Leon Freilich

Leon Freilich
Park Slope, New York,
Ink, Inc.
Light verse is my medium For the war on tedium. Draw up a comfy chair, Give a look right here. What've you got to lose Other than the blues? Think of this as an app To make you a cheerier chapp.


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MAY 9, 2014 12:59PM

Barrier To the Books

Dozens of readers and researchers
Mill about the doors
Wondering why they cannot wander
The Central Library's floors.

9:29 says the Brooklyn clock
Adding to the enigma
Hanging over the woeful close
Like a building stigma.

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MAY 8, 2014 11:18AM

Counting Slices

I get my best ideas in bed.

They steal upon me without warning.

They're sure to earn me tons of bread.

And all are forgotten in the morning.
MAY 7, 2014 10:59AM

Old Age

That's when you sigh

For days gone by

And struggle to forget

The days you regret.
MAY 6, 2014 11:41AM

The Optimist

A longtime addict

Who cannot cope,

He needs his daily

Shot of hope.
MAY 4, 2014 7:46PM

The Koala

O do not cuddle
The bouncing koala
Like a country bumpkin
From Walla Walla.

Demand respect.
Ask any 'roo--
This can be checked.

The mother koala
Sports a handy pouch
And your hug would make
Her baby ouch

While hugging the mate
Would make him glare,
For that's a thing
He will not bear.

Their button-cute ki… Read full post »
MAY 4, 2014 10:40AM

Campus Cut-Ups

Professorial types

With their ifs, ands & buts

Are inclined to become

Academia nuts. Read full post »
MAY 3, 2014 10:19AM

Marriage a la Golf

Par for the course

Is divorce.
MAY 2, 2014 11:03AM

Word Weary

People who mine

Roget's Thesaurus

Boggle, amaze,

Startle--and bore us.
MAY 1, 2014 11:01AM

Creation Cauldron

Leftovers, leftovers, all of my childhood,

Served up to all of the family gang,

Breakfasts and lunches and even our suppers,

Cooked by my mom at the time of the Big Bang.
APRIL 30, 2014 10:30AM

Good Brolly, Mr. Cholly

Today's lucky fella

Is the one with an umbrella,

Luckier still, I trust,

If it withstands each gust.
APRIL 30, 2014 9:30AM

9 To Forever

You're in at  9:05,

Boss signals worry;

Leave at 5:05,

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APRIL 27, 2014 10:23PM


The wedding took place at Sunday noon

On the sunniest day we saw that June.

The bride wore white with elegant flair

--Along with curlers in her hair.

The guests were flummoxed, thrown off-kilter,

Like coffee dripping through a missing filter.

Asked why, she giggled not the least uptight:

"I've got… Read full post »
APRIL 27, 2014 12:32PM

Retirement Blues


Is taxing.
APRIL 26, 2014 4:14PM

Brooklyn Brights

Roses are reds

Violets are blues

Flowers in all colors

I love hues
APRIL 25, 2014 7:15PM

Working On My Ethic

Last month I accomplished many things,

Like making golden divorce-joy rings

And writing a prequel to Gone With the Wind

While solacing Repubs who've sinned

And building a tent that's big enough

To cover 50 acres of fluff

At the same time changing the brakes

On 18 wheelers conveying snakes

APRIL 24, 2014 10:35AM

Oldtimer's Ease

Forget the notion
That a potion
Or a pill
Ever will
Help you recall
Any or all
Names, appointments,
Sorrows, enjoyments,
A vital date,
A dish you hate.
Swiftly, niftily,
Not at all guiltily,
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APRIL 23, 2014 11:38AM

Calling All Coins

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APRIL 22, 2014 9:36AM

9 5 Winks

At night I just can't sleep,

A very annoying quirk.

I never start to doze

Until I get to work.
APRIL 21, 2014 11:35AM


So many people are afraid
To use a needed hearing aid!

They aren't stubborn, not a bit--
They simply will not hear of it.
APRIL 20, 2014 12:16PM

Get Along, Li'l Toddler


My tot has no reason to mewl

As the toast of the nursery school.

He's lavishly loved by his mates

Or so his rapport card relates. Read full post »

APRIL 18, 2014 1:21PM

The Website Will See You Now

When your day's full of aches & pains

And no longer a slice of kugel

You can look for immediate gains

By consulting Dr. Google. Read full post »
APRIL 17, 2014 10:06AM

Dream On, Driver

I've always wanted a garage

Like all of my suburban friends,

A parking place that's no mirage

But always there--for their odds and ends.
APRIL 16, 2014 12:13PM

Table Talk

"We've had cold meals

Since our marriage began,"

I said.   She said,

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APRIL 15, 2014 11:57AM

High-Rise Home For High-Stepping Cops

Horses Moving Into Luxury Building
--New York Times


A horse is a horse--except in New York
Where it's entitled to live
Just like the billionaire next door
Who strains his stocks through a sieve.

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APRIL 15, 2014 9:41AM

Sign Of the Crimes

You know you've found a steal

In black-and-white or braille

When you come across a deal

That says "Pre-Fire Sale."