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NoPoWriMo - April 2020
A collection of my poems April 2020
Muses of the Heart
A collection of my poems 2020
Chapter 1: Passion
A strong and barely controllable emotion
Chapter 2: Falling Jewels
How many falling stars have you seen in your lifetime?
Chapter 3: Dreams Unfold
Hopes of dreams coming true
Chapter 4: Rhinoceros
A gentle giant
Chapter 5: Winnowing Winter Winds
Winter slowly blows away into Spring
Chapter 6: Raindrops Crescendo
Rain drops steady and hard
Chapter 7: Not so ordinary Gold
Gold comes in many forms
Chapter 8: Spinning, Twisting, Turning
Were are all in this together
Chapter 9: Stranger's in my midst
A personal reflection on my feelings about stranger's
Chapter 10: Wading in Thought
Dreams course through the night
Chapter 11: Threads of Life
We seem to all follow a life cycle such as this
Chapter 12: If Only
Dr.King; so much work done, so much more to do
Chapter 13: Indistinguishability
the quality of being identical with itself
Chapter 14: Will my legacy be undone?
Retired Executive's Lingering Hopes
Chapter 15: Hopeless, my destiny
The issue of inner city hopelessness
Chapter 16: Twenty Below with Snow
Things to consider to weather the storm
Chapter 17: Vessel Of Your Prayer
Chapter 18: Soul Friend
We all have that one special friend always there
Chapter 19: Daughter's Prayers
The innocence of a child's loss
Chapter 20: The Blizzard of Sixty-Six
It snowed and snowed and snowed
Chapter 21: Capture that Silver Lining
If all just hold onto God's peace, we will stand taller
Chapter 22: Your Halo
Those special moments when you see a persons aura
Chapter 23: Walking in Solitude
Being in nature during stormy times
Chapter 24: Boyish Love
Boyhood to manhood - love blossoms
Chapter 25: The Hobo
Material things isn't what provides a happy life
Chapter 26: The Whisper of Words
A person is not abandoned when feeling hopeless
Chapter 27: Our human condition-suffering
History shows man's fall from grace was the start
Chapter 28: Not Penny Loafers
Boys wore them proudly
Chapter 29: Celestial Guardians
Chapter 30: Run..Walk
Life's choices are many; results also
Chapter 31: Tasks Yet to do
Always wondering have I done what I was set here to do
Chapter 32: Tattered But Not Done
America tattered, but her better days are not over
Chapter 33: A Breath of fresh air
Our society longs for such a time
Chapter 34: Beyond the Blue Sky
An ocean of blue carries the dreamer far
Chapter 35: Infinite
move round in circles weightless in space and time
Chapter 36: How I Write Free Verse
Seeking, always magic, in every stroke of the pen
Chapter 37: Eye for an Eye
Relationships ending badly can be vindictive
Chapter 38: Bow Ties, Silk ties, Family Ties
For every occasion I had more than one...
Chapter 39: Passing through your life
Sometimes is just best to be single
Chapter 40: Reflecting
taking time to reflect catching my reflection
Chapter 41: Ghost writer
Harken to the words, tell my tale
Chapter 42: Star Falling
Souls passing in the night
Chapter 43: Near Summer's End
Taking time to be present
Chapter 44: On the spectrum
For my grandson John
Chapter 45: Light From Many Sources
So many ways light is seen with the human eye
Chapter 46: A stroll in the woods
A looping poem about a nature stroll
Chapter 47: Another Decade
Turn the calendar, buckle in, enjoy a new decade
Chapter 48: Transitions
Lamenting the passing of spring and summer
Chapter 49: He and She
Cardinals on wing cause me to sing
Chapter 50: Time Out
Can we not ZOOM today?
Chapter 51: The Master's Messenger
Be Still....and hear, seek and you shall find
Chapter 52: Dream or Ghostly Visit?
Presence on the beach
Chapter 53: Graveyard by the sea
The night watchman's annual visitor
Chapter 54: Lover's Quarrel
Love takes two...always
Chapter 55: Nowhere Land
A comment about homelessness and veterans
Autobiography of an oldest son lost in a family
Love everyday as if is your very your last..
Happy Man rules
Happiness comes from proper preparation
Exhilarating, quiet floating in air without a care.
(Season of New Life)
Spring will come again and new life we will see
A Bug that Slugs
A pint or two should do it...
A Compilation of Life Readings
A Ding-Dong of a Tale
A Fable of the most amazing sounds
A Friend's Plight
Those phone calls that stop you in your tracks
A Gift of Coins
Obscure Word used around Holiday Present-Silver
A lonely life...
many of us frequently feel alone...
