Friday, February 28, 2014

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.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

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

Friday, February 21, 2014

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

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!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"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.

Friday, February 14, 2014

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)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

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!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Creatures Beware

Pup guards
with a stare.

What's going on
out there?

Movement,
Bark!

Creatures
in the dark.

Beware!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

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...