Heaven






















You can find heaven right where you are.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Beautiful


Everything is beautiful!



~ By Russ Allison Loar
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My Cat



O the quiet life of my cat
Who dreams of simple things,
Like chasing birds,
Eating words
And wearing diamond rings.


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Fishing







Sometimes, it's really good luck when you don't catch a big fish!



~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Life On The Moon




My grandfather, Herman Allison,
born in 1885, in Texas, once told me that when he was a schoolboy, a topic for debate was:

"Is the moon inhabited?"


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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All The King’s Horses



Where are those children
Who wanted to play?
Where are their toys,
Have they put them away?

Where is my son,
Has he grown up and gone?
My little daughter,
A child of her own?

All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Cannot put childhood
Together again.




~ By Russ Allison Loar
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Clocks



I don’t like early mornings
When I’m still asleep.
I don’t like early bedtimes,
Alone and counting sheep.

Why should I pay attention
To all those clocks I see?
I listen to them ticking.
They listen not to me.

~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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My Kitty Has A Dishrag



My kitty has a dishrag,
It’s pink and rough and wet,
She scrubs herself all over
When she comes home from the vet.




~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Sheeps



The hills are alive
With the sound of sheep,
They sleep all day long
But at night they creep,
Into the houses
Of young girls and boys
And put on their clothes
And play with their toys.


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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What Is Art?












Cheese from a rat is like soap for a hog,
You can’t write your mother by using a log.
A nose is indifferent to all that is art,
The opera’s a good place to rip loose a fart.


~ Words and rat by Russ Allison Loar
~ Painting by Sam Francis at the Huntington Library & Gardens
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Terrible Teapot Song






















I'm a little teapot
Short and stout,
Kick me in the rear
And step on my snout.

I'm a little teapot
Fat and wide,
Take me to the slaughterhouse
And cut off my hide!

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Under The Sea












Strange things happen under the sea!
Not to you,
Not to me.
Isn't it grand
To live on land!

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Children Have A Chance











Children have a chance
To change what their parents have done,
To set aside the old ways,
To walk in the light of the sun.


~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Home On The Range


Home On The Range
On The Horse

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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No Surprises










I like to go shopping
In the deep blue sea,
Where no one is surprised
By creatures like me.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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What Is this?











This is a mother whale,
Swimming in the ocean
With her baby,
Coming up for air.

She is an abstract whale,
Swimming in an abstract ocean
With her abstract baby,
Coming up for some abstract air.

The abstract sun is shining
And the abstract water is warm.

The mother and her baby are happy.
They don't mind being abstract
Because they are really alive somewhere.


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Imagine



If you are not living the life you imagined,
imagine the life you are living.


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Stoopid














Just cause I'm stoopid don't mean I ain't got no brains!

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Nice Kitty ?













Some cats are nice,
Some cats are mean,
Some are in-between.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Not Me!












Some people see a tree
And want to count the leaves.
Not me!

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Tickly



This is a tickly.
He loves to tickle.
He's sneaking up on you.
Watch out!


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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A Windy Day














It was a windy day.
My balloons all flew away.
But I did not care.
They looked lovely in the air.



~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Treevolution








If trees could talk,
What would they say?
If trees could walk,
Would they run away?



~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Q and A





Q: Where was Mr. MacMan when the lights went out?










A: In the dark!









~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Smile!

















Smile for the camera,
Smile for the day,
Smile because you're happy,
I hope you stay that way!

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Evolution






This beast
is part pickle.
How did this happen?



~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Free Range








Doh-Re-You
And
Doh-Re-Me,
All God's creatures
Want to be free!


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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I Am Confused









You don't
Have to know
What everything means.
Even when you're old
And you like green beans.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Ozone Man







Oh no!
Bob forgot
to put on his sunscreen!




~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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The Roving Birthday Beast









On the night before your birthday, a little after midnight when you are asleep:

The Roving Birthday Beast will secretly come to your house and bring you good luck for the next year. How do you know if The Roving Birthday Beast has been to your house? He will leave some banana peels in your trash can!

So when you wake up on your birthday morning, look in the trash, and if you find some banana peels then you know he's been there and you'll have really good luck for the next year!

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Big Or Small?



Big
Or small?

It all
Depends
On the size
Of your friends.





~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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I Wish For A Fish



I threw a penny
Into the sea
And wished a wish,
A secret for me.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Happy








Happy is joy
And joy is love.
They all come
From heaven above.



~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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The Monsters I Make














The monsters I make can be scary,
Scary and hairy all day.
I give them great big bags of candy
So they’ll scare all my bad dreams away.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Modern Art Fish











This is a modern art fish,
A line and a shape or two.
If it looked more like a fish
Would it be modern to you?

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Too Fast!










If you go too fast, everything gets blurry!


~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Kitty Wants To Fly












Kitty wants to catch a bird.
I bet you don't know why!
Kitty wants the little bird
To teach him how to fly.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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The Elephant







Front or back,
Right or left,
Up or down,
Happy or sad,
Smart or stupid,
Young or old,
Nobody sees the same elephant.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Flatware













Fork and spoon,
Spoon and Knife,
I dreamed my flatware
Came to life!


~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Trunked!



            Ye Gads! I've got a trunk!


Sometimes we don't know
what we really look like
until we look in the mirror.

~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Chester







Chester is a happy dog.
He likes to eat submarine sandwiches.





~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Bearly






My teddy bear
Is barely there,
That’s cause
He tiptoes
Everywhere.



~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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My Heart Is Blue



When I am sad
My heart is blue.
Does this ever
Happen to you?




~ Words and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Before I Barely Knew Anything















Before I barely knew anything
I awakened each summer morning
To the cawing of crows
And thought,
How very tall these trees
In which they gather to ruffle their feathers
In the morning breeze,
How tall these trees
And how much these crows must see.

I climbed an orange tree,
So frightened by the height,
So amazed at the sight of neighboring houses
And city streets
And thought about what the crows must see
From the tops of the sycamore trees
And from higher still
As they rise into the sky,
Knowing I would never know
What they know,
Before I barely knew anything.


~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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All Day Long



A little brown bird
Sang this song:
"I’ve been a little bird
All day long."




~ Poem and artwork by Russ Allison Loar
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Kitty Up A Tree





Kitty up a tree,
Glad it isn’t me,
‘Cause if it were
I’d have no fur,
And speak English.




~ Poem by Russ Allison Loar
~ Artwork by Russ & Cheryl Loar
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