Wednesday, July 21, 2010

at the park

we were at the park,
the day the dinosaurs came back.

bright colored pterodactyls,
wings fluttering,
swooped down from the sky,
sending boys a'scattering
ducking beneath the slide
unfortunately, that's where
velociraptors like to hide.

they laughed & giggled
quickly running out of breath,
then sat on wooden bench
to eat a picnic lunch
chomp, growl, rip & tear
just trying to fit in,
with jurassic table manners,
much to mom's cha-grin

then with a great big sigh
and smack of their lips
they curled up with daddy-saurus
beneath a tree, to take a little nap...

...until the fun begins, again.

Just a silly verse today for my little dinosaurs...and Theme Thursday is at the park this week.

108 comments:

Pauline said...

delightful, as delightful as your relationship with your kids :)

Daniel said...

Sounds like a perfectly normal day with daddy. Glad you had a great time! Perfect summer-time type stuff.

Birdie said...

these moments are so precious! glad you did enjoy nice family time :-) ... oh and the hair did grow a bit now ... :-)

sage said...

A wonderful and happy poem! Thanks for sharing.

Suz said...

you have so captured the imagination of children
playing
this was a delight to read and to remember when
nice clipped lines

Lorenzo said...

So even the most frightening of creatures take naps! A welcome thought ... ;)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Savour each and every moment with yer kids.

Brian Miller said...

and that, dear gils is the moral of the story...indeed.

adeeyoyo said...

Great escapism for all of you! I enjoyed it too.

sheila said...

How fun! What a cute post! And NOW I know how to spell pterodactyls! lol

Lorraine said...

Cha-grin, absolutely delightful, you bring everything alive, thank you :)

ModernMom said...

Oh I love the whimsy of this verse!

Mr. Stupid said...

Jurassic table manners? This was a great post. Love that picture...:)

Mona said...

That is so cute! :)

Dino Dino game sounds great!

Eva Gallant said...

so cute! love the face painting, too.

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Very cute! Ahhhh, to be a kid again...

Kat said...

I adore the "jurassic table manners" line. The whole thing is fantastic!

Kat

TechnoBabe said...

Fun and adventure and imagination. And lots for the kids too. Ha.

PattiKen said...

Absolutely charming" I'm a little scared of that fierce dinosaur in the photo, though...

Austin said...

I enjoyed this, I'll give it a try today! Thanks Brian

Joanie M said...

What a fun time!

5thsister said...

reminds me of when paul was little...he wanted to be lion when he grew up!

Sweet post!

Pete Marshall said...

a second helping..keeping up with the moonies LOL..another good piece..captured superbly..cheers Pete

AngelMay said...

Ha! Looks like one of your little dinosaurs lost a tooth battling a velociraptor.

Zuzana said...

I am not sure if you get my comment twice, the blogger is acting up.;) But I love this post in both image and words; there is nothing like quality time with the kids.;)
xoxo

Betsy said...

Awwww...fun! I like the missing tooth the best! :)

Tina said...

Fun. I have dinosaurs here too. They sure do eat a lot ;-) You really captured little boys at play, loved the line "sent the boys a'scattering". I can see it.

Brian Miller said...

yeah we lost front tooth about a week ago...gonna be a snagglepuss for the start of school...lol

dustus said...

Many instances of great word play. My favorite was "jurassic table manners"
Cool, fun write about QT!

Steven Anthony said...

wonderful! cherish the "silly" moments my friend ;)

Jennifer said...

Love your silly verse Brian! It reminds me of one of my favourite poets, who I still like to read long after my children have grown up, Dennis Lee.

buffalodick said...

Jurassic Park! Run!

transparentnow? said...

I love that missing front tooth age (of course I've loved all the ages so far)-----daddysaurus---that's too cute!

Matty said...

No matter what the species, they like to have fun, eat and know that mom and dad are there.

drybottomgirl said...

love the poem, love, love the picture, his smile mimicks my daughter with the top teeth. Here's a silly poem back at you!

Lyin' Larry By Shel Silverstein

Larry’s such a liar--
He tells outrageous lies.
He says he’s ninety-nine years old
Instead of only five.
He says he lives up on the moon.
He says that he once flew.
He says he’s really six feet four
Instead of three feet two.
He says he had a billion dollars
‘Stead of just a dime.
He says he rode a dinosaur
Back in some distant time.
He says his mother is the moon
Who taught him magic spells.
He says his father is the wind
That rings the morning bells.
He says he can take stones and rocks
And turn them into gold.
He says he can take burnin’ fire
And turn it freezin’ cold.
He said he’d send me seven elevs
To help me with my chores.
But Larry’s such a liar--
He only sent me four.

kkrige said...

Sounds fun Brian. A day at the park is always a good thing

Deidra said...

I've been away for too long! Catching up on your posts has been so fun this morning!

signed...bkm said...

Great job Daddy-saurus...nice poem to place with the picture memories of this outing...bkm

California Girl said...

Your cadence and imagery remind me of Robert Louis Stevenson and his "Child's Garden of Verses", a book I practically had memorized as a kid (thanks to my father).

Claudia said...

Such beautiful real-life poetry
Loved that you curled up with your boys beneath that tree and had to smile because of the table manners- and yes- carpe diem!

Titanium said...

Little moments like brightly colored glass beads on the fragile string of time... roll them around, hold them up to the light, keep them safe in a zippered pocket in your heart.

Alan Burnett said...

Cute it may be, but it scared the life out of me.

Maggie said...

AW, very nice!!

Toothless kids are sooo cute!! :D

Meeko Fabulous said...

Ah youth and the beauty of imagination. :)

william said...

lol very scary mate hehe, great poem as always friend :)

heartspell said...

so fun, this poem...sounds like the day you had with your boys...lovely. Heartspell

heartspell said...

so fun, this poem...sounds like the day you had with your boys...lovely. Heartspell

JStar said...

