Sunday, September 26, 2010


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

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.