Sunday, October 23, 2016


a pleasant meal
a rooftop view
so much to say
so long apart

old times relived
regrets unveiled
mistakes to share
and pain to hide

as two discuss
what came to be
of promise made
but never kept

the decades gone
no going back
what might have been
a futile thought

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Kindness is Enough

no public prayers
or sacred rites
no special garb
or books to quote

no holy wars
or gods to fear
no guilt instilled
or hate condoned

just clear your mind
and free your soul
for in the end
kindness is enough

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