To eat or not to eat

To eat or not to eat

To eat or not to eat

 

To eat or not to eat—that is the question:
Whether ‘tis easier to indulge in temptations
And face the risk of bloatation,
Or to ignore the growls from within,
And, by avoiding, prolong them.

To not eat, to go hungry
No more—and by eating to say I face
The heartburn and the thousand moans of the john
That each morning faces—
‘Tis a situation
I do not yearn to face.

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Courage

Courage

Courage

It is in the small things we see it.
The child‘s first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey all alone.
When they called you crybaby
or poor or fatty or crazy
and made you into an alien,
you drank their acid
and concealed it.
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Our Love

Our Love Like A Diamond

Our Love

A New Day Before Us
The Old far Behind
Let us Look Forward with Newness
As we turn and Find
The hidden treasures found in True Love
Uncover, Unbury, Unwind
Discover the Mysteries of One Another
For we are each, One of a Kind!  Continue reading »

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Breaking the hush of the summer day
Chee-keeee trills the bird as it waits for prey
Catches one swallows skyward easy
Then for the next gets ready.
You love its intent solemn eyes
The brown neck and the blue shine
Its impassive posture that’s only a disguise
To pounce on the prey and merrily dine.
It perches on the lightest twig
A dreamer and a hunter in one rolled
Scanning the water for a large swig
Big enough for its beak to hold.  Continue reading »

Sweet Little Secrets

Sweet Little Secrets

Little Secrets

The Skies can’t keep their secret!
They tell it to the Hills —
The Hills just tell the Orchards —
And they — the Daffodils!

A Bird — by chance — that goes that way —
Soft overhears the whole —
If I should bribe the little Bird —
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Love is like a butterfly

Love is like a butterfly

Love is like a butterfly

Love is like a butterfly,
it goes where it pleases
and it pleases wherever it goes”. Continue reading »

As I Climb Higher

As I Climb Higher

As I Climb Higher

As I climb higher,
I spot many changes in me
Some invisible to the eye,
Others so clear that even
With no light, every eye can still see.

As I climb higher,
I find good reasons to be sad,
While I see better reasons to rejoice,
Ask my friend Harris,
And he will tell you life,
Is only meant to perish. Continue reading »

Curse of Poverty

Curse of poverty

The Curse of Poverty

 

Poverty
Poverty is a curse for human society
Poverty prevails there where the injustice is
Poverty exclaims there where the illiteracy is
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011/365: Burning Sunset

Burning Sunset

Burning Sunset

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Conjure up sweet sundown, lover

Delight me with the rosy hues of twilight

Stir mauve clouds into the golden firmament

And laud the western sky’s last piercing blaze

Before the fall of evening

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10/365: Children

Children

Children

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Come to me, O ye children!
For I hear you at your play,
And the questions that perplexed me
Have vanished quite away.

Ye open the eastern windows,
That look towards the sun,
Where thoughts are singing swallows
And the brooks of morning run.

In your hearts are the birds and the sunshine,
In your thoughts the brooklet’s flow,
But in mine is the wind of Autumn
And the first fall of the snow. Continue reading »