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The Cat Playbook 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!"

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

I Wish

I wish I could land on my feet like a cat With hearing as sharp and as keen as a bat! If I could leap high, as a high as a flea? There would never be anyone who could ever stop me! If I could punch like the tough mantis shrimp- Along with the strength of a big, alpha chimp! With abilities to self heal, like the snail or starfish- But it isn't happening, no matter how hard I wish... I can't camouflage like the shy octopus, And I can't sense electricity like the rare platypus. I can't soar or see like the powerful eagle, And my sense of smell isn't keen like my best friend's beagle. It's so depressing, so sad, to know I lack features That it takes to defeat the evil 5th grade teacher...

Road Trip

Dad said we should take a trip And see it all by car. "Two whole weeks should do it kids- You'll see it's not that far!" "We'll leave today, get on the road!" We prepped in no time flat. But no room for my brother and me? The back seats were all too packed. We climbed in between the snacks and games, Settled in as best we could. There was no place for us to put our feet Because behind the seats was full. Dad said it was fine and we were on our way, The car moved very slow. It wove to the right and Dad pulled off- Tire pressure was too low. Minor setback, is all - is what he said And grinned from ear to ear. Nothing dampened his excitement As he put the car in gear. We fixed that snag and started anew- Off to see the sights! But it wasn't too long after we left My brother picked a fight. "He's on my side and touching me!" "He's making annoying sounds!" Dad