Charles Ghigna


Ethics 101

To question is to ponder,
To answer is to guess;
When asked if it is right or wrong,
Just simply tell them—“yes.”


Air Apparent

We wonder where the fresh air went,
Did we somehow misplace it?
Not only do we see the sky,
Some days we also taste it.


Doctor’s Dis-Appointment

Arrive on time or way before,
It seems a bit bizarre;
You always have a lengthy wait
No matter how patient you are.


Happy Hypist

My publicist is satisfied
With clients who go far;
She is the one who likes to hitch
Her braggin’ to a star.

Charles Ghigna Father Goose® lives in a tree house in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 100 books published by Random House, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster and others. His poems have appeared in a variety of magazines, from The New Yorker and Harper’s to Cricket and Highlights. He is former poetry editor of English Journal and a nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services.