Many Kinds of Pie

By Damien Knight

Pies, there are many kinds
From cherry so sweet
To pumpkin so neat
Pies you will find
Are quite unique
And I like sweet potato
I’m sure you didn’t know
I’d eat it quick as a wink
Then there is chicken potpie
That I surely won’t eat
Because it contains meat

Pi

By Damien Knight

Wanna watch my brain fry
I just learned pi
22/7 or 3.14 oh joy!
Then there are variables, boy oh boy!
A^2+B^2=C^2 Pythagorean Theorem
I just don’t wanna hear ‘em
Properties of equality?
Don’t ask me.
The numbers are all a blur
Can’t say, I’m not sure.
What’s X+Y? I think it’s Z.
Some Z’s is what I need.
She’s got numbers and variables
On the board, it’s unbearable
I can’t take algebra anymore.
It makes my eyes sore.
No ma’am I wasn’t sleepin’
I was just thinkin’.
What? This is geometry?
Oh well, it drives me crazy.
Now multiply, 9 times 9 is 81.
Of course ma’am I am not dumb.
Well, she says I am not on task.
Hey kid, what question did she ask?

A Childs Dream

By Damien Knight

As a child drifts to sleep
One wonders what he dreams
How he slumbers silent, deep
He dreams of faraway things
It is there that the tale unfolds
In his own fantasy land
A story never before told
A place he may command
O the dreams of the young
So sweet are they it seems
Things that have yet to be sung
Are never what a grown up dreams

Golden Dog Dreams

Painting by Cera and Jayson Knapp

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Damien: I wanted to teach the love of art to my kids at a young age. When my son was 5 and my daughter going on three I did my first art session with them using finger paints and paint board. I will let each child tell you what this first painting they did means to them.

Cera: It means a lot to me because it was my first painting. It is a yellow dog. I did it when I was 2 so I don’t remember painting it. It hang’s in my bedroom.

Jayson:  This was based off of a child leash that I liked. I had one when I was that age and my parents were getting rid of it. I treated it like a stuffed animal.

Damien: And apparently my kids aren’t very wordy on this. I feel the painting has a very dreamscape look and for their first piece of real art it was impressive. I will always treasure this piece.