Tagged with inspiration

KIT AND KABOODLE

KIT AND KABOODLE

Are you a professional blogger? What does that even mean? Nowadays it’s hard to say. I can’t help but ask as I sit here celebrating my two-year anniversary on petearmetta.com. Pop the cork!  Seven-hundred posts later, there’s cause for reflection. Has this behemoth been in vain? This is the seven-hundredth post. I’m growing older and wiser … Continue reading

BEGIN THE BEGIN

BEGIN THE BEGIN

right now here today you’ve no other choice but to carry on and move begin the begin there’s no time like the present to start at the start and move things ahead are there other options here? details i’m missing? or is today the first day of the rest of your life as they say … Continue reading

SHINED

SHINED

My day is less sunny without you It’s raining and cloudy and the wind it’s so blustery You took the sunshine the day that you left When you left I still picture your face How it glowed How it shined It’s so bright in my mind I can see How it shined On an overcast … Continue reading

WISHES

WISHES

everything’s changed now be careful what you wish for wishes do come true but what when they come? with the good bad and ugly? does that cramp your style? pining and praying in agony and in tears wishing and wanting and then you wake up and your whole life is different it’s just how you … Continue reading

WALLFLOWERS

WALLFLOWERS

Here’s to the brilliant Those beautiful minds The hidden The downtrodden And most of all the wallflowers Those who are awkward The shy Yes the modest The savants And learned idiots too Those blending in And eager to do so The quiet Unnoticed Unflashy Unassuming Those secretly gifted But overlooked Those dismissed Here’s to you … Continue reading

TENDING

TENDING

Tend the garden No need to do too much It’s been planted A little water Here and there And lots of light Will do the trick It’s been planted It’ll grow That’s what it does No need to do too much But tend it And those weeds No matter what we do They rear their … Continue reading

IF NOT FOR YOU

IF NOT FOR YOU

A man like me Is dead in places If not for you Is it wrong to say That you awaken Yet weaken me? Make me alive When I don’t feel alive? More than survive If not for you Not fade but thrive A man like me Who’s given up If not for you Am I … Continue reading

SENSATION

SENSATION

mustering up hope and courage and fortitude summoning up faith determination elation when life it moves forward with gusto intending to chase away demons while fending off omens of bad things to come they will won’t they anyway? mobilizing enthusiasm jubilation a sensation.

THE DAY’S BEEN GOOD

THE DAY’S BEEN GOOD

6:33am I can’t help but think of you. As the light starts to leak over the wide mountain ridge. As the day from its slumber begins. There are thick black clouds overhead but they”ll burn off, they say. Winter looms in all its glory around the bend, but birds still tweet. Resilience. You must be … Continue reading

NO ONE’S LAUGHING BUT GOD

NO ONE’S LAUGHING BUT GOD

a rigmarole and confusing state of things a conundrum too a riddle and box not easy to solve or to climb out of either a joke and a hoax and no one’s laughing but god i know you’re not, right? he or she must have an oddball sense of humor or maybe he’s it god … Continue reading

DIE

DIE

all there is left to do is die take me as i am i’ve done all i can all there is left to do is go i’m not complaining you see? but it is up to me i’ve done all i can what i wanted to what i needed to no regret or remorse let … Continue reading

THE NOW

THE NOW

grounded in the here and now the future, past it didn’t last and rooted in the present tense the present moment a component not from then nor what will be i’m standing here the now is clear.

BARREN LANDSCAPE

BARREN LANDSCAPE

i look at the blank screen my mind is blank too nothing to say that hasn’t been said the same old diatribes and pronouncements and hyperbole and a half again and more so i look at the stark wall my heart is stark too an utter contradiction of emotion and road wear of desolation and … Continue reading

LOVE YOU FOR YOU

LOVE YOU FOR YOU

somebody’s gonna love you just for you not because you’re so damn fine looking (which you are) and not because of the sound of your voice and not because you wear the nicest clothes or because you’re so cool and so hip they’re gonna see you and know you and love you for you they’ll … Continue reading

HAT’S OFF

HAT’S OFF

I’m writing a lot of dark stuff. Well I’m writing outtakes of dark stuff which is working for me on so many levels. Poetry, stories, diatribes, which I’m not sharing in my usual way. It’s a matter of getting out what’s deeper inside the heart and mind, which is easier said than done. And a lot … Continue reading

BIGGEST FAN

BIGGEST FAN

Take the limelight cause I love you Let the world be your stage You’re my center of attention And to me all the rage Be yourself and let loose And just do what you do Biggest fan yes I am I’m so glad that it’s true.

