Poetry, Songs for the Easily Amused

Nursery Rhyme for the Pacific Northwest

Rain, rain, rain away!
Rain almost every single day—
Our favorite color
is nimbostratus gray,
so rain, rain, rain away.

Songs for the Easily Amused

Air Conditioning

(to the tune of that Pink Floyd song)

We don’t need no ventilation!
We don’t need no large windows!
No air conditioning in the classroom—
Teachers leave them fans alone!

Hey! Teachers! Leave them fans alone!

Songs for the Easily Amused


body parts are falling off of me;
There are vultures circling over me.
Oh why did I get leprosy?

I’m not half the man I used to be.
I have but one remaining knee.
Oh, leprosy came suddenly…

How I lost my toes,
I don’t know, I couldn’t say.
They got gangrene rot, now they’re gone—
that’s leprosy.

Oh, yesterday
Life was such an easy game to play.
Now I need some major surgery.
Oh I despise my leprosy.