Sunday, January 28, 2018


in youth a time
of threats and fear
and stirring hymns
in stained glass light

then came the doubt
that knowledge brings
and word of crimes
within the church

so freedom rose
a gift of truth
and now my faith
in kindness lies

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A Full Head of Hair

a full head of hair
was the line that he used
when praising those men
who were aging with grace

not fit or athletic
not bright or refined
a full head of hair
were the words that he chose

as one might suspect
his full head of hair
was a source of esteem
and his weapon of choice 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Getting Old

our bodies fail
and friends succumb
the future short
as time unfolds

so much gone by
all food for thought
with little left
the past now rules

and wisdom gained
reveals mistakes
what wasn't done
what could have been

old age a time
for memories
but also time
to face regrets

Friday, December 1, 2017

Old Songs

songs from our past
evoke bygone days
when we were free
the future unknown

forever connected
with people and place
they unleash emotions
still fresh in our soul

some rekindle joy of
good times gone by
some trigger the pain
of loss or defeat

whatever they bring
the songs do not lie
and from their lyrics
there is no retreat