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Saturday, October 1, 2011


My telephone rings

Should I stop sleeping
or let it ring?
I lift the phone
to hear
my brother sing:

Happy Saturday to you,
Happy Saturday to you
Happy Saturday, Happy Saturday
Oh what shall we do?

Sometimes he thinks
I'm a real

      Don't ask me why, but my family has the habit of singing our messages when we get the answering machine.  Do you do silly things like that?  Can you write a poem about one of the silly things your family does?  Do you make weird sandwiches? Does Mom leave strange notes in your lunch sack?  Does Dad make up songs when he is shaving, or sing in the shower?  What ever your weirdness, have fun writing.

1 comment:

  1. Joy,

    This made me laugh outloud. Thanks so much! I needed that!