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In these pages you will find my original works of poetry.


I also blog about my life. Common topics include: parenting, gardening, cooking, baking, cleaning, decorating, designing, remodeling, mixed martial arts, current affairs, and of course my current work in progress.

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August 31, 2017

Fall away from the world and see it for what it truly is.
Watch it spin on axis.
Watch people love.
Witness others' happiness
Experience acts of kindness.
Know what hate is and realize what it destroys.
Become your environment:
The children hungering for treats
The mot...

June 29, 2017

A feather, a leaf

Floating, Blowing

Along a gentle breeze.

Once a part of something?


A long time has passed in the drifting wind.

There's no memory of belonging.

Driftwood churning on endless waves,

Tumultuous seas.

Are there others like me?

This wayward dance

Results i...

June 17, 2017

She was made to swim

To dive wide and deep

To reach far and fast

But she's been left stranded for eternity



Watching the rippling water

Teased by the fleeting splashes

She will never feel the weightless flight of soaring through the waves

Or the pleasant recoil of...

June 8, 2017

You're someone who has fought your whole life.

Fought against emptiness,

Steeled against the loneliness

That lives within your heart.

You have shouldered blow after blow.

Hardships that have

Staggered you

Buckled you

Dropped you to your knees.

But, even when drowning in your ow...

June 2, 2017

In dreams or waking hours

It's always there

It never fades

I know it wasn't meant for me

But that fact-

It doesn't make it hurt less.

The feeling dulls

It surges


But, it remains

I feel it still

Spurts of pain


Regretful thoughts

Remind me of what

Can't come to pass.

Time move...

May 25, 2017

I fell in love with Life today.

I looked into its eyes.

There I saw gifts:







I filled myself with Life today.

And we loved and loved.

I celebrated Life today.

And we danced and danced.

Spinning and spinning.

I must have danced too much

For I lost to...

May 18, 2017

Sweet scratches

across my back

paint a picture



desperate bodies

desperately trying

to become one.

Sighs of relief.

Gasps of pleasure.


what is primal.



Only knowing love.

Only being loved.

May 15, 2017

Please don't forget the feeling in your belly when you spin.

Don't lose the joyful freedom to dance around and sing.

Don't forget how it feels to swing so high you fly.

Or how strong and brave you are to give something new a try.

Don't forget how to lose control when you l...

May 14, 2017

Is it true?

What I see there.

Is that reality?

The lines

The colors

The curves

The mirror shows the truth.

Or does it?

Maybe somewhere deeper.

The lake.

Now I shimmer.

Nearly sparkle.

If I lean in

Can I see myself better?

If I fall in

Will I understand

The person staring back at me?


May 11, 2017

I wrote this poem many many years ago, during a difficult time in my life.  I want to post it because I still find it beautiful.

It's been a while since I've felt this way.

The driving urge to run away.

But still I stay.

Am I a coward for staying here?

For acting brave and...

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