September 20- Stick


“Here you go fetch the stick!”

You throw the stick, she chases the stick,

She never brings the stick back!

Ah! to be a lazy old Golden Retriever.

“Look at the stick!”

She picks it up, she examines the stick,

She looks at the tree where the stick might have been

She waved the stick it’s her magic wand!

Ah! to be a four year old again!

“Sticks! I need some smaller ones”

The Mother bird tells her young,

“To repair this nasty hole in our nest

To keep you warm, I try my best!”

Ah! to be a Mumma Bird!

“Sticks I need smaller sticks!”

Searching around the trees, he needs kindling

To light the fire, the stars are twinkling,

We’re camping again. Making damper!

Ahhh!! to be around a camp fire!

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September 19- Bite.


That little crisp hit, as you bite through the shell,

The rich dark chocolate that delicious warm smell.

The cherries and coconut all blended together,

You wish that the Cherry Ripe would last forever.

That little tingle that runs through your teeth!

As you bite through the chocolate shell and beneath

Is a creamy white centre of vanilla ice cream,

Eating a Magnum is a lovely day dream!

The smell is like Heaven, its freshly baked bread!

As soft as the pillow on which you lay your head.

Without any effort, your teeth sink within.

And one bite and another, where to begin-

The centre, a corner, a triangle or square?

Scarlett likes a sandwich while I brush her hair.

It keeps her distracted, while she takes her bites,

I get her hair done without any fights!

“Hmmm” says the Shark as he’s eyeing a surfer,

The grey nurse shark is a terrible lurker!

“What bite shall I take first?

The leg or the arm which is the worst?

One is quite boney, the other full of muscle

Whichever I chose there will be a tussle!”

“Hmmmm” sighs the Surfer, “This flake is so good!”

As he recalls summers surfing from his childhood.

His leg still aches from where the shark took a bite-

It gave him the fright of his life!

Fish and chips on the beach, a nice summer treat

As they gaze at the people wandering along the street.

One bites an apple, another bites an ice cream.

One bites a cherry ripe chocolate, a lovely scene.

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September 18- Museum


I love the museum, I think Im a nerd!

All those stuffed animals, especially birds!

They look so life like, it’s hard to believe,

God created them all along with Adam and Eve.

I love the museum, they have signs in braille

And hanging from the ceiling, skeletons of whales.

Hard to imagine something so huge!

Maybe its all just a subterfuge?

I love the museum, they have special events.

A display on Viking life, they did present.

Where Viking ships and gold were on display

It took us right back to the Viking days!

I love the museum, especially the outside display,

Where you can walk through a jungle and see fish play.

Smell the damp earth and see all the bugs.

And what is that black bird there? Eating a slug!

I love the museum, I think I’m a nerd.

All those stuffed animals, especially the Aussie birds!

There’s a whole section of Indigenous art

Indigenous ways of life, the cruelty breaks my heart!

I love the museum! Yes I know! I’m a nerd!

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September 17- Person


Do you ever look at a person and wonder about their lives?

Do they have children or husbands or wives.

Are they a cat person or do they prefer dogs?

Do they keep pet snakes or maybe a frog.

Take for example the person on the train

Going to work, must really be a drain.

Or the person who is wearing orange socks-

Makes me wonder does he colour code his jocks?

What about the person who’s reading that book

What is the genre? Is it worth taking a look?

Riding the train is a good excuse-

Woah! check out that person with all the tattoos!

Another is rustling the newspaper

I think his name was Mr Draper.

He is dressed so nice and neatly-

He has a dimple when he smiles sweetly.

Do you ever look at a person and wonder about their lives?

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September 16- Today!

Its a bit late because on that day we spent 5 hours trying to install a new toilet, it was a crappy job! And by the time we were finished I was too lazy to do any art!


Today is Sunday, a day of rest,

We call it “Funday” it one of our best.

When the family were younger,

We wanted them to bond-

So we created “Sunday Funday”

And made them tag along!

Such fun we would have, all over the place,

Some days were happy and some days were sad.

Some Sundays there were smiles of delight on their faces-

And other Sunday’s they really did hate us!

Picnics, and beaches, climbing trees in the park.

Leaving first thing, coming home in the dark!

Five worn out children, asleep in the back.

All worn out from the hike up that track!

Sunday are Fundays in our crazy house.

No one was spared not even the mouse.

We let the cats in when we were to depart

And they enjoyed Fundays right from the start!

Sundays are Fundays in our house still now.

But instead of our children, they’re Grand children now.

We play games, like hunting for Harboos

And light fires, and let them kick off their shoes.

We paint and we draw, and do chalk on the driveway,

And try not to let them escape out the front gate.

Sundays are still Fundays in our house,

Sometimes we like to be as quiet as the mouse!

So we spend our time with our heads in a book

Or spend the time sharing feasts we have cooked.

And all the family gather round, and recall the times

When Sundays were Fundays and they had fun times!

Today is Sunday and it still is our Fun Day!

(except today it was a crappy day!)

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September 15- Location!

Happy birthday to my friend James Hutson and my Sister-in-law Leanne Ferguson


Location, location, location!

I’m in need of a warm vacation!

Where should I go

Heavens only knows

I’m spoilt for locations!

Location, Location, Location!

They use the cry to sell vacant

Houses or land, with spacious rooms and basement-

High fences and reduced payments.

It’s all about the location!

Location, Location, Location,

I am on my warm vacation.

Which way is the sun? where is the breeze?

Where to put my lounger chair is what worries me!

Location! Location! Location!

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September 14- Twirl


I know a little girl,

When music plays she loves to twirl

She spins and spins and never stops

And her favourite dinosaur is triceratops!

I know a little girl,

Who knows all about the planets,

And sings about about how they twirl.

The same little girl watches you tube song in Spanish!

I know a little girl,

Who’s hair has never held a curl,

With big hazel eyes and a knock out smile

She loves to twirl and all the while

She makes Grandma feel sick!

I know a little girl,

Who loves to spin and twirls

It makes her tummy “Fizzy”

(She really means dizzy)

I know a little girl

Who’s sent all our lives in a twirl

And we wouldn’t swap her

for all the gold in the world

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