Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You're a Long Way From the Sea, Gulls!

Their 
orange beaks 
- a striking contrast 
to their white and gray feathers - 
open wide 
to let out 
shrieks 
and 
cries,
shrill 
and 
piercing,
 that echo 
through
the parking lot 
miles and miles 
from the sea.  

These seagulls 
scavenge 
in 
the desert.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Growing Me

Up my bottom my leotard crawls,
And my tu-tu has gotten too small -
Mom says I'm growing like a weed.

Do I need to get a three-three
To fit the bigger sized me-me?
I don't care - dancing is all I need.

 
©2011, Bridget Magee

Monday, August 29, 2011

Super Soup

Sniffle-sniffle
*sneeze*
Pass the thissues...
Please?
I dink I hab a cold.

Sip - sip
*slurp*
More thsoup?
*burp*
Eating thsoup neber gets old.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Sunday, August 28, 2011

High Pitched Happiness

Puppy is near
With perked up ears
Looking cute as can be.

My very own voice
As if it has no choice
Climbs an octave higher than it should be.

"I wuv-wuv-wuv you, my Poochy-woo!
Cootchy-cootchy-cootchy-coo!"
My puppy makes me oh so happy, its true.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Posting Late

Sometimes I post late
I know it's not great
But our internet died
Better late than never...*sigh*


©2011, Bridget Magee

Friday, August 26, 2011

Twinkle Dinkle Fairies

Twinkle Dinkle
Fairies fly

Twinkle Dinkle
Way up high

Twinkle Dinkle
Fairies play

Twinkle Dinkle
All night and day

Twinkle Dinkle
Fairy is caught

Twinkle Dinkle
She fought a lot

Twinkle Dinkle
Fairies cried

Twinkle Dinkle
Fairy died

Twinkle Dinkle
Fairies mourn

Twinkle Dinkle
A new fairy is born


©2011, Bridget Magee

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Off The Grid

Our internet connection went out
Mom let out a frustrated shout
Now that we are "off the grid"
Mom's reminded of being a kid
Her childhood was boring no doubt


©2011, Bridget Magee

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

After School Treat

Warm cookies and milk
A surprise after school treat

Warm cookies and milk
My day gets better with each cookie I eat


©2011, Bridget Magee

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Conversation with a Teenager...Between Rooms

Teenager: Mom, where...mumble...mumble...mumble.

Mom: What?

TA: I just said where are...mumble...mumble...mumble.

M:  Honey, I can't HEAR you.  Please come -

TA: WHAT?

M:  I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

TA: Gosh Mom! You don't have to yell!  I SAID where are my mumble...mumble!

M: COME HERE, PLEASE!

TA:  WHERE?

M: HERE!!!

A minute or two passes...

M: Finally!  What do you need?

TA: Where are my sunglasses?  I can't find them.

M: On top of your head.

TA:  Oh.

M: You're welcome.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sleeping Foot-y

I sit
on my foot
at the kitchen table
while I do my homework. 
After a while,
I shift
in my seat
trying to get my bottom
 into a more
comfortable
position. 
I can't. 
So I slide my foot
out from under
my rump. 
At first
I have no feeling
in my foot. 
I jiggle,
wiggle,
tap it. 
Nothing. 
Then suddenly
pins and needles
attack. 
My every movement
brings
prickles
and
pain. 
I hold my breath
until
the stabbing passes
and
my foot
feels like my foot
again.
Note to self...don't sit on foot.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Limerick Limerick

When writing a limerick
There seems to be a trick
To pacing each rhyme
So as to keep perfect time -
This poetry form's a kick!


©2011, Bridget Magee

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Princess Fatty Pants

It's sweltering hot outside,
But super cool within.
Kitty lies around the house
And waits for an unattended tin.

Lounging in the cool AC
Has caused Kitty to grow more fur -
With her extra wide girth
She has a really loud purr.

Kitty has really gotten huge -
She sometimes groans and pants.
I think I'll change her name
To Princess Fatty Pants.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Friday, August 19, 2011

Full Fridge

Mom went grocery shopping
And loaded up on food.
Now that the fridge is full
I'm in a terrific mood.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Washing Machine Woes

My stuffed Pup
Is losing his fluff -
He spends too much time in the washing machine.

He's got a splotch of grape jelly
On fur that's already smelly -
A whir through the wash cycle will leave him clean.

When he's finally spic and span,
I have a plan -
Avoid the washer by keeping Pup pristine.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hurry Up and Wait

Wake up!
*yawn*
Quick!

