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Not Enough Money


Not enough money, yes, this is the song
I sing at daybreak and sing all day long.
 
Not enough money to travel to France,
Not enough money for sweaters or pants;
 
Not enough money for coffee or tea,
Not enough money for sailing the sea.
 
But laughter is free, so I laugh a lot.
As for more money, I don’t give a jot!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Whose Back?

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The base of a sundial at Rancho Los Alamitos, Long Beach, California
 


Whose back does the earth ride upon?
An elephant, raven, or swan?
Perhaps it’s a gannet
That holds up the planet
That all of us humans live on!

 
Limerick and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Human”

Carpe Diem


“Seize the day!” my mother said.
“Seize the day—you’ll soon be dead!”
 
“Oh, for heaven’s sake,” said Dad,
“Willie is a proper lad.
 
Why should Willie seize the day?
Plan ahead is what I say.”
 
While they argued with each other,
My dear dad and my dear mother,
 
I slipped out and went to play.
So, I guess, I seized the day!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Carpe Diem”

Above the Fray


A teacher rose above the fray,
And this is how ’twas done:
She stayed in bed for one whole day,
Disguised as an old nun.
 
She prayed to goddesses and gods,
Forgetting all her ills;
Her praying helped her beat the odds,
And do it without pills.

  
Poem © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Rising Above”