# My Philosophy
What kind of society have we become? Is this the start of our demise?
When so many people for no reason berate and criticize?... more »
"Not What I Do"
He did not talk about his feelings
instead…he hid them all away
and when she pleaded with him to talk to her
"It's not what I do! " he'd say.... more »
A sight…a sound…a touch can awaken a memory
and in that memory a moment is revived…
And even a simple aroma…can make a memory come alive?... more »
...You Gonna Play?
It was during Taylor's 18th birthday party…when I heard somebody say…
"The next game will be dodge ball…Hey, PopPop…you gonna play? "
"Sure! " I said knowing it's been years since I ever played that sport…... more »
I know I look at the words through simple eyes
I consider this a gift with which I've been blessed
I've grown to think that simple eyes lead to simple solutions
and simple solutions are often the best….... more »
I am your baby…just born yesterday…I have all my fingers…all of my toes
and even though I can't talk yet…here are 10 things I'd like you to know.
You will receivea lot of good and bad advice…... more »
100 Days ago I made a decision to throw caution to the wind
A choice I hoped in the long run would not leave me chagrined.
I thought I would write a daily rhyme, (OK nothing crazy about that yet!)... more »
1000 Paper Cranes
When we dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima back in 1945
80,000 people died instantly the rest thought they were lucky to be alive.
But, after the bomb, radiation rained like it had never rained before.... more »
My birthday is December 31st perhaps that’s why I’ve always been a little unclear
Why we’re so quick to complete an end of the year review before the end of the year.
We’re shown the usual montage all edited into a beautiful and fitting vignette... more »
135 Years And Still Hoping
135 YEARS AND STILL HOPING
She arrived in New York Harbor…June 17,1885
after sailing across the sea.... more »
When our children were little whenever we could
we'd visit Mr. Rogers in his neighborhood.
We'd find a comfortable place and there we'd recline... more »
Two captains met to choose their teams for life...
"I choose strength and beauty! " Captain 1 said.
Captain 2 spoke, after pondering a while,
"I choose love and kindness instead."... more »
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2 Old Pirates
As children the two brothers were happy
their imaginations flowed with ease
when, in a box and a basket, they were pirates
who sailed the seven seas…... more »
3 Bags Of Magic
Have you ever noticed when people help each other out
when they show compassion…when they show they care
when they do something nice for one another
there's a kind of magic in the air.... more »
A photo of 3 brothers in a different time
in more innocent and carefree days
3 brothers only children then
before they went their separate ways... more »
Our son Ryan sent us a picture the other day of his dog Mattie when she was a puppy soon after she arrived
and standing next to Matty was our dog Whitman
while he was still alive.... more »
3 Martini Hangover
OK it’s official people...from Key West to the city of Gnome
If I go by the number of likes I received...3 martini’s is my most popular poem.... more »
I’ve been composing these poems for a while and posting them for all to see
But the other day while checking out Facebook something occurred to me.
Believe it or not to write these verses takes a little effort...a little time... more »
30 Years Apart
It was a good dam photo- taken on a dam…30 years ago
The path their lives would take them…neither one could know.
His son's life…barely beginning for he…just 10 years alive... more »
Each day around the world over 350,000 babies are born
or so the statisticians say
350,000 babies…welcomed into our world each day.... more »
Have you heard the old story about a hungry man who came up with an easy way
A timesaver, as it were, to make his hunger go away.
When told 4 buns would quell his hunger, this man thought...and then he said,... more »
52 words written in 1787 and ratified in 1788 were meant to be a guiding light to make America great.
It began with certain concepts on the kind of country we should be.
With a hope these words would be self-evident throughout our history.... more »
6 Feet Away
One thing this pandemic has been doing from the very start
is forcing us to look at life a little differently…as we stand 6 feet apart.
It's allowing us to reevaluate as we adjust our day to day…... more »
6 Men...6 Separate Tables
6 men once walked into a bakery…6 men all old and grey.
They sat at separate tables…it's how they began their day.
6 men once did not know each other…didn't give each other a second look... more »