Tagged with life

IT REALLY WAS ALL JUST THE SAME

IT REALLY WAS ALL JUST THE SAME

John left for work at 7am every morning, never later. Well sometimes later and it upset him when he was late. It didn’t happen too often as he was used to this routine, but it would upset him just the same. John worked all day as hard as he could, being that he’s been working … Continue reading

NECESSARY

NECESSARY

there’s so much in the world that’s depressing that’s depressing there’s so much we hear that’s disappointing that’s disappointing trying to recapture make do for the future there’s so much that’s necessary that’s necessary.

EMPOWERMENT

EMPOWERMENT

A friend thanked me for not “enabling” him. We discussed how so often in life we get caught up in what we’re doing, and the past rears its ugly head. Mistakes and heartache well up. Regret and pain. It does, right? We’re often demoralized. Held back. This casual thank you came during a time of … Continue reading

HEART LINE

HEART LINE

“I told you it was bad.” “Yeh but it’s okay. I don’t mind being here, staying with you.” Laura picked up the pitcher of iced tea from the nightstand and freshened his glass. “I can get more ice and lemon wedges if you want, you need to stay hydrated, that’s what the doctor said.” She handed … Continue reading

DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE

DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE

Marty hadn’t seen his father since the big blow up. That was almost three years ago. Blow up doesn’t even do justice to how embarrassing and pathetic a scene it really was. But wasn’t that how it always went? With the fighting and yelling and hurt feelings? The modus operandi really. And for as long as … 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

TRICKLE

TRICKLE

clotted and coagulated and constipated at a loss for words unable to flow nary a trickle stuck in the mud and the throat those golden times are olden times not knowing any better or any worse? ignorance oh such bliss and oh so precious not yet to experience the experiences since experienced unbeknownst 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.

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

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

OFF BASE

OFF BASE

not the way that they used to be things that is and life it seems it’s not the way that it oughta be cause who knows why the people do and say what they say well the impetus? the underpinning underlying purpose or reason or basis? so spot on yet so off base they’re not … Continue reading

WISP

WISP

the days the nights the months the years begins the ends don’t cease the fears of seeing time drift quickly by the will a wisp the laughs the sighs the whys and tears a shame some say to question nothing all the day.

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

SOMEONE STOLE A TOMATO

SOMEONE STOLE A TOMATO

I’ve hardly left my street. That’s my summer vacation.  Well not literally I mean I have left this particular street. I’ve gotten in my car to go to my landscaping “job” and the grocery store and church and I’ve been around on foot, but my “vacation time” has been here on this street. I know lots … Continue reading

SHIT’S CREEK

SHIT’S CREEK

out of sight out of mind out of answers up the ante shit’s creek with no paddle that’s weak in due time it’s a crime to the questions revelation you’ll see then set free you will be.

LOOK

LOOK

maybe look a little bit lighter maybe live a little bit wiser maybe love a little bit stronger maybe last a little while longer cause the world we’re going to keep her maybe learn a little bit deeper maybe laugh a little bit louder maybe look a little bit closer.

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

AND I DON’T MIND

AND I DON’T MIND

you don’t know me and i don’t mind i know you i’m not impressed so sorry i’ve lived long and hard and good and far and wide and with gusto i’ve been here and there in too many places to mention places you’ve never heard of done things you could never imagine that’s okay you … Continue reading

SOME PEOPLE

SOME PEOPLE

some people they no likey friendly they seem so crabby or consumed by much some people they no likey nicey they no like to play or be silly much some people they are so serious it makes me delirious or i guess it could if i think about it hard some people they no likey … Continue reading

STREETLIGHT

STREETLIGHT

It’s a really calm Sunday morning. I hardly get a greater pleasure. The other night I celebrated the summer solstice my own way, simply by staying up late. I wanted to be one with the last light of the longest day. Seriously. Around 10:30 I gave it up for night and went inside, although the almost … Continue reading

LAYERS

LAYERS

we’re here so now what? it’s time so whaddya think? hey ain’t life just grand? i have no shirt on and no socks on neither a fine way to be is your shirt off too? ah for you summer i’ve dreamt of you and yes bitched and moaned way too much i’ve analyzed it the … Continue reading

WAKE

WAKE

i do undercurrent i do wake yours and theirs mine for certain ours i do atmosphere sometimes flavor i try like cheese i do suggestion nuance a flourish no doubt take liberties give hints insinuations accusations all the time why not? it’s better than other outlets like a scolding i do a sense innuendo a … Continue reading

