Third Annual Ode to Thanksgiving

Twenty years and counting
Thanksgivings with my Hubby
So many turkeys
It’s a wonder we’re not chubby

With each Thanksgiving
The usual gets debated
How to be certain
Both appetites are sated

For me, a basic turkey
Nothing new-fangled, please
Anything but bread stuffing
Gives me great unease

Please, no “improvements”
No oysters or other junk
Such absurd atrocities
Put me in a funk

Hubby has his own
Thanksgiving day demands
Of pies other than pumpkin
He isn’t a big fan

So even if we’re guests
At another Thanksgiving table
The following day we cook
Our own Thanksgiving staples

And my annual Thanksgiving Ode
Now another tradition expected
One of these years my rhyming
Might even be perfected

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The Hideous Junk Closet

Cleaning out the closet
Puts me in a panic
Cuz Hubby goes at it
In a way rather manic

He pulls out everything
And scatters stuff around
“Look!” he tells me
“And see what I’ve found.”

Oh, yes, the project
Starts out quite happy
But as we begin sorting
We get a little snappy

“We must finish,” I tell him
“And put things away
No tripping over this junk
For yet another day”

Hubby doesn’t mind
The floors full of clutter
But with that kind of thing
Bad words I do mutter

So the Goodwill gets
The stuff we can live without
But organizing the rest
Was what this was all about

I put down my foot,
And point to the closet door
I insist that this stuff
Can’t stay on the floor

In our quest to be tidy
We restock those shelves
In another year or so
Into that closet we’ll delve

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Unbelievable – The Debut

Unbelievable is the title
Of my latest endeavor
If you read it I think
You’ll find it real clever

As the cover implies
It takes place at a lake
Where Cassie Baxter’s reputation
Is what is at stake

The dogs on the dock
Are part of the plot
I’m guessing even cat-people
Will like them a lot

There’s a mad scientist
And an author of sci fi stories
But Unbelievable is a cozy
So I promise, nothing gory

Of course it’s a mystery
And the culprit will get caught
But to find out how
Unbelievable must be bought.

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Available at Amazon

Snow in November?

Snow in SC
On November one
I do not think
That’s very much fun

Close the windows
Turn on the heat
I do not think
Winter’s so neat

My nose is running
My feet are cold
I do not think
On winter I’m sold

Put on a sweater
Dig out my mittens
I do not think
With winter I’m smitten

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