Poking Fun

April’s here, and the fools are out to play. In case you all missed the fun of April Fools yesterday (and I must admit, I wasn’t seeing any great internet trolls occuring yesterday–for shame, internetz), I thought it only good and right today to begin the week and smack our quotes about with a few more comical bits of wisdom…

“Let us be thankful for the fools.  But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” 
~Mark Twain

“A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” 
~Douglas Adams

“Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?” 
~George Bernard Shaw

Of Spring

In honor of the now fully arrived Spring here in Michigan (70s in April? This is a miracle for us), a poem about this beautiful season. I can only hope everyone around me is enjoying the day as well, given all the booze that’s already starting to flow. Final Four Championship today–this place shall be a madhouse. Nevertheless, I give my obligatory shout-out to my fellow Spartans: Go Green!

Anyhow, this poem was composed back in High School, during one of my major poetry bouts:

Spring

Look now the snow is fading,

The grape vines now are creeping

And the frogs once more are leaping.

Flowers reach out for the light-

They had put up quite a fight,

Surviving all the winter fright!

Watch the little children playing-

Lovers on the green grass laying

Death’s dark power now decaying.

The sun’s bright light is beaming,

And the choirs take up singing,

As the Poets start their dreaming-

Dreaming of the days long past-

Spring is here at last!