Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dancing in the Stars



[There's a long weekend coming up, I'm hoping for only fun things!]


Out amongst the universe
In the shadow of some great star
I'll find you by a hill
In a distant place out far
You'll be waiting for me
A challenge all your own.
You'll know I'm coming
When you're most alone.
I've got to find my way
And the journey is just that
But at every turn I'll make my way
Until I'm standing on your mat.
So wait for me my love
Give me the time I need
I'll find my way to you
And settle in like a weed.


[Nothin' like love.]

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Planning for the Best Day Ever



Hey Phil, what's with the boat.
It's going to rain today.
But it can't rain that much can it?
I like to be prepared for anything.

I plan out each step.
I write down each plan.
I visit each spot.
I research as much as I can.
I host meetings every week.
I explain and I teach.
I educate on the pitfalls and tricks.
My Power Points are pretty slick.
I do all the right things.
To get the result that I want.
But I can't ever prepare.
For you going, my sweet aunt.
You are a treasure beyond reason.
A fun family member for sure.
But out on an adventure.
You could get lost on a tour.
So I plan for you the most.
With second,
third,
and fourth ideas
All lined up.
Because I want you to have fun.
Not end up in the dirt
On your butt.

[Happy Hump Day! Hope your Wednesday is a happy adventure!]

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

World Turtle Day



[Did you know that today is World Turtle Day? Well, I do....now. So let's celebrate! One of my favorite animals. Beautiful, elusive, interesting, and prehistoric. The turtle is all 10s in my book]

Mostly short,
In greens and brown.
They travel slowly
All about town.
A long neck,
And inquisitive eyes,
They're looking for food.
And that's what they spy.
A bit of lettuce, 
A bit of fruit. 
This prehistoric animal
Is traveling by foot. 
They live for years
Past you or I,
They live in solitude
Watching the world travel by.
And so some truths
They truly know.
About how the world turns.
And where we'll all go.
But they'll never tell
Not you or I,
Because we're not turtles
So to us, they just lie. 
Oh to be a turtle
Traveling by sea, lake, or land.
Strutting ever so slowing.
Like the slow tempo of the band. 
Alas a slow pace,
Is just the ace
They need in this place.
To catch all that occurs
All that transpires
A turtle never stops.
Never tires.
No, no, ever onward
To new adventures and beyond.
A turtle is always here
Until it's finally gone. 

[Happy World Turtle day!!!]

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mondays are for Early Birds



[I like to stay up late, so it's just funny that I'm so cheerful in the morning. Must be the caffeine.]

At early dawn I wake just so
I'm the first to wake.
And then off I go.
I flutter my eyes
To wake up my brain.
I shake my body
To do the same.
It's fun! I exclaim
To no one around.
I like getting out early
Because no one's in town.
I'm the first to get breakfast
First to park.
I might move people's things
Just for a lark.
And the best thing of all
I tell you for sure.
Is I get to leave earlier
Walk right out the door.
And then I see sunshine!
Instead the gloom.
And if I want to go for a walk?
My clock has room!
So try it out once
Or twice if you dare.
Getting up early.
Helps you get there!

[Ok, now for sleep, lol]

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Kitty Out of Place



[When you get all dressed up, but everyone else is wearing jeans.]

I wore my good shoes today.
 And combed my hair.
I picked out my outfit special.
I took great care.
I filed my nails
So they wouldn't scratch.
I made you cookies,
But I burned this batch.
I cleaned the house.
I dusted too.
I worked very hard.
Getting everything ready for you.
You showed up in jeans.
Your hair was a mess.
I don't think you though this through
You weren't very well dressed.
Maybe I made a mistake
Maybe you didn't hear.
I said this was black tie
My dear.

[Right? Oh well, maybe no one will notice.]

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Red Lighting on a Hill



[I was working on a baby crochet turtle tonight, super cute. It's making me happy.]

I sit calmly in my chair
No one notices I'm there.
I'm fluttering my wrists,
A hook in my fist.
I'm making art 
With heart.
A magic world 
Is beginning to swirl.
And I can't wait for the end.
So I can do it all over again.

To create is magical.
It makes you feel exuberant.
Just a few stitches to finish.
If only I could find where my needle went.

And my project is born,
Bright colors, nothing torn.
A new thing, a new love
It's not a dove.
But it is crochet.
My favorite way to play.
A bit a yarn or string.
And you can make anything.

