doodle and relax
doodle and relax
Penelope PomPom was cool
She didn’t like following the rules
She still wanted to be naughty
Despite being past forty
And just loved acting the fool
She kept herself looking good
The envy of the Mums in the hood
With her spiky green hair
And bright pink outerwear
She worked it like nobody could!
Her kids just thought her the best
She could twerk and floss with the rest
Their friends would come running
When they saw Penny coming
She would always make them less stressed.
Poem by Judy Martin©
Pineapple play by Sandra Dorey©
Penelope Pompom has turned the corner and is enjoying life again – maybe a bit too much. 🙂
Once Penny had hit middle age
She found it hard to engage
Finding lumps in her custard
Or a ham sandwich without mustard
would sent her off in a rage!
Penny once sweet and so calm
Now caused her family alarm
Being so spiky and sour
Miserable and dour
Her twins thought she’s cause them some harm
Off to the doctor to find out the cause
Of Penelope’s new character flaws
The hot flushes and stress
Weight gain and night sweats
The symptoms must be menopause!
Penny felt cut to the quick
No wonder she always felt sick
Always crabby and tearful
Het up and fearful
This menopause was like a cruel trick
She took the kids out for the day
Off down Shelbyville way
The sand and the sea
And her friends’ company
Kept her bad temper at bay!
poem by Judy Martin©
pineapple art by Sandra Dorey©
Judy and I have teamed up to be silly again. I just love Judy’s take on things, I send her a photo and she responds with a poem, sometmes within minutes! Do pop along over to her website and fine other poetic gems and find her book filled with her wry look at life.
You can find more of our nonsense if you put ‘silly saturday’ into the search box, top right on this page.
Put it in your heart
Wrap it all about you
Roll in it
Bathe in green
Bask in green
Receive the peace and love of green
When you truly have a sense of green
Its colours, textures, shades and depths
Add layers of golden light without and within
The strong, yellow, glisten
And shining warmth of gold
Sprinkle silver stars above your head
Around your feet
And wear a cloak of raindrops
Casting rainbows as you move
And slowly, surely
Find your dance again
copyright Sandra Dorey
A poem for Spring
Part of a series I wrote over 20 years ago, it came to mind as I was doodling the mandala.
Mrs Moss was up with the lark
Taking Lichen her dog to the park
They walked everywhere
To get lots of fresh air
And didn’t get home til ‘twas dark!
Mossie was a sturdy old stick
Very rarely did she get sick
At seventy years old
Fit, adventurous and bold
She can even still do a high kick!
Out and about every day
Visiting places and pals on the way
She was going to tea
With the Shelbys by the sea
And was buying some cake on the way.
Poem by Judy E. Martin
Assemblage art by Sandra Dorey
So happy to be joining up with Judy Martin again for a Silly Saturday collaboration. I sent Judy the photo of Mrs Moss and her little dog Lichen and once again she has created a fun story in rhyme for her.
Pop across to see Judy’s new blog and find a link to her book ‘Rhymes of the Times’ and more humorous takes on daily life.
Randy was now in disgrace
At Christmas he got ‘off his face’
Whilst pulling Santa’s sleigh
He went the wrong way
He was lurching all over the place
He’d been partaking of too many beers
Which isn’t good for reindeers
Turning up for work plastered
Could only lead to disaster
As it affected the way that he steers
He is hoping to go back to work
He promised that he will no longer shirk
With his lopsided antler
He can expect plenty of banter
As he looks a bit of a berk!
photo by Sandra Dorey
poem by Judy E. Martin
In August I found this forlorn looking reindeer leaning outside a house in a neighbouring village. I sent the photo to Judy and hey presto – she’s done it again.
Stocking filler anyone? Here is a link to Judy’s book ‘Rhymes of the Times’.
Hope you have a touch of Silliness in your Saturday.
Petra the pear was feeling poorly
She didn’t know quite what to do
Not only was she putting some weight on
But she was suffering from toothache too!
She had started to let her self go a bit
Indulging in too many treats
The sugary snacks made her teeth hurt
Causing trouble whenever she eats!
For too many years she’d been smoking
Which caused her teeth to go brown
Her gums receding and bleeding
It was time to turn things around.
She wanted her life to be fruitful
And continue her family tree
But she had to make sure she was healthy
And in the best shape she could be
First stop was to the doctors
To get help with giving up smoking
The harm it was causing her body
Was both sobering and thought-provoking
As if heart disease and strokes weren’t enough
It could cause breathing problems as well
Tooth loss, fertility problems and cancer
Not to mention the horrible smell
She decided to go for the patches
And started the very next day
She found that her nicotine cravings
Were slowly melting away.
Next stop was to the dentists
To see if something could brighten her smile
Because her teeth were so neglected
It was going to take a little while
It was not just about brushing and flossing
That Petra had neglected to do
But her sugary addiction
Had helped in her tooth decay too
The dentist took some impressions
And gave Petra’s mouth a good clean
She was advised not just to clean the outside
But all around, underneath and between.
It was too late for poor Pedra
To save some of the teeth that she had
She had to make some appointments
To remove the ones that were bad
Several months later and Pedra is glowing
Her smile now so fresh and so bright
She cleans her teeth like an expert
Even the ones she takes out at night!
Poem by Judy E. Martin
fruit sculpture and photos by Sandra Dorey
Here we are with another health related Silly Saturday. You might know that Judy, as well as being a hugely talented poet and writer, is also a nurse.
Following a great suggestion from Noelle last week to send Tom the Toothless Tomato to the Institute of Dentistry, we are thinking about coming up with more health related pictures and poems (not all about teeth!) accompanied by fruit, flower or shell assemblages – any ideas?
Have a fun Silly Saturday!
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