Biography of Ima Ryma
- Some Food For Thought -new-
- Love To Death -new-
- Amelia - Lincoln Park Zoo -new-
- Mission Possible -new-
- Zipper -new-
- Buzz Tone -new-
- Age Old Why? -new-
- Hair Trump And The Tweets -new-
- Pass Less Gas
- Re Spectacled Caiman - Lincoln Park Zoo
- Color Me Yellow
- Letting Go - Lincoln Park Zoo
- No Grant Immigrant
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.
'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.
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.
Whiskers, whiskers - I got a bunch, As any harbor seal has got. Whiskers help us to find some lunch - Seafood, fish and crabs and whatnot,
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.
Navajo Code Talkers
The Marines during World War II Enlisted help from Navajo. Hundreds of us were asked to do Coded words to outsmart the foe.
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.
Unsinkable Molly Brown
She went aboard the ship, first class. While on board she became concerned That if disaster came to pass, Too few lifeboats by count she learned.
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.
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? '
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.
Earth is billions of years old. Humans are relatively new Occupants, if truth be told, And bad occupants - yes tiz true!
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.