[Wednesday is the best day, because it's the peak of the moment.]

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I Sing For Many Things



[I like singing. I'm terrible, very off-key, but it's lovely to belt out something with a good beat that makes you cheerful. Lifts your whole day up a notch.]


I love the color of the sky
After a thunderous storm.
I love the smell of wet pavement,
Especially when it's still warm.
I love the warm wind,
Blowing on a cool spring day.
I love the flowers,
That pop up in May.
I love the cheer of children,
Rushing home from class.
I love to watch my sisters,
Give each other a bit of sass.
And I hum to myself,
The tune I know best.
Its the sound nature.
And well, you know the rest.
It calls to the animals
Far and wide.
And let's them know 
They don't need to hide.
No one will chase them
Or bother them today.
The kids have gone elsewhere
And it's our time to play.

[Ah spring and summer, the best seasons! (until fall which is equally nice)]

Monday, May 15, 2017

A Bit of Sunny Weather



[I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!! It was sunny on Sunday so that was great!]


The winter was cold and the days very short,
The spring was wet, too wet for a fort.
The summer is just beginning
And we wait for it here
We wait for the sunlight and for the clouds to clear.
The sun will bring warmth
And the flowers will bloom.
So many flowers, we'll need to make room.
The smell will enchant us,
The sunlight brighten our day.
The summer brings happiness
We wish it would stay.
But soon enough still,
The sun will begin to fade
The fall will come to cover
The bed, the sunlight made.

[But until then, bring on the tank tops and flowers! right?!]

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Buzzing about Mom



[I've heard a bit of whispering in hushed tones that a special day may be coming up. And I'm super excited to celebrate.]

There's a buzzing in my ear that a special day is near and I await with no fear to celebrate someone most dear. A special lady, a close pal, a real winner, a great gal. She's always there for humor and a bit of fun, she's a class act, first place, number one. She lifts me up, carries me through, keeps me going, gives me things to do. She brightens each day, lifts each spirit she meets along the way, and today, tomorrow, next week, she'll be the one that, when in trouble, I'll seek. She wants the best for me, and for me to see, the beauty she sees in me craving to be free. She is the greatest, the best, she's all mine, and cheers to all the rest. Making each day better, each year the best, being ever a comfort and giving each moment in life extra zest. 

[Almost there moms, cheers to you.]

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Few Pretty Petals


[This week is a bit special for me as I'm sure it is for many of you. It's mother's day this weekend and I have a mom that I like quite a lot. I also have mother-figures who've been a strength for me, holding me up. Especially my mother-in-law who is just wonderful.]


A strength like no other.
Your colors burn bright
And cheer my darkness
And bring me light.
My thoughts could be scrambled.
My life
Stuck in brambles.
But you stretch up to reach
The smallest spec of light
And by doing.
You aim to teach
Me to fight.

So this week,
This year,
This life time.
I thank you

A teacher,
A support system.
A source of constant love
And above.
Someone to lift me ever higher
But stay constant and firm
When my hopes expire.

I echo the many
As I send this message to you
I thank you for so much
The so so much you do.

[Happy Mother's day this week everyone. For all those that make the people around them feel a little more loved and little more supported. We're all mothers to each other.] 




Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Slowly Sinking



[I was thinking today that sometimes I feel like I'm way on top of everything, got it all put together and I'm flying solo just fine. Then things start to pile up and weigh me down and I feel like I'm slowly sinking. So I'm thinking it's the juggling that matters. Keeping enough off the pile to keep you floating, but not so much that you get to high up. Or something like that.]

I was on top of it all
On top of my hill
I was living the life
Enjoying the thrill

But then you came along
And weighed me down
You came with baggage and mess
And it made me frown

I  don't need those grams
Tipping my scales
I've altitude to gain
I need wind in my sails

I need to be my own wind
Pushing me higher
Forget cheerleaders
I need to be my own choir

I could stay with you
Down here on the ground
But I was made to fly
Not to be bound

I need the wind in my hair
And the sun on my skin
I may struggle to climb up
But I know I can win


[Just keep on pushing through the fog, that's what I tell myself. The fog burns off in the sun.]

Monday, May 8, 2017

Take My Picture



[Group photos show you who's the joker in the group.]

Oh mommy
Oh daddy.
I came to this shoot pretty sick.
Oh mommy 
Oh daddy.
I need to get out of here quick.

