Sunday, October 30, 2016


Loss of a Friend

Sorrow like the morning dew,
Tears no cheeks restrain,
She, one of the gentle few,
Will not trod this earth again.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Life Debts

Life Debts

Life brings pain,
And sufficient sorrow,
Never borrow trouble,
From tomorrow.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall 2016

Fall 2016

An apple gleaming,
Brushed with morning dew steaming.
A brilliant sunrise,
As flocks fill autumn skies.

Trees now the landscape painting,
Such beauty to comprehend my soul is straining.
''Tis not merely a season sublime,
For me it is a season divine.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Yet Another Coffee Poem

Yet another Coffee Poem

From beans fresh ground,
Are coffees best found.
Freeze dried will do,
If drinking from a shoe.

If in a hospital bed,
And Nothing can be fed.
I don't want TV,
I want coffee in my IV.

(No I am not in the hospital but please do consider this as an advanced medical directive. One never knows how a day will unfold.)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Eye Petals

Eye Petals

Fly to the garden,
To see the beauty,
But the face of a friend,
The soul can mend.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Life's Proverbs by Scott

Do you think you have problems? Someone has worse problems!

Hmmm, so I should be happy because someone else has worse problems?

No. But problems are inherent in life. If others can cope with worse problems then you can cope with lesser problems. Moreover, perhaps in some small way you can help the person with worse problems. Your problem is then instantly converted into a motive for good and in thus a wee bit easier with which to cope.
English Majors: I desperately wanted to leave the preposition "with" stranded but I know you are out there.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 election trash talk

Mostly Unbiased Political Trash Talk by Scott

From Secret Service' Clinton disdain,
To Trump's latest "racist" refrain,
Trash Talk does abound.
I wish I lived underground.

A contest is underway,
Throwing mud votes does sway.
Wasn't there a President Clinton we did impeach?
And he is paid how much millions for a speech?

Trump is not a racist,
Every group he equally hatest.
China also built a Great Wall,
From a tall wall you can look down your nose at all.

TV ratings and earnings will go up,
As Clinton and Trump begin to stump.
UFC and Pro Wrestling stocks will go down,
And no one will need to rent a clown.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016



It is rumored the English Grammar group Fanboys has an extremely contagious case of conjunctivitis FOR The CDC in Atlanta has quarantined the group AND they are canceling their summer rock tour NOR will anyone be able to use them to construct long sentences BUT a few rebellious souls have ignored the quarantine OR perhaps they missed the warnings YET ignorance of the laws of grammar has no excuse SO never use the following conjunctions until the quarantine is lifted.


Monday, April 25, 2016


Ring Ring Telemarketers Sing

"Mr. Doe you've won a free cruise,
It's a chance you don't want to loose."

"No, no, no" I say.
Responds she, "but there is nothing to pay."

"No, no, no" I insist,
"Please take this number off of your list."

"Well what about Las Vegas then?
Give the old wheel of fortune a spin."

"No, no, no I won't go!"
"Well then do you want to ski in the snow?"

"I want to sit in my chair,
I don't want a free trip anywhere."

"Mr Doe you're not being rational,
What if the trip was international?"

"How about Costa Rica or Belize?
What about Italy or Greece?"

"No, no. I want to stay here!
I hold my country very dear."

"I have good news Mr Doe,
I know the place you'd love to go."

"Mr. Doe you've won a trip for two,
To historic Timbuktu."

I say, "Golly gee golly!"
"You mean I get to go to Mali?"

"That's right Mr Doe and you get to choose.
To travel on a camel with one lump or twos?"

Timbuktu part 2

The telemarketer said all travel they will reimburse,
So to get to Miami I booked a chauffeur and a hearse.

If the thought makes you frown,
Think of the advantages to travel lying down.

In Miami I booked a yacht and crew,
I told them to set sail for Timbuktu.

It was quite pleasant at sea,
I was enjoying crumpets and tea.

Then by radio the captain was told,
Return to port and lock me in the hold.

It was the telemarketers first day on the job,
Her supervisor thinks this trip I did rob.

Back in Miami they sent me to jail,
The cost of the trip was set as my bail.

In jail I am having a ball,
It is the one place were no telemarketers call.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hole Theory

Hole Theory
(Medical Warning: do not read without coffee on board)

Can a hole,
Not be whole?
My yard is missing a hole,
Someone stole.

Doesn't anyone care,
My hole isn't there?
I told the police someone stole,
My whole favorite hole.

They asked to see the spot,
But show them I could not.
It was a spot with nothing there!
I can't find nothing anywhere.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Eating Tulipd

Eating Tulips

Tulips are in fact edible.
My decision to try one was regrettable.
The flavor is not "finger lickin",
They taste like grass not like chicken.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Don't judge the Sloth

Don't Judge the Sloth

If You ate upside down,
Without a smile or a frown,
And each foot had but two toes,
They'd call you a sloth too,
I do suppose.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Changing Theology

Changing Theology

I believed God does hide,
Until a ruby throated hummingbird I spied.
For want of proof some Theism do scoff,
I think this bird's maker is showing off.
Its heart beats 1260 times in a minute,
Its wings beat 4800 times in a minute.
The tiny 3 gram bird can fly 500 miles non stop across the Gulf of Mexico.
It can fly frontward, backward, and hover.
They arrived in Kentucky in April.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Eyes not Ears

Eyes not Ears
(A Reflection on The Problem of Evil)

I was;
Wounded by a human hand,
Slandered by a human tongue,
And Shunned by a human group.

Should I be mad, or angry, or distressed? Of course, It is only human. But ...

When human hands helped me heal I saw the hand of God.
When human tongues spoke kind words I heard the voice of God,
When human groups welcome me I met the people of God.

