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Saturday, November 30, 2013

I Don't Really Mind

I don't really mind
That the cat sleeps in my bed
But I mind the bath

Friday, November 29, 2013

Just a Few Things that Scare My Cat

Fireworks
Thunderstorms
The vacuum cleaner
The neighbor dogs
The neighbor cats
The wind
Squirrels
Hummingbirds
Sneezes
Coughs
Empty paper towel tubes
Plastic bags
And sometimes even me....


Thursday, November 28, 2013

An Invitation to a Turkey

One cold November morning
I invited a turkey
To my Thanksgiving dinner
He took a seat by the fire
And guzzled down some cider
Doesn't he know he's the main course?
How does the turkey feel now?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Little Jeffrey

 
"I want to stay in bed,"
Little Jeffrey said.
"For I have hit my head."

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Squirrel


Scurrying
Quickly
Up and Down
In the woods
Running everywhere
Ready for winter
Except when they
Lose where they
Stored their acorns

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Extra Point

Through
The
Uprights
Extra point
Now we are seven
Points ahead of the other team

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Touchdown!

Crowds
Cheer
Touchdown!
Quarterback
Runs in the end zone
My team is now six points ahead

Friday, November 22, 2013

Company is Coming

Cleaning
Mopping, Dusting
Getting the house ready
My family is arriving soon
Prepared

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Scarecrow


Scarecrow
In my garden
Standing guard over my weeds
My vegetable garden is dead
Resting up for next year


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Squirrels


Squirrels
Big brown rodents
Digging and hiding their food
Forgetting where they put it all
Absent-minded creatures

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Raking

Raking
Endless leaf pile
Covering up the yard
I'm wishing they would all fall down
At once

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Up
And
Away
Crossing the
Pacific Ocean
The first in a hot air balloon

(November 12, 1981, the Double Eagle V was the first hot air balloon to cross the Pacific Ocean.)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Today We Remember

Today we remember
That veterans did not act
Out of their own wills,
But out of obedience
To others orders

Today we remember
That they support our Constitution
They set aside personal goals
To protect us from our enemies.

Today we remember their sacrifices
And honor them for their unselfishness.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Cat's Enlistment Oath

 
I solemnly promise
To defend my food bowl
From every enemy
Foreign and domestic
I will obey no one
While I rule this house.
 
 
(Note: I was preparing a Veterans Day poem to post tomorrow, and I remembered the oath I took when I enlisted in the Army Reserves.  I compared the unselfishness of veterans with the selfishness of my cat.  I hope no one is offended.)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gadget

 
I don't even know
What this gadget does, but I
know I must have one.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Tell Me a Story

 
Tell me a story
Of kings and queens in castles.
Show me the pictures.
I want to see what happens.
I want to have adventures.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Do You Think?

 
Do you think the
Automobile
of the future
will look like this?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time Travel

Have you thought this through?
Have you made a plan?
I'm from the future
I already know
What will happen here.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Thanks

November thanks the Veterans for their service.
November thanks writers for their books.
November thanks adoptive parents and their children.
November thanks those that recycle.
November thanks farmers for the cranberries.
November thanks all families for their love.