A Compliment To A Soul's Fruition
The true value of a gift is measured by the giver's happiness
And the receiver's delight is in the endowment of the giver's time
For the substance of happiness and soul's fulfillment
is through the intimate knowledge of how and not through what you are thought of... more »
Breath In My Night
The breath in my night has treasoned me today
The irony breaches my heart... more »
My knee length coat draped heavily on me, my protector for the journey ahead.
I clicked off the lights, grabbed a book, and opened my door to the tundra.
Feet tragically pumping through virgin snow, which polka-dotted the evening sky above.
Blood pressure sounding in my ears as I approached the bench where I would wait.... more »
I climbed the narrow stairway to my room
Sat on my bed to read baseball cards
I could hear the sharp yells responding to each other, pitching at each other like a pendulum
Dirty laundry frosted the room... more »
Death Of A Young Man
A gray haired man in his 70s; hiding the spring in his step
A thriving man in his 20s; except he is dead
And as I sat in the crowded room... more »
We give ourselves a place to hide
With simple words that do abide
Words we use to shut the door
To knowing us forever more... more »
On a twisting road behind me
Full of stones and pits
I spot a lonesome hobo
Who looks pensive as he sits... more »
I Dropped My Cell Phone Too Many Times
I dropped my cell phone too many times and it broke
Trying too many days to function on too little sleep
Pulse racing... more »
If I had it to do all over again
To rebreath my life and rework its end
If I knew then what I know now... more »
Infinity To The Spirit Of Man
The evolving world looks at me every five or so years.
When something that is different has stopped being different.
And something that is the same is no longer there.
And the criticism cannot be it being different.... more »
I leave my city behind me
With a compass that leaks the view
Searching for salvation
A new life to come true... more »
Losing My Job (The Cube Farm)
I stopped not for gas, but a cup of coffee to go.
Coffee was my morning habit, though my stomach wouldn't have missed it this morning.
Soon I was parked on the charcoal lot between bright orange lines, passing shiny cars as I walked toward the tall glass entryway.... more »
Love And Best Friends
In the islands of tables of a dark, crowded bar,
a girlfriend and I would meet.
After a while she sat down with some truth-
and left me alone to think.... more »
Maybe Life Is Humbug
I've heard that life is humbug
I've heard that it's a breeze
I've heard what makes the world go 'round
Is nothing to make you sneeze... more »
I look at life through pinwheel eyes
wondering which way to go.
Scared yet excited, happy and sad,
A pendulum trying to flow.... more »
Purpose And A Place1
I drove grey streets to get to my customer
Passing shuttered buildings, crawling buses, and concrete corners.
I parked along the curb, eyed by two men sitting on steps and drinking from paper bags.
Tragically reflecting no doubt on their lot, asking me for change.... more »
Purpose And A Place2
I climbed long escalators through the mall-like structure.
Striding people, tragically together, hectically alone.
Marching through a silent early morning.... more »
Realization At A Bar
I parked my old car next to a dumpster.
The music was escaping into the sultry night air, drawing me to enter through a thick wooden door.... more »
Do we put it in a smaller frame
As life carries on?
Or hide it in a closet
Like our old high school song?... more »
Song Of Hope
A lonesome seed lie cocooned in dirt;
dormant in moistened ground.
He lies and waits in a darkened grave,
for the day he will be found.... more »
I sit sometimes and write some thoughts
and let my insides out
The hope that while I write
I unlock what life's about... more »
This Person We Knew
We gathered together; the oldest of friends
And told all we'd found and where we had been
We laughed and we smiled, it had been so long
Since we all were together in the place we belonged... more »
Those Who Aren't Indicted
Democrats whine as Republicans jeer;
those who aren't indicted
TV explores how nude it can go;
the First Amendment be righted... more »
To Our Servicemen
They humbly stand before us
like people that I know
But our glory is from the heart
of these people called to go... more »
Which Way To Love?
As I wander through what ifs and thoughts unproductive,
I am lost.
Living in yesterday instead of tomorrow.
For giving up isn't moving forward,... more »