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.]

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I'm Laughing at You



[If you trip in a dramatic exaggerated way, I might giggle a little. As long as you're fine, that is.]

I fell over today.
I fell over really well.
Fell right on my wrist.
Now it's starting to swell.

I went to the doctor today,
A doctor named June.
She patched me up with a cast.
I was eating ice cream by noon.

I took a nap today.
On my comfy red couch.
I had to rest my arm.
It's not that I'm a slouch.

I learned to cook one-handed today.
And brush my teeth as well.
I can do anything one-handed.
Which is swell.

But I wish I hadn't tripped today.
It wasn't very fun.
But I admit when you giggled.
I knew I hadn't been undone.

You can recover today.
And be better tomorrow.
If you laugh with your friends.
Instead of reveling in sorrow. 


[I would probably laugh at me too if I'm honest.]

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Head Up not Down



[Something I'm sure Ants don't do: When you're trying to look all cool and you trip on a rock and fall on your face.]


I look up and around
I look both ways around town.
I wait for the light every time.
I never cut in line.
I wear my helmet
When riding around.
I can't believe
I fell down.
And not just down.
But way down,
Down to the ground
And in the middle of town.
I skinned my knee
Ripped my T.
And, I know they didn't mean it,
But my friends made fun of me.
I was trying to impress you see.
A nice person
That I wanted to look at me.
But now they see me just fine.
I'm that ant that fell that time.

[Buck up though, it's memorable and I doubt clumsiness is seen as a huge flaw... or at least no one's held it against me and my dexterity is 8 and that's with a +2 modifier.]

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Summer Day



[This is how I picture my summer...]

I was splishing and splashing.
This party was smashing.
Not a wind was blowing
The waves weren't crashing.
Just a gentle bobble.
While I tip toed on the cobble
And the party gently ebbed and flowed.
My friends were all merry
As we sipped sweet perrieri
And the fishes swam around at our toes.
Three cheers to the weather
It couldn't be better
A wonderful day
To be free of my sweater.
And off we go,
To point, I don't know,
But where the wind takes me,
That's where I'll go. 

[Happy travels!]

Monday, March 20, 2017

Two of Us



[In the blink of an eye, we could run out of pie. 
And I really do thing, that woudl be sad for you and I.]

There was once just one but now there are two. A little bit of me, a little bit of you. We have separate opinions and thoughts and ideas. But we don't let all that, create unnecessary fears. A little difference is good, a little unique sublime. We can't just be copying each other all the time. My originality is inspiring, thought provoking, and new, and it gives you ideas of new things to try too. 

So hang with me my friend, and our differences will meld,
Into something even better, than old ideas so strongly held. 

[Happy to be back and back to business!]

Friday, March 10, 2017

I Climb Higher



[I love when the team gets together don't you?]

There is nothing I can't conquer.
No game I can't win.
With you, my friends,
I can do anything.
You lift me high
And catch me when I fall.
Together 
We win it all.
We laugh and grow strong
We call out
The things we do wrong,
We ask more of each other
And push for the best.
And in the end,
We are the greatest.

[Happy Friday everyone! Have fun hanging with your friends and teams and family and all those other people.]

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I Asked for Three


[When you really wanted like a whole basket of fries and they only bring you a side.]

A bit together, never a part.
A trio of friends
Except someone forgot. 
I've only two of my trio so far.
I guess my friend.
Forgot to jump in the car. 
How can we play basketball?
It won't be any fun
I'll keep losing, if my friend doesn't come.
Two vs one?
A bit off balance I say
Gosh why oh why did this happen today?
I sent out invitations
Called to check in,
But now I have two!
Where has the third been?

Ok, I can do this.
I can continue my fun.
Maybe tomorrow we'll have everyone.
Today lets play tag,
Or go fishing at the park.
I'm going to enjoy this day!
Until it gets dark.

[Lesson learned, eat the fries and then order more. You can make a basket, it doesn't have to come that way.]


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I'm Not At Work Today



[You'll never know, am I at work....or aren't I? Will the poetry still get read if I'm not there? I wonder...]

