Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shower of Poetry

Its been long since the hour
I had time for a shower
Now I know why the French wear perfume

I can only hold hope
And pretend to not mope
That when I do enter a room

No one should wrinkle
Or be caused to crinkle
One single facial muscle

Their sensitive sniffer
Should be free of a whiffer


Of Mama.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Do you Wanna Be a Triplet?

(To the tune of “Do you Wanna Build a Snowman?”

Toddler Anna: Elsa? (knocks)                    Triplet: Neighbor? (knocks)      
Do you want to build a snowman?            Do you want to be a triplet? (KNOCK AT A FRIEND’S)
Come on let's go and play                           Come on let’s go and play
I never see you anymore                             I have so many siblings here
Come out the door,                                      My mother cannot hear
It's like you've gone away                           I’d like to go away
We used to be best buddies                       Mostly we’re best buddies
And now we're not                                       But then we’re not
I wish you would tell me why                    I wish I could tell you why?
Do you want to build a snowman?           Do you want to be a triplet?
It doesn't have to be a Snowman              Come on you can admit it

Young Elsa: Go away, Anna                       But I’m an only child
Toddler Anna: Okay, bye                            Okay, sigh

Young Anna: (knocks on Elsa's                Triplet: (knocks on bedroom           door)                                                               door)   
Do you want to build a snowman             Do you want to be a triplet?
Or ride our bike around the halls?           We’ll ride our bikes around the                                                                              block,
I think some company is overdue            It’s so nice to always have a friend
I've started talking to                                  Although we often blend
The pictures on the walls                                        
(Hang in there, Joan! )                              Triplet #1: Hang in there bro
                                                                        Triplet #2: Hang in there sis
                                                                        Triplet #3: Hang in there bro

It gets a little lonely,                                   It never gets the least bit lonely
All these empty rooms,                              Not an empty room
Just watching the hours tick by               To listen to clocks tick by
(Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock)  (NOISE, SCREAMING, CRYING,                                                                            YELLING)

Anna: (knocks) Elsa?                                   Friends
Please I know you're in there,                    We know you’re out there
People are asking where you've been,      People wonder what it’s like
They say "have courage”;                            They say “Are you identical?"
And I'm trying to,                                         And “Are you natural?"
I'm right out here for you                           We’re right in front of you
Just let me in                                                 Where have you been?
We only have each other                             We always have each other
It's just you and me                                      Just you and me, and me, and me
What are we gonna do?                               What are we gonna do?              
                                                                          (MISCHIEF OF ALL KINDS)

Do you want to build a snowman?            Do you want to be a triplet?
(sniff)                                                               (sniff)