Category Archives: Poems

A Nocturnal Pat on the Back

There were about a hundred men gathered – Old men who belonged to a club – And I was one of them.As the president of the group stoodAnd made motions to dismiss usHe said: “I want to thank Brother PeeryFor the great … Continue reading

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Evolution

If, over the past many thousands of yearsNo man was born no smarter than IThe world would be much different.How? I cannot even guess. Our evolution has required men of great stature – Much greater than mineMiniscule has been my touch on … Continue reading

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The Smarts and Not-So-Smarts

I cannot grasp How some folks know how to figureThe speed of sound.I cannot grasp How some folks know how to figureThe speed of light.They must be smarter than IEven though I know the grammar That tells me when to … Continue reading

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A Bit of Advice

When your life encounters strifeI have a bit of advice:Though it might sound crassKick yourself in the ass.If you’re tempted toward self pity.It never works and you’re a jerkIf you think it will.I’ve tried it and I know.That’s not the … Continue reading

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Hungry Eyes

Hungry Eyes   Two dogs live where I live. Both have compelling eyes – Hungry eyes – pleading eyesAnd they employ them whenever I sit at our tableAnd they insist I look at them.Even though most of the timeI try not to … Continue reading

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Do I Don’t Like It!

Bob McLean was a good friend In our younger daysAnd occasionally he joined our family for a meal. One day, as we sat around our dining tableHe appeared to be messing around with this forkPlaying with some broccoli. Finally my mother asked him “Don’t … Continue reading

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A Day I Will Never Forget

OnceWhen I was recovering from a serious surgeryI was assigned to a PT Center, And there a group of us Were learning to walk again. We stood in a lineIn front of our wheelchairsAnd tried to follow the instructionsOf our PT therapistSuddenly my … Continue reading

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I’m Thirty-Nine

I’m Thirty-Nine Somebody brought me some shorts.Size 40 – size 38 is to small.But size 40 is too large.So my shorts go t below my hipsOr they could squeeze me seriously.What to do?Wisdom tells me that they would shrinkGiven a … Continue reading

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Hair

I’m sitting in a barber’s chair  and I look down at the floor.   There are my silver locks, scattered And they’ll soon be swept up. And thrown into the trash With lots of other hair. I’ve had hundreds of haircuts.  … Continue reading

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Two Kids Talking

They talked about death. Didn’t know anything about it. Decided that old folks die. The older one of the kids said “Yeah – that means I’ll die before you.“ They didn’t know how it worked.  They hadn’t yet heard:  “Only … Continue reading

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