I certainly commend readers of poetry who are persistent in attempting to get to the heart and soul of the poet; however, there are times when I need to share the talent of another… just because it has meaning to me… in 1998 johnny hart, the creator of the B.C. comic strip, had the character […]
I wrote this for one of my children… i wake up this october 3rd just like everyone else in the valley. First I check the weather channel to see if there are any surprises. then, i turn on the radio for the traffic report to see what obstacles might ruin my day. as i drink […]
June 1996 Pride has been one of the crosses I have borne throughout my life. In Parchment, Michigan, the pastor at Parchment United Methodist Church was able to help me recognize that pride prevented God from getting into my life. I was, and have always been, a goal oriented person with bulldog dedication and tenacity […]
1984 Divorce is Final NOTHING RHYMES Today I’m not feeling so bold, As I dream of a new life and cling to the old. It’s like floating down the shaft of a well, Not even knowing that I fell. Everything that I see, Seems to be looking back at me. Knowing that my heart is […]
Filed for Divorce DECEASED Their Divorce is like a death, That takes away your breath. It’s something we didn’t conceive, And simply can’t believe. We’ve known them all our lives, And they acted like most husbands and wives. The thing that haunts me, is the trouble and strife we didn’t see. We feel it could […]
IF I WERE A BIRD see that bird in the tree? poor fellow stopped too soon you see. wouldn’t be there if i were he, ’cause he’s in the city. the fumes of gas and glaring glass, stand for things that won’t last. screeching tires and honking horns pierce his ears, aging him beyond his […]
A BEAUTIFUL TOUCH like a picture the world was before me, but i had grown used to its beauty, and it bored me. as i lay in the soft sunshine and whispering breezes, a bolt of orange and black came through the trees, like a rocket on an aerial highway, so bold and brash, he […]
THE DIAMOND KNOWS WHO I AM crowds of people were passing by, when a shiny diamond caught my eye. it was lying there on the ground, with people walking all around. i just sat and stared at its beauty, and wondered why only i could see. now, this is stupid, and unreal am i the […]
1974 WHEN BREEZES PLAY have you taken the time to watch the wind, on a cool cloudy day when everyone’s in? when there’s no one to talk about our see, she dances with the trees. running through fields of grain, she combs a waving mane. then, riding through the city behind a cloud, she teases […]
SO NEAR As the plane climbed and the air cleared, i felt god was near. The golden sunlight lit the sky, as if i was looking him in the eye. And as pillows of angel hair formed a screen, so the earth couldn’t be seen. I pretended it was heaven warm and serene.
CORPORATE CLOWN I’m just a social drinker, not a thinker Havin’ another brew is the thing to do God, I hope and pray That I can think of something else to say. Oops, trying to be hip, I feel myself starting to slip What will my Boss think, If I don’t have another drink? ‘Cause […]
1974 GO AHEAD — PICK A FLOWER I’ve been sitting on this corporate train, Playing the role through tears and painListening to the sounds of success hour after hour,When outside my window I saw a lovely flower.So, I pulled the chain, and got off that train,And began my new life’s first hour.