A Quiet Place
This quiet place reveals His grace.
I meditate and pray;
For here I find true peace of mind
By night or light of day.... more »
There he stands, with hat in hand,
A pitiful sight to see.
Once blond hair now dirty brown,
And tattered dungaree.... more »
If Only I...
A callow mind would be inclined
To taking reckless leaps;
But safety nets prevent regrets
And lives in broken heaps.... more »
The doomed soul is so lonely that he is anxious even for the company of the ferryman (Charon) who will take him across the river Styx, into Hades. (Greek Mythology) At least he will have the company of other doomed souls.... more »
The cliffs to her were beckoning;
In fear did she approach the edge.
On that sad day of reckoning
She stood, unsteady, on that ledge.... more »
Oh, ecstasy! What hast thou done?
Thy pleasure stripped me bare;
My beauty's gone, thou leaveth me
With serpents for my hair.... more »
Stranger At The Door
The old man now nigh eighty years
Reflects upon his past,
His wrinkled eyes reflect his fears
He has not long to last.... more »
Take Me Now, Death
In the blink of an eye, I'm in life's afternoon.
Speed onward I pray; O Death come for me soon.
My three score and ten are now thirty years past;
I plead for the end, as the die has been cast.... more »
The Love That Never Was
I sit beneath the apple tree
Where shady bliss relaxes me
And heavy-eyed, in reverie,
I wait for my true love.... more »
The Old House
A visit to my old hometown
Has my emotions mixed.
My mind goes drifting back in time;
I stand with gaze transfixed.... more »
There is a river dark and still,
Behind a house, atop a hill.
There in it's depths my lover lies
And nightly I can hear her cries.... more »
The Sailor's Yarn
A sailor's yarn to me was spun,
When I was but a child;
I thought his story would be fun
I would not be beguiled.... more »
The old lady waits and she peers
Through dusty, half closed blinds,
And when a tall young man appears,
Her heart, new joy it finds.... more »
I cry for help, but I'm alone
As fearful creatures round me creep
And chilling winds cut to my bone,
I try to waken from my sleep.... more »
The forest path was growing dim
As dusk's descent came much too fast
And I imagined creatures grim,
But they were merely shadows cast.... more »
Victims Of Ourselves
The glory of a newborn day, now lost in mists of smog,
And sunsets hide behind a veil of gray, polluted fog.
The moon is but a muted glow and stars no longer shine.
Celestial lights have disappeared, disguising God's design.... more »