Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


sore throat
running a fever

aching, sneezing
very bad cold

This poem is in the form called hay (na) ku.  It has one word in the first line, two words in the second line, and three words in the third line.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Quiet Interlude

That gentleman is very nerdy.
The speech he gave was very wordy.
The audience begain to drool.
They went to sleep as a rule.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


The sheriff made a false arrest,
And he stirred up a hornet's nest.
The mayor's wife was unimpressed,
For she missed on her beauty rest.
The sheriff did his level best
To return the stolen treasure chest.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Said the Thanksgiving Turkey,
"I'm not feeling so perky.
My future is murky.
Go have some beef jerky."
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Mr. Smiley's Farm

Mr. Smiley's herd of livestock
Got loose today and made a roadblock.
The rural road was now in gridlock.
Cars and trucks just honked their horns.

Mr. Smiley bought a padlock.
Mr. Smiley used his sweet talk.
Mr. Smiley locked up his livestock
In the pasture with the thorns.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Synonym Poem

Scheme, plot, conspiracy, ruse

All of these are in the news.

Ruse, scheme, conspiracy, plot

All these criminals should be caught.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Downloading, updating, restarting
Doesn't my computer know I want to write today?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Pets I Have Had

Blackie the first who

lived with us for two days

until she was hit by a garbage truck

Blackie the second who live with us

for fifteen years

Gerbils whose names I have forgotten

Goldfish that never lasted

more than a day

Scamper my first cat

who needed to be a mouser

right away

A newt named Firebelly

Oly, my current cat

who was born in

Natalie’s closet

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011



analog, digital

ticking ticking tock

time never, ever stops


Monday, November 7, 2011

Brains -- An Antonym Poem

What is the opposite of brains?

Leaving your bike out when it rains

Using a marker to make stains

Telling off TSA when catching planes

Ignoring continuous chest pains

That is the opposite of brains.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Coffee wakes me up
Every morning when I rise
I enjoy coffee

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011


strong, sharp
lifting, tilting, gliding
soaring above the trees

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Things That Annoy Me -- A List Poem

Things That Annoy Me…

wearing your hood indoors

entering a room nosily

interrupting a perfectly good lesson


a story written in all capital letters

a story written in all lowercase letters

a story written in texting lingo


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fall Leaves

Green leaves
Yellow leaves
Orange leaves
Red leaves
Brown leaves
Empty trees