Category Archives: free verse

Thanksgiving Day

As always there are those home for the Feast there are those still AWOL The family is a peculiar thing the magnet at once attracts  & repels the filings She comes to pull the scab off the old wound just … Continue reading

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On Congress

The jar of Congress is full of nails bent at a point ever to bend there again useless A knot in the grain is all it takes any knot’ll do tap the nail or drive it it bends Do not … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

The flower says thank you to the sun & rain in its gorgeous blooming The river says thank you to the mountains in its measured flowing The tree says thank you to Mother Earth in its generous nestings The whale … Continue reading

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An Apple Tale

I was once but the bud on a bare limb of a winter tree gone unnoticed til in the spring I opened into the blossom so admired I was once the blossom on a rich limb of a spring tree … Continue reading

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Turbulent Times

We’re living in turbulent times the tides of change push us to the edges of our comfort zones the sands give way under our footing afraid we retreat to our tents to our tribe where roots still run deep & … Continue reading

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Strangers

We have become strangers to the land our ears dulled to the voices of the flowing rivers the weeping trees We have become strangers in the land our eyes closed to the plight of the dispossessed the faceless poor We … Continue reading

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A Conversation

He asked Who are you? I said, I am a man Yes, he said, I know I responded, I believe! But, What do you believe? he asked me to tell him What I have learned I said to the man … Continue reading

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On Lady Liberty

There she stands in the magazine ad a handsome woman in worn`out denim thread`bare knees Of the brand once coveted worldover as an indestructible trademark proven American symbol Shrink`to`fit then fashionably`frayed now to reveal a hint of sun`tanned flesh for … Continue reading

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On Judge Roy Moore

Underneath your well`paved morality lies the labyrinth of your ethics the descending staircase to character How easily the duplicitous mind plays with a simpleminded child’s soul In the shadow`land of lies lust is right when faced with popularity and a … Continue reading

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The Reflection

I glance out the window where the wind blows lingering leaves on trees Too soon all will be gone yesterday but memory tomorrow mere` ly dream I glance out the window the reflection on glass a stranger’s face gone old

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Autumn Weather

The weather like a fickle child can’t make up its mind if it wants to play or stay inside Two days ago an inch of snow on the neighbor’s roof a day of flurries in the thirties And today autumn … Continue reading

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On Patterns in Time

I look for patterns the way stones wash along the shore coarse`polished by the tides in time A stone holds grain not unlike wood telling of the mountain moved by glacier down to sea in time A leaf is patterned … Continue reading

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