Wednesday, December 26, 2007

a little bit of nothing

time to relax
unwind just a bit
time for quiet
and a little bit of nothing

time for a good workout
time for blogging
even a bit of television
and lots and lots of sluffing

it's time for me
and who ever else
just what I want to do
which is naught but dawdling

soon enough it will
be back to the grind
the daily routine
and all that does bring

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Time Christmas Rhyme

It's almost time
it's getting close
before we know it
we will get our dose

Of Christmas cheer
and all the joy
it brings to moms and dads
and every girl and boy

Time for fun and laughter
family, games and gifts
to give and get and
how our spirit lifts

To see the world come
together to embrace
love, joy, peace and good will
in each home and place

Perhaps one day we shall
see this become a reality
on each and every day through
the year-we can hope for this to be

Friday, December 14, 2007

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
is a wonderful
holiday tradition

You can see this show
almost anywhere-as
it certainly gets done

You see early
that it is set
in Dickens' London

It has an excellent
story and lesson to learn
for anyone

And you will feel the
Christmas spirit as you watch-
even in rerun

You will find a joy
and spirit and be
filled with holiday fun

From first to finish
It is filled with
such a passion

Of reminding us to
think outside ourself
to those who have none

We all are filled
with happiness to
think that Ebeneezer won

And the ending is
inspiring, as Tim calls out
"God Bless Us Every One."

Friday, December 7, 2007

wrapping presents

tonight we are gonna rap-
I mean wrap-all the gifts
that we bought last week

tonight we are gonna try
to keep the surprises hidden
to bring the joy that we seek

when we give those
special gifts that we
chose, so please don't peek

for only someone who
wants to spoil the fun
would stoop to be such a geek

Saturday, December 1, 2007

it's time for shopping

it's time for shopping
that is true
and spending money
is making my hubby blue

but now I'm done
only small things left
for filling stockings-
soon he won't feel bereft

hopefully when the time
for giving is done
we will feel like
we have won

a prize, in that it's
all about giving
as we all know,
and how we go about living

so give those gifts
and don't bat an eye
til of course you get
the bill from the collection guy

Monday, November 26, 2007

my new obsession

chai tea latte
you have become
my new favorite

I can't forget
how you tasted so nice
that very first

That led me to your
scent has only served
to prove that by you I am

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Friday, November 23, 2007

a day off

a day off, oh what would I do?
I think I would stay in bed
and read a book or two.

if given the chance I think I would lay
around on the beach, the sofa, the floor
just given the chance in one place to stay

if I could do anything I want
I think that I'd have a list
of things-I would not know where to start

so never mind, I guess I can't afford
to take a day off-
I will have to do with this short word

Friday, November 16, 2007


I am always embarrassed
when I say or do something dumb
even if it isn't wrong
I still feel like a sore thumb

I can feel the heat
and my face turning red
I wish right then
I could take back what I'd said

I sometime stick my foot
right in the center of my mouth
and then I wish that I could
run and hide away down south

So I am sorry if I appear
to be a ninny or a fool
just please don't blame it
on the fact that we homeschool

Friday, November 9, 2007

if the sun were one yard wide

If the sun were only
one yard wide
Can you imagine where you could
land with just one stride?

Mercury would be but a dot
Venus and Earth, close in size,
and Mars just a little further
can you even surmise

Just how big and how far
the outer planets would be?
Jupiter, the biggest of all
would stand at 4 inches, see.

Next is Saturn, just a bit
smaller. The distance is amazing
though I do have to say.
Traveling through this universe would be less dazing.

As Uranus and Neptune, still
quite a ways away,
Would allow you to hop over to Pluto-
if you will permit it a planet to stay.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


New month has begun
Right before our eyes
One with happiness
Eating, laughter,
Vigor and fun
By the time we rise
Each new fall day
Mother Nature and Father Time
Makes a new memory
Easing into our heart
Burning like a ray
Vivid and true
Every fresh thing
Opens our eyes
Reviving our spirit
Newness is just beyond the view

