A Funny Thing Happened …
A funny thing happened on the way to the Creative Exiles.
I tried to sign in to the Creative Exiles as an author recently but kept getting a 403 error message saying I was not allowed access. So, although I have been able to read posts and comment as a visitor I haven’t been able to publish anything here.
Well, now I can! This mish-mash of silly poems is the result.
A poem about forgetfulness
I’ve Lost…I Can’t Find…Where Is?
I cannot find my glasses,
I had them on last night.
It may be no big deal to you
But I need them for sight.
I cannot find my glasses,
I’ve searched both high and low.
Confused I start to scratch my head –
Oh! … Where they were you’ll never know.
My keys, my keys, where are my keys?
I really need them now!
I’ve looked in every place on Earth,
Desert sands and Arctic snow.
How can they go missing
When I hang them ’round my neck?
Perhaps I’ll look in one more place –
Oh!…found them … what the heck?
A poem where the first and last letters of each line rhyme
A Place So Far Away
They sailed to a place so far away
In a boat made of wood and tin.
Around the Cape and past the Sound,
Rough the seas, but the men were tough.
There, all the natives had dark fuzzy hair,
Skin tanned and their bodies so thin.
Money no value, they barter in honey,
And shells that they find on the sand.
Food was shared, and the crew found it good,
Dance told a tale of romance.
Leaving was sad and some are still grieving,
Though it’s back to the home that they know.
Nothing to say about this next one
I wear my sneakers everywhere,
They’re rarely off my feet,
Whether it is pouring rain
Or in the sweltering heat.
I don’t have time to wash them
And wait for them to dry,
So I just wear them as they are.
I’m always on the fly.
I know they’re getting smelly,
And everybody knows,
But thankfully they’re on my feet
And a long way from my nose.
This poem follows the rhyme scheme: ABCDDCBA
This is That and That is This
This is that
And that is this,
But what’s there
Is not here,
And so I fear
It must be where
Dr.Seuss left his
Cat in the Hat.
Limericks About Love .. Well Sort Of
I met her in an elevator,
I asked if I could date her.
She didn’t speak,
Just gave a small squeak
As I pulled out the plug to deflate her.
The perfect symbol of love
Is the snow-white dove.
The dove said, “coo-coo,”
But before it was through
An eagle swooped down from above.
John Hansen © 2019
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