Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cattle Fight

What could you call an argument among cattle?
A cow row

Sunday, December 29, 2013


It is my fervent hope
That you will cease to mope
And find a way to cope

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Snow is...

Snow is
Nice to watch
When you have no place to go

Friday, December 27, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Day Woes

What did you get for Christmas?
I can't remember

#first world problem

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

12 Days Remixed

Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Four birds and
Hens, doves

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Cinquain

Not much daylight
I want to hibernate
Until it gets warmer outside

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Doomsday -- one year later

We are here
It's one year later
It wasn't the end of the world

Friday, December 20, 2013

This Old House

This old house is overrun with bugs
On couches, tables, cupboards, and the rugs.
It's past time to hire an exterminator.
I think it's time to hire the Terminator.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Jingle Bells Rock

It's almost eleven o'clock
Time for the Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle bells keep the beat
So get up on your feet
Sing and dance around
Moving to that familiar sound

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Should one really have fame
For simply playing a game
Or having a family name?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monster Jam

Monster jam is about trucks?
I thought it sounded
Good on toast.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Chicken Coop

What's a possible name for a chicken coop?

A hen den

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ring Tone

Wake up Sleepyhead
It's time to get up out of bed
Time to rise and shine
Take a shower; you'll be fine.
You never know when a poem will strike.  One morning it was listening to the alarm on my husband's phone.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Unless: A Good Luck Poem

What brings good luck?

A cricket in your house
Unless it keeps you up at night.

A horseshoe hung up in the bedroom
Unless it falls and hits you on the head.

An itchy palm means you will receive money
Unless you just touched poison ivy.

Finding a penny heads up
Unless reaching for it makes you trip.

What brings bad luck?

The number 13
Unless you have 13 pieces of your favorite candy

Seeing a black cat
Unless that's your favorite pet.

Singing at the table
Unless there's a birthday cake.

Friday the thirteenth
Unless it's your birthday.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Unknown faces
To random places
Taking up spaces
And leaving traces

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Let it Snow -- Remix

A snow day is on my brain.
Let it snow!
So tired of this Seattle rain.
Let it snow!
A day off would be so nice.
Let it snow!
I promise caution on the ice.
Let it snow!
Have a craving this time of year.
Let it snow!
Hope the forecasters will hear.
Let it snow!
Grey snow clouds come my way.
Let it snow!
Wishing for just one snow day.
Let it snow!

Monday, December 9, 2013

My New Buddy

Flash of yellow fur
Running circles around me
I was playing fetch
Sammy playing keep-away
One year old, but still a pup

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots and France in XIX engraving

the Queen of Scots
Born 1542
A babe inherited the throne
the Queen of Scots
 Orphaned early
married, widowed, married again
the Queen of Scots
A difficult life
Threatened the Queen Elizabeth

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pearl Harbor Day

Surprise bombing
Japanese torpedo ships
The U.S.S. Oklahoma
U.S. enters World War

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Birthday!

A Happy Birthday
The Anniversary of
The Day of Your Birth

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lose to Win

Painful, Frustrating
Sputtering, Tripping, Falling
Get back up again
Striving, Pushing, Persevering
Victorious, Joyful

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Gives

December gives gifts for many reasons
Light a candle in this darkest of seasons
No matter what values you believe
It is better to give than receive.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I Don't Really Mind

I don't really mind
That the cat sleeps in my bed
But I mind the bath

Friday, November 29, 2013

Just a Few Things that Scare My Cat

The vacuum cleaner
The neighbor dogs
The neighbor cats
The wind
Empty paper towel tubes
Plastic bags
And sometimes even me....

Thursday, November 28, 2013

An Invitation to a Turkey

One cold November morning
I invited a turkey
To my Thanksgiving dinner
He took a seat by the fire
And guzzled down some cider
Doesn't he know he's the main course?
How does the turkey feel now?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Little Jeffrey

"I want to stay in bed,"
Little Jeffrey said.
"For I have hit my head."

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013


Up and Down
In the woods
Running everywhere
Ready for winter
Except when they
Lose where they
Stored their acorns

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Extra Point

Extra point
Now we are seven
Points ahead of the other team

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Runs in the end zone
My team is now six points ahead

Friday, November 22, 2013

Company is Coming

Mopping, Dusting
Getting the house ready
My family is arriving soon

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013


In my garden
Standing guard over my weeds
My vegetable garden is dead
Resting up for next year