Eat breakfast!
*gulp*
Hurry!

Get dressed!
*zip*
Pick up the pace!

Backpack?
Lunch?
"Got 'em"
Go, go, go!

Now I stand, stand, stand at the bus stop by the gate.

Why did I have to hurry, hurry, hurry up to wait?


©2011, Bridget Magee

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bake Sale

Bake
Cakes
Cookies
Pies and more
Priced to sell quickly
My school will totally score.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Monday, August 15, 2011

August Holiday

Which holiday is celebrated
In the month of August?
Not Halloween or Easter.
Kids haven't the foggiest.

But parents know
There is one liberating day
When the lazy days of summer end -
It's Back to School Day!


©2011, Bridget Magee

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Party is Over

The little girl guests have all left -
From their squealing I may be deaf.

The generous gifts have been unwrapped -
The dog's manic energy is finally zapped.

The puppy-shaped birthday cake has been eaten-
The entire house has been neatened.

The thank you notes are still left to write -
But for now, the party is over...goodnight.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stink-O-Rama

Dad has beans for breakfast,
And beans for lunch.
He has beans for dinner -
Pop - Munch - Munch!

Dad is flatulent -
He really lets them rip.
He is always cutting them -
Womp - Poof - Pip!


©2011, Bridget Magee

Friday, August 12, 2011

Buckle Down

I climb in my booster seat
All ready to go.
When Dad says, "Buckle up!"
I must say, "No."

Dad asks, "Why?"
I answer, "But it's down."
Dad doesn't understand -
He just frowns.

I point to my seatbelt
And the place where it clicks.
"You should say, 'Buckle down!', Daddy,"
I say with a *click*.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jake the Snake

Jake the snake slithers
Through the dense grass.
Jake the snake is spied
By Mr. Hawk flying past.

Jake the snake no longer slithers
Or flicks his tongue fast.
Jake the snake is gone -
Mr. Hawk's breakfast.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Coastal Hair

Usually my locks rock -
Smooth, straight and sleek.
But after time spent at the beach,
Looking in the mirror made me shriek.

My hair went wild -
Frizzy, fuzzy and curly.
I've never seen my hair
Looking quite so unruly.

I really tried to embrace
My new wild hair style.
As my hair went coastal,
I did my best to smile.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Monday, August 8, 2011

Styling Mo

Exactly eight years ago today
Our Maureen was born - Hooray!

Combine her sparkling eyes with her toothy smile,
Add her goofy giggle and you've got  Mo's unique style.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pelican Fishing

The
Brown Pelicans
glide
effortlessly
through the salty air.

They
flap their wings
in intervals
flap-flap
float
flap-flap
float
keeping
their place
in the perfect
V-formation
as
they hug
the contours
of
the jagged
rocky 
coastline.

Abruptly
the lead Pelican
decides
they have arrived,
they have found the perfect spot
to 
fish.

The rest of the 
Brown Pelicans
shift
from a glide
to 
a controlled dive
plunging themselves
into
the churning 
blue-green ocean
hoping
for
a smackerel of mackerel.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Smashwich

I start with two slices of bread, bread, bread.
I schmear on peanut butter spread, spread, spread.
I cut bananas then mash, mash, mash.
I put it all together and smash, smash, smash.
Yum!


©2011, Bridget Magee

Friday, August 5, 2011

Pollination

From flower to flower
Bumblebees buzz
Collecting pollen
On their leg fuzz
Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!


©2011, Bridget Magee

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lost Pet

My eyes are leaking.
My voice is squeaking.
I am so upset -
I lost my pet!

He's brown and round,
And enjoys the ground.
He's the best pet on the block -
I really miss my pet rock, Brock!


©2011, Bridget Magee

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Puppy Therapy

When I am sad
Puppy licks my tears.

When I am mad
Puppy steers clear.

When I am excited
Puppy jumps for joy beside me.

When I am embarrassed
Puppy helps to hide me.

No matter my emotion
My puppy is there with me.

I get through life
With daily puppy therapy.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Changing Definitions of Sleep

Infants sometimes sleep and sometimes not.
Toddlers resist sleep a lot.

Kids, their bedtime they try to delay.
Teenagers stay up late to play.

College students' sleep patterns mimic the teens.
Adults + not enough sleep = lots of caffeine.


©2011, Bridget Magee

Monday, August 1, 2011

Radio Roulette

Dad flips through the radio stations
On the car stereo to stay awake.
I don't mind the music he picks so much,
It is his singing that is hard to take.


©2011, Bridget Magee