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Miscommunication

"My people are away on vacation," Thought the parrot all alone in his cage. "I'm in need of good conversation. I'll find others with whom to engage."
"My need for smart interaction Will surely be met on my tour. I'll meet others to serve as distraction Til my people walk back through the door."
So parrot unlocked his cage door, And flew right out into the world. Great discourse awaited for sure Once his colorful wings had unfurled.
"What will other beasts say?" he had mused As he found a large cow in a field. But he started to become confused When a reluctance to talk was revealed.

"What's your name?  And where are you walking? What do you like to do during the day?" Parrot tried to engage her in talking, But "Move" was all she would say.
"That cow was quite rude," thought the bird, And decided to try someone new. Not realizing he had misheard- What the cow said was actually "Moo".
He look…

The Octopus's Lament

When you're born with eight legs It practically begs For you to be of style and grace.
The truth happens to be, I'm sure you can see, Eight legs is a lot in one place.
They go here and there, They don't seem to care. They don't move where they need to go.
Stuck on coral and reef, It's beyond belief With eight legs that I still move so slow.
They're out of control And it's taking its toll. I've sideswiped some shrimp that were crawling.
And I tripped on that eel- And watch out for that seal! Oops!  I just sent him sprawling...
Other creatures all laugh At all of my gaffes, That is when I am not a menace.
For when your legs are all tangled,  And your neighbors you've mangled, It doesn't matter if you'd be great at tennis.
Folks think I'm shy. That's really a lie. I just want to avoid all the mess.
When you have eight left feet That all seem to compete, You really can't take all the stress.
Lobster, jellyfish, rays Keep out of my w…

Waiting...

I am sitting here, near the curb, patient as can be. I know that it will not be long til he comes for me. The door is opening-who is that?  Nope, he's not the one. I really hope he comes for me before  the day is done.
Whose hand is that?  Let me see-I don't think  that I know you. But pats are always welcome even if  you smell brand new. That was nice, but I'm busy now.  I'm sure  you get it, M'aam. Sitting, waiting patiently-What a good boy I am!

Is that him?  No someone else-he has  been gone so long! So much time has passed since then-I don't  think I am wrong. An hour or two?  Maybe a week?  Is he  ever coming back? What should I do if he's gone for good?   I did not even pack! I'm unprepared to be on my own!  Where's the nice girl with the pats? I'd miss so much, fetch and treats.  I'd even  miss the cats! Bellyrubs, I'd miss the most, and my favorite toy. What if he disappeared because he found a  new good boy?
Oh despair!  I'…

The Cat Play Book II - The Histories

Old Cat had taught Young Cat about being a kitty- How to land on all fours, avoiding litter too gritty. Young Cat was a natural, Old Cat did acknowledge. Young Cat had an insatiable thirst for new knowledge.
Young Cat asked Old Cat about more education On the subject of "Cat", as choice occupation. Old Cat replied, "Since the basics you passed, Let's study history and step into the past."
So Old Cat took Young Cat on a cultural tour Filled with data and facts, and sprinkled with lore. Young Cat sat up, so keen for his lesson. Old Cat cleared his throat and began the session.
"Way back in Egypt, upon hot sand they trod, The smartest of cultures revered us as gods. Cat-headed old deities, to which they'd all bow. If you ask me, they should still do that now!"
"Ancient Romans were our fans and were our proponents, But they didn't use us to get rid of their rodents. We were replaced by weasels-can you believe we were fired? But soon Rome dec…

The Cat Play Book I - The Basics

The new cat arrived, all kitten and cute. The older cat said nothing-perfectly mute. The kitten tried eagerly to break up the ice, Purring and bunting and being all nice.
The older cat warmed and finally said,  "Little one, there's much not yet in your head. Come let me teach you, so you'll never fail And a real cat you'll be, deserving your tail."
The little cat sat, rapt in attention, Eager to hear all the old cat would mention. "First thing is first-know the best treats. Never do tricks, make them beg at your feet."
"Sleep is essential-there is never enough- It is overrated to be active and tough. Everywhere is a nap opportunity. This is well known in the cat community."
"Though we may live isolated in a tall, city flat, We aren't alone-there's a whole lot of cats! Look out the window!  See tuxedos and tabbies. There are more cats in the city than doormen and cabbies!"
"How do words carry? How do we talk? Unknown to …

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 dri…
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