Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Cellar Dweller

There once was a feller
Who lived in a cellar
An underground dweller

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Student's Sestina

At first I was a very horrible student.
When class began I never was prepared.
I ignored each academic question.
My teacher said, "It's time to make a change.
If you are going to make a little progress
If you are going to make a better grade."

I didn't really care about the grade.
I'm happy being a solid D+ student.
My parents sometimes asked me about my progress.
My parents sometimes nagged me to be prepared.
My study habits did not need to change.
I did not need to answer the teacher's question.

Other students could answer the teacher's question.
Other students could work hard to make the grade.
My attitude I did not need to change.
In skateboarding I am an excellent student.
At the park I always came prepared.
My skating tricks were making awesome progress.

I took my board to work some more on progress.
I headed to a new park without question.
Put on my helmet got my board prepared.
The newest ramp was tall with a steep grade.
A big challenge for any skateboard student.
I slipped and fell and lost my pocket change.

Because of that my parents made a change.
They locked up my board preventing me from progress.
They sat me down and said, "Become a student."
Their eyes said there's no longer any question.
If I like skating I must raise my grade,
And so that night I began to get prepared.

The next day I had my homework prepared.
My teacher's brow raised at dramatic change.
"I see you want to try to raise your grade.
You must do this each day to see some progress."
I raised my hand for every teachers' question.
I tried to be a ready responsible student.

The teacher said, "I'm glad you made the change."
My parents said, "I'm glad you raised your grade."
And I am glad I get to ride my skateboard.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Unwashed Masses

What was coming from the unwashed basketball team?

A bench stench

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Finals Week

Report Card
End of Semester
Tomorrow is another term.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ode to My Coffee Cup

When I wake up in the morning

You had better be there

In front of my chair

Everyone take warning

I want my coffee

No, I didn’t say toffee

My new blue cup

Just fill it up

Now I’m awake

A new day to take

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Overripe Bananas

Smell so sweet
Bread is good

Monday, January 21, 2013

Oldy Moldy

The cheese was old
And full of mold
Mel took a lick
That made him sick

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Winter is...

Winter is …
Quiet snow falling
Warm fire glowing
My dad snoring

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Birds

Crows eat
From the garbage
While my house cat watches
The crows make the kitty very

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Let it snow!

Sitting in front of the fire
I have a good book
Let it snow!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

To Do List

To Do List
Finish homework
Feed the cat
Walk the dog
Take out the garbage
Set the table
But first I need to find my “To Do” list.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Winter Storm

Wind is rushing
Sewers gushing
Leaves are twirling
Rain drops hurling

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Polar Bears

Polar bears float in the ice
Dining on raw meat
Hunting in Arctic

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Travel Cinquain

I've caught
The travel bug.
I want to fly away
From this cold January day
To sun.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Seagulls on Ice

Seagulls surprised
Huddled around
A hole in the ice
Their lake is frozen.