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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My New Toy

smart phone
technology
extension of my brain
how did I live without this tool?
contact

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Tale of a Rat named Lunch

A snake thought he wanted to munch
An unfortunate rat named "Lunch"
The rat bit the snake
Who started to quake
Now the snake wants some lettuce to crunch.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!

What's your favorite apple?
 
Braeburn
Cortland
Fuji
Gala
Ginger Gold
Golden Delicious
Red Delicious
Granny Smith
Jonathan
McIntosh
Pie

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nighttime

Awake
Alert, lively
Tossing, turning, tumbling
Shutting off my thoughts
Dozing, drowsing, snoring
Peaceful, relaxed
Asleep
 
 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mrs. Bauer's Revenge

I did not mean to
Oly is afraid of me
As I am of her
Oly does not like my sneeze
I inhale and she runs out.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ouch!


Oly is obsessed with my bare toes.
She makes me nervous when she stares
As I get ready to sleep
I check doors and windows
I walk carefully
The lights are out
Down the hall
At night
Pounce!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bert the Stuffed Shirt

 
That man named Bert
Became a stuffed shirt
When he hit pay dirt.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall Is

Fall is
dry leaves falling
football players passing
school buses traveling

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Football

Football
Offsides
Offense
Tackle
Backfield
Audible
Lineman
Losing Season

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Look in the Mirror

When you dress for your inspection,
Look at your reflection.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday

Friday
weekend is here
survived another week
can't wait to sleep in tomorrow
respite

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Roses and Violets

Violets are blue, roses are red
I wish that I had stayed in bed.
Roses are red, violets are blue
I think that I may have the flu.
 
Lilies are white, carnations are pink
Lots of fluids I must drink
Carnations are pink, lilies are white
I hope tomorrow I feel all right.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Mourning

 
 
 
We remember
Planes flying
People crying
Heroes dying
We remember
Buildings burning
Hearts yearning
A nation turning
We remember

Monday, September 10, 2012

Love and Hate


love
warm, colorful
hugging, kissing, cuddling
then lack of forgiveness
hitting, kicking, biting
cold, black
hate
 


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Overheard on a Sunny Afternoon

Lawn mower
Dogs barking
Children running through the sprinkler
Bird cawing
Children starting a water fight
Screaming
Laughing
Music coming closer
Nursery rhymes playing over and over
"Popsicle, please!"

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dennis the Tennis Menace

There once was a player named Dennis
Who spent his days practicing tennis
When he played he would win
With an arrogant grin
His opponents would call him a menace.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

First Day of School

We used to have fun
Out in the sun
But now it's all done.
 
 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

School Is...

School is
old friends greeting
new friends meeting
our classroom beginning

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day

Labor Day
Always means
Back to school
On Wednesday
Ready or not.
Do you have your
Assigned classes
Yet?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

40 Days and Nights

We've had forty days
Without any rain at all
Seattle? Really?
 

Saturday, September 1, 2012