Sunday, September 30, 2012

Slow-mo Joe

illustration by Storme Humphriss

Slow-mo Joe is stuck forever in slow motion, 
Moving even slower than the snails in the ocean.
With his every step, other people make three,
With his every blink they make a nice cup of tea.

But from Joe's perspective the world positively whizzes by
Like everyone's in a mad rush and he can never figure out why. 
What is so urgent that it must be done yesterday?
And why is it always "Soon", "Now" or "Right away!!"?
Can no one see that Joe will always get the task done?
Left to his own devices, ticking things off one by one.

You might think Joe would be useless, unable to keep up with the pace
After all, there's a very good reason it's called the rat race.
But in the end, Slow-mo Joe often saves the day
Because sometimes, slow and steady is the only way.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mary Jane

illustration by Retha Ferguson

Mary Jane mostly had her head in the clouds up high
But it was her mind that drifted as the days went by
The tiniest thing would fascinate her for hours at a time,
A passing sound; a gentle breeze; silly words in a rhyme. 

She'd often wander off mid-thought - she was easily distracted, 
And you could never explain the laughing fit she’d suddenly contracted.
Her appetite was enormous, especially for a girl so petite
And she could become quite lethargic for someone so light on her feet.

But when Mary was needed to help with the task at hand,
She could always be counted on to join the rest of us on land.
For 'tis true, though MJ was forgetful, and perhaps a little chilled out,
She always had a creative solution for every problem that came about.