Saturday, October 3, 2015

current situation

Lap robe
A cup of tea
Hoping I’ll be well enough
for my trip. 

10 2 15

I push her wheelchair
My friend
I don’t want to be her caregiver
But a friend does
what a friend’s got to do.


We drive a long
Oohing and aahing
Golden leaves light up in the sun
which sparkles in the lake
like a thousand diamonds
while stern mountains look on.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Poetic Asides forget...

Get Real

Forget those things that bother you.
Those things you do
Make you feel dumb
And turn you glum.

No one is perfect. All are flawed
Except Lord God.
Just learn to laugh
At all your gaffes.

If in the wrong, apologize
And you’ll be wise.
Then they will feel
That you are real.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Minute poem


My songs are wings of praise to You
My cares are few
Thanksgiving flows
My weak faith grows

Though it’s not always joy and cheer
I know You’re here
You quench my fears
And wipe my tears

      So whether life is good or bad
      I will be glad
      Someday by grace
      I’ll see Your face

Monday, September 28, 2015

minute poem


You dance at times but mostly not
Until you’re caught
You stop and stare
And find a chair

You sing out loud on better days
Then catch his gaze
You bite your tongue
A song unsung

You smile until the world seems bright
In dead of night
And no one knows
The hidden rose

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Phoenix Rising Poetry Guild tag lines

Lighten Up

Mind over matter: If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. (Salada tea tag line)

What’s offensive to one
is funny to another.
A chip on the shoulder
makes enemies of brothers.

Most people mean well
when they have something to say.
Let lighten up
be your motto today.

So let the comments of those
without any tact,
roll like water
off a duck’s back.