Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Moves Quick

First month

Last Day

Sky's blue

Not gray

Long month

Short trip

New Year

Moves Quick

Time Flies

So Fast

Build Dreams

That last

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Creative Side

Embracing my creative side
Suddenly I'm more alive.

The passion for the finer arts
has taken up space in my heart.
A new adventure is my goal.
A grand experience for my soul.

Embracing my creative side
Suddenly I'm more alive.

Brand new people, places things
In my head new ideas ring.
Revitalizing in every way
My Magnificent Muse has come to stay.

Embracing my creative side
Suddenly I'm more alive.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Can't Sleep

Can't sleep, was it something I ate?
Can't sleep, could it be all the tea?
Can't sleep, or the carbs on my plate.
Can't sleep, what's happening to me?

Can't sleep,but I'm so very tired.
Can't sleep, but I went to bed on time.
Can't sleep, but it's my greatest desire.
Can't sleep, It's a crime.

Can't sleep, my brain's still working.
Can't sleep, too many thoughts.
Can't sleep, my mind's surfing.
Can't sleep, all hope is lost.

Can't sleep, I'll be tired tomorrow.
Can't sleep, even though I try.
Can't sleep, wish my memories would burrow.
Can't sleep, I wonder why.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Winter Weather

Mother Nature's playing games.
Our winter weather's gone a bit insane
First it's cold and then there's rain
Cold winds blow again and again 
Skies grow dark and then Clear blue
What's a weatherman to do?
And suddenly now I'm in the Sahara
This winter weather's been a terror.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Tired in a way I never expected
Facing everyday even though it's quite hectic
Pushing away thoughts that had me dejected

An odyssey, An experience my own special journey
Experiencing life in my own special way
Remember today's not just another day

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Too Many Teapots

You can never have too many teapots
I'd rather have more than have not.

Sometimes I'm feeling Traditional;
So nothing but fine china will do.
Cream tea?
Yes, please!
Oh do pardon me
But could you pass
the Devonshire Cream?
Raspberry Jam  for
Crumpets and Scones.
Tomato and ham
won't be left on it's own.
Please pass the Fern Cake too!

You can never have too many teapots
I'd rather have more than have not.

Sometimes I'm feeling  Ceremonial;
An ancient ritual puts me at my best.
Youngest serves eldest
The tradition is sound.
Delicately placed on a Lazy Susan
the teapot spins 'round.
Healthy Green Elixir of
Sweet Jasmine Pearl
The tea of Old China Town
give it a whirl.

You can never have too many teapots
I'd rather have more than have not.

Sometimes I'm feeling Exotic;
Not cups but hand painted glasses for me.
Add a sugar cube or two
to an intoxicating brew
of Assam, Bohea or Moroccan Mint.
Poured from Brass Kettles
with unusual accents.

You can never have too many teapots
I'd rather have more than have not

Whatever my mood
or the tea that is brewed
you Must have the Proper Pot!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Year of the Dragon

Don't fear the Dragon
It's year has come
Dragon of Warmth 
Dragon of Light
Time for your year to take flight.

Intelligent, tenacious
Larger than life
This is the year to live without strife

Dragon brings
Luck, Good Fortune and Love
Success for the future
parts clouds from above.

Dragon's quest for perfection
leads us on our path
but don't forget
that lurking within
dragon skin
is compassion
We need it to temper 
the flames of desire.
We don't want to set
our future on fire.

Dragon's flexibility takes flight
Dragon's tolerance delights
Appearing menacing
Dragon don't forget the little things.

 Larger than Life
Powerful dragon appears
Larger than life.
Dragon this is Your year.

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's the Last Work Day of the Week

The alarm sounds
My eyes look around
darkness surrounds
I reach out and hit the button
silence abounds

Eyes closed
not quite asleep
hope holds
but then the beep
I open my eyes
and realize
the day beckons

Yawn, Stretch
stick out a toe
groan, moan
I don't want to go
Whining and complaining
won't make it so
Get up, Get going you wretch

Shower, dress, eat
Now you're on your feet
Horn honks, cars creep
mentally murder
other drivers on the street
slow drive
but you arrive
It's the last work day of the week
You will survive.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


The Best laid plans of mice and men
an expression heard
time and time again.
The truth conveyed
is often missed;
Add me to that missed out list.

The Best laid plans of mice and men
I must admit I did it again.
Plotted a path
But with violent force
was drastically pushed
way off course.

The Best laid plans of mice and men
My plans have changed,
I'm at a loss.
Through this idea
I draw a cross.
In this world
Who is the boss?

The Best laid plans of mice and men
I'm venturing out much to my chagrin.
Will I alight on the other side?
I won't know for certain 
until I arrive.
But this will indeed be quite the ride.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And You Are

Tired of being
taken for granted

Your head's filled 
with common sense
but in your heart's a romantic

You look in the mirror
But never realize 
your beauty and reality.