A Morning Start
Just before leaving for work
A Pie Tale
A nightmarish tale of pies you could not partake
A Point of view
Your Attitude should be at a high altitude
A Quiet Place
Free Verse Using words with A
A Retired Cook's Memory
The dusty travels of a camp cook
A Salute to Workers
To contribute, make better, dream big
A Spring Poem
The bursting of rebirth
A Woman Scorned
Be careful of the pranks you pull
Never give in to old age aches and pains!
Acrostic Poem Spelling Snowflake
A child, a day of play, and hot chocolate
Adjusting Their Habits
The stigma of left handedness
My grand nephew coming of age
Angels in the Outfield
A movie goers romantic thought
Human emotions can sting
Answering the call
In memory of the loss of souls 9/11/2001
A Poem of little known or long forgotten rituals
What could be better than these?
Be Gone Old Man Winter
That Blasted Old Man Winter
The very first touch of a new born babe
Beneath the Mighty Oak
Where a writer goes to let words flow from the heart
Beware the Ice
Fire and Ice will both burn
Bicycle Built for Two
A rhyming poem with no poetic style
Software, new planes and pilot's lack of training
Artistic crafting binding man and nature
Resting by a dry bed stream, nature awakens
We start and we end all at the same places
Books Recorded Printed
A world so vast, so large , never too many
A secret buried with childhood scars
What happens when you fall in your autumn years
Families, grown apart from the start
Anything you call it this has to start a new day
Hands that reflected his work day
COVID -19 all is cancelled
Caught up in doubting
In a moment of deep solace, prayers are sent
Checking His List
As children the world over await his arrival..
Loveable, huggable, soft and small
A climber missing his hiking companion
Childhood memories of images seen in the sky
Competition begins in preparing
Every ounce of preparation prepares for competition.
Its practical enjoyment
A form of deep stillness seeking God
Dark Days of Winter
The lingering long dark days can be difficult
Dealing with Love
Love requires patience and understanding.
A recent lament to my High Power
Death from Despair
Denise you be in total Peace
Caught in the business of doing
A good soul could not take it anymore...
Dew on Green Clover
Mother nature nurtures these
Just look with eyes hear with your ears to Gods' presen
Doctor's Final Exam (fantasy)
The Dentist went to the wrong lab for finals
A Mountain treat as Spring comes
Don't be Irascible
We have enough curmudgeonly people to go around
Free Verse Club Entry I am an Instrument
Drat's that pot-hole again!
A driver lament with hidden winter tolls
Daytime or night time dreams carry a message
Dreams of Santa Claus
Children, holiday cheer, goodwill to men
Aged by time wood and stones..
Remy LaRymne club entry
Echoes of Emptiness
Old, well worn, empty grand estate
A tossed match at the right time in the wrong place
The wonders of discovery on a evening walk
Excel or Compete
A life lesson taking from the grid iron
My life would never have been what it has been without God
A tree never, just dies, when it falls..it brings life.
A leaf carried on a gust of wind
The wellspring that flows into a writer paradise.
Good Dirt, some, sun , water and luck
Feelings of getting old
When your getting on with life what is the aim?
First Class Kisser
Every dreamer has a moment of, what if?
The love of catching the freshwater fish
Dancing around life's pits...
A true adventure on every fly-fishing outing
The strongest aspect of the tree is the taproot
From Ma Bell to Texting
What ever happened to the rotary phone?
Games we played
We didn't have Ipads and Iphones, X-boxes, but we had fun!
Go Fly A Kite
A Free Verse direction on flying a kite
God with Pigtails
Health crisis reality check
A common man with a common sense
Life lessons for a wise man.
Gray Matters Not
Colorless shades of black and white
Mirroring my deep desire
Hamilton Railroad Special
A gift that is more precious than gold
Eleven words why this is so
Hunter and hunted - nature's ploys
Here Lies Seamus
Seamus, a dogged of a mans Epithet
An old man and his reflections...
History on Fire
A free verse on the ancients' gift of fire
Does one intend to loosening the belt one notch?
Menthol and Root Beer comes to mind
An artist or decorators dilemma
How to tie your shoe
A non-traditional minute poem
Man or woman inherently strong.
I Am A Hugger
I am ashamed of so many of my fellow Americans
I am Irish
A wee wink of an eye and curl of the lips
I drew a blank
Short term memory loss
I feel your life force
No touch required -- your life force field is strong
I feel your love
36 years of living life with my soul mate
I Know Better
Husbands take heed..
What I see when I look at you...
I Sing For Thee
A lament for lovers separated
I was being bullied
I was eight years old and knew words could hurt.
What our country needs is God and healing more government
Jewels in old mens crowns
Grandchildren are Gods gift for do overs....
