Monday, May 21, 2018

I REMEMBER RAIN/dVerse

I REMEMBER RAIN

My clouds dark
Thunder echoes across the mesa
Four drops on my window
It has been many days
Since it last rained

I wonder 
What will summer bring
Will it rain
As it has in the past
Or will summer be hot and dry

May 21, 2018




Sunday, May 20, 2018

THE GAME OF HEARTS/The Sunday Whirl -- Poets United






THE GAME OF HEARTS

A game of hearts 
Who will win
The whole family loved to play
Challenges with loud voices
Animated laughter all around
Young and old alike

I looked for the eagles yesterday
Even though I knew they were not there
They come at another time of year
It is food they seek in the canyon

When playing the game of hearts
The game can start in the bar
Two eyes meet across the room
You will not have to wait long

Did I tell you I collect hearts
Love their shape
Love what they represent
They remind me of you

When the check comes
He will pay 
You are the queen
Lady luck is with you
You will not have to cheat
When you hold the highest card
You win

May 20, 2018


Wordle #352

Bar, check, wait, loud, animated, laugh, drunk, queen, eagles, family, win, hearts

Friday, May 18, 2018

THE FIRST DAYS OF SUMMER ARE OVER/Verse Escape

THE FIRST DAYS OF SUMMER ARE OVER

If I could write something new
Something I do not know
Where to find the words 
What is to be said

So I will write of honeysuckle, too
The sweet scent that fills the night
The city lights 
The windows rolled down
There was nothing I could do
No way to stop what was

May 18, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

YOU BRING HAPPINESS/Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

Girl reading, 1893

YOU BRING HAPPINESS

Yes, happiness can be fleeting
Sometimes we don’t even recognize it
It is here
Then gone
Like the bird that comes to the feeder

Everything seems the same
As it was before
The sun shinning
A gentle breeze
The sound of the wind chimes

It is clear one has to be aware
Of each moment
A gift given
A gentle touch

You call my name
I look up from my work
You have entered the room
Share my space

Your hands empty
Yet you bring happiness
And leave it 
In your wake

May 17, 2018




WE ARE NOT THE SAME/dVerse

WE ARE NOT THE SAME

We are not the same
As we were before
All that is good
And all that is bad
Will come to you

You will find it hard to believe
You are not the same
As you were before
The deck chairs 
Have been rearranged

The attic has been cleaned out
The furniture do-si-do
The sofa in the kitchen
Bed in the living room
The dining room table out the door

On the outside
All will look the same
When asked
How are you?
The answer will be, “OK”
You begin to weave a lie
To keep the who-you-were pieces inside

May 16, 2018






Wednesday, May 16, 2018

MY HAPPINESS...MY SON/Poets United Midweek Motif/happiness

MY HAPPINESS…MY SON

What is happiness after all
New beginnings can be 
When anything is possible
A birth brand new
Children at play
Laughter in the air

A home of your own
A little piece of heaven
Gardens bloom azaleas
Morning greets spring
Honeysuckle in the air

There is seldom happiness
In saying goodbye
To the ones you love
The world seems empty
Like the game of hide and seek

Life slows down
As we near the end
The days are longer
The nights are too

The race you may not win
But stick with it
You will reach the end
No matter the place
Without reward
It is your job
Your life complete

Your friends will say
Job will done
Like the postman
Rain or snow
I will remember you always
My happiness…my son

May 16, 2018






Tuesday, May 15, 2018

My Bones/Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads

MY BONES

The structure of my being
The hardest part of me
Hold me upright
Like the horns that protrude 
From my forehead
Above my eyebrows
Act as antenna

I hold you in my hand
I listen to your song
Others might say
You are but an old bone
Lying on the desert floor
Bleached white
Sparkling in the sun
No use to anyone

Still I know you
You resonate 
With the bones
Inside of me
The sound of a bell
Clear and pure
Floats across the mesa 
You belonged to someone
Long ago
You are no use them any more
Your history is my own

May 14, 2018