Thursday, February 28, 2013

Messy Business

Words 
swirl,
twirl,
and trickle
down from my
crowded brain,
filtering through
my heart,
transforming
into their purest form.

Finally
they splash out
onto the page
as a
poem.

If I let them.

Writing is messy business.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Mighty Small

I have a guard dog,
A canine toughy.
He keeps me safe -
Never mind he's fluffy.

He barks really loud,
At the front gate.
If you dare to enter,
His teeth are your fate.

Cover you ankles,
My dog's not tall.
But he is courageous -
A superhero size small.


Huge thank you to this week's Wee Wednesday "Weader", Alexa and her superhero dog, Mason! (Bear makes a special appearance at the end of the video, too :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Poetry Process

I sit
And write.
Pen gripped
Too tight.

I ponder
And think
Of words
That don't stink.

I try
To create
Poems that
Resonate.

Some do,
Some don't.
But give up,
I won't.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Balloon Launch

tip,
tap,
toddler jumps
from Mom's lap

squeals,
squeaks,
toddler runs,
balloon leaks

zip,
zag,
toddler laughs,
balloon sags

Saturday, February 23, 2013

At the DMV

We sit on hard chairs,
All day we wait.
We got here early,
But now it's late.

People are packed in,
Every chair is full.
Thought it'd be quick -
Now I'm the fool.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Coop Coup

Chickens strut,
Sharp beaks peck.
Fluffy feathers
Adorn their neck.

Hawk stands still,
Eyeing the hens.
Menu choice
Through precise lens.

Chickens cluck,
Bawk, and squawk.
Especially when
There's a hawk.

Hawk swoops down
From the roof.
A chicken's gone -
Feathered poof.

In the coop,
A shrill bunch.
Get louder still,
When they are lunch.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Play All Day

All day, everyday
All I want to do is play.

Don't want to sweep the floor -
My chores are such a bore.

Don't want to do my homework -
Every page I go berserk.

Don't want to eat my dinner -
Say OK, I'll be the winner.

All day, everyday,
All I want to do is play.


Big thanks to today's "weader", Sarah, for "playing" with poetry today!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Overpriced Shoes

My mom bought
A pair of shoes,
They cost a lot -
As much as a cruise!

They are fancy,
Like her best blouse,
But Mom only wears 'em
Around the house.

In a hushed whisper
Mom did confide,
"They cost too much
To wear outside."

Monday, February 18, 2013

Presidential Ponderings

Presidents
from
A to Z,
great
men
in
history.

Adams
            Adams
                         Arthur
                                   Buchanan
                                                    Bush
                                                            Bush
Carter
          Cleveland x 2
                           Clinton
                                      Coolidge
                                                     Eisenhower
Fillmore
           Ford
                  Garfield
                               Grant
                                       Harding
                                                  Harrison
Harrison
            Hayes
                    Hoover
                              Jackson
                                         Jefferson
Johnson
           Johnson
                     Kennedy
                                   Lincoln
                                             Madison
McKinley
            Monroe
                        Nixon
                                Obama
                                           Pierce
Polk
       Reagan
               Roosevelt
                         Roosevelt
                                        Taft
Taylor
          Truman
                   Tyler
                        Van Buren
                                  Washington
                                               Wilson

I am
confident
a woman
will
someday
be
President.

Happy President's Day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gymnastics Meet

stretch
dance
balance
 
twist
flip
don't slip

vault
floor
high score

jump
glide
smile wide

bars
beam
fans scream

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

"Heart"felt Regret

Chalky-bit
Sentiments.
Pastel hued
Compliments.

CALL ME
LOVE ME
KISS ME
HUG ME

Candy hearts -
Read and eaten.
Too much sugar -
Over sweeten.

TRUE LOVE
SWEET PEA
HOT STUFF
CUTIE

Another heart
I can not lick.
Please help me,
I feel sick.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wee Wednesday Weader, Smidgey - Ode to my Human

I watch and I wait,
Are you running late?

When will you be home?
Will you bring me a bone?

For you I wag my tail -
You are my alpha male.

Instead of barking I would say -
Happy, happy Birthday!

AAAAAARRRRROOOOOO!



Happy Birthday to both my and Smidgey's favorite human, Joe Uhlik!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Day By Any Other Name

I'm Mardi Gras.

Also known as
Fat Tuesday.

Fat can be
such a harsh word.

I prefer
chunky,
chubby,
tubby.

Yes, that's it!

Hence forth I shall be
Tubby Tuesday!

Pass the King Bread.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Happy New Year!

Chinese
New Year,
Fireworks,
Big cheer!

Year of
The snake.
Sweet treats
We bake.

Red means
Good luck.
Family
Potluck.

Parade,
Dragon.
Costumes,
Wagon.

Full moon
Returns.
Vivid
Lanterns.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Fish Lost Her Swish

I had
One fish,
She swam
Splash-splish.

She ate
And pooped.
Burbled,
Loopy-looped.

But now
She's dead -
I'm sad,
'Nuff said.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dog Management

Puppy whimpers
At the back door.
Letting her out and in
Is my hourly chore.

I sit down,
I get up.
Master servant
To my pup.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Mom Always Knows

I ask for a cupcake,
Mom says no.
I take one anyway -
She'll never know.

Under my shirt
The cupcake is hidden.
To my room I sneak
Where food is forbidden.

I crouch in my closet,
Frilly dresses above.
I quietly indulge -
Cupcake love.

Mom's feet appear
Before me as I chew.
I pull a dress over me
To block Mom's view.

Mom says, "I wonder
Where my daughter can be
And the last cupcake
I was saving for me?"



Huge thanks to this week's Wee Words "Weader", Katie Rose - delicious!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Confusion

Steel grey clouds
conceal
the arc of the sun,
the passage of time,
until I am 
confused
whether it is
morning
or
evening.

Good night, dawn?

Good morning, dusk?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hairy Equation

long hair + eyes = blocked vision = bangs
                                   haircut

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Phil Is A Pill

Phil is a pill,
He won't get up
To check his shadow -
Is he washed up?

He wants to sleep
Throughout the day.
Could care less
It's Groundhog's Day.

So Bob fills in,
And dances gung ho.
Spring is coming,
Despite the snow.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Ear Worm

On the radio,
We hear a song.
Catchy ditty,
We sing along.

But much later
We hear the tune -
Inside our heads
We continue to croon.

The song won't leave,
It makes us squirm.
We got infected
With an ear worm!