Bad things just happen to good people
The soul is the heart, the heart swells the soul
Just a day in a life
Getting old is not for sissies
Just one step away
The reality of an aging person
While on a retreat at Lake Kanuga
If you have ever slipped into a mountain stream , you know..
Kite Flying time
It shan't be long, the kites will sail
If there has ever been a time we need to put God first...
Wars are fought - but seldom won
Lady in the shadows
The woes of the night
Last Note Sung
The choir leaves the chamber silent
Late to the Wake
Just like me being late....
Laugh, Laugh out loud!
Don't let life's foibles set your happiness
Learn Life's Lessons
Free Will, we can make choices
An equinox spins Fall closer more.
Lessons Passed on
My grandchildren hear the cost of freedom
Let us war no more
Turn our swords into plow shares
Ranching is a cyclic business
Being a little hippo is not a walk in the park
Little Lonnie Laddie
Just when you thought you were ahead of life's game
Live life as if you meant it.
You feel you are head over heels when it strikes
She has just that look
Luck of the Four Leaf Clover
If your are lucky you will find a four leaf clover today
Often seen then unseen by clouds that shroud them
When events sour your days make lemonade
When a teacher unlocks a young mind great things occur
Merry go Round
The days when going in circles was more fun
The very best teacher ever!
A Sleeping giant,majestic wonder
My Adopted Home
oh, how many barriers were overcome
Your mystical powers transformed me.
My Anam Cara
Destiny provides every soul a predestined soul friend/ mate
My Bird Feeder
I could spend the day just watching them come and go
Faith evolved for me - Grace saved me!
My Meaning of Life
From Aristotle to Eckart Tolle man is in constant inquiry
My Sister Millie
The last words spoken...I will not be back
My Snake Phobia
From my youngest memories to adulthood
My Steps Have Lost Their Bounce
Life isn't all about work and what is left to do
My Sweet Dearest
Those pain filled phone talks when distance creates chasms
So much, she has given unto me
My wife joined the sisterhood...
The diagnosis came back positive
The opportunities to see God/Spirit in nature
The out of doors is my Cathedral
Whistling, gusting,blowing, gentle breeze
What the stars create in the longing for love
Was it a dream or a real beast?
Some vegetables just are not fit to eat...
November Beaver Moon
Moondust and memories
Now, There's Just A Few
Science is trying to undo man's carnage
Oceans of Rain Drops
The rain cycles from ocean to stream over and over
Ode to Angels
A modified Lauranelle to celebrate my guiding Angels
Ode to Mother Earth
The mystery and majesty we often take for granted
Of You I Feel This Way
When someone grabs your heart and never lets go
Oh, how times have changed
A lesson in chivalry
On the clock
A beginners first stab at time writing
On the Wings of an Angel
Simply wondering, what if my work was not done here?
How often do we talk in opposites?
Our Human Vessels
We each begin with the same single breath and then..
a witty ditty Rondel Grande
Palm On My Arm
What a walk through the gates of heaven might be like
What does a writer do when paperless?
Birth, life, death
Pebbles in a stream
Those simple times we just toss away a chance to do it diffe
Whenever strife overcomes your day
The losers were not pleased!
Pink High Heels
Dancing, no dance floor below
Pinnacle of Insight
Just the level of introversion that seeps out forming words
Pitfalls of writing
simple things being so complex when writing
The mystery of pebbles on a beach
Be wise with the words you use
Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
We are a complex being, us humans!
Potpourri of Food Fun
Whimsy is good for the soul
Learned to fix a stubbed toe
Put our hands together and Pray for America
Beautiful objects to place your written petitions
Reading the good book for the right reasons
I will not stop praying for the impossible
How often are we so close to the edge
Purple is history
Purple, places and people in the history books
To win takes a plan and practice
Relentless Passion for change
A young adult trapped in bad family
A natural event noticed
It took a bit longer but it finally came
So loved, will be so missed
Timeless, nearly extinct a natural wonder
Rides of a Lifetime
When we are in crises do we sense God's presence?
River so Wide
Let us never forget, freedom is NOT FREE
Rooted in Dirt
Healthy food loaded with anti-oxidants
Awakening your Divine Potential
We need more than ever leaders to lead, heal this nation
Saint Martin Summer
The transition of seasons happening right before our eyes
Sand through an hour glass
We have only 24 hours in a day...
Searching for the Here and Now!
A time worn question waiting to be answered.
See me, I am lost
Everyday, every city we see people lost
See the God Person Not a Color
An olive branch of hope and justice
She Does It Well
A wife who knows the moods and soothes
She does soothe
What a life long soulmate can do in troubling times...
I left my wife alone today just to run some errands
She is the rhythm in my heart
For my Soulmate who has given her all...
