Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to you! we sang to my brother when he’d just turned two. Make a wish and blow out the candle, we said. He took a big breath and his face turned bright red. Then he let it all go and blew out the flame. He reached for the cake... Continue Reading →
The Fresh Frog The Fresh Frog hopped a happy hop, Pouncing pad to pad, He slipped. Ker-splish! And swam with fish. Oh what a day he had! -M.M.
Revenge of the Toothpaste Kid He was always a very… toothpaste kid: Bristle spikes held in place By toothpaste gel Atop his head. Minty breath That hung about him in a cloud, Like a vaporous afterthought Of fluoride. A blinding smile, Nearly equal in terror and sparkle. Nearly, I say. Crisp and fresh. Immaculate... Continue Reading →
I do not usually write nonsense, but when I do, I don't. -M.M. The Empathy Amphitheater Welcome to the Empathy Amphitheatre. Really, we know how you feel. You feel like the door greeter-meeter, Who’s waiting for cherries to peel. Just Joking. No Nonsense. I hear from the heart, And speak from the... Continue Reading →
Coloring with crayons is one of the things I miss most about being at little kid. It was so easy, fun, bright, and innocent. Hard to go wrong with wax on paper. Life is Like a Box of Crayons Life is like a box of crayons. Some days are melted, chipped, or... Continue Reading →
As I have mentioned before, I am a huge fan of children's literature. Last year I had an idea for a short story-poem about Spaghetti Pizza. I finally took the time to write it down. I hope you like it. The Tale of Spaghetti Pizza The day that Mr. Noodle died, The... Continue Reading →
I love children's literature. Indeed, most of the poems or stories I write could be classified as such. The part that I love the most about children's lit. is its cheerfulness. The playful goofy verse of Dr. Seuss, the fairy-tale depth of the Chronicles of Narnia, the magic and complexity of Harry Potter, the innocence... Continue Reading →