R is for…Raindrops (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


Raindrops

Plipity, plipity, plop,

Sploosh, plip, splat,

Plipity, sploosh, splosh,

Splat, splosh, sploosh.


Tricklely, sploosh,

Tricklely, sploshity, splash,

Kaplunkity, plop, splat,

Kaplunkity, plunking, plunk.


Cool raindrops

Splashing upon my cheeks

Cleansing away the tear streaks.


Be well,

Monty

Q is for…Questions (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


A Question or Two

Papa, may I ask a question of you?

Sure, sweet pea, go ahead I’ve got time for one or two.

Thanks Papa, I’ve got a lot on my mind.

Is that so, sweetie? What answers are you trying to find?

Well, what I’m wondering most about is why?

Why what, my dear? Tell me and I’ll give the answer a try.

Well Papa, I’m wondering why are alligators green?
Is it because they’re so mean?
And why do bears like honey?
Do they trade it for money?
Why are cheetahs so fast?
Are they running away from their past?
And why aren’t donkeys blue?
I think that would be a wonderful hue.
Why are elephant’s noses so long?
Doesn’t that seem a little bit wrong?
And ferrets should be pink,
Like flamingos, don’t you think?
Oh and why are giraffes so tall?
Is it so they can look over the wall?

Sweetie. Sweetie, please hold on a bit.
You’ve got a lot of interesting questions I admit.

Yes, Papa, but I’ve got more questions to ask.
Like why do horses eat hay?
Who made them that way?
And why do iguanas lay eggs?
And have such funny looking legs?
Oh, Papa, can you tell me why jackals chase?
Are they running a race?
And kangaroos with there pouches, why is that so?
Do you know, Papa, do you know?

My dear, My dear, would you hold on a minute?
If you’d ask me one question at a time, I’d answer it.

But Papa, I’m curious why lemurs are so mute?
Well, I’m not sure if they are, but they sure are cute!
Thinking of mice, why do they steal cheese?
Shouldn’t they be polite and say please?
And what’s with the narwhal and its horn?
It’s like a sea creature stuck by a thorn.
Oh and I really must ask why isn’t an octopus a cat?
With pus in the name, shouldn’t it be that?
And penguins are just silly,
Can’t we on this agree?
Why do some people eat quail?
They always taste like chicken without fail.
Speaking of chickens, what’s up with the rooster’s call?
Who said he can wake up us all?


Take a breath little one. Take a breath.
You’ll turn pale if you don’t inhale.

But Papa, don’t you wonder these things too?
I’ve got to ask you even if I turn blue.
Like why do squid have ink?
Do they write down what they think?
And what about turtles, why are they so smart?
They always win the race despite their slow start.
Why don’t they have unicorns in the zoo?
They would sell a lot more tickets if they did. That’s true!
Do vulture’s really eat road kill?
Doesn’t it make their bellies ill?
And walrus’ tusks, are they for fighting?
Seems like they would get in the way of biting.

Okay. Okay. Have you asked all your questions yet?
I’ve got so many answers to get ready set.

Oh, Papa, but I’ve got some more questions in store.
Can I ask a few more?

Let me guess you want to ask me about the xerus?

Well, Papa, yes, please if you were serious.
But I also need to know if I can ride on a yak.
There seems to plenty of room on its back.
And what about the zebra, why not polka-dots?
Stripes are nice but I’d love them with dots.

Are you done now my love? Have your questions run out?
Are you done now my love? You’ve been on quite the route.

Well, Papa, actually I’ve still got some queries
Like why don’t alligators and zebras get married?


Be well,

Monty

P is for…Poetry (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


A Clever Title

Words

Down

The

Page


Be well,

Monty

O is for…Oops! (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


Oops!

Oh, I must say it’s pretty tricky to title a poem this way;

Rhyming with oops can get one tangled in loops;

Let alone the risk of letting loose an impolite p— oops!

Oh, that was almost an accident in the making;

So sorry, so sorry for my impolite thinking;

But with a title like Oops! I’m jumping through hoops,

Trying to keep this poem free of such toots.

Oops! Oops! There I go again. I’d better stop now while I can.


Be well,

Monty

N is for…Night, “Goodnight Moo” (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


“Goodnight room

Goodnight moon

Goodnight cow jumping over the moon”

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Goodnight Moo

a Golden Shovel from Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown

As a good day turns to goodnight,

And we snuggle together in your bed-room,

We say goodbye to this lovely good-night,

With a lullaby welcoming sleep and the rising moon,

We say goodnight,

You to me and me to you; and to the black and white cow

Jumping

Over

The

Moon

(with a moo).


Be well,

Monty

M is for…Monty, Of Course (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


Three cartoon panels of Monty’s antics (for the price of one…post). Enjoy!

Adapted from original version published in Thirteen Words Volume II
Originally posted as part of the “Monty Does X-Mas” mini-series
Originally published in Monty’s Almanac 202x

Be well,

Monty

L is for…Love Bug (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


Love Bug

Please watch your step, please do take care;

There’s love bugs on the ground; Love bugs in the air;

My, oh, my they seem to be everywhere;

Be careful not to squish them; If you do, you’ll really miss them;

Better catch one if you can; Go ahead catch one gently in your hand;

Catch a love bug and cozy up for a loving hug;

You’d be surprised how a bug’s hug could be so snug.


Be well,

Monty

K is for…Kaleidoscope (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


Oh, What a Beautiful Sight!

What do you see when you close your eyes tight?

Do you see sparks and colorful lights?

Do you see dancing kaleidoscope images in the night?

Try it right now (if your sitting down).

Close each eye as tight as you might.

There is a trick to this, that you might miss.

First close your right eye, then your left, then close your mind’s eye, its the only one that’s left.

See there! You’ve done it right.

Oh, what a beautiful sight!


Be well,

Monty

J is for…Jam! (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


Dance along with this one! Originally published in Monty’s Very Short Shorts.


Be well,

Monty

I is for…Icky! (#AtoZ)

Here is my latest post for the #AtoZChallenge for April 2022. My title and theme for this challenge is “Seriously Silly Poetry” in recognition of April being poetry month and also wanting to do something fun and playful to celebrate spring. I hope you enjoy this series.


I is for Icky!

I is for icky, like drops from my runny nose hitting my toes.

I is for icky, like the goo under my shoe, so sticky, like glue.

I is for icky, like taking extreme measures to dig out my bellybutton treasures.

I is for icky, like the smell in the loo, so stinky, was it me or you?

I is for icky, like my pus filled pimple spot popping with a plop.

I is for icky, like the cheese between my toes, an unpleasant hue of blue.

I is for icky, I’ve told you about mine. How about you?

I is for icky, like the yellow wax from my ear, a bit smelly I fear.


Be well,

Monty