Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Think

That I shall never see
a poem as lovely as, well, me!

Kidding, of course. I'm starting your poems though. First up is Megs, who requested a poem on our increasingly malfunctioning brains.

My brains are burned out, simply fried,
the gray between my ears has died.
I think a long, long time ago
that I was smart, but I don't know.
It seems to me I've always been
in this same zombie state I'm in.

For T. Anne, who requested something on the illusion of tomorrow:

"Tomorrow," I said,
"I'm staying in bed.
I'll write through the day
while my children play
without whine or fuss.
(The house they won't muss.)
And then when I'm done
writing just for fun
I'll get a book deal."
Oh, Kiersten, get real.

For Janey, who requested a poem on flirting:

Hand holding is nice,
and dating is fine
but nothing beats flirting--
it's simply divine!

For Debra, Laptop wanted to give this poem a shot, since she requested one on cranky, evil creatures:

My owner thinks she's brilliant
she pounds on me each day
and even when she shouldn't
still she taps away.

Someday I will teach her
a thing or two or three
She'll go to boot me up
and I'll just flash blankly.

"NO!" she'll scream in horror
as all her work erases
But me, I'll just be happy
and make emoticon faces.

: ) ; ) 8 P :-$

Whirl's and Anthony's when the kids give me another break...


JaneyV said...

Thank you with all my heart
for a verse full of rhyme
I flutter my lids and coyly peep
It's hard not to flirt, I find..

THE SMITHS said...

i love poems! and I think you write very well! I like your blog it looks great!

Kiersten said...

Hey Jeni! Thanks ; )

DebraLSchubert said...

Love the poem, Kiersten, I mean Laptop. (Now I see where the TRUE genius comes from...)

T. Anne said...

You did great! I love my poem! ;)

Renee Collins said...

Ha! I love the second poem. :)

Carrie Harris said...

I need a poster with the malfunctioning brain poem on it. It'll go with all my zombie decor.

Megs said...

Ha ha, these are awesome. I'm sensing a Shel Silverstein talent here. ;) I like the next one about bison too - and know a few people I'd pass it on to...

Duluk said...

Those are really clever poems. Love the Laptop poem...great font choice and the ending was perfect.

Glad I came across your site.

Kiersten said...

Ha, thanks, Duluk!