Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Fairy Godfather

Oh, poor Cinderella had nothing at all—
No dress and no jewels and no chance for the ball!
She shook her head sadly and started to cry,
When POOF! Standing there in a pressed shirt and tie
With a cool black fedora, a dozen gold rings,
Was a Fairy Godfather with tiny silk wings.
He made her an offer she couldn’t refuse—
A stylish new dress and some shiny new shoes—
Then said, with a tug on his fine tailored suit,
“Now hold on, 'cause here comes the rest of the loot!”
He pulled out two necklaces covered with gems,
Huge earrings, gold bracelets, and said “How ’bout dems?”
And when Cindy asked him the source of her luck?
“Don’t worry about it. They fell off a truck.
There’s more where that came from and no way to track ’em.
And hey—those two sisters—you want I should whack ’em?”
The grin on her face has been there ever since—
Forget that rich royal—she just found her prince!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Make Something!

Make something! Make something!
Craft and create!
Take what you're given
And make something great!

Make a new poem,
A painting, a dress!
Make a zucchini cake!
Go make a mess!

Make a fresh start,
Or make love and not war!
Make a mistake--
That's what making is for!

Make a cheese castle,
A pie, or a puppet!
When you are down,
Just go make something uppet!

Here is a sad song--
Now go make it better!
Life give you lemons?
Go make a fruit sweater!

And when you have made
And you come to an end,
Share it with someone--
You just made a friend!

Friday, June 17, 2016

So Much At Steak

“Oh, Waiter,” the customer called through the crowd,
“Oh why is the service so slow?!
I ordered my dinner,” he shouted out loud,
“Well over an hour ago!”

“Well, sir,” said the waiter “your steak's on its way,
But wait just a little while yet. 
We sometimes encounter a minor delay
To get the best steak we can get.”

“You see,” he continued, “we sent out our best,
A chef with a heart pure as gold. 
The daring young man ventured forth on a quest!
So brave, and so handsome and bold.”

“To pick up your steak he must climb a high mountain,
Then fight off marauders and thieves,
Then pull a gold piece from a magical fountain,
And sleep on a bed of blue leaves.”

“Before he returns, he must tumble and toss
With an army of demons and elves.
Then a dragon is guarding the Chef’s Secret Sauce--
We don't know the secret ourselves!”

“And that,” said the waiter “is why you must wait
A little bit more than the rest. 
A steak for the ages will soon fill your plate. 
The greatest! The legend! The best!”

“But why?” said the customer. “Why all this fuss?
It’s more than one diner should bear!”
“Why SIR,” said the waiter. “You asked it of us!
You ordered a steak ‘extra rare’!”

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Join The Band!

I'm strummin', he's thumbin'
We're hummin', becomin'
A purty magnificent band. 

I'm pluckin', she's shuckin' 
The chickens are cluckin'!
Oh come on and give us a hand!

I'm twangin', they're sangin',
The tots are pot-bangin',
The hound dogs are howlin' real low. 

It's you that we're missin'!
Come join the musicians
And be the best part of the show!

I'm shakin', he's quakin',
We're slappin' some bacon!
The hubcaps are takin' some hits. 

I'm scootin', she's flute-in',
But where's all the tootin'?!
Oh come make that noise from your pits!

Have You Seen My Robot?

Have you seen my robot?
I lost him at the park. 
I'm trying hard to find him now
Before it gets too dark. 

Have you seen my robot?
He's strong and made of steel. 
He's got antennas on his
Copper plated guidance wheel. 

Have you seen my robot?
His laser's at full charge. 
His warheads are so powerful
And, not to mention, large!

Have you seen my robot?
Oh, he's my favorite toy!
His human-safety switch is stuck
On "Seek Out And Destroy."

Have you seen my robot?
You'd better hope you do!
Oh wait--that's him right over there!
My robot has seen YOU!