CRAP-CAP CALAVERA: Dias de los Muertos, candy skulls and a skull poem

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CALAVERA-POEM: CRAP CAP,  by Tamara Royal

He said he had, “More time than money.” Yet generously shared his cash with many.

Until his bout with with cancer.

The pain killers constipated him
Until an interns overdose of laxatives
Sent him rushing to grab his baseball hats rim

Which quickly became known as the crap cap shitter!!

Before that, his own skull was fast to side-step many blows
Back in the day, on the piers of NYC’s only way
He was known to be just as quick on his toes

His spirit still fights as the Kingpin
In the blue corner of his Grandsons boxing
While in his old abode, his ashes are supposedly resting


Calaveras are satirical poems written and recited for Day of the Dead/All Souls day.  The tradition found in Mexico and Spain were part of The Dance of Death, by Michael Wolgemut (1493) which reminds us we are all mortal.

Therefore, it’s probably best to remember to pray before we are dead!!

Deuterononmy 30:19

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!

Deuteronomy 30:19


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Tamara Royal, aka AuntyT Children’s Author, is hosting a FREE Family Event in NYC

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Coffee, Costumes, Storytelling and more…

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She will be reading  her children’s book, THE GHOST WHO GOT STUCK IN A TREE

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Invisible dog faith

 April First.  Don’t be a fool.

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2 Corinthians 5:7   For we live by faith not by site.

 Hebrews 11:1  Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

HUGE thank you and gratitude to Model, Andrea Miller and Actor, Cristina Doikas, who have walked with me, in difficult times.

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Positive Preaching

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Window shopping in Herald Square I noticed this stupid, I mean ignorant sign.

I took my favorite Big Apple Tango Fire Red lipstick and crossed out a word and replaced it with the word. Love.

At first, I hesitated – I was in a rush, and I was self concerned about getting stabbed for causing a ruckus.

Was that part of the problem. I was afraid.  But after the recent Madonna concert, I was feeling artistic and bold!

So I stayed on my stake out and noticed one woman handing out pamphlets.  I figured, if she stabs me, and it’s in her power not to, that says something. And if she kills me, I (hopefully) get to ask God my questions in person sooner than I thought.

I prayed for a moment, she seemed distracted,  and I quickly pulled out my lipstick.

My only regret was not scribbling out the word judge completely, and adding Forgive.

Looking back now, I don’t know if it was righteous or wrong.  But I knew it was a sign from God. It just needed to be edited.

(P.S. Please be aware,  God also commands the Man to make the coffee.  It’s true, it’s in the Bible.  “Hebrews”)