tossed to the winds

a baby being tossed up by a man

a baby being tossed up by a man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

my thoughts and hopes are scattered
as if my ashes were tossed to the winds
and now I’m returning to the basic elements
back to where all life begins and ends

if life is just an endless natural circle
then why do I feel that I’ve fallen through a dark hole
where I am stretched thin into infinite nothingness
and all that is left is a mere wisp of my soul

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unfolding nothingness

English: Unfolding Nothingness...

English: Unfolding Nothingness… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

is there nothing but darkness and shadows
and is there only a mere hazy blur of divine light
does everything of meaning end in unfolding nothingness
like a lonely scream in the silent dead of the night

let me see thy sunlight and beauty, ever lasting
open my eyes to the unseen wonders all around me
let me see the leaves shivering alive in the breeze
and let my heart be opened and my spirit finally be set free

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lost in the air

Malaysian 777-200

Malaysian 777-200 (Photo credit: planegeezer)

a Malaysian airliner is mysteriously missing
lost in the air
and after 14 days
we are still not sure exactly where

the flight transponder was turned off
as they flew high in the sky
also the ACARS was disabled
and we have no clue why

it appears now they changed direction
from their planned flight path
and the delays and ever-changing news reports
must have some families feeling confusion and wrath

was it a catastrophic failure
that caught both the pilots unawares
or some evil terrorist plot gone awry
that now leaves so many in tears

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butterflies at play

English: Monarch butterflies

English: Monarch butterflies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was in a room with no windows or doors
so, I felt trapped and was running all about
beating my head and hands on the walls
and trying to find some possible way out

when I realized that everyone has a choice
and that it’s up to each to make their own way
then I headed on a path down to a gentle running brook
where the sun is shining and butterflies are at play

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nuthin much

boring

boring (Photo credit: simaje)

let’s see, I could write about this or that
but I’ve done those topics all before
and I don’t have anything really new to add
and I wouldn’t want to be a repetitive bore

tonight I don’t feel any fire or inspiration
and I don’t really have anything I want to say
I’m just sitting here with nothing to do
at the end of another uneventful day

I suppose I should try to read a good book
but that is hard on my old failing eyes
or maybe I should exercise and take a walk
that would be something a doctor would advise

or I could write a poem about nothing
one that would just waste your good time
and although it would be totally meaningless
at least I could make the lines rhyme

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those curves

Female silhouette - IMAG0410_edit0

Female silhouette – IMAG0410_edit0 (Photo credit: kevindean)

why is it that the sound of a woman’s voice
is so melodic and pleasant and pleasing
and the mere sight of her female lines
and those curves are so instantly teasing?

is it all just genes and hormones
and basic chemistry and biology
or is there something more infinitely magical
that could explain this universal mystery?

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cloud watching

Cloud watching

Cloud watching (Photo credit: caddymob)

it seems we were watching clouds
just the other day
then I turned and looked back
and found you had gone away

so many thoughts and comments
that I should have came out and said
so many beautiful rhymes and words
that I should have more carefully read

I guess, I took it for granted
that you would always be there
so, I didn’t take the time
to say how much I really care

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tao of love

yin-yang

yin-yang (Photo credit: pinkangelbabe)

somehow you got your yin
mixed in with my yang
in a silly little love duet
that together we briefly sang

as one, we joined our essences
and made up a little for the loss of jing
and there’s nothing wrong with that
if that is your kind of tao thing

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one iridescent moment

Bubbles

Bubbles (Photo credit: Jeff Kubina)

we walked together
hand in hand
and in the background someone played
a forgotten romantic sonata on a baby grand

floating along in an iridescent bubble
of closed space-time
before collapsing in a final emotional burst
or was it all just a moment in my mind?

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there’s no accounting

To Each His Own

To Each His Own (Photo credit: Sebastian Niedlich (Grabthar))

okay, so I know that the Hallmark Channel
has me right where they want me to be
as I sit all comfy in my easy chair
and watch another romantic comedy

meantime, my wife is downstairs
lying on a couch watching the living room TV
while another endless marathon of Law and Order
makes that dun dun sound that really irritates me

that’s okay, everybody’s different
and I suppose that is indisputable
but I wouldn’t have it any other way
because to each his own is beautiful

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cupid’s bow and sorrow

Cupid's Bow

Cupid’s Bow (Photo credit: aquababe)

in my youth having once played
with cupid’s bow and arrow
only to blindly
shoot myself in the foot

now forever fated
a victim of unattainable desire
until my broken heart
is all but kaput

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after they have gone

Abandoned Teddy

Abandoned Teddy (Photo credit: Mamboman1)

after they have gone, we pick up toys
left strewn and abandoned on the floor
and then I slowly go upstairs alone
heading for my room and sighing as I close the door

now there is no one to squeal with joy
upon grabbing the TV remote
and no one that cries when she falls
over whom I can then lovingly dote

I start to feel suffocated
by an airless void of absolute silence
so, I sit down and turn on my TV
almost in an act of defiance

but I know something is missing
that was there just moments before
leaving only the empty nothingness
and me and nothing more

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long forgotten love (Hey Girl! Hey Girl!)

English: Broken heart sewn back together

English: Broken heart sewn back together (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

hey girl, hey girl, when are we gonna make it right?
hey girl, hey girl, when are you gonna take me back?
hey girl, hey girl, when is the world gonna be bright again?
hey girl, hey girl, when will our long forgotten love begin?

sometimes, things don’t work out
the way that we want them to
sometimes, we say and do things
that we both know we really shouldn’t do

sometimes, we seem to be lost adrift
separated in an endless undulating blue sea
sometimes, we forget when the world
was a tropical island with just you and me

sometimes, we don’t seem to be
going in the same direction anymore
sometimes, we don’t remember the words
and forget how easy it was to hum the score

hey girl, hey girl, when are we gonna make it right?
hey girl, hey girl, when are you gonna take me back?
hey girl, hey girl, when is the world gonna be bright again?
hey girl, hey girl, when will our long forgotten love begin?

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jury duty

3D Scales of Justice

3D Scales of Justice (Photo credit: StockMonkeys.com)

I got the jury duty notice
sometime last month in the mail
but I put it on my desk and forgot all about it
in an epic example of old age memory fail

then, I called in to the county court number
and they kindly gave me an alternate date
this time I put the date on my google calendar
so, I couldn’t forget and that worked out just great

it is an inconvenience for all that are selected
but it is our duty as citizens to serve
and I hope to do my best to be a fair juror
which is what all the parties involved in the case deserve

as I sit and try to listen fairly to days of testimony
without jumping to conclusion or making up my mind
I am thinking that I am proud to live in a country
where the lovely lady justice is neutral and blind

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