“Standing Is Stupid” – A Short Poem, in Praise of Lying Down, by Shel Silverstein

"Poetic Wednesday" Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein (1930-1999) is a popular American writer known for his cartoons, novelty songs, illustrated children’s books and poetry.  His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold over 20 million copies.  (I can identify with this poem because the only total relief I get from my chronic … Continue reading “Standing Is Stupid” – A Short Poem, in Praise of Lying Down, by Shel Silverstein

“Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony” – A Poem by Shel Silverstein (Never Say “No” to Your Kids)

"Favorite Poems Wednesday" Sheldon Allan “Shel” Silverstein (1930-1999) is a popular American writer known for his cartoons, novelty songs, illustrated children’s books and poetry.  His books have been translated into over 30 languages and have sold over 20 million copies.  Some of his children’s poems are quite profound. Some of very funny.  This is one … Continue reading “Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony” – A Poem by Shel Silverstein (Never Say “No” to Your Kids)

Poem: “A Word to Husbands,” by humorist Ogden Nash. Never say, “I told you so.”

“Poetic Wednesday” Ogden Nash (1902-1971) is described as America’s “best known producer of humorous poetry.”  He published over 500 short rhyming "light verse" poems. “A Word to Husbands” To keep your marriage brimmingWith love in the loving cup,Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;Whenever you’re right, shut up.                            -Ogden Nash Things NOT to say to … Continue reading Poem: “A Word to Husbands,” by humorist Ogden Nash. Never say, “I told you so.”

“A Mother’s Love”- A Poem: Did Judas’ Mother Love Him Like Mary Loved Jesus?

"Poetic Wednesday" A mother’s unconditional love is a wonder to behold.  Her selfless sacrifices are truly inspiring. A mother’s love gives us a glimpse of the pure love of Christ (agape, hesed). This poem ponders the question, “Did the mother of Judas love her son as much as Mary loved Jesus?” A MOTHER’S LOVE Long, … Continue reading “A Mother’s Love”- A Poem: Did Judas’ Mother Love Him Like Mary Loved Jesus?

“We Real Cool” – A Short Poem About School Dropouts

"Poetic Wednesday" Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950.  She is the first African American to receive a Pulitzer. Illinois honored her by making her the state’s Poet Laureate. She taught poetry at several universities, including the University of Chicago and Columbia University. (As with most African American poetry, “We Real … Continue reading “We Real Cool” – A Short Poem About School Dropouts

“Earth” — A Short Poem About “Intelligent Life” on our Planet?

"Poetic Wednesday" "Poetic Wednesday" is a new weekly category. I love poetry. In college, I took several classes on poetry. I gave a few college lectures and one-man theater performances on poetry. And I memorized well over 100 poems, which will be included in "Poetic Wednesday." In this short poem, Martian astronomers are investigating whether … Continue reading “Earth” — A Short Poem About “Intelligent Life” on our Planet?