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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Weak Day

Sunday is dreary, a pain and a chore. Our heads are all fogged from the evening before. The work week is looming, which makes us feel blue. The bathroom needs cleaning. There’s laundry to do. We glumly accept that the weekend has flown. And this is the day the Lord chose for His own?

The Game from Hell

I sullenly observe my rack With seven vowels staring back. I try an often-used Hail Mary, Hooking onto R for AERIE. I peek, then wince at what I drew: A lowly I and U-U-U! Exchanging tiles (You’d think I’d learn!) I get this torture in return: A Bingo, but I’m pained to say it, Not [...]

Hot Fitness Trend

In the far northeastern states, Some are fond of lifting weights, While a few prefer aerobics when they train. But for hardy exercising That’ll get their heart rates rising, Well, they really love their Zumba up in Maine! They never train alone, And they often grunt and groan, Though they seem to get their gain [...]

Share This, Or You’re a Murderer!

Facebook Friends, I read somewhere About a girl who needs a prayer. She drank some water off in Spain, And now there’s cancer in her brain. She then contracted beriberi, Then Ebola (very scary!), West Nile virus, whooping cough, And after that, her butt fell off! Her pustules smell like rotten egg. She suffers gout [...]

The Debate In Brief

R. Bring back jobs? I know how! O. Notice how I’m feisty now? R. Hey, I’ve got a five-point plan! O. Just ONE point, and I’m no fan. R. Oil production dropped. O. It grew! R. Did not! O. Did too! R. Did not! O. Did too! R. Numbers all add up. O. Since when? [...]

Small Dreams

I want to be a wannabe. For that I’m up to par. I’ve made my goals attainable By lowering the bar. I’ll call myself a cowboy ‘Cause I’ve got a dandy hat. I may not be a surgeon, But I’m great at yelling, “Stat!” I’m gonna be a wannabe, I’m certain that I can. And [...]

Free Fall

Leap from a pod at the border of space? Plunge back to Earth at a dizzying pace? Recover control after tumbling around, Then shatter Mach 1 to go faster than sound? Survive by diminishing gravity’s pull On a chute and a prayer and a shot of Red Bull? A daredevil does what a daredevil’s got [...]

American Heroes

All hail the noble brothers Koch! They’ve really got our backs! They’ve vowed to save the nation with their super-duper PACs! They’ll buy the best attack ads at a billion bucks a minute. If the Dems are reelected, then they’ll buy the House and Senate! For America and Liberty, they’ll now expand their reach. And [...]

Vocabulary Fail!

An odd little error I lately caught sight of Was use of “in lieu of” in lieu of “in light of.” I cringed as the dissonance rattled my head. Would we now use “in light of” in lieu of “instead?” But whether we’re authors of cookbooks or fiction, We all have occasional lapses in diction. [...]

Great Debate

Biden and Ryan, your zingers were flyin’. You kept us all riveted, round after round. The smirking was snarky. “You’re full of malarkey!” “You’re under duress to make up for lost ground!” “Cut taxes? And how!” “Oh, you’re Kennedy now?” You bickered and jockeyed to get the last word. You’ve each got a vision. I’ve [...]