[Poetry Play] A Careerhyme Challenge

I miss taking part in poetry challenges and games, and I’m going to try to do better in 2013. At David Harrison’s blog, J. Pat Lewis has a Careerhymes challenge up. Go read the hysterical examples and try your own! Here’s mine:

Why You Can Never Reach a Teacher
If you need to chat with teacher,
Do not call; you’ll never reach her.
She’s sparking thoughts, engaging kids.
Ignoring parents who’ve flipped their lids.
Email/voicemail never finds
the teacher busy shaping minds.
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

P.S. There are so many wonderful male teachers, too, but “reach him” doesn’t rhyme with “teacher.” Sorry:>)

16 Responses

  1. Your poem made me giggle, Laura, so I would think that makes it a hit. I?m going to try and participate more in 2013 too. The year of health and ?being Susan?

    1. Sounds like a good theme for you, Susan! We can only be who we are:>) I was traveling, then sick, so I’m going to try to articulate some of my 2013 goals and dreams this week, including my word of the year…

  2. Your poem made me giggle, Laura, so I would think that makes it a hit. I?m going to try and participate more in 2013 too. The year of health and ?being Susan?

    1. Sounds like a good theme for you, Susan! We can only be who we are:>) I was traveling, then sick, so I’m going to try to articulate some of my 2013 goals and dreams this week, including my word of the year…

  3. Love it! I have a few pages of “cubicle haiku” which resulted from trying to relax on my way to vacation after a ridiculously long week working in an office (well, a cubicle really).

  4. Love it! I have a few pages of “cubicle haiku” which resulted from trying to relax on my way to vacation after a ridiculously long week working in an office (well, a cubicle really).

  5. Degenerate

    Sinking lower, losing ground
    Drying out of fluids found;
    Wearing diapers, hemorrhoids prolapsed,
    Searching for some surgeon’s best-zaps!

    You can try this anytime
    But youngsters’ cells will not decline:
    Has to be an elder-worn
    By gravity and scorn.

    If you think wearing diapers is the end of the line, wait ’til hemorrhoids come out to shine!
    Yes, the “butt-hole” is here!
    Jeanne Poland

  6. Degenerate

    Sinking lower, losing ground
    Drying out of fluids found;
    Wearing diapers, hemorrhoids prolapsed,
    Searching for some surgeon’s best-zaps!

    You can try this anytime
    But youngsters’ cells will not decline:
    Has to be an elder-worn
    By gravity and scorn.

    If you think wearing diapers is the end of the line, wait ’til hemorrhoids come out to shine!
    Yes, the “butt-hole” is here!
    Jeanne Poland

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