Lifestyle Choice

Waving bush and swaying tree Sends regards for all to see, Flying mynors in the sky Examine all as they fly by. Blue tongue lizard in the yard Pokes its tongue with no regard, Seabirds flying overhead Fly to coast for daily bread. Clouds in ever changing mode Look for place to shed their load,…

Forced Migration

  Up through the scrub on a winding trail At the dawn of a sun kissed day I strained for the sight of the black snake tail Nearly walked on it yesterday.   For ‘twas there on the trail I’d recoiled in shock When the stick stood up in haste, To retreat with speed ‘neath…

Wendy’s Wish

Wendy at the window sill Anxious looking down the road, Was he working next door still? Ferrying another load? Saw him working yesterday Muscles rippling body straight Glancing at the heavens grey, Had to finish, couldn’t wait She had to go where he could see Her weeding at the entrance way Heart now pounding, could…

Equilibrium

Pouring warmth upon the new born day Sun calls to order earthly kin. Sends sunbeam subjects then to say Let the day’s activity begin!   Flowers open up their sleepy eyes, Animals their stirring noises make, Birds begin to chirp in glad surprise Relatives now out upon the lake.   Dog alerts at sound of…

The Winds of Strife

An eerie glow in yonder sky The village stopped to stare, They’d seen it all in days gone by For it was hardly rare. The news reports on high alert For typhoons ran this way, The last one’s damage really hurt It’s memory to stay. The people had nowhere to go Their options very few,…

The Eagle

  Screaming through the air it came An eagle seeking for its prey, Playing out its ancient game Hoping this would be the day.   For eaglets waiting high above Where mountains seem to touch the sky were hoping that a mother’s love Would find success in earth bone dry.   And creatures looking in…

Reality Check

What do you do with a wandering one who only wants to play? Who groans at the dawn of a morning sun At the start of another day.   Whose goal in life, hang out with friends And begone with the thought of toil, To scorn advice or make amends When self-laid plans unfurl.  …

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…