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These Poems Need Homes - Whose Idea Was This Anyways?

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176 pagine
36 minuti
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Dec 27, 2013
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9781491837511
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These Poems Need Homes- Who's Idea Was This Anyways

Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you came in? Have you ever made faces in the mirror, fielded a call from a telemarketer or played in a dirt hill? These Poems Need Homes- Who's Idea Was This Anyways? is a compilation of whimsical rhyming poems about life's little idiosyncrasies that everyone can relate to. Some of these poems will transport you back to happy childhood memories, while others will make you appreciate adulthood- all while leading you to a surprise ending. Originally published weekly in the daily newspaper, The Ravalli Republic, this collection of poems spans the first year of the popular poetry column "These Poems Need Homes". As a bonus, six new, previously unpublished poems are included in this entertaining collection. Easy to read and appreciate, These Poems Need Homes- Who's Idea Was This Aynways?, will have you grinning as you eagerly turn each page.
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Dec 27, 2013
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Informazioni sull'autore

Dominic "Flominic" Farrenkopf Dominic lives in Hamilton, MT with his wife and their dogs and cat. Along with his poetry column, Dominic writes personalized poems for special occasions, puppet shows and humorous essays. He actively participates in volunteer service for his community, of which reading to pre-school and primary school students is his favorite.

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These Poems Need Homes - Whose Idea Was This Anyways? - Flominic

THESE POEMS NEED HOMES

WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS ANYWAYS?

Dominic Flominic Farrenkopf

Cover Image illustrated by Hannah Farrenkopf

Author photo by Wayne Wardwell

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Phone: 1-800-839-8640

© 2013 Dominic Flominic Farrenkopf. All rights reserved.

No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the author.

Published by AuthorHouse 11/20/2013

ISBN: 978-1-4918-3750-4 (sc)

ISBN: 978-1-4918-3751-1 (e)

Library of Congress Control Number: 2013921526

Any people depicted in stock imagery provided by Thinkstock are models, and such images are being used for illustrative purposes only.

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Because of the dynamic nature of the Internet, any web addresses or links contained in this book may have changed since publication and may no longer be valid. The views expressed in this work are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher, and the publisher hereby disclaims any responsibility for them.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Crackers

My Pot Of Gold

The Leprechaun

A Marvelous Thing

The Broken Window

Filled To The Brim

Puddle Jumper

One Man’s Trash

Grab A Shovel

Plentiful Bounty

It Was She

Kite

Our Fallen

Cap And Gown Countdown

Hair-do

Fish Pond

Sounds Good To Me

Independence Day

Something Old, Something New

A Dreadful Condition

Shirt

Big Sky Country

Hot July Days

Contraption

Breakoff

Hot Dog

A Place To Play

*Sigh*

Just Peachy

I’m Gonna…

The Big Dance

Invasion

The Apple Of My Eye

Autumn Leaves

The Tea Party

Band Of Brigands

Stuff

Opening Day

For What We Have

I Forgot

The Cure

One Thing

Office Party

Her Child

Resolutions

Have You Ever?

The Telemarketer

Ice and Snow

Secrets

Groundhog Day

First Love

Characters

Pot Luck

Good News

BONUS POEMS

Brother

Zing-A-Ma-Twirl

Guido

Alarm

Serious 66

DEDICATION

For Brian.

Who encouraged, supported, listened…

and whose idea this was anyways.

PREFACE

Dominic Flominic Farrenkopf has this strange idea that poetry ought to rhyme. Maybe he picked it up from that playwright of Stratford-upon-Avon, who, at the end of a particularly dramatic action, would abandon his blank verse for a rhyming couplet. But, whereas Shakespeare seemed always to be serious, Flominic is usually whimsical. Still, his light touch of an everyday scene does not mean there is not a lesson to be learned from the twist he inflicts on you at the end. These are verses to be enjoyed and chuckled over, and returned to from time to time. Flom has a quirky, creative energy not seen in many, and it is not limited to writing. He is constantly dreaming up ridiculous things for us residents at Sapphire Lutheran Homes. And it is these things which keep us ancients alive and kicking. I know you will enjoy what he is saying directly, as well as the

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