Monday, December 27, 2010

Remember

You knew the dates
Of important occasions
Birthdays, anniversaries
And graduations

Reciting the words
Of prayers you knew
Knowing the names
Of the plants you grew

Walking the streets
Alone late at night
Policemen would say
You weren’t acting right

I felt it was best
Though you were upset
In this nursing home
Good care you'd get

After numerous visits
My name you forgot
I tried not to act
Too distraught

Now sitting in silence
Not knowing what day
The words you knew
You can no longer say

I remember the love
I’ve always been shown
When I was real young
And now on my own

My loving mother
I sometimes will see
By the look in your eyes
That you recognize me


By, Randee Saber 12/27/10

Sunday, December 12, 2010

If your dog could talk

If your dog could talk
What would he say
How are you feeling
Did you have a nice day

If your dog could talk
What would she say
If you give me a treat
I'll sit and stay

If your dog could talk
What would he say
I need to be groomed
Please wash me today

If your dog could talk
What would she say
Take me for a walk
At least once a day

If your dog could talk
What would he say
I don't like the cat
Let's give it away

If your dog could talk
What would she say
I'll always be loyal
I'll try to obey

If your dog could talk
What would he say
Give me attention
I'm eager to play

If your dog could talk
What would she say
I miss you so much
When you go away

If your dog could talk
What would he say
I'll guard your home
Both night and day

If dogs could talk
What might they say
Will they tattle on you
When your spouse is away

, Randee Sber 12/10/10

Let's dance

Ginger Rogers
And Fred Astaire
A very famous
Dancing pair

In musical films
They were admired
To dance like them
Was much desired

Mr. Bojangles
With worn out shoes
Danced in the street
He chose to amuse

Ballroom dancing
Come waltz with me
Waltzing Matilda
How happy I’ll be

The Cha-Cha, the Twist
The Texas 2-step
Break-dancers need
Plenty of pep

A prima ballerina
A New York Rockette
They did achieve
With practice and sweat

Kick up your heels
It's time to dance
Don't say no
Just give it a chance

By, Randee Saber 12/11/10

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I'm such a good person

I’m such a good person
Who’s careful to select
The friends I want to have
The others I’ll reject

I’m such a good person
Demure and very sweet
Complimenting everyone
So they will kiss my feet

I’m such a good person
I always wear a smile
I'll let you be my friend
But only for a while

I’m such a good person
But sometimes I deceive
Saying I’m not feeling well
My reason you’ll believe

I’m such a good person
That’s how I do appear
I hope I'm not disliked
That is my biggest fear

By, Randee Saber 12/2/10

Monday, November 29, 2010

I'd like to go places


I’d like to go to Paris
To see the Eifel tower
Delectable French pastries
I'm sure I would devour

I’d like to go to London
The Queen I’d like to meet
The changing of the guard
Their fish and chips I'd eat

I’d like to go to Rome
And tour the coliseum
Revisit ancient times
This city’s a museum

In Venice will you join me
For a gondola ride
It will be so romantic
With you right by my side

I’d like to see Jerusalem
And place a little letter
Inside the Wailing Wall
Praying all can live together

Some countries I have seen
But they are imitations
In Epcot and Las Vegas
When going on vacations

You needn't go too far
There’s still a lot to see
By car or motor home
Right here in our country

By, Randee Saber 5/28/06

Friday, November 26, 2010

The cost of living

The cost of living
Will always rise
When more money
Our dollar buys

An increase in years
To finance your car
You might pay if off
When driven too far

The price of houses
Are out of sight
Perhaps a roommate
You'll need to invite

Bottled water
You need to drink
A price to pay
If not using the sink

Utility bills
When hot or cold
Much less savings
You have to withhold

Health insurance
You certainly need
Your monthly budget
This cost may exceed

Your income tax
May likely increase
Unless your job
Happens to cease

Credit cards
Will keep you afloat
The promise for change
The people did vote

By, Randee Saber 11/27/10

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hot dogs and high rises


Hot dog carts
Next to a high-rise
Serving you hot dogs
They don’t serve fries

Eating a hot dog
While on the run
A great tasting hot dog
Served on a bun

But why would you want
To eat on the street
Instead of a restaurant
While resting your feet

Those who are hungry
And want a quick meal
Hot dog carts
Are simply ideal

By, Randee Saber 11/25/10

Monday, November 22, 2010

Politically correct

Who said I should be
Politically correct
Don’t voice an opinion
About any subject

Must I walk around
With a smiling face
And watch what I say
When I go everyplace

Talk show hosts
Will share their views
And they don’t consider
Whose feeling they bruise

