Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monkeys at School

The monkeys went to school

Which was against the rule
They played and hissed and screeched.

The teacher could not teach.
The monkeys climbed a tree.

The students fought to see
The principal made a frown

The monkeys would not come down
They climbed across the roof

They made a Godzilla spoof
So then I had a hunch

Bananas by the bunch

The monkeys did come down

And then they ran around
I had saved the day

The monkeys ran away.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Math Spies Nonet

Colonel Chaos is at it again
He hired a hacker to spoil
The Math Spies Mathalator
Will he succeed or fail?
The Math Spies are good
Using awesome
Skills to
This Math Spies Episode begins here: Math Spies Episode 5 -- Coded Messages

Monday, February 25, 2013

An Out of Luck Duck

My truck got stuck into the muck.
A moonstruck duck had run amok.
I missed that duck which ran amok.
Its feathers I now wish to pluck.
But the duck and the truck are now out of luck.

Sunday, February 24, 2013


I sit on the merry-go-round at the park
My back against the center
And watch the world travel in a circle.
I face out at the world and go
Round and round and round and round
Faster, faster
So dizzy

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Good Behavior

Good behavior
Is a matter
Of the right time
And the right place.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Heroes Acrostic

Heroes are
Ready to save
On guard against crime
Suspect, beware!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hooray for the Bystander!

A new student came to our school
Another student was quite cruel
He ignored the bullying rule
His behavior was uncool.
A bystander would save the day.
She asked the girl to come and play.
The two new friends just walked away
From the bully without delay.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Lewis and Clark Clerihew

A team named Lewis and Clark
Decided they’d make their mark.
They journeyed across the land
And returned later than they’d planned.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013


blissful, content
beaming, delighting, pleasing
face, expression, countenance, look
smirking, welcoming, encouraging
cheerful, joyous

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Extreme Daydreaming

She sat so still and looked up at the sky.
A vampire bat appeared beneath the cloud.
The clouds were dark and heavy filled with rain.
Mosquitos vanished in the frozen air.
The sky above had lost all trace of blue.
Waiting for spring and promise of the sun.
In bitter cold she truly missed the sun.
Yet she sat and looked up at the sky.
The rain fell hard on her umbrella blue.
Precipitation emptied from the cloud.
Her clothes were soaked with the wettest air.
Yet she didn't seem to feel the rain.
The umbrella did not work against this rain.
It was better suited for beach and sun.
A gust of wind tossed it through the air.
The umbrella sailed away into the sky.
And lanched itself into an angry cloud.
Did the girl miss her umbrella blue?
She did not miss her lost umbrella blue.
She continued to sit out in the rain.
A dreamland had kept her in a cloud.
For all she knew she stil sat in the sun
A lazy cloud just drifting 'cross the sky
A flock of birds rising to the air
And still the girl stared intently in the air
The clouds revealed a sky of navy blue
A owl's hoot called across the night's sky.
Some mice scurried to avoid the dwindling rain.
They found a hiding place to wait the sun.
The moon began to shine behind the cloud.

And then the sun began to show beneath the cloud
The dew-gripped grass was damp with morning air.
A warmth returned with the rising sun.
The morning sky had turned a lighter blue.
The day began without a drop of rain.
And still she sat and looked up at the sky.

She lived inside a castle on a cloud.
She breathed a quite imaginary air.
She did not have the sense to leave the rain.

Monday, February 11, 2013


Hummingbird chatters
"Fill my feeder!"
Dive-bombs me
While I

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fish Dish

My cat caught me dinner.
I don't think it's a winner.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ode to a Video Game

I really should
Be doing work,
But there you lurk
And so I would
Sit down a bit.
I must admit
An hour passed
Much too fast.
Just one more level.
You are a devil!

Friday, February 8, 2013

A New Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguisher
Keep a bottle of
Gatorade as a
New flame retardant
By your kitchen stove
Inspired by "Gatorade to remove controversial ingredient" at

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Elk at Recess

An elk at recess
I don't feel safe on the slide.
Someone left the gate
Open again and I'm sure
We will have more visitors.

Inspired by the article "At Grand Canyon, elk are getting pesky"

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lay Down Your Medals

If someone has to win
Then someone has to lose
No cooperation
There are times we all need
To lay down our awards
font by Frogs and Cupcakes

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Journey Acrostic

Onward we go
Uphill and down
Round the globe
Never looking back
Every minute repeating “Are we there

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Left Behind

I miss the sweater I left behind on the bus.

I’m cold without it.

My parents are angry.

I want to go back in time and retrieve it.

Will it still be there when I ride the bus again?

Time moves on like the bus

And we can’t retrieve the things we leave behind.

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Trudges

February trudges along
In grey snow boots
Through the grey slush
On the grey sidewalk
Under a grey sky
The snow melts forming puddles on the floor.