Halloween with Auntie Acid and Maxine. Thanks for the giggles, Chris! Of course, these are offered by The Story Reading Ape! I’m spreading the smiles.
We’re rarely noticed, but still, we’re there
silently, still beautiful, we roam the air.
We have room on your thumbnail we land
or we can be almost as big as a hand.
We exist in every country, all over the globe
and still, even if scientists did plenty to probe
humankind still doesn’t know us too well
that’s why I’m here for a few facts to tell.
Our babies are tiny and live often in water
up to three years where they eat and grow, and slaughter.
They go through transformation before they turn us
some kind of flyer, beautiful, exotic with a plus.
We come in all colors, big, medium, and small
with wide wings, and thin once, short, fat, or tall.
Some scientists have proven, we are about 7,000 sorts
others think, they’re about 2,000 shorts.
With 28,000 eyes, we can see 360 degrees
We can fly in sunshine, in rain, but not in its freeze.
We have double wings, which can make us last
up in the air – and up to 35 mph fast.
We have six legs and none of us is the same
other flyers compared to us, are kind of lame
We’re carnivores, believe it, in our kingdom we’re high!
I think you have guessed it – I am a dragonfly.
(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, February 2021)
As a baby I’m so cute
I don’t come with a button that says ‘mute’.
I’ve got four legs, no wings, no beak
And when I’m a baby I still ‘leak’.
As most of us, we got a tail
We can whine and growl and also wail.
No matter how we look, we all are stark
We can roll over, give paws and also bark.
We can have mix or pure in our blood
We can be high class elite, or simply ‘mud’
We can be the size of a tree or a tiny sprig
or by all means, a pony, or a guinea pig.
When we’re little our owners are often dizzy
They’re on their toes, we keep them busy.
When we grow up, the stress will end
And we’ll become a ‘man’s best friend’.
We can protect, support, or we can ‘stop’
we work in avalanche, in narcotics or become a cop.
We’re your true jack-of-all-trades
Even though we never got grades.
Maybe you have one of us in your home
Let them sleep in your bed and freely roam.
I’m sure my secret’s not anymore ‘in the fog’
You already guessed – I am a dog!
(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander – October 2020)
Aunty Acid is back!! Thank you so very much for the giggle, TSRA! We are grateful!
As soon as it’s November
the pumpkins will be gone
the skeletons are in the attic
free of ghosts is our lawn.
For a moment there is silence
in peace, our life can stay
for just one small and little moment
before the next big holiday.
Enjoy the break and get your strength
you will need it you will see.
Go for walks enjoy the season
be relaxed, and smile, feel free.
But first of all, before the break
We need to work and take a beat
to get us through the pumpkin time
and play the trick or treat!
(Copyright: Aurora Jean Alexander, October 2019)
The Story Reading Ape makes us giggle with his Halloween themed Monday Funnies. Thanks so much for the smiles!
The Story Reading Ape provides us in his Monday Funnies with the “Halloween version”. Thanks so much for making us laugh!
And here, once again, The Story Reading Ape’s Monday Funnies with wonderful Aunty Acid. Thanks so much for the giggles!
The Story Reading Ape provides us with ‘Winter Funnies’ – or ‘Snowman Funnies’. Thanks so much for the giggle! 🙂 You’re great, Chris!