Sunday, December 31, 2023


Days are short
Time is too
Of great import?
To start anew

For every dawn
Is such a gift
Before we’re drawn
Across the rift.

Saturday, December 30, 2023


Is global warming such a bad thing;
To go outside and not feel the sting
Of air that takes your breath away?
Well I, for one, hope it’s here to stay
And no new tax will ever bring
Relief, so knock it off, today!

Friday, December 29, 2023


I’ve stuttered the insane
And muttered the profane
And uttered words without a clue
That caused another pain

I’ve sputtered in the mire
And shuttered up desire
And buttered bread for people who
Would rather I retire

I've cluttered my own mind
And fluttered for a dime
And puttered (quite distracted) through
My time in search of rhyme.

Thursday, December 28, 2023


Those who contribute the least
Get the most
Those who worship the beast
Curse the ghost
Those who coddle the weak
Are replaced
Those who manage the meek
Lie straight faced
We who relish the facts
Must reject
The vile and traitorous acts
Of the elect.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Cut Down to Size

I sliced my knuckle
Trimming some pork
And had to chuckle
I’m such a dork

And I won’t grumble
If I do it once more
But humbly mumble
That’s what glasses are for.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023


Once you try spice
You may understand
A mild life is nice
But ultimately bland—

Proceed to drink wine
Till it runs down your chin
You start feeling fine
With the excess of sin—

Begin to inhale
Black smoke from the fire
That torches the frail
You just might expire.

Monday, December 25, 2023


The Spirit makes us whole
But still we repudiate
The essence of our soul
In order to invalidate
What we see as control
Not a Father’s love so great
He’s focused on one goal:
Children who proliferate.

Merry Christmas to all who observe, and to those who don’t, may peace be with you ❤️.

Sunday, December 24, 2023


Yelling into an empty room?
Stop with all the gloom and doom
And soon you’ll smell the sweet perfume
Of hope as it begins to bloom

On stalks the sun will help to grow
That push their way up through the snow
And soon (perhaps) some ears will show
It all depends on what you sow.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Poet Enough


Prospecting? Don’t forget your pick:

You chose to look for treasure in your life,

Focusing on dreariness will only make you sick

Always seek the priceless midst the strife,

And once bedazzled by that gleam

Things are seldom as bad as they seem.


Friday, December 22, 2023

Silent Nights

The shrew has hushed its shameful shriek
Once the axe refused to ring
In the forest there is peace for the meek
As long as they don’t ever sing.

Thursday, December 21, 2023


Dress the halls
And deck the bird
Wait a minute
That’s absurd
But so is
Every other rite
Like silent bells
And jingle night.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Look Up

May ALL who read this reach some type of peace
And may whatever pain you’re feeling cease,
Regardless what you practice or believe
I hope success becomes what you achieve.
In this uncertain world it’s nice to know
Not everyone is heartless to your woe
And while there’s not a lot that I can do
Please realize at least this much is true:
My greatest wish is that we somehow find
A way to coexist without the need
To always keep defenses well maintained;
If only we could elevate our kind
Above those who prey versus those who bleed
Imagine what new heights could be attained.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023


The non-productive
Become politicians
The non-dramatic
Perhaps morticians
The non-specific
Fill various positions
And then there are poets—
The word magicians.

Monday, December 18, 2023


Rivers get high
Though Mercury’s low
The buzz is about why
When it should be snow

Is it the earth
Or merely a trend
Or maybe the birth
Of a new way my friend?

Sunday, December 17, 2023


I threw some crusts upon the grass
A cardinal and blue jay broke their fast
Unconcerned who was blue or red
They simply shared, and both were fed.

Saturday, December 16, 2023


Your cue careens, then it drops
Into the pocket, your heart stops,
Another blank that you can’t take,
Your itch has turned into an ache
But long ago you lost your chops
How long before you finally break?

Friday, December 15, 2023


Our memories used to be tangible
With albums of photos and such
And now everything is digital
Deleted with one careless touch,
Is anything we see or feel
Even virtually real
Or simply space they will reclaim
For the mighty mainframe?

Thursday, December 14, 2023


We can’t be cohesive
Without the adhesive
Called love to strengthen the bond

But prideful resentment
Prevents true attachment
A mess that we must move beyond.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023


When cooking up lies
You have to stay cool
Or tuna surprise
YOU get served fool!

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Swing State

Some of these nuts, if they worked for me
Would not be employed very long
But we just allow them to spout each decree
As they steadily stifle the throng,
The severance for traitors? A tall sturdy tree
And a rope that is equally strong.

Monday, December 11, 2023



Work against the weight of woe

Your heart is bound to grow,

Lift yourself beyond lament

Out-muscle the malevolent—

Whatever burdens bend you low

The One who spots you loves you so

And His strength will not relent.

Sunday, December 10, 2023


I never wanted to be the one
The boss calls Old Reliable
And though I’d rather be having fun
It seems I’m much too pliable.

Saturday, December 09, 2023


How do you learn
To truly care
For those who wronged you so?

Your innards churn
With every stare
Of arrogance they show

But can you spurn
The urge to flare?
I guess I’ll let you know.

Friday, December 08, 2023


The key is light
When shades of night
Are overshadowing love
Dispel the fright
By shining bright
Just like The Son above.

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Good Spirits

Can you get your fill of good will?
Not if your heart is beating still
For unconditional love is like
Sweet wine you gladly swill
But as with most things for which we wait
It flows the more we reciprocate.

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Shades of Night

The tired sun falls behind
In its race across the sky
Subtle reds and somber purples
Dance before your eyes

Soon an orb of silvery white
Is borne unto the heavens
Darkness swallows its liquid glow
Nighttime has descended

Nocturnal vision glowing amber
A hunter seeking prey
The flap of wings guiding death
Shows nature’s violent way

Blackness blankets everything
The soul of Man included
One day, night may never leave
The light of hope extinguished.

Tuesday, December 05, 2023


are those
who feed on woes,
that charge for heat
and pray it snows,
that strip the meek
then sell the bones
and snidely tell us,
So it goes.

are they
on whom THEY prey
that hope for grace
when we can’t pay,
that watch our dreams
get worn away,
it’s time to say
WE won’t obey!

Monday, December 04, 2023


The perfect crime will never be
For everywhere are eyes that see
And cells employed will make the guilty
A victim of their own device

So if you feel an evil itch
Remember to depress the switch
For in your pocket there’s a snitch
Forget and you will pay the price.

Sunday, December 03, 2023


Well I’ve been so naughty
I’ll have to work twice
As hard to show you baby
I can also be nice.

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Heavy Hitters

A punch to the liver
Deftly delivered
Can bring one down to their knees

But only the vicious
Could be so malicious
Like those who say, “Vote for me please!”

Friday, December 01, 2023


He never went out of his way
To try and acquire new friends
Just stagnated more every day
Can you guess how this tale ends?