The AAAmazing Phoenix

The AAAmazing Phoenix There are always reasons For a Phoenix all seasons I simmer in summer I augment in autumn’s stir Then one winter In a northern November hemisphere I retire -I cannot remember where- My heart’s afire With gnarls and gnashes And fiery flashes In December I turn I burn In my fire My…

The aardvark (an acrostic)

The aardvark An aardvark is a funny creature Always with many a strange feature Really Dreary Very Awkwardly scary Rightly these [ant] [s]layers do not neglect Kindly treat baby [ants] pray with respect Alan Grace 6 July 2018 Jul 5 Layers I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts Also see: https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/best/aardvark  

Bad reputation

Bad reputation Reputation built On quicksand and silt Boss and brand betrayed ‘D’ fail grade displayed Guilty to the hilt Alan Grace 25 May 2018 Daily prompt: Guilty No bad reputation for this rhino:

Walk tall

Walk tall May God I try to persevere Pray odd wobbliness disappear No giraffe At me laugh Walk my life’s pathway without fear Alan Grace 23 May 2018 Daily prompt: Disappear

Awkward walk

Awkward walk Please stop the pain I beg I’ve a very sore leg Now I’ve had my x-rays Next see what doctor says The strain’s a powder keg Alan Grace 22 May 2018 Another version: Awkward walk Pray stop the pain I beg May I swap my sore leg Now I’ve got main x-rays Next…

ALL CAPS is a dog

ALL CAPS is a dog All CAPS is a broken cog A shipwreck rock in the fog Everyone prefers Not to have the cur’s Tail wagging the surly dog Alan Grace 27 April 2018 Daily prompt: Cur  

Face(book) down

Face(book) down Now many will see abient Facebook’s negative gradient When price fails deeper down We’ll see less score a frown Faces will look more radiant Alan Grace 3 April 2018 Daily prompt: Radiant Zucked out Facebook share price – latest stock value after shares fall by more than the value of Starbucks following Cambridge Analytica…

The Abyssinian

The Abyssinian Belle’s low cries for food were frantic Her appetite is gigantic Tho she’d had some before She would cry out for more Long arm of the paw pedantic Alan Grace 30 March 2018 Daily prompt: Frantic

Places!

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
she stands still listening to the audience beyond the curtain seated out past the stage there’s a drone, a buzz there’s a fish swimming in her belly heart pounding blood feeling electric in her veins the adrenaline rush of excitement that familiar moment of panic will the…

Puppy Love

Puppy love Do you know the powers due to true love Bestowed by Zeus in Olympus above Prayers to fond Gods hours dwell there Not e’er in dispute well I swear This true bond of my cute new puppy love Alan Grace 3 March 2018 Daily prompt: Above Puppy Love And they called it puppy…

The AAAmazing Phoenix

The AAAmazing Phoenix There are always reasons For a Phoenix all seasons I simmer in summer I augment in autumn’s stir Then one winter In a northern November hemisphere I retire -I cannot remember where- My heart’s afire With gnarls and gnashes And fiery flashes In December I turn I burn In my fire My…

The Prima Ballerina III

The Prima Ballerina III A ballet queen extremely elegant My prima ballerina elephant This dance genius is my muse In green tutus and ballet shoes Her purchases hardly extravagant Alan Grace 18 January 2018 She’s extremely agile and light on her feet- the tightrope doesn’t appear to be bending! She’s thinking about buying cryptocurrency but…

Save my followers

It is sad that WordPress will not allow you to completely clone a website (or change the WordPress address to a new WordPress URL without buying a domain name). Save my followers Salvation with reservation About my affiliation All my followers nursed Throughout blog names reversed Kept I accept on probation Alan Grace 3 January…

The Zoo: Conservancy- Identity almost lost 2350

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Identity almost lost 2350 We both smiled and gazed amazed at the scenic view Me (a child) and dad see kangaroo and emu “In the wild,” dad said “These both had been dead Three centuries we’ve not seen them outside the zoo” Alan Grace 26 October 2017 Daily prompt:…

Garfield’s cousin: A cat named Kat

Kat, claws cushioned, purred Once, twice, and a third Well fancy that A cat named Kat Perfectly pampered. Alan Grace 25 September 2017 Daily prompt: Pamper

Macavity

Macavity has a penchant for criminal activity.

Peculiar names: The naming of cats

The Naming Of Cats – Poem by T. S. Eliot “But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular, A name that’s peculiar, and more dignified, Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular, Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?”