Category Archives: Poetry

I Have Forgotten

 

I think I have forgotten

Some memories from my past

So many decades have gone by

I knew they wouldn’t last

 

I’m standing in the kitchen

There’s something I must do

I know that I would do it

If I only knew

 

I hope the ones not kept

Are the ones I’d like to lose

There’s the time I let it out

That is one I’d choose!

 

I think I’ll keep that time

That kinda made me laugh

Oh, then there is the meeting

I had with that giraffe!

 

Maybe I’ll remember

The fun times I have had

So many things that I have done

Things that made me glad

 

I’m standing in the bedroom

And I don’t remember why

Silly little memories

Seem to have gone bye

 

The reason I’m forgetting

May be me getting old

All the years behind me

And my future’s going gold

 

Every day’s a new day

When I’ve forgotten all the rest

Every day is wonderful

And still I think I’m blessed!

Flotsam and Jetsam

 

Flotsam and Jetsam

Adrift on the sea

Some is deliberate

Others carefree.

 

Riding the currents

No motor or sail

Hoping for fair winds

And that peace will prevail.

 

We ride the waves

The seas are our world

For we are the Jetsam

And Flotsam unfurled.

 

Peace is the goal

As each wave hits its peak

Wonders appear

It is of this that we speak.

 

Together we soar

Or together we drown

Each brother and sister

Will never back down.

 

The future is bright

If we make a pact

Here in this moment

We just have to act!

 

 

She said! It said.

 

I had a thought to write it down

But dictation is my way

I know this sounds so silly but

I want to have my say!

 

The trough is tight and round

But the horse is in the way

It’s just a personal silly gut

And that’s the way we play.

 

I know that I speak properly

I’ve studied don’t you know

But something is peculiar

I never mentioned snow!

 

We got the tickets dropping

He tried we think you know

But things are so particular

For playing in the snow.

 

I think it’s a conspiracy

My computer’s taken charge

It isn’t typing what I say

The problem here is large!

 

We know there is collusion

People should discharge

And then the silly little chips

In computers will recharge.

 

I fear I’m losing my home ground

I cannot fight this war

Please remember that I tried

As I walk out the door!

 

We have done it, chips arise

The mistress we abhor

Has gone and left us free

She walked right out the door!

A New Year

 

A brand New Year has come

And I don’t know what to think

Global warming, hate and fear

This world appears to stink!

 

But hope is here and faithfulness

A kindness in our soul

All together we are one

And that will make us whole!

 

There is time to make it right

A wondrous world to be

Change must now begin today

Let’s start with you and me!

This Christmas Morning

 

 

Christmas morning is here,

And with it the holiday cheer.

With a glass of eggnog,

It’ll clear up the fog,

Then magic will surely appear!

Santa has been in the night,

And he makes everything right.

From on top of a sleigh

He guides the new day

And suddenly everything’s bright!

Now this morn I wish to impart,

Words that are said from the heart.

With love and compassion

It is the new fashion

Perhaps we’ll get a new start!

This year has come to an end,

To all that I now count as friend,

The world is so big

But I don’t give a fig

Blessing to you all I do send!

                                                                                   

This Christmas Morning

 

 

Christmas morning is here

And with it the holiday cheer

With a glass of eggnog

It’ll clear up the fog

Then magic will surely appear!

Santa has been in the night

And he makes everything right

From on top of a sleigh

He guides the new day

And suddenly everything’s bright!

Now this morn I wish to impart

Words that are said from the heart

With love and compassion

It is the new fashion

Perhaps we’ll get a new start!

This year has come to an end

To all that I now count as friend

The world is so big

But I don’t give a fig

Blessing to you all I do send!

 

Another Little Ditty

 

Another little ditty

I’m told it should be true

To stop would be a pity

The thoughts they must be new

 

I’ll need a little time

To find the words to fit

First of course there is the rhyme

And next a little wit

 

But more I think is needed here

Then just a phrase or two

A little fun, a little cheer

Today that’s all too few

 

So that’s the way I’ll write this one

I’ll do the best i can

When all is said and all is done

That always is the plan

 

Well then, I gave it my best shot

You cannot say I lied

Even though I never fought

At least they’ll say I tried.

Witty Ditty

 

 

This ditty writing really

Is just to pass the time

I know it is quite silly

That everything must rhyme

 

That’s the way I am I guess

I’ve heard it said of me

I have my quirks I must confess

But they’re what make me, me

 

I’ve been told that I am driven

I hope it isn’t so

I’m just a person, that’s a given

Who knows it’s time to go.

Death of a Flake

 

 

He swirls into the room

Unmindful of the stares

People stepping back

He goes where he would

Oblivious to all

But his own desires.

But then,

Something ahead

He turns

Perhaps in fear

And falters

Slowly he succumbs

Down he drops

Darting left

Twisting right

Is there no escape?

Will no one help?

Alone he falls,

Alone he dies.

A single flake of snow

Fireside.

His House

 

When I was a child

I dutifully prayed,

And went to church

Every week.

I learned about God

His son and the Ghost

And the way I needed

To live.

In time I learned more

And questioned the past.

My relationship grew

With God.

Wherever we are

There is never just one

We are His Church

I have learned.

We all stand together,

One voice raised to the sky

Whether inside or out

He is there.

In my heart He resides

And teaches me still.

His community of love

Will live on.