SURPRISE… a poem

Even though he was timid

She had captured his heart

Never had he been moved this way

He wanted her close right from the start

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She had a way so gentle

When he touched her she moaned with delight

Cuddling was all but a given

As he would sleep with her every night

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So, turning to his mom and dad

He begged with tears in his eyes

“Please, oh please, can I have this sweet puppy?”
“Of course!  It’s your birthday surprise!”

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FINAL JOURNEY… a poem

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And so,

I meander down the mountainside

Into the valley that would test the resolve of my fear.

No, I have no time for plunder this time around

My journey is a deeper one than that.

While I’ve hidden away upon the mountain,

While I’ve terrorized those, who trespassed upon my land,

I find my ill-sodden soul too heavy to bear the fruits I’ve sown.

Alas, I seek my final resting place among strangers.

God help me!

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View Master

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The view master found its protagonist.  He was draped in a myriad of colors, and was chasing around and around.  Just a sliding shuffle and click away from another heroic scene.  What adventure awaits?  Who would become the antagonist to this adventurous soul?  Ah, but isn’t that what the wheel of fate has in store for each of us.  We spin and shuffle through life hoping to load the next adventure and scene that will be better than the last.

Stop!  Get out of the loop and live.  We only have so many spins in this life, and it seems the more that pass the faster we go through the next set.  Just a thought…

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THE PRETENTIOUS ONE… a poem

Breakneck speed

He’s running to score

Lungs burn like fire

Can he take much more

Skilled with agile

Wiles in his feet

Winning the game

Always makes him complete

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Ahead is the line

He need only pass

He holds up the ball

The best in his class

The headlines are bold

In the paper next day

Someone faster behind him

Took the ball away

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PRECIOUSNESS… a poem

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Belly laugh, guffaw

Chortle, giggle and snicker

All the sounds we love

Even when they get bigger

Giggle, laugh

Cackle with mirth

Precious and small

The salt of the earth

Shrieking with pleasure

Squeal with delight

Butterfly kisses

Tuck them in tight

These are only

A few little things

Our sweet babies give us

What blessings they bring

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AFTERNOON WALK… a poem

Man, Bridge, Lonely, Walk, Wintry

It’s not the same anymore

Yes, the dry, Autumn leaves still crackle underfoot

And Mother Nature plays her lullaby to her children

But I have eyes with a different view these days

Lost are these walks, hand in hand with the one I love

Gone are the days of deep conversation

And sitting upon the sun-soaked boulder

The twilight years are truly upon me

And, I miss you more than ever

This used to be our afternoon walk

Yet, the light of your eyes once full of life see no more

And I am here to make my way – alone

You are always and forever in my heart

But, a heart that is heavy and broken

Until I see you again, my love, I will miss you

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