It seems to us as we continue to grow older the more and more we find
how often we climb the memory tree that grows within our minds.
A tree that's nourished by our memories…at least that's what ...... more »
I made a crazy decision 364 days ago; my reasons were unclear;
To try to write a poem a day for one entire year.
To show I wasn't thinking straight and what naivete it took... more »
Today we celebrate Louis Reard, a French designer par excellence
He created, as far as men are concerned, a fashion renaissance.
The year was 1946 when Mr. Reard this day unfurled... more »
As I watch the protesters in California shouting to the immigrants, "Go Back To Mexico."
I must admit as an American to feeling a little low.
How would our ancestors have felt when they ...... more »
This poem was a little late today, not because I couldn't find the rhymes
You see once we hit the North Carolina border we switched to mountain time.
It's not that we're less conscientious or have...... more »
It hit to me as I watched Hair the Musical last week how the times really are a changin'
One look in the mirror and the lyrics to Hair I must be rearrangin'...
(Sung to the Tune of Hair...with my...... more »
I was brought up quite religiously; we were taught heaven was up in the sky,
When we died, if we were good down here, there was a place for us on high.
A place where miracles happen every day ...... more »
Sometimes I wonder if we're the most advanced species...Look at the things we say and we do.
Sometimes I wonder if we're as intelligent as we think...Sometimes I wonder-don't you?
Take beauty for...... more »
We are a funny creatures...man and woman...I'm sure everyone agrees
We have an odd sense of what's important...some strange priorities.
We are upset to think Big Brother is watching us, we look on...... more »
Our bodies are getting older by the day yet we don't accept this truth
We feel somewhere out there is the answer so we search for the Fountain of Youth.
We spend billions trying to stave off time;...... more »
One person can stand alone and think he's stronger than the others
But our strength is often doubled when we lean on one another.
When we're down and out, frustrated and we're unsure what to do... more »
Alcohol effects our brains and our bodies as a whole
It depresses our central nervous system which leads to a loss of self control.
Knowing drinking causes symptoms like the ones I just described... more »
Recently I was privileged to observe in all it's magnificence
The ingenuity of youth mixed with a little innocence.
I was in line at a store counter, in front of me was a young boy... more »
In case you hadn't noticed today is the first day of July
This is an important day of the year...allow me to tell you why.
You see as days of every year go by, July 1st is opportune... more »
I once knew a person who seemed angry all the time.
I did not know the reason- couldn't figure out the rhyme.
I never knew why she allowed her anger to surround her... more »
We spend our days as a country divided- so many different groups and factions and clusters
So much so that the melting pot of America has lost it's glow, it's allure, it's luster.
Our country was ...... more »
We have a duty to the children of the world from the moment of their births
A duty to make them feel safe and happy on this planet we call Earth.
A duty to teach them right from wrong, to respect ...... more »
We've heard the question before; it's a common paradigm
If you had one day left to live- how would you spend your time?
If you were told this is your last day then you'll be leaving everything ...... more »
One never knows where our lessons will arise, we should always be on our guard
They crop up in the strangest places, like out in our own back yard...
We have some beautiful palm trees which need a...... more »
As you watch the world unfold around us edge closer and closer to the cliff
A host of questions come to mind all beginning with, ‘What if...'
What if we didn't think of one another as foe or enemy... more »
Is it wrong to love a fast food restaurant, to develop a serious love triangle?
You wouldn't think so if you ever ate...a dinner at Bojangles.
Oh yes I love my family and their affections I do ...... more »
God can mean so many things to so many different people
Whether you visit a mosque, a synagogue or pray under a steeple.
Many struggle their whole lives looking to find a way... more »
I’ve been a little worried lately about Trestin Meacham and wondering what it was like
When in protesting gay marriage in Utah, he went on a hunger strike.
He chose as his cause a judges ruling ...... more »
The other day as I watched the flight of a morning dove in the early morning hue
I wondered what the world looked like from the uniqueness of her view.
Have you ever envied the birds and wished ...... more »
Yesterday Deborah and I awoke early and off to the beach we slunk
To attend a meditation class...taught by a real Buddhist monk.
Meditation is relatively simple for the value that it packs... more »
Today is Adolph Hitler’s birthday...a man associated with hate
That this year his birthday falls on Easter brings dichotomy to the date.
I wonder...since Hitler was responsible for so much ...... more »
A woman’s preparing breakfast when she suddenly stops to say a prayer
I’ve found the face of Jesus in my toast..”It’s a miracle! ” she declares
Another is cooking dinner when she falls to her ...... more »
Today is the one day of the year set aside to celebrate our planet Earth
A day to think how much she means to us...of her value and her worth.
I have a problem with Earth Day which I shall declare...... more »
Happy birthday William Shakespeare born on this day in 1564.
But times have changed and today...we don’t talk like you wrote anymore.
If we did perhaps two new lover’s meeting and sharing their ...... more »
Ali and Fred had trouble with their car...it was something ornamental
But it was in the shop so long the manager offered them a rental.
It was a brand new four door sedan...but a problem was soon ...... more »
Yesterday was Throwback Thursday, a day that lately has increased in popularity
It’s where you post an old picture of yourself..at least the self you used to be.
Certainly we’ve changed ...... more »
I learned two valuable lessons in a short time quite recently
They had to do with my smart phone and, of all things, it’s lithium battery.... more »
Behind us on a recent morning walk the sun and clouds provided a wonderful view
While the clouds that loomed ahead of us took on an ominous hue.
The weather man said there was no chance of rain so...... more »
It’s testing time in school and teachers know...there’s nothing more important than that!
Florida has it’s own Comprehensive Assessment Test...known as the dreaded F-CAT.
Someone should admonish ...... more »
When we gaze upon a rainbow and marvel at it’s artistry
Our eyes enjoy the totality of the beauty that we see.
When we gaze upon the mountains...trees and peaks that rise so high... more »
Happy birthday Harper Lee; your life certainly deserves a look
Despite the fact in your whole career you published just one book.
But oh what a book that is...many today are still mesmerized by ...... more »
I just completed reading Hemingway’s The Old Man And The Sea
And will now relate a similar battle that transpired...regarding me.
In case you’re unfamiliar, the story’s about an old fisherman from...... more »
Deborah has a host of favorites in her life...so many from which to choose
Favorite colors, favorite foods, favorite houses...favorite shoes.
Favorite authors, favorite actors, favorite ...... more »
Today is Honesty Day where telling the truth is the only rule
It began in the early ’90’s as the antithesis to April Fools.
And if we’re being totally honest...if we really take a look... more »
As I watch many world religions fight, acting inhumane and cruel
It makes me ask the question, what’s happened to the Golden Rule?
Countries at war with one another, soldiers dying, a world of dread
Again I ask, has the Golden Rule been buried with the dead?
People going hungry every day, so many in the world oppressed
Is it possible the Golden Rule has been forgotten or suppressed?
We read of people murdering one another, even children, and we’re stunned
And I ask as we wipe our tears, has the Golden Rule been shunned?
Yes, so many sorrowful stories...
I saw him on the evening news, the soldier in his hospital bed
Whom everyone thought unconscious and unable to move his head.
But Corporal Hargis was awake…in fact he was astute
For when he was given his Purple Heart he found the strength to salute.
Thank you Corporal Hargis for your courage helps keep the rest of us free.
But your story got me to thinking about all the faces of courage I see.