Damned

October 20, 2014

Breathless like a fish
Drowning in information
Trapped like a tiger
Wanting to be free
Lost like a lark
Flown astray
Dead like the damned
There is no other way

Haiku

October 19, 2014

Five short syllables
Seven need to follow them
Then back to five more

Losing You

October 18, 2014

The love of my life
The pain and the strife
The loss and remorse
The time and its course
The loss of love
The dying old dove
The mess we made
The games we played
The hurt I shared
The death I dared
The loss of you
The moment I knew.

Live it up

October 17, 2014

One day
Two people
Three years
Four children
Five grandchildren
Six decades
Seven symptoms
Eight hours
Nine lives
Ten mourners
Life.

Smile

October 16, 2014

You have the perfect smile
Reaching from cheek to cheek
Every time I kiss you
My knees go weak
Love and beauty; plain as day
Your friendly smile
Makes me stay

Culture

October 15, 2014

A land of work
Never ending
Facing the 8 to 11
Grind
Hit the bar
11 to 3
Pass out
In an alley
Sleep it off
Up again
Quarter to 8
Go into work
Repeat on loop
For Eternity

The Star

October 14, 2014

A bright star
Guiding them from East to West
Finally they stop