Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The body electronic

Praise the body electronic
And the Web, it's vital tonic,
Providing a new synergy
To help us see what we can be

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Ostrich

The Ostrich is an awkward bird,
With long legs verging on absurd;
The silly bird's not fit to fly,
Not one is ever in the sky.
But run she can, a thing of wonder,
When she sprints, it sounds like thunder.
She pecks and pokes for worms and slugs,
Grub that at her heartstrings tugs,
But she's still a tasty dinner,
If Lioness wants fowl in her.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Shop they must

Wives love to shop; they'll find a way,
And timid husbands have no say.
They all groan, but rise above it:
"Sure, we'll go dear, since you love it.

"I'll wait for you, I'll find a seat,
I'll read a book, I'll rest my feet."
His wife (let's call her Betty Sue),
Goes off to shop, as wives will do.

He finds a bench to watch the throng;
Young parents, dragging kids along,
Old people, teens, the short, the tall,
On Saturdays, inside the mall.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Next time, I'll be an actor

When I come back, I want to be
An actor, rich, and fancy-free.
Successful actors, with great skills
Make millions, and can pay their bills.

I'll be among the "One Percent";
I'll buy my home, I'll never rent,
And when I get a fancy car,
I'll pay cash, when I'm a star.

An actor's good at "make-believe,"
He gets big bucks, just to deceive;
Each part he plays, however plain,
Had best seem real, and entertain.

Unlike the common "CEO,"
An actor works hard for his dough;
Next time, that's what I'll choose to be;
It sounds like lots of fun to me.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Keep on truckin' blues

I was musing at my desk, with a steaming cuppa Joe,
Very glad to be retired, with no place I have to go.
A shame about the kids today who just got out of school,
Moving back with Mom and Dad, because the times are cruel;
They studied hard, played by the rules; now they'll get to see
What future's out there, in "The Land of Opportunity."

Study. Work hard. Get to the top. Nice dream.

There are lots of possibilities they can all pursue,
Like selling burgers, with French fries, and super-size 'em too,
Or punching a cash register, inside one of the malls;
It beats the urge to charge the phone, while waiting for job calls.
The non-skilled work that they applied for, needs no interview,
And they'll eagerly accept it now, just to see them through.

Minimum wage is great. Pays for gas. Gotta start somewhere.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Here, there be dragons

Here, there be dragons, chartmakers would write,
On maps of regions where knowledge was slight.
Down through the years many lands were described,
Till dragons were gone, the world, circumscribed.

You say it your way

No other person speaks like you
In the entire world, it's true;
With your special idiolect,
A way of speaking you effect,
It lets you give a custom tweak
To every single word you speak.