I may have lied and said I was fine.
But I'm really not at all.
I could stay, but I might hurl, 
So that's your call.

Oh mommy
Oh daddy.
I might faint, I don't really know.
Oh mommy
Oh daddy.
I'm sorry this is knocking me low.

I guess I could have stayed home this time.
But I really wanted to come.
I'm part of this family after all.
I thought it might be kinda fun.

But this cold I guess has one.

[Right so maybe a second one just for you guys.]

 Six little babies, all in line.
It was Friday, photo time.
They all sit down.
Not a single frown.
Gonna get this photo down.
But then one pops up.
And I interrupt
To say - Cheers! - in time.
They all look my way.
The crowd cheers 'hurrah'
And another good photo today.

[Happy happy Monday, happy happy funday, gonna have fun today. But it doesn't work out, then no need to shout, just go get doughnuts today!. Hurray]


Friday, May 5, 2017

Riding to the Party


[Have plans?]

I was twiddling my thumbs,
Till my arms got numb.
Watching the deer
And antelope run.
But then I got your note.
And an idea began to float.
I could go to your soiree
And in my heart
I shouted 'hurray!'
It was the thing
I wanted most
But didn't know it
Till you offered to host.
Now I'm off
Headed on my way
And I cannot wait
To get there
On this special day.

[Happy fun party day to everyone tomorrow!]

Thursday, May 4, 2017

What Color Do You See?


[When you daughter asks you what color something is and then immediately disagrees with you.]


I see pink
I see blue
I don't know
How 'bout you?
Do you see?
Do you know?
What's that color?
What's that glow?
Is it gray
Or maybe pink
A little purple
I would think.
A bit of stripe
A star or two
A glittery circle
A splash of blue.
Do you see?
Do you know?
A bit of everything
A rainbow.

[So now I just say, I see what you see honey, what color do you see? Totally outsmarts that at least twice, then they're on to you.]

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

My Brother, My Sister


[Spoke to my sister today, because...I call her every day? 
Good to hear from her, it'd been so long!!!]


I saw my sister today in the park.
She was out with her friends
They stayed out past dark.
I was busy with my brother Ed.
They came home after I'd gone to bed.
I didn't see her the next day.
I was outside when she left to play
And then again tomorrow too.
It was making me sad and blue.
And then the weekend came along.
I woke up thinking she was surely gone.
But when I traipsed down the stairs.
There she was, she was there.
She'd made a plan for her and I
To play together, I could cry.
I admit I missed her
Missed her so much.
And my sister, brother, and me
We played double dutch.

[Just makes me want to hug all those brothers and sisters.]


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Bit of Piece and Quiet


[I like to cherish those 1-4 minutes when my kids can't find me to just stare off into 
space and not hear a sound.]

Not a whisper.
Not a breeze.
I'd be shocked
To hear a sneeze.
A pitter patter
fills my ears.
A cherished sound
That few hears.
It's the bunnies
Hopping forth.
Searching for food
Back and forth.
It's the rain
Falling now
And then the crack
Of lightening, POW.
I see a deer 
Off across the field
It's on track
It will not yield.
I'm glad to be here
Safe and dry.
Watching life
Wander by.

[Peacefulness only lasts so long. Glad I got to soak it in.]

Monday, May 1, 2017

Off Center



[My sister and I are twins so we look the same. But we're different. At least, we think we're differnt. But we look the same.]

At every turn on every day in every second in every way. You're there for me in all that matters, you're there for me when my life's in tatters. A kind word and funny joke, you are a sweetheart, one awesome bloke. And when the fire of life burns bright, there you are, running to my aide like a knight. Never have I known a better person or friend. Even at the worst of it, my sadness did you tend. And now in the prime of our life, I'm there for you, through cheer and strife. There's no other place I'd rather be, then helping out like you helped me. 

[Right? Friends are so awesome.]

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Wrap-up



[Did I watch the draft last night? yes. Was it entertaining? Very much so. Who doesn't love a little red carpet, people crying, finding out you got the job, and a game of strategy and cloak and daggers.]

