A Merry “Chocolations” Christmas! 

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Merry Christmas! May your stocking be filled with chocolate, if that is your heart’s desire! 

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A very rare sighting of the St. Patrick’s Day Bird

St Patty's Day 2015A rare photograph of the seldom seen St. Patrick’s Day bird.  Capturing a photo of this illusive bird is like trying to catch snowflakes in July!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

P.S. – you can read more about this rare bird in an earlier post from 2013.

I Can Hear You!

Sharing Space – for the Poetic Diversity Project

Another poem in response to Shawn L. Bird’s Poetic Diversity Project prompt for her Masters class. For March 8th she has asked for us to please share poetry or observations about the challenges and/or joys of sharing a space with others and link it in the comments on Shawn’s blog.  Here is my contribution:

Here we sit,
in our little house.
I’m trying to think
as the ideas come and go.
The light glares from the screen and
I hope the story will unfold.
Then I hear the excited screams
of your laughter,
from the other room.

“I can hear you!”
My thoughts are derailed.
This novel will not write itself!

Then silence,
and it makes me think.
“What in the world is going on now?”

The words are fleeting,
the moments too few.
Our house is filled with joy.
And too soon you’ll be gone,
so laugh and scream
to your heart’s content.
I would not ever trade
being your daddy or
have it any other way.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

My Girls - March 2015

My Girls – March 2015

5 Reasons I like the Super Bowl!

SeahawksWith less than 24 hours before kickoff to Super Bowl #49 (yea, I didn’t do the Roman numerals thing cause it was too much trouble to figure it out and I am too lazy to look it up), I give you my top 5 reasons to like the Super Bowl from least important to most important.  So, to not keep you waiting and guessing, here we go!

  1. The Seahawks are playing in back to back Super Bowl’s, and yes I live in Washington so you know who I am rooting for. Go Hawks!
  2. Football is an okay sport, and watching with a group of friends is fun especially if a team you like is playing. Go Hawks!
  3. The Super Bowl means football season is almost over and too much of a good thing is not necessarily a good thing. Go Hawks!
  4. The end of football season means spring is just around the corner and … well I think you probably know what that means, warmer weather! Go Dodgers! Go Mariners!
  5. Yep, that’s right!  #1 reason I like the Super Bowl is that Spring Training and finally after a long winter, Baseball season is almost here!!! Go Dodgers! Go Mariners!

IMG_20140528_190408[1]“Play Ball!”

Mister Snow Melter

Heat Miser 2014

My own unique poetry take on the song Heat Miser from the classic show ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus‘.  Heavily influenced by the wet rain and normally green Christmas’s in the Pacific Northwest.  We may not have snow most years but we still have a lot of fun.

Merry Christmas!

 

I’m Mister Snow Melter
I’m Mister Warm
I’m Mister Winter Swelter
I’m Mister Fifty-one
They call me Snow Melter,
The snow I touch
Starts to melt in my clutch
I’m too much!

I never want to see a day
That’s less than 40 degrees
I’d rather have it fifty,
sixty, a comfy seventy degrees!
Oh, some like it cold or hot, but I like it
in between! Hee hee!

He’s Mister Green Christmas
He’s Mister Rain
Sing it!
He’s Mister Snow Melter
He’s Mister Fifty-one

They call me Snow Melter,
What ever I touch
Starts to melt in my clutch
I’m too much!
Too Much!

A Thanksgiving Eve Poem

Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the field.Turkey Face
Every turkey was scurrying, unwilling to stop and yield.

The moon shone bright, as visions of stuffing danced in their heads.
They gobbled as they ran, for this was the night they came to dread.

For tomorrow would soon come, and their fates would be sealed.
With mashed potatoes and trimmings, their glory’s revealed.

Thanksgiving Turkey 2014Happy Thanksgiving!!!

What are you thankful for?

The Human Zoo

What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do?

When they come for you!

To lock you up in the human zoo!

Who dat? Who dat? Who dat?

We are locked in cages!

Stifled, chained and inside a box for ages!

What now? What now? What now?

Chickens hold tightly our chains!

We moan and cry, as we shower in the rain!

How’s this? How’s this? How’s this?

Slopping through the dark days!

Left alone and betrayed, what ever is left to say!

What the …? What the …? what the …?

Our lives incomplete and hopeless too!

We wake to find ourselves forever locked in a human zoo!

~Mark Schutter ©2014

(Poem #6 of 31, for #OctPoWriMo, just having some fun cause poetry doesn’t always have to be serious. Don’t let them catch you!)