Biography of Ima Ryma
- Tale of a Snow Leopard - Lincoln Park Zo... -new-
- HillBillill and The Email -new-
- Solomon Islands Skink - Lincoln Park Zoo -new-
- HillBillill and The Dress -new-
- Open Door -new-
- Bloody Sunday -new-
- Camel Milk - Lincoln Park Zoo -new-
- From Who's Point of View -new-
- Anana on Vacation -new-
- Yellow Spotted? - Lincoln Park Zoo -new-
- Seal Whiskers -new-
- Samba Turkana -new-
- Leonard Nimoy -new-
- It's a Girl - Lincoln Park Zoo -new-
Ima Ryma Poems
A Dog of Few Words
A clerk said, 'Next in line - this way.' A dog spoke up, 'I guess I am.' 'What can we do for you today? ' 'I want to send a telegram.'
Growing up, all I had was Dad. He was my best friend, come what may. At times, I cried when I was sad. Dad gently wiped my tears away.
Cold Turkey or Else
I'd died and gone to heaven high. The shock had not worn off me yet. What choice was there but to comply? I sure could use a cigarette.
She was 87 years old, A widow for a long, long time. 'Mom, you have your life on hold.' The widow snapped, 'What's that - a crime? '
Cuban Missile Crisis
Nuclear chicken was the game. U.S. missiles were in Turkey, So Krushchev chose to do the same With missiles in Cuba to be.
I teach a college course on ghosts. A graduate student, I am, Not given to a lot of boasts, But students flock to my program.
Flying Carpet of Solomon
King Solomon was said to fly On a carpet around the world. Sixty miles long and wide, sent high Upon the winds, It's silks unfurled.
'Selfie' is the word of the year, The year two thousand and thirteen. Self taken pic - oops missed an ear, For the social media scene.
I'd been invited to a ball. My gown was nice, but needed more. And so I gave a friend a call, Who lent a necklace which I wore.
One Last Gift
Hubby was so hard to buy for. He never liked the gifts I gave. For days after, I would be sore From his beatings in rant and rave.
I'm an owl minding my own biz, Flying o'er a meadow, and see This human guy below. He is A bunch of flowers cutting be,
Iraq in History
'Infidels' did carve up the land, Including what became Iraq. And mostly blood has drenched the sand, As cultures fight to take time back.
A beaver likes water a lot, And is covered in hairy fur. Humans notice that beavers got Not much of a wet look for sure.
Penguins and Planes
Antarctic pilots tell of times When things are slow, and so they'll find A penguin colony in climes, Thousands of them in groupings lined.
'Where's my sandwich? I'm gonna tell.'
He whined and made a face. I smiled.
Little brothers are living hell.
I should have been an only child.
'Shut up or starve, That's how it goes.'
I glanced away. That's when he threw
A can of pepper up my nose.
I sneezed until my face was blue.
I came real close to fratricide.