Category Archives: Poems

A HOLE IN ONE

Recently I made a hole in one of my sneakers – the left one – a hole made with a saw tooth knife. I thought about my electric drill but I have rid myself of all my power tools. The … Continue reading

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THE LEAVES OF YESTERDAY

The autumn leaves I wish were mine today but I’m unable access them for the trees where I now live do not deposit annual gifts of beauty beneath their boughs. And so I have to take two paths for my … Continue reading

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THAT’S THE WAY THE BALL BOUNCES

I guess (and that means “I don’t know”, or “likely” or “maybe”) that most of us who get to be ninety look at TIME as if it were a reality that has gone very fast. It seems that memories have … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR FOOD

HE DOES NOT LIKE WAITING FOR FOOD – PUTS HIM IN A DEPLORABLE MOOD. AND OFTEN HE’LL GROWL AND PERHAPS HE WILL SNARL AND MANY MAY THINK HE IS RUDE.   HE KNOWS THAT IN TIME HE WILL EAT – … Continue reading

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PUTTING SADNESS TO REST

THE WIND AND RAIN HELP MAKE OUR WEATHER. AND OFTEN THEY’RE WORKING TOGETHER. SOMETIMES WE GET BLOWN OR GET WET TO OUR BONES. UNLESS WE’VE PREPARED AND ARE CLEVER. ONCE I WROTE A POEM THAT GOT SOAKED I’D COVERED IT … Continue reading

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SEEMS SLIGHTLY STRANGE

I’d like to have an attitude of gratitude embrace me more as my time unwinds and leaves a path of memories.   Sometimes I’m able to – sometimes not.   I see others not much different than I coping with … Continue reading

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HER PLUS

I know a woman who has fought the fight of losing weight throughout her years.   Often a gain in pounds has almost led to tears.   Now, at last, she’s found reprieve. It’s s little hard to believe she’s … Continue reading

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CHEST

Who will get it? – that mahogany chest of drawers I built back in the seventies. I see it every day and every day that question lurks in my shrinking mind. Most of our “give-aways” have been given but a … Continue reading

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FIGURING IT OUT

I’m not sure when I first started trying to figure it out. Certainly it became very important to me back when I was wondering what to do. I had to do something even if I couldn’t figure life out. So … Continue reading

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NUMBERS

I don’t recall when I first began to count – back when I learned my “one, two, threes” – pronouncing them and pointing here and there and getting praise – at least I hope I did. The number words became … Continue reading

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