Friday, August 5, 2011

What If...

 
what if no one cares
do your thoughts even matter?
what about feelings?
 

Giving Notice

 
giving my notice
sick and tired of my job
OH Wait! This is life...
 

Cupid

 
Cupid takes his aim
looks for unsuspecting fool
clear shot to my heart
 

Grain of Salt

 
grain of salt needed
every story has ten sides
and that's a slow day
 

Proper Young Women

 
proper young women
men always claim to like them
but never date them
 

Weather

 
complain all you want
weather cares not what you say
it pays you no mind
 

Confession or Cognac

 
can't remember which...
confession is good for soul
or is it cognac?
 

Neighbor's Music

 
Dear Neighbor next door
your music is horrendous
why play it so loud?
 

Behind My House

 
boys behind my house
shootin' bull and drinkin' booze
under twenty-one
 

Buzzwords

 
buzzwords all the rage
intelligence not needed
impress everyone
 

World Markets

  
world markets crashing
media reports the news
working poor trudge on
 

Haiku

 
maximum feeling
syllabic limitation
poet's quandary
 

Old Heart, New Game

 
dust off my old heart
deal me in on a new game
hope it's a thriller
 

Delivering Babies

 
doctor gets credit
claims he delivered baby
but who did the work?
 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Rapture Billboards

 
large rapture billboards
proved to be poor use of funds
wish they had fed poor
 

Rapture Van

 
used van, low mileage
rapture propaganda paint
willing to sell cheap
 

Rapture

 
no rapture in May
little miscalculation
sure complicates things
 

Intelligence

 
should have known sooner
intelligence can't be bought
would have skipped college
 

Shirtless

 
Dear Neighbor next door
you are forty years past prime
please put on your shirt
 

Loud Music

 
Dear Man in next car
loud music just isn't cool
when you are sixty
 

Work or Wish?

 
from my perspective
true love is more work than wish
plus self sacrifice
 

Rusty Coins

 
once tossed with great hope
rusty coins in dried up wells
graveyard of wishes
 

Madness versus Hope

 
madness versus hope
a lifelong tightrope journey
I fear there's no end
 

Behind the Wood Shed

 
behind the wood shed
smokin' or makin' whoopie
between chores
 

One Step at a Time

 
one step at a time
that describes my life story
shame mine go backwards
 

Smallest of Missteps

 
smallest of missteps
heart slips off precipice edge
rock filled gorge below

Monday, August 1, 2011

True Faith

 
faith worked out in deeds
this is by no means a myth
unconfined freedom

Doing Good

 
"do good to all men"
not confined to those of faith
timeless instruction

Debt Ceiling Deal

 
a debt ceiling deal
one step forward, two steps back
disaster pending
 

Debt Ceiling Debate

 
"experts" one and all
but all opinions differ
debt ceiling debate