Category: My Poems

A Successful Poem

Kick in the Keester

You get what you deserve The anthem of the successful I  earned what I got The poor deserve what they get The self-satisfied pat on one’s own back And the well-deserved kick in the keester for the poor               A contrary view,        


Irene, dark-haired and intelligent Mind pure, uncluttered by uncertainty Summer begun for her Passing Cylburn’s greenhouses God wouldn’t allow evil in her world Only the pure would dare approach her. Carl’s long strides along the path Relieved his stress No cutting father, no meek mother Past the rows of warm azaleas A world of beauty…

Two Thoughts Wide

True False road sign

Two thoughts wide The universe spanned Checkerboard strips across nature’s miracle Night dark crowded Constellations thin but connected Soaring high, frozen quick Neighbors friendly, landscape neat Homes warm with cooking dinner Goods cheap or dear Goods function or fail Beyond the realm Goods fair, Work yet cheap Weekday prayers, regular wishes Definite answers, questions long…

Why Not Rich

How Come that Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not The title demanded from library shelf I understand the economy, the stock market Just the other day, I argued about the Fed I railed it shouldn’t exist Gave reasons and historical precedents I won the argument Today, my broker explained my gold fund tanked The Fed had…


Fatalism and free will coexist.

Catholic strength or universal weakness?

The Lonely Sentinel at Old Dorsey Church

Old Dorsey Church

“Leave the GPS in the SUV” I tell my grandson We stroll down the old road, abandoned two score years Since the floods of Agnes’ wrath broke its path Slowly reclaimed by nature. “Don’t you just love it here, Kiddo? In future years Walk along this path. Think of me, watching above Enjoying your walk…


She fit so easy, her head on his shoulder They laughed.  He revealed his hopes. She warmed with dreams He gave his heart; though more than she desired.   Too intellectual, not romantic enough Was that his fault?   A new she, athletic and jogger, the image of vitality They listened to music, laughed at…