Racial profiling
Some say isn’t fair
If cloaked in all black
With a veil on her hair

The times have changed
We’re more concerned
Not knowing enough
Was a lesson we learned

By, Randee Saber 7/5/06

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The end of chocolate


Much less chocolate
They now predict
The future is bleak
For a chocolate addict

Near the equator
This special tree grows
Yielding its crop
Then away it goes

It’s hard to imagine
No chocolate to eat
Without a dessert
No meal is complete

It raises endorphins
This comfort food sweet
You won’t feel as good
When you’re eating meat

In the next twenty years
When it costs a lot more
You’ll find candy bars
Locked up in the store

At least there’s vanilla
Cake and ice cream
And eating chocolate
Will just be a dream

By, Randee Saber 11/9/10

The Cocoa Research Association produced the latest round of data, but big players like Hershey and Mars have already sequenced the cocoa genome to hunt for ways to create more resilient, higher-yielding trees.
Cocoa can only be grown close to the equator, mostly in West Africa, and farmers there lack incentives to replant the trees as they die. Cocoa trees take three years to mature. Small-scale producers of the delicious stuff earn just 80 cents a day selling to the mega-corporations that control the market.
Combine that with ever-more gluttonous choco-habits and you've got a shortage. Indeed, the price of chocolate has doubled in the last six years.
Says John Mason, founder of the Ghana-based Nature Conservation Research Council: "In 20 years chocolate will be like caviar. It will become so rare and so expensive that the average Joe just won't be able to afford it."
Glenn Beck be damned: Don't buy gold bars; buy chocolate.
Posted By: Cameron Scott (Email, Twitter, Facebook) November 09 2010 at 10:47 AM

Why won't you wear glasses


Why won’t you wear glasses
They compliment your face
If contact lenses you prefer
They’re easy to misplace

Why won’t you wear glasses
You’d rather fix your eyes
Using Lasik surgery
I think that is unwise

You may need reading glasses
When reaching middle age
And if you do forget them
You can not read a page

Sarah Palin’s glasses
The VP Candidate
Good taste she has in fashion
That's what her glasses state

Why won't you wear glasses
Be thankful for your sight
It's no good to be too vain
Eyeglasses are alright

By, Randee Saber 11/9/10

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Another year and I'm still here

One day I tried to end my life
And almost did succeed
I told my spouse I overdosed
"Please help me, " I would plead

With no more purpose to my life
And nothing left to do
My life is not much better now
That's just my point of view

It wasn't meant for me to die
The paramedics cared
From that day not too long ago
When dying got me scared

By, Randee Saber 4/18/06

From March, 2004 (after turning 50) to early 2006, severe depression caused me to no longer function. I was in and out of mental hospitals 4 times in 2 years. This poem reflects how I felt the year following my first hospitalization for attempted suicide. During this time, my husband hired companions to keep me company and help around the house and it was very expensive. He did it because he didn’t want to find me dead when he got home from work. My children were upset and disappointed in me. It took a long time until I found a great psychiatric nurse who has a lot of compassion. Poetry has saved my life. Be careful what you say to people, you never know what they’ve gone through.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Republican or Democrat

Republican or Democratic
You're given this choice
When casting your vote
This gives you a voice

Their campaign ads
Are constantly seen
Before an election
Some ads are mean

Candidates claiming
They are the best
Saying to voters
"Put me to the test"

Donkeys or elephants
Each party's mascot
On campaign posters
You'll see them a lot

No dictator rules us
We're free to choose
But the person you want
May happen to lose

By, Randee Saber 11/2/10

Friday, October 29, 2010

You need to stand on your own two feet


You need to stand
On your own two feet
When you need help
This I’ll repeat

People might help
For just a while
They might stop by
And make you smile

Their interest in you
Will not always last
Soon you’ll feel
Just like an outcast

If you sit and sulk
And not get around
It will make it worse
It will keep you down

You need to stand
On your own two feet
This illness you have
You need to beat

By, Randee Saber 7/2/06

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Aboard the Emerald Princess



One balmy afternoon
I decided to take a stroll
Aboard the Emerald Princess
Front to aft was my goal

While on the starboard side
It never occurred to me
This picture I had taken
Was a photo opportunity

Whenever I'd go on shore
I always turned around
To see this awesome ship
The best one I have found

Poem by, Randee Saber 10/23/10
Photo by, Alan Saber 10/6/10

Emerald Princess Captain's Circle Photo Contest
Photo taken with St. Thomas in the foreground on Oct. 6th, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Our Heavenly Father


