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Final Bow

we do our best
we try to aim
to reach the skies
to play the game

to live a life
of love and stars
of peace and joy
and no more wars

but we are tied
to earth and soil
we breathe the air
of nature’s toil

it may not be
we might not reach
the dreams we dreamed
the tales we teach

our flesh weighs down
it cannot be
that we are freed
into liberty

so take a moment
and say a prayer
blow it softly
into the air

all will pass
and this we know
struggles will end –
a final bow.



Glass Bomb

I bottled inside of me

My anger and rage 

The pressure built up 

As I tightened the grip

Tighter and tighter 

I held the glass bomb

My hands were at risk 

My arms, face, my life 

I closed my eyes 

I prayed in the still 

Seconds ticked by

My heart counted time.




I looked to others 

I looked for love 

I looked to fill 

My thirsty soul

All others failed 

They loved elsewhere

I was stranded 

Without air

I stopped awhile 

I saw the world

Flowers and blossoms 

And did all I could

To cherish life

To be aware 

Of moments passing –

Windswept hair 

Here today

Gone tomorrow

The cycles continue

Joy and sorrow

Summer and winter

Night and then days

Live every moment 

Feel the sun’s rays!


something new

and so the wheel turned again

leaving one scene behind and

introducing another, the old

and the new, the past and the

present and the future, all

merging into one, evolving

and forming and changing,

never standing still, wisdom

of the ancients stand firm:

things change and things

falls apart and things come

together sometimes to 


something new



Well, this was a timely one word choice, because look what happened this very morning. I was on my way out, bright and early, and lo and behold, I was not going anywhere. Dang!

I turned to my thirteen year old. Can you change a tyre. He shrugged his shoulders, no?

Well, life lesson my boy! He can now change a tyre 😀


Under My Skin

Thrills pulsate down my spine

As you stand so close

A new flesh

A new scent

A new touch

Excitement courses through my veins

As the anticipation climbs

Will your kiss be rough?

Will it be tender

Will it be hungry

Will it devour?

You’re under my skin.



Secret Message

For one day only
I will tell you my thoughts
I will write them down for you
Tomorrow they will be erased
What I have to say will all be gone
No trace of these words will ever remain

I would like you to know how much I love you
The pain in my chest when I think of you
The longing to be close to you
The desire of my heart

But it can never be
It will never be
All that will remain
Is a blank page

With no words typed
Or written
No trace of any words
At all


My Grandfather

When I was but a child
I would sit enraptured at the knee
Listening so very earnestly
To what my grandfather would say to me

So many stories he would share
Of life – how it was when he was young
I would hear tales about macaroni shells
And how they grow outside on trees

Stories about children growing up
Silly mistakes that they would make
And I knew to never take most things he said
Very seriously, because he might just be kidding me

For a sense of humour he did have
He could make me laugh when I was feeling sad
Lighten the air with only a smile or hug
And I do so miss him now very much

Not all his words were humorous jokes
For wise thoughts he would also share
Warning me that growing old
Is not for the faint-hearted, one must be strong

People fill our hearts with stories they tell
Infuse our vision with their lives and their love
And one day we find they have been taken from us
Leaving only memories as a faded note

That they lived and we loved them
For a short while they were alive as we are now –
Our own stories will touch younger hearts
As our hearts were touched when we were young




It took three years and then some 

To pull me down 


Make me less than 



My impression is that 


It was all about him.

It took one encounter 

To lift me up 


Believe in me 

And see my smile

My truth 

My worth.

My impression is that 


It is all about us.