Posts Tagged ‘idioms’


October 13, 2012

My dad was moving boxes
He said, “Give me a hand”
I really need them both
What a curious demand

My boyfriend’s disappointed
Says his team got creamed
What were they doing at the dairy?
I guess that’s why he screamed

A person on the sidewalk
Asked me for some bread
But if I give him money
He could buy a meal instead

My neighbor said her brother
Gets all bent out of shape
He needs a chiropractor
Or perhaps some ankle tape

My friend got dressed up fancy
Said she’s gonna paint the town
Wouldn’t it make more sense
To wear a dusty gown?

I took my sister to the beach
She said, “Let’s catch some rays”
I didn’t buy this bikini
For fishing on the bay

Sometimes folks are careless
And their brains aren’t very keen
People talk so silly
Like they don’t know what words mean

by Richard W. Bray

Thin Ice

September 7, 2010

My teacher got annoyed and said,
“You’re skating on thin ice”
I said, “Let’s make some snow cones”
And I got detention twice

The skeleton in my closet
Cannot come out to play
It’s not that I have secrets
I’m scared he’ll run away

If the fork in the road
Had been a spoon
My piano would be
Out of tune

We can cross that bridge
If we actually get to it
Or we could swim the moat
I’m not afraid to do it

Did you pull my leg?
Or did you really lose my keys?
I can no longer walk
You dislocated both my knees

I threw my watch off the cliff
To see if time would fly
My daddy sent me after it
I’m not a happy guy

“Do you want to wet your whistle
With pop or tea?”
“Can I please have a drink?
I’m not a referee”

“If you don’t do your chores
You’ll be in hot water”
“I really can’t believe
That you’d boil your only daughter”

by Richard W. Bray