Saturday, January 24, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 24


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

"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.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 21


So about that cute picture that Dr. Seuss drew
Well, maybe he did, but some say it ain't true
It would take a good artist two minutes to forge
And at two thousand bucks, that's a pretty good gorge

It has a certificate saying it's real
But apparently that company's not the real deal
They've been banished from eBay--that's not a good sign
For hawking too many fake autographs--swine!

And why would Seuss doodle a Cat in the Hat
Then sign it, but not write "To Mike" or "To Pat"?
Unless he was cranking them out just to sell 'em
But that makes no sense, no, that wouldn't compel him

So I think the Seuss picture is basically trash
But I'm willing to buy it with counterfeit cash

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 20

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the village
Not a pirate was stirring to plunder nor pillage
Each tiny black cottage was battened down tight
To keep out the snow on the harsh winter night

"Is Santa here yet? Is he coming tonight?"
"Blimey!" cried Papa, "he's coming all right!
But ye must close yer eyes and not make any noise
Then Santa will bring us all presents and toys

Monday, January 19, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 19


Decent weekend, all in all
Nothing major I recall

Helped the boys with stuff for school
Watched the Iowa Wrestling dual

Slogged my way through a winter run
Finally got some writing done

And then despite the crappy weather
Hi-Life dinner, all together

Sunday, January 18, 2015

30 Days of Rhyme: Day 18

"What if we're not fast enough?
Strong enough or tough enough?
Will you still be there for us
And will we still be loved?"

"I'll be with you even then
No matter where, no matter when
I'll love you when you're tired or scared
Or when your engines need repaired
Around the world and back again!
I will love you even then!"

(Ha. Take that, rhyme.)