Tag: life

Completely

Don’t, don’t take me to the dance floor,my passion is too charged with energyit will electrocute you. Don’t lend my hand or heart to a rival;you will never get it back,trust me. I don’t offer soothing words rathera love acquired at great anguish,at a… Continue Reading “Completely”

MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (5)

Cross-legged In repose against the couchin a criss-cross plunging V-cut top –breasts betrayed, legs splayed.She sat carefree, cross-legged as if to say“Enjoy the view,”as if worn to be seen or complimented –her lacy lingerie, the showing off of a thighthat advertises her youth –curves… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (5)”

MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (4)

Born Again Papa is born againthis new spirit in him –crinkled eyes, fading skinbald-head, graying side-burnsis dogged. Many thirty-year-olds or even lessare responsive, like Lydia was to Paulthis good news –Money, Power, and Confidencewhich were elusive at tender years. It is difficult and different… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (4)”

MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (1)

This week we explore five poems highlighting a crisis older adults go through. A phase when falling health distorts their anatomy or worst a stage some feel they could be happier by making adverse changes in their life, and they feel the urge to… Continue Reading “MIDLIFE – A Collection of Poems (1)”

Teach Me …

Teach me how to number my daysso that I may live todaynot as a bubble but fully. Teach me how to love lifeso that hourly I may composemyself to the remembrance of my maker. Teach me before my last bowthe A-B-C of transforming to… Continue Reading “Teach Me …”

9 to 5

To spend your life livingin fear and ignorancenever exploring your dreamsis cruel. To work hard for moneythinking it will buy youall things that will make you happyis crueler. To wake up in the middleof the night terrified by bills,is a horrible way to live.More… Continue Reading “9 to 5”

Retrospect

I did all I couldwith what I was given –my talents, my lyrics. I lived by the codemy creed was real; my gifts evidentI harnessed it – chapter n’ verse; I was here to give lightto Hope, to make certainin meek ways, a mortal… Continue Reading “Retrospect”

Tell Her…

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How many….

How many handsome opportunitieshave passed ne’er to returnwhile I was having a sip –a social glass with a friend? How many foolish bargainshave been struck ne’er to revertunder the influence of a sparkling cup,which made me bounce with the carefreehappiness of a big game… Continue Reading “How many….”

SORES

Life’s sores have been aroundStill will till Christ comes back to go no moreHowever we might care to wish it awayShe still runs wild with no care Some stalk, then forcefully pounce-Certain ones saunter or crawl by,Tearing up flesh; others harvesting man’s defense.Even if… Continue Reading “SORES”