Home Sweet Home
Where you can walk without britches
and scratch where it itches.
Sunrise at the Jersey Shore:
The black morning sky puts on a purple robe
A promise of a new day…
Much like the vestments of the Lenten season
promise the resurrection.
The purple patiently turns to pink
Then burning red
Arousing the sleeping sea gulls.
Finally, a peep of flame sits upon the horizon
and grows in roundness to a full, fiery globe
dancing on the ocean
The sight is awesome
Causing me to feel insignificant
in the power of this glorious sight
I also feel eternal and important
In the knowledge that
God created this for me.
Winter in the Hudson Valley:
Oh! Beautiful white and fluffy snow
Syncopated symphony of winter’s song
Stay in Alaska
Where you belong!
What we do to earn our keep
Is more important than our sleep
For though sleep helps keep the body whole
It’s our work that ought to feed our soul.
Of all the cruel punishment put on men
The one that sickens me is when
A man is forced to spend his days
doing work for money
And securities sake.
The only security in this life
When we look in the mirror
And like what we see.
A Birthday Wish:
Some people cynically say..
A birthday is a milestone to a tombstone.
Some people ritualistically make Hallmark happy
and florists flourish.
I say a birthday should be
A crossroad of opportunity
A regular renewal
A reminder to take stock
of our lives
A realization that the candles on the cake
And whatever time is left
Must be used wisely
I wish you all good things
Especially the acceptance of
How much you are worth
And truly capable to achieve
with peace and happiness.
“Have a good day!”
I say to my wife
As I leave for work
And the game of life
“Shut up!” She says
With a vice like a shrew
“Don’t you tell me what to do!”
Can you guess?
The flirtatious wind whistles at the unsuspecting tree,
proudly clad in her colorful clothing with a crown of red leaves in her hair.
He dances erotically ’round her and methodically, leaf by leaf, robs her of her vestments.
She resists at first, holding on to her child like innocence.
But then, as nature consumes her and fills her with desire,
She submits willingly, eagerly, allowing him to embrace her nakedness.