Poetry Collections


Greetings friends, countrymen and other closely related primates. I write humorous poetry, fictional tales and stories set to rhyme. The audio recordings associated with each are read by Siri and include background music to set the mood. The video recordings are just me.

Books are available at Amazon and Lulu.com.
Follow me on Twitter at @tjforsythe.

Crocodiles Don’t Wear Socks 2021

Crocodiles (cover mockup)

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Crocodiles Don’t Wear Socks 2022 is my seventh book of humorous poetry. In this collection, you’ll read twisted tales of crocodiles and kookaburras, dodos and rhinoceroses (endangered species of all kinds), witches and wanderlust, spaceships and shipwrecks. Besides a healthy dose of nonsense, I also cover subjects closer to home, like climate change and dating apps (Shh! Don't tell my wife). This collection also includes my tributes to Ogden Nash's The Purist and Marion Sinclair's The Kookaburra Song.

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The Knocking Door 2020

Knocking Door (cover mockup)

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The Knocking Door 2021 is my sixth book of humorous poetry. In this collection I wax poetic about marriage and fatherhood, friendship and philosophy, and take you on a journey to the edge of the Universe and back again.

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Quiet Please, I’m Rhyming! 2020

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Quiet Please, I’m Rhyming! 2020 is my fifth book of humorous poetry. In this irreverent collection, I provide light-hearted commentary on a variety of topics, including American politics, the global pandemic that is sweeping the globe, cosmological lovers and how a near future might be shaped by its preponderance of cats. There are also poems about late crossed lovers, muses, canned peaches and Cupid’s arrow. Something for everyone.

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Astrowave Frontier 2019

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Astrowave Frontier 2019 is my fourth book of humorous poetry with whimsical worlds and characters inspired by Lewis Carroll, Shel Silverstein and other masters of light verse. Inside I introduce some of my favorite characters, including the Boy With Two First Names, Rock Nobbin and the Lost Princess, and Lucy, the girl who laughed at leopards.

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