Sharing o’ the Green

My kids and I are in Colorado for Spring Break.

And, as Murphy’s Law would have it, we’ve all come down with some fabulous and phlegmy illness.

My youngest missed our second day of skiing yesterday, and today she and her older sister sound like refugees from a TB ward.

We’re still celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, although we’re bummed that we can’t partake of the festivities like healthy folks.

You might say we’re green with envy…

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Sharing o’ the Green

On St. Patty’s, avoiding that pinch
Requires wearing some green (like the Grinch) –
But if off on Spring Break
Green clothes you didn’t take,
There’s not much you can do that’s a cinch.

And this Spring Break the colds that we caught
Make apparent the green that we’ve got
Isn’t emerald flair,
Much less something you wear;
It ain’t quite what you’d think — no, it’s snot.

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©2012 Carlotta Eike O’Stankiewicz

Seussapoem

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I wish I could take credit for this one, but I can’t.

When my daughter wrote it last year for her English class, boy, was I tickled. Not only was it a wonderful (in my humble opinion) expression of how so many feel about his writing, it captured the spirit of the man who brought whimsy and wonder to the world of words.

And so, in honor of his birthday, a tribute to the fabulous, fantastical, banner-flip-flapping Theodor Geisel.

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Seussapoem

One fish
Two fish
Red fish
Blue fish

Dr. Seuss’s
Wonderful uses
Of words all around
From sky to ground

From Star-bellied Sneeches
To green-colored beaches
From cats to dogs
From trees to smog

All his great creatures
With unique features
Having parties in trees
And knitting thneeds

A cat in a hat
Nothing quite tops that
Mr. Brown’s mooing skills
Give us tons of thrills

All his known stories
Never give me bories

I am a fan
Oh man, I am!!!

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©2011 K. Stankiewicz