Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Who will hear my voice?

Who will hear my silence?

Who will pay attention?

Who will end this adversity?

Who will see the injustice?

Who will see the parallels of the past?

Who will do something?

Who will do something?

Monday, November 24, 2014

The beauty of No

No alarm was set
I meandered out of bed
st my leisure
to enjoy
what the day would bring

No destination
just one foot
in front of
the other

No where to be
at any given time
No thing to do
and of course that
I didn't mind

No worries
No inconvenience
No expectations

I wandered through
the day
and No was all it had to say
how beautiful
this word No

Friday, November 21, 2014

My reality

Today begins the return to me
of my unique reality
Freedom in its many forms
makes a comeback as my
daily norm

My reality
My life choice
I hear it calling
in its own voice

Looking forward to its return
Taking with me what I have learned
Looking forward to start anew
Looking for ward to what I might do

Today begins the return to me
of my unique reality
Freedom in its many forms
makes a comeback as my
daily norm

Thursday, November 20, 2014

too tired

too tired to 
think properly
too tired to 
capitalize or punctuate
too tired to
do what I need to do
too tired
but somehow
I will get through

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I have a hangnail
someone call the local news
Everyone needs to know
this information
right away.

I wore a new dress
It's not a color you've seen
me in before.
I purchased it at a store
To others this might be a bore
but your tv ratings are going to soar
if you report about this and nothing more.

That person I am with
may or may not be my significant other
Is it a friendship or are we lovers
Follow me around and you might discover
juicy details to discover

I'm looking fat
I'm looking thin
I played a game
I did not win
Another day's about to begin
It's all news in Hollywood
often bad but
rarely good

Do you want to know this?
Others think you should.
That's the price they say
that  you mus  pay
To live with fortune
to live with fame.

You wanted everyone
to know your name
They say it's how to
play the game
Your world will
never be the same.

We will make you famous
when you're not
We will make you obscure
If  you don't give us
all you've got
We will hang on every
little word
We will make the meaningless
more absurd

You can't be famous without fans
even  when they complain you're too much
it's in their hands
to place you in the limelight
or simple extinguish the spotlight

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Not a Morning Person

Made it to the morning
with minimal mania
Can't wait til tonight
so I can get into the groove.
Not a morning person
never have been
never will be
Why won't the world adjust
to accommodate my needs?

Monday, November 17, 2014

What Brings me here today?

What brings me here today?
Is it love?
Is it lust?
Is it beauty?
Is it knowledge?
Is it hope?
Is it joy ?

What brings me here today?
Is it pain?
Is it grief?
Is it sadness?
Is it depression?
Is it misery?
Is it isolation?

What brings me here today?
Is it anger?
Is it excitement?
Is it anxiety?
Is it fear?
Is it loneliness?
Is it happiness?

What brings me here today?
WHat brings me here today?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mantra I

Give yourself the courage 
to do what needs to be done.
If you believe life's a struggle,
 Know that you're not the only one.
Face each day with conviction
Don't stay on the outside looking in.
There's no action on the sideline
You must get in it to win.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Later Than I Wanted It To Be

It's later than I wanted it to be
I keep thinking there's more time
but it's clear to me
that it's so much later
than I wanted it to be.

Will I make it?
Who's to say.
Will it wait or
fade away.
How can I make time
In just one place
for just a day?

NO time
No time
I look and see it fade
NO time
No time
but I will not
be dismayed

So much later than
I wanted it to be
Let's make it work
And we shall see

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Laugh Alone

Did you stop to notice
you laugh alone?
Not the last to get the joke
just the only to find it funny.

Not everything is meant to be
a crisis of faith, a statement on
the state of things.

Don't say develop a thicker skin.
Don't say you need to learn to take it.

Funny is what you choose to make it
but I've always known;
It's not funny
if you laugh alone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

Today recognizes and honors
those who have served our country
Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters
Sons, Daughters, family all
over 20 million in the United States 
They were willing to serve and sacrifice
for the common good
Today, we honor all of them
for their patriotism
for their heroism
for their strength
for their lives
Thank You All

Monday, November 10, 2014


Listen to the sound
of the words not spoken.

Listen to the thoughts
that lie just below
your consciousness.

Listen to the inner voices
that you keep trying to deny.

Listen to all the stories
so that you can hear the lie.

Listen and take heed.

Listen and discover.

Listen before it is too late
for you to recover
what once was.

Listen to those inner voices
that you keep trying to deny.

Listen so you can hear the truth
beneath the lie.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pass the Positivity

Pass the positivity
I need more on my plate
This side of  confidence
needs a perfect date.

Pass the positivity
There's so much
I must create.

Self confidence,
gratitude, strength
and courage all await.

Pass the positivity
So I can share it too.
There's more than enough
for me and a generous portion
for you

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Freedom of Being an Adult

It's hard to be the only one
who takes care of you
It's lovely when
you can share what
you need to do.

Breakfast tastes better
when someone else makes it
For that matter
lunch and dinner do too.

It's hard to be the only one
who takes care of you
It's lovely when
you can share what
you need to do.

Make the bed
Wash the dishes
Can't clean the bowl
through a thousand wishes.

It's hard to be the only one
who takes care of you
It's lovely when
you can share what
you need to do.

Grocery shopping
can be a bore
but no one eats
without this chore.

It's hard to be the only one
who takes care of you
It's lovely when
you can share what
you need to do.

Can't believe I asked for this
the freedom of being and adult

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Autumn Afternoon

Quickly she kept up with the elders
as they were engrossed in conversation
Each held her hand
but neither understood
she did not feel as if they were
all together

They spoke a language she barely understood
most likely so she couldn't comprehend
Hand in hand stepping quickly
laughing at each other
but not with her

Then suddenly Grandma
without any explanation
bent towards the ground
when she lifted a gift was
in her hands

Two crisp reddish orange
fall leaves were handed to the girl
A smile crept through her
tiny face
A sweet song escaped her lips
The elders let her skip
contentedly just in front of them
swinging a leaf in each hand

They all walked together now
each content
each at peace
happily enjoying
the autumn afternoon

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Don't Complain

The system is broken

Two parties aren't enough.

More steps need to be taken
to make the world right.

Today, you can make a difference
No matter how small you feel.
Your voice, your vote is real.

Don't let the masses silence you.
Don't be intimidated by the status quo.
Don't complain if you don't go.

Do what  you have a right to do;
lesser of two evils may be true
but casting your vote
that's all you!

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Rain Came

The rain came.
The rain came and cleared the cobwebs
 from the corners.
It made the excessive heat recede
It cleaned the air and made it apparent
what had been missing for far too long.

The rain came.
The rain came providing
a reason to sit still.
Providing an opportunity to sleep tight
Providing an excuse to stay inside and just be.

The rain came.
We had been waiting for so long
that its arrival seemed a fluke.
We had been waiting so long
we didn't quite know what to do
as it fell softly through the night.
As it increased through the day.
As it seemed to want to stay.

The rain came.
The rain came and made me happy