Call Me Maybe?

Ring-ring,
there it goes again.

Ring-ring,
phone call number ten.

Ring-ring,
for sis, mom or dad?

Ring-ring,
that sound makes me sad.

Ring-ring,
I want it to be...

Ring-ring,
...a call for me.

Fuel Shopping

Milk, bread, eggs -
our receipt is long.
Yummy foods
keep me strong.

Rare Roll in the Grass

Doggy wiggles,
barking giggles
on desert grass -
it will never last.

Study Aid

chocolate bits
boost my brain -
sugar supercharged

Collaborative Effort*

The slimey doggy gnawing grease hastily
jumps our phantasm through abrasive hope.

*This poem was created by Dave, Anna, Joe, Bridget, Colleen and Maureen

Hammock Help

rope sling 
encased
floundering
disgraced

My Dumb Phone

With my dumb phone
I can call,
and send texts,
but that is all.

My ancient phone
has no data plan.
Of 4G networks,
I’m not a fan.

No GPS,
I use a map.
Instead of music,
I hum and clap.

No calendar,
I’m fashionably late.
Don’t need video,
memory’s still great.

I prefer
my dumb phone,
‘cause my info
stays all my own.

Exercise

I jog
and jiggle
trying to work off
my middle.

Mood Improved

Off to school,
the morning's cool.

Sleepy eyed,
I shuffle-slide.

Reluctant to go,
I move slow.

When I arrive
I revive.

Friends are there
ready to share.

Cupcake for me -
good day it'll be.

In Praise of President's Day

Two great men,
Washington and Lincoln,
gave us this holiday -
somebody was thinkin'!

Sock Song

I've got one sock,
looking for another.

I've got one sock,
looking for its brother.

And when I find that sock,
I'll tell you what I'll do.

I'll put it on my foot
and stick it in my shoe!

"Heart" Felt Regret (reposted)

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.

DMV Distress

Waiting on hard chairs
for our turn at the window.
Bored out of our minds,
we're stuck in limbo.

(This is where my husband, daughter and I are spending Valentine's Day :o)

Happy Birthday, Joe!

He is the funniest
man I know.
And smartest and kindest -
he's my Joe.

Another year older
is my handsome beau.
Extinguishing his candles
will take a mighty blow.

Mom the Photographer

Behind the camera,
Mom directs then clicks.
Getting us to smile
is one of her tricks.

Ode to My Bowl of Berries

chomp
chew
berries
of blue

tart
sweet
bowl full
I eat

Sick Day Sunday

Sicky day
Snoozy day
Lay about and feel woozy day

Yucky day
Puky day
Can't wait to stop feeling this way

A Wee Bit Late

It's already night time,
The end of the day.
How did that happen?
Time got away.

Terrific Tattered Teddy

My teddy is not new,
but he feels just right.
One eye is missing,
a button's sewed on tight.

Teddy's fur is thread bare,
his paw-toe is stitched up.
Nothing's better than
Teddy all loved up!

Bad Day Rebound

I had a really bad day,
everything went wrong.
First I missed the bus
because I showered too long.

Then I forgot my homework
and got gum on my shoe.
My experiment blew up
all over my lab partner, Stu.

Finally this rotten day is over
and I am home with you.
Knowing you're here for me
helps me face tomorrow anew.

Creatures Beware

Pup guards
with a stare.

What's going on
out there?

Movement,
Bark!

Creatures
in the dark.

Beware!

I Do My To-Do Do Do

My to do list
keeps me on the 
go, go, go.

I have to get stuff
done so I don't go
slow, slow, slow.


For my homework
assignments I have to
read, read, read.


For my craft
projects I have to
bead, bead, bead.


For my piano
lesson I have to
play, play, play.


I am so tired I wish
for the end of the
day, day, day.


I want to 
have nothing to
do, do, do.


Uh-oh, my
to-do list just
grew, grew, grew.

I Want My 4 Hours Back

The game was over
as soon as it began.
Of boring Super Bowls
I'm not a fan.

Contemplating a Groundhog's Wisdom

Is a groundhog
part pig
and
part dirt?

Or just a
dirty pig?

If there is a
groundhog,
is there a
skyhog
or a
waterhog?

And what does
an animal
who spends its life
underground
know about
the coming of
spring?

Just saying...

Rumbley in my Tumbley

My tummy is rumbley.
I am grumbley.
I need food,
to improve my mood.