They say the Earth has ups and downs,

        a topsy-turvey place.

But which is up and which is down,

        when you are out in space?


We’ll just agree that up is north,

        we’ll say that south is down.

As long as everyone agrees,

        There’ll be no cause to frown.


                                Bob DeWeese


          Poles Apart


South Pole,

        that’s Antarctica.

The pole that’s down below.


North Pole’s

        in the Arctic.

I wonder, should we go?


For either one

        we’d better pack

a lot of heavy clothes.

If freezing were not

        bad enough,

see how the cold wind blows.


                                Bob DeWeese