Shortest Distance

The shortest distance between 2 points
Is a straight line.

There is a body of water in between.
There is a building in between.
There is a deep, deep canyon in between.

See what I mean?
Math is beautiful…And I love it!
But sometimes,
Practical, it is not.

And against all the laws of learning,
Something external blocks the way!
But how many of us say,
“ I don’t care. I am doing it any way!”


Train of Thought

Don’t hitch a ride on my train of thought.
Derailing each and every car.
Take a seat and enjoy yourself
In each and every way.

Steal my thoughts left and right,
And suddenly my mind is done!
Empty as can be.

Wait! If my thoughts are gone,
How can I be sure that I’m still me?

John Wilkes Booth

He thought he’d be a hero,
He, of Theater fame.
He had so much power and adulation,
John Wilkes Booth was his name.

He, and all within his station in life,
Detested President Abraham Lincoln.
He made the familiar and fatal mistake
Of thinking that everyone else felt the same.

When he killed Lincoln,
All of his fawning and fancy friends
Deserted and disowned him.
As they clutched their pearls
And grasped at their hearts in fake horror.

So John Wilkes Booth
Lives in infamy forever more.
“Sic Semper Tyrannis,”
“Thus Always To Tyrants,”
Now applies to him.


A frog came into my yard one day.
He croaked loudly,
In the most annoying way.
He hid.
I could not find him.
But still a racket he did make!

My neighbor called the Cops.
On ME!
A Law-abiding Citizen!
“Why does she allow that animal to croak?
Where does that frog go?
And furthermore, where does he hop?”

I have been witness to many strange things in my life,
But believe you me,
This is the strangest situation I have ever seen!
Reporting a croaking frog to the local Police!

Boy, I can’t get any peace!
All right! You pesky frog!
I’m giving you an order!
That nerve-grating noise
Must desist and cease!

I have threatened you repeatedly…
You had better stop that croaking,
Right this very minute!
Before you Croak for good!


There he stands.
Nice and tall.
With his feet of clay.
Idol worship does abound,
As they kneel and pray.

Open your eyes.
Look all around,
Far and wide and beyond.
As it all falls into disarray.

You say you’re surprised.
But I bet you’re not,
As his words and thoughts
Begin to blow.

He doesn’t make sense.
Is that what you know?
I hate to say it,
But “I told you so!”

Guardian Angel

I come equipped with a Guardian Angel.
Just take a look around.
Probably can’t see him…
But his Heavenly presence does abound!

I sometimes get mad,
He thinks he’s so funny.
Playing tricks here and there.
But he’s always doing his job,
And he’s ever bright and sunny.

Even though mostly invisible,
He protects me night and day.
He has been with me faithfully…
Every step of the way.