I dreamt once my legs would not budge From what my doctors could not judge Then one day that dream came true And I knew not what to do And everyone thought it a sin That I had become a virtual shut-in And all the while in this recession Only served to fuel my depression … Continue reading LEGS (a true story)
The shifting, changing, sands of time They grazed my face, and erased my mind As I had no mind left to lose, Since I tried to kill it with booze And though the clock still keeps ticking, I can't remember the last thought I was thinking When everything was looking better, I waited for … Continue reading EXISTENCE
Curry, In a hurry, Has delighted my tongue From way back, since I was young Kale, Without fail Can make you happy If only cooked til snappy Rice, And Beans, And Collard Greens Are not just for those without means Maybe they're just in my genes But chicken and pork Won't make me a dork … Continue reading Glorious Food
If turkeys had rights, Would we let them fly kites, And maybe grant them a pardon? For at this time of year, There’s nothing so dear-- To a turkey, but that is the bargain But stuffing would miss The good company, and for this We might not have quite the jargon Because I’ve resigned myself … Continue reading THANKSGIVING 2014
I typically don’t write about things I am going through that are pain related, but this poem spoke to me of some of my own experiences. I thought it powerful enough that I wanted to share this work of a fellow blogger. I hate measuring how a day goes by how difficult it is to put on my shoes and socks in the morning, but I must keep trying to find a solution.
“Prison Window” by Kazuya Akimoto
pain is prison
a solitaire cell
don’t fit all its locks
a life sentence
imposed I suppose
by bad choices
genetics and one
I’d strangle if only
he’d left me a
semblance of strength
so I sit never stand
in this punishing place
in my bio-austerity
missing the mercy of sleep
finding solace in
laying down words
by the light of a
I observe the old age
that might have been mine
If booze Were a muse, It would not be one I would choose While pot, Burns hot, And eases A different pain And Oriental writing Can seem quite inviting To learn of The Yin and the Yang Or go to group meetings To hear others' bleatings, Such choices can Drive someone mad!
I phoned it in, After having some gin, And now if I could find some tonic- It's not quite a sin, To have tried to have been, A simple, metrical, comic.
The blank page beckons thee And what it is next to write To occupy this deserted paper, And not have it end up a blight, For the world is filled with meaningless verse In search of an appreciative audience, So much so, you fulfill this curse, Yet try to offer some solace Of what it … Continue reading WRITER’S BLOCK
The Bears, they won a game today Enough for me to utter a rare 'HURRAY!' But since there was no Cutler To be a perfect butler To serve up a predictable choke To make the Bears a joke And continue to serve a lesson As long as another QB's toss'n That the Bears have a … Continue reading BEARS WIN!
photo credit: dronepicr Drone photography is very nice For what it's actually worth, And 3D Printing is all the rage, A technology forming its birth But some bridge must yet be made, Or else all we'll have to show Is lowering of our R&D, And all that much less we know Some countries far away … Continue reading JOBS OF THE FUTURE