Bizarre stuff here… Hmmm…


The sleekness encumbered by weakness in slumber alas emptiness final bow…

Rapid beating in flurry swirling upward hot slurry stirring night as the blurry stars cowl…

Hamstrung the cripple return to the nipple of life from the mother long past…

Simple the faithless adrift like the weightless no idol upon which to cast…

Merciless tribal incapable rival return to the bible lest perish thee…

Oh for the wailing endeavor but failing dispatched clever one pay the fee…

Sinking, s ubsiding, descending and sliding quicker and quicker the pace…

At distance a school bell attendance to your hell twisted the lines in your face…

To darkening burrows and lengthening furrows temptation led all who subside here…

The stench of the dead horror ridden and dread turning back to the bed nevermore dear…

A toll to be paid from the grave where you lay you had only to say humble verses…

But oh not for you give the glory to who would have saved you from all of these curses…

And wrap one, two, three at the end of the plea heavy wounded your bleeding bare hands…

Conquered again and again and again are these mortals upon earth they call man…

Suffering, pleading, obsessed never heeding omnipresent eyes watching on high…

Could there be still a chance to excise from this dance hopeful soul that is sentenced to die…

Writhing in pain to the core of your brain spinal tap the fluid of life…

Spinning around and around and around corkscrewed unending the knife…

Blinking, awaking, lungs filled cold breath taking sweat pouring down from your brow…

Tunnel of light brings an end to the night and silence is steady as a bough…

Justifying, denying yet awake still you’re lying as the sun peaks through the drawn shade…

Unheeded the warning now here in the morning for your sentence is passed feel the blade…

Mom’s birthday (Nov 7th)… A poem for her from a few years back.



When they found each other
They had found romance
He played hard at sports
She played hard at dance


It didn’t take them long
After their love had bloomed
They were all about the other
And in the other all consumed


Then it was off to the service
With his new wife in tow
Ended up way out West
California, don’t you know


And not many years later
She gave him his first boy
How proud they both were
For this bundle of joy


But it didn’t take long
For this couple as she knew
Barely over a year
Not just one boy, but two


So, they worked real hard
To feed the sweet little things
They were growing oh so fast
Diaper changes, summer, spring


Then before you knew it
Heaven knows what would be
Those little boys got a brother
Now that makes them three


And as times became tougher
And the money getting tighter
He was thinking about going home
Taking them back to skies brighter


So the family of five
Headed south to make their way
Down to God’s favorite place
Down to Mobile Bay


Where they worked even harder
To feed the growing score
Teach dancing for a living
Till she birthed out number four


And while they were so happy
About to work themselves to death
Teaching dancing him the shift work
They could hardly catch their breath


Getting by the best they could
Four little boys years spread were six
Play outside all the time
Happy young’uns’ what a mix


Growing daily then by years
Catch that fish, shoot that squirrel
The youngest turning ten
Then there came a baby girl


Now the brothers were so happy
They had a sister to spoil rotten
Tossing her like a ball
She’d laugh in gown of cotton


They only dropped her once or twice
But they kissed away the tears
Because before they knew it
There had passed so many years


Each getting married to the their sweetheart
And having babies of their own
Loving life like their parents
The children loved and it was shown


And the parents of their parents
Slowly lost as time runs out
The kids had learned so very much
They knew what nature was about


Families growing jobs consuming
Taking some of the boys away
Hurricanes chasing the oldest
As he moved from state to state


While a couple fell to bad times
Tearing their family’s heart
It was tough on all the others
Watching these worlds fall apart


But in love these kids were raised
And again they found their way
Making choices that they had to
As life keeps coming day by day


And the day came way too soon
When Charlie fell into God’s hands
There were tears of joy and sadness
Dot shuffling her feet through the sands


And the kids they gathered round her
With the love that they’d been shown
From the time that they were babies
Now Dot’s time to reap what’s sown


And the grand kids getting married
Having families starting lives
It’s a circle never ending
Growing older as it drives


But let’s not forget the starting point
Where all of this began
Twas the love of one another
Twixt a woman and a man


Going way back over decades
Through the rye and through the barley
They had four sons and a daughter
It began with Dot and Charlie

Deep, deep, deep… analysis please?



