Thursday, January 29, 2015

Piggy Bank


Piggy Bank

A coin highly ranked,
sank, and then tanked.

Piggies entice us with delicious fat-back,
credit cards entice us with no interest and cash back.

A tank contains soldiers of various ranks,
fighting debt and avoiding the bankruptcy planks.

A banker, inserted in prison, with money laundered.
Shank a Shaw and redemption couldn’t be fonder.

-a.o.debarros

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tin Foil



Tin foil

Make a tin foil bowl,
take the ingredients,
toss em’ up and take them for a stroll.

Preserve in a bit of tin foil,
do it often, else it’ll spoil.
wrap your plans in tin foil,
wrapping spirals like a coil,
to the risk taker goes the spoil.

Toil in the soil, gather your vegetable spoils,
use a bit of Olive oil and inspire the masses with your rolling boil.
Like a chef on a budget, Popeye is always saving his Olive Oyl!

-a.o.debarros

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Windpipe



Windpipe

Air in, air out, air taken in with your nose or mouth,
a passageway carrying the voice you want to speak about,
your reason to never stop the flow and the only reason to shout.

Like your bank's vacuum tube,
making your ins and outs, tubed.
Make sure your dividends are coming back cubed.

Obstructions can produce a motivational maneuver,
like Heimlich, you too, can become a sensational maker and doer.

-a.o.debarros

Monday, January 26, 2015

Spiral Notebook



Spiral Notebook

Jot a thought spiraling around a lot.
Jump start the procrastinated thought.
Mix your masterpiece, no sauce, but food for thought.

A spine spiraling holes of pages,
preparation which feels like ages,
a backbone to the inspiring sages.

A worn page battered with a hanging note,
execution carried out by a valiant tote!

-a.o.debarros

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Pond's Bond



A Pond’s Bond

Across a pond,
and on the surface,
algae from a bond,
geese sing their song,
a person nearby,
singing through a bong.

On the banks, the prawn are pawned,
foxes are banking on prawn, with hope spread across the lawn.

Exploration and humidity - animals and plants sweating in a sauna,
we’re going on an adventure, bring Dora, flora and fauna!

-a.o.debarros

Monday, January 19, 2015

Missing Shot



Missing Shot

I missed you, you missed me.
we were blindly in love, we should’ve opened our eyes - you see,
we both missed and now you’re nowhere near me.

You were on the top shelf,
I requested you all to myself,
I drank the last shot,
down to the very last drop,
I told you, “I’m out of love and I need to shop”
You missed your shot,
ceased actions changed the plot,
not because you missed and tried,
but because you stopped and cried.

-a.o.debarros

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Wheel on Will



Pedal push, atop a seat, sits your tush.
tell doubt to shush, you’re on the way to a burning bush.

A wheel moves you closer,
Will moves you away from the poser,
stay focused - no baking in the toaster.

Cycle a wheel beyond the revolutions,
create new habits and forget New Year’s resolutions!

Push that pedal farther, into areas where it’s darker,
selective hearing is starker and fear is one damn loud barker.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Naysayers



Naysayers

Nay they say, who exactly is they?
Who’s in your head, where do they lay?
Lay your head on a bale of inspirational hay.

They haven’t found your way,
your path shall not sway,
they’re lost and are doubtful of your way.

Let them say nay,
they’ve chewed a bit of doubtful hay,
they’re not pulling your horse-drawn carriage anyway!

-a.o.debarros


Friday, January 9, 2015

Grated Ice



Grated Ice

Chisel, chisel on a windshield window,
waking to the sounds of frozen,
a movie left on with two sisters and icy wind flow.

Scrape against an icy pane,
scrape until there’s icy pain,
but don’t ice your mind and become insane.

Shaved ice, bare and brittle,
stuck in your drink,
yeah, right there in the middle.

Shake a Seattle lake and run up the middle,
Beast mode on ice, he found out someone ate the last skittle.

-a.o.debarros

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

StopWatch



StopWatch

Stop the watch, watch each person stop.
Wave your hand holding the stopwatch,
time the inspiration, marvel and watch.

On a stopped watch, hands stand still at a stop,
watch at every stop, failure to watch
and you’ll end up in a pit-stop.

On a watch, cycling steps and stops,
encouraged to stop the watch,
and do a little more than people watch.

-a.o.debarros

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chasing Rainbows



Chasing Rainbows

Chasing rain flow,
fear must make like wind and blow.
Courage raging like a river’s flow.
You haul or unpack what’s in tow.

Escape the truck, it’s carrying a troll.
Dirty yourself with inspiration with every roll,
cascade your inspiration with every role.

Remember, to catch your rainbows,
you’ll need to weather the rain and blows…

-a.o.debarros



Monday, January 5, 2015

Frigid Sun



Frigid Sun

Come out to play, ‘you may not stay’ Winter may say.  
Some days even the Sun
remains covered in a pillowy lay.

Amidst the fun and warm hugs from mum,
it isn’t enough to persuade
the Sun to come out to play and go for a run.

Frigid locks from heads wet like a mop,
warmth is shelved and on the very top.

Drips stop when cold does its part,
other drips start and cause
a run to the soup mart.

-a.o.debarros