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Field Trip to the Ren Fest

just the other day
we took time away
from our busy way
and stopped just to play

but it was so much more-
it was walking through a door
back into the times of lore
and learning we could not ignore

we saw the days of knights
who fought with all their might
we beheld the many sights
of the age of darkened light

we met the king, the knight, the jester
and William Shakespeare we couldn't help but pester
our wondering minds could never fester
and those days we hope to sequester

even if just in our dreams
we will never forget the themes,
or how the spear and sword gleams
and everything was as it seems

Saturday, October 20, 2007

letting go

letting go
don't you know
it still hurts me so
my feelings I try not to show
so each day my feelings I stow
I hope that this is good, even though
I am afraid-what will we reap? what did we sow?
and pray that through all this you will only grow
and learn to rise above the mediocre and the status quo
each day my head says yes but each beat my heart still says no.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Where Have You Gone?

Can you stand still
long enough
for me to fill
my ears

With what you've
been up to?
I'd like to groove
right by your side

Long enough to know
just what it is
That you now show
as your new love.

What are you doing
each and every
day; each moment I am stewing
While you are away

I cannot seem to get inside
your mind or life-
just for a moment, not to reside
or overwhelm.

Can you just give me
a little time
each day to help me see
just where you've gone...

Friday, October 5, 2007

running short on blogging time

blogging is still
a favorite pasttime
of mine

Although it seems
these days, I rarely
have the time.

I check in quite often
only to find that I've
got to do

Another post
and also an ad
or two

I like to read
my friends' blogs when
I get the chance

But lately it only seems
I am flying by
the seat of my pants

So if I haven't been
around your place

I'll make my way back
soon I hope to catch up on
what I've missed greatly

I know the blog world
still goes on
I just feel behind

But I will be around
when I can, to that
I am resigned

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Time Flies

Time flies
when your having fun,
so the saying goes.

I must
be having a blast,
the days are flitting past, heaven knows.

It must
be grand to have such a time,
for it is flying fast

And before
I know it, all too soon
these days will be long past.

I can
barely take a breath, or give
my eye a bat

Too soon
I'll turn my head around and
wonder where it all is at.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dinner Party

Did you wash the dishes yet?
I ask of you, dear pet.
When you are done with that set
Can you begin to set the dinette?
And then before you can forget
I need you to pipe out the rosettes.
This party will be a success I bet
Thanks to your hard work and sweat.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

mummy fun

Three little mummies
Wrapped up tight
Learning about Egypt
Has been outta sight

Two little mummies
Having lots of fun
Using all the "wrapping"
Till there was none

One little mummy
Eyes open wide
See the pyramid?
I think I'll go inside

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11

on this night
we remember the past
when we were shook
by the airplane's blast

we did not comprehend
nor do we still
just how much this hurts
and how our hearts can feel

it breaks the barrier
of individual strength
it takes us all joining
hands to overcome this breach

we look behind only to recollect
the horror, the pain, the feeling
to then look ahead and spur us on
to rise above the hate and work for healing

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

mint chocolate chip ice cream

minty fresh to the taste
fresh and cool, I'll not waste
any time to get me some
of the delicious frozen yum-yum
what can it be that I describe?
something nice on which to imbibe
one of my favorites is the theme
mint chocolate chip ice cream

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Happy Birthday to My Husband

Happy birthday to you
I love your eyes so blue
I love how you kiss me too
I love how you have stayed so true
I know that I'll never rue
Having gotten married to you
You are the best guy I could ever choo(se)
You are one of the few
Who keep things ever new
I never know just what you'll brew
Even when things seem askew
Or we feel like we live in a zoo
I just want to say this will be seen through
And I will always be in love with you

Saturday, August 25, 2007

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There are some that are better
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While I maintain quiet
A few, I thought
that no bother.

