Poems

Untitled spreadsheet on Google Drive

A poem for the “Untitled spreadsheet” in Google Drive

Ever work on a spreadsheet in Google Drive to do some quick sorting or calculation, but then never name the spreadsheet? I’ve done that so many times where I forget to delete the draft spreadsheet. Find all your untitled spreadsheets and documents in Google Drive by searching for title:untitled In the meantime, here is a …

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Reimjedesilbeinjederzeile: rhyming every syllable in each line

While putting away laundry, I tweaked my right knee, prompting me to lie down and think of this poem: Popped right gone knee, stopped night laundry — Matt Maldre (@mattmaldre) February 13, 2014 At first I was thinking about how “knee” and “laundry” rhymed. Then I needed something to ryhme with the “laun” of “laundry.” …

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“Forgot your hat” poem

What happens when you forget your hat at a friend’s place? I left my hat at at Bible Study last night. My friend Chris texted me, “U forgot ur hat” Hat is such a fun rhyming word (as Dr. Seuss famously did with Cat in the Hat), so I made my own little “forgot your …

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Birds have invisible flying cars

Birds have cars. Flying cars. They are invisible flying cars. We just can’t see their cars. but that’s how birds can fly. Yup. Birds leave their invisible cars parked around everywhere. They just hop into one and fly off. They park them in trees and on electrical wires. The cars have a hook, that’s how …

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IDEA: One poetry line a day from a twitter account

A friend recently posted on her facebook status, “Goodnight moon… please children, scootch closer.” That’s really neat. I like thoughtful, short, simple poetic quotes. It would be cool if there was a twitter account that posted just one interesting poetic quote a day. A quick search didn’t yield anything. Closest thing I found was @aworldclasspoet …

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The world’s best two-line poem ever

A fun two-line poem: ============= no delete co plete ============= yes! It rhymes and it forces you to complete the poem in your mind. You have to add the m. See! The m, it’s missing, but your mind adds it. See! Yeah *sits here happy*

My niece’s first steps happened during the Olympics

My niece took her first steps yesterday! Here’s a poem I wrote for her to commemorate this event: During the 2008 Olympics Livvy started her walking kicks Olivia so full of pep, took three small steps! With those three paces, she’s off to the races!