Thursday, March 5, 2015

PA Prompt Since...

Since I Went Back to College

Since I went back to college
it feels like my life has rebooted,
rather than just about to wind down.
I don’t have delusions of winning a grand career,
other than the one I already have.
When I get my degree, it may persuade editors
that I really do know what I’m talking about.

But in these last decades or so,
I’m not too worried about what editors think.
I’ll self publish what I’ve written over the years,
except with a few more footnotes and better grammar.
And if some day a reader, searching for answers,
or, at least, interesting questions happens upon
my writing and gets to know You better,
then it will all be worth it, even the college degree.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PG rhyme

A River

A river carries me
It’s choices that I’ve made
Oh, who is in control?
I’m helpless in its flow

At times I feel betrayed
And set adrift at sea
Adrift, lost and alone
And then the cold winds blow

Oh, where is my reprieve?
Am I a hopeless case?
In this, I am set free
In Him I’ll be made whole

A river carries me.
Oh, He is in control!

PG rhyme

Poeming on the Go

Just a quick rhyme
When I don’t have the time
With the duo in the morning
And the new day adorning
In sunshine and snow
We’ll soon be on the go
Time to get some tea
And breakfast for them and me.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Poetic Asides Careless

Lackadaisical Day

O, give me a lackadaisical day
One to while my time away
One when nothing gets done
Just a little rest and fun

Let the dishes pile up high
All those toys, let them lie
May the computer and the phone
Know what it’s like to be left alone

The paperwork can gather dust
It doesn’t matter about the must
For I’ll be out in the fresh air
Enjoying having not a care

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Phoenix Rising anti-love poem


You  may not think
I noticed the distance between us
when we’re standing side by side.
Your words are warm and friendly,
while your eyes go right past my head.
I remember when I kissed Mom in the coffin.
It’s like that.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

PA treat

Getting Things Done

I coax myself along
with little treats
like a carrot
dangling in front
of a mule’s nose.
Write a chapter,
take a walk.
Clean the bathroom,
read a novel chapter.
Do the next online task,
have a cup of tea
with cream and sugar
and a chocolate.
But sometimes,
skipping the work
and being lazy
is treat enough.

Friday, February 27, 2015

PA treat


T antalizing and enticing
R adically inviting
E xtravagance, pleasure
A nd delight.
T oday, let’s treat you right

                     -Cruise Ship