When I wanted to learn
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I went to the test to find
That it really filled
Me with mirth

To find that the ones
I most adored are not
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While at the same time
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Really did have some “pop”.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007


in trying to bring
my blog a little love
in trying to help
raise its rank above

and beyond where it now lies
to support anyone
who may choose to comment
and to also join the fun

I have chosen to delete
those tiny words "no follow"
and added in my own
to fill in any hollow

it is best for blogs
when they can be linked
to each other with love
helping us all to think

that we can raise our traffic
and our rank
to help spread the love around
and here is who I have to thank

jerseygirl showed me the way
to find what I need to know
to get the link and badge
to join this DO FOLLOW show

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's Getting Late

It's getting late
It's past the time
When I should stop
This little rhyme

I must get to bed
And get some sleep
I need the rest
For tomorrow's heap

Of work will soon arrive
To greet me and send me
On my way, busy, busy
An endless swirly

But I can't stop
I've got to blog
There are so many
Things I've got to log

And if I do not
Will it remain
Til another day?
For I'll be back again.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

fish camp

my son just left
for fish camp
he will spend the day
learning to be a champ

when it comes to
learning the ropes of school
and just what to do
each day and every rule

the school will provide
lots of new things
for him to experience
and new learning will bring

him some good
opportunities that he may
not have had
and will help him learn his way

so while he's gone
I'll just sit home and pray
that he will flourish
and in my heart he'll stay

even when he's gone
and off doing new things
I'll know that it's what we want
to eventually cut those strings

Sunday, August 12, 2007

I'm Late

I'm running late
though it's not fate
it's just great
to sit and debate
on what to relate
on my blog slate
and then I see the rate
of time elapsed, and I hate
to think that I can't elaborate
because I'm in no state
to leave my pate
looking like this-at this rate
I'll never make a fashion plate
and yet I sit trying to restate
never mind it's almost eight
I've gotta restate
no need to translate
I'm late, I'm late, I'm late...

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

the daily grind

the daily grind
can put me so far behind
that I feel like a leftover rind
with no time to unwind
I'm often in a bind
how to manage the time
I hope to find
a way to rewind
and never forget to be the kind
of person to enjoy when I've dined
on the richness of life, and shined
out a ray of joy when all has been lined
up and never repined
over the losses that were mine

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Water Aerobics

I'm going to swim,
and it's no whim

I'll jog and run
while in the pool under the sun

I'll splash and kick
and then we'll pick

Which leg lift with which to start
and begin to raise the rate of our heart

We'll fill the milk jugs
with water, then slug

Them up to begin
our arm lifts again

Then we'll cool back down
with a walk and no frown

We'll head home worn out
and happy from our water aerobics bout

Monday, July 30, 2007

technorati claim

learning to be
a better blogger
is for me
like walking through a fogger
I don't really know
just what all to do
but as I learn and grow
from the blogging crew
I try to implement
each new bit of info
so here I quickly went
shot out like an arrow
and claimed this little ditty
on the best website
called Technorati
to put this blog in spotlight

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Add to Technorati Favorites

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

How We Celebrated Our Anniversary

we chose well it seems-
our cruise vacation
fulfilled all our dreams.

we did whatever we felt like doing
we slept, we ate, we swam,
we relaxed, our time together accruing

we loved just being together alone
which is something we miss
when we are living at home

we played, we learned, we expanded
our horizons, our waistlines, our minds;
and I have to say I loved it when he handed

me a red rose and a lovely card
to celebrate our wedding day
all those years ago, it isn't hard

to see why I'm still in love with him
and how I am glad we took the time
to refill our hearts up to the brim

Saturday, July 14, 2007

A Cruise

we finally decided
we'd take a cruise

and that we would
share that wonderful news

to all who would care
to hear, or my blog peruse

it wasn't really
so hard to choose

the price includes everything
except gambling and booze

which are two things
we abstain from, so nothing to lose

full buffets every day,
lounging by the pool, a late morning snooze

the fun, the relaxation
the beautiful views

seemed to simply add up
to an offer we can't refuse

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Upcoming Anniversary

I am dreaming of traveling near or far
Whether by boat, train, plane or car

It doesn't matter much to me
How we get there, I just want to be

With my husband by my side
As he's been for half my life

We will celebrate soon you see
Our twentieth wedding anniversary

So we are making plans to go
Somewhere special, as of yet we don't know

We've talked of cruises, beaches, city scapes too
We just can't think of exactly what to do

But we know that it will be a special day
No matter where we go or where we stay

This time together, alone!, no less
Will help to celebrate our wedded-ness

For lo these twenty long/short years
So for our day I shout three cheers

And where ever we choose to roam
I know that the best of these is with him at home

Saturday, June 30, 2007


sometimes a rhyme is just not there
sometimes it seems I just don't care
sometimes I want to pull my hair
sometimes life just ain't fair
sometimes I feel like a bear
sometimes I just don't dare
sometimes I do nothing but stare
sometimes I can't even get out of my chair
sometimes life can be a wear
sometimes don't we make a pair?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

North Cascades Learning Center

A family vacation
seems like the thing
to get this family
back in the swing
of laughing and playing,
of living and loving.

