First Steps

First Steps

I wrote this in May of 2014   I had been disappointed in not writing any poetry for a while.  And then one Sunday afternoon in 2014 came this unexpected surprise.  This is filled with personal imagery, so don’t worry if you don’t get it.  Be well....
GET UP!

GET UP!

When I wrote this in 2014, I had no idea how hard life was really going to get.  These last few years have been a real challenge and a struggle.  Work, family, Pat, dogs, my body, friends and on and on and on.  I know who my tormentor is.  It is no coincidence that...
God’s Not Here

God’s Not Here

Not here, said the baby boy as he first stood without a Father! I AM HERE, said the warm voice that protected his step from falter. Not here, said the little boy without a Dad his strength to impart! I AM HERE, said the protective shadow that guarded his tender heart....
As Long As You Are By My Side

As Long As You Are By My Side

This is a poem / love letter I wrote for Buffy back in 2003 for her birthday. Buffy, I don’t have the resources to do what I would want to do for you, so I needed to be a little more creative. It seemed like a long time since you received a love poem from me, so my...
The Snowflake

The Snowflake

It’s the waiting I can’t abide Anxious feelings no longer hide It chips away each day inside So pointless to resist the tide I long for a goal to achieve Days past in myself I’d believe Feelings of success I bereave As I watch my self worth unweave...
Alone, With So Many Others

Alone, With So Many Others

There I was, alone and without hope. Was this all there was and ever will be? Did life end for me and I never got the memo? Will tomorrow’s tomorrow be more of the same? Why and what now? I would say I was at the end of my rope, But I can’t even find the rope. There I...