Thursday, January 29, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 29 - The Ninjas 'fore Christmas, pt. 3


Just at that moment, up high on the hill
Nine little ninjas sat perfectly still.
There was Baxter and Bixler and Burpy and Blinky,
Ethan and Ella and Slurpy and Stinky.

And up in the tree was a ninja named Fin
Whose nose had turned cold from the cold winter wind.
They crouched 'neath the moon in the fresh-fallen snow
And peered at the enemy village below.

"You have to remind me of something," said Fin.
"Why don't we like them? Please tell me again."
"Because," whispered Ella, "as everyone knows,
Pirates and ninjas have always been foes."

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 28 - We Survived


We survived the blizzard, you should know
There must have been an inch of snow

They shut down subways, buses, cars
City streets resembled Mars

Major crisis, fear and worry
All for what? A little flurry

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 27 - Mrs. McLuna


Mrs. McLuna
went to Laguna
to catch her cat Lucky
a ninety-pound tuna

But when they set sail
they were hit by a gale
and Lucky was lunch
for a nice killer whale

Monday, January 26, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 26 - Snow Day?


A snow day tomorrow is likely
Should I stay up tonight until 2?
My friends are all texting me asking
And I'm wondering what I should do

We want to make g-mods in Minecraft
And post Instgram pics of the squall
Then make asinine comments on YouTube
And Skype with my friend in Nepal

But what if tomorrow's a school day?
Call it a stroke of bad luck
Then I'd have to get up in the morning 
And that would, like, totally suck

(P.S. Ethan stayed up until 2. And it is a snow day.)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 25 - Manuscript Rhymes


Nothing rhymes with manuscript
Not penmanship nor pirate ship

'Cause if it did I'd make a rhyme
About the way I'm spending time
Revising one this very weekend
And it's left my brain cells weakened

My mind has slipped, my will is whipped
'Cause nothing rhymes with manuscript

Saturday, January 24, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 24 - Iowa wins


What was that score? 38-3.
Iowa: dominant. Northwestern: wee.

149 was the match of the night:
The defending champ was defensive, all right.

We took him to overtime, continued to pester'm
Rode him to victory; sorry, Northwestern.

Friday, January 23, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 23 - The Ninjas 'fore Christmas, pt. 2


"Perhaps a new eye patch, a sword or a hook.
Perhaps a new pirate ship coloring book.
Or maybe some snowballs to throw at a ninja.
You know Santa'd never forget us, now didn'ja?"

The wee pirate hunkered down deep in his cot.
He struggled to keep his eyes closed but could not.
He turned to his papa and lifted his head.
"Why do we hate them?" the wee pirate said.