So in summary, we walked a long way, didn't stop to play, ran past a lion, headed our way and off again off again, sprinted away. And that was just a small portion of today. There were bears a plenty, traps and ravines, an old bitter woman who was awfully mean. A cart we had brought, was abandoned when we got caught, trying to steal berries from an old man's lot. We managed a few and lost the rest, but they were delicious, truly the best. And there were hills! so many hills. Difficult to climb, a thrill to descend, my legs will take forever to mend. Worth it for sure! Worthwhile to endure, because oh my, such adventure! Another day done and boy was is fun, can't wait till tomorrow when again we run. 

[Have fun running tomorrow! I might do a bit of hill climbing myself.]

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Draft Night Tonight



[My husband reminded me that tonight is draft night and now I'm tickled. A little red carpet (mom's look so great with their sons!!), a little unexpected surprises, a little worry and uncertainty, and a whole lot of booing! lol. I hope everyone that is watching enjoys the draft!! I know I will.]


The Draft is Coming

I'm not getting picked and neither are you. I'm not sad, nor am I blue. Ok, that's not true. I'm certainly blue, but I won't be crying like an actor on cue. I've got things to do! 

Tonight is the draft! Time really flew fast. Just to think a few months ago, I was having a blast. Screaming for the Patriots to kick some...booty. 

Now it's draft time again and I've invited over friends. We're going to watch the chaos unfold each night till it ends. I've got sheets of suggestions, days of advice, but we both know my predictions won't be right by thrice. 

Who'll go first? Who will go last, those guys on night one will be having a blast. 

I'm looking for running backs! Wide receivers and tight ends. I'm looking to have fun, celebrating with friends. 

Perhaps we should pick a few guys to defend...

[Happy draft night!] 


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mom Advice



[I said mom advice, but really, a dad, mom, auntie, uncle, etc all count.]


My Advice to You

Be kind to the littlest kid, Sweet to the biggest bloke,
Humble when you have more than most.
Giving when your friends are broke.

Be the one that stands up for good.
Be that one,
That does what they should
Be the one,
That's always there.
Be the one,
That comes running
When no one else will dare.

Be you.
Be everything you can.
Don't let anyone limit you.
And when your convictions falter
Stand.
Stand up for you.
Stand tall for others.
Stand proud for me.
Stand strong for your sisters and brothers.

And be you.
Just you.
And to yourself
Be true. 


[And can apply this to more than just the kiddos too :) ]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Around the Fire



[The weather is shifting, it might just be time for outdoor 
camping instead of indoor camping, e.g. sleeping in beds.]

Away on a voyage,
No place to lay down.
I stare at the fire
My face sporting a frown.
I thought there'd be cabins
With a fridge and beds
But a fire awaited me
And stars overhead.
It could be nice
Could be fun.
But I'm not keen on sleeping
Next to everyone
Uncle Tim Snores
Rob is a bore.
Francy's too nice
Jen...I just can't take any more.
A little piece and quiet
Would be so nice 
But I guess the rocky ground
Will be my sacrifice.
I wasn't the best hiker
It took double the time.
I admit I may have cried
In between each whine.

A fire so bright
A fire burns hot.
A campfire brings us together
And that means a lot. 

[Here's hoping we all make new friends around the campfire.]

Monday, April 24, 2017

Out at Sea



[I feel like sailing away.]

It's time to head out,
On our adventure for two.
I'm looking for excitement.
And I want to share it with you.
A wave might crash,
Lightning might flash.
But we'll keep together,
And just dash, swim, dash.
And perhaps we'll see
A mermaid or whale
Something spectacular
I can turn into a tall tale.
A scary encounter
With a sea monster in blue.
And how you saved me,
You wonderful you.
A peaceful island
Of sun and sand,
We'll have the best time,
Exploring that land.
And then off again,
To the next great place,
A twinkle in your eye
A grin on my face.

[Ahhh, adventure at sea.]

Friday, April 21, 2017

Let Me Tell You Something



[It's the end of the week, but I'm still plugging away. Some of us need to work every day.
But seriously, so tired.]

So, there I was. Sitting away, enjoying the nice weather, from this very nice day. And then comes the wind and a glimmer of light, they both bothered me greatly, and I tried to ignore them with all of my might. But I broke, I snapped, my mind really went wack, I yelled out into the day - Why don't you stop all of that!!!! It was quite the outburst. Quite silly looking I'm sure. But it was realy and honest, totally pure. I sit in the shade, I hide from the sun, that glimmer of light really had me undone. The wind? no worries, I've too much hair, there isn't a wind that can get into there. But the light, oh the light, it just wasn't right. I glared at the sun until it was finally night. 