Simply feeling old!
We have memories of better days
Sing and Dance
In spite of the worldwide epidemic don't give up hope!
A 5/7/5 poem
God's gift to mankind is the Soul
Soulful at Birth
The breath of life embraced by the soul
makes for a good wine
An Acrostic that will surprise some....
Spring Comes Soon
Anticipating Winters demise
A perfect example of God's Divine order in nature
A fathers hope for a child while sleeping
Don't abandon ship yet
Straight and Narrow Path
Steps taken not always straight and narrow
Strawberries and Cream
Lips puckering with sweet
Suicide or not?
What one would assume isn't always
Visions of summer dance in my head
A day of summer experiences
Dreamscapes are often surreal
Mother nature's milk
The complexity of Dementia
to teach so that they might learn
Tear or Rain?
A short Haiku to ponder
A human thing that can confuse
Tears for the victims
We must not give up on our society, healing from Above
Thank a Nam Vet
The veteran's that came home and were unwelcome.
Thank you - A new Day!
Free Verse entry polished from 10 minute draft
Thank you ...
In our society such a often throw away retort
The 'ol trick knee
Great to have new body parts......
She entered the conference room and my heart fluttered
Every soldiers worst nightmare
The Bella Donna
pining with unrequited love
The Blue Ridge
There is only one Blue Ridge ... it could not be duplicated
Dysfuntioning families, children suffer
The Darkest Night
When life has no more bottom, we finally let go and Let God
The Eagle and the Fisherman
Sometimes something in nature just takes our focus away
The Family Next Door
A child's lament
The Forest Demise
So much lost in uncontained fire pits
If it was just so easy as to...
The golden stairs
A wife, partner, lover a man needs no more to be complete
The Good Old Days...Whew!
What a race it was those good old days
The Green Machine
I wish I still had the Green Machine...
The Ides of March
The taming of the lion, the lamb springs forth
The kid's early journey
Youth isn't always a bed of roses.. but gardens do grow!
The Leprechauns Secret
That mischievous grin - is they know it can't be done
The Lesson - For A Human Doing
How often do we not see that which is important
The Little Bird
Flew into my life and made me smile
A scene that is known around the globe
The Old Gathering Place
Those special places of memories past that last and last!
The Park Bench
With Spring comes new experiences
God's gift of the partaking of the chalice
We seem to pursue so much that is trivial
The Rabbit Hole
A surreal descent with a twist
The Rarest of Rare
Exotic species of flowering plant
The Red Caboose
A short poem on trains
The Rhythm of Autumn
Autumn gives to Winter gives way to Spring
Does she say yes in the state of confusion?
The roller coaster
So close, but, oh so far away!
The runners shoe
It bums me every six months when its time to buy a new shoe
The soup boiled over
Some guys can have a devil of a time in the kitchen
The stork's wrong delivery
A child musing about his feeling of being misplaced
The Training Table
Mama always knows best
Dad's daughter who was taught to dream..
candor is a difficult thing, choose your words kindly.
Three Stevedores Remain
Old farm house with a history
Seeing her for the very first time
Traditions for Giving Thanks
If only all could sit in good company this year!
Our faces tell so many things without a word
Entering the sacred bowels of majestic mountains
As decades go this last one should be erased
I wish upon a star, knowing she is there
Just having a twin starts the journey...
Two men and a boat
Time spent together
Under the Big Tent
Memories embellished as boy at a circus
When love goes wrong
Year end musing of what could be improved upon...
We Demand Reconciliation
Government officials please do your job!
When Ma & Pa don't see the kids often
Well traveled steps
Autumn soon will tighten its grip
A rabbit hole, to defining wealth that comes at a price.
What's that about breaking eggs?
You Can't Make an Omelet Without Breaking a Few Eggs
What's That You Said?
Kind of reminders me of the last news cast I heard
What? If only I knew.
intimidated or intuitive as a writer collects ones thoughts?
When can advice be trusted?
For what perils does one seek if advice we do seek?
When we are apart
Togetherness becomes cozy until you are not together
Where are all the Peacemakers?
The past week has shown the ugly belly of our nation
Best time to stay home is during white-outs
Whole Wheat Bread
Life is simply complete with fresh baked bread
Why God Why
A man lamenting his struggle with cancer
Hush can you hear the snowflake fall
Beware of Bridget Bishop and her coven
Exploring in a forest of words for perfection.
Words Of The Times
With seemingly nothing but time at my disposal why not write
Writing commits truths to paper for generations
Yearning to go home
growing up, leaving as a child, yearning to connect
You have the Power
To make a difference giving us all hope!
You tell me, are you?
The mirror talks back...