Summers at Grandpa & Grandma’s

Can I just write a poem About something beautiful Not educational or earth shattering Just a smattering Of word paint Watercolor for the soul Like a sunset or fruit bowl The sound of nothingness While looking at the stars Or the deafening roar of a waterfall Drowning out the dark   How the soothing sound…

Laughter

Sometimes I just need to laugh I need to hear something hilarious From a crazy lyricist Need to forget the world and its weariness The same One who made tears also made laughter So when this world seems to spin faster and faster Please pour me some happy hereafter   It’s ok to be serious…

Inside Out

The outside is frayed Worn, faded Sometimes we see this As an extension of our inner being Wearing a smile to counter our appearance Of less-than Comparing ourselves to those “above” And falling short Because we look on the outside Can we turn it inside… out? Spend more time cultivating kindness Than shininess and spotlessness?…

You’re Beautiful

You’re beautiful Yes, you You who have a screw loose or two You who have a crooked nose Or got left out of the who’s who show You’re beautiful You are unique You are chosen   Why do we see ourselves as not enough As unnoticed Or unloved As though we have to reach the…

Go…Go…Go

Go…go… go… If I stop I might Find out what it means To really be alive   I might fall into the pit Of relaxation And stay forever On vacation   Better keep it up Better not slow down Better always wear a smile Instead of a frown And I’m feelin’ like a clown Busyness…

Ode to Facebook

Look at my life It’s perfect Don’t look for the dirt, it’s Under the carpet Cause dirt is ugly And my life is beautiful, meaningful, worthwhile Right? I’m fighting to be worthy Of my headlines   Inconvenient reality I sweep under the rug Unless it’s provocative, relative I’ll reap some more “likes” And feel relevant…

Love is the Glue

Love is the glue You are part of my mending Liquid love pouring from my eyes As I Realize How blessed my life is Because of your acceptance Care Still there After all these years The joys the tears You refuse To give up on me And I thank you From the bottom of my…

Be. Believe. Beloved.

  I just want to be useful Do a search and I’m one step closer to What? Knowledge? The Answer? Tired of stepping towards nothing Wheels on a rat race That’s going where? Do I dare Step off and stare At the dark starry universe out there And dream something bigger than Me He… He…