Thursday, June 14, 2007

No new religious heroes

They say that most religions
Began in ancient times
And those who did not follow
They said committed crimes

And thousands of years later
Religions that we choose
Nothing new has happened
So now I am confused

And why has nothing happened
In our modern world today
No new religious heroes
To whom we all can pray

Moses was a hero
He parted the Red Sea
Brought us the Commandments
Yes, quite a man was he

Jesus’ mother Mary
In a manger she gave birth
Saying he’s the son of God
Whose life will have much worth

And without a doubt
To Jesus they will pray
This old religious hero
Exists in modern day

The Jews continue waiting
For when he will appear
They'll wait for their Messiah
If it takes 1,000 years

Let's write another Bible
That talks about the present
The new religious heroes
And who they represent

I don't think I'm alone
That I am not unique
To question our religions
Some answers I still seek

By Randee Saber5/27/06

Monday, June 11, 2007

Mind your manners

Mind your manners
Surely you've heard
Parents would say
And meant every word

Good manners you have
When opening doors
For those in your car
And entering stores

Please and thank you
Means you’re polite
Well mannered people
Will not pick a fight

When introduced
Say, “how do you do”
Before you leave
Say, “nice meeting you”

It's Sir or Ma’am
As a sign of respect
For those with manners
This is correct

Thank you notes
Should quickly be sent
Telling the person
How much their gift meant

Mind your manners
But be sincere
Don’t talk about people
Because they're not near

By, Randee Saber 6/11/07

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Eating or Non-eating Section

When we’re at the movies
People like to eat
They’ll make a lot of noise
Eating popcorn in their seat

The movie’s not that long
How hungry can they be
They’ll bring in so much food
To eat in front of me

The smell of all their food
Always makes me sick
If they continue eating
Another seat I’ll pick

To cut down on the noise
Their cell phone shouldn’t ring
And if they have a baby
Be sure and not to bring

The section that I'll choose
Is where no one can eat
And if they want to talk
They need to change their seat

By, Randee Saber 2/24/06
1st place Poets NW Award, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Don't be afraid

The big bad wolf
Doesn't live near
But in the woods
It hunts for deer

A grizzly bear
Enjoys eating fish
Especially salmon
That's its wish

Will try to eat you
If they're in the water
Don't swim or canoe

Lions and tigers
Don't be afraid
Into your life
They won't invade

Some dogs bite
But most are nice
Be kind to dogs
Take my advice

You musn't trust
A total stranger
Because your life
Could be in danger

World War One
World War Two
The Viet Nam War
We're still not through

The terrorists
No end to our fighting
Mass destruction
To them is exciting

Our greatest fear
I'll have to say
Is all mankind
On each other we prey

By, Randee Saber 6/7/07

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Why can't we be friends

I’d like to be your friend
I see you everyday
But when you look at me
You always run away

Why do you bother me
I’m sure it’s plain to see
When you start chasing me
I'll quickly climb a tree

I’d like to be your friend
But when you say meow
I do not understand you
I only say bow wow

Why do you bother me
I’ll make a hissing sound
And also arch my back
I don’t want you around

I’d like to be your friend
I know that I'd have fun
Lying next to you
Soaking up the sun

Why do you bother me
Did I not let you know
I will not be your friend
You have to let it go

I’d like to be your friend
I think you should agree
That we could get along
You live next door to me

Why do you bother me
Go play with your own kind
So I'll no longer worry
I’ll have some peace of mind

By, Randee Saber 6/6/07

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Scarlett Saber

Her name is quite misleading
It's sure to fool you too
Cause Scarlett’s not a lady
She’s a doggie this is true

As soon as Scarlett meets you
She’ll be your new best friend
And snuggle up beside you
Over and over again

But if you are another dog
You might not be so lucky
Scarlett can be mean to you
Except if you’re a puppy

And Scarlett likes to eat a lot
Every meal plus snacks
So any crumb that’s on the floor
Won’t hit the garbage sack

When the weather gets too hot
She’ll jump into a pool
Because her coat is black
This helps to keep her cool

I love to visit Scarlett
And hope she visits me
She’s a loveable Pit-bull
And happy as can be

By, Randee Saber 4/2/06

Sunday, June 3, 2007

I love the smell

I love the smell
Of good perfume
What a nice fragrance
It adds to a room

I love the smell
Of anything baking
Cookies, cakes
Whatever you’re making

I love the smell
Of clothes on the line
And newborn babies
With powder are fine

I love the smell
Of a brand new car
And the pungent smell
Of a big cigar

A street just paved
The smell of hot tar
Appeals to me
I know it's bizarre

The smell of popcorn
Who can resist
I'll buy a big bag
No need to insist

That crisp clean air
I love at dawn
And the smell of grass
On a newly cut lawn

But the ocean breeze
I smelled no more
When I moved away
From the Jersey Shore

By, Randee Saber 6/3/07

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Kitchen Witch

I'll lick the serving spoon
When you're not in the room

If food drops on the floor
I'll eat it that's for sure

I won't wash the tomatoes
Or lettuce and potatoes

I guess because I'm lazy
Or maybe I'm just crazy

What I do when I'm cooking
I'll make sure no one's looking

So when you come to eat
Relax while in your seat

By, Radee Saber 8/4/07

Friday, June 1, 2007

Forget about last night

You must remember
What happened last night
Between the sheets
In a room without light

You must remember
But won’t convey
The pleasure you had
At the end of your day

You must remember
But no one will guess
What you did last night
You won’t confess

You’ll talk about sports
And your favorite teams
But not about nights
With passionate screams

It's hard to forget
What happened last night
On the following day
In the broad daylight

By, Randee Saber 6/1/07