Posted in August 2018, Cinquain

Presidental Proverb

Teddy Roosevelt pic and quote

“Speak softly”

Said Roosevelt

“And carry a big stick”

Passive-Agressive acumen

Old adage


On my walk today I met a gentleman who, in actuality, was walking with a big stick.

As we passed by one another and nodded a greeting, I spoke the quote to him and he smiled. “ Teddy Roosevelt” he said.

“ Oh, I thought it was Snoopy!” I said laughing.

When I got home a Google search proved the stick walker was right!

Guess I got my history lesson for the day!

Plus, a poem inspiration. 😊

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Triolet


Garbage, Trash

Wanting and wasting are we

Living in a plastic worldly tent

Of high tech commodity

Wanting and wasting are we

Our waste destroying the sea

And littering our enviroment

Wanting and wasting are we

Living in a plastic worldly tent


This poem is based on an “up-ended” meaning of this phrase: “waste not, want not”

This is actually a proverb which means:

if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance, you will never be in need.

This was one of my mom’s favorite sayings. She lived the the Great Depression. We would all do well to learn to do this nowadays.

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 13

we challenge you to write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended.of a familiar phrase get up-ended.