A Few Favorite Palindromes (phrases that read the same in reverse)…
- Madam, I’m Adam. (What Adam could have said when he met Eve.)
- Able was I ere I saw Elba. (What Napoleon could have said about his career.)
- Was it a car or a cat I saw?
- Too bad. I hid a boot.
- Step on no pets.
- Stack cats.
- We panic in a pew.
- Panic in a Titanic? I nap.
- Marge, let’s send a sadness telegram.
- Sit on a potato pan, Otis.
- I’m a lasagna hog. Go hang a salami.
- Yawn a more Roman way.
- Oh, cameras are macho.
- Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic!
- A man. A plan. A canal. Panama.
- Flee to me, remote elf.
A silly poem I wrote years ago…
Little Sally Liked to Sass
Little Sally liked to sass.
Then one day she sassed too fast.
Teacher knocked her north and south
and screamed, Miss Sally, Watch your mouth!
Not one to be humiliated
Sally never vacillated
in dishing out remuneration
for a teacher’s castigation.
Such impish mimicry displaying—
Sally’s antics were dismaying.
The class was in a mad uproar
as Sally pranced around the floor.
She sprang upon the teacher’s desk—
Performed (sublimely) French burlesque.
As Teacher’s face was growing redder
Sally flung afar...her sweater!
In desperation Teacher tried
to cover up Miss Sally’s hide.
She grabbed the map (the Rand McNally)
and (just in time) she wrapped Miss Sally.
But Heavens No! She pulled too tight
and ripped that map from left to right.
The students gasped; the teacher froze:
A nation ripped! A girl exposed!
Such shock, such trauma I endured.
(It’s only after years I’m cured.)
But, Wow! Miss Sally had the most...
from North to South and coast-to-coast!
~Daniel Kemper Lubben