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Bad Reputation

Psst!  Hey!  Hello!  Down here, on the ground! I know I am quiet, barely making a sound. But please, won't you stop and give me your ear? I have quite the account I think you should hear.
You don't understand, to be a snake is hard work, When you have the reputation of being a jerk. From the Garden of Eden, and Adam and Eve To the cause of Cleopatra's subjects to grieve.
In "Harry Potter" the evil has us as the root, St. Patrick is loved because he gave us the boot. It's not just, it's not fair, and this is a fact. But to change other's minds, against us cards are stacked.
On top of all that, we must slither around Without legs or feet, bellies on the ground. Low to the earth, we must keep alert That we are not stepped on or otherwise hurt.
Some of us are large with muscles that constrict. Some of us do have venom, with a bite, to inflict. But me? I'm just a small, harmless garter snake, Easily fended off with a hand or a rake.
It's unfair, I…

What's In A Name?

I met a girl named Journey, but she lived too far away Opal was a gem, but she left me one fine day Patience, she ran out on me, I never did know why I was shocked when Raven flew off and said goodbye
Beautiful music was never made with true Harmony  I was never given any time by sweet Charity Autumn was so beautiful, but for me she did not fall  I realized Joy was never glad to ever see me call
Temperance agreed to date only in moderation Brandy would only see me if I offered her libation Julienne had cut my heart into many slices While Eden was the opposite of Earthly paradises
Serenity made her peace with ending our romance Destiny left a reunion purely up to chance Honor always lied to me, of this I was aware Ivy drove me up a wall, clingy beyond compare
I really thought Eternity would stay with me forever Faith made me believe that we would always be together My dating life is such a mess, it really is a shame It made me stop and start to think, what is in a name?

The Cat Playbook III-Defending Your Turf

Old Cat and Young Cat, Mentor and Mentee, Old Cat proud Young Cat earned his cat degree. He looked after Young Cat as if he were his own Inside the house that now felt like a home.
Things had settled well and they fell into a groove. The way they got along, any Pet Dad would approve. They were very happy, their lives felt so ideal, Everything fell into place, contentment they did feel.
One day Pet Dad came home and things felt very strange. Though they did not know just yet, things were gonna change. Extra bowls came out of bins. And why toy bones abound? Curiouser things became, and then they heard the sound.
A sharp arf here, and then a yelp-was that a bark as well? Young Cat was quite unsure, but Old Cat knew the tell. "This couldn't be, I don't believe Pet Dad would have agreed To add this yipping, noisy thing to our perfect family!"
Old Cat, full of disbelief, quite frankly felt insulted Pet Dad would make this choice before they'd been consulted. No vote, …

Social Distancing

It's been so long-no school, no friends. My brother was driving me mad. He'd grab my stuff and rip my books- I complained to Mom and Dad.
My Mom said I should feel lucky to have A playmate like my bro. Some kids have no one else at home, As well as no place to go.
I said to her, "But there's nothing to do!" Mom said, "Use imagination." So I looked around for some new idea And on TV, found inspiration.
After a bit of playing, I saw Mom Looking around, a bit concerned. I wasn't sure why, so back to the game I decided to return.
Some time later, I saw Mom's face And it looked quite pale. She started looking in all the rooms But seemed to no avail.
Faster and faster she began to search- For what I had no notion. So I got back to playing our game, Not understanding her commotion.
It was nice and quiet in the house, Which seemed to concern my Mother. But I was glad that things calmed down, With no yelling from my Brother.
"Mom should be pleased,…

A Stag's Lament

You might think me noble and grand, An animal graceful and fine. But things often go unplanned With antlers as big as mine.
Many others do greatly admire The horns that come out of my head. But the truth is I would be a liar If "I loved them" is what I had said.
You see they are quite the hardship To carry around all of my life. They feel just as big as a starship And they've caused me nothing but strife.
Let's begin with an obvious quandary- On all things my head decor catches. When somebody line dries their laundry, On horns, you bet underwear snatches.
Do you know that others will snicker? They're hard to remove, you really should know. It's awkward, in your horns, to have knickers When you're trying to talk to a doe.
Antlers can be very ungainly And they're not very good for my balance. Really, to put it quite plainly, Walking round with these things takes some talents.
What really can make a stag cry While enjoying some grass neath a birch, Is s…


"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…