You cannot explain
what it is to be you.
But To thine own self
you must be true.

And you are 
more than the sum 
of the parts
 that you see

And you are
A belief
A celebration
An experience

And you are
A dream 
A hope
An idea

And you are
A fire
A passion
An adventure

And you are
A want
A need
An addiction

And you are
A wish
A style
An artist

And you are
A friend
A personality
An altruist

And you are
than you will begin to know

And you are 
than your heart could ever show

And you are 
more than the sum 
of the parts
 that you see.

And you are 
destined for greatness
 take it from me.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


What would I do without KXLU?
Tuesdays are special because of you.

The music
uncommon and cool.

The people
the listeners
the artists
the crew.

What would I do without KXLU
Tuesdays are special because of you.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King


A man of honor
A man of peace

He inspired those who heard him
to be proud of who they were.


A man with a purpose.
A man with hope.

He inspired those who heard him
to make a change for the better.


A man with a vision.
A man with a dream

He inspired those who heard him
to unite for the common good.

Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, January 13, 2012


Melancholy me
needs a rediscovery
of her happiness.

Time for artistic
enjoyments and endeavors.
Inner self  rejoice.

Being who you are
A beautiful shining star
Artisan at large.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Think Thin not fat
Think this think that
Think for your self
but follow the pack.

Conflicting views
tend to confuse
Imagine that.

Express, Explore 
Discuss, Dissect

Turn off the news
Open your views

Think this or that
or the other
your thoughts
and not others

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Melancholy Me

Melancholy me
I wonder when I'll be
back to myself again.

Time on my hands,
Nothing is planned.
Thoughts turn gloomy.
When will I see me
back as myself again?

Despondent, Dejected,
Gloomy and Glum;
Partially cheered up
by a good chum.
Tired of this feeling,
Emotions constantly reeling.
I wonder when I'll be
back to myself again.

Blue's not my color
Mind's in a stupor.
Sleep deprived is
nobody's friend.
When will I be myself again?

This Melancholy Me
I no longer wish to be.
Time heals all wounds.
Make it happen soon.
It's time for me 
to be myself

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Moment

Live for the moment but remember,
The moment is over in the blink of an eye.
Eternity beckons
What do you spy?
A lifetime of moments
so many lies
to others,
to yourself,
to all that count.

Temptation comes in many forms
to fight, to yield both are the norms.
You know what's right.
You know what's wrong.
To give in to impulses is quite strong.

Giving up what you want on behalf of another
a selfless act towards human sisters and brothers.
Life will continue
Your spirit will renew
the energy it needs to survive.
Temptation strikes
but you're still alive.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Begins Again

Holidays are over,
Vacation's at an end.
Morning light approaches,
It all begins again.

Alarm clocks are set.
Duty calls.
Open your eyes,
Stare at the walls.

Regular life has started
Ready or not;
Welcome new year
I'll show you what I've got.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Crossing the globe
on a journey far
A quest to reach a shining star

The road is rough
is long, is tough

You think of turning back
Seek the courage you lack
Go forward on your path

At trials and tribulations
doubts and insecurities
 simply laugh

The road is rough
is long, is tough

You must travel far
It's worth the trip

"I'm giving up"
Should never 
enter your thoughts 
or cross your lips

The road is rough
is long, is tough

As if by magic
the star appears

An Epiphany
The Epiphany
Your Epiphany
is here.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year's Haiku II

Time for reflection.
Life takes on new direction.
Welcome the new year.

Take a step forward.
Be blind to happenings past.
Make changes that last.

Hope springs eternal
New Year allows for changes.
Open up your heart.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year's Haiku I

The New Year Begins
Time to evaluate friends
Lovers, hopes and dreams.

Janus looks both ways.
Time to reflect on the past
Embrace the future.

Baby New Year's here.
Step forward to brighter days.
Embrace better ways.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Step Forward

Step Forward
There's no turning back
leave the past behind.

Step Forward
There's no turning back
push the doubts out of your mind.

Step Forward
There's no turning back
to yesterday be blind.

Step Forward
There's no turning back
your soul seeks it's own kind.

Your journey starts with just one step.

Which direction's up to you.
Moving forward is the goal.
To your heart stay true.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Reflection and Redirection

Reflection and Redirection
It's time to begin again
Start off on the right foot
Try to do it well

Reflection and Redirection
Focus and don't stray
Try your best and the rest will follow
Only time will tell.

Reflection and Redirection
leave the past behind
The power's in your mind
On the old you must not dwell.

Reflection and Redirection
The new year is here
Greet it with hope and good cheer
All adversity you will quell.