Thursday, June 08, 2023

Getting Together

I really have zero to say
That anyone wants to hear
It’s just a typical day
In another stagnant year
And despite being your peer
I never did belong
Resistant to reminders dear
Of when my life went wrong

And although nothing much has changed
I’ve learned to live with being estranged.

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Have Your Cake

One and one
Is eleven son
Now go make sure
To have some fun

Today’s your day
So laugh and play
Before tomorrow
Steals away.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023

Best Friend

I think of my companions through the years
The wagging tails and furry floppy ears
A gift from someone to humanity?
Just spell DOG backwards and you’ll see.

Monday, June 05, 2023


Once, I was sturdy and agile
Now I feel awkward and fragile
Unable to make my nostrils clench
Getting queasy from the stench

Of flesh that has begun to turn
Quite anxious for a chance to earn
Redemption where I’ve been remiss
Before I brave the dark abyss.

Sunday, June 04, 2023


Endless pursuit
Of a point that’s moot
Is just like being a crusty old boot
That makes one’s face
A dancing place
So always try to lead with grace.

Saturday, June 03, 2023


It’s three thirty three
Oh woe is me
I heard bad things
Come in three
Or was it good things?
I'm not sure
If so can’t wait
For four forty four.

Friday, June 02, 2023


Look at the debris
Of this society
Everything is centered around pleasure
If we don’t agree
On a cleaner way to be
The misery will be too much to measure.

Thursday, June 01, 2023


Adjustments made
To clear the curve
Make sure the grade
Won’t cause a swerve.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023


When cruising and you find
You’re stuck behind the slower kind
Just keep this in mind:

If you gun the gas
So you can make a pass
You could wipe out on someone’s grass

And quickly end your trek
Everything a wreck
With wifey's hands around your neck.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Dug In

Instant grump
Because a stump
Said you can’t
Where I would plant
It snagged my craw
I grabbed my saw
And tried my best
To toss this guest
A futile quest
Now I rest.

Monday, May 29, 2023


We celebrate the brave
And everything they gave
Far too many paid the price
With painful sacrifice

They march by and wave,
We celebrate the brave
With little flags and a parade
While they recall the raid

That brought about the end
Of more than one friend.
We celebrate the brave
By leaving flowers at a grave

One day every year
When we thank those still here
For freedoms they helped save—
We celebrate the brave.

Sunday, May 28, 2023


For most, words don’t mean much
But you remember what you said
And now you’re overwhelmed with such
Remorse because they’re really dead.

Saturday, May 27, 2023


The church bells rang
Which sparked a pang
Of guilt for having stayed away
But then I felt
An urge and knelt
So I could humbly pray
With a likewise vibrant tone
Humility in every bone
And as the heavens glowed above
I was redeemed by God’s great love.

Friday, May 26, 2023

Fact Checked

“Should I be reviled?”
He asked me, then smiled,
“For telling folks what they must know?”
His eyes had the glint
Of deceit, and a hint
Of arrogance, which made distrust grow.

When on my TV
This guy seemed to be
Professional and somewhat sincere
But here, face to face
There wasn’t a trace
Of kindness beneath the veneer

As is my way
I bid him “Good day.”
He said, “Can’t go until we agree.”
Then continued to glare
His petulant stare
I laughed and said “That’s news to me!”

Thursday, May 25, 2023


Last night Mars stood beneath
The moon, his visage fierce
As though his sword had left the sheath
The blade poised to pierce—
Why do the otherworldly sort
Like to spar for sport?