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The Inventor

There are so many things I wish did exist. For many years now, I've been keeping a list. I'll be the greatest inventor when I am all grown. And the coolest machines I will then own. One idea was inspired 'cause all of my stuff Is grabbed by my bro, and he is quite rough. The "Create-A-Thingie" will make you another When your favorite toy is broken by your brother. Will Mom refuse to let you leave the table, Til you finish your plate, although you're unable? "I-Don't-Want-It-You-Eat-It" will make life a breeze When Mom makes you stay til you eat your veggies. Teacher says my math's in need of assist- A number of problems on my test I had missed. The "Number-ator" makes math skills much greater, Though I'm not sure it's different than my calculator... Bath hour in the way of your Lego time? Mom insists you get rid of the dirt and the grime? The "Dry Shower" cleans you,

One in a Million

When see you ants swarm around, What thoughts enter your mind? Do you think, "Just bugs on the ground"? Or "An interesting group I have found!" Our world's sophisticated- So full of activity. The community we've created Is as complex as yours, you see? Ants' homes have many sections- Many tunnels criss-crossing and such. If you haven't a sense of direction You really are just out of luck. It's easy to get lost and adrift, In this maze that's so hard to track. When I went to start my first shift, It took two weeks to find my way back. We make a huge society. Our leader, the Queen, is in charge. But oh my!  All the anxiety To be part of a group that's so large. Thousands of us in one home, All in one colony. The only men here are the drones, And they are the Queen's property. Do you know what it's like to be living With a thousand or so of your sisters? I don&#

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

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 st

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

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

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 ca