Creeping Fog

I see the fog on the horizon,
creeping ever nearer.
My hand stops moving in anticipation,
for what comes next.
I try to run but I cannot escape,
the slowly creeping fog.
In my throat I try to scream,
but I cannot.
I see many creatures in the fog,
all gray and flat.
Their eyes plead for help,
a rescue.
The fog slowly covers me,
I feel gray too.
My eyes close and breathing slows,
I know what happened.
Just one thought left in my head:
Writers Block.

Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals (and a Gas)

I have been writing riddles and rhymes.
For school and to pass the time.
Can you guess any of these.
Now try your best, please.
(And the last atomic number is 38,
Now are the answers easy to state?)

#1
Chalk it up to me, its what I do,
whether real or fake, I’m also found in you,
I’m found it milk too, but not in the sky,
there's no bones about it, what am I?

#2
Crystals of me are blue and green,
or as a metal used for rockets to space.
Strong and lightweight but able to charm,
or used to move golf balls from place to place.
What am I?

#3
I’m not related to rubies,
except by names,
pure I’m not red,
but I’m red in flames.
What am I?

#4
3Me can make thinks glow,
and I’m also found in snow,
and also near sun and stars,
but not for long lest your near be far.
What am I?

#5
A ribbon of me can be lit with a match,
but as a bulk metal is kinda hard to catch
fire, but then its a mass casualty,
(certainly no a cup o’ tea)
what am I?

#6
Soft enough to cut with a knife,
pure I can take your life.
However as a type of pill,
I can make your mood still.
I’m used in batteries for electric cars,
because of me they can go far.
What am I?

#7
Bananas are high in me,
and the purple you see,
is a thin coating of oxide,
that’s purple or black ’round my sides.
I make a salt, which is also salt free,
but my salt tastes sort of metaly.
A lack of me will make you freeze,
why then I must be ----- !?!

#8
I’m used in lye and salt,
but in lights there is my fault,
because I make people look dead,
sort of like they were filled with lead.
And in water I’m not tame,
well, what’s my name?

#9
When I react with aluminum I glow very bright.
With titanium I fake diamonds that sparkle in light.
An aluminum alloy mixed with me
becomes stronger when flexed.
Because an isotope of me is radioactive,
 I became bad news by the press.
What am I?

Math Problem

Some math is easy,
super, super easy.
It gets done in ten minutes or less.

But today, math is not at its best,
with this question confusing,
and not too amusing.

Like why tic raised to tac over tic raised to toe,
equals different things to the people I know.

Does it make this, tic raised to tac-toe?
Or even this, tic raised to t(ac-oe)?
I think it might be this,
tic raised to ac-oe, but I don't know.

One math book says yes but the other says no,
I wish math was easier today though.

What do you think? What do you tic raised to tac over tic raised to toe (tic^tac/tic^toe) equals? Put it in the comments if you think you know.

Tensegrity Structure

Today I made a Tensegrity Structure. This figure is also known as a anti-gravity suspension structure, however the structure needs gravity to work. The top of the structure is pulled down by gravity, however the middle string is resisting gravity. The other strings are keeping the top of the structure from collapsing. If you flip the stucture over the top will still ‘float’. Soon I would like to make another one (or two or three) but balance it a bit better so I can put things on it.

The English Dictionary Of Common Words Redefined (EDOCWR). The B’s.

Band·age (băn′dĭj), Noun.

The particular period of time which was dominated by band players. Suzu lived in the bandage.

Bat·tle-door (băt′l-dôr), Noun.

A door used for battle, often as a barricade, shield, or weapon. The king’s army had hundreds of battle-doors.

Bob·bin (bŏb′ĭn), Noun.

A box or crate filled with knots of worms on a string, most often used by eel fishers. Franklin had a bobbin.

Bram·ble-net (brăm′bəl-nēt), Noun or Verb.

1: Noun. A net fashioned to catch or gather thorns or brambles. Rufus had a bramble-net.

2: Verb. To throw a net over a cluster of thorns or brambles. Rufus liked to bramble-net.

If you have any suggestions please write them in the comments.

The English Dictionary Of Common Words Redefined.

While going through a dictionary I noticed that many words could be redefined. Here is part one of the dictionary, the A’s

Air-con·di·tion (âr`kэndish`эn), verb.
A particular state of being for air, or to limit or restrict air.
The air-condition was cold today

An·ti·air·craft (an`tē âr`kraft`), noun.
A vehicle that does not fly, float, or move in air without touching the
ground or water. Examples; cars, boats, or submarines, ect.
I rode in a anti-aircraft to the park.

Arm·chair (ärm`chэr), noun.
A chair having or bearing weapons, esp firearms, but not restricting any kind of weapons.
In Chairland there is a group of evil armchairs

Art·less (ärt`lis), adj.
To be without anything in the realm of things that have beauty and form.
The king of the Goblins was artless

If you would like to make some suggestions, please put them in the comments. Thank you.

To Run Away (From Crocodiles and Alligatas)

Listen now and I shall tell ya
how to run away from crocodiles and alligatas.
If you live where there are flurries
you have no reason to worry.

But if you live where it is hot
and you spy a dreaded croc
who chases you and his lips he licks,
you take a big long stick
find it's nose or eye to hit.

Now to run away in time
away from the alligatas and crocidi.
But do not run in a straight line,
if it is a great huge alliagati.
Yet do run straight with lots of speed
if you meet a crocode.

I warn you now to be safe,
around the crocodiles and alligatas.

Or you could hide
in a tree so tall and high
if you do not want to die,
around the dangerous crocodie.

Do not swim in water deep,
with bare feet,
away from crocodiles and alligatas.
So now you know about these beasts,
with sharp, sharp, teeth.

Now please be aware of how to run away from
crocodiles and alligatas!

Her Prince Never Came

“Her Prince Never Came” by Adrian McGuire, February 2020. Gel pen and pencil

For school Mom made us write a paragraph about dragons. Then she told us to draw a picture representing our ideas about dragons. Most of my paragraph was about how they were dangerous most of all to goats, sheep, and princess. So I drew a picture about how they were dangerous to the princess. (It also shows their ways of cooking).