When I first learned about God
It was when I was a youth
I belived he did exist
I was sure it was the truth

God created the Universe
They said in just 6 days
On the 7th day he rested
But no one gave him praise

After God created Adam
Eve soon became his wife
And they would be together
Forever in their life

They lived in the Garden of Eden
But ate the forbidden fruit
Being warned not to eat it
God said they'd have to scoot

God is our Heavenly Father
He told us how to behave
Stating the Ten Commandments
To Moses these rules he gave

Why was God just watching
Those who've done no wrong
In chambers filled with gas
Being told they don't belong

Those who never go to church
Can still pray anywhere
In restaurants before eating
Some people recite a prayer

"Thank God" and "God Bless You"
People will often say
They'll even say, " I'll pray for you"
Concern they will convey

"One Nation Under God"
We pledge our allegiance to
But those in doubt of God
Won't agree with this point of view

By, Randee Saber 10/22/10

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Get a good night's sleep



We need to get our sleep at night
But some sleep when its day
They’ll keep their curtains closed
So out the light will stay

Some people like to sleep a lot
While others don’t need much
When I miss the morning news
I feel I’m out of touch

Animals that hibernate
It’s like their sleep vacation
But people can not hibernate
They’d suffer from starvation

Cats will want to sleep all day
And then stay out at night
We say that they’re nocturnal
And often they will fight

The naps they call siestas
In countries people rest
They take them in the afternoon
That’s when they think its best

Those who cannot sleep at night
Sleeping pills they'll take
Counting sheep just won't work
They'll still be wide awake

Don't stay out too late at night
Your sleep do not deprive
And if you're really tired
Be certain you don't drive

By, Randee Saber 10/17/10

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

How many shoes do women need?


Women buy a lot of shoes
Because they need a lot to choose

Black and brown, blue and white
A pair of silver to wear at night

Jogging sneakers and sneakers to walk
Bring a friend so you can talk

Dressy sandals or those for the beach
You need to have a few of each

High heels are too tall and thin
They look real hard to balance in

The gals who have so many shoes
Inside their closet they may lose

Its therapy, most women say
To shop for shoes if sad one day


By, Randee Saber 10/13/10

No port in the storm



No port in the storm
Far out at sea
On a boat to the shore
Where I went on a tour
Then returned to the ship
And of course I gazed
Caused I'm always amazed
By her beauty and size
Beneath cloudy skies
Where the sky and sea meet
And oh, what a treat
Watching from a boat seat

Poem by, Randee Saber 12/18/06
Entered in Princess Cruise photo contest
Photo taken by, Alan Saber 12/13/06

Departure from Galveston, Dec. 9, 2006

Monday, October 11, 2010

An aging hippie - Bob Riley

You let your hair grow
It’s longer and grey
You’re not wearing suits
No eight to five day

Your hair wasn’t long
During those hippie years
When you were in school
Drinking so many beers

Now you’re a grandpa
The grandkids are fun
You ride a scooter
And sail in the sun

An aging hippie
No love beads to wear
Whose now decided
To grow long hair

By, Randee Saber 9/30/10

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The cruise is ending

The cruise is ending
The time went fast
We made new friends
We had a blast

My husband fell
And hurt has arm
It didn’t break
No cause for alarm

Excursions were cancelled
Due to the rain
I went on three tours
I couldn’t complain

Plentiful shopping
Even at sea
I bought souvenirs
Mostly for me

Leslie and Mike
We tagged along
On your ship
We knew we’d belong

Our table mates
Were really great
Dining with us
At a quarter past eight

Perhaps in the future
Together we’ll be
Cruising along
The wide open sea


By, Randee Saber
Emerald Princess 10/10

Cruise ships in heaven

Heaven’s a place
Way up in the sky
We’re told it’s there
But it’s too high to fly

You have to be good
Or you won’t get in
It’s not a place
For those who sin

We’re sure it’s there
Though it’s not been seen
A heavenly place
Where no one is mean

We talk about those
Who look down from above
Although we can’t see them
We still feel their love

Cruise ships in heaven
What a great place to be
Reunited with those
On our family tree

By, Randee Saber
Emerald Princess 10/10

Tips

There are many people
We need to tip
Especially servers
On our cruise ship

Tip the cabbie
Tip the valet
Tip your maid
Wherever you stay

If the service is bad
If you don’t like the food
Don’t eat there again
But a tip do include

