Sunday, June 30, 2013

Road Trip

We pack tight,
Leave at first light.

On our way,
We drive all day.

Family road trip,
On freeways we zip.

Laughing, singing,
Insults zinging.

Time together,
Remembered forever.

Glad to arrive,
In one piece...alive.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Welcome to the Jungle

Monkeys swing
from vine to vine.
Mosquitoes sing
whine, whine, whine.

Birds fly
from tree to tree.
Jungle leaf
canopy.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Flight of the Butterfly

Flitter.....
      ...flitter...
                           ...flutter...
              ...flutter.

                                                   Flit...
                                                            ...flit...
                                                                     ...flit.

                
                                     Flitter...
        ...flitter....
                                     ...float...
                                                         ...float.

Flit...
         ...flit...
                   ...quit!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sunset

The
glorious, glowing
scoop 
of orange sherbert
that is 
the setting sun
melts 
its way
into twilight.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Basketball Boy

Jump shots,
Free throws,
Alley-oops!
Lay ups,
Hook shots -
I love hoops!
*Swoosh*


Ginormous thank you to this week's "Weader",  Wyatt, and his mad basketball skills! 
Maybe Wyatt could have "Spur"-ed San Antonio in the right direction so they could have kept their cool and beat the "Heat"?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Contemplating Vegetables

If there is
a head of lettuce,
where's its body?

If potatoes
have eyes,
where's their noses
and mouths?

If there are
ears of corn,
where's their head?

If there are
peas with black eyes,
are there peas
with blue eyes
or brown?

Monday, June 24, 2013

Always Searching

Out the backdoor,
Under the bed,
Around the corner,
Inside the shed.

I look and I search
Behind every tree
For inspiration
To write poetry.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer!

Where's the thermostat
for the furnace
in which we live?

Summer's arrived
with extreme heat
ready to give.

I am sweating
so much my shirt
is a sieve.

Where's the thermostat
for the furnace
in which we live?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Double Trouble

On 
silent pads
kittens
 prowl,
leap,
bounce,
pounce,
and 
howl.

Energetic
fuzzball fun -
two kittens 
are
better 
than one.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weaders": Game of Throne

Two kittens,
One chair.
Neither prince,
Neither heir.

Climbing...
...clawing...
...pouncing...
...pawing.

Two kittens,
One chair.
Neither prince,
Neither heir.

Huge thanks Jessica and Nick for videoing "Joffrey" and "Greyjoy" (aka Tuxedo Kitty and Grey Kitty)! "PURR-fect!" Who do you think won the Game of Throne?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sweeping, No Weeping

I push
My broom
Across
The room.

I sweep
The floor
From door
To door.

My chore
Is done.
I'm ready
For fun.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Mom and Dad
Hug and kiss,
Something about
"Wedded bliss".

Their PDA is
Sometimes yucky.
But they're still together -
Which is lucky.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Dad is My Hero

Dad has no cape,
I checked his bureau,
But I'm convinced
He's a hero.

He can swing real high
and bake a pie.

He can fix the car
and open a jar.

He can read a book
and bait my hook.

He can mend my shirts
and hug my hurts.

I love my dad
With all my heart.
He's my hero -
Brave,
         strong,
                  and smart.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Fishy Joke

Q: Why
did the fish
swim in
salt water?

A: He
kept sneezing
in the
pepper water!

Achoo!

*Today's joke was provided by Mo, age 9.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": True Love (A Poem in Two Voices)

I treasure you
                            
                                            I cherish you.
                             
                 I hold you dear.

I love you   
                             
                                            I adore you.
                             
                I want you near.

You're my gal.
                            
                                            You're my pal.
                             
              Together we belong.

You're my friend.
                            
                                             To the end.
                             
               Our love is strong.
Massive thank you to this week's "Weaders", Katica and Tim:
The. Cutest. Newlywed. Couple. Ever!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

100% Me

 5% wacky
 2% loud
15% smiley
 5% proud
 3% lazy
40%writing
 2% cookies
 1% fighting
 4% successful
 3% dense
15% optimistic
+5% tense
Add it up
You will see
100%
Me, me, me!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Hot Dog

As temps
Go up,
The slower
My pup.

In the heat
Of the day,
Pup lays down -
Will not play.

A cool breeze
Or long drink -
Pup revives
In a blink.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wee Wednesday "Weader": Little Bit, Lotta Love



I can’t see her
but I know when
she is near.

I hear
her gentle voice,
her soothing words.

I feel
her tender touch
petting
my nose,
my mane,
my neck.

I smell
her humanity –
familiar and safe.

I taste
the spoils of her love
for me:
the granola bars,
the carrots,
the apples,
and the pretzels from QT.

My love
for her
is only matched
by her love
for me –
in all my
equine glory. 

Huge THANK YOU to today's "Weaders"... Little Bit for sharing his inner thoughts and Jill for sharing her love for him! 


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dish Doing

Dishes pile up
Next to the sink.
In the dishwasher
They loudly clink.

The next morning,
Each dish is clean and dry.
I put them away -
Down low and up high.