Friday, April 29, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 29: Brevity

I know you are trying for levity,
But you should stick with brevity.
It will help with your longevity.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 27: Respite

Taking a break
Walk on a country road
Recovering my peace of mind

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 26: Oblivious

My teddy bear
Had no hair
I was oblivious to his condition

I was unaware
Of his disrepair
He needed a good beautician.

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 25: Curtail

Ode to an Overweight Hamster

When you stepped upon the scale,
I was astonished by your weight
The effect of how much you ate.
Your food intake I must curtail.

It's hard to hear your little squeak
Turn into a louder shriek.
Here, have a healthy meal.
Exercise on your wheel.

I know you think that love is food
But this is only for your good.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 23: Plummet

Two black crows
From the top of the cedar 
To my cat below
Who is stalking 
Their baby

Friday, April 22, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 22: Accolade

Honor success.
cheering, clapping, chanting
Reaching the finish line
running, racing, winning
Celebrate achievement.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 21: Laconic

I wish my teacher were more laconic.
This rambling lesson is quite ironic.
We're studying Shakespeare's Hamlet,
"Brevity is the soul of wit."

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 20: Rescind

Stop goofing around
You're making it difficult
Take it seriously
I will rescind my offer
I don't need this kind of help

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 18: Tedium

Doldrums, routine
Waiting, Idling, Loitering,
Time slips slowly by
Enduring, Suffering, Forbearing
Sameness, apathy

Sunday, April 17, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 17: Plausible

I have plausible deniability.
Questioning me will bring futility.
There's no evidence I was even there
When someone chewed your footwear.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 15: Credible

Ode to a Owl

His advice was not credible.
"Brown mice are edible."
He served up a dish
Of rodent knish.
I yelled in disgust
And kicked up the dust.
The owl spread his wings 
Jumped as if on springs.
"I think you're quite rude
To not share my food."

Thursday, April 14, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 14: Tangible

Breathing in fresh air
I'm taking a walk outside
Using five senses
Trying to find tangible
In such a digital world

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 12: Replete

Stuffed with fast food
No room for any more
How about an ice cream sundae?

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 10: Billowing

Blowing winds of 150 mph
In a hurricane
Laundry turned sideways
Line broken off its pole
One side then the other
Wind more powerful
In a hurricane
Never hang your clothes out in
Galveston in July

Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 9: Tangent

On a circle
Intersects at one point
A math vocabulary word

An off-topic comment
Tangents are sometimes important

Friday, April 8, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 8: Plagarism

There once was an artist named Kirk
Who copied another one's work
He committed a crime 
And must pay a fine
And now his fans think he's a jerk.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 7: Covert

What's Under the Bed?

The lights are off
And I can't sleep
A covert creature
Beneath my feet.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 6: Abrasive

Sandpaper is abrasive
But sandpaper smooths rough edges
And a single grain of sand creates a pearl

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 5: Placid

serene, peaceful
waiting, relaxing, resting
Glad it's Spring Break!
napping, sojourning, staying
tranquil, quiet

Monday, April 4, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 3: Hamper

There once was a kitten named Scamper
Who loved to take naps in the hamper
The clothes began to stink
Ended up in the sink
That's when Scamper became damper.

Friday, April 1, 2016

April 2016 Challenge Day 1: Abhor

violence against
anyone who's different
We are all different in a way