poetessa

Diary, musings on life, people, interests. Posting my poetry

My Photo
Name:
Location: Lacey, WA, United States

I have a Certified Artist/Teacher degree with the National Society of Decorative Painters. Taught decorative painting, color theory, calligraphy and other art related classes for 12 years. I enjoy using my artistic talents, especially to update furniture and repurpose found items. I am married to the world's most wonderful husband. We celebrated our 48th anniversary this year (2016). We have raised six children, three boys, three girls. Have 10 grandchildren. Through the NSDP I have paintings in the White House, Blaire House and Smithsonian Institute. I was given the honor of being the Chair of the Pacific NW, "Breeze and Brush" Decorative Painting Convention. What fun we had! I like keeping healthy and enjoy life. I love humor and people. God has been good to me!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Launch date 8/9/2005

Thanks to my phenomenal Graphic Designer son, Von, I am launching a new experience with this blog bit. He sat me down and walked me through the steps of creating a blog and patiently explained how and what to do. A bonus was the Starbucks Mocha he bought.

I work with computer programs daily, Excel spreadsheets, formulas, Word etc. but this blogging is new to me and I'm excited to get started. I needed a creative outlet, thus the name 'poetessa'. I write poetry, mostly humorous (hopefully) and now have the chance to share it with you.

I taught decorative painting, oils and acrylics, pen and ink, color theory and Calligraphy before going to work full time. There's not much time left over for painting. When an idea for a poem strikes or I'm motivated to write I can at least jot it down in a few minutes and follow up later, with painting you need a minimum of three hours to accomplish anything.

So, here goes!!

Mom

MY 1961 CARPENTER
By Carol G. 11/1/98


I LIVE IN AN OLD BEAT UP SCHOOL BUS
SHE GETS ME DOWN THE ROAD.
I LOVE THE WAY SHE RATTLES AND THUMPS
EVEN WITH A HEAVY LOAD.

THE YELLOW
IS FADED OUT SOMEWHAT.
SHE’S A LITTLE HEAVY ON THE GAS,
BUT I DRIVE HER CAUSE I LIKE HER STYLE,
SHE’S ALWAYS HAD “SOME CLASS!”

THE FLOWERS ON HER SIDES ARE GORGEOUS
PEOPLE SAY THEY MAKE EM’ SMILE.
I PAINTED EVERY ONE MYSELF,
IT TOOK ME QUITE A WHILE.

SHE’S A REAL CONVERSATION PIECE
WITH A SCHOOL BELL HANGIN’ BY THE DOOR.
THE SEATS ARE COVERED IN TIGER STRIPE,
AND THERE’S REAL ASTRO-TURF ON THE FLOOR.

THE CURTAINS ARE BRIGHT AND CHEERY
IN MULTIPLE COLORED STRIPES.
I USED THE SAME GREAT COLORS
WHEN I SPRAYED THE WINDSHIELD WIPES.

I DRIVE TO THE OCEAN IN SUMMER
WHERE THE BREEZE MAKES THE KITES FLY HIGH.
HANG THE WINDCHIMES IN THE WINDOWS,
SOUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL I COULD CRY.

WINTER ROLLS AROUND, WITH COLD AND RAIN
I PARK THE OLD GAL IN A COVE.
PILE DRIFTWOOD AS HIGH AS IT WILL STACK
AND STOKE UP THE POT BELLY STOVE.

THE WINDOWS I DUCT TAPE WITH CARDBOARD,
DO BEARS FEEL LIKE THIS IN THEIR DENS?
WHEN I’M BORED I DRAW PICTURES ON IT
WITH MY COLLECTION OF COLORED PENS.

COFFEE, CORNBREAD AND NAVY BEAN SOUP.
NOW THAT MY TUMMY’S WELL FED.
I CRAWL INTO RED, FUZZY, LONG JOHNS
AND SNUGGLE IN MY HOMEMADE BED.

RAIN ON THE CHIMNEY OF THE POT BELLY STOVE,
ECHOES SOUNDS LIKE A STEEL DRUM BAND.
AND I NOD OFF TO SLEEP, CONTENTED,
A SCHOOL BUS LIFE IS JUST GRAND!!!

P.S. I thought this poem appropriate as a starter since I work as an Admin. Asst. in Transportation.

8 Comments:

Blogger Vonster said...

Good Job Mom.

Login into your account and change your 'Name' from the 'CreativeEnergy' to your actual name though.

Love you.

Von

1:02 AM  
Blogger shannon said...

Great job Von's Mom!

1:06 AM  
Blogger devon said...

go von's mom, it'cha birthday!!! :D

hey von, maybe she wants to be stealth.. who knows?!

my mom can't figure out email. :(

6:50 AM  
Blogger Bob Roach said...

Poetessa,

You're becoming an online legend. I never realized Von's was just ONE of six lucky kids. (Where does he stand, in the line? I'm the 4th of seven myself.)

Wallace and Grommit? Are you excited about the movie this fall as I am?

Cheers,
-Bob Roach

7:01 AM  
Blogger Jeope said...

Hey Von's mom,

Now I got a hankerin' for some cinnamon rolls.

Nice poem! I read it with Johnny Cash's voice, and it made me laugh.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Jeope, I kinda read it with a Johnny Cash voice too!!!!!! Wiiiiierd. It really kinda goes that way.

Welcome to blogging Mrs.G! Great poem. Now, for the next upcoming holiday Von will have to purchase you a digital camera so that you can add pics of the things you write poems about and blog about :)

7:35 AM  
Blogger aliea said...

Hi Von's Mom! ::waves:: I really like your poem! I cant wait to read more.

It was lots o' fun when you visted the forum. Hope all is well! :)

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Bob and Helen said...

Carol -
Just read your Blog. I guess that is how you put it. This (computer world) is all Greek to me. You have to remember, I am and 'ol dog. Anyway, the sight is wonderful!!!:} Keep it coming, looking forward to reading. I am Queen Mother of my Red Hat Society chapter this year. Can you give me a short 'REDHAT' ditty for my corornation acceptance speech? (Sept 18) Have a good time and Better school year! Bob and Helen aka Heleness Hattitude, Queen Mum

2:37 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home