Skip to main content

Y is a Crooked Letter

An aunt and her nephew were at the park
And the nephew was looking around.
As the day went on and it grew late,
The aunt heard a questioning sound.
Come my dear, and ask away-
There is so much you do not know.
Questions must come to you everyday
And by asking is how you'll grow.
Her nephew looked at her with big, round eyes
And opened his mouth to speak.
But to his aunt's shocking surprise,
Questions flew at out lightening speed!
Do snakes yawn when they get bored?
Why do bunnies hop?
Why does time go only forward?
And can it ever stop?
Where does rain go when it doesn't fall?
And where do rainbows end?
Were giraffes always that tall?
And how far can their necks bend?
Why can't trees run down the road 
And escape the lumberjack men?
What's the difference between frogs and toads?
And what makes a rooster not a hen?
Why do I shiver when I get cold?
Were dragons ever alive?
What is the difference between plants and mold?
When will I get to drive?
Why can't we drink the ocean water?
And what holds up a plane?
Why am I a son and not a daughter?
Why do we feel pain?
Why don't people have any tails?
How do they make chewing gum?
Are the biggest animals really whales?
And where did EVERYTHING come from?
When the boy paused to breathe,
His aunt did feel a bit smothered.
But AHA!  An answer that gave relief-
Let's go ask your mother.
PAPERBACK KINDLE

Popular posts from this blog

Prickly

The Hedgehog felt a little down. Lonely, he felt quite sad. Such a friendly and outgoing guy, But hugs he never had. By nature, he was warm-hearted, And loved to talk and chat. But his quills were sharp, so friends stayed far. He couldn't blame them for that. On a walk he saw the Rabbit, Teary and wet-eyed. Rabbit explained he stubbed his toe. "It hurts so much!" he cried. Hedgehog gave his sympathies, And thought a hug would help. But as his spikes stuck Rabbit, He shouted, "Ouch!" and yelped. Rabbit frowned and limped away. Hedgehog then did lament,  "My aim was to give comfort- Pain was never my intent." He could not play with his mates, Not Touch Football nor Tag, Red Rover, Leapfrog, or Hand Clap. And not Capture the Flag. They didn't want to leave him out. They did like him so much. But what else could they do When his body hurt to touch? So Hedgehog would walk b

King-A Cat Playbook Mini

Don't come at me! Can you not see? I'm the toughest around! You think you're strong? You'll see you're wrong! I'll swat you right to the ground! I can see out so far! And touch all the stars! I'm hundred of stories high! You can't get me down, Or out of your town! No matter how many planes you do fly! I'm the strongest ape! Just look at my shape! You have no control over me! Try as you might, You can't match my fight! It's hopeless, soon you will see! Old Cat and Dog stared As Young Cat, teeth bared, Hung off of his tallest cat post. Swatting at flies, With intense, glaring eyes, In his daydream completely engrossed. "Cats are so weird," Dog simply sneered. Old Cat just shook his old head. "Don't say 'all cats'- We're not all like that. Young Cat's simply, um, spirited." "What can he be thinking?" Dog asked, staring, blinking At Young Cat, with his limbs all askew. Giving shoulders a shrug And

From "Were" I Stand

  My brow is furrowed, my lips are pursed. What's troubling me?  I am cursed. It's been this way for quite some time. Will it last my whole lifetime? Every time the moon is full, I feel the change, I feel the pull. Slowly I start to transform- It has become my dreaded norm. My teeth grow sharp, my hair grows long. The urge to howl becomes strong. Eventually I'm on all fours, My claws click-clacking on the floor. My hearing becomes more acute. I engage in late, midnight pursuits. My eyes begin to glow bright red, Within my newly furry head. I twitch and shake my brand new tail. I start to growl and start to wail. I feel the need to go outside And let the moonlight be my guide. I slink behind a group of trees, Scent of trick-or-treaters on the breeze. I see them and I start to stalk My targets down the busy block. Behind them I discreetly creep Until they're alone-and then I leap! Biting the air, I snarl and growl- But laughter is all I hear them howl. Cracking up, they g