Thursday, September 1, 2016

She Loved Horses

she loved
she told
me so

what else
she loved
I still
don't know

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Voice Within

it speaks to us
throughout our lives
fueling courage
and calming fear

but then it may
spawn pain as well
a haunting voice
of past regrets

it's our response
to honest words
that sets our course
and shapes our will

though truth it speaks
it does not judge
unless of course
we give consent

Sunday, July 10, 2016


what did I say
what did you think
what wasn't said
what never done

questions persist
now decades hence
answers obscure
unwelcome truth

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fears and Tears

when tragedy strikes
they flock to the scene
to bring us the facts
to show us the gore

far more than needed
scour the site
sending us photos
stoking our fear

victims revealed
motives discussed
witnesses sought
the horror described

friends and family
brought to the screen
baring their souls
to honor the dead

and if they are stoic
too numb to grieve
questions persist
until they break down