A brief explanation of why I chose the above picture...given a choice I've always chose the road less taken, if truth be told to be accurate the picture should be me with a backpack and a machete hacking my own path through the woods we call life

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Music how oft' to you I have run
you have been many times my safe place my solace
I embrace you I cover myself within your warm embrace
Regardless of what  the world....life
may throw my way in your arms
how often have I found refuge
and also the answers I seek
To you have I so oft' run
and you always seem to know what I seek
whether classical, liturgical, or even rock and roll
and if I don't find the answers I seek
I always return relaxed, and with a new perspective
and can return to my world, my life, renewed

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The time is late
the darkness
like a shroud
covers the last light
of the day

my body yearns
for rest
for repose
for sleep
and rest

but the mind rarely agrees
if not the cares of the day
my imagination
often refuses to rest
until it's travels are complete

or the unresistable
power of sleep
finally wins
and the imagination
lays dominant....for a while

Monday, February 12, 2018

He says
"We need a Wall"
I say
"We have too many walls
  Racial walls
  Class walls
  social walls
  to many walls"
I say
  "we need more "bridges"
  and a sledge hammer"

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Many would have said
that I was a difficult child
and with age
I've only got worse
their assessment
and I must admit
mine as well

Even as a kid
I needed to know....WHY!?!
I didn't even then
accept something as
right, ethical or true
until I could through
study, experience, or observation, agreed

Obviously I spent many
hours in the:
the principles office
but also in thought
study and reflection

From those who had been
placed in authority
I accepted what came
learning from it
but never from those
who just thought that
they had authority over me

Obviously I was a
difficult child
and haven't changed much
after over 70 years on earth
well at least in some peoples "learned opinions"
and you know they're right
but that's their problem never...mine

Thursday, February 08, 2018

body exhausted
demands sleep
desires rest

but the mind
runs around aimlessly
from one thing 
to another

nothing of any import
just random
trivia thought
who will win

eventually the body will win
and the mind will rest
but for now the question is

Friday, January 19, 2018

I know I exist
but is the why

Is there some
grand design
I'd like to think
that there is

some external purpose
a plan laid out
a proverbial paint by the numbers
that I lost the directions for

Haven't as of yet
been able to prove it
but maybe that's the
point of it

or is it just
random chance
just happenstance
a "big bang"

Either way
I think that
it's not about
the why

But the here and now
I'm here, the time is now
what do I make of
my existence

Is there a final judgement
I'd like to think so
but again I can't
prove that

or there isn't a final judgement
in any case
I'm here....and I'm driven
to improve

might as well get started

Monday, January 08, 2018

after a severe storm
outside my rooms
the temperature
is on the rise

the snow
and the ice
melt before
my eyes

after a severe storm
my soul looks outward
the storm that was within
has abated

Life is like winter
whether the storm is
internal or external
this too shall pass

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The cold invades
in the material world
the snow
and the cold
have made
their annual return
they mess
with my bones
with my mobility

i refuse
to let them
mess with me
not the physical
but my state of mind
I am in control of that
Let the snow and cold do their worst
In my mind it's spring

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

as time passes
a new year awaits
a birthday just passed
but maybe with age
too often I find myself
looking backward
rather then forward

thinking what if I had done
this rather then that
what if what happened
hadn't happened
why did I make
the choices I made
but usually reality takes over

the past is after all
just that, it has passed
can't change it
try as I might
and besides I survived
the mistakes I made
and even the mistakes others made

and whether I'm
the man I hoped to be
I am the man
that I have become
so dwelling on the past
is pointless
the future awaits

but again age intervenes
thinking 10 years
into the future
is also pointless
I saw an ad
where are you going to
be in 10 years

but that's not the
point of life I think
where am I going to be
what must I do
to not only survive it
but to achieve something good

Life is a series of challenges
and yes we do carry
the baggage from  the past
our past has made us what we are now
but tomorrow will make us
what we can be
day by day, one step at a time