[Right.]

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A Leading Moment


[Whenever you're wondering 'who's in charge here,' look for the person with the highest ground.]


Standing tall above high, the leader looked down at you and I. We'd lost our map, skinned our knees, we hadn't listened to our leaders pleas. It was a bad moment. I had many regrets. I could see my friend shaking with fret. But it was all for neigh, as our leader looked up to the sky, all that was heard was his long suffering sigh. My shoulders slumped, by unease was dumped, not a mean word was uttered, not even a harrumph. And so off we went on our descent, back to our home, from whence we were sent. To retrieve the item we had left, a bit of food, my friend hadn't wanted to heft. It would be a long trek, the weight of food balancing on my neck, we certainly won't be back in a sec. But soon enough still, our correction would be full-filled, and no longer will we disappoint we thought with a thrill. 

[Don't forget the food on a camping trip campers!]

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Let's Just be Happy



[Cheerfulness if very nice.]

Bring in the band, call in the troops.
Dance all night!
Put this song on loop.
Clear off the floor,
Lay down some beats.
Let's kick back.
And rock with our feet.
Let's enjoy the day.
Celebrate the night.
Let's revel in the joy.
And let our spirits take flight.
Dance around in the corner
Take a partner for a spin.
Bring a smile to our faces.
Celebrate our win.

[Happy happy happy times, bring some cheer, squash some whines.]

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Let's Make Up



[So I may have expressed some angry feeling yesterday - stupid copier - and now I feel we should all come together and hug this one out.]

I may have been angry.
Or terribly upset.
But that was no reason,
To make your eyes all wet.
My feelings are my own.
And you owe me nothing for them
So I should have burdened you
With my lack of zen.
I'm sorry.
I am.
Totally
And in full.
I'm sorry my words
Were so very uncool.


[Sharing the happy!]

Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Bunny Day and all That Jazz


[I was feeling all excited about a great long weekend and then needed to produce a report that took hours and never got anywhere because I couldn't get the report program to work properly. I know you'all know how I'm feeling right now...]

I should be having the time of my life. But no, I'm annoyed my day is filled with strife. I should have gotten loads and loads done, but no, in the end I was completely undone. I should be giggling and playing with the kids, but no, I'm annoyed and walking around throwing lids. Things that seem easy, should be just that. I should not be huffing and puffing, steam shouldn't be blowing off my hat. I could SCREAM! But people would just think I was mean. No, it's their fault. Those people who made things seem all so easy, easy peezie, lemon squeezie. But it was wasn't easy, not at all. It was surely, my complete downfall. So boo on them, those terrible people, messing up my day, making me feel old and feeble. I hope they know, just how much they messed up. And they better fix it, because I"m not giving up! I will annoy and pester until my very last day, because I do't let up, I don't go away. They crossed the wrong person, when they messed up their codes, and they will regret it, loads and loads. 

[I'm very pestery when I want to be, bad programmers be warned....]

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I'm Sharing...for now



[When I mess up, I find humor to be a great salve.]

What I told my friend was "I brake things all the time." What I really meant was "I brake your stuff every day."

Here, have chocolate.

I will share this with you,
I know you're blue.
I made a bad choice.
And you did too.

Why would you trust me?
I'm unreliable, can't you see?
I loose everyone's stuff,
 That's the person I happen to be.

I'm forgetful and it's rude.
Way worse than sneaking food.
I borrow for a while,
And then lose things with no style.

I admit that thing you lost,
Was petty boss.
But it mustn't have been that great,
If you let me take it on that date.
You could have said no.
Where is it now? I don't know.

But I'll try very hard to get it back.
Maybe it's just in my sack.
Or behind the couch or in the woods.
I swear, I did all that I could.
But keeping track of things? I'm no good.

So I'll share with you.
I know you're blue.
If I'd shared with me,
I'd be blue too.

[Haha, is there a lesson there? not sure....]

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Little Knowledge on Me



[Truth, a brownie is very different from a blondie.]

I like food.
All kinds of food. 
A little spice is very nice.
A bit of melon will get you yelling.
A row of cookies, oh gosh, oh lookies!
Every flavor pie, oh my
And of course the chips,
With ALL kinds of dips.
A bit of cheese if you please
Some spicy queso if you say so.
A bit of dill would be a thrill.
And then a drink so we can chill.

