Sunday, October 14, 2012


Long ago I was
imprisoned in fear
trapped in the unknown
the what ifs
life kept hidden

I sought the comfort
of scribed norms
secured in life
worry kept me
firm on my feet
trying to go unnoticed


Fear was my prison
often living in my mind
calculating my path
to the end
mediocre at best
was good and comfortable
for me

Parts of me had
the innocence I
entered the world with

the joy
the wonder
the love

A coward I was
trained to be
by government
prophesying preachers
pastors and the like
always listening to my mind
keeping me safe, warm and fed

Yet there still remained
a part
a whole
I failed at times to hear
not the encouragement
of my teachers
of my parents
of my friends
of my wife

My Heart

As time has passed
and I settled
down into mediocrity
I feared the beyond
the dangers
the bill collectors
the debt
the change from what I know
the comfort
the safety
the security of knowing
where my next foot will

I had taken for granted

My Heart

Fear will continue
to exist
if I continue
to not listen

My Heart

Let me embrace
the uncertainties
the insecurities
the what ifs

Let me not be
by fear

let me
let me

It is what I choose.

Prompted by and posted for Poetics: POETICAPHOBIA at dVerse~ Poets Pub

Saturday, June 30, 2012


 Inspired by the heat of the week, chalked for my wife and her Chalk-A-Bration project, and prompted by Brian Miller at dVerse Poets.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fractured Reflection

I appreciate language. I appreciate simplicity. I also appreciate sound. I reworked an earlier poem, focusing on language. This creation fails on many levels, but seeing words unseen brings light to new ideas.

I enjoy the word ardent and rime, but I am not sure refulgency or atmospheric phenomenon have any place in poetry. At place in this poem. I think the simplicity of the original, as seen below the rework, weaves a much better portrait.
Many thanks to the Pub of dVerse Poets  for their prompt. This was fun.

Sitting in the ardent
Atmospheric phenomenon
Before the refulgency
Dips too deep
And the rime
Creeps back in
A moment too momentary
Has come to impose
A moment to momentary

Posted for Dverse Poets--Logophilia


Thursday, May 31, 2012


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This is Posted for Chalk-A-Bration and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Be sure to chalk your own poem and head on over to Chalk-A-Bration to paste your link!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


After taking a three state trip and back again journey in 24 hours to see a music concert, I am not sure I have achieved what I was prompted to achieve... but I tried and I am tired. We had a great server this morning at The Sunny Street Cafe in Columbus OH.

Being in walking distance to a concert is the best...even if you have to spend the night. The Avett Brothers were amazing. Good Night.

Written for dVerse Poets Pub Poetics

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Slight Reflection

Sometimes it is the small moments that get lost. Sometimes not at all.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Stepping into the blog realm leaves me with little to say. So I will post my panderings and poetry. That is all. My poetry will not be limited by titles or common restraint.

This first post is in honor and support of my wife who blogs for too many hours a day, and has created a little niche for herself. Chalk a poem and visit her blog, post a link and share, but not until April 30th: Chalk-A-Bration