Whether I'm there or not, whether I'm here or there, whether we go or stay. Doesn't matter today. It's not the presence or absence, the then or there, it's the stories we tell, the secrets we bare. It's the friendship we foster, the camaraderie we build, it's the mastery we form, practicing together in a field. Whatever we share, whatever makes us the same. It makes us special, not weird or lame. I've got good feelings about you and I, I've got high hopes, of us reaching the sky. Be it in science, art, or math; Music or drama, or some other path. I'm ready to trudge with you, and gain new heights. I think now is the time, now the time is right. 

[Keep climbing those mountains y'all! I believe in you.]

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I Will Stop Right Here



[That moment when you've been running so long you forgot your were running for a split second and then you wake up and realize your still running and you're so bummed.]

This spot is the spot where I stop.
I will not go further, I'll drop.
My legs are worn out,
My body is not stout.
I really don't know what this walk is all about.

I will not go further from here.
I will not go further my dear.
My feet are all gone,
This is no longer fun.
I'm really not loving this a ton.

I'm pretty much out of gas.
So go ahead and give me your sass.
You can laugh all you want.
I really won't front.
I've reached the end of this hunt.

I've succeeded as far as I can
I still can't believe that I ran.
Now I plan to sit here.
And this carrot with no fear.
So please go away now my dear.

[Some people just like to eat peace.] 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Feeling Crabby



[March is a lovely month isn't it?]

In a few short months the people will come. 
To play in the sand and lay in the sun.
To laugh and eat food.
All the while,
I sit and watch 
With a great big smile.

I've a plan you see,
To bring joy to me.
To pinch little toes
To chase children into the sea.

I'm looking quote gleefully 
Forward for the day.
When the silly boys and girls
Come to the beach to play.

Watch out little children!
Watch your fingers and toes.
I may be hiding behind that shell.
No ones sees, no one knows.

[And there you go, ruined another vacation!]

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Guessing Game



[When the answer just isn't all that clear.]

Folks, Our little friend here needs a bit of cheering up. Why don't we play a guessing game ok?

What is red and white
And sleeps all night
Begs for treats,
Get's into fights.
Fears all cats,
Short, small or fat.
And cannot stand,
The sound of that?

A horse you say?
No where, no way.
A horse won't beg
Even when they play.

A Snake perhaps?
Does a snake take naps?
Surely there's a better answer
Than that.

How about a pig,
Cute as can be.
But remember,
A pig can't be as cute as me!

A dog!
You're right!
Now isn't that a sight.
Cute as can be
And in red and white.


[Happy Friday!! Enjoy a lovely weekend.]


Thursday, March 2, 2017

A Few Too Many New Ideas



[When you have 4 meetings in one day and your brain just shuts off. And then you get hungry.]

I could stare at this view forever.
I could stare for ever and a day.
I could stare until the clouds roll in.
And the sun goes away.

My mind has collapsed.
Narry a spark is found
In my syntax.

It's a puzzling thing.
To feel not a sizzle
Or a bling.
Or even just a tingaling.

To feel your limbs move around.
But have no idea how you got through town.

And then you find yourself lying down.
On the ground.
Staring off into a wonderland that you found. 

I may work too much I think.
Or perhaps this is instinct.
A little rest for the mind
From time to time.

Either way, I do not mind.


[I think my mind too could use a hike.]

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Pair of Us



[I'm ready for some bud-time.]

Listen, I'm not saying I see me in your eyes or anything. But I do really enjoy hanging out with you. 

It's cool, I get it.


I have work friends. 
We see each other every day.
We work, we do not play.
We laugh about sports and 
Discuss bad weather.
We discuss the office
And the need for a sweater.
We do not hangout after work.
Honestly, not seeing work friends is a perk.

Why? 
I see them when I walk in,
And they see me and where I've been.
Off to the kitchen for coffee or tea,
Off to the bathroom, they always see
Off to a meeting or sneaking out for lunch.
I always see them!
So no to weekends, thanks a bunch.

  I want to feel the calm of quiet.
Not the questions 'are you still on that diet?'
Or the eyes ever tracking me
To and fro,
I think they know more about what I don't know.
And they always always no where I go.

So no no no to weekends.
I'll see them tomorrow.
I'll see them next week.
I see them more than my mom!
That's weak.

[Ok, maybe just once.]


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