Foolish Pride.

Out on my board on a stormy day On the waves of a towering height, Better use care so the locals say And keep the guards in sight.   Rips and tides trapped many men With luck some made escape So, locals warn again and again With a point to a distant cape.   Where…

Dreams

On dark and chilly nights it seems I have my most intriguing dreams, I’m sometimes driving places far And suddenly I’ve lost my car Replaced with childhood pedal toy The type I loved so as a boy, And wondering how to home I’ll go, Toy pedals, small feet working slow.   Then other nights I’m…

Loneliness

She sits alone in window chair And watches children play, The sun shines on her silver hair She leans on cover grey. A weary smile on crinkled face Remembers times gone by, Recalls her tree house hiding place When playmates made her cry. Then softly hears her Mother call While seeking hiding child Her Mother…

Wishing I was Sixteen

Riding my tricycle round and round Smelling the cake as it starts to bake, Straining my ear for the welcome sound Bottles of pop with birthday cake. Baby brother gives hungry cry Mother takes time for hurried look Wishing aloud that the time would fly, Father arrives with a coloring book. Children will come for…

Intervention-

  Tiny shoes on tiny feet Stumbling moving forward, Arms raised high the air to beat Smiles her sweet reward.   Mother walking closely by Father beckoning on, Sister urging her to try Thoughts of homework gone.   Rosie reaching out her arm Rocks on trembling limb, Face now showing some alarm Throws a glance…

Greener Grass

Watching children playing through the fencing posts at home The Elementary School in play recess My Mother holding firmly just in case I try to roam, For I would like to join them I confess. Their happy shouts of laughter at release from teacher’s voice, Arithmetic and English out of mind Rather be out playing…

MODERN LIFE

  Line stretched long and movement slow People stand in helpless daze, Some have stood from sunrise glow Waiting in this human maze   Money spent and unemployed, Hunger burning deep inside, Destiny a hopeless void On the streets they must reside.   Forman takes one man aside Steers him through the open gate, Probably…

Out Riding

  Off with a flash I spurred the horse to test the animal’s strength, On sandy track near a water course as I rode to explore its length.   The wind on my face refreshed that day The horse felt me urging on Through a briar patch, and it’s sad to say I emerged with…

Lover’s Quarrel

  He turned away from Suzy’s ire A look of hurt upon his face, Her words were like a burning fire So now he’d leave this dismal place! He’d come home with some roses white So happy to be home at last, But Suzy bursting for a fight Had met him with a verbal blast…

Love Betrayed

  Seems it happened long ago So in love and fancy free, Paused to let her memories flow “Said he was in love with me?”   Longed to see him at the door Every evening without fail, Heart skipped when his face she saw Quickly moving down the trail   Then one day he said…

Man’s Inhumanity

  Children of the cruel war stand dumb As from above the bombs rain down, Youngest sucking on her thumb Thinking in the dust she’ll drown. One girl rummaged from her treasure views An IPad dusty, covered brown, Wipes it clean to inputs daily news Trusting battery won’t let down; Hoping there to change how…

Another Day on the Land

  Dancing leaves all greet the sun Now the day has just begun. Pigeon coos to lend support, Finished with the insect caught.   Flowers reaching to the sky Bending with their dew supply Add to chorus morning came Flaunting colours without shame.   Clouds are peeping from on high On their perches in the…