Saturday, November 23, 2013

Even Robots Get the Blues

Room Blah
by Rachel Hoyt

Cleaning up dust,
And crumbs gone astray,
Preventing must,
Scrubbing the gray,

On-Off, Start-Stop,
No free will to choose,
Can't rise to the top,
Sing or strum the blues,

Alone with its thoughts,
The end is in sight,
To shed its bum lot,
It walks towards the light.

Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

A family in Austria claims theirs was the first,
that robots can have deadly emotional outbursts.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

This Unusual Suggestion Just Might Save the World

by Rachel Hoyt
image by Danilo Rizzuti via
We can save the Earth!
It's really quite easy.
All things will gain worth.
The air won't smell sleazy.
Each meal will seem bigger.
We'll all drive toy cars.
It won't take much rigor.
We won't move to Mars.
Everything would be
much bigger and better
if they shrunk you and me
like a poorly laundered wool sweater.
Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
If we want to save Earth, we must shrink the man!
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

The FDA Makes a Move to Ban Trans Fats

Banned Bits
by Rachel Hoyt
image by Ohmega1982 via

Please take them from me.
I cannot resist
The savory flavors,
That sweet death wish twist.

It stings like a bee
But I'm glad they're still buzzing.
I worried the rumors
Were true - truth was fuzzing.

Generally safe
So long as you're too smart
To let manufactured
Lies infest your heart.

No tub gut or waif
Needs them to survive -
Their fates are secured
By the road truth drives.

Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

The FDA has at long last noticed
that hydrogenated oils should be kicked off the GRAS list.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

How Much Would You Pay to Save Monarch Butterflies?

Monarch Sparks
by Rachel Hoyt

Change is a trepidatious thing
without beauty to remind
that inside all are hidden wings
which fear and ignorance bind

Like caterpillars,
our segments slide
low and slow but onward,
Beautiful fillers
lurk inside
near the soul's scabbard and sword.

Every butterfly which breaks
out of the tough cocoon
reminds us of beauty which wakes
when we brave our own tune.

Copyright © 2013 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

It wasn't a big surprise to me
that most people would pay to continue to see
monarch butterflies flying, happy -
reminders of how beautiful we can be.

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