Up in the Cascades
we could go hiking
exploring, canoeing-
the adventure that
all this would bring
would pump this family
and re-tie the strings
that bind us together
and help our hearts sing
of the fun and love
that nature around us rings.

In the Cascade mountains
we need no other bling
than the jewels mother nature
makes so very striking.
The learning center teaches
about nature and earth loving
from exploring to composting and recycling.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

RedHead Rants

I love my blogging friends
and the link love that sharing sends.

I'd like to share one now with you
That you can probably relate to.

I know that I loved this poem at first sight
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In her fun writing style
And perhaps even walk a mile

In her virtual shoes.
It is the Red Head side of Sapheyerblu's

Many sided self portrait
And this blogging sphere is her new found slate.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

The Sirocco Restaraunt, Bangkok

I've never been
To a world-renowned
Place to eat.

But it looks to me
Like this place
Just can't be beat.

The atmosphere
looks very modern
and ultra-chic.

I know I'd love
to stay and eat,
or at least be given a little peek

At this stylish
eatery atop
the State Tower Dome.

I'd like to eat well
and then brag to all
my friends back home.

I'd show them the
pictures that would
make them all drool

and send them
the menu, you see
I'm no fool.

This place is among
the world's very best
places to consume

A wonderful
meal, a breath-taking view.
Such an exquisite lunchroom!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

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Friday, June 1, 2007

Rhyme Dictionary

I want to rhyme
I sometimes find
That I'm short a line
And need a hint
To help my bent
To keep my rhyme
Stepping in time
I have found
An online playground
For rhyming words
That propels me forwards
With my little dittys
And keeps 'em pretty
An online Rhyming Dictionary
Has proved most necessary

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

PayPerPost's Newest Tools

PayPerPost is trying to improve
every time I take a look

They have installed some great new tools
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For bloggers and advertisers alike
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Tuesday, May 22, 2007


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Thursday, May 17, 2007

picking berries

have you ever picked your own berries
it's almost like being in the wild with magic fairies

it is so peaceful, so serene
and these are the prettiest berries you've ever seen

they are so pretty when fully ripe
that you can't help but want to take a bite

you are giddy from the sweet smell
as you hasten to fill your white pail

you can hardly wait for the treats you will make
you can start with jelly, pies, and a cake

these ripe little berries are my favorites by far
at least that is what I think when I am filling a jelly jar

Friday, May 11, 2007

What would you do for love?

When asked what I'd do
if I were truly in love
Would I move a world away
and to my past give a shove?

A dime for my thoughts
on this great mind debate
I don't know if I could answer
completely, not knowing the fate.

When young and love-struck
I know that I'd have said
Of course I would go with him,
Are you crazy in the head?

Would I really forget
All the folks left behind?
I don't think that would be likely
Since I would hope to find

That I'd be back when I could-
Of course it would be tough,
But I'd have my new life
With my husband. Though it would be rough

Through those first married years
It could really be good
To have to rely on each other
And not on the old neighborhood.

So what can I say
In response to the query?
Is it fair to say a resounding "yes"
I am sure, well, maybe not very....


Now the next victims
That I'd like to tag
May or may not play the game-
Hey, don't be a drag!

Elizabeth Grace

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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Sunday, May 6, 2007


can be cool-
but I'm no fool,
I know the rule-
that it can be stressful
as a whirlpool
and kids can be full
of stubbornness, like a mule.
But it's still a tool,
and I'll re-fuel
so I can avoid the cesspool
of what causes many to drool;
I want them to be fed more than gruel
and to avoid the enclosed module
of many bureaucrat's misrule.
And yet one coming lunule
you may hear my small mewl
as my kids could one day join the globule
of the world known to most simply as school.
And on that day I'll sit on my stool
and at that time I'm sure you'll
have to remind me that it's not sinful
for a mother to wish back for days of pre-school.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Birthday Girl

I cannot believe she is how old?
Wasn't it just yesterday that I could hold
Her in my arms and behold
The very essence of her every fold?

