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A Second Look!


Standing at the door as my day began
I took a look downward before errands I ran

A smile burst on my face as I looked at my shoes
For one was brown and one was blue!

So back to the closet laughing out loud,
I went to change before facing the crowd.

The lesson I learned on this eventful day?
A second look never hurts before heading out on your way!



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Some Christmas Humor






Head Scratchers

Allow me to digress from my usual form,

I just have to vent this, bear with me, I warn.

As I shake my head in disbelief and chagrin.

I’m stymied and stumped at just where to begin.

If you’ve noticed with me those in public view

Are scrutinized more closely in all that they do.

Now Kate, did you really think, being Prince William’s spouse,

You could sunbathe in the nude outside the house?

Just because privacy is also your right

Doesn’t mean you should be out in the buff in daylight.

You chanced being found by the poperazzi’s crew

Now really was that a smart thing to do?

With that off my mind another head scratching deal

Something else on the horizon that seems totally unreal

5- star hotels and spas for our four-legged pets

Can be found in New York, how posh can it get?

To treat animals kindly is noble I see,

But doggie spas with full-sized beds and flat screen tv’s?

No wonder the world thinks we’re ALL rolling in dough

We have so much money, to the dogs it does go

When many in this world are just seeking a way

To find some sustenance to get through today,

We are seen to be greedy and self-absorbed in our view

So we are judged rather harshly by more than a few.

One last thing that bugs “lil ole” me,

What’s up with the low necklines shown on TV?

Oh, I don’t mean on shows of Hollywood kind

I mean in cooking and construction, are they out of their minds?

Have they not heard in construction that debris, it can fly,

And cooking like this, if oil splatters…. Oh My!

Is it all done to gather the attention of men?

How base do we become more ratings to win?

Well there it is….my thoughts for the day

From my blogosphere to you they’re coming your way.

You can snicker at the ones of the humorous kind

And work at getting your priorities in line.

Not meant to be deep in the intellectual way,

Just sharing what has me scratching my head today.

Lynn Radke October 1, 2012


If you’ve missed my blog for several days,

Let me tell you of my dismays.

Company came which is really good, right?

And for several days they stayed overnight.

Well, bedding needed washing, so we fired up the Maytag,

And what we discovered made my countenance sag.

It smelled of rubber and stalled in its tracks,

No more washing, the facts are the facts!

This calls for a new one, the repairman assessed,

Onward! The hunt for the most efficient and best.

Dryers and washers we checked them all out,

Read all the reviews and said with a shout,

“Three days of searching, I’ve had quite enough!

A decision we’ll make if its wrong “well tough!”

Seldom can appliances be found on hand,

So an order was placed and arrival was planned.

Not soon enough for the clothes mounting high,

They’ll soon be right up there with an elephant’s eye.

But come next Wednesday I’ll be washing up a storm

And appreciate more than ever the convenience I’ve known.

Lynn Radke August 1, 2012

The Monkey Poem

Yesterday with family, we were discussing my blog endeavor.  I was telling them I’m a novice and have a variety of writings, some my own and some from other authors as well.

On the way home, while thinking about how they might view my blog, I began, for some reason, to think of a quote I posted by George Carlin about evolution.  He said, “If men evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?” Very humorous but also very profound.

Well this whole thread of thinking caused me to remember a poem my Mom came across many years ago in the Capers Weekly.  It debates evolution from the monkey’s view and adds some humor.  Hope you enjoy:

Crazy Monkeys Photo

The Monkey Poem

Three monkeys sat in a coconut tree,

Discussing some things that are said to be;

Said one to the others, “Now listen you two,

There’s a rumor that certainly cannot be true–

That man descended from our noble race,

The very idea is a total disgrace!”

“No monkey ever deserted his wife,

Starved her babies, and ruined her life!

And you’ve never known a mother monk

Leave her babies with others, and bunk!

Or pass them on from one to another,

Till they scarcely know who is their mother.”

“Another thing that you never would see,

Is a monk build a fence round his coconut tree,

Forbidding all other monkeys from taking,

For then they would all become thieves in the making!

If I were to put a fence round my tree,

Starvation would force them to steal from me!”

“Here’s another thing a monkey won’t do;

Go out late at night and get in a stew,

Using a gun, a club or a knife,

To take some other monkey’s life!

Yes, man descended!–the ornery cuss’

But, brothers!–he didn’t descend from us!”

***Author unknown