"A Poem for Karen
Three months went by so fast...
Hard to believe so much time has passed!
Karen's leaving us, it's such a pity.
At least she still has Lester the Lion Kitty.
I've never met him, but I know he's famous.
He's on YouTube, where his name is
Well-known to all who read her Blog!
(some say Karen should have bought a dog)
So it's Goodbye to our dear student
(When in Nashville, please be prudent!)
And remember your friends at "Hospital"
(X, Y, Juliet and was there a fourth...?
Have a great Christmas back in La Jolla
And think of Juliet when you see a sequoia."
Here was my poetic response:
"A Poem for Juliet
You are not
the only one who can
write a poem.
But I cannot rhyme
Thyme; lime; chyme;
Creativity flows out as rhymes
So instead I cheat
Using little sentences
To make it look
as if I am
I wanted you to know
that you are like
Not morbidly woodenly obese
Or exceptionally tall
But you have a majestic presence
Powerful and graceful
An experience that cannot be forgotten."