Doodle Day 9 #illustration and #poem

The prompt for day 9 is “be glad to see the back of.” The poem:

A la Dorothy Parker

I’m happy to see the front of you
but glad to see the back of, too.

Unrelated doodle:


Doodle Day 8 #illustration and #poem

The idiom for day 8 is “barking up the wrong tree” and my poem is completely unrelated to the illustration. 😀

“Dumb Dog”

Get out of the toilet bowl
(it’s not your water).

You’re barking up the wrong tree
(the squirrel is over there).

Stop digging up my garden
(for an invisible groundhog).

Do you really have to pee?
At 3??

But you eat the foods I don’t like,
keep me company on a hike,
and kiss me when I fall off my bike…
I love you,
ya goofy mutt.

Doodle Day 7 #poem and #illustration

The prompt for day 7 is “ball is in your court.” I should note that the drawings don’t always correspond to the poem.

Carpe Sphera

All the stars aligned.
Things fell into place.
Ducks are in a row.
No egg upon your face.
Not a cloud in sight.
The path is shiny, too.
Ball is in your court.
What’s next is up to you.


Doodle Day 6 #poem and #illustration

Because my buddy Russell wants more bears…the dark brown one is writing down the Boltzmann Equation for entropy, in case anyone was wondering.

Today’s idiom is “back to the drawing board.”

Back to the Drawing Board


you’d think as the only remaining
species in the genus,
they would come together
as kin,

but, no!

They’d rather fight
against and amongst each other,
bashing brains instead of using them
to make life longer
and brighter.

Maybe the next experiment
will be better stewards
of the planet
and each other.

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Doodle Day 5 #poem and #illustration

“At the drop of a hat” was the idiom for today.

Is Chivalry All Wet?

A drop of rain
was what provoked
Walter to act
so she wouldn’t get soaked.

He dropped to his knees,
undid his cravat,
dropping his cloak
at the drop of a hat.

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Doodle Day 4 #illustration and #poem

The idiom today is “add insult to injury.” Here are my poem (thanks to my sister for a bit of inspiration) and drawing.

Recipe for the Annihilation of the Human Species – from the cookbook “To Serve Man”

  • 1 cup blind conservatism
  • 5 tablespoons fanaticism
  • a handful of weapons
  • a dearth of brains
  • a pinch of salt (social media may be substituted)

Stir all together.
Add insult to injury.
Cook in a small-minded pot.
Best served hot.

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Back to Doodle Day (day 3) #illustration + #poem

I’m going to try to participate in this month’s Doodle Day because the prompts are idioms (I love idioms so much that I had written a picture book manuscript based on it a few months ago…but apparently no one else loves it like I do…hah).

Feeling ambitious, I had also written a poem to go with the illustration. I suppose this makes up for the fact that the illustration is really merely a highly unfinished sketch.

Actions speak louder than words.

Says one thing; does another.
Points to you, but means your mother.
The shiny gems are really
glitter-covered turds.
Listen but also watch closely because
actions speak louder than words.

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