Friday, June 26, 2009

Poetry Friday -- Lemonade

My original poem for today:


by Jim Danielson

A jumble of cliches

When life gives us lemons,
We make lemonade

We walk a mile in an other's moccasins
Or a hundred yards with their walker
One foot dangling in the air behind

If it doesn't kill you,
It'll make you stronger
I feel the strength
First and foremost
From the love that surrounds me
And second
From my personal lemonade
My writing.

Kelly Herold is hosting Poetry Friday this week :

Thanks Kelly!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Doc Says I Need a Better Story

Let me set the scene. We were in a joint garage sale with my wife's sister and S-I-L. Her brother and S-I-L have a 3 yr old (our niece) who is cute as anything. I read her "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty and the Seven Dwarfs" -- she insisted Snow White was Sleeping Beauty. Then she wanted me to play with chalk on the driveway. WARNING: Playing hopscotch can be dangerous to the achiles tendon. Hopping on one foot was a very bad idea. My achiles underwent surgery this morning. Just goes to show how healthy reading is -- should have stuck to the books.

The foot/ankle doctor thinks I might want to change the story to basketball or football or ........

Hey, my few readers are primarily fiction writers......who can make up a better story for me???

(I actually think the truth is pretty funny, but I'm betting someone can come up with a better one.)

Jim aka Bigfoot

Friday, June 5, 2009

Poetry Friday Haiku Review

A lunchtime posting of the haiku I wrote upon finishing THE GRAVEYARD BOOK by Neil Gaiman (who I will see speak at Noon tomorrow).

Once Jack of All Trades
Frost is taught by the graveyard
He's master of one

Thanks go out to Sara who is hosting this week.