Category Archives: Poetry

A little writting exercise

Jes Saint is doing a little exercise of trying to regularly write. Here are some fun words she wrote about Coffee.

Coffee is the friend whose call is always welcome. The lover you don’t have to hide. Warmth and wakefulness float on ribbons of steam, a comforting contrast to the blaring shock of the alarm clock. Clouds of sleepiness parted rather than broken, bringing a more peaceful start to the day.

Nice job Jes! I love it.

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A poem.

My friend Sarah who I met at Alicia’s wedding has a writing club. I joined. This is my first contribution to the club.

The challenge was to write about a post-apocalypse world. We were asked to write about the government, the fallout, or whether people were happy or miserable in this world.

this is my entry:

When the lights dimmed and the high rises tumbled We expected the world to break But instead it’s really been pretty nice Since our world was saved by cake.

You see, when order fell into chaos No one knew what was going on But the bakers? They compensated With light fluffy filled chiffons

Nuclear fallout killed billions Or so the newsmen report But the bakers resisted radioactivity with Kransekake and Sachertorte

And now much of the world is restricted A modern day Fourth Zone But the people are happy and joyful overflowing with Panatone.

Now we can’t help but smile in joy As we walk amongst heaps of debris For this world is a far better place With streets paved of Zwetschgendatschi.

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Rodent Update

First there was the mouse that mike d. caught the first from our rodent zoo When we opened the trap to let him free he jumped away like a kangaroo

Then there was the mouse that Thomas caught he had tempted it with cake we drove a few miles to let him free just south of Mirror Lake

Mouse #3 was caught in the morning so we put him in a large blue bin there were two when we came back later that night #4 must have fallen in

Mouse #5 was caught by hand while Thomas was on patrol He was a baby mouse and was having trouble jumping back into the mouse hole

Mouse #6 was caught the next day and I think we can all agree no one expected until the release #6 knew how to climb trees

And now that Mouse #7 was caught in our haveahart trapping device The House of Rock is hopeful that we are now free of mice.

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A Poem by Theresa

I hear that bananas are running low They’re becoming extinct in places they grow. They are still yellow and yummy its true But they have no seeds so what do we do?

I am sad because I love them a lot They’re good when you’re running or when you’re not. It’s not like they’re gone right now But they’re more extinct than the brown cow

And more extinct than tomatos or limes When they’re gone we’ll have such sad times. The problem is that diseases all spread From one sick banana to the entire banana bed

And soon from one country to another and more An international crisis we cannot ignore Let me say again that this point is not moot Viruses are attacking our vulnerable fruit!

The banana is like a delicate flower And bio technology has all the power To breed the banana forever I hope Then the monkeys and I will be able to cope.

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June 14th: Flag Day. a poem by mike d.

13 stripes and lots of stars I think it’s made of polyester it’s flown by southern red necks and also by corporate investers yes, our flag’s a colorful one to that I proudly say “Amen!” but if you’re traveling overseas best to pretend you’re Canadian.

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