My Heart Aches

She must set a world record

for being oh so cute.

Every second with her is peaceful;

for her gentle purr, there is no substitute.

All I want to do is tell her

how she has settled in my heart.

She is all I ever dream of

and I never want to part.

I always want her near

and hope she stays awake

for when she is asleep

she makes my heart ache.

© Autumn Siders 2016

Rich in Love

The cans rattle along behind

making almost as much noise

as the car that pulls them.

Two souls unite in the front seat

of a rusty bucket with wheels

taking them to their next stop.

With only $20 to her new name

and five more in recycled cans,

the two tally their worth.

Richer than most, these two are,

since their value is not in things,

but in the bond they made in this car.

© Autumn Siders 2016


Two more days

until I see you again

and I just can’t wait

to see how you’ve been.

I think of all we can do

and how to spend the time with you.

How perfect it will all be;

I have waited so patiently.

Two more days

and I don’t have to see you anymore.

I just can’t wait

until you finally walk out the door.

© Autumn Siders 2011


I have never been able to find

that which I seek;

perhaps because I am seeking

I am really just weak.

Waiting helps not either

as I have waited many years

and never had good things come

nor conquered any fears.

The problem now must be

not in how I seek or wait

but that what I have coming

is simply up to fate.

© Autumn Siders 2016

Déjà Mew

I feel as though

I may have slept

in this very spot

that’s so well kept.

I see some fur

and there’s a dent;

my scent is here

under the tent.

There are not many

spots I’ve just not been;

it’s hard to keep track,

I know there are more than ten.

So slumber here I shall

since I’ve much to do.

I may already have before

unless this is déjà mew.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2016

Blockbuster Mash-Up Round 4

Mrs. Woman: In order to see her children after a messy divorce, a hooker dresses in drag to pose as the family’s manny. She soon quits the position though after one of her clients, a millionaire, sweeps her off her feet and she realizes that her children are brats.

Mr. Congeniality: After an auto engineer gets laid off, he takes the role of stay at home dad while his wife supports the family. Hilarity ensues as he plays poker games with housewives and even enters a beauty pageant…er scholarship program.

The Wizard of Arabia: An English officer unites a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion against the Turks during World War I. As he leads his offensive to take down the Ottoman Empire, he yells, “Pay no attention to the man behind the keffiyeh!”

Tootsie Roll Bounce: After the local roller rink closes down, an out of work actor starts training for a roller disco contest. He quickly realizes that the team doesn’t want another man so he creates a whole new persona as a woman and steals the show.

The Birds Like it Hot: In order to escape a vicious attack from birds in Chicago, a pair of musicians cross dress to join an all-female band in Florida. They think they have it made as they both pine over the band’s singer until they realize that birds fly south for the winter.