Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Good buy or goodbye

As I eyed the one that I wanted to buy,
An eager salesman happened by.

"Hi," said I.

"An excellent choice," said he. "A very good buy!"

"How much?" I asked.

And he seemed offended by the question.

He looked as if he might cry.

And then, with a gleam in his eye,
he praised the device,
in its every detail and feature.

And I nodded politely.

But when, at last, he revealed the price,
"Goodbye," said I.

(It was far too high.)


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Sensitive Plum Eater

With great aplomb
he stuck a plum
upon his thumb.

Then he held it high
up to the sky,
a tear in his eye,
(I don't know why.
He's a sensitive guy).

Then he ate it.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

News You Can Use

Here's some news that you can use:

If you should lose your brand new shoes,
don't lose heart!
Before you start
to search,

Just lie
down and do
your best to try
to shut your eyes,
and take a snooze.

You may dream of important clues.



Then, when you wake,
go back again
to all the places you have been.

If you still can't find them anywhere,
Chin up!
Don't give in to despair.

I've got some flip flops you can wear.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Here a Tear, There a Tear

Here is where I got a tear
in my favorite shirt.



It didn't hurt.
But I LOVED! that shirt.

So, there is where I shed a tear
about it.


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The joyful noise of unchaperoned boys

All the boys grew quiet when our counselor said,
"That's it! You're on your own. I quit!"

But as he stormed off in a huff,
I knew I hadn't had quite enough.

And conferring with the other boys,
our quiet soon gave way to NOISE.

"Good riddance!" someone said.

And we all hiked on ahead.