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The Prodigal
« on: January 14, 2008, 12:53:31 AM »
The Prodigal
OR
Fortuitous Felicitations

Feeling footloose and frisky, a featherbrained fellow forced his father to fork over his farthings. Fast he flew to foreign fields and frittered his family's fortune, feasting fabulously with floozies and faithless friends. Flooded with flattery he financed a full-fledged fling of "funny foam" and fast food.
Fleeced by his fellows in folly, facing famine, and feeling faintly fuzzy, he found himself a feed-flinger in a filthy foreign farmyard. Feeling frail and fairly famished, he fain would have filled his frame with foraged food from the fodder fragments.
"Fooey," he figured, "my father's flunkies fare far fancier," the frazzled fugitive fumed feverishly, facing the facts.
Finally, frustrated from failure and filled with foreboding (but following his feelings) he fled from the filthy foreign farmyard.
Faraway, the father focused on the fretful familiar form in the field and flew to him and fondly flung his forearms around the fatigued fugitive. Falling at his father's feet, the fugitive floundered forlornly, "Father, I have flunked and fruitlessly forfeited family favor."
Finally, the faithful Father, forbidding and forestalling further flinching, frantically flagged the flunkies to fetch forth the finest fatling and fix a feast.
Faithfully, the father's first-born was in a fertile field fixing fences while father and fugitive were feeling festive. The foreman felt fantastic as he flashed the fortunate news of a familiar family face that had forsaken fatal foolishness. Forty-four feet from the farmhouse the first-born found a farmhand fixing a fatling.
Frowning and finding fault, he found father and fumed, "Floozies and foam from frittered family funds and you fix a feast following the fugitive's folderol?"
The first-born's fury flashed, but fussing was futile. The frugal first-born felt it was fitting to feel "favored" for his faithfulness and fidelity to family, father, and farm. In foolhardy fashion, he faulted the father for failing to furnish a fatling and feast for his friends. His folly was not in feeling fit for feast and fatling for friends; rather his flaw was in his feeling about the fairness of the festival for the found fugitive.
His fundamental fallacy was a fixation on favoritism, not forgiveness. Any focus on feeling "favored" will fester and friction will force the faded facade to fall. Frankly, the father felt the frigid first-born's frugality of forgiveness was formidable and frightful.
But the father's former faithful fortitude and fearless forbearance to forgive both fugitive and first-born flourishes.
The farsighted father figured, "Such fidelity is fine, but what forbids fervent festivity for the fugitive that is found? Unfurl the flags and finery, let fun and frolic freely flow. Former failure is forgotten, folly is forsaken, and forgiveness forms the foundation for future fortune."
Four facets of the father's fathomless fondness for faltering fugitives are:
1) Forgiveness, 2) Forever faithful friendship, 3) Fadeless love, and 4) A facility for forgetting flaws.
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Re: The Prodigal
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 06:15:51 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 12:48:18 PM »
 :mshock:  What version was that?   :ghaha:
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Re: The Prodigal
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2008, 04:02:32 PM »
This was a post from another former forum which I saved, and my reply at that time was ...

I am quite fond of and flabbergasted by the fluency, flair, and free-flowing finesse of your most fitting, fancifully fascinating, faultless, favorable, fruitful, fine feat, and I wish to felicitate you for such a felicitous forum topic that few could bring to fruition. I truly appreciate your fervor in fellowshipping with the flock, and fantasize about more in the future. Your formulation of the Prodigal will not easily be forgotten, having always been one of my favorites.

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Re: The Prodigal
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 06:02:06 PM »
 :laughing7:  I love words! 
Wish I had a little bit more time on my hands- I'd think up some sanctified "F" words, too.   :happygrin:
But alas- we're getting ready to put our house on the Market!
I shouldn't really be typing right now but I need a rest!
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