore, and to the princess, straight and true.
Inside, she saw a tall, dark, and handsome prince and knew just what she must do.

The prince struggled to break the bubble’s wall, but all his efforts were in vain.
He had come so far to find his true love and to heal the princess’s pain.

Seeing him in trouble inside the bubble, the princess pressed close and kissed the lips of the prince.
When they touched, sparks flew. Such a scene, never seen before, will be remembered ever since.

At that moment, the bubble burst and sprinkled their faces with tears of happiness and joy.
Where tears fell, red, white, and pink roses bloomed, animals played and people came to tell their magical story.

Prince Albert and the Princess were married in a great celebration.
They and their children lived happily ever after and the people were filled with elation.

The End

By Albert V. Sheppard
February 28, 2005


“We pass by potentially great friends, compatible business, cultural, and political exchange partners, and possible perfect mates everyday and FATE NEVER causes us to meet them, in a safe environment for a long enough time to discover that we like each other. We are programmed by Hollywood films and music and media stars to reject anyone who does not immediately meet our usually misguided standards. Perhaps that is a fact of life and may even be a instinctual human trait, but we know it fails to recognize a more developed and current human state. I personally have tried the pen-pal, friends, social networking, dating, matching, and marriage sites for many years with some temporary success, but they did NOT meet my most important expectations, needs, wants, desires, and goals. Their concept is good, but misdirected. It is hard enough to deal with the random odds, the random chance, the fickle fate, and the chaos in the real world; so why extend it into the virtual world. My future websites take into account these social networking and dating/match-making site short-comings, their trial-and-error approach, their best intentions, their best concepts, and their best practices and adds a structure to give nature an intelligent helping hand.

I have NO doubt that each of us can do some small or BIG things to stop violence; raise better children; stop violence against women; stop drugs and alcohol abuse; ostracize the ignorant conservative politicians and their controllers, who want to take the world backwards in the misused name of traditional values; raise your voice, your pen, your blog, and your web site to stomp out racists and religious bigots -- do NOT be silent (your silence implies consent); stop global threats and human suppression by countries of their own people and their threats to other nations and territories; remove the causes of terrorism; help capture or kill terrorists and dangerous criminals; create global friendships with appreciation for global cultures find ways to communicate effectively with people, who speak other languages; give aid and care for others in disasters; get rid of world poverty, disease, starvation, illiteracy and ignorance, rape, child abuse, pedophilia, and the rampant abuse of our globe and the protective atmosphere. Help immigrants, seeking a better life and trying to support their families, to do so. Make a legal path for illegal immigrants seeking to do the work that you and I reject, etc. Do not accept the globe the way it is. We can make it better. Just do something! Even a small thing. Any action you take, no matter how small, will set off ripple effects that will reverberate around the world. Courage is not the absence of fear, but overcoming your fears.

Albert V. Sheppard




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