I Threw a Pebble into a Pond

I Threw a Pebble into a Pond

by Maurie Nord

I threw a pebble into a pond
and then I threw in a rock
ripples of pebble went just as far
as waves generated by rock
Ted Turner
he changed the world
but if we think about it we will see
that rock or pebble
pebble or rock
we all change the world….
don’t we?

ripple in pond pic

 

poem copyright Maurie Nord 2014

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Clancy’s Job at the Museum

clancy olafferty

Clancy’s Job at the Museum

by Clancy O’Lafferty

Clancy began as a maintenance man
at a famous jurassic museum
But washing the floors and oiling the doors
soon did bore him and quite failed to please him

So he thought he’d impress and teach all the guests
all about the fine fossil exhibits
He was teaching one day when a boy said, “Hey,
that dinosaur just how old is it?”

Clancy replied with his chin held high
“Ten million and one years today”
The boy said, “Wow! Please tell me, sir, how
so exactly you know of its age?”

Clancy said, “Well, it’s quite easy to tell
you precisely here’s how and I’ll say
The bones, I was told are ten million years old
And I’ve worked here a year to this day!”

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copyright Maurie Nord 2014

I Get Around

Maurie Nord Hard to believe…….on a Greyhound bus fifty years ago ,14 years old and listening to this song at every juke box on my way to Trail, BC, to visit my dad….man is that an exercise in prepositions or as Mama Buckley taught us: in, at, to, for, of, with, by, into, near, on, about, above, below, beneath, between, beyond, during and inside….lol She made us memorize them! Here’s to Mrs Buckley “Mama Buck” a beloved English teacher!

Men Can Dance Better Than Women!

Men Can Dance Better Than Women!

by Clancy O’Lafferty

clancy olafferty

 

Now Donnegal bragged to his wife about dancing
“Men can dance better than women!
Who leads River dance?
Tis a man bonnie lass and
What woman can moon walk like Jackson?
And Muhammed Ali who can sting like a bee
yet a butterfly be on his toesies
Find me a lass who can dance like that
and I’ll pick you a bouquet of posies
And take Fred Astaire whose dancin’ shoes danced
up the stairway to heaven forever
Is that not the test
that men are the best?
God’s gift of great dancers are men dear!”
Missus Donnegal said, “Fred Astaire was the best
and beside him the “Jacko” looks awkward?
Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did
and she did it in heels dancin’ backwards!”

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copyright Maurie Nord 2014

Tick Tock

Tick Tock

by

Maurie Nord

I could hear the difference then

tick                                      tock
tick                                      tock

the tock sound’s a lower tone

tick                                      tock
tick                                      tock

on a sofa sittin’ home alone

tick                                       tock
tick                                       tock

looking at a blank wall
just a pair of ducks there
dad carved out of wood well
painted ’em with great care
hung them on the bare wall

tick                                          tock
tick                                          tock

A duck and a drake

tick                                          tock

tick                                           tock

 

wings outspread

tick                                             tock
tick                                             tock

flying both together well

tick                                              tock
tick                                              tock

decades pass

tick                                               tock
tick                                               tock

the ducks are long gone now

tick                                                tock
tick                                                tock

there’s a rock ‘n’ roll song now

tick                                                tock
tick                                                tock

a rock and roll ditty
really takes me back there
staring at the wall from the sofa where I’m sitting
running my fingers through my long white hair
and hear

tick                                                   tock
tick                                                   tock

I can still hear the difference

tick                                                   tock
tick                                                   tock

the tock tone is lower

tick                                                   tock
tick                                                   tock

copyright Maurie Nord 2014