The comfort we take in this bleak world of folly

Opaque with anxiety of hope

Born to the wind upon a simple leaf fallen

Subtle the brushstroke on this loose canvas of life

Blinking, the suddenness of sunlight-filled eyes

As you carry your burdens like a badge of honor

Calling to no one present, future, nor past

Tumbling down a chasm of chaos and defeat

Deepest when we’re found is where the true test begins

The very core of but a singular mortal

Poured out for this world in blood and agony

Rejoicing with the discovery of a solitary foothold

To the fool who never resolves to seek

Encumbered, yes, but arise from the unfathomable

A leviathan’s release into a soul lost

Concurrence for the precious now recognized within

The raging battle crests atop and spills over the white-capped tsunami

From whence comes forth the champion

The campaign falters in the memory loss of time and struggle

To breathe in coolness again but a distant dream

Oh nightmare you stake your claim with gripping vengeance

Sallow haze a burden for progress, yet…

Host shine down enlightenment

Asunder this highway to Hades and his fledglings

Alas no other signs of confederates awaiting orders

Selfishness burns the solitary path forward

Hither is strength to overcome

Scale the sheer cliffs of this netherworld that surrounds

Be brave and take true aim and achieve or be forever lost

Rediscover the promise

Your kin wait

Lingering brings nothing but regret and wretched indulgence

The taste of spring, while a memory, is still sweet

Recollect and move the vessel given you

Disclose and honor your mother and father

Disclose and honor your sister and brother

Disclose and honor your wife and your children

Disclose, arise, and be free

Love can conquer… a short song



(A duet)


If I open up my heart to you

Enough to let you in

If you saw it all and really knew

Inside of me and where I’ve been


Seeing all the good and bad

And broken many times

Scars of happiness and sad

Could you walk beside this life


And God turns streams to oceans

Butterflies and summer breeze

Hope and joy and happiness

Will you be… that for me…

Tearing down the many walls

Built up around my heart

Writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts


You see I understand you

Even better than you think

If I open up my heart to you

And let you look inside of me


Broken and scarred over

You will see it many times

If I let you see inside of me

Could you walk beside this life


And God turns streams to oceans

Butterflies and summer breeze

Hope and joy and happiness

Will you be… that for me…

Tearing down the many walls

Built up around my heart

Writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts


And God turns streams to oceans

Butterflies and summer breeze

Hope and joy and happiness

Will you be… that for me…

Tearing down the many walls

Built up around my heart

Writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts

We’ll be writing brand new pages

One book closed another starts

Can you guess? What inspired this poem?


What is this world gazing down upon me

Distortions of blue, gold, silver and green

Partisan lights reflect in my eyes

Jostled and blotted intrinsic disguise

Rippling in ebb consort concubine

Disheveled in shadow eroded in time

Swept unlike gusts hither and too

Never beginning, never is through

Eclipsing, elipsing infinity’s voyage

Ever increasing its girth from the spoilage

Bodies of weightlessness ascend to descend

Refractions surrounding what’s now and what’s been

Constellations of hijinks slink into view

Further oblique and ever anew

Soliciting proctor has come in his turn

Taste for the ember and retching the burn

Serenity lags a short distance away

Reaching in vane too much line to pay

Sensing the keenness for all their subsistence

Mustn’t give in to self-inflicted resistance

Malice afoot creeping closer and closer

Hardening soul striking back at the vulture

Kicking in battle fighting hard for the course

Autonomy waits with the minion’s divorce

Tranquility now but one stroke away

Alas breaking through to the warm summer’s day



When the waters recede after the storm

When the sun is again on the rise

When you shed the last tear after your heart has been torn

You can rebuild what was lost on the tide

Don’t get trapped in the folly like the wind in a sail

On a ship that you never sent out

Take a deep breath and smile at your coup of the gale

Let the strength from within expunge doubt

Your season has come as if on angel’s wings

Open eyes acute to their aim

Akin is the precious and new life it brings

Breaking down and eroding false shame

So take to your oars and row for your life

Lest you slip back in the white-capped waves crashing

The anchor is lost and the past has swept by

Secure your hold true with tight lashing

Into the current adrift is your lot

The bearings point true in your course

With the North Star solidifying your plot

In the heart you will find your true source

God checking in…



I had a visit from God today

A shock to the senses you see

I was staring into the mirror, and…

He was staring back at me

In words I managed “Hello Lord”

He smiled then replied back “Hi”

Nothing much said for a moment then

Then I glanced up and asked him “Why”

Why are you here in this steamed up room

What have I done wrong now

He just grinned at me and plainly said

“We haven’t talked much in a while”

At that I started realizing the words

As they cut through me like a knife

Not looking up to behold His glory

Saddened I began to cry

As if a hand laid upon my shoulder there

Releasing me from that pain

My heart found its rhythm, warmth and care

Looking up I saw Him again

He was smiling at me like I was the one

Of all His creation on Earth

Encompassed by the Father’s love for His son

I know I’ve been His since my birth

Realizing the splendor of His Holy being

I suddenly dropped to my knees

With hands held high my eye’s now seeing

I proclaimed Him, Lord and King

Again a gentle touch, or so it seemed

Was upon my shoulder again

Arising I looked into the mirror at me

God was no longer looking back from within

As I stood there in my euphoria alone

Every sense of my being aware

I wondered if I had really seen my Lord

And why had I seen Him there

Not wanting to withdraw from this moment of awe

I relived that very brief scene

Of chatting away with the Lord my God

Then kneeling I began to sing….