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father

when i walked into the hospital room
he was asleep
he looked so small and frail and old
he opened his eyes and tried to smile
i could see it in his eyes
he’d been here since tuesday and it was sunday
i had been away when he called 911
when he couldn’t breathe
they had taken him off the oxygen yesterday
and he was hoping to go home
but time i think has caught up with him
it scares me to think that life can change in an instant
or it can fade away before your very eyes
here is a man i have known all my life
who loves his family
and taught us all to think for ourselves
who was bigger then life
and held us up on his shoulders
lying in this bed to weak to raise his head
i held his hand and gave him a drink of water
life moves in slow motion
and before you know it
it can knock you down
i know he is strong
like he taught me to be
i know he has his will
like i know he instilled in me
i hope this will pass
i believe he will get better
i love my father
and want in all my heart
for him to get well

Published in: Uncategorized, poetry | on July 20th, 2008 | No Comments »
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all, it has to be all

as the battles wage on
we stand against the tide
feeling the push against
our beliefs

i feel helpless
up against them
a voice that doesn’t matter
even if i yell it at the top of my lungs
or wave a giant sign

the powers that be
look down on the people
they see us as insignificant
to their agenda
one in which they will
know no opposition

unless we all just
stop

stop supporting them
stop tolerating them
stop buying into them

but it has to be
all
all need to make the voice one
it is not loud enough
if just a few million chime in
it has to be
all

that’s the hard part
making the mass
the
all

the damage has been done
the bridges have been burnt
many lives have been lost
innocent to crimes
where they are not blame
and we will have to pick up
whatever pieces that are left
and we
will
feel the pain

and believe you me
when this administration
leaves there will be
no trace of their path
or their agenda
their crimes
and their
mayhem
they will dub themselves innocent
lock away any trace of their
atrocities
I am sure they will see to that

the blame then
will be in some else’s house

Published in: Uncategorized, poetry | on March 19th, 2008 | No Comments »
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ahh laid off again

I can’t say i’m not looking forward to it
i am
jobs come and jobs go
it’s just how it goes
it’s been a couple of years
since i have had time to myself
working 10 to 15 hours a day
and the occasional 26 hr day
i will do all the things necessary
fill out the unemployment app
become another statistic
one of the many
gainfully unemployed
i’ll look for work
i’ll do what i have to
it’s been a good run
but i am glad for the break
time to spend on me
maybe i’ll read
and of course i will write
finish my cd
that i have put off
for so long
embrace my time of nothing
swim in the freedom
no ties
no agenda
wake up late
sit around and wonder
what will become of my day
i am okay with this
for right now
in week or two
i’ll worry about what to do
but for now
i will drink in my unemployment
and just rest my weary head

Published in: Uncategorized, poetry | on March 6th, 2008 | No Comments »
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long hot bath

there is a plant
in my bathroom
that has uninvited
guests
lurking about
in the form of
fuzzy white
sticky bugs
leaving
their
white
powdery
residue

the colony is growing
i need to give this plant
a bath

it makes me think

i am like this plant

and all these things
enveloping me
covering me
invading me
suffocating me

and
all i
really
need
is a
long
hot
bath

Published in: Uncategorized | on March 3rd, 2008 | No Comments »
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at the cafe

i sat on the couch
drinking my latte

he was at the little table
across from me

he was young
sweet looking

his laptop open
he was typing busily

I was waiting
so I was reading
Bukowski

he glanced over
and asked me

love is a dog from hell

what is that

i said Bukowski

i handed him the book
open it any where
i said
read something

he read a few pages
and smiled

I like this he said

I notice he had
a couple of Aristotle books

I asked
philosophy paper

he said yes

i said Bukowski would
be a nice addition

he handed me
back my book

he smiled
i smiled

he went back
to typing
i went back
to reading

Published in: Uncategorized | on March 2nd, 2008 | No Comments »
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snowflakes of pink

down on the corner
in front of the little store

are the cherry blossom trees

they go down the whole block
they are in bloom right now

as i walk to the store
the wind is blowing hard
everything is swirling

thousands of little pink peddles
falling to ground

like snowflakes of soft pink satin
hiding the sidewalk

in drifts they are dancing
on this wet and windy day

Published in: Uncategorized | on March 1st, 2008 | No Comments »
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new day

 

a red glow comes up over the city

night has begun to fade

weary eyes start to open

the rumblings begin

it is a new day

like the water

that has washed over me

like the hand

that had a hold on me

it let’s go

Published in: Uncategorized | on March 1st, 2008 | No Comments »
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sudden impact

as i flew through the air
every thing was silent
i thought

this is what it feels like to fly

then i hit the ground
i saw a flash of light
and i thought

this is what it feels like to be dead

as i came to
i saw i was in the middle of the street
my shoes had come off
and my socks were melted
and fifty feet away
i saw my scoot slammed up against
a parking meter
it’s front fork bend at ninety degrees
and i thought

that was weird

Published in: Uncategorized | on February 29th, 2008 | No Comments »
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her legs were starting to hurt

she laid there

he laid on top

pushing and pushing

thrusting and thrusting

her legs were starting to hurt

it always took a long ……. time ………

sometimes with no results

maybe he was just too old

maybe he was just too sad

her legs were starting to hurt

and all she could do was wait

 

she was okay with that

Published in: Uncategorized | on February 18th, 2008 | No Comments »
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