Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

She was with us from the first breath we drew
And from us great honor is due
And part of her plan
Was to be our best fan
Our mothers, this day is for you

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Poetry Page on Facebook

Nowadays since my poetry is becoming well known, I decided to dedicate a Facebook page to it. No need to have a Facebook account, you can just go there and check it out. If you do have an account, find it and like it. the page is called Random Acts of Poetry.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Public Service Announcement

Orange barrels are now in full bloom
Please give highway workers some room
Please leave a bit early
And don't be so surly
Use defense and please don't assume

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Bear Cams

When you strap a camera onto a bear
You see what they're doing out there
You might get the goods
Of what they do in the woods
Or if they are eating a chocolate eclair

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Check out the story at Akron News Now

Afoul of the Law

When your car has to come to a stop
And the  man walking up is a cop
What is your excuse
For unlawful abuse
Is it good or will it be slop

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Intimidator Day

Seven times we know he won the Winston Cup
At the right time he would fire the number three up
Today's his birthday
Sixty two they do say
If he drove today, the crowd would start to erupt

© Cliff Feightner

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Intellectual Properties

When I get up to start my day
I go and find a song that I can play
Then I go find a quote
That people can note
Then a poem and a question to say

©Cliff Feightner 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Eagle Squawks

Random Act of Poetry™ 04/19/2013

When payday has finally come
You take your working sum
Some go pay all their bills
Others go and seek thrills
Some go out to dinner and say yum

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Great Snack Takes Flight

At one time those chicken wing parts
Were cheap at the super marts
Some thought they were hearty
Then became great at your party
It's popularity then got it's start

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

Today as I was mowing my lawn
The thoughts of good weather would dawn
It occurred as each pass
Of cutting the grass
The excitement didn't cause me to yawn

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Stress Buster

There are days when you start feeling stressed
It leaves you not feeling your best
You need more than a minute
With you alone in it
Relaxing, not part of a test

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Classic Post: Orange Barrel Lament

Orange barrels are starting to bloom
And on the roads they make less room
The evening rush will take more time
Minutes stolen are such a crime

Back in the time the roads were bricks
The streets would always need a fix
But in these times when roads are made
They all receive a failing grade

And now they want to add a lane
And make our ride a bit more sane
But nowadays when home we go
Construction makes our journey slow

It's time for this short poem to end
No more time on this to spend
Don't think of me that I am sour
Orange barrel is our state flower

©Cliff Feightner 03/31/2009

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Smile Awhile

What is a smile, you may ask
An answer is part of this task
For some, it may begin
With a broad, toothy grin
For others a glow where you bask

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

April Showers....

When in April, you're getting those showers
In May, you be getting the flowers
If you're not a big fan
It's all part of a plan
To enjoy things in Summer for hours

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pump It Up, Pump..Well, Maybe Not

This year in the hall of fame
There was no one elected by name
They need a section
For those with the injection
Then steroids will not be to blame

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Need To Take This Call

The cellphone has just turned four oh
It's popularity has not become slow
It's brought things to enjoy
Also stuff to annoy
It can help you stay in the know

© Cliff Feightner 2013

The View From You

When you're considered one of the good sports
May be time when you get out of sorts
You may need a lift
Since your mood needs a shift
And your view of life sometimes distorts

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Tune in Yesterday

The programs on television today
They might have a message to say
They may make you sigh
For shows of days gone by
Then you look for recordings to play

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

But Wait! There's More!

The sign says "As seen on TV"
On commercial breaks that we will see
It's always the latest
It may be the greatest
"But wait! There's more!" is their plea

© Cliff Feightner 2013 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Weather or Not

When we look at our weather report
We sometimes need to be a good sport
Will it be snow or rain
Someone needs to explain
Do we go outside or stay in our fort?

© Cliff Feightner 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Thank you Mr. Zuckerberg, an Ode to Facebook

Thank you Mr. Zuckerberg
From all the ones who post
From those who use it little
To those who use it most

Some there just post music
And others post some news
And some are not too bashful
As they go and post their views

Some go and post their business
And problems with their work
But when some go and then respond
They act just like a jerk

We go and search  for old friends
And folks who went to school
And some we didn't like too much
They now seem very cool

Sometimes this social magic
With which we make amends
It helps up to reach right out
And make some great new friends

And now with this sixth  stanza
It will become the last
Thank you Mr. Zuckerberg
Your Facebook is a blast

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Quest for Motivation

In the endless quest for motivation
You search all over creation
But you never suppose
It's up under your nose
What causes the greatest sensation

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Stay Tuned Sports Fans

February is more than half done
And sports fans are about to have fun
Baseball and racing will bring gladness
And soon there's March Madness
And many sports yarns will be spun

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Power of Shmooze

When online the power of  shmooze
Is really not such big news
To say this and that
To those willing to chat
Being friendly, you just cannot lose

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Writing on the Fly

I write verses on the fly
I know I'm that kind of guy
I come up with a verse
And I don't have to curse
Sometimes it's as simple as pie

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Happy Valentines Day

The day for lovers is now here
What will you do for the one you hold dear
Buy them candy and flowers
Spend with them several hours
Whisper sweet nothings in their ear

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Classic Post: Dr. Seuss I Ain't

Cliff Note: Back in 2008, when I started writing my poetry on my blogs, I wrote this one. I'm reposting it for those who are new to my rhymes:

or, Horton blogs a who?

They say we bloggers aren't so smart
We have no brains, we have no heart
Well I am here, I want to say
We are special in every way.

We blog of laughter
We blog of tears
We blog of chicken
And imported beers

We blog of our houses
We blog of our cars
We blog of signs
We blog of bars

We blog when it's raining
We blog when it's sunny
We write our comments
When your blog is funny

We blog of our work
We blog of our food
And when we are finished
We blog of our mood

We blog of our spouses
Our sisters and brothers
Our friends and our famlies
And then we find others

We blog of our drives
We blog of our trips
We make some mistakes
We blog of our slips

We blog in a car
We blog in a boat
In the middle of winter
We blog in a coat

We blog about peanuts
We blog about coke
Some of us even
Blog about smoke

Some bloggers live near
Some bloggers live far
If you're on my blogroll
I think you're a star

And while I have blogged this
It popped in my head
Dr Seuss couldn't blog this
Because he is dead

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Oh, The Iron-y

The Monopoly players went round
The opinion was asked and was found
When it come to a vote
They all would emote
Those supporting the iron have frowned

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Going Over the Virtual Bridge

When dealing with internet trolls
You know they are there to fill holes
When they're raiding the fridge
Just go over the bridge
Ignoring them defeats their goals

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Postal Cuts

The postal service delivers six days
But the profit is lost in a haze
To try to keep things alive
Will cut back to five
We will get to see how that plan plays

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tax Time Rhyme

You need to have all of your facts
When getting ready to file your tax
It's not that amusing
When the laws are confusing
And the government wants their max

© 2013 Cliff Feightner

Sunday, February 3, 2013

iPhone Poem

I write this poem
With my phone
Though in my house
And not alone

Not with my laptop
It's plain you see
It's charging up
A new battery

In case you are
Now keeping score
Each stanzas lines
Count up to four

And if you want
To know it's use
It is my proof
I still write like Seuss

But please return
Keep coming back
I'll promise you
I'll stay on track

Name Change

Today as my memory would jog
I changed the name of this blog
The destination's the same
And I'll keep my fame
There are many rhymes in this backlog

© 2013 Cliff Feightner