Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Salt and Pepper

The recipe calls
For salt and pepper
Because they always
Go together

Salt is white
Pepper is black
Without this combo
Flavor it lacks

In every kitchen
You’ll always find
Salt and pepper
To use combined

On restaurant tables
You’ll always see
Salt and pepper
But use sparingly  

Black or white
It doesn’t matter
But don’t put pepper
In your cake batter

By, Randee Saber 8/16/2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Canadian Rockies Tour - Gate 1 (2017)

We met in Calgary
And toured the city
With towering buildings
Where no place is gritty

At The Hotel, Prince of Wales 
People once came to imbibe
The booze was legal
Without paying a bribe

On the Watertown Lake
The boat ride was great
And we learned that bald eagles
Choose only one mate

And thousands of berries
Bears have to ingest
Before they can get
A long winter’s rest

Crossing into Montana
For a full day of fun
In a red touring car
On a road to the sun

Big sky country
Living up to its name
A more beautiful place
Would be hard to proclaim

Perched high on a hill
The Banff Springs Hotel
It looks like a castle
And has stories to tell

Overlooking the mountains
The gondola ride
Spectacular views
Both in and outside

Through tunnels we drove
To Lake Louise
So safely the animals
Could cross when they please

Six melting glaciers
Formed Lake Louise
Don’t tip your canoe
Otherwise you’ll freeze

In the valley of glaciers
An endless chain
Along Glacier Parkway
It’s their domain

The lakes and rivers
And jagged mountains
Plus waterfalls flowing
Like gigantic fountains

Mountain goats and sheep
And a big black bear
They kept on eating
Ignoring our stares

A hike at Maligne Canyon
A boat ride at Maligne Lake
A stop on Spirit Island
More photos to take
Our final destination
An ice field to explore
A ride onto a glacier
Soon it will be no more

Canadian money
It doesn’t look real
And the rate of exchange
Has great appeal

And who can forget
The beautiful flowers
Adorning the cities
Without any showers

Our tour guide, Virginia
Was so full of knowledge
I thought I was taking
A course in college

And Bob, the bus driver
Carried our load
Cleaning our hands
Before hitting the road

Happy trails to you all
Though our journey did end
We had a great time
And we’ll all recommend

By, Randee Saber  8/1/2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Will your marriage last

A high school sweetheart
A college romance
Will you stay together
There's a good chance

Will you drift apart
Did you marry too fast
Were you really in love
Will the marriage last

Will you cheat on your spouse
Will you want to flee
Though you have children
Do you want to be free

Will you seek adventure
Will you drift apart
Will you change your gender
For a new life to start

Will you weather the storm
When times are tough
Or will you just say
You've had enough

Will it be a marriage
That lasts many years
Or for a brief time
That soon ends in tears

By, Randee Saber  6/11/2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Patriotic Songs

The Star spangled banner
A song that’s sung so many times
The words by now you know
But there are many other songs
So I’ve listed them below

America the beautiful
Oh beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountain majesty
Above the fruited plain
America, America, God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

God bless America
God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America, my home sweet home

My country tis of thee
My country tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing
Land where my fathers died
Land of the pilgrim’s pride
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring

This land is your land
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island
From the Redwood Forest
To the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

This is my country
This is my country, land of my birth
This is my country, grandest on earth
I pledge thee my allegiance
America the bold
For this is my country
To have and to hold

Proud to be an American
And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me
And I gladly stand up, next to you
And defend her still today
Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God bless the USA

By, Randee Saber  2/18/2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Some People

Some people are nice
Some people are mean
Some are dirty
Some are clean

Some people are short
Some people are tall
Some are big
Some are small

Some people are white
Some people are brown
Some always smile
Some always frown

Some live in the cold
Some live in the heat
Some live in a house
Some live on the street

Some people have money
Some people are poor
Some sleep in a bed
Some sleep on the floor

Some people will help
Some people will harm
Some lost a lost a leg
Some lost an arm

Some people are bald
Some people have hair
Some are generous
Some don’t share

Some have a child
Some have a brother
Some have a sister
Some have no mother

Some people are old
Some people are young
Some speak kindly
Some with a sharp tongue

Some only laugh
Some only cry
Some don’t care
Some always try

By, Randee Saber  5/28/06

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Some friends aren't meant to be

Some friends aren't meant to be
You have to let them go
They always hurt your feelings
Respect they never show

A friend should not be told
Something confidential
Because you never know
They can become judgmental

A friend who is offensive
And won't apologize
You cannot reason with them
To reach a compromise

A dog can be your friend
They love to hear you talk
Waiting for those words
"How about a little walk"

Be your own best friend
Then no one can deceive
No one can betray you
And that you can believe

By, Randee Saber 7/2/2016

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Volunteers are priceless
They’re needed everyday
Donating their time
Without asking for pay

Coaching kid’s sports
And scouting troops
Plus countless civic
And social groups

Because of their efforts
And money they raise
For churches, museums
Deserving our praise

There's so many places
That can use helpers
At food pantries
And animal shelters

With meals on wheels
Or as your tour guide
Great services
You would be denied

Those smiles they bring
To so many faces
With hospital visits
And classroom places

And volunteering
Will help fill their day
When they are retired
And don’t need the pay

They put out fires
These brave volunteers
Whenever they're needed
Without any fears

By, Randee Saber 1/7/2017