Sunday, July 19, 2020

Kale

by Wayne Wysocki

I'm eating kale to slim my waist
Lord knows it's not because of taste
It took some while to appreciate
The leafy green I love to hate

The fibrous queen of super foods
Can satisfy nutrition prudes,
And comes in leafy shapes galore:
Curly, Tuscan, dinosaur

For variation I can gnaw
This crucifer sautéed or raw,
Just as is, or baked as chips,
A smoothie blend to please my lips

But having said all that, I'll add
Too much of anything is bad,
And I've been craving, as of late,
A change of greens to grace my plate

I now peruse the produce aisle
To find the foods that make me smile
It's time to chose my next big thing
Like watercress or collards green

I'll greet my new nutrition trend
And say goodbye to you, old friend
Kale, we've had a lovely run,
But now my time with you is done.


Copyright © 2020 Wayne Wysocki
Clipart by Depositphotos


Friday, June 12, 2020

Viral (haiku)

by Wayne Wysocki

covid virus spreads
followed by online postings
both going viral

Copyright © 2020 Wayne Wysocki

Friday, May 29, 2020

Rugged Individual


by Wayne Wysocki

The man was neolithic,
Awesome was his might;
His soul was rough and rugged,
Twas made of Neolite!

Copyright © 2020 Wayne Wysocki
Clipart from webstockreview.net
 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Sunday, December 29, 2019

There's A Way To Say I Love You

by Wayne Wysocki

There's a way to say I love you,
There's a way I never knew;
Now you can hear I'm sorry, dear,
For the slightest trace of the smallest tear,

But it's too late to say forgive me
For the things I've done to you,
For the way to say I love you
Is to love with a heart that's true.


Copyright © 2019 Wayne Wysocki

Art from jing.fm

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Happy Birthday, Jesus

by Wayne Wysocki

Happy Birthday, Jesus.
Happy Christmas Day.
We have been bad, so now is the time
To bow our heads and pray.

    Happy Birthday, Jesus.
    What's it all about?
    You made the cake and you made the wish,
    But we blew the candles out.

Happy Birthday, Jesus.
Listen while we pray.
Please tell us why we can't get along
On this Christmas Day.

    Happy Birthday, Jesus.
    What's it all about?
    You made the cake and you made the wish,
    But we blew the candles out.

Happy Birthday, Jesus.
Though we've gone awry
Give us the strength and show us the way,
And we'll give it one more try.

    Happy Birthday, Jesus.
    What's it all about?
    You made the cake and you made the wish,
    But we blew the candles out.

Happy Birthday, Jesus.
Here's our gift to you:
It isn't gold or frankincense,
But a promise to be true.

    Happy Birthday, Jesus.
    What's it all about?
    You made the cake and you made the wish,
    But we blew the candles out.


Copyright © 2019 Wayne Wysocki. Art from LPI

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Not Always Feeling It

by Wayne Wysocki

I don't mean to anger or jar you,
But you've hit on a pet peeve of mine;
To answer your question, "How are you?",
I'm required to say, "I'm just fine".

Copyright © 2019 Wayne Wysocki