Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": An Interview With Ms. Bamboo

Q: How do you do, Ms. Bamboo?
A: Very well, thank you!

Q: What's new with you?
A: Well, I grew...and grew...and grew.

Q: So, all day, what do you do, Ms. Bamboo?
A: I do enjoy this view.

Q: Tell me, Ms. Bamboo, have you ever been blue?
A: No, actually, I've always been a green hue.

Q: Thank you, Ms. Bamboo, for helping me with this interview.
A: You are welcome! Toodle-ooo!

BIG thank you to this week's "Weader", Ms. Bamboo, voiced by the mastermind behind the concept of interviewing a plant, Maureen! And huge thanks to Joe, for asking Ms. Bamboo the thought provoking interview questions. Who would have thought a plant would have so much to say...and in rhyme?

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hatchling Love

Mama dove,
A feathered puff
Hides her chicks
Of grey fluff.

Day and night
She does stay,
'Til those chicks
Fly away.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Knocked Down Nest

The nest
in the 
tangle of roots
at the base
of the tree
like a toupee
blown off
a bald man's head.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": A Cockatoo With An Attitude

I have a bird -
a cockatoo.
She's full of spunk
and attitude.

Her name is
Captain Fluffy Pants.
She is naughty
despite our rants.

Her squawks and screams
she punctuates.
Her raucous racket
we tolerate.

Fluffy Pants
can be a tease
when she steals
my keyboard keys.

But her favorite spot
is on MY shoulder,
because I'm the one
that she lets hold her.

Gigantic thank you to this week's "Weaders" Andy and his bird, Captain Fluffy Pants! Boy, does she have an attitude! *squawk*
(And special thanks to Tony for his mad editing skills!)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jet Weaver

Jet airplanes
gauzy white
the blue expanse
of the daytime sky -
their high performance
serve as
their thread.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Babysitter Battle

She said, "No!"
And, "Go to bed!"
I said, "Yes!"
And stayed up instead.

She seems to think
I'm a baby,
But I'm the boss,
There is no maybe.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Picky Pup

Napkin bulging,
the aroma of broccoli 
my hand,
my lap.
Pup sniffs once
and walks away.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wee Wednesday WONKY: Mess

With great distress
I must confess
I couldn't finess
"Weader" success
Without internet access.
My apologies I stress.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Micro Superhighway

Tiny black dots
accelerate up
leafy onramps.
Antenna to bottom
they travel.
On twiggy overpasses
thousands of ants
and pass each other
speeding up
then braking -
in the endless
rush hour traffic.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Books: The Spice of Life

Food tastes better
with a book,
especially when
Dad's the cook.

Characters enhance
the bland flavor.
A strong story arc
is a mealtime saver.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pup's Seasonal Affect Disorder

My pup is S.A.D.

She lounges
in the slice of sunshine,
the pocket of warmth
in front of the sliding glass door
watching the lizards
dart and dash.

The air conditioning
is too much
for her summer coat,
the summer days
are too long
for her attention span.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Who Am I?

I am a clown,
But I know no jokes.
In orange and white,
I wear a scaled cloak.

I hide from
Various enemies
By living in
Wavy anemones.

Served on a dish,
I'm not delish,
I am a ______ ______!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Puzzled by My Puzzle

I am
by the simplicity
of the complex.

          y shaped,
                               c     l      r      u
                                  o     o     f       l,

                                                     d -- o -- t -- t -- i -- n -- g
the floor
are a

taunt me
to unlock
their interlocked 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": I Am a Writer

I think
I write
I use

I type
work hard
no hype

reader -
book nerd

best job
worst pay
my way

Massive thank you to this week's "Weader", JJ, for sharing the secrets of her writing success! She IS a her book, SHADOW OF THE FOREST - it is a great read!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Firework Frenzy

Crack, boom -
Fire streaks.
Colors sizzle,
Crowd shrieks.

Nighttime sky
Fizzles and zings.
People cheer
July 4th bling!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Kindness Defined

Kindness means
being loving -
waiting patiently,
never shoving.

Kindness means
being great -
moving quickly
so we're not late.

Kindness means
being polite -
using kind words,
not picking a fight.

Kindness means
being nice -
giving away
the last slice.

 Huge thank you to this week's Wee Wednesday "Weaders", Abby and Sam, for being so KIND and reading my poem. The power of kindness ROCK!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013