Category Archives: Poetry

A COCKAPOO TALE

Time to go to the place, I thought, Where all the hapless strays are brought. Two months before my dog, my friend, Was struck down in a tragic end. No warning sign.  Just suddenly ill. In just one hour his … Continue reading

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TO J. ON YOUR 50th BIRTHDAY

Note:   A few years ago a friend was facing the trauma of her fiftieth birthday.  I wrote this for her, having in mind the tune from the “Diarrhea” camp song featured in the film “Parenthood.”  Sing along, everyone.   The … Continue reading

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THE BUTTER TUB INCIDENT (PART II)

As she prepared to go to bed A ghastly sight filled her with dread. Her shock, expressed in terms most verbal, “Ye gods!” she screamed.  “My foot’s all purple!” “What happened, Mom?” her daughter cried When that swollen purple blob … Continue reading

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THE BUTTER TUB INCIDENT (PART I)

The morning sun edged out dark’s gloom, And light flowed into Marla’s room. She stretched and yawned and rubbed her eyes. Another day; it’s time to rise. So from the comfort of her bed– Shaking cobwebs from her head– She … Continue reading

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To My Friend P. On Her Birthday

Note:  On my “About Me” page I told of how I needed to come up with a gift for a friend’s birthday.  This week’s posting is that gift, a limerick (complete with a hint of the risqué) I wrote for … Continue reading

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