Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

New School Supplies

Unsharpened pencils
Unbroken crayons
A whole pink eraser
Unspoiled plans
Bright clean backpack
Unstuck glue
Treasuring the moment
My supplies are all new

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

U. S. Open

U. S. Open
Professional players
Hit back and forth over the net
Who wins?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Magic Snails

I'll tell you a tale of some magic snails
Who left behind some slimy trails.

They lived inside a magic pail,
But to them it seemed like a silver jail.

So they cast a spell to no avail.
Their magic was a major fail.

And so they're stuck inside the pail,
Until that pail is put on sale.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Photo Shoot

Best dress, makeup on
Capturing the memories
Of celebration

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the park
Eating underneath the trees
Avoiding the ants

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Open and Shut Case

The detective was beyond caring
About finding another red herring.
He created a timeline for the case,
And gave the criminal a chase.
He caught him behind the third door.
When the suspect knocked him to the floor.
The suspect left behind prints.
A jury could then be convinced.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

My New Pet

The advertisement said,
"Adopt a polar bear."
I filled the tub with ice.
I bought up lots of fish.
I missed the fine, fine print;
"Symbolically" it said.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Simply Fabulous Invention

Whoever invented
Self-serve frozen yogurt
Is simply delightful
Take as much or little
As you want in your cup
Just pay for what you eat.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I woke up this morning
Without any warning
Flamingos all over my lawn.
I suspected a joke
From some friendly folk
The next morning the flamingos were gone.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Flight -- A Synonym Poem

Helicopter, airplane, balloon, kite
All these things give people flight.

Friday, August 16, 2013

School Shopping

I need some glue
yellow pencils
some brand new crayons
and scissors too.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Very Cheesy Escape

The thief was caught
In jail to rot
And so did plot.
His friend was pleased
He hid the keys
In a block of cheese.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Fruit Salad

Yellow banana
The ripest cherries
Some tangy oranges
And  some pineapple
All on my salad

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ode to Peter Rabbit

Young Peter Rabbit
Had a bad habit.

He saw the merits
Of the farmer's carrots.

He went under the fence
Not using his sense.

He lost his jacket
Creating a racket.

Peter was full of dread.
His mother put him to bed.

Friday, August 9, 2013


There once was a flamingo
That liked to play bingo.
He won every game.
The prize he would claim
A fortunate bird
Went around town chauffeured.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Cerberus in a First Grade Reader

See Spot Run
Run, Jack, run.
Run, Jill, run.

(I recently discovered that the word Cerberus means "spotted".  Dick and Jane would never be the same.)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Welcome Back Rain

I don't mind the rain.
My garden needs the water.
The plants are happy.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New Poem

I have a new poem that I cannot remember. Did not write it down.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Baby Bat

This baby bat looks more afraid of me than I am afraid of him.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Plays

August plays...
at the ball park
at the family reunion
at the picnic
at the playground
at the tennis court
at the beach
at the campsite
Summer fun!