The Appian Way

This is what I’m thinking now, all of them saying somehow, they might think and they might pray, everything will go away. It never goes away because your wishes don’t do what it does. What it does is stay with you, it stays with you reminding you, reminding you that it is there and will … More The Appian Way

One Shot

What can a person do when raised by words on different page? I’ve said it once before and once again it I will say My father was the devil, but my mother was a saint They made half a demon, half an angel, when they mixed my DNA Knowing this is how I keep the … More One Shot

The World I wish

The world I wish for is not real It has no commercial appeal Its founded on a floor that feels The things that aren’t found on black reels Seeing someone for what they Are deep inside, not what’s portrayed Opinions mean no more to me Than advertisements that are free Knowing someone costs a lot … More The World I wish

The Little Things

Sitting there atop the couch, gazing out for half the day Waiting for the sight of me, the sound of gravel Pulling into my driveway All the barking, loud commotion I hear him as I’m getting out Open doors bring so much motion, as he runs and spins about Hopping up onto my knees, its … More The Little Things

My Best Friend

Always there, no matter what Happy, joyful, till the end There are no words to say how much I miss you Baxter, my best friend Side by side since just a pup When I was down, you brought me up I never would have gotten through The things I did, if not for you Others … More My Best Friend

At Peace

Sitting silent, amidst the trees A place where I’m at peace to think Close my eyes, feel the breeze Nothing else is happening No need of stress, do that, plan this For worries, here; they all vanish I cast a stone to make a wish The calmness ripples, catching it I now look down, a … More At Peace

Now Today

Life is short, but long it is How does one make a play of this? There is no answer, dearest dancer All we can do is learn the step Do your best, study hard Its all a game, so learn the cards All within is saint or sin And no one knows where either’s kept … More Now Today

Try to Understand

People’s minds vary. That very simple fact is the reason I am writing this post. As a scribbler, I try my best to be as aware as I can to the fact that the human brain is a vastly complex organ within an even more vastly complex organism. We all perceive and interpret things based … More Try to Understand

Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy birthday, Mom Six years have passed, I know I can’t lie it still feels like You were just with me, though You’re missed more than anything In thoughts each, every day And yes it’s true that not for you I’d have no words to say Everything I’m doing Every word I write Is fueled … More Happy Birthday, Mom

Christmas: 2021

‘Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house Not a creature was stirring …except Missus Clowse “Get up you old fat man!” “You’ve a job to do!” “Gifts don’t wrap themselves!” “So stop hitting ‘Snooze’!” And from that point on This old Santa could tell That this one year’s Christmas Was gonna be … More Christmas: 2021

A Just Saying

“Just move on, just forget, let it go and turn the page” “That is how you’ll get by now, for life is naught more than a stage” Such advice from those in life, they mean well yet misunderstand Closure quite can bring respite, and things aren’t had ‘till they’re in hand Seeing is believing, at … More A Just Saying

Confession Booth

Walking down this lonely aisle Hoping it won’t take awhile To confess what’s on my mind I draw the curtain, then unwind Forgive me Father, I have sinned “Tell me Son, what brings you in?” I cannot make recompense I can’t find your first defense “Wait my child, what do you mean?” Just listen please, … More Confession Booth

Worlds of War

With the birds I share this view, indeed Yes it’s lonely, but it’s the only Only thing I seem to see Flying high up in the sky Looking down on things below See amidst, we’re so transfixed On that which sells tix to the show And yet if We flipped the switch Then maybe we … More Worlds of War

Suspicious Minds

There are times I wish I’d heed the things that hide, surrounding me. I don’t see why you and me are plagued by struggle, constantly. All I’ve done, I’ve done for you, and yet you think I’ve been untrue? None of this makes sense to me, so help me see your viewpoint, please. I do … More Suspicious Minds

A Step at a Time

I ask Him where this road will go He answers, saying “I don’t know” “Your path: its paved by you alone” “And every act lays one more stone” My mind, it mulls these words he spoke So many thoughts they do provoke No longer shall I wonder “where” For its the “now” that gets me … More A Step at a Time

Love & Loss

Adalasia: First Entry – Sicily, August, 1943 A curious thing happened today. It’s amazing how different things are now amidst the shelling. The incessant shooting, screaming, and shouting. Hardly a week ago I was making pies for Father’s bakery, whistling cheerful tunes and thinking of boys. My every day seemed filled with that of joy … More Love & Loss