Sunday, May 9, 2021

Jurisprudence (May 6, 2021)

Something quick because I felt like I should.


Justice for the poor is
Justice for us all but
Just as we stand still and
Just as we can fall so
Judging those we fear and
Judging those who crawl to
Jail every needy soul

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Nonesuch 2018 (Aug 28, 2018)

I've written several of these in my life and it's always fun to see what pops out. There's a few interesting references in here if you can find them. Enjoy.

Nonesuch 2018

To the tune of
"Diving Into The Wind"
By Journalism Ethics
There is a curious mantra
That's tough to understand
For withal there is much
That begs to differ
If I stand upon the shoulders of giants
Will I be able to sea the shore
Upon which my sister Sally
Sells pickled peppers
Or will there always be a way
Forward for the breeze to follow
Follow, Follow
It is 2018
Before a land fall
An average year
To fell a dove

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Living (Jun 19, 2018)

I tried to write this as a villanelle and then as a pantoum but this pleiades kept forcing its way out.


Life is ephemeral:
Lurking at every turn,
Leaking from every pore,
Longing to reach a home;
Liberating itself,
Lifting the spirit up,
Lasting beyond all hope.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Grieving (Dec 21, 2017)

One thing I like so much about this form is that when you think it would be limiting because the rules are so strict and the poems short, there are so many interesting things that can happen.


Good memories will for
get when the heart won't for
give and the soul won't for
go. When the world has for
gotten and none have for
given then all is for
gone. We all must let go.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Feeling (Dec 12, 2017)

I've decided to buckle down and finish the Pleides series. So here is the entry for "F"


Feasting on the tallest
Fasting grass; wingless birds
Flying high above the
Falling sun; unmanned boats
Flowing alone on the
Freezing water; we are
Forced to live once more with

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sorry (Feb 2015)

Just a ditty to pass the time. Been trying to get back into the creative swing,


Sorry I’m so difficult
Sorry I’m so weird
I really do love you though
And will never grow a beard

I know I can be difficult
I know life can be hard
But you’ve helped me through so much of it
And I think I like Swiss chard

I promise to keep trying
I promise to never quit
And I will always be there
Even when you read French Lit

So when you feel like crying
So when you’re down and blue
My shoulder will be ready
And my ears will be ready too.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thought (16-June-2014)

I've decided to try and get back in the swing of things by continuing my variation on Movement. This time I went with the Haiku form.


Stranded mirror lake
Meadow fawn on empty path
Laughing antique bear