:) This was fun Brian...Love it!

kavisionz said...

Awww.... that was cute,Brian!
Apparently the kiddosauruses and daddysaurus had a lot of fun, while mommysaurus had all the work to do! Loved the image of your boy with the missing tooth... hehehe.. really sweet!!!
I've been reading a few dark and scary poems today..this one was such a colorful change(no, this wasn't scary! :))

Monkey Man said...

Little dino chomped a tooth right out of his head. I love playing make believe with me kids. Even in their teens, they still by in...for now.

JamieDedes said...

Absolute fun! Your kids must have loved the good time AND the resulting poem. Well done, Brian.

Mama Zen said...

This is so fun!

Tabor said...

Some bloggers are so blessed with such time travel. Nicely written....AS ALWAYS.

Nancy said...

You have adorable dinosaurs! Hmmmm, a nap - not a bad idea.

Caty said...

I love how you can take life's simple pleasures and turn it into a great poem. the dinosaur is adorable, even though I can see he's trying hard to be scary :)

slommler said...

Wonderful and fun!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dianne said...

I will work on this tonight, at the free concert in the park.....
I added a comment to my poem sanctuary, that my 3 teenage boys are gone for a week. I thought you'd understand it!
Dianne

Baino said...

Terrifyng dinos! Wish we had your warmth, it's cold over here!

JeffScape said...

Something tells me you're going to wake up to your feet being nibbled on.

dulce said...

daddy-saurus,
You've pictured the scene so well!
I wish my son had a place like that to visit ... and he'd do once and again.. and mama-saurus would have to go and have a nap as well. Oh my!
I've learnt all their names tahnk him!

;)

Just Be Real said...

Awwww what a cute little monster in that picture. Thank you Brian for sharing your day.....blessings.

justsomethoughts... said...

nice

like the flow

natalee said...

A daddysaurus and his little clan... what could be better???

Pat said...

How fun! Love the photo, too!

Tony Single said...

Brilliant! Little boys at play! Nothing beats it! :P

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Sounds like fun.

Syd said...

It would be really neat if the DNA from the wooly mammoths can be used to clone one of those. What might be next I wonder?

Kat_RN said...

This is one of my favorite of your posts so far. You have a great family.
Kat

Jen said...

What? No longnecks or three-horns?

AmyLK said...

such a lovely day at the park!

Luisa Doraz said...

What a cutie. I love the poem and the photo made it the best. :) Thanks.

Me said...

That little dino looks like he would need a daddy-saurus to tame him. Fierce! :)

Truly enjoyed this one...

Also liked the repost from one of your commentors of the Dennis Lee poem. We're *huge* Denis Lee fans in our house. I particularly love Jelly Belly, although Aligator Pie is good too! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

I loved seeing that sweet dino face in my sidebar! Looks like you had a fun time.
Cheers, jj

moondustwriter said...

I can hear those little guys roar.

glad you had daddy time Bri and good one for One Shot and TT

aren't you the smartie.

Thanks for all you do for One Shot my friend

Maha said...

If I were you, I wouldn't call it silly, I find it so cute.

Susan Deborah said...

Hope the sons enjoyed the day. Do they enjoy poems as well?

Joy always,
Susan

Teri said...

Look at those beautiful eyes! And that toothless grin! Priceless. And now the faces have a poem to mark the moment. Good job, Brian!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

off to jurassic park eh?

sweet, sweet portrait!

Bernie said...

What fun with words and your boys. Love this theme.....:-) Hugs

Selina Kingston said...

Oh, but it's not silly, it's just gorgeous - as is the photo of your boy

soundoffreedom said...

What a din-O-might day!Sounds like a good time was had by all thanks for sharing!

jessicasjapes said...

Lovely poem which seems to sum up a great day out! Written from the heart.

anthonynorth said...

A fun take. Enjoyed it :-)
Bless the little dinosaurs.

Valerie said...

Very good, daddysaurus.

evalinn said...

Very nice! :-)

tony said...

It's A Jungle out There!

Vicki Lane said...

Love the photo of the boyasaurus!

Tom said...

scary!

C.M. Jackson said...

nice job daddysaurus---very sweet photo of the boy as well!! happy tt!

fiveloaf said...

daddysaurus- nice!

Bing (PinkLady) said...

sounds like one big fun for the "dinosaurs"... =) nothing really beats family bonding. how i wish there were more dads like you in this world.

e said...

Lovely, Brian!

Enchanted Oak said...

I had totally forgotten pterodactyls until you mentioned them. Awesome poem!

Candie Bracci said...

So cool!:)

The Empress said...

this poem makes me think that it's the kids that made the dinosaurs come out. they can do magic like that...

Debbie said...

What fun one, Brian. It's great how face paint brings out their creativity.

sparrowsong said...

that is incredibly sweet.

Leeuna said...

Wonderful post. I love the line "with jurassic table manners" There's nothing like time spent with the kids.

gospelwriter said...

Ah...! Love your so-called silly dinosaur shananigans; the poem itself is one to play on the heartstrings.

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent, I'm a real dinosaur fan myself!

Goofball said...

fun fun....although I might not have enjoyed the table manners :p

secret agent woman said...

Yep, I've lived that, too!

Mmm said...

how very lovely.

Francisca said...

Simply delightful, poem and photo, daddy-saurus!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That. Is. Awesome. And Princess Nagger would have loved to have played in that dinosaur park. ;)

Cheryl said...

What a fun way to tell this story of your day at the park.

Everyday Goddess said...

love it!

what happened to link at tt? anyone know?

Marla said...

This really made me smile and love the missing tooth. Too cute!