Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Fresh look at an old story - do you recognize it

In my mail today, clever


Feeling footloose and frisky, a featherbrained fellow


forced his fond father to fork over his farthings. He flew


far to foreign fields and frittered his fortune, feasting


fabulously with faithless friends.


Finally facing famine and fleeced by his fellows-in-folly,


he found himself a feed flinger in a filthy farmyard.


Fairly famished, he fain would have filled his frame with


foraged food from the fodder fragments.


"Fooey, my father's flunkies fare far fancier," the


frazzled fugitive fumed feverishly, frankly facing facts.


Frustrated by failure and filled with foreboding, he fled


forthwith to his family. Falling at his father's feet, he


floundered forlornly, "Father, I have flunked and


fruitlessly forfeited family favor."


But the faithful father, forestalling further flinching,


frantically flagged the flunkies to fetch forth the finest


fatling and fix a feast.


The fugitive's fraternal faultfinder frowned on the fickle


forgiveness of former failure. His fury flashed, but


fussing was futile.


The farsighted father figured, "Such filial fidelity is


fine, but what forbids fervent festivity for the fugitive


is found. Unfurl the flags with flaring, let fun and


frolic freely flow. Former failure is forgotten, folly


forsaken. Forgiveness forms the foundation for future


fortune."

4 comments:

Crazed Nitwit said...

Alliteration much?

rhymeswithplague said...

From the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament, Jesus' parable of The Prodigal Son (also referred to, by theologian Helmut Thielicke, as The Waiting Father).

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

A fun, frivolous, fantastic fable from a female friend. :)

troutbirder said...

Fear not friend for frenzied frittering frequenctly find fun! :)