Today is her day, she is no longer a baby
And I want her to know that there is no maybe
To what she brings to this family, I must say (be-
Cause she's the best)-We love you K B!!


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Monday, April 30, 2007


there is just something about camping
that makes everything all right
playing all day
star gazing at night

you are set out
with Mother Nature herself
you can visit trails
and lakes together or yourself

you can build a camp fire
and roast hot dogs galore
and of course don't forget
the gooey marshmellow s'mores

you can relax like
you can in no other setting
you can re-energize
which is what I am betting

so many of us need
in our busy day lives
we get caught up
and forget just how wise

it is to step back
and take a needed break
which you can do easily
camping by mountain or lake

Monday, April 23, 2007

Catch The Wave

If you are looking to make a buck
You need some skill and a little luck
But if you feel like you are stuck
And that things have run amok
That you are nothing but a sitting duck
It's time for you to get out of the muck

Look to your blog in this new day
It is a whole new way
To let you earn some pay
All you do is have your say
And the advertiser will then lay
A few bucks into your pay (pal account)

Just take a look at the op list
It is a job that just can't be missed
They tell you the guidlines and gist
It is as easy as being kissed
If your ad is accepted (not dissed)
You will be paid hand over fist

Ok, maybe not quite that amount
But enough to get you out of a pout
And sure enough it will begin to sprout
Into a small heaping mount
The more words you begin to spout
The more ads you will learn about

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Where you can learn to write a rave
And get paid simply to pave
The way for the advertiser's crave
And you will be on the way to save
A few extra bucks-that's my fave!

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cyber Tag

"Tag, You're it!"
can be heard quite a bit
in school yards and play grounds
the whole world round.

But there is a new tag game
to play, the rules are mostly the same-
You tag someone and then
they tag another. Women and men

have both joined in.
In this tag game we all win!
This game helps all our blogs
and gives each of us a log

of where we've been
and who we've seen,
then just link forward
and link one backward

to show who tagged you
and who you tagged too.
This drives traffic your way
and leaves a list of who all will play.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Free Ice Cream

"I scream
You scream
We all scream
For ice cream!"

What a chant
upon my ear
some of the most
refreshing words to hear.

What could be better,
what could top that?
How about a free
scoop of chocolate?!

What a day to
get free ice cream
today is the day
to fulfill that dream.

What shop you ask
could make such an offer?
Get over to the nearest
Ben & Jerry's you scoffer.

What this day brings
to you and to me
is a cold single scoop
that is totally free!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Writing in Rhyme

writing in rhyme every day
can really be an unusual way
to pass the time spent on line
making sure each one is just fine

rhyming words are such great fun
that may be why they are the first one
that kids play with when learning
to talk or read, ideas continue churning

they often just flow when we don't mean
for them to, they just come out to be seen
and heard often when we least expect
and then we hope the hearer will not reject

oft times we hear the quaintest verse
and just can't resist the poet's purse
even though small it pays
it is a fun way to pass the days

Monday, April 9, 2007

sleet in April

sleet in April I cannot believe
but that is just what we did receive
this last weekend was frozen rain
causing us to be too shocked to complain

sleet in April is such a quirk
I've never known it to even lurk
in the area of what we know as Spring
all that time has ever thought to bring

sleet in April is never one
it is almost either warm showers or sun
and that is a sign of more to come
over the summer and then some

sleet in April is something new
that I am sure we will talk about for a few
more Aprils yet to come
just where did the weird weather come from?

Thursday, April 5, 2007

cooking for camp

Another year rolls around
it's again time for camp
I get to help cook
and await the approval stamp

The menu is set
the groceries are bought
The time is approaching
when meals will be sought

by 200 folks ready to chow.
The menu is quick
and easy to boot
That is the key to staying so slick

In the kitchen
where all moves so fast
You gotta keep moving
To make each and every last

item on the menu
appear just right
for the campers to be willing
to even take that first bite.

