Ha! Ha! Silly me!
A limerick, a humorous poem consisting of 5 lines.
In writing the chapters about teaching with a sense of humor, I rediscovered the limerick. The rhyming is specific but always with a bit of humor.
Then, in the middle of the night, when my brain is not so quiet, limericks appeared. Enjoy the limericks, where there is no rhyme or reason for their composition.
Enjoy, with a chuckle, "My Just Because Limericks".
There is a Professor from Keiser
Whose poems not worth a fiver
Reciting the words
Laughter is heard
Spurting from mouths like a geyser
There once was a man named Phil
Who thought golf was such a thrill
Until a ball hit him
Where he does sittin'
He yelped with a scream and a shrill!
In my heart, I did know, write, edit, marinate, go slow,
publication December 2021. Another project all done.
My chapter title a play on words, is
"The Private Road to Public Health", well-deserved!
Reimagine Conference Experience Presenter
2022 Toastmasters District 47 Reimagine Springs Conference
Reimagine. Reconnect. Remind. Review. Rewards.
Ready to go to the District 47 Virtual Spring Conference?
My presentation, "First Impressions Reimagined" will be given on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 12 pm noon.
Reimagine having a great, lasting first impression every single time? Possible with an amazing 1-3-5-7-9 method!
One presenter, one first impression, first 3-5 words, in the first 7 seconds, then pause for fewer than 9 seconds. The hook is set. The audience is interested... Go forth!
Sharing My Smile
A smile. What is a smile? Why smile? A smile is a visible sign of happiness and joy. A smile is not only for the audience but for the person with a smile.
A smile will show even through a maks, with the contour of the face and the sparkle in the eyes. A smile is relaxing, telling the world, everything is fine.
A smile is recognition of the good, the peaceful, the positive intent at that moment in time. A smile can be followed by laughter. People laugh about 18 times a day. Most of the time we laugh in groups. Laughter is contagious, a good contagion.
As I posed with this Buddha at Morikami Museum, I smiled, reflecting the Buddha's smile. My mood was elevated. I giggled when I saw him. I still smile looking at this photo.
Need to be uplifted? Smile and keep smiling!
Dr. Marlene MD
Lifetime Medical Consulting
Wit and Wisdom
Which TV channel boasts the byline “America’s most trusted TV news network”? Anyone know? The Weather channel! I did not see the Hippy Dippy weatherman, portrayed by comedian George Carlin, last century, on this channel.
Vacation time and Maine was our destination. What should we do in Maine this August? We googled this question and consulted our friends. The number one answer - Watch the sunrise on Cadillac Mountain!
George Bernard Shaw was a playwright, author and won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1926. He understood the importance of written and spoken language.
He is quoted as saying “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
Thank you, Buddha, for the smile at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, Florida
APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH.
As a Spoken Word Poet, I shared my American
Black Bear story and poem with friends and family at
The Meridian Senior Living, April 19th, 2022 at 4 PM
Everyone laughed and had a great time.
Great reviews from staff and audience. "Thank you!"
from the Executive Director of The Meridian of Boca Raton.
Next Spoken Word Poetry & Storytelling is May 9, 2022, at 3:30 pm, "Chocolate & Apples"
My pandemic adventure and project started in August 2020. My husband, Gordon, and I decided to rent a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Georgia. Our friends owned the cabin and had summer weekly rentals.
This was the perfect road trip for us during the pre-vaccine stages of the Covid Pandemic. The country, the mountains, nature, isolation without being isolated. We were determined to turn the challenges of the times into opportunities. Opportunities to grow, enjoy, and reconnect with nature and our inner beings. Th
Glad to say we accomplished these goals and more. Along the way, we learned and laughed. I was reunited with poetry and photography during this trip. This pandemic trip gave birth to my poetry book, "Serenity View: Poems & Images of the Blue Ridge Mountains".
I have expanded the rhyming lines into the spoken word by combining my often funny vignettes with the matching poem.
Listen and you shall hear about the American Black Bear that gave us a scare!
American Black Bear
Where is the American Black Bear
with fur so very dark?
Gone into the woodlands,
clawing on tree bark
Where is the American Black Bear
with a keen sense of smell?
Searching for some food
to keep healthy and well...
Marlene with Smoky The Bear cut-out at the Amicalola Falls State Park Museum located in Dawsonville Georgia.
Peaceful Poems from Personal Photos
Hey, tomato, friend of mine
Growing on this plant so fine
Sorry to say, not a vegetable today
For your seeds are inside, at bay
Still delicious to my taste
Hey, tomato, I love you best.
A walk in the park. A stroll on the street.
What do I hear, rumbling by my feet?
Not in the sky but a plane nearby?
A plane on the ground, soon to fly.
Planes on the streets are quite unique
This fly-in community tickles me pink
Eyes opened wide, with big vrooms
Then up in the sky, planes go zoom.
All around earth, I see
Pushed, pulled, still dirt to me
Dig a hole in the ground
Soon a swimming pool is found
The trees, birds, and flowers do say,
Leave earth alone, go far away!
All around earth, I see
Let the dirt be free. Let the dirt be free!
SHARING MY WORDS
The National League of
American Pen Women, Inc
Boca Raton Branch
as an associate member in letters...
Celebrating your creativity and expertise.
We are happy to publish your acrostic poem entry titled
The TLC Chronicle
Teaching and Learning
We have accepted for
publication your article titled
and your poem titled
"The Yesteryear of 2021"
"Serenity View: Poems & Images of the Blue Ridge Mountains"
A simple favorite, perhaps bringing out the Harley in me "Hugging a Tree"...vivid reminder of my last solo Harley trip through the Smoky Mountains up to Gatlinburg this past September
I am curious about...
Tomatoes are a fruit as the seeds are on the inside! Our crop of cherry and heirloom tomatoes make great soup. With fresh basil, the taste is elevated to spectacular.
My Limerick dedicated to Snakes
There once was a snake named Kelly
Who slithered all day on her belly
Gave me a fright
This weird sight
Her belly stuck in gooey jelly!
The Heart Sutra
The Heart Sutra is the present exhibit at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.
What is this and why is it central to Buddhism?
The mantra explained.
Wonder Words & Beyond
April 2015…the month and year I retired from clinical medicine
The folder was overflowing with notes and letters. Thank you. I will miss you. Thanks. On and on…Letters and those words, thank you, from patients and families were from my patients of many years. These notes were given to me upon my retirement after over 30 years in family medicine These words are magical. They say that all of these studies and training have been worthwhile. This is my WHY- why I specialized and thrived in Family Practice.
Horses for Anna
In honor of National Poetry Month, I have written a poem for my friend, Anna.
Anna loves horses,
All the breeds of horses
she does adore.
Anna rides horses,
prancing in time.
With each step,
she feels divine.
Anna feeds horses
in the pasture below.
Oats, barley, and corn
are eaten so slow.
Anna loves horses
for this I know.
In the horse stable
Anna is all aglow.
Are you a mentor? Have you ever been a mentee or labeled as a protege?
The answer is yes to all of these questions. We are students, educators, and participants.
I have the honor of being a mentor in the Florida Atlantic University Business Mentor Program. I listen and discuss the mentee's educational and personal goals. I also ask the mentee about my business projects. I have received excellent feedback and improved my presentations.
The rewards of being a mentor and mentee are priceless.