“One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!” I scream blindfolded.

“I’m coming…”


First I bid my true feelings and thoughts to hide from plain sight

They secured themselves in safe nooks of my subconsciousness

Now I am on the prowl, seeking inspiration at leisure


“What’s poetry?”, the teacher asks and I answer


“A  game of hide and seek

For writers and readers alike

The words of the poem echo

Come, play with me!”


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Smoke and Fire

Destruction and mayhem

Everything around you is crackling, tumbling, rumbling

Something’s burning alright

Leaping flames everywhere

Smoke and fire

Leaving you breathless

Gasping for air

Huddled up

Reaching out for something


Clasping for dear life


When all seems lost

I hear someone calling my name

I can barely see the Hand

That pulls me

Out of the pit of dust and smoke

Not a moment too soon

For this is the resurrection of the phoenix

Who riseth from ashes




“Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.”
-S. A. Sachs

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Who will you be?


Who will you be?


Amidst the checkered landscape of life,

The raining heavens and the cloudy moods.

A cold steel pyramid of success,

A towering symbol of love and romance,

Standing proud and tall,

A lighthouse for miles,

A beacon for all and sundry to look up to.

The humble human shield,

With room for only one or two.

When the world turns upside down,

A red ark turned inside out,

Remaining open and exposed,

Wearing an outward garb,

In colors of the human heart.

Feeling, filling to the brim.

Who will you be?

umbrella_rain_splash“…There is but one kind of love; God is love, and all his creatures derive theirs from his; only it is modified by the different degrees of intelligence in different beings and creatures.”-John James Audobon

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When life takes you by rude surprise

Despite all safety checks

Shocked and numbed

Paranoid with fear

When you can’t understand what’s going on

When you’ve been pushed and pulled from all sides

When all your plans come to a screeching stop

When every door to escape is locked

None seem to open

When the water’s gone way above your head

That sinking feeling

When you’re drowning in the deep

And all out of breath

When all your strength’s long spent

When you’ve given every ounce of fight

And you still find yourself stuck

In a serious jam

Holding on for dear life

No one can hear your screams

The end seems near


I will not go quietly into the night

I will find a way out

I will keep pulling at the chains to set myself free

Even amid crashing worlds

Running out of time

I will die trying!

If need be!

If need be…





“…Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

-Dylan Thomas

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A Royal Companion

Who sniffs out the good from the bad

Licks, licks and licks…always likes the taste of you

Never gets enough of touch touch

His flippity floppy ears

Always listen for His master’s voice

His adorable ways

Force you to make coochie-coo kissy faces

He brings out the child in everyone

And forces a smile to break out on the most sullen face

Always his family ‘s lucky mascot and cheerleader



None can show you love, loyalty, kindness and friendship

Like a dog

No matter if he/she be black, brown, grey or white


A pat on the back, a good belly rub& some good food


He paws his way into your heart forever




“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”

― M.K. Clinton


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Ray of sunshine

Sleepless nights and noisy days

Who but you?

Can bring a smile to my face on the cloudiest day

Enliven my tired gaze

Soften life’s rough edges

Warm the heart hardened  by the cold ways of the world

Amongst the black, white and greys

You’re my ray of sunshine

Your hand in mine

My hand in thine


Knowing no matter what

I’m not alone

That’s enough




“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May
Well I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?…”

-The Temptations My Girl


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