It is easy to buy
when shopping in bulk
I now shop on line
and leave the hulk

of the work to Sam's Club
who now has click and pull
purchasing. So easy to use
that even an old fool

like me can use this option
when purchasing so much
that we just order
all the food, drinks and such.

They gather and load
while we check out the stuff.
Then we hit the road
and the going's not so tough.

Getting it all in the kitchen
and ready to cook
is only as simple as
following the menu in the book.

So in cooking for camp
my new best friend
has become the online
shopping, which has been a God send.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Fool's Day

the day of the fool
is here again
time for some fun
a laugh and a grin.

what is your favorite
prank to play
on some unsuspecting
soul this fool's day?

what is the best
joke you've ever played
on this day for pranks?
have you ever made

someone really fret
or worry that what
you had planned
was a sure fire bet?

if you have you
are not alone
there are many hoaxes
that have caused rue

and chaos that test
many folks.
you can read about
some of the best

and some of the worst of the fake
pranks from time out of mind
that have been recorded
for posterity sake

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Blog Hopping

In looking for a way
To increase my page rank
(I knew I was at the bottom
My ratings just stank)

I learned of a game
Simply called blog hop
That will help increase ranks
And start me to the top

I have a friend named Sire
Who showed me how to play
Simply link to his place
And a link back to me he'll relay

This little game is good
For my blog pages
It will send me toward the top
And get a chance for more wages

If you are looking to increase
The traffic that stops by
Simply leave a link here
And I will link with a reply

Saturday, March 24, 2007


The end of the week
We've waited so long
For you to peek
In with your restful song.

We love to relax
And take this day slow
It's time to lay down our packs
And go with the flow.

As we sit and enjoy
This day so revered
It seems every girl and boy
Has also appeared

To make the most of this day
And to shout it out loud
This day is for play
So come join our crowd.

We need these days
As the good Lord knew
So out of the work haze
He left one day for us to renew.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Make Money Online

We are all looking to make a buck
And with time and a little luck

We just may strike it rich
Or at least make a stitch

And getting help from friends
Can really help to make ends

Meet when we see it all begin to add
And we hope that it's no fad.

So if you want to find a way
To make your online time pay

Take a gander at what this gal's done
To help point to the money and the fun.

She has made quite a list to see
And I bet she has made a pretty penny

With some of these opportunities
And now she is sharing all of these

Thank you for sharing your story
And putting together this inventory.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

She's Sick

When she's sick
And just doesn't feel well
You hope it's over quick
But you can tell

That the fever is rising
And it will last.
It's not surprising
After all the past

Few weeks have brought
To wear us down
I guess I ought
To have seen it comin''round.

How to make the time pass
And get her to eat
Nothing so crass
As keeping her on her feet.

She will feel better soon
Then this will be forgotten
And maybe it was the rune
That got rid of the ailment rotten.

Saturday, March 17, 2007


In the fall
Can be fun for all

But by spring
It can bring
An ache to make your head ring

When it's done
And you've won
You look back on the fun

And you see
How happy
It was to be a part of this family

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Search Kindly

Do you want to make a difference
In other people's lives?
Do you want to show kindness
That you may not be able to otherwise?

There is a simple way
To help with a donation
By raising funds
For folks from any nation.

By using this new search engine
To find what you want to see
You can help raise money
For the month's target charity.

If you make the Search Kindly
Page your own home
You can raise up to $3
For each month you use them to roam.

What way could be more simple
To help other people's cause
Than to add this search feature
Without ever having to pause.

Friday, March 9, 2007

Deal of No Deal?

If "Deal or No Deal"
Is a game you'd like to play
You can now get your fill
At today!

You pick your secret case
Then look what's inside
It will be a race
To see if you can bide

Your time long enough to hold
Out for the dough
The cash is not hard and cold
It's just for fun ya know!

Though in this game
There are no real prizes
You can visit Winzy's home frame
To see a what offer rises

For there you will find
An online secret case game
That offers prizes out of mind
Like sweepstakes $$$-cash, by name.

