From Bad to Verse: Irrational Exuberance, Going Deep, That Puppeteer

Irrational Exuberance 

The Pi Piper is 

One of my friends 

I love his music 

It never ends 


Going Deep 

Think about the time 

With people you keep 

Measured not just how long 

But also how deep 


Limerick (Untitled) 

That puppeteer surely can guess 

The way that he brings happiness 

There’s tons of pizzazz 

Because this guy has 

A big hand in each show’s success 



My chimney has a bird home  

Where they can come to rest 

Around our house we call it 

One flue over the cuckoo’s nest 


Up in the Air 

The paint flinging class  

Couldn’t be duller 

But I passed it 

With flying colors 


Milk of Amnesia 

Like a simple, magic diet pill 

That’s oh so very cheap 

Fox News melts your thoughts away 

While you sleep 


Deep Sleep 

He sleeps eight hours every day 

And though that’s just about right 

He also puts in another 

Ten of them at night 


Kevin Ahern is an Oregon State University professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biophysics. In his retirement, he writes verses. 

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