Friday, October 30, 2015

Seasonal Disorientation

I was dumbfounded
when I went shopping today.
I went looking for costumes
but found Christmas displays.

I combed the aisles
for ghosts and ghouls,
instead all I found
were Christmas jewels.

I searched for pumpkins,
but found lighted trees,
festive ornaments
instead of bulk candy.

What month is it -
October, right?
Then why is Santa
giving me a fright?

Stores seem confused
by the calendar dates.
If you're buying for Halloween,
it's already too late.

Enjoy some poetry treats (without the tooth decay) at Check It Out

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I Love My Library Week

Books on sports,
books on healing,
books on how to fix my leaky ceiling.

Books on dragons,
books on flowers,
reading books gives me super powers.

Fiction, nonfiction
or computer binary,
find it all at your local library.

Happy I Love My Library Week!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Pigeonholing Pigeons

Image from PhotoPin










incessant pecking
bobble necking
these birds scavenge crumbs                  

iridescent feathers
alone or together
they're parking lot bums


Poetry goodness is at Jama's Alphabet Soup

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

If You Swam With Me*



You’d see ship hulls
And pirate skulls
I didn't swim with this guy, but he did pop up in Monterey Bay.
If you swam with me.

You’d gain mad skills
In eating krill
If you swam with me.

You’d learn to skyhop,
But not belly flop
If you swam with me.

You’d be preaching
The joys of breaching
If you swam with me.

You could shout,
“I have a spout!”
If you swam with me.

*I'm having a "whale" of a birthday because of YOU, dear reader. You are a gift to me when you read and comment on my poetry. Thank you, I truly appreciate it. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Vacation

travel somewhere new
to intentionally relax

*I'm off on vacation...I'll be back with a poetry gift for YOU on Tuesday October 20th, my birthday!

In the meantime enjoy the poetry extravaganza at Writing the World for Kids