A generous tip
Shows that you care
And your money
You’re willing to share

By, Randee Saber
Emerald Princess 10/10

Automatic

Automatic toilets
In case we don’t flush
Automatic faucets
The water won’t gush

Automatic windows
Automatic doors
Automatic sweepers
To vacuum our floors

Automatic tellers
Will accept our cash
Automatic pilots
We hope never crash

Automatic dryers
Automatic towels
Not enough paper
The dispenser allows

Automatic washers
Have been around awhile
Automatic cameras
Let me see you smile

By, Randee Saber 9/28/10
Emerald Princess

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Jack-o'-lantern


Choose the right pumpkin
Bright orange and round
The pumpkin is heavy
Don’t drop on the ground

Slice off the top
Instructions will follow
Scoop out the seeds
Your pumpkin is hollow

Carve out the eyes
And also the nose
Some teeth in a mouth
That will never close

A lighted candle
Inside it you’ll place
Your Jack-o’-lantern
Now has a lit face


By, Randee Saber 9/8/06

The flat tire

Driving down the road
Our new trailer in tow
On a hot summer day
With a long way to go

When all of the sudden
The car started shaking
We stopped at the exit
The tire was flaking

A tow truck came
To change the bad tire
That had fallen apart
But didn’t catch fire

We lost a few hours
To buy a new spare
In a quaint little town
I liked being there

This inconvenience
Allowed me to see
A small Southern town
Peaceful and carefree

By, Randee Saber 7/17/06

I'd like to go back

I’d like to go back to when
I lived near the big city
to admire the autumn leaves
adorning the trees
with all different colors
before falling to the ground
leaving behind bare branches
for many, long winter months

By, Randee Saber 9/8/06

Husband and wife

I saw them in a store
A husband and a wife
Been married a long time
Sharing a good life

Because they’re both retired
They like to be together
It doesn’t seem to matter
Or regardless of the weather

Their life is very different now
The kids have gone away
They hardly come to see them
Not even Christmas Day

They wonder where the time went
Their kids had quickly grown
But they get to speak to them
When on the telephone

It’s nice they’ve formed a bond
And like to be together
A husband and a wife
They’ll be that way forever

By, Randee Saber 5/24/06

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm spending all my money

I’m spending all my money
I’m enjoying my life
Touring the country
Me and my wife

No nursing home
Or assisted living
They won’t get a dime
Not a penny I’m giving

Everyday's a vacation
We go out to eat
I got a home theater
With a front row seat

A red sports car
I'm planning to buy
For more excitement
I’ll learn how to fly

I’m sorry kids
I’ve given you enough
I’m spending all my money
If you don’t like it, tough

Ralph Lauren
Is what I’ll wear
I’ll look a lot younger
When I dye my hair

I’ll buy a timeshare
Perhaps two or three
And if I exchange them
New places I'll see

A big diamond ring
Your mom will wear
In case it gets lost
I'll buy her a spare

I’m sorry kids
I’ve given you enough
I’m spending all my money
If you don’t like it, tough

By, Randee Saber 10/17/06

Mel Gibson the menace

Mel Gibson the menace
His films are well known
He has a mean streak
That's often been shown

A hero in Braveheart
In person he’s not
His stupid comments
What nerve he’s got

I’ve seen his movies
I once was a fan
Perhaps he’s joined
The Ku Klux Klan

He hates the Jews
And often he's said
Descipable things
He's better off dead

His marriage had ended
His girlfriend gave birth
Soon after Mel hit her
Saying she had no worth

Mel Gibson the menace
You're nasty and mean
You should stay away
From the silver screen

By, Randee Saber 9/26/10

Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson, (born January 3, 1956) is an American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney when he was 12 years old and later studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art.
After appearing in the Mad Max and Lethal Weapon series, Gibson went on to direct and star in the Academy Award-winning Braveheart. In 2004, he directed and produced The Passion of the Christ, a controversial, yet successful, film portraying the last hours in the life of Jesus Christ. Outside his career, remarks by Gibson have generated accusations of homophobia, misogyny, and antisemitism; he has previously attributed the statements to his battle with alcoholism.

Take a hike

You took a hike
But you didn’t know
Across a border
Soon you would go

No border guards
For you to see
You entered a country
Illegally

Surrounded by soldiers
Their border you crossed
It was a mistake
Because you were lost

Tourists they knew
Just passing through
But you didn’t know
Your case they’d pursue

You landed in prison
A harsh consequence
For taking a hike
In a place with no fence

Many months later
One hiker released
Two men still in jail
In the harsh Middle East

There are places to hike
In a friendly country
Where you will be safe
And you will be free

By, Randee Saber 9/25/10

Iran Must Release American hikers

Shane Michael Bauer, Joshua Felix Fattal and Sarah Emily Shourd were arrested while they were hiking in the Iraq-Iran border area on 31 July 2009 and have been detained since then without charge or trial. While we welcome the ordered release of Sarah, Iran must give the others a prompt and fair trial, or they must be immediately released. Iranian officials have alleged the hikers planned to carry out espionage. Statements by senior Iranian leaders have suggested that they may be being detained in order to put pressure on the U.S. government and to possibly use them as bargaining chips. Hostage taking is a human rights violation.

