Friday, December 14, 2012

 The one that got away

I was swimming around
In search of a fish
I’d swallow it whole
No need for a dish

Then all of the sudden
So close to me
Was a tasty treat
Dangling in the sea

It was not a real fish
It was actually bait
With a long sharp hook
Unaware of my fate

With a hook in my mouth
I was in lots of pain
But I thrashed around
No time to complain

I was pulled and lifted
Out of the sea
My hook was removed
By a boy who was three

But then I was dropped
Back into the sea
By this same little boy
Cause I’m real slippery

My mouth is still sore
From that piercing hook
So next time I eat
I will carefully look

By, Randee Saber 12/12/12




Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Different shapes for different states

The shape of a state
A small or large size
Who was in charge
How was this devised

Long and narrow
And some that are square
Plus one that’s so small
It doesn’t seem fair

The Lone Star state
Takes up much space
It can take a whole day
Driving out of that place

States with panhandles
I can think of two
A neighboring state
They did squeeze through

On our license plates
Different slogans appear
Like the Lone Star State
On the front and the rear

By, Randee Saber 10/16/2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Great Debate

The great debate
Watch it and see
The promises made
To you and to me

Questions are asked
A full array
But who’s in the lead
Can vary each day

Lengthy answers
While running this race
The 6th of November
The voters they’ll face

By, Randee Saber  10/4/2012


Monday, October 1, 2012

Enough is enough

 When people get killed
In  war zone space
There are also those shot
At an innocent place

They went to a movie
And were anxious to see
A midnight showing
Stated on the marquee

A night out with friends
With laughter and fun
Some paid with their lives
When the end wasn’t done

Enough is enough
This shooting must stop
At restaurants and schools                                                                          
And stores where we shop

By, Randee Saber  9/15/2012                    


On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred at a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others, the highest number of casualties in an American mass shooting. The sole suspect is James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside the cinema minutes later.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Wrecker's Ball

The wrecker's ball
The building's gone
No more in sight

Fond memories
Of that grand hotel
It wasn't updated
The rooms didn't sell

A new hoteel
That has two towers
A large casino
And rooms large showers

A tear down home
Because it's too small
They'll build a big home
That's three stories tall

The family moved out
Because they retired
A much larger home
New owners desired

What's coming now
The land was sold
It once was a farm
So I've been told

In with the new
Out with the old
They'll do what they want
Once the property's sold

By, Randee Saber 1/2/07

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Anton, Dining Room Assistant Manager

Holland American (Eurodam) Cruise July 2012

Surrounded by thousands
Co-workers and guests
The job you’re assigned
You don’t get much rest

These may not be
The best years of your life
Away from your children
Away from your wife

I’m so glad I met you
You brightened each day
But the cruise has ended
And I cannot stay

By, Randee Saber 7/18/2012

Piano Lady

Piano Lady – Diane Fast
Holland American (Eurodam) Cruise July, 2012

You’ve met a lot of passengers
From your piano seat
While we were on our cruise
Each evening we would meet

You sang and played the night away
And never took a break                                                                             
A repertoire of songs you know
Requests the guests would make

Thanks for entertaining me
You sing and play so well
I really liked your lounge act best
When you sang that song by Adele

By, Randee Saber  7/18/2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I’m a baseball player – Roger Clemens
(formerly played for the Houston Astros)

I’m a baseball player
And I didn’t cheat
I never took steroids
Though I’m hard to beat
After two lengthy trials
The jury has said
That I wasn’t guilty
That’s how I had pled

They said I bulked up
While playing my sport
But not from steroids
My lawyer said in court

After two separate trials
Much money was spent
Not just for my attorney
But from the government

Performance enhancing
Some athletes may use
But why this crusade
Did our government choose

By, Randee Saber 6/23/2012

William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962), nicknamed "The Rocket", is an American former Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams, including the Houston Astros. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average (ERA), and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, the most of any pitcher in MLB history. Clemens was known for his fierce competitive nature and for his hard-throwing pitching style that he used to intimidate batters.
Clemens was found not guilty on June 18, 2012 for the charges of suspicion of lying to Congress on August 19, 2010 when he testified that he never took performance enhancing durgs.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

NW Women’s Book Club     
 by, Randee Saber 5/17/2012

I was called a picture bride                 Honolulu, Alan Brennert
And I certainly was deceived
But after I left my husband
Success I had achieved
A job in New York awaited me          Ellis Island, Kate Kerrington
Leaving Ireland   for a while
I returned to a life of poverty
My husband made it all worthwhile

When he came home from the war    Things a brother knows, 
I knew he was depressed                             Dana Reinhardt
Spending all day in his room                                                                                               
Not wanting to get dressed

A miracle had happened                  Friendship Bread, Darien Gee
Because of friendship bread
My life now has some meaning
My days aren’t filled with dread
When we landed at Ellis Island      The forgotten garden, 
I was a child traveling alone                       Kate Morton
Carrying a little pink suitcase
It’s all that I did own

I moved to Foley Beach               On Foley Beach, Karen White
After my husband died
I bought a little book store
In a town with a lot to hide

