Sunday, March 31, 2013

Alexander the Great

A conqueror named Alexander the Great
Killed off rivals with violence and hate.
He fought battles for over ten years
Died in Babylon with few in tears.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Ideal Baseball Game

Batter up! I want
Peanuts, popcorn, soda pop
I don't know who won.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Summer Twinkies?

A Twinkie comeback?
Will there be
Some summer Twinkies?
(Inspired by this news item:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What are you planting?

radishes and lettuce
spinach and carrots
peas and beans
tomatoes and onions
but positively no Brussels sprouts

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Hero's Sweet Tooth

What is an ancient warrior’s favorite dessert?

Samurai apple pie

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

An Umbrella Poem

That girl, Isabella
Knocked her umbrella
Against my patella

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Diamante

Hazy, cool
Raining, gusting, storming
Wind blows clouds away
Shining, warming, freshening
Sunny, hot

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring is Here

Apple trees blooming

Bulbs are sprouting

Eggs hatching

Spring is


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Cleaning

You get the mop, and I'll get the broom.
We'll work together and clean up this room.
You get the duster and I'll get the sponge.
The harder we work, the more dirt we'll expunge.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Alexander Graham Bell

Inventor Alexander Graham Bell

Built a machine that did quite well.

He is credited with inventing the telephone

But not with inventing the dial tone.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine...
a leprechaun on your lawn?
a pot of gold getting sold?
a shamrock roadblock?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Monsters That Keep Me Awake at Night

There's a monster in my closet
And one that lives under the bed
Another one is hiding behind the curtain
Adding bad dreams to my head.
I have tried just ignoring these monsters
And falling asleep instead
But as I doze I hear their voices
Filling my thoughts with dread.
My mother says not to worry
My father says not to fret
My brother keeps telling me stories
My imagination just won't forget. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Countdown to Spring Break
I want to sleep in
And read what I want
I need some time off

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Night Flight

The geese took flight
Later that night.
It was quite a sight.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Henry Ford Clerihew

The gentleman Henry Ford
Knew at once that he had scored.
He developed the common man’s car
That takes us all very far.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Five Hundredth Poem

These five hundred poems
One day at a time
Are five hundred miles
One step at a time
Celebrate with me

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Giant Goldfish

"Giant goldfish threatens Tahoe"
Read the headline in the news
What I pictured is dramatic
Read the details and I muse

Giant goldfish eighteen inches
Changing ecosystem of the lake
Isn't quite what I imagined
As I took my coffee break

Giant goldfish eight hundred inches
Taking bites out of the town
Super heroes called to "Save us."
My ideas are let down.

From the AP article Giant goldfish threatens Tahoe:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ode to a Groundhog

One month ago today
You predicted early spring
And now I'm here to say
You were wrong about a thing
Or two when you did peer 
From that hole in the ground
Your shadow you did see
But it is still not clear
My umbrella is still around
As rain is pouring down on me.

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Rushes in

March rushes in angry with a late winter storm
Blowing new buds and tender branches
Turning over trash cans with malice
Spring is coming but winter holds on
With a tenacious grip.