The Americans are held at Tehran’s Evin Prison. They were allowed to telephone their families only several months after their arrest but in May 2010 they were taken to a Tehran hotel and allowed to meet their mothers who had travelled to Iran from the USA. An Iranian lawyer appointed by their families to represent the three has not been given access to them and Swiss embassy officials, who represent U.S. consular interests in Iran, have not been allowed to visit them since last April.

NOTE: Sarah Shourd was freed on September 14, 2010 after more than a year in captivity.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Oil Spill

Humpty Dumpty
Sat in a boat
While oil slicks
Remained afloat

For many months
The oil would spill
For fishermen
It wasn’t a thrill

Egrets and ducks
Covered in sludge
Weighted down
They couldn’t budge

Too much seafood
Had to be wasted
Oysters and crabs
Couldn’t be tasted

Ocean platforms
Drilling for oil
Much harder to do
Than directly on soil

All the kings’ horses
And all the kings men
Can not be sure
This won’t happen again

By, Randee Saber 9/14/10

The BP oil spill (2010) has had devastating effects to the environment as well as humans and wildlife in the Gulf region.
Today it was revealed that the oil spill has tripled in size in the past three days. Efforts to fight the spill continue.
The economic effect of the BP oil spill has been significant as well. BP alone has lost $25 billion in market value and there are serious concerns about Gulf fishing and the seafood industry.
The oil spill was caused by an explosion at an offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The leak is releasing some 5,000 barrels of oil per day, and efforts to manage the spill with controlled burning, dispersal and plugging the leak have been unsuccessful.
This oil spill could become the worst oil spill in history, surpassing the damage done by the Exxon Valdez tanker that spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the ecologically sensitive Prince William Sound in 1989.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chairs



Umbrella chairs
Chairs that recline
Patio chairs
And chairs to dine

Stadium chairs
Chairs by the pool
Folding chairs
And chairs in school

A swivel chair
With wheels that roll
A wheelchair lets
You take a stroll

Rocking chairs
For lullabies
And to sooth
Those baby cries

Wicker chairs
Aren't too strong
On the porch
They do belong

The dentist's chair
There is no doubt
While sitting there
I'll be stressed out


By, Randee Saber 6/13/10

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Penguins


All dressed up
With no wear to go
Always wearing
The same tuxedo

They can't fly
But they're a bird
They like to swim
With their herd

Antaretica
A frozen place
Is where they live
In a wide open space

By, Randee Saber 6/6/10

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Your loss, my gain

You left me behind
I had no worth
The little boy
You’d given birth

Your mother raised me
All on her own
From when I was small
Until I was grown

Grandma was strict
And tanned my hide
If I misbehaved
And when I lied

No visits from Mom
Or birthday cards
No letters sent
With best regards

I was an athlete
And I did excel
In every sport
I played very well

Talent scouts came
From many schools
Seeing me play
And breaking the rules

Enticed with money
Along with a car
They made me feel
Like a superstar

I went to college
Played on their team
The NFL
Was more than a dream

I bought her a home
And grandma cried
Asking for nothing
She had her pride

My mom came back
To make amends
I have my own family
And lots of friends

It’s too late now
Mom has returned
I’ll give her nothing
From what I’ve earned

By, Randee Saber 5/16/10

In the name of religion


They said in the name of religion
Could allow them to do bad deeds
Chopping off someone’s head
In spite of many pleas

Back in ancient biblical times
As a new religion begins
They called the prophet Jesus
Who protects us from our sins

Muslims, Christians, Jews
Have problems to this day
Of trying to live harmoniously
And not be in anyone’s way

It doesn’t seem to matter
When keeping to themselves
They’ll round you up and kill you
No matter if anyone tells

There’s Mormons in our country
Who have a lot of wives
Men will marry teen-age girls
This practice is unwise

We can not forget 9/11
In the year 2001
Three planes flew into buildings
And no one had a gun

The act of Arab extremists
Planning this for a long time
As part of their religion
Allowing them to do this crime

