Saturday, October 1, 2016

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.
Albert Einstein


Are we good when we let evil thrive?

Turn our backs without despise

Like it's not there, we act surprised

When it's pointed out it has arrived?

We are good it's not our concern?

Windows smashed and buildings burned

Shaking our heads, again we turn

Asking will they ever learn

Who are we to interfere

With evil folks inciting fear?

We've seen them around and often hear

ISIS is their financier

Kids are bullied, that's so sad

Let's hope they stop it, that's too bad

Our kids are good, say mom and dad

Their kids are bullies and yet they brag

Politicians are terribly corrupt

Lie to their minions and round them up

Buy the votes from all the schmucks

Set the country on self destruct

Evil is here, of course we know

Yet we're living in the status quo

Plant the seeds and watch them grow

The evil weeds just wait below

"The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and be greater than our suffering."


If we could create a sunrise

How beautiful that would be

That power would epitomize

An awesome capacity

We know that's not in our power

But it could be to what we aspire

If we'll spend each waking hour

Knowing it's in us to inspire

We need to somehow overcome 

The negativity we have embraced

The faults that within can be undone

Can inspire the human race

We've endured the worst mankind would see

And continue that, we must

We'll overcome the worst of history

And regain a national trust

We can transform our past mistakes

Hold dear our love and passion

Be the betterment that goodness makes

Bring continuity into fashion 

We will learn to handle our suffering

With the changes that are due

And from the woesome gutters spring

Into the best we ever knew

Thursday, January 1, 2015

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."

T.S. Elliot
And so ends the year
Another time to leave behind
And so begins a year
A fresh new state of mind
We can put away the sorrows
Heal from any pain
Carry forward our best tomorrows
Past dwelling, we'll refrain
Each year we are given this day
To renew our thoughts and goals
To continue on the highway
Where we've already paid our tolls

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Across the Room

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which is is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo

French Author



Baby can't you hear the beat?

Does the rhythm make you dance?

Are the words innocent and sweet?

Do I even have a chance?

I'm too shy to say it

But with the music you might know

It is why I asked they play it

Because it reveals my loving soul

If only you are listening

And our eyes might dare to meet

Are we even worth considering?

Will this song knock you off your feet?

Here I stand across a crowded room

With a flower in my hair

And I've sent to you this sweet love song

And Cupid's arrow is in the air


Our Song

"Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything."


Greek Philosopher

427 BC –347-BC


He played Sloop John B over the phone

That is how the relationship  began

It was a song we listened to each night

Over and over again

I was just a girl of thirteen

Not allowed to date, no that was wrong

But he was my guy and I was his girl

And we were held together by a phone and a song

With a dream in my mind and a song in my heart

I fell asleep cuddling just a pillow each night

Two teens sharing a song to ignite a spark

We had a melody but were miles apart

Just listening to our tune we did no harm

That became all this little girl and boy had

In spite of the nightly calls and invisible charm

We never even once held hands.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thank You for What I Have, Today I Shall Not Ask for More

"You pray in your distress and in your need; would you not pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."

Khalil Gibran


As we find ourselves immersed in prayer

Of loss, of pain, of adversity faced

In your search for answers it is only fair

You admit to blessings you have embraced

In someone's shoes you must walk a mile

To realize how you have  been so blessed

Then in prayer we can face our Lord and smile

And let gratitude do the rest

Thank You Lord for all I have

This day I will not ask for more

I'm grateful for each day that I have laughed

And for the future ones in store

Hidden Blessings

"Gratitude is an opener of unlocked blessings."

Marianne Williamson


I stand before future's tightly locked door

Wondering what blessing are hidden from me

Knowing that behind it holds what's in store

And gratitude is the only key