Bribe A Cat

Things To Do

1. Bribe a cat.

You cannot bribe a cat.
No matter what you do.
You can stand on your head
And spit nickels.
Is he impressed?
No way!

He wanders away
With head held high…
Even his tail.
Well, if he had one, that is.
Feed him.
Give him H2O.

His Royal Highness. He.
He takes it as his due!



There’s nothing worse than seeing
A gigantic, nasty bug,
High upon the wall.
Than going back to swat it…
And he’s not there at all!

You Rushed In

You rushed in when all rushed out
On a beautiful September morning.
It started off with fun and laughter.
Only to end in unbelievable tragedy.
With pleasure turned into mourning.

Where did you get your strength
To do the things you did
In a superhuman way?

How did you run up stairways,
As your World came tumbling down?
How did you rescue people
Who were running for their lives?
How did you keep on going,
Without a thought for yourself?

Everything went in slow motion,
As it also raced in time.

Across the River and the Bay
Everyone watched on TV.
Too busy to go outside to watch.
We worked swiftly to get the Hospital ready
For those who never came.

We heard stories of those who were lucky…
They were sick that day,
Or maybe stuck in traffic.
And other stories… of those who were not.

That night as I walked through the Hospital lobby,
It seemed so strange.
It was turned into an Emergency Unit.
It was filled with empty beds
Waiting in vain for their patients.
Hoping they were on their way.

As I drove home late that night,
Heading toward the Shore,
Highways were empty,
Except for Police Cars
Guarding empty roads and highways.
Lonely Sentinels keeping watch
To make my lonely drive home
As safe as possible once more.

I was accompanied only by a large dark cloud.
Filled with What,
I did not want to think.

America worked together that day,
As we always did.
As we always do.
As we always will.

Our Beautiful World

What if:
Our beautiful world
Is just an outline,
Filled with limited colors.

What if:
There is another world
Filled with so many more colors
And so many more hues.
Along with other dimensions,
That we will someday see.

What if:
It seems like we open a door,
To a technicolor place.
Far greater than our current world,
As the scenes flit across our face

What if:
The comparison feels to us,
That we had been living
In very drab shades,
Of dreary black and white.

What if:
With utter amazement,
And speechless plight,
We will be stunned by the beauty
Of this marvelous, glamorous sight!

Cloud Ride

I rode upon a cloud one day.
Though it was only 5 inches tall.
Another cloud almost touched my head.
Approaching like a wall.

Beautiful stars twinkled high,
Far above the earth.
Foamy white clouds
Covered them all.
But the stars were there…


I’m surrounded by Capricorns,
Serious, though they be.
I really can’t help laughing.
It’s just the Gemini within me!

Everything is funny.
If I didn’t laugh I’d cry.
And who wants a bright red nose,
Plus lots of big wet tears
Running all over the place?

Everywhere I look,
I see comic strips of life.
All mixed up with loads and loads of strife.

If you really look hard enough,
And eliminate all the sad stuff,
You are left with laughter.
Rolling in by the ton.

Come on!
Let’s laugh…each and every one!


I “saw” that poem within my head.
The letters bright and clear.
The words came spiraling down.
They pranced onto the paper

How am I supposed to know
The ending starts in the middle,
And not the other way around?

I didn’t write it in the first place.
Don’t know who really did.
It blew together from nothing,
And escaped from beneath the lid!