Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ode to a Bad Chicken Stew

The gravy would not thicken
It did not taste like chicken
Or carrots or potatoes
Or celery or tomatoes.

The chef still had the nerve.
This stew he still would serve.
The food would people sicken.
The host was panic-stricken.

He called for pizza pie
And now the guests won't die.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

School Pennant

Our school colors
Waving at the assembly
Showing off our school's character
Raise the banner proudly.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Brawny and strong
Exercising each day
Building endurance every mile

Friday, September 20, 2013

Who Ate My Chips?

Someone left a bowl of corn chips on the table and the cat ate them.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Around the Bonfire

I'll tell you all what did transpire:
Sam called Sue, "I must inquire
Would you like to join the community choir
Singing around the big bonfire?"
Sue said to Sam, "My one desire
Is to sing around a big bonfire.
I must tell you that I require
All the marshmallows you can acquire."
So Sam and Sue joined the community choir
And made s'mores around the big bonfire
Until so warm they did perspire.
Then the hour grew late so they did retire.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Walking through the autumn trees I wonder
Why are leaves most colorful
Moments before they die?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cheap Eats

You're selling that pickle
For only a nickel?
I'm feeling quite cynical.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Raking the Leaves

Some people rake
The leaves every day
Making sure their lawn stays clean.

Some people wait until
All the leaves are down
They do the job once.

Some people leave
The leaves on the ground
Letting them decompose into the soil.

Which one is right?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I created the foam
And got out my comb
So much ado
Over brand new shampoo

Monday, September 9, 2013

Unusual Bird

On my walk I heard
An unusual bird.
Its nest I had stirred.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Sign of Fall

Dear spider, oh why
Must you build your web each day
On the path I walk?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Game Point

Game Point
Lobbed over net
I am the leading player
My opponent can't return this
I scored the winning point.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Birthday, Monika

I can't believe it!
You are a legal adult
It happened so fast
Eighteen years ago today
Happy Birthday, Monika!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Still Summer

Sitting in my class
I'm staring out the window
Still really summer

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Back to School

Returning to school
The start of another year
Ready to begin
I must build back endurance
Teachers are tired as well.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Alarm Clock

Beginning to set
My alarm clock once again.
No more sleeping in.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day

Almost always

Day off
At least once a

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Learns

New rules and routines
New faces and names
A year older
A grade higher
A bit smarter
A new school year ready to begin.