[the art on the site is gleaned from google images and just are an eclectic grouping of art i enjoy]

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Timing
Timing can be
a cruel master
but not just timing
you can be
in the right place
at the right time but
there can always be
other factors

there was a girl
a good friend
despite that some
would have thought
we would or were
an odd couple
and perhaps
we were probably were
but the sparks

the sparks
maybe the first time
I felt that way
but we were young
and because of
religious differences
both sets
of parents
would never approve

we understood
we hated it
but we understood
despite the attraction
we both walked away
despite the pain
I convinced myself
it was not for the best
but the only logical choice

I'd sometimes tell myself
it was the only choice
told myself that for
50 plus years but now
I still wonder was it
but that's the one thing about time
we can't go back
we can't change what could have been
and all of our  decisions   ....

for bad or worse
or even neutral
have lead me
to where I am
today
if I'd could go back
if i could make the other choice
but I can't
and frankly I won't






Saturday, May 13, 2017

the past invades
my thoughts today
if true be told
as i grow older
that invasion
become....well more
common place

at times the
past becomes more
prevalent in my
mind then the
events of the
current
day

at times it causes a problem
but some times i
forget what i did
15 minutes ago
but remember events
from up to
60 years ago

But then i realize
those lessons learned
those many years ago
the victories
the failures
have made me
who I am today




Sunday, April 30, 2017

it's getting late
both literally
and figuratively
it's near midnight
both in normal
Eastern Daylight Time
and my chronological age

neither time
can i do
much about
real time will
go on
and on
and on

my time
my life here on earth
my doctor thinks
i can make changes
change my diet
but at best
he's guessing

my time here
is limitated  and unfortunately
not under anyone's control
not even mine
best that is left
is to do every day
what is right, is true


  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

took a short walk
no place i needed to go
no pressing issues
nothing to buy
just a walk

however
warm spring day
grass turning green
much preferred
from its winter brown

trees budding
song birds singing
Seagulls flying
singing their "song"
and dumpster diving

a fat woodchuck
fleeing
leaving his morning
grass meal
at the sight of me

but in retrospect
although i didn't
know it at the time
there was a reason for my walk
pure whimsy, pure joy......



Monday, March 20, 2017

life is life
and life is
choices
would i change
some of those
i made
absolutely

here's the point
we live with those
choices
both good
neutral
and plain
ridiculous

but whether
right or wrong
i
survived
but that's
really
the point






Sunday, February 19, 2017

it's been awhile
sometimes i forget
too often i forget
i can write
poetry

or maybe
it's just
the muse
has abandoned
me

maybe
age is both
a blessing
and a
curse

age enlightens
but it also takes
away some memories
but the ugly
seems to always remains

the things
i wish to remember
fade to black
the things i wish to forget
are with me now



Saturday, November 19, 2016

i awoke this morning
to my right knee
it was singing
a dirge

not heard
but felt
but i supplied
the lyrics

the song
in an unknown
minor key and
way off pitch

my fault
not the knee
i treated it
with disrespect


Thursday, November 10, 2016

today was awful
but tomorrow will come

you said something wrong
but tomorrow will come

but if it doesn't
then.............

Friday, October 07, 2016

the more things change
the more they actually remain the same
we will never control the outcome

the only control we have
is how we perceive what has occurred
and how to proceed

we do not grow
but we can decline
because of what happens to us

we only grow
when we rise above
things we can never control