Category Laughter

Light Hidden Within

Light Hidden Within ~~~~~ Part One Looking for words that will tell A story: who we were and who We became, after long illness. The first part I know, as do you, At least this moment, as I write These words, chasing meaning, So we all choose cogent change. I hope we hear the sane […]

Am I?

Am I?   ~~~~~ Does everyone feel the need to create Or only to impose order on the chaos? Is a search for a higher purpose innate, A way to handle death, since we must? All creators, I think, have some doubts. For any who believe, did god feel this? Omniempathetic, god must have bouts. […]

Cannot Imagine

Cannot Imagine ~~~~~ Have you this modern truth brought home, Your devices, machines, smarter than you? With all their various prompts and screens, Your car and phone communicate, so new. New to me; I’m old, adult before this time. My first job, each file kept on paper alone, Eight jobs in, till a mainframe I […]

That’s Why

That’s Why These days, life feels so crazy and confusing. It does not one bit of good to keep refusing. I simply cannot spend all my time snoozing. I find no answers in the books I’m perusing. I am told it’s about the winning and losing. And I think this more than a little bemusing. […]

Amelia’s Garden

Amelia’s Garden ~~~~~ Jacob Jonathon Johansson-Jost, a poet, scholar, philosopher to most, In his eyes, he’s failed, though only he sees, Yet, he is proud, chin held high, with dignity. After breakfast, he pauses in his study doorway lighted by the windows that face the garden, her garden, Amelia’s garden. He turns and surveys the […]

Waving Goodbye, Waving Hello

Waving Goodbye, Waving Hello ~~~~~ The rumble-tumble shocks of the grey-green ocean Crashing and smashing rocks, in perpetual motion. The sand’s captured by the sea, carried near and far, Far-land’s fractures, sift from the waves, join ours. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment […]


Standing ~~~~~ Sometimes, the smallest thing Changes us entirely, for good. So, standing where we stood, Get a gold ring or get nothing. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative offerings and […]

Temporal Expense

Temporal Expense ~~~~~ Do we now, Muddled men, Fetished females, Spend time Like bits of metal, Paper, information, To prove We are living. Collected, reflected, Twittering birds Speaking, seeking, Connection, Within Books of faces, Without Recognition. Incomplete meaning, Distant acquaintances, Lost friends. Some remembered, Many forgotten Or never met Face to face, Impersonal, Person-to-person call. […]

I’ve Heard

I’ve Heard ~~~~~ Certainty, it’s said, is fleeting It may vanish upon meeting Or offer you a warm greeting You hope it will last a lifetime Pray that it will be your lifeline Most lose it, such a rife crime It’s ephemeral, so it’s precious Though it can turn you vicious Believe it, it’s gone, […]

Simple Complexity ~ Complex Simplicity

Simple Complexity ~ Complex Simplicity ~~~~~ Why then must poetry’s meaning be couched, Like the imagined sea-sound heard in a shell? May fleeting beauty, convoluted truth be vouched, Said simply and offered crystal-clear from a well? Will it help if I use night to presage age or death, Flying birds or sunsets standing in for […]