So if Winzy meets your fancy
Stop by and sign up today
It's free to take your chancey
You can immediately start to play.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Little Orphan Annie, Live on Stage

Little Orphan Annie
In the '30's was a hit
And if you ask a granny
It's still a fun little bit

The comics come to life
Each night upon the stage
The audience is rife
To see the living page

"Tomorrow" is the day
That can make dreams come true
And if you believe that way
They'll come true for you

Thursday, March 1, 2007

un-prime rhyme

is it a crime
to write in rhyme
all of the time?

if you gave me a dime,
since it isn't prime,
I might instead become a mime

so if you think it's sour as lime
and should be left to sink in slime
maybe I'll forgo the constant rhyme...

at least til next time

Sunday, February 25, 2007

learning to write

learning to write
in a new format
trying to sound bright
like I know all about that

it seems so simple
yet at times a bit hard
raising a goose pimple
since I am no bard

but now it's all done
completed at last
it was even a bit fun
I just hope the critique was passed

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

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what do you do?

what do you do
when there's nothing new?
do you sit there feeling blue?
can you "to yourself be true"?
does your brain get into a stew?
are your friends too few?
are you feeling caged in a zoo?
there is no good thing to woo?
there is just nothing in your view?
please tell me, what do you do?

Monday, February 19, 2007


Here is the place with cell phones galore
They are chock full of phones, service plans, and more.
If you need a ringtone and even an avatar for
Your phone, you gotta check out this internet store.
If you need to reach anyone, from shore to shore,
This place has got you covered, you can’t ignore
The items and services they can outpour.

Though cell phones may be their core,
You can be sure that there is much more.
You may even get your new Blackberry before
You can say “I’m out the door.”
And maybe they’ll pick you up off the floor
With savings in your area that will make you roar
With joy- there’s no need for a price war!

So if you cannot decide if you need either a new phone or
If you need a new plan, don’t delay checking their store
House of options that won’t leave you poor.
You can choose from a parcel of products for
your needs. If you need a family plan, or
A particular phone, or even a good deal more,
Wirefly has the stuff to make your spirits soar!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Ode to Acrostic

Are you looking for something new?
Could you use a brand new view?
Reading blogs all day can make one blue,
Or even cause one's brain to stew.
So if you need one that is true,
That stands apart from the zoo
I think acrostic is one of the few
Causing you to think and enjoy it too!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Tired of Network News?

Do you ever watch the news?
Does it cause you to blow a fuse?
When it's over can you even snooze?
Does it leave a mark like a bruise?
Is this a feeling you want to lose?
Then check out The Morning Satirical News !

Thursday, February 1, 2007

FREE custom T-shirt contest

Custom T-shirts are all the rage
And now you can design one
Just check out this page.

If fashion design is your forte
There is a FREE custom T-shirt contest
That you should hear about today.

You can enter a design
And vote on one too
If you win, you get a shirt so fine!

So send your entry today
You could be a winner!
The world is waiting, so don't delay!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

rainy days

cold and dreary is this day
the last two weeks have been this way

stuck inside, no sun is seen
it makes you feel down, ugly and mean

but without the rain to replenish the ground
no life would sustain on this earth so round

so give thanks for the rain
and be sure the sun will shine again

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Girl Full of Great Ideas

There is a gal I’ve met of late

Her resourcefulness is first rate.

Although her screen name is rather long

She touts an amazing song.

She is chock full of schemes

And fanciful childhood dreams.

She caters to the younger crowd

And when she thinks out loud

You can be sure that your day’s activity

Will be blessed by her inspiration and creativity.

Have you not guessed yet who I introduce?

Or have your brain powers deduced

That I present to you now

Someone who can show you how

To make your day swirl and spin

With Daily Enrichment Activities for Young Children

Saturday, January 13, 2007

birthday boy

tomorrow is his day
he has no more time for kid's play
he's growing up
no longer a young pup
his voice is deep
his thoughts are steep
dad hands him the key
and I stand outside to see
him pull the car in
and then I feel my chin
quiver with emotion
and I'm swallowed in an ocean
of feeling the loss of a child
seeing the transition none too mild
he is growing into manhood
and knowing that this too is good

Friday, January 5, 2007

foggy night

foggy nights are eerie, creepy
the fog rolls in as I get sleepy
you can't see the end of the road
and don't know what lies there not to behold
it makes you rush in to a safety zone
you don't want to be out there alone
quick turn on the light
and stand where all is bright
away from the fog I'll stay
and waken to bid a sunny day