And when you're just a baby
Your religion is chosen for you
If you marry outside your religion
Your family might say its taboo

When seeking a new religion
It shouldn’t be a fake
Be careful not to join a cult
It could be a big mistake

If religion preaches kindness
And love for one another
Then why is there still bloodshed
And hatred for each other


By, Randee Saber 5/10/06

A displaced Yankee

A displaced Yankee
Is what you are
You moved to the South
Years ago, by car

You haven’t adapted
To their ways
Your same attitude
With you stays

You say what you think
You are direct
It bothers people
It has an affect

You’re not a phony
You may attack
You don’t act sweet
Then stab in the back

You don’t belong here
You’re out of place
You search for friends
Who you can embrace

To where you once lived
You can never return
Not enough money
Did you ever earn

You need to keep searching
Until you find
People like you
With the same frame of mind

By, Randee Saber 7/13/06

The world is flat

The world is flat
According to me
As I stand by the shore
Looking out at the sea

Straight ahead
There’s nothing to see
Only the ocean
Stares back at me

The world is round
They told me in school
I can’t say it’s flat
Or I’d be a fool

What’s underneath
This world that is round
If I ever go there
Will I come back around

Why can’t I question
What I’ve been told
Because I am young
And you are old

I’ll buy a big boat
The ocean I’ll sail
And see for myself
If you’re telling a tale

By, Randee Saber 12/24/06

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Tee-shirts

Souvenir tee-shirts
People must buy
Many will have
A big supply

They come in all sizes
From large to small
And for the babies
Learning to crawl

Wear the tee-shirt
Of your favorite team
Tee-shirts will have
Some type of theme

A tee-shirt from
Your favorite place
A tee-shirt with
A happy face

Tee-shirts to choose
Offensive or funny
And they don’t cost
A whole lot of money

Tee-shirts are sold
At beach resorts
With an endless supply
They have all sorts

Wet tee-shirt contests
While on spring break
Fools of themselves
These girls will make

That old tee-shirt
You've desired
It’s falling apart
And should be retired

By, Randee Saber 5/15/10

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Euthanasia

Euthanasia
The right to die
When terminally ill
They will deny

Opponents will ask
Who should die
If this is allowed
Who could apply

A quadriplegic
An amputee
To help them die
Who would agree

Lou Gehrig’s disease
A slow painful death
You can not move
You’ll lose your breath

Maiming our youth
In wars each day
The old and sick
Must live this way

Compassionate death
You won’t feel a thing
Eternal rest
This method will bring


By, Randee Saber 4/27/09

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Living the dream

Living the dream
You may pay the price
Perhaps a spouse
Doesn’t act nice

Sandra Bullock
Still lives the dream
With a louse for a spouse
She reigns supreme

Tiger Woods
His scandal revealed
Still living the dream
Saying he’s healed

Fame and fortune
May only be brief
Living the dream
While being a thief

A motor home
A house on the beach
Living the dream
Is different for each

Living the dream
A college graduation
The first in their family
A great celebration

Living the dream
Can often be bleak
From paycheck to paycheck
You live each week

By, Randee Saber 4/25/10

Send in the clowns


Under the big top
The show will begin
With circus clowns
Who frown and grin

Applying their makeup
They had to learn
Laughs from the crowd
They'll always earn

These circus clowns
Perform in the show
Not on the trapeze
They stay down below

Life on the road
To make people laugh
That’s why they chose
This career path

Look at the clowns
In the bull ring
What makes them do
This dangerous thing

Protecting cowboys
While facing danger
These clowns will help
A total stranger

Bucking bulls
The coyboys will ride
With rodeo clowns
Right by their side

By, Randee Saber 4/25/10

Monday, April 19, 2010

Teddy Bears



When Goldie Lox entered
The home of three bears
She tasted their porridge
And sat on their chairs

The bears were out walking
When Goldie arrived
If they had been home
Would she have survived

Baby bear found her
Asleep on his bed
Goldie awakened
Then quickly she fled

No hanging around
No saying hello
Frightened of bears
She just had to go

On a bear hunting trip
Teddy Roosevelt went
Many years ago
Our past President

This President killed
Not a single bear
And his hunting friends
Were all well aware

A bear cub was clubbed
And tied it to a tree
Teddy wouldn’t shoot it
Unfair it would be

Cartoons of this bear cub
Soon led to a toy
A “Teddy’s Bear”
For a young girl or a boy

We love Teddy Bears
They’re made big or small
In all different colors
And they’ll never claw

A bear in the wild
Is an unfriendly beast
Stay away from these bears
Or you'll be their feast