If you barbeque, invite me two.
I'll bring sangria,
I'm sure that will please ya.
And honey sticks! 
They are just the trick.
For making things yummy
Right and quick.
Great for parties,
Great for fun.
So yeah, invite me.
Invite everyone.

[Food, delicious food.]

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Two Friends at Odds



[I need to secretly eat toast with cinnamon and sugar because 
little mice steal bites when my back is turned.]


They tippie tippie toe into each quiet room.
They sneak and they prance,
Over my snackies they loom.
And from each delicate morsel,
They steal just a bite or two.
And then off they scamper,
To repeat the process on you.
They are sneaks! I tell you.
Sneaky and brave.
To steal little bites,
And yet most they save.
So that I get the most,
But I'm still very annoyed.
I feel that with my emotions,
They very much have toyed. 
So I've set a trap for them.
A clever little trick.
To catch them up,
Silently, but quick.
And then we'll discover,
Who these little thieves are.
And I bet they aren't mice
Riding around in a tiny car.
No, they are much bigger I think,
And soon we'll know
Who are these creatures who slink.
Slink and slither
Tiptoe all a tither
To steal my yums.
And set me all a blither. 
A warning to all,
From me to you.
Don't steal my snackies
Or I'll catch you too. 

[I really like my toast with cinnamon and sugar.]

Monday, April 10, 2017

Listen Up




[A bit of good news for you I think.]

There are two of us here,
And there are more of us there.
We are waiting for you
Because we care.

Anyone else would just
Go about their day.
But us? We're waiting.
Waiting to play.

Waiting for you 
And a day outside.
Where we can go running.
From side to side

And we'll keep on waiting.
As long as it takes.
Because we're friends.
And friends don't take breaks. 

[Happy Monday!]

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bring it All Together


[A little free style Friday Fun]

With you, with me. We are together, that's how it should be. A bit of butter, a side of wine, we should hang out all the time. I'll bring the music, something good, and we'll spend the night eating food. A shout of cheer, a laugh or too, you are the reason the ocean is blue. 

[Happy Friday.}

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A Bit of Power Goes a Long Way



[When you need a pep talk.]

Forget bluster. Don't deflect. Don't act silly. Don't be a wreck.
Pull your shoulders back as far as you can.
Lift your face to the fire.
Your boss isn't the boogeyman.
Speak clearly,
Look people in the eye.
Tell your self,
Your limit is the sky.
And above all else,
Including celebration pie.
Do not let those people,
Make. you. cry.

You are the cougar,
You have the lead,
You know what's needed,
For you to succeed.
Write it all down,
Make a list or two.
Bring out your A game.
I'm rooting for you.

Be ready to fail,
And then get back up.
It's not really failing,
If you never give up.

We are all in your corner,
We've all got your back.
We are still going to be there.
Bit success or the sack.

[Being brave is hard, who said it was easy? I'm rooting for you.]

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Bit of the Sea



[Feeling the beach calling? not to much longer now..]

The breeze calls to me
A soft whisper in my ear.

"Come enjoy the sun"
"Stay for the weekend my dear."

The waves crash softly,
Beckoning me nearer.

"Come enjoy the water"
"The view can't be clearer."

The animals scuttle by
Entertaining with their games

A dance just for you.
"What fun!" a girl exclaims. 

A bright sunny day,
Miles of beach to explore.
I feel rather selfish,
But I want more.

[Might be a good weekend for 'sweater weather' beach going. At least for us North Eastern folks.]

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Crochet Brunch



[I like brunch. Lots of tea and cookies. A scone, maybe two scones, some tea. Some quiche, a sandwich, another scone. Excellent.]

I arrive in advance and scout my spot. Are you here? You are not. I settle myself closest to the buffet. I arrange my silverware, I don't play. I've got plans this sunny day, to have high tea in my favorite suit, gray. I order a cafe, I settle my napkin so. I'm waiting for you don't you know. The bell is rung, our service is begun. I fill my plate, until the space is all gone. A bit of berry, to make me merry. A side of egg, oops, some on my leg. A few slices of bread, to make the most, of this sunny-side up toast. Asparagus is good I guess, but cucumber sandwiches are the best. And then the scones, the reason I left home. The reason my belly will soon have a dome. A bit of butter, a smear of jam, a scone brings all the happiness that it can. And where it can't, it fills you up, and all the days worries, it'll interrupt. 

