Monday, August 31, 2015

Literacy is golden

The amazing ability to
Read is an
Essential, lasting gift indeed,
A possession no one can
Steal from you. And you
Understand that when you share it,
Rewards are abundant. Alas, do you
Even need such carrots?

Sunday, August 30, 2015


Slipping off gently to
LaLaLand, we might
Enter a world of peace, where
Enjoyment rules, and worries and
Pain are thankfully released.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Social bonds

Co-existing in an atmosphere
Mutual support and sharing
Means we provide each other a
Network of caring. Each person
Is an integral part; communication is
The start, the key, the impetus for
You and me, for all of us.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Determined to treat everyone
In a respectful,
Gracious manner, she
Naturally reflected her own
Inner self,
The love she felt, the
Yearning to give.

Thank you, Sandie K.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

We must earn their...

They every day
Rely on
Us to give them a
Safe place
To learn.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Una metamorfosis

Muy hermosa con
Alas coloridas, ella nos  
Recuerda de arcos
Iris y del
Poder tranquilo que
Opta la luz;
Sí, dice ella desde

Thank you, Julie R.

This is my first ever attempt to compose an acrostic wordplay (un poema acróstico) in another language. Those of you who know proper Spanish, please feel free to correct me on any grammar points. This was really more of a puzzle than anything. I truly enjoyed the challenge.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The flight of finances

Vastly different by minute
Or hour, the
Assessment didn’t have
The power to convince some
Investors not to sell; they
Likened the intensity of this
Event to hell.

Monday, August 24, 2015

"Flauto dolce"

Relaxing by the
Edge of a stream, she
Casually played
On and on; her wooden
Reed flute, a kind of fipple,
Dotted the breeze causing
Exquisite ripples of sound through the
Rustic air. 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Mock petulance

Making a show
Of great annoyance, the
Underling pouted with
Effective flamboyance.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Looping together

Food for thought and personal growth, it
Enhances all our lives; when we
Engage in this
Dynamic, social loop, we want to
Be mindful
And strive to use a
Caring, helpful, positive tone. Through others’
Kind words, we ourselves have grown.

Friday, August 21, 2015


Resolve, and an
Overall desire
Will take one from
That beginning phase to a place that is much

Thursday, August 20, 2015

What if...?

Satisfying an insatiable
Curiosity, the
Inquisitive mind will
Experiment on and on,
Never fearing failure, but
Concluding that
Each step counts towards a possible answer.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Paying attention

Taking time to help students
Understand is precisely what
This privilege demands; we listen to
Our charges’ needs and
Render help accordingly.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Computation can be fun

Mastering the branch called
Algebra leads 
To understanding lots in life and
Hollering “Abracadabra!”

Monday, August 17, 2015

From Sanskrit 'radh-' meaning to succeed, accomplish

Realizing the
Empowering energy of this
Achievement every
Day, people can
Inspire others in a
Good-hearted way.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A positive apprehension

In learning the
Nuts and bolts of a
Subject, students stand
To gain
Immensely when
They are curious,
Unafraid of challenge, when they use
Their knowledge to
Engage in life.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Before the launch

On a new path it’s
Really good to know
In which direction
Everything might flow;
No doubt
There’ll be twists
And turns, but the general gist is
To discern the guidance— those
Inspiring voices that get
One going in
Navigating choices.

Friday, August 14, 2015


Minute particles
Explode in the night,
Their showers an
Extraordinary sight
Of tremendous energy
Racing through space in
Stupendous streaks of light.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Trailing a long snake of cars along
An engine chugs towards town;
Its whistle and bell signal it’s getting
Near, a wonderful old-timey

Thank you, Rick G.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Chiming the hour, it
Likes the power time has
Over the human spirit; whether from the
Church tower, bedchamber, hearth, or
Kitchen, we can always hear it.

Thank you, Don M.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A fair argument?

Dublin’s bonny Church
Of Saint Broc
Named the fair town
Now in some ways renowned for
Yelling and
Brawling, for starters, and
Rowdy behavior,
Once upon a time,
On the grounds of
King John’s 1204 royal charter.

Thank you, Sharon M.

Monday, August 10, 2015


Early in her career, she
Vied for the most
Envied roles, but
Never got one. In
The end,
Undaunted, the craft
A part of her soul, she
Landed the job of a
Lifetime; she’d
Yawned in the face of defeat.

Unwittingly I have used the word ‘eventually’ a lot in recent days. In the end, I…

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Slowly he part-dragged, part-
Carried the
Plotzing in the road.

Thank you, Sandy M.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

To be continued? Or not.

Ultimately, after the
Final words were uttered,
Slowly turned toward
Him, and

Thank you, Lisa F.

Friday, August 7, 2015


Being in
A state of wequilibrium can
All souls (a consolation?);
Now and then, down and up,
Come and go, these eventually strike

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Our fears or parallel universe?

Live in sundry spheres. Is their
Ähnlichkeit* merely our
Negative side?
Gingerly we
Encounter them on life’s amazing

Thank you, Dan F.

*German for resemblance, likeness

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


On all kinds of subjects
Lure the minds that
Love to learn; discourse
Quality time, perhaps 
Upending the
Ingrained notions of those attending.
Ultimately the words exchanged are
Meaningful in the future they contain.

Thank you, Sandie K.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Each ingredient,
Combine as directed,
People to share your
Epicurean delight.

Thank you, Kendall K.

Monday, August 3, 2015

"Strrrrrrrretching oooooout"

Indeed, we
Exert our thinking first,
Not to predict, but
To be present and aware
In speech with
Others of why we aim our
Notions, and where.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bow and arrows?

Cupid himself was desirous
Of infecting gods or humans with love. As
Venus’s son, his deeds might cause
Envy; one’s yearning could lead
To a burning frenzy. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jamrock yardi

Ya nuh see it that it
All fruits ripe an upful when
Ragga be soundin’ in
Di yaad?
I-man wanna give tanks.

Thank you, Helene C.