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Monthly Archive: June 2010

Jun 26 2010

Total Skepticism

I awoke one early morning, stretched my toes to reach the floor;Trying not to wake the dog up as I shuffled to the door.I was quiet as a whisper as I tiptoed down the hall—Then it struck me, that I wasn’t being skeptical at all! I’d assumed I had awakened, but perhaps it wasn’t me—It …

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Jun 26 2010

Animalia 2.0

In the little bits and pieces I’ve deciphered from the news,As I search the databases for the tiniest of clues,I’ve discovered there’s a pattern, and it’s filling me with fear:Seems the animals are gearing up, and we provide their gear! From genetic alterations making salmon grow much faster(Which I swear I saw on SyFy, though …

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Jun 23 2010

Paul The Octopus

Paul the octopus, in his tank,Could place his bets and break the bank!Depending on which box he chooses, One team wins, and one team loses–So soccer fans can get their kicksBy betting on the box he picks.A sea-borne male (which makes him Merman-y),Paul’s picks are perfect, predicting Germany—With Ghana down, the team advances,So Paul must …

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Jun 22 2010

Chipmunks!

I used to like chipmunks. “Squirrels with racing stripes”, they were cute, harmless little fellows. But now. Now, they have laid claim to my back yard, which I would not mind (less to mow!) except that the back yard is where the garden is! They have ruined several harvests over the past few years–popcorn a …

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Jun 20 2010

Give God A Mop

Omniscient God must need a nudgeTo see the oil, the tar, the sludge—Or Father, Son, and Holy GhostDon’t give a damn about the coast. State senators proclaim this dayA time to join our hands and praySince “nothing works”, that’s what we’ll try—We’ll all do nothing, you and I. We’ll act as if the problem’s solvedBy …

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Jun 19 2010

Vuvuzela!

They say a place in Hell a-Waits the psychopathic fellaWho designed the vuvuzelaAnd unleashed it on the game For the players, many find itToo distracting (some don’t mind it).And the demon that designed it?Neil Van Schalkwyk is his name. By the thousands, fans would buy it,Not intending to keep quietAnd the auditory riotWas a feature …

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Jun 17 2010

Death in Utah

Ronnie Lee Gardner will die today,Four bullets in his heart;The state will kill him, in our name—We all, then, play a part.Though what he did was horrible,I think it is a shameThe state will choose to kill as wellAnd do it in our name. In a couple of hours, the state of Utah will shoot …

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Jun 05 2010

One fish, Two fish

One fishTwo fishOily goo fish This one’s gills are full of tarHere’s one with a movie starOh! What a lot of fish there are!Along the coast, from here to thereDying fish are everywhere. Here’s a bird—let’s call her Jill—With oil on her enormous bill;While trying to preen, she ate her fill,And now poor Jill is …

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Jun 04 2010

Church Response: Gulf Edition

The task is overwhelming, So enormous is the scope,There’s work enough for everyone;We can’t sit back and hope. Tending to the injured birdsAnd bagging up the dead;So many tasks that must be done—Why don’t we pray, instead? We’ll hop inside our SUV’s And drive them to the coast—Once there, we’ll all join hands and prayWhere …

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Jun 04 2010

Miracle! (Surgery)

A miracle! It has to be!Cos science can’t explainThe sudden disappearance ofA tumor in the brain!It has to be the angels, whoLooked down from up above,And bathed young Oleg’s cortex inTheir holy, shining love;Or maybe it was Christ himself,Although it may seem odd—But healing is a habit forThe only Son of God;Or else the intervention …

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