VIRTUOUS

VIRTUOUS

humility integrity are not what they’re cracked up to be and chastity and charity these words can cause hilarity they’re out of date? then why create more challenges that won’t abate? like patience also temperance and honesty which does make sense with kindness and yes diligence so not in vogue not ever since remember courage? justice … Continue reading

MERCY

MERCY

affirmations constellations dreams and notions of a world where loving kindness lacking blindness seas and oceans thoughts unfurled of peace and mercy seize this day where friend and foe both stand and say we’re not divided not shortsighted none derided come what may.

JADED MEN

JADED MEN

your eyes are enough to give tired men hope your smile it will do to drive jaded men mad and all they believe in what’s wrong in this world your face is enough to make broken men whole.

NOT NIHILISTIC

NOT NIHILISTIC

First appeared in the The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature It’s a common thing around here. Family cemeteries in people’s backyards or somewhere on their land. On land that’s been passed down from generation to generation. There are currently laws on the books protecting this sacred land from development. Would you want to build a … Continue reading

THAT’S ALL I WANT

THAT’S ALL I WANT

Wrap me around your little finger I’ve no objections Or scruples It seems Make me henpecked and pussy-whipped I won’t argue Or fuss too much No doubt Quite the contrary That’s all I want To belong to you, can’t you see? More with each waking hour And each passing day That’s all I want That’s … Continue reading

MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS

MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS

i’m at a loss for words of the kind that impress or titillate or move mountains or rivers that make you think twice the words that i say just can’t move mountains and rivers don’t hear me at all move rightly enough on their own i’m at a loss for words but of mostly ideas … Continue reading

HAPPENSTANCE

HAPPENSTANCE

happenstance when we crossed paths i didn’t listen thems the facts your circumstances put on flesh i didn’t hear the brain’s not clear the world’s a fog have not a clue not only them but also you are so caught in what we think a telling glance we miss the chance to do the dance … Continue reading

GRASP

GRASP

i need more time more time to reconcile my life do all the things i want to do all the things i said i would all the things i should i need more space more space to be as big as i feel to grow into what i see myself as to stretch as far … Continue reading

WHERE BEAUTY LIES

WHERE BEAUTY LIES

nobody’s perfect least of all me but you too perfection’s fleeting unattainable flaws and faults and foibles they dominate the scene and dot the landscape dark clouds roll in and ruin a perfect clear day that’s how it seems to go here well and everywhere people thinking they have to strive to be perfect then … Continue reading

STAND UP

STAND UP

i hope you don’t mind i told everyone how well i’m doing ever since i met you i hope you don’t care i told everyone how good you seem i shook my head yes and said so with authority i hope you don’t fret i tell people such things often on your behalf if your … Continue reading

ALL THE WHYS

ALL THE WHYS

i ask myself all the whys though by now i know all the answers i ask myself over and over and it’s the same old answers again too many times to even count so why does history keep repeating? when i know just what’s right and i know all the whys yet still sit here … Continue reading

PIES

PIES

butterflies and meadows and pies in the sky affirmations assertations attestations constellations pipe dreams and pies in the now and right here flourishes that nourish that replenish reassurances why be down low when there’s so much on high? pies in sky a plethora and pipe dreams too etc.

ALWAYS THE SKY

ALWAYS THE SKY

turn your face to the sun if it comes out turn your back to the wind if there’s a breeze turn your mind to the sky at night when stars do twinkle move along sail away if you can there will always be me waiting here there will always be more waiting there you will … Continue reading

TRUE ORIGINAL

TRUE ORIGINAL

let it all hang out in whichever way you go what comes naturally true original why be anything else here except for yourself? look how far you’ve come oh please not like me or him or her or like them oh god not like them we know how they are there’s nowhere to hide so … Continue reading

NOT LIKE BEFORE YOU

NOT LIKE BEFORE YOU

i love you but that’s not what’s good it’s the sky now i love the sky but not like before you no i think i just noticed it and the trees and the hills they’re not like before you this must be the first time i’ve seen them but that’s not what’s good it’s the … Continue reading

LEAPT

LEAPT

i slept hardly at all but i slept i wept hardly at all but i wept life crept up that is all i kept up didn’t stall i accept and i leapt didn’t fall.

THAT DAY THAT NEVER ENDS

THAT DAY THAT NEVER ENDS

That’s what I want That day that never ends. Not because I’m too busy or harried Not because “there aren’t enough hours in the day” As people say Just because Some days are better than others You know they are memories as you live them You watch yourself like a fly on the wall And … Continue reading

PAVED

PAVED

All you can do and can be is how putting one foot in the front of the other the way is paved moving forward ahead at least is better no best not to lag it seems or there standing still.

