A Secret Life: Memories from another life.
A friend from a past life told me of a love But sadly he said he doesn’t recall her name That is really such a shame For way back when he was just age 23 I knew him as we worked for the same company He met her in a restaurant where she waitressed Back…
BACKWASH Walking backwards in my mind slowly thru time I find myself stranded, just another body standing in line A pathetic piece of flesh and bone Left alive to review all the scrapings my handmade in stone Until the carving knife broke from all the writing And I found that my life was not so…
A Long Time Ago in the Great Faraway
It was a long time ago in the great faraway When I came to the understanding that I could no longer stay We looked the other way as I stepped out from her front door Harsh words spoken, then silence, nothing left to say, so I guess we settled the score The tale had been…
NIGHTFALL, THE LOVERS’ DANCE TAKE TWO
NIGHTFALL, THE LOVERS’ DANCE 2 I recall the night when a hot summer rain came And settled in with a breeze bringing coolness to the room Where two lovers met and when they left never were the same In an old cheap apartment in downtown Sarasota Where they danced to a scratchy record It was…
The Visitor She came in the still dark of night Silent, gentle, and turned off the tabled light Leaving the apartment in a soft and low-level glow From the moon creeping in thru a blanketed cloud Peering thru grime swathed window panes allowed Casting shadows dancing on paint thirsty aged walls That overtime had seen…
RAINDROPS Bumble Bee sized drops Falling with thunder sized hits Striking the broad leaves of green bent Beneath the sudden strikes from the sky sent Forcing them to bow before the growing deluge Lightning striking a short distance away The laughter of the rain as it slips and falls to the ground And I stand…
There are times at night when I find myself in deep sleeping And then in ghostly form, I catch myself somehow strangely competing With memories compressed, forgotten, somehow caught in the whirl of haunted strife While dealing with the ups and downs of a confused and struggling life And discover that I am lying in…
The following poem will be in Standoff. The book, Standoff is a group of poems and short stories Yesterday’s Child Yesterday’s child was born with a patchwork brain Filled with paintings that would never be brought to view For a painter, a drawer, he simply could not be Overrun with songs that would never…
ONCE A BOY
ONCE A BOY There once was a boy who lived on a boat The boy was small and the boat was not Upon a sea of strange waters sailed the two The boy and the boat until one day the boy forgot That the boat would float and he would not.
SHE HAD FAME
SHE HAD FAME No one knew her name This simple woman who walked alone In the rain and sun, she walked alone On Sarasota’s streets, she walked alone And no one knew her name She walked in light and in the dark She walked in sun and in the rain But one knew her name,…