FOWC with Fandango

Today’s word is “ivory.”

Elephant’s Ivory 

An elephant tusk is the first thing you see 

When you pass by the place that sells ivory. 

Its beautiful texture and wonderful hues 

Makes poaching and killing horrible news. 

We love what we have with that hard white plaster 

But don’t think about the poor herd master 

He’s missing a member of his elephant tribe 

Because we want ivory, its sort of a bribe. 

What can we do for more ivory to make? 

Find a white stone and make it a fake. 

This way we keep all the elephants alive 

Where in the wild they can all thrive.  

FOWC with Fandango — Solve

Solve this 

Little Betty Ann Sue had a problem 

With her shoe. 

She had two laces and a knot 

She couldn’t solve this twisted plot. 

She thought she’d like to see the bay 

The only way she’d be okay. 

She took her mama and her pop 

Up to the pier to look on top. 

She screamed and yelled because of this 

Her parents saw the fun they’d miss 

If they didn’t find a way  

To keep her quiet for that day. 

LIttle Betty Ann Sue fell upon the deck 

Almost hard enough this time, enough to break her neck.  

FOWC with Fandango: Regular

Once upon a time there was a regular family that lived in a regular house with a regular dog. There was a regular mother, regular father, and two regular kids. This family did regular things like going to regular movies and taking regular vacations. One day something happened and the regular family changed. On this day the regular mother got a really good job at a bank so now she was a banker. On this day the regular father got a really good job building houses and now he was a builder. On this day both children went to play with friends in their neighborhood and were now playmates.

With the world turned up it was easy to see that being regular was easier.

FOWC with Fandango — Irate

Today’s word from Fandango is “irate.”

FOWC with Fandango — Irate 

 
If you’re mad then you’re irate 

But don’t you go and take that bait.  

They’ll hook you only if they can 

They’ll say you’re not a stronger man. 

They want you to feel guilt and shame 

But you’ll be the only one to blame.  

Don’t say a word to that nonsense 

Build up that wall, put up that fence.  

Show them that your heart is strong 

And this will only prove they’re wrong.  

FOWC with Fandango — School

School is over, school is done

let’s go home and have some fun.

Let’s play catch and let’s play tag

We’ll lose the rag in Capture the Flag.

When we are called to come on in

We’ll say tomorrow how we’ll begin

to play again when we get out

of school, we have to go no doubt.