Solar Eclipse Poem

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Annual Solar Eclipse in North Texas on May 20, 2012

The Solar Eclipse

A one life wonder
A treasure to behold.
Animals all ponder
Stories have been told.

Farmers don’t have a clue
Everybody glares at this sight.
People climb for a better view
Suddenly day turns to night.

Everyone tries to get a glimpse
Out of the blue it turns cold.
Will there be a apocalypse
Next time it occurs, everyone will be old.

Author Unknown

The Life Cycle of A Raindrop

The Adventures Of Randy The Raindrop

Randy the raindrop lived in a cloud.
The heat from the sun made him big, strong, and proud!
He got bigger and bigger until one day – Oh My!
He fell through the floor of his house in the sky!

Randy was scared, then he saw more raindrops falling.
“Hey Randy, isn’t this fun?” they were calling.
Then onto a leaf with a splash Randy fell,
And what happened next is a strange thing to tell.

Randy was made up of water, you know,
a part of him went to help the tree grow.
The rest of him went into a puddle so round,
then the sun came out and shone on the ground.

The sun warmed Randy and he started to change.
He became water vapor – My isn’t that strange?
Little drops of water, too tiny to see,
Floated into the sky – yes that was Randy!

Randy’s home once again was a cloud in the sky.
He was a raindrop once more, but then by and by …
The sun made him bigger and bigger and then …
He fell through the floor of his house once again!

by Patty Jean Wiese

Father’s Day

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Sara, Kevin and Katelynn in New Braunfels

Walk with me, Daddy

Walk along side me,
Daddy and hold my little hand.
I have so many things to learn that
I don’t yet understand.

Teach me things to keep me safe
from the dangers everyday.
Show me how to do my best
at home, at school, at play.

Every child needs a gentle hand
to guide them as they grow.
So walk along side me, Daddy.
We have a long way to go.

Author unknown

The Last Day of School

Today is the Last Day of School for Katelynn and Sara. Here is a funny poem I found online:

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From the book “What I Did on My Summer Vacation”/Illustrated by Stephen Carpenter

The Last Day of School

Summer vacation is starting today.
The teachers are shouting out, “Hip, hip, hooray!”
Our grumpy old principal grins ear to ear
and runs down the hall shouting, “Summer is here!”
The buses come early. (They’re usually late.)
The teachers say, “Hurry up! Pack up! Don’t wait!”
The school bell is ringing. There’s no time to chat.
The whole school is emptied in one second flat.
Everyone’s happy. Our spirits are flying
Except for our parents – they are sulking and crying.

by Robert Pottle

Swan Poem

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Mute Swan at Josey Ranch Lake

The Swan

Snow white wings flutter,
Shimmering in bright light.
Her body glides gracefully –
A beautiful sight.

The water smooth as glass,
Crystal clear and cool.
Oblivious to the world outside,
She reigns her stately pool.

She spreads her angelic wings,
On misty morning dew,
Then flies away without a sound,
Beyond the sky of blue.

by Sharon K. Shubert

A Sweet Pea Flower Poem

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Sweet Pea Blossom (Lathyrus odoratus)

Sweet Peas

By helpful fingers taught to twine
Around its trellis, grew
A delicate and dainty vine;
The bursting bud, its blossom sign,
Inlaid with honeyed-dew.

Developing by every art
To floriculture known,
From tares exempt, and kept apart,
Careful, as if in some fond heart
Its legume germs were sown.

So thriving, not for me alone
Its beauty and perfume–
Ah, no, to rich perfection grown
By flower mission loved and known
In many a darkened room.

And once in strange and solemn place,
Mid weeping uncontrolled,
Upon the crushed and snowy lace
I saw them scattered ’round a face
All pallid, still, and cold.

Oh, some may choose, as gaudy shows,
Those saucy sprigs of pride
The peony, the red, red rose;
But give to me the flower that grows
Petite and pansy-eyed.

Thus, meditation on Sweet Peas
Impels the ardent thought,
Would maidens all were more like these,
With modesty–that true heartsease–
Tying the lover’s knot.

by Hattie Howard