After my husband left me              Deep down true, Juliette Fay
I needed to earn some money
Getting a job with my dentist
He soon became my honey

I found a dog that was injured      Finding Jack, Gareth Crocker
In Viet Nam during the war
I nursed him back to health
Jack, my beloved Labrador

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Oreo Cookies - celebrating 100 years

Oreo sandwich cookies
You're now 100 years old
You haven't aged a bit
From when you first were sold

I ate you for so many years
And in my milk I'd dunk
If I dropped you in my glass
My milk would still get drunk

Sometimes I'd separate you
Your icing I'd eat first
And after eating many of you
Milk would quench my thirst

I haven't bought you for a while
Because I've gained some weight
But I miss my Oreo cookies
As a snack when I'm up late

We now have several choices
Double stuffed plus different icing
And wafers that are vanilla
Chocolate covered how enticing

Oreo sandwich cookies
I get hungry when I say your name
I think I'll buy a package
I know you'll still taste the same

By, Randee Saber 5/7/12

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sun of a gun

A great invention
The gun became
No gruesome deaths
No one put aflame

No more crucifixions
No swords to be used
To chop off a head
Of someone accused

Bows and arrows
A thing of the past
For hunting prey
Just give them a blast

Their enemies
Lined up in a row
Each shot in the head
In the trenches they go

A bank robbery
Just show your gun
People will listen
They won't try to run

Disgruntled teens
Brought guns to school
Shooting the students
They thought were cool

The guns that you own
You need to hide
Children may find them
And many have died

By, Randee Saber 4/12/12

Monday, April 9, 2012

Titanic - once the greatest ship in the world

100th Anniversary of the Titanic

April 10, 1912 - Set sail from Southampton, England to New York City
April 14, 1912 - At 11:40 p.m. hit an iceberg on the Atlantic Ocean
April 15, 1912 - At 2:20 a.m. sunk off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada

Titanic was once
A great luxury ship
Where thousands of people
Embarked on a trip

On its maiden voyage
The wealthy came
And those in steerage
For a better life to claim

It took thousands of men
To build this great ship
And after three years
It would leave its boat slip

The ship was designed
With watertight doors
So the ocean wouldn't reach
The passengers' floors

Four days underway
An iceberg was hit
Mostly women and children
In lifeboats would fit

Without enough lifeboats
The men were doomed
When a few hours later
This ship was consumed

Not a chance to survive
In the sea that was cold
Very quickly they died
Is what we were told

It soon became known
Mistakes that were made
An unsinkable ship
Everyone was betrayed

By, Randee Saber 4/9/2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Life without children

They didn't ask to be here
But everyone's delighted
Those beautiful little babies
Their families are excited

If couples don't have children
They may feel out of place
Why must they reproduce
It's really no disgrace

Adoption is quite difficult
It could take many years
And having a new baby
Can interrupt careers

Those precious little children
Won't stay that way too long
And there's no guarantee
You'll always get along

They want expensive clothes
A laptop and a phone
Of course they want a car
They dictate from their throne

Those who don't have children
Do not feel out of place
You're saving lots of money
In a house that has more space

By, Randee Saber 3/20/2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

What ever happened to baby ...

Her little baby boy
He suckled at her breast
She adored her baby
Knowing she was blessed

A handsome little boy
Outside he liked to play
He had a lot of friends
They'd go out everyday

When he was in his youth
Some people he would see
They seemed a little different
With him they wouldn't be

All these different people
He then would tell the crowd
To live among his people
Couldn't be allowed

First the German Jews
And like a plague it spread
Wherever Nazi's occupied
Most Jews would end up dead

Her handsome blue eyed boy
Was she the one to blame
Her son was Adolph Hitler
And a monster he became

By, Randee Saber 3/20/2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Red Hats

There are hats of many colors
But red is what we wear
And with our purple outfits
Everyone will stare

While eating in a restaurant
Or going to a show
The ladies in our club
With red hats they will go

Many hats we're worn
We've had to multi-task
As working wives and mothers
What more could anyone ask

Our red and purple colors
These clashing clothes we wear
But now we're middle age
And we no longer care

By, Randee Saber 2/14/12

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Wright Brothers

On December 17, 1903
A little home built plane
Invented by the Wright Brothers
It did more than entertain

In the state of North Carolina
This first airplane was flown
At a town called Kitty Hawk
It soon became well known

Back then they couldn't envision
We would have jumbo jets
With built in movie screens
We can even bring our pets

Twenty four years later
Was Charles Lindburgh's flight
The first to cross the Atlantic
His landing was an awesome sight

Along came Amelia Earhardt
Two oceans she had crossed
Until that fateful day
When Emilia's plane was lost

In the Air Force as a pilot
Chuck Yeager flew so fast
Breaking the sound barrier
This speed was unsurpassed

Airplanes carrying weapons
Far back as World War One
It was built for transportation
To fight wars it needed a gun

Airplanes that got hijacked
Waited on the ground
Those jets flown into buildings
Would become a burial mound

By, Randee Saber 1/4/2012