When I'm in the mood, I write poetry.
Here's a couple of examples of my brand of poetry, and you can find the rest of them at this Here's My Non-Scary, Kid-Oriented Poetry link. And you can see some more of my stuff at www.thefarrplace.com.
By Tracy Farr
“Lucky” Barganski plays centerfield, mostly,
Sometimes he plays third, although just in a pinch.
He loves to snag flies that to catch seem impossible,
He makes it look easy, a guaranteed cinch.
I once saw a game where Barganski was fearless,
He darted and sprinted all over the grass,
He caught flying balls on the tip of his leather glove.
He rounded up grounders with panache and with flash.
And then in the 9th he jumped up in the air
To catch a hard hit going over the wall.
He flew 15 feet, like an eagle, I swear,
I’d never seen anything like it at all.
But “Lucky” won’t be on the roster tonight,
He’s sitting at home on the couch, yes it’s true.
For “Lucky” Barganski , the master at catching things,
Went out last night and came home with the flu.
I've Never Seen a Werewolf
By Tracy Farr
I've never seen a werewolf
howling at the moon at night.
I've never seen Count Dracula
sucking blood with just one bite.
I've never seen a poltergiest
slam doors or make things float.
I've never seen an ogre
suck on bones until he chocked.
I've never seen the scary things
you read about in verse.
But I saw Dad without a shirt
and that was ten times worse!