Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A Christmas Poem / Prayer

Mom and Dad...

You bring us together
Each Christmas Day
With friends and family all welcome
From near and away

Pam and Larry bring 2
Always here come what may
My brother brings 5
With their jovial ways

The Trotters bring 6
But late, not today
The Tabor's also bring 6
When you count fiancées

Ryan brings 5
They give life to the fray
Evie brings 4
But Art has a workday

I bring only myself
With good wishes from K
And the usual poem
Which makes dinner delayed

Those not able to come
Are missed sorely this day
Safe trips home for us all
For that we all pray

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Birthday Poem for Tigerlily

A Poem for Tigerlily

We don't know what it is, perhaps superstition
We cling to these things, they become a tradition.

Each year on your birthday, we celebrate right
With nice food, and nice drink, and a poem that we write.

And each year, sometime later, we take you one night-
We go to a bookstore, and we go get a bite.

And because we are bound by this lovely tradition
Dine with us! Shop with us!
Please accept this petition.