By, Randee Saber 10/23/10

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Your Cheatin' Heart

Lyrics by, Hank Williams Sr. (1953)

Your cheatin' heart
Will tell on you
These cheating songs
Are more than a few

Don’t copy the answer
From someone’s test
So you can cheat
And do your best

Don’t find a way
To cheat in a game
Because your name
They will defame

Most of these cheaters
Won’t ever get caught
But those who have
Were they not taught

By, Randee Saber 3/26/10

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Entertainment for adults

To be entertained
Is what we seek
Especially during
The end of the week

Eat a good meal
A nice juicy steak
And for dessert
Have a slice of cake

Go to the movies
Watch a new flick
Read the reviews
Before you pick

But after a while
This may be a bore
Dinner and movies
We’d like to do more

Las Vegas casinos
So many they’ve built
Taking your money
They have no guilt

Not only Las Vegas
But near where you live
There are casinos
For money to give

Some people don’t care
How much they lose
Its entertainment
It’s what they choose

I’m not entertained
By the roulette wheel
And slot machines
My money they’ll steal


By, Randee Saber 3/1/2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

You have nothing to lose

You have nothing to lose
Your people are poor
Recruiting young boys
Who are easy to lure

You have nothing to lose
You don’t value life
You’ll die for a cause
Leaving children and wife

You have nothing to lose
Your terrorists came
Destroying our buildings
Was truly insane

We have lots to lose
We don’t want to die
Or kill innocent people
Not knowing why

We have lots to lose
With hopes and dreams
Not sitting around
Plotting wicked schemes

You will never win
We’ll continue to fight
For as long as it takes
And with all of our might


By, Randee Saber 8/31/06

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Beautiful Women

Beautiful women
With golden tresses
Singing their songs
While in tight dresses

To sing country music
The blondes do rule
A pretty blonde singer
Her name is Jewel

Lady Gaga Gaga
Had bleached her hair
Her high school photos
Makes us aware

Hannah Montana
Wore a blonde wig
Now Miley Cyrus
Is doing this gig

Removing the wig
And tossing aside
Brown hair Miley
Is known worldwide

In cowboy hats
Men hide their hair
If grey or bald
No one will care

Some never remove
Their cowboy hat
They don’t look any
Better than that

Blonde country singers
Who’ve come along
Were given a chance
To sing us a song

By, Randee Saber 2/19/10

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The telephone


When I was a just little girl
The telephone I used
It had a rotary dial
But I never got confused

The phone was big and heavy
And mounted to the wall
Plus no one ever owned it
That wasn’t done at all

As I was growing up
The phone did change a bit
A slimmer Princess phone
With a center dial that lit

Newer phones had buttons
You only had to touch
This made calling easier
We liked it very much

When AT & T dismantled
You could buy your telephone
No monthly rental charges
Cause it was now your own

The phones were cheaply made
And very hard to hear
The people on the other end
Their voices weren’t clear

When you were disconnected
No long cords did you need
That’s because the cordless phone
Gave you privacy indeed

Phones became programmable
No using a telephone book
Just scroll down to their name
So easily you can look

The pager you once carried
Would alert you to a call
But when the cell phone came
They were hardly used at all

The cell phone’s very useful
But no one wants to hear
Your entire conversation
That you’ll say loud and clear

Voice mail came along
And now some lady’s voice
With numerous menu options
The operators’ not a choice

Solicitors are annoying
And frequently they’ll call
But the cell phone’s really handy
To find my spouse in the mall


By, Randee Saber 4/23/06

Monday, February 8, 2010

An aging rock star

I’m the lead singer
Who’s still in demand
With two musicians
From my first band

I’m in my sixties
And still have my voice
Hitting the high notes
I have no choice

A sell out crowd
Of every age
I hear them screaming
While I'm on stage

In the earlier years
Of our rock n’ roll band
Our wild behavior
Would get out of hand

But when I got older
I settled down
No drinking or drugs
Or fooling around

I raised a family
And they were aware
Their famous dad
With fans they’d share

And now my grandson
Has started a band
He wants to be famous
It's what he's planned

He used my name
To launch his career
He doesn't use drugs
He only drinks beer

A new generation
A grandson admired
The talent he has
From me he acquired

By, Randee Saber 2/8/10

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Urban Cowboy

I’m an urban cowboy
A real city slicker
Never sat by a camp fire
Watching flames flicker

I’m an urban cowboy
No horse do I ride
Except for the horse
You put money inside

My white shirt is starched
My blue jeans are pressed
A big brass buckle
Is how I'm dressed