LIKE EIGHTY-EIGHT

LIKE EIGHTY-EIGHT

i have no problem going on about this or that or the other thing i do it well and can at the drop of a hat but have no interest ‘scuse moi moral dilemmas embraced here with gusto wholeheartedly daily is what fills the time sticky conundrums is what i am after sought out overcome … Continue reading

PLACE AND TIME

PLACE AND TIME

When it’s finally temperate enough for every single window, nook and cranny to remain open twenty-four-seven, that’s what I call a beginning. The last couple of nights have been such. I have my bed ready for summer what with new fun springy sheets (and my “Linus blanket” thrown over for extra warmth if need be, although … Continue reading

STAKE

STAKE

i have a stake a make or break i’ll have my cake and eat it too and won’t forsake the pain and ache here in this wake my heart is true no matter what if ands or buts why scurry hurry shake and worry to be free? i’ll take the ride stand up decide glide … Continue reading

CULPRIT

CULPRIT

the faucet drips and drips the sands land in the hourglass the alarm clock rings too loud the gas light goes on in the car five shot dead in seattle the sun’s coming up again the heat’s kicked on cause it’s cold outside such a streak of illogical weather a uruguayan bit the arm of … Continue reading

OCEANS

OCEANS

Oceans first appeared in the Stone Path Review How can you dream Without grandiose notions? How can you sail When you don’t have a breeze? How can you change When you only have oceans Of low expectations And fear and unease? Why do you settle For all that just bores you? And have little faith … Continue reading

YESTERDAYS

YESTERDAYS

these are the old days the good times yeh that’s what they are the times you remember and never forget the ones you look back on with little regret these are your yesterdays the younger days that you’re pining for the past that you carry that keeps you awake at night up and pacing with … Continue reading

TO THINE OWN SELF

TO THINE OWN SELF

sell yourself short put yourself down talk yourself up turn things around up by your bootstraps and then up the creek too harried to paddle believing you’re weak you’re braver you’re smarter you’re stronger to me you’re better you’re bolder and kinder i see not giving the credit where credit is due to thine own … Continue reading

SUNRISE

SUNRISE

twilight before dawn dark night until light there’s pain before happy there’s death until risen there’s suffering to heal but the sunrise today no matter what they say there’s a will and a way.

LOVE OF A POET

LOVE OF A POET

Oh for the love of a poet. You should be so lucky. Or damned. Oh for the love of he who looks to die for his art. If only you were art. Oh for the love that relentlessly and unceasingly is love incarnate: breathing and alive and busting at the seams and joyously pining and … Continue reading

RECONCILING

RECONCILING

maybe it’s just me and not like i say that it’s the rest of the world i’ve been wrong before the world seems pretty crazy how could it be me right? then what would i do begin to start consider all the reconciling the things that we see and the lies that we hear and … Continue reading

PLEASING

PLEASING

you can please some of the people all of the time all of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time yet still pay heed why not concede and go out and about on your merry way do what you do and say all that you say … Continue reading

SONG FOR YOU

SONG FOR YOU

hello there sunshine open your sleepy eyes now it’s time to wake up good morning dreamer the night’s done and it’s daytime and there’s lots to do or nothing at all the coffee’s prepared the newspaper just got here the birds are singing they have a song  that’s for you just to say welcome morning’s … Continue reading

COME WHAT MAY

COME WHAT MAY

done all i can do did what had to be done tried as hard as i might was a fight never slight played as much as i can with the hand i was dealt worked with all that i had did my best never less another chapter is over another story’s been told now it’s … Continue reading

TAME

TAME

I thrill in your absence Sit still here in silence Filled up with resplendence In your effervescence Not fleeting You’re sweet I can’t help what you do Not phony Or fake I can see that you’re true I cave in your presence Stand brave in your wake I wonder and hope That you know I’ve … Continue reading

SILENCE EASY

SILENCE EASY

I will not be silent Not censor myself Nor settle for speechless When emboldened And brazen will do I will not sit docile Not dummy it up Nor turn on the tight-lipped When sluggish And skittish I’m not It’s not always been There was a time it was different I listened, believed And worked hard … Continue reading

LOVE IT SHOWS

LOVE IT SHOWS

You can’t help who you love Why you love Where you love Or when It could be anyone Or anyplace At anytime It seems There’s not a choice in the matter Your mind starts its chatter Your heart’s pitter-patter Can’t explain You never know why it goes The way it goes Love it shows Goodness … Continue reading