Friday, September 30, 2022


The closer you get to the end
The nearer to learning the trick
Whatever love you extend
Makes your life worth every tick.

Thursday, September 29, 2022


It leaned to the right
To avoid the plight
Of being overshadowed by our flight

Its arc of light
So clear and bright
Is vivid in the endless night.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022


From the bramble to the birch
To the son compelled to search
Curiosity guaranteed
When spawned from vagrant seed
The deeper tendrils go
The faster one will grow
To propagate the tree
With more stability.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022


It sure does make me jolly
Laughing at my own folly
For no one gets the punchline more than me
And I refuse to bicker
When it’s much more fun to snicker
What a wondrous joy it is to be.

Monday, September 26, 2022


So many things to do
So little follow through
Of all the dreams he knew
None were coming true

It takes a lot of drive
To keep your hope alive
But doubt allowed to thrive
Can cause a drastic dive

In reasons to renew
Compulsions to pursue
So many things to do
So little follow through.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Falling Out

Every hue in one tiny leaf
The portrait of a life so brief
With urgency in every vein
Once shedding from the maple's mane
But I won’t give our mother grief
Her sun grown distant once again.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Eye in the Sky

Starlink, it just sounds so cool
And really futuristic
But is it something meant to fool
Those less realistic?

Anything encircling earth
Just seems so voyeuristic
And everything we do from birth
A sterilized statistic.

Friday, September 23, 2022


They keep saying ‘God wins’
Which I truly believe
But His adversary spins
Endless lies to deceive—
With this in mind, are you really sure
Those itching to lead are pure?

Thursday, September 22, 2022


It takes more strength to hold back
Than it does to attack
Just ask He who felt every smack

As the spikes were making a mess
Of His flesh so He could bless
The throng that couldn’t care less.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


When you dream of life outside your cage
And meet someone who’s free you wage
A war within yourself to see
If you should plan a break and flee

But if you must maintain the front
Remember not to be too blunt
You’ll never find the peace you seek
Unless you turn the other cheek

So choose your battles well and let
Those compelled to dodge the net
Explore indulgent whims as you
Have your routine to motion through.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022


In lieu of different schemes
I funnel inky streams
Into simple forms
Or so it seems

I try my best to make
Structures that will shake
Accepted norms—
Well, that’s my take.

Monday, September 19, 2022


Once a queen is gone
The king becomes a pawn
Until the tarnished crown
Will, at last, fall down
With one conclusion drawn:
Death denies renown.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

From C to Shining C

How can one transform contempt
To adoration that’s exempt
From paltry spurts of petty spite
Ignoring childish goads to fight?

Allow your heart to always be
As open as the sky and see
The metamorphosis occur
As new compassion starts to stir.

Saturday, September 17, 2022


Every now and then
I think I’m smarter than all
Until I do something stupid again
And reality humbles my gall.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Carry On

The noble path is fraught
With snags where you’ll get caught
But don’t let that deter you if your heart
Compels your feet to tread
Where honor calls, instead
Of dreams, when there’s hope you can impart.

Thursday, September 15, 2022


A house in the burbs with a dusty floor
Is that all we’re here for?
A perfectly manicured lawn
Or crystals of dew gleaming at dawn
Unwieldy and intrusive trees
Or stately harbingers of the breeze
A programmed life, morose and pale
Or a bold, adventurous, epic tale?

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


Enjoying the finale
Of summer in the valley
I boisterously clap
Trying to delay the snap
With maybe an encore or two
Before the show is through.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022


The second I can tell
My presence is your bane
I’m gone and just as well
Pretending is a pain.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Such is Life

“Such is life.” He quietly said
Reliving failures in his head
Resigned to watching dreams that fled
Performing duties in their stead
“Such is life.” He quietly said
Until the day they found him dead.

Sunday, September 11, 2022


I watched the sun receding from my view
And thought of things I never chanced to do
Or didn’t have the stones to follow through

The crimson clouds were like a healing wound
A perfect dewy rose just freshly pruned
Too pure and free to ever be impuned.

Existence seems to be an endless Why
A long travail, in the blinking of an eye
As unknown as the enigmatic sky

I watch the sun receding from my view
Aware that precious moments are too few
And wish that I was sharing it with you.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Move Over Marley

I have worn chains
Forged by many hands
The heaviest?
Fashioned by my own

All for the sake of gains
That like the finite sands
Will never last
Unlike these hefty links *groan*.

Friday, September 09, 2022

Tongue Tied

Solomon was solemn
It seems he had a problem
He lost all eloquence when girls were near

He'd stutter and he’d stammer
Like a broken jackhammer
Unable to make even one thought very clear

Upset at being single
His sad attempts to mingle
Involved him simply smiling ear to ear.

Thursday, September 08, 2022


All things must end
Whether good or bad
That’s just the way it goes
So make sure to spend
Whatever time you have
On joy not woes.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022


The thought of you clung
Like your sensuous scent
Which lurked in my lung
With its latent lament

For something so sweet
Isn’t mine to admire
A seeker of heat
Far removed from the fire.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Plastic flowers in a cardboard box
That’s labeled Real Living
As funny as one with a heart full of rocks
That says, “ Be more forgiving.”

Monday, September 05, 2022


I hate to sound pretentious
When simple words can frame
Elusive truths we seldom want to claim
For they can be contentious

What’s your interpretation?
That’s how the fight begins
But life is not about who wins
It’s a constant education

And pride is so deceptive
Don’t listen when it whispers spurn
Imagine what you just might learn
By being more receptive.

Sunday, September 04, 2022


Beside the bright sunflower
Where things are known to bloom
You face a daunting power
When lust begins to loom

Despite incessant gloom
A smile supplants your glower
Where things are known to bloom
Beside the bright sunflower.

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Getting Off

Denying temptation
Requires conviction
And total cessation
Of every depiction
Your sick little mind conceives—
Don't forget, a liar always grieves
But what if this change of direction
Is a once-in-a-lifetime connection?

Friday, September 02, 2022


Birds like bread or bugs
I’m not too sure about slugs
Though some pursue them fiercely
Like a junkie drools for drugs.

Rebellion in your head?
Just gulp what you are fed
That is how complacency
Is ultimately bred.

Thursday, September 01, 2022


Morning dew adorns the leaves
And dancing silk the spider weaves
Knowing much more can’t be spun
Before The Fall is finally done.

Creatures forage lustily
A zephyr whistles gustily
As fronds enjoy their final fun
Before The Fall at last, is done.

Faith was shed so long ago
And younger ones? They never know
The love or mercy of the Son
As painfully, The Fall is done.