Monday, November 30, 2009

Off Site, 11/30/09

If you've the need to prepare a
Script, but you've got nowhere to
Set your laptop
Then you go set up shop
At a Starbucks. Or maybe Panera.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Divide and conquer, 11/29/09

If only I could break in two
I'd be able to do what I do
More effectively
Come to think of it three's
What I'd like to be broken into.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Three to Five, 11/28/09

Where have you gone, Zachary?
I remember, before you turned three
You were smiley and smart
And you filled up my heart
But now you just seem so angry.

Friday, November 27, 2009

When in San Diego, 11/27/09

We could have gone to Legoland
Or swimming and played in the sand
Or gone to see Shamu
Or the park or the zoo
But we didn't. Hope you understand.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving, 11/26/09

The family fights over seating
The football, Detroit's chances fleeting
The Macy's Parade
Casseroles all displayed
And now let us give thanks by eating.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Road Trip, 11/25/09

When two boys are placed in the back
Of a car, going far, and you lack
The ability to
Play a DVD you
Might as well just tell them to attack.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two Jobs Aren't Better Than One, 11/24/09

If this movie's story won't break
This job may have been a mistake
'Cause all day and all night's
More than I want to write
And there's only so much I can take.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rock and Roil, 11/23/09

I wonder if I had a daughter
I'd be less hot under the collar
'Cause I swear I'll snap if
He keeps singing that riff
That begins the song "Smoke On The Water."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Zach's Fifth Birthday, 11/22/09

A rock and roll party pastiche
With a buffet of pizza and quiche
As we blast "Back in Black"
And the children attack
Us like thirty-two freaks on a leash.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beat (Cal), 11/21/09

The more things change, they stay the same
Said someone (can't recall the name).
And having just watched
Stanford's victory botched
That someone may have meant Big Game.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A/B, See? 11/20/09

"I'm going to work" he explained
The shirt he'd put on that day
"Well you look to me
Quite like a worker bee"
"Actually, Dad, he said, "worker A."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Do Not Disturb, 11/19/09

All I want is to complete
One night of eight hours sleep
Without a kid yelling
Without a dog smelling
Without a cat biting my feet.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Swell Season, Lousy Upholstry, 11/18/09

On a seat at the Wiltern, I sit
Springs stabbing me through fabric's split
It's a good thing the show
Really rocks, 'cause you know
I'm getting too old for this shit.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Delizioso! 11/17/09

Nothing, it seems, is a treat.
You cook stuff for kids who don't eat.
And they hardly care
Until you prepare
Spaghetti and balls made of meat.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sometimes, 11/16/09

Sometimes things get lost in the mail.
Sometimes you try to no avail.
Sometimes you could choke
Sometimes life's such a joke
And sometimes there's no end to its tale.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yellow Rage, 11/15/09

I understand sometimes it's rough
To be 4, when you've just had enough
But don't vent your frustration
With your micturation
In other words: don't pee on stuff.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stanford vs. SC, 11/14/09

Not in the time I've been alive
Did I think that I would survive
To witness SC
Destroyed so completely

Friday, November 13, 2009

TMI, 11/13/09

When visiting your parents you
Do some things you'd rather not do
Like make up your bed
With the thought in your head
"These are sheets on which they used to screw."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Business, 11/12/09

You've got some balls, calling me
As though we have no history
Or as if, at the end
You'd behaved as a friend
Instead of like an S.O.B.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Follow This, 11/11/09

If you think TV's in the shitter
Its content not worth its transmitter
You'll be happy to know
CBS plans a show
That's based on some guy's feed on Twitter.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Perchance to dream? 11/10/09

This morning at six we began
With the waking of our little man
So we brought him to bed
Hoping he'd rest his head
For a while. So much for that plan.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Is Misbehavin', 11/9/09

Zachary. What do we do
With a little boy who acts like you?
Are you jealous or worried?
Your temper's so hurried
I just hope all this shall pass, too.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Driving Force, 11/8/09

I'd like to drive a limousine
Not so that I would be seen
But so when my boys
Will not stop making noise
I could raise the privacy screen.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Saturday Night Fiver, 11/7/09

When you're a girl turning five
Apparently you want to jive
'Cause tonight we will go
To a birthday disco
Celebrating some stayin' alive.

Friday, November 6, 2009

I see some blue paint and I want to drink it all, 11/6/09

When you're barely older than two
I suppose it's expected that you
Will sometimes ingest
Things that really aren't best
For your stomach... and make your poo blue.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Writing Bug, 11/5/09

If the screenwriting bug has you bitten,
And with visions of glamour, you're smitten
That feeling you've got
Is assuredly not
About writing. It's about having written.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Grown-up Proofing, 11/4/09

It's like a breath of fresh air
Having no baby gate on the stair
And yet I still try
When I'm passing by
To avoid it, though it isn't there.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kinderview, 11/3/09

The interview went, as it should
With us praising our eldest as good:
Creative, insightful!
Completely delightful!
They would love him, I think, Wildwood.

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Switchwitch, 11/2/09

Each year after candy's collected
And the Halloween spoils dissected
The Switchwitch comes back
With a toy in her sack
For the candy that you have rejected.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

No Good Deed, 11/1/09

At our preschool it was "Mitzvah Day"
When we take our kids and duly say:
"We're here to help others.
Sick kids, with no mothers."
And they respond, "when can we play?"