Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fallen

The monster moans a long metallic sigh
as mournful as a mother's last goodbye
that leaves befuddled siblings asking why

a single purple flower can't delay
November which is only days away
as I remember you and calmly pray

that all your inner demons finally cease
tormenting you which turns into release--
redemption helped you find eternal peace

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Nice Knowing You

Embarrass a man
you're witty and clever
but put down a woman
you're banished forever.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Forced

The autumn wind blows long and chill
the colored leaves are sparse
I thoroughly distrust my will
as no more than a farce

a laughable production staged
by one who knows his role
and tries to keep the world engaged
but acting takes its toll.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Run Forest!

They try to make us think our place
is far below their state of grace
these criminals in classy suits
will dangle yummy seeming fruits
that those with blind ambitions chase

as single-minded as a bee
in search of pollen rich and free
compelled to ever swoop and dive
and die in service to the hive,
remember -- just avoid that tree!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rallied

The ravenous clouds inhaled the sky
and no one seemed to care but I
quite satisfied to simply sit
upon the earth and not get bit
when suddenly the sun came out
dispersing them, oh what a rout!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Straggler

The leaves were like golden confetti
that twirled through the October air
and then someone dressed as a yeti
gave me a sizable scare

I watched all the clowns and the heroes
take part in the yearly parade
and then using singles and zeros
my favorite distraction was played

the colors are slowly receding
and limbs have begun to sag
denial is noted for breeding
a loser that's likely to lag.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Looking for a Win

If my roof didn't leak
it wouldn't rain much
turn my other cheek
and I get struck
I know it's bleak
but it's always been such
now I pray for a streak
where life won't suck.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Positioned

Everyone boasts a big title
but nobody does a damn thing
an actual effort is vital
or failure continues to sting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Staying vs Walking

My dog will perceptibly flinch
when I have a leash in my hand
but suddenly grows by an inch
and struts around so grand
once I undo the cinch

it seems in a way we're all chained
by choices we cannot undo
despite whatever might be gained
there's one thing that's constantly true:
no one likes being restrained.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Show's Over

The puppeteers believe they're kings
and sneer with every glance
for when they twang discordant strings
the whiny weaklings dance

they set the stage so every show
will profit them alone
employing props that never know
their lives are not their own

refuse to bow before these fools
release yourselves my friends
redeem your souls, you are not tools
it's time this madness ends!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Attachment

Why can't life remain like this
with no major worries at all
instead we barter off our bliss
just for a chance to fall

to plummet through the atmosphere
attracted by the mass
of objects that we get too near
and oftentimes should pass.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Standouts

Although the copse is relatively bare
there's one defiant tree with leaves to spare
that look as red as rubies to my eye
and my only explanation as to why
is some will face the end halfheartedly
while others struggle on flamboyantly.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Midlife

I'm old enough to know better
but young enough to try
a slightly reserved go-getter
an expert on how to deny

bemused by my constant estrangement
bereft of beliefs to condone
accepting the awkward arrangement
not really aloof, just alone.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Getting It?

The older I get
the stiffer I am
but don't snicker yet
the joke is a scam
it means I can't move
and therefore my thrust
is not towards the groove
it's lampooning lust.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Directional

It's a cinch to be discreet
on a one-way street
your back should be towards
anyone you may meet

but if you're on display
or start to ricochet
off Chevys and Fords
you've gone the wrong way.