Friday, October 26, 2007

Out of the ashes

Late October 2007, San Diego wildfires raged out of control causing an area of more than twice the size of New Your City to burn. There were sixteen active fires from Los Angeles County to the Mexican border. Five hundred thousand people were forced to evacuate and many of those allowed to return have found their homes destroyed but their neighbors' homes were okay. Two thousand homes and one hundred and eighty commercial buildings were destroyed or damaged. Twelve thousand firefighters battled the flames. The death toll was minimal. Arson is being investigated.

The fires came
In their path
They would lay claim

Fires given
Different names
Came to play
Their deadly games

No mementos
Could they take
Knowing lives
Would be at stake

Santa Ana
Winds would blow
Fires raged
An orange glow

Skies were filled
With acrid smoke
Thick enough
To nearly choke

Seeking shelter
Those who fled
Had to leave
Their cozy bed

Had the skills
Dragging hoses
Up steep hills

Homes were spared
Homes were burned
Was concerned

Heaps of rubble
Nothing left
Fire caused
This major theft

Homes rebuilt
Just like before
Never knowing
What's in store

By, Randee Saber 10/26/07

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Twist and Shout

Grip the top
Hold on tight
Twist real hard
With all your might

Tap, tap, tap
On the floor
It’s becoming
Quite a chore

Under water
Running hot
Keep the lid
In this spot

Hard to open
Twist and shout
What we want
Won’t come out

By, Randee Saber 10/24/07

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hunting Season

Hunting season
Now it's here
Hunters come
To bag a deer

Many hunters
Have the need
To kill for fun
And not to feed

On their walls
Heads displayed
Will be paid

Inside a blind
Hunters hide
In front of them
Deer will stride

Graceful deer
Hunters prey
Lose their lives
On hunting day

Shots are fired
Deer will run
Hunting Season's
Just begun

Thin the herd
So those alive
Have more food
And will survive

By, Randee Saber 10/19/07

Stadiums for a few

Stadium lights
Shining bright
Football games
On Monday night

A field of dreams
The fans have fun
Watching their team
Hit a home run

A league of their own
During the war
Women played baseball
But not anymore

Sporting events
Thousands attend
At home or a bar
Watch with a friend

Basketball, football
The baseball team
Even in movies
Spectators scream

Each of these teams
Scouts will come
Many good players
Offers to some

High School teams
To my dismay
The money spent
For football to play

Stadium lights
Strike up the band
It’s what I enjoy
And understand

By, Randee Saber 10/7/06

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lady Luck

I walked around a ladder
My mirror didn't shatter
No black cat crossed my path
So what can be the matter

I have a good luck charm
I wear a four leaft clover
Caress my rabbit’s foot
Yet still my luck is over

I cannot win a game
I’m simply out of luck
No matter what I play
I’m not a lucky duck

Perhaps I'll win a prize
My raffel number picked
But I don’t think it will
It’s easy to predict

I'll quickly place my bet
The wheel goes for a spin
My number's getting close
I knew I wouldn't win

My luck's about to change
Cause I just won a buck
I'm on a winning streak
So now I'm lady luck

By, Randee Saber 10/28/07

I like wearing black

I peeked in my closet
And what did I see
Several black pants
Staring at me

To make me look slim
Black I'll wear
If I gain weight
I'll hardly care

To go for a swim
Black is a must
A plain one piece
With a fitted bust

The little black dress
Is always in style
A classic look
Sure to beguile

For formal occasions
Black looks best
In pants or a gown
I'm nicely dressed

To match these clothes
I'll buy black shoes
The purse I need
Black I'll choose

No wearing pastels
Just basic black
If it makes me look fat
I’m taking it back

By, Randee Saber 8/31/06

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

You won't forsake me

Written to commemorate the 26th Annual “A Night to Honor Israel” by John Hagee Ministries and the Cornerstone Church, San Antonio, Texas on Sunday, October 14, 2007. And especially, to say thank you to Pastor John Hagee and his ministries for their continued support of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. As a middle-age Jewish woman, I’m overwhelmed by this extraordinary congregation and their commitment to helping Israel plus knowing they will never forsake the Jewish people.

Will you defend me
When they abuse
When they scare
When they refuse?

Will you protect me
When I’m in fear
When I’m threatened
When they’re here?

Will you help me
When I’m poor
When I’m tired
When I’m sore?

You won’t forsake me
Because you're brave
Because you care
My life you'll save

Halloween trick or treat

Trick or treat
Money or eat
I’d like to have
Something sweet

Pirate or princess
Goblin or ghost
Wearing a mask
Is what I like most

I'll knock on your door
Then say "trick or treat"
Taking the candy
That soon I will eat

A lot of walking
I’ll have to do
Collecting the candy
Until my curfew

By, Randee Saber 7/31/07

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Autumn holidays

Leaves are falling
It's getting cool
Holidays coming
Kids will miss school

On Halloween night
Let's celebrate
We’ll trick or treat
And stay out late

Thanksgiving dinner
A turkey we’ll buy
Cranberries and yams
Plus pumpkin pie

Christmas is coming
It won’t be white
Hang up the lights
It’s sure to be bright

By, Randee Saber 9/12/06


You welcomed me back
From World War II
I went overseas
And returned to you

I’m a veteran
For you I served
The women were fired
My job preserved

In every town
Both large and small
There was a parade
To honor us all

I’m a veteran
Of Viet Nam
I went to war
For Uncle Same

A baby killer
Is what you said
Innocent people
I wanted them dead

The war was wrong
Is what you claimed
Thousands of soldiers
Were killed and maimed

Many years later
Wars haven’t ended
Now I'm a hero
Who you once offended

By, Randee Saber 10/7/07

Do dogs get depressed

Do you think your dog’s depressed
That everyday’s the same
That he doesn’t go to work
And he may not like his name

Do you think your dog’s depressed
Cause he eats the same old food
Cause he can’t choose where to go
And goes when you’re in the mood

Do you think your dog’s depressed
When you’re not at home all day
When he has to stay outside
And when no one comes to play

Your dog won’t get depressed
If he gets good food to eat
If he gets a bone to chew
And he gets to taste some meat

Your dog won’t get depressed
If you take him for a walk
If you give him lots of love
And with him you’ll even talk

Your dog won’t get depressed
If his bed is soft and clean
If you take him for a ride
And you’re never, ever, mean

By, Randee Saber 6/1/06

Saturday, October 6, 2007

It's turkey time

It’s now that time of year
I have to live in fear

If I don’t get to hide
Inside your car I’ll ride

I’ll be washed and dressed
And ready for your guests

Then carved by someone able
While lying on your table

What’s left of me you’ll save
Till more of me you crave

Thanksgiving holidays
It’s me you like to praise

By, Randee Saber 10/6/07