Friday, December 28, 2007

Hold that tiger

A Siberian tiger jumped the concrete wall at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day, Tues., Dec. 25, 2007. Three young men planned to remain at the zoo after it closed for the day, which is when the attack occurred. One young man died and the other two,who are brothers,were mauled by the tiger but survived. The tiger was shot and killed by police during the rescue.
Roy Horn from the famous Siegfried and Roy wild animal and illusion show was mauled by his white tiger, Montecore,on October 3, 2003. They were performing their live tiger act on stage when Roy was attacked. It occurred at the MGM Mirage Hotel on Roy's birthday. No one knows what caused the tiger to attack Roy. Siegfried Fischbaker and Roy Horn had performed together on the Las Vegas strip for nearly 30 years. Roy Horn is still recoverning from the attack and Montecore is still alive at the zoo which is part of The Mirage Hotel. The show is permanently closed.

Why are tigers
Confined in a zoo
They can’t escape
What can they do

A spacious place
For them to roam
But in the wild
Is their true home

The zoo had closed
Yet three remained
Why they stayed
Wasn’t explained

After a while
A fight ensued
Perhaps the boys
Caused this feud

A boy was killed
The others mauled
Now the public
Is appalled

A wall too low
The tiger leapt
Was he provoked
While he slept

A famous show
Siegfried and Roy
Lions and tigers
Thousands enjoyed

Performing in Vegas
Their tigers amazed
Inside their home
Tigers were raised

Then one night
Roy was attacked
While on stage
His tiger cracked

The tiger was loose
There wasn't a wall
Did everyone think
A tiger won't maul

Don't tease a tiger
Or make him your pet
He may do something
You'll surely regret

By, Randee Saber 12/28/07

Monday, December 24, 2007

You've Gotta Have Heart

We love our hearts
We wear with pride
A treasured gift
Not put aside

On your neck
Hearts will dangle
On your wrist
Hearts on a bangle

Hearts to wear
On your ears
Broken hearts
Lots of tears

Hearts will ache
Hearts attack
Some won't get
Their own heart back

A heart shaped box
Filled with sweets
The game of hearts
A suit that beats

And those who have
A heart of gold
A heart like theirs
Can not be sold

By, Randee Saber 12/24/07

Sunday, December 23, 2007

What should I wear

Should I wear shorts
Should I wear a dress
Should I wear jeans
With the name Guess

Should I wear a jacket
Should I wear a sweater
How about a raincoat
For inclement weather

Should I wear a t-shirt
Should I wear a blouse
Or a halter top
Just around the house

Should I wear a hat
Or a green beret
Perhaps a baseball cap
At the game today

Should I wear pajamas
Should I wear a gown
A gown that I can sleep in
Or one worn with a crown

By, Randee Saber 6/24/06

Thursday, December 13, 2007

All I want for Christmas is to keep my teeth

Candy canes
Ribbon candy
Almond toffee
Sure is dandy

Chocolate Santas
Plus his elves
Every store has
On their shelves

All this candy
Puts on weight
Losing teeth
Could be my fate

Eating candy
I’ll avoid
So my teeth
Won’t be destroyed

By, Randee Saber 12/13/07

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Don't talk to strangers

Don’t talk to strangers
Wherever you meet
Although they may smile
And seem very sweet

Don’t talk to strangers
Is what I was told
When I was young
And now that I’m old

But if someone’s lost
And needs directions
I’ll offer them help
Without objections

And if I should need
The help of a stranger
I will accept it
Without fearing danger

I'm cautious though not
A doubting Thomas
Most strangers are nice
And that’s a promise

By, Randee Saber 12/16/07

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Frosty the Snowman

Frosty the snowman
What a jolly sole is he
But on the other hand
He might just be a she

Frosty the snowman
Has a carrot for a nose
It’s not the nose he wants
But it’s the one you chose

Frosty the snowman
In one spot he will stay
If he could walk around
Then hide and seek he'd play

Frosty the snowman
Will soon get very old
He'll quickly disappear
When it's no longer cold

Frosty the snowman
A man you never made
You lived where it was warm
In snow you never played

By, Randee Saber 12/8/07

Friday, December 7, 2007

The good old days

No one wore
Designer jeans
Or left a message
On your machine

At the movies
A film you’d see
It wasn’t watched
On your TV

Just a few channels
On your set
No remote
For you to get

A credit card
You couldn’t swipe
And no computer
To use to type

Catalog shopping
Wasn't on line
Sears and Roebuck
Was divine

Metal detectors
Didn’t exist
Food cost less
On your grocery list

No child proff caps
Or taping your shows
Women wore stockings
But not panty hose

No luggage inspected
Before you flew
And no one thought
Of harming the crew

Pearl Harbor was bombed
The ships were ablaze
It wasn't always
The good old days

By, Randee Saber 12/7/07