HUSH

HUSH

speak slowly and softly everything’s fine kick back take a load off lighten up it’s okay the world we can hear you there’s no need to shout ease up rest assured let things go and be still there’s power in silence the hush there’s the strength take a breath put your feet up get limp … Continue reading

TOUCH MY FACE

TOUCH MY FACE

I felt a little like Jesus yesterday and will again tomorrow. See of all things to “lose” while moving, the cord to the rechargeable shaver is most unexpected.  It’s a “gotta be around here” situation and will show up soon enough and I could BUY a new one but won’t. I’ll live. In the meantime … Continue reading

WHO’S TO SAY

WHO’S TO SAY

woke up today the world i see some sun not gray a pretty day i could be wrong who really cares? but could be right well who’s to say? slept great last night had vivid dreams walked through my past it didn’t last woke up and pondered where i wandered ain’t life grand? well who’s … Continue reading

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

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.

RUNNING IN PLACE

RUNNING IN PLACE

so yeh why bother with all you do and you say each and every day has it made a difference yet? what makes you certain that your effort’s not in vain that you’re not bogged down and running in place simply spinning your wheels and stuck here in neutral? there’s so much to do and … 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

ALREADY THERE

ALREADY THERE

to and fro again up and down and all around here and there and back and forth is the case ahead then behind one step forward two steps gone so just start over try and try and try to keep moving all the time endlessly changing life that is i mean failing then winning recoup … Continue reading

WHITE SPACE

WHITE SPACE

don’t read my words you don’t anyway read between them between each sentence above and below them side-to-side the looking is better the white space is where like here the before and after the pauses and clauses and phrases that stick out too like a sore thumb for some reason and don’t belong there they’re … 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

TIME LAPSES

TIME LAPSES

long days short nights more of the same friday saturday start again the days go by then weeks and years the more time lapses the less i fear cause nothing out there will stop me although what matters seems less clear cause every day life does goes on enjoy the weekend poof it’s gone.

LONELY LIFE

LONELY LIFE

I know all about it The hours of silence Your pacing back and forth Mind racing Never ending To and fro Here and there All alone How you are What you do Lonely life I see it all over you The wear and the tear The years what they’ve done Your heart hurting Pretending All … Continue reading

BOGGED DOWN

BOGGED DOWN

i’m going to sleep wake me up when it’s over when things are made known when you know the whys and how come things get bogged down the answers fleeting can you do that please? there’s way too much strife with people at odds and sad and too uncertain maybe it’s always what people go … 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.

EBB AND FLOW

EBB AND FLOW

here we go again whaddya feel like doing? we could do anything whatever you think we could go this way or that way or no way at all could go up or go down could stand up take a fall start out to then go fro one step back and go forth maybe here over … 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

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

was that chicago? does anybody really know what time it is? do you really care? it’s seven-thirty no six-thirty hard to tell cause we changed the clocks what does that mean though and who do we think we are? where did that hour go? we lost it somewhere we mess around with and modify and … Continue reading

YIN THE YANG

YIN THE YANG

sometimes the world it seems so tired in so much muck we get so mired to greater good we shrug our shoulders no longer strength to lug more boulders when life no longer holds that magic we once believed in oh so tragic tough and jaded made of stone we walk the desert all alone … Continue reading

BUZZ KILL

BUZZ KILL

Fixated. On oddities. From time to time, strange little things. I face them head on when they come up. Then they go away. Until they rear their ugly heads again.  They always do. Know what I mean? I hate my neighbor. His fat, puffy face. His awkward gait. His squeaky, incoherent way of talking. Well … Continue reading

WONDER THE REASONS

WONDER THE REASONS

it’s preposterous my face and body and mind illusion mostly not so pretty now things don’t make sense generally there’s no explaining what are the reasons? we’re born and we live and we laugh and we love and try to be happy all the while knowing life keeps moving along and we don’t know the … Continue reading

LOVE IS WHAT YOU NEED

LOVE IS WHAT YOU NEED

Remember when you told me my old truck wouldn’t pull a slick prick out of a lard bucket? Well I thought about it and you’re just plain slicker than otter snot. Slicker than cat shit on linoleum. It’s so hard to deal with you.  It’s like tryin to put butter up a wildcat’s ass with … Continue reading

LIVING FOR YOU

LIVING FOR YOU

long gone are the days when I lived for you made sure you were happy watched out for your feelings i waited on you oh well long gone are the times i took steps for you got myself out of bed and made the first move forever reaching out that’s done now things are better … Continue reading