[Happy brunch y'all!]

Monday, April 3, 2017

A Bit of Balancing



[So admittedly, I don't balance so well.....]

I could lie and say I juggle, 
Tell a fib about balancing too.
But what problem would that solve?
Except creating a wedge between me and you.

I'm terrible at balancing.
Rotten to the core.
So I say we knock it off
And just say "No more."

It's ok to prioritize.
And no, you won't always be first.
But at least you know when it's your turn.
And I promise, you're so much better than the worst.

I want to give you all my attention.
And really have fun when we go out.
So let's agree I work too much.
But there's really no need to pout.

If you really need me.
Just say so and I'll be there.
There's no priority so important
That's I'd fail to show you that I care. 

[Here's hoping those two things get done.]

Thursday, March 30, 2017

No Three Ways About It



[When you have three directions, but only two feet. Where will knowledge and logic meet?]

Sitting on the top,
Standing down below.
A rockstar singing in the distance
Where do we go? Where do we go?

Balancing two things
Standing on a ball
Ringing a bell with your toes
Just don't fall. Just don't fall.

I could tell you it's just logic.
Tell you it's not fear.
But being brave is hard.
It's not for everyone my dear. 

Standing up is right,
Standing back is easy.
Sometimes doing good
Is doing what makes you queasy.

[Say that! yeah. Filled me with determination, right at the end.]

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

You Can Be Angry



[I am a firm believer in the cauterizing emotion of anger, expressed in an appropriate manner.... like smooshing bananas in your hands because you are powerful and you can do that.]

I feel angry. Angry and mad. I'm mad at you for making me sad. You are not a good person, not nice to me. I'm angry at you for being hungry. I was going to eat that doughnut. I'd saved it special for me. But you went and took it, you're selfish and I see. I'm going to tell, to mom and everyone. I'm going tell everyone that you are no fun. You eat ALL the doughnuts and save none for me. You even take mine and that shouldn't be. So that's it you hear me. I've had enough, I'm going tell, I'm calling your bluff. And then everyone will know, everyone plus me. That you hurt my feelings and then I'll feel free. 

[dude.]

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Atop A Mighty Hill



[Sometimes, you just want to be slightly higher up.]


I'm the friend of Bill,
He lives on a hill.
We went to high school together,
He was kind of a buzz kill.
He kept saying "I am Mighty"
And embellishing slightly
All the great things he invented
Like the famous 'flashlighty."
But all-in-all, I count him the best
At being my friend, and that's a hard test.
There's a writing sample, 
And a speaking bit,
Most people don't pass, they really weren't fit.
But Bill I can tell you
Came out in force,
To show himself the best...of course.
He shows up at parties
And brings cheese and wine.
And he listens to me whine. 
All. The. Time.
He never complains,
Never leaves early.
He even cleans up!
Leaves my kitchen all pearly.
And at the end a long day.
I'd rather have Bill.
Then a bunch of 'friends'
That give me no thrill. 

[And now to go hug my friends!]

Monday, March 27, 2017

A Day Out



[Rather than off to labor away, let's head out to the lake today.]

Paul headed out,
On a sunny day in spring.
To get a bit of sun,
On his boat and everything.
He brought a few friends.
And a snack or two.
They were acting a bit bonkers.
Like birds at the zoo.
A scuffle occurred, a bit of dissent.
And down into the water they went.
Some gasping could be heard.
Some flapping of wings
The roar of a lion
If you can believe such things.

But not to fear,
It was not a lion they could hear.
It was good old chuck on the shore
Encouraging them to do even more.

Shaking their heads they headed off again.
Boating around,
Fun in the sun with friends.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Headed Home



[I love family. The blood relatives, the married in relatives, and the people you call brother or sister or mom or uncle or whatever because it's the best description possible and you just really love having that person in your life.]

After a long time searching,
I'm with my family today.
It took me a while to find them
Sometimes I thought I'd lost my way.
But today it's right here.
And I'll be with them always,
Going to each event, or waiting nervously in hallways.

Today is so special.
To me most of all,
I spent forever waiting,
Waiting for someone to answer my call.

But amazingly,
Wonderfully,
Happily still.
I found them, 
I found them.
And I'll never get my fill.

I'll hold them and hug them,
And cherish them to no end.
And even when travelling,
My love I'll send. 

[I hope everyone has a gun weekend with family and see you on Monday.]

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