Category: Poetry

To the Kid in Seat 39B

To the Kid in Seat 39B

February 22, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

This kid buried his head on my shoulder. He was fast asleep. On the jet airplane. I wanted to say, “Hey brother, your father is on the other side.” But little Mexican boy was much too young to be my brother. Still, I wanted to say “brother”, as if I […]

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Goodnight

Goodnight

June 25, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Goodnight Mister, Goodnight Misses. Goodnight Tweeters, Hugs and Kisses. I’ll catch you later, I’ll talk to you soon I’ll make a lame joke About big buffoons. Goodnight to the stars Of ages gone by I think of you all, When I look at the sky Goodnight little Gretl, I bid […]

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A Poem for Valentine’s Day

A Poem for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I remember the time    I first saw your face I remember your smile    I remember your grace I remember your sweetness    I remember your glow I remember everything about you    I couldn’t wait to know Why did you let things    get in the way? You were always so busy    and […]

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The Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree

December 25, 2008 | By | Add a Comment

Mary had a little lamb, Her face displayed a glow For there was a great big need, The naked needed clothes Mary had a gentle lamb, Raised to take our blows And everywhere the Father led, The lamb was sure to go Unto the shearer He was led, Slaughtered on […]

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Tell me a story

Tell me a story

December 4, 2008 | By | Add a Comment

Tell me a story Please tell it soon Give it some conflict And a hero or two Tell me a story I must know the end Of battles gone by, and boys grown to men Tell me a story Tell it with grace Make it so grand And yet commonplace […]

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Eternity

Eternity

April 28, 2008 | By | 3 Comments

Do you often ask a question, you don’t know the answer to? Like why the grass is green or why the sky is blue? Do the answers ever satisfy your curiosity? Have you studied little flowers and marveled at what you’ve seen? Is there something you’re reaching for, something you […]

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A poem for my niece

A poem for my niece

January 15, 2008 | By | Add a Comment

A beautiful night on an autumn eve, Your heart is full of make believe But you can’t touch the sky… There’s a new girl in my life, Five months old with big little eyes I don’t live near But we’ll always be close And I’m going to see her soon […]

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Crash

Crash

November 16, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

That dish fell right out of my hands; It hit the floor and shattered Once it left my fingertips, I knew it was over Things would never be the same I let go instead of holding tight Now, I hold tight instead of letting go I pick up the few […]

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Middle School

Middle School

October 10, 2007 | By | Add a Comment

He’s a little bit different,    he’s a little bit weird He’s a little naïve,    but he’s really sincere He’s a little bit awkward,    and a little bit shy He can’t find the words,    but he’s a really good guy He sees her in the distance,    he can’t look away She […]

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Hot coffee

Hot coffee

November 11, 2006 | By | Add a Comment

Roses are red Violets are blue. Coffee is hot And so are you.

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