Friday, May 24, 2024

Pessimistic PAD 18-3


Denial is not a River in Africa


With frequent depression, I concluded,

If dwelling on the negative makes me fall.

It’s better not to think at all.

Sometimes you can make denial work for you.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Pessimistic PAD 18-2


A  novelist

Must be a bit of a pessimist

Able to see problems

To write Main Characters

In and out of them.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Pessimistic PAD 18-1



P ersistently seeing the downside 

E xpecting bad things to happen

S ymptom of hopelessness

S ymptom of lack of faith                                        

I magining evil outweighs the good

M editating on catastrophes

I nsisting problems are unsolvable

S tranger to true joy and confidence

T urning people off with the negatives

I gnoring the possibilities

C onstantly whining and complaining         

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Not Blank PAD 17-3

 Not Bad


Ten children watched as we built a fire,

Tinder, a match, kindling and firewood.

They talked and laughed as the flames went higher,

But they did keep their distance as they should.

They hoped that we’d cook something very good.

Of the Oregon Trail, they’ve come to learn.

We taught fire safety as logs did burn.   

We brought out the big cast-iron pot we had.

Of cornmeal and water, each took a turn.  

Hey, hasty pudding with honey—not bad!

Monday, May 20, 2024

Not Blank 17-2

 Not a Cloud in the Sky


Not a cloud in the sky

The sun is shining

The sky is bright blue,

So I’ll stop my whining.


Family’s on their way

Across the mountain pass.

I’m relieved that spring

Is finally here at last.


Colorado mountains

Covered with snow

Can be dangerous.

Lord, protect them as they go.


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Not Blank PAD 17-1

 Not my will, but Yours

I try to echo His plea

Lord, change my “wanter”

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Form PAD 16-3

 A Shadorma  3/5/3/3/7/5


Poeming and Nature Discovery


Three minutes

To write a poem

Work today

Forest time

With ten rambunctious children

And one teacher short