28 March 2011

Let Loose For Bruce

Let Loose For Bruce

28 March 2011

Today is a great

Time to celebrate.

Let’s shout “Hurray!”

For Bruce’s birthday.

His age I’m told

Is sixty years old.

This time the pessimist is wrong,

He never thought he would live this long.

Bruce mumbles, “Yeah, humbug,

Just sweep the whole thing under the rug.”

23 March 2011

Peek Week

Peek Week

23 March 2011

I can’t believe it, I’m pinching myself,

I get to take my dreams off the shelf.

At first my retirement felt like vacation.

Now it’s starting to sink in, no vexation.

I get to do as I please,

To go or take my ease.

Today I went hiking with friend.

We felt unrushed to the trail’s end.

We hiked Torrey Pines, then at my mention

Went over and trekked around the extension.

Next we looked at the handpicked

Displays of the Cedros Art District.

A day to do as I wanted,

My will got flaunted.

Tomorrow I get to vote in

A new activity or the same again.

08 March 2011

I Ought To Get Paid

A coworker asked me to write a poem for the people having birthdays in her unit. So I wrote one but she requested a re-write. The re-submittal was titled, "I Ought to Get Paid."

March second for Monica

And her family in India

Is an occasion to celebrate,

She was born on that date.

She’s spirited, talented, smart

And appreciates poetry and art.

To join the potluck

Don’t push your luck

By acting like a barbarian

And forgetting she’s a vegetarian.

March 23rd is a replica

For beautiful, active Erica.

Most days she’d rather be outside.

Health conscious choice keeps

Her on the slim side,

Just one benefit she reaps.

The combined food and cheer

Will be March 16th here

At 11:30, the time to appear.