Monday, July 17, 2017


there is no fate
or destiny
no master plan
or grand design

just choices made
and chances missed
when we confront
life's fleeting gifts

and then we feast
on just rewards
or dwell upon
our past mistakes

for we have but
one life to live
and how we choose
will set its course

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


a simple life
of good and bad
of friends and foes
of faith and hope

a private life
of doubt and shame
of love and loss
of joy and pain

and then we live
a public life
for all to see
for all to judge

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Screen

it draws them in
so bright so real
its sights and sounds
seduce the mind

escape its gift
from all beyond
and soon it steals
the joy of life

no need for sun
or wind or rain
no fragrant woods
or desert stream

for on the screen
all comes alive
and in the dark
their world unfolds

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


unbridled love
invades our soul
for others met
or how we live

no idle thought
or casual choice
no cautious step
or planned retreat

for passion rules
when once it strikes
and thence defines
our happiness