My snake skin boots
Have a pointy toe
These cowboy boots
Aren’t worn in the snow

On top of my head
Is a tan cowboy hat
I watch what I eat
Cause a cowboy ain't fat

I’m an urban cowboy
This is what I wear
Everywhere I go
Men and women will stare

By, Randee Saber 1/30/10

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The second time around

They met again late in life
She was divorced
He just lost his wife

He was her high school beau
They dated two years
It was so long ago

They went to a singles dance
In search of friendship
And not romance

She saw him by the door
After graduation
She saw him no more

Was he still the love of her life
This sad and lonely man
Who just lost his wife

And then she waved to him
Bringing back memories
Of their high school gym

Anxious to be by her side
He crossed the room quickly
And then they both cried

She was pleasant and cute
And very funny
Each of them had lots of money

He was soft spoken and polite
To be with him
Was quite a delight

Their children soon became upset
About the money
They might not get

A husband who cared
For his dutiful wife
Until an illness claimed her life

Years after he fought in the war
She told her husband
She loved him no more

A second chance for an older pair
Another marriage
A new life to share

Either young or old or middle age
True love comes along
At any stage


By, Randee Saber 1/24/10

The fountain of youth

Face lifts
And tummy tucks
Each of these
Cost big bucks

Eye glasses
When rejected
Lasik gets your
Eyes corrected

Want more hair
Use Rogaine
Lap band to
Avoid weight gain

Hide the gray
Color hair
Buy some sexy
Underwear

From the fountain
Take a drink
You’re as young
As you think

By, Randee Saber 1/24/10

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby it cold outside


Strapless dresses
Women will wear
If it’s freezing outside
Their arms will be bare

A strapless gown
On her wedding day
It might fall down
I hope not, she'll pray

With missing sleeves
There’s no discount
So finish the dress
For the same amount

Men will be warm
In their attire
But when it’s hot
They will perspire

Sleeveless dresses
Women will wear
Although they’ll be cold
They don’t seem to care

By, Randee Saber 12/29/06

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A responsible parent

A responsible parent
Provides food to eat
A nice place to live
And shoes on your feet

A responsible parent
Holds onto their child
Wherever they go
So they don’t run wild

A responsible parent
Warns them of danger
Don’t talk or take candy
From any stranger

A responsible parent
Lets their child to swim
So they won't drown
In case they fall in

A responsible parent
Lets their child have fun
But they also make sure
Their homework is done

A responsible parent
Warns you if you drive
Don’t ever get drunk
Or you may not survive

A responsible parent
Let’s you join the service
A risk you'll be taking
But they won't act nervous

A responsible parent
Lets you go your own way
Hiking communist borders
There forever they'll stay


By, Randee Saber 1/7/09


Families of 3 Americans arrested hiking in Iran hire lawyer to work for release
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wires
Iran-US Hikers
BERKELEY, California (AP) - The families of three Americans arrested in July after crossing into Iran from neighboring Iraq say they have hired a prominent lawyer in Iran to work for their release.The families of University of California, Berkeley, graduates Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal said in a statement Sunday that they have retained attorney Masoud Shafii.The statement says the families hope Iran will release the three Americans on humanitarian grounds but feel the need to prepare for possible charges.Iranian prosecutors said Tuesday that the three remain under investigation.The families maintain that they are innocent hikers who went astray.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Blue Jeans


Levi Strauss jeans
The jeans he designed
Would he ever believe
His jeans we’d still find

Strong denim cloth
Cowboys would wear
For rounding up steer
They hardly would tear

Levis and Wranglers
You’d mainly find
Till companies made
A similar kind

People wear jeans
With prices that vary
But fancy jeans
Don't wear on the prairie

Acid or stone washed
Black and dark blue
Straight leg or flared
Should appeal to you

Some jeans will stretch
Or make you look thin
Buy several pairs
To put yourself in

Denim jackets
And denim shirts
To wear with jeans
And don’t forget skirts

All ages can wear them
They cost more if torn
For fancy occasions
Jeans shouldn’t be worn

By, Randee Saber 1/5/10

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Money spent on hair

The amount of money
Spent on our hair
The better it looks
The more people stare

Expensive shampoos
We use to wash
And to condition
So we’ll have panache

Straighten your hair
If you dislike curls
Or get a perm
If you like swirls

To lengthen the hair
Extensions they’ll add
The wrong color hair
Will make you mad

Some ladies go often
And some hardly go
To get their hair done
They like hair to grow

A beauty appointment
To look your best
The more you have done
The more you’ll invest

By, Randee Saber 11/13/09