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…

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…