I pray for those who did me wrong. They may yet do evil but I hope not. The real lesson is not in the hurting but in seeing God in the healing. Like Job ...

"I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you"

Fun with Ouse

Fun with Ouse

In my house,
Lives no mouse,
A great relief,
For my spouse.

In my beard,
Lives no louse,
A relief for me,
And my spouse.

But if a cucumber,
I do souse,
It might be eaten,
By my spouse.

Silly poems,
I do espouse,
A little humor,
To arouse.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Impossible Odds

Impossible Odds

My most clever verse,
My essay most terse,
My wisest wise words,
My jests most absurd.

With a flower can not compete,
Nor with the prints of baby feet,
Nor with the scent of a rose,
Nor with the evening sun's soon repose.

Yet some men ponder,
Is there a God up yonder?
If the reverse were true,
I would ponder God too.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016



Joy is a fruit,
Grown upon a tree.
In vain is joy's pursuit,
For the tree is thee.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hillbilly Filet Mignon

Hillbilly Filet Mignon

Beans in a skillet,
Cornbread in a pone,
It ain't fancy fixins,
But it sure tastes "down home".


True Friendship 

In spite of years
In location distant
True friendship
Is yet consistent.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Breakfast Dreams

Breakfast Dreams

One eye open.
Two feet on the floor.
Bedside I sit and ponder.
Whether to sleep some more.

Frozen waffles in a toaster,
Spilt milk upon the floor,
Eating dreams for breakfast,
I ponder on rising once more.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Gone Fishin

Gone Fishin

This well is empty,
Dry as a dinosaur bone.
Ring my front door bell.
I'll yell "I'm not home".

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges

Don't burn bridges behind.
Treat everyone like kin.
Today's foe is oft tomorrow's friend.
And you may pass this way again.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Mountain Stream

Mountain Stream

Down, down, ever down
Huge boulders proclaim 
Not this way
Y'all must go around

All suddenly cease
A quiet pool
Writes new rules
And still waters run deep

Wednesday, March 9, 2016



There can be,
No greater,
Than to leisurely,
Coffee bean tea. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016



A theory is a Fury,
Who gallops into folly,
Unless broken by reality,
She has no actuality.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Left Behind

Left Behind

I have been left behind.
You may think it unkind.
But I am ok where I'm at,
I have sole control of the thermostat.

Friday, February 26, 2016



If being sociable,
Is negotiable,
Then the recluse,
Has an excuse.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Beyond The Pale

Beyond The Pale

If we could but look,
Beyond the pale,
The straight and narrow,
Would be our trail.

13 "Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Breakfast in Bed

I do not like
Breakfast in bed
Give me coffee
In bed

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ostrich Critic

Ostrich Critic

Why criticize this big bird on stilts?
Does demeaning it reduce my guilts?
I too stick my head in the sand.
Whenever truth comes by to offer a hand.

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Rarest Kind

The Rarest Kind

A humble soul,
Is rare to find,
But they are not,
The rarest kind.

A brave soul,
Is hard to find,
But they are not,
The rarest kind.

A compassionate soul,
Is hard to find,
But they are not,
The rarest kind.

A generous soul,
Is hard to find,
But they are not,
The rarest kind.

A wise soul,
Is hard to find,
But they are not,
The rarest kind.

A pure soul,
Is hard to find,
And they my friend,
Are the rarest kind.

Once or twice,
In each one's life,
You meet a soul,
Who helps you be whole.

In this life there can be,
No greater tragedy,
Than neglect the soul,
Who was a Godsend for thee.

Suffix it to say

Suffix it to say

To use a suffix,
After the word stem,
Add the affix.

To improve great,
Add the suffix -er.
Greater is greater than great.

To maximize great,
Add the suffix -est.
Nothing is greater than greatest.

To ruin a tonsil,
Add the suffix -itis.
No one wants tonsillitis.

To dedicate a space,
Add the suffix -arium,
The place for sun is the solarium.

To politely insult my poem,
Add the suffix -ette.
It's not a poem it's a poemette.

Sunday, February 21, 2016


Fun With Words

To make words fun again,
Contemplate the antonym.

It may sound crazy,
But it is really quite sane.
You won't need to forgive,
If you never stoop to blame.

So keep the good,
Toss out the bad.
It will make you happy,
So you won't feel sad.

Cling to love,
Eschew the hate.
Be a few minutes early,
And you will never be late.

Up, down.
Smile, frown.
Always, never.
Stupid, clever.

Contemplate the antonym,
To make words fun again.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Green Fun

Green Fun

Green is a color,
But not primary.
Feeling blue?
Add some yellow sun,
And have some green fun.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Loathsome Shower

Loathsome Shower

O loathsome shower,
You drain me of essential power.
I think it quite mean,
You're my only way to get clean.

(My peculiar mix of many chronic diseases makes showering both loathsome and exhausting. I hope none of you ever understand.)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016



Refuge is a hard times term,
A safe place when danger abounds,
Somewhere to sleep in peace,
While armies of foes do you surround.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Monday, February 15, 2016

A Gentle Dove

A Gentle Dove

Peace is a gentle dove,
Fluttering down from up above,
On a strong and sturdy wing,
with a wild heart tuned to sing.

To witness the gentle coo coo,
Sit quiet as a deacon in the pew,
For peace so easily scares,
It's nurture requires great care.

When she feels you mean no harm,
Her defenses she disarms,
She might even line her nest,
With wool from your tweed vest.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Am I Bourgeois

Am I bourgeois?

Am I bourgeois?
a middle class mediocre materialist?
I want to say "naah",
I am your atypical mediocre nonconformist.

Thursday, February 11, 2016



Persistent folk are like the ant,
They never flag or say I can't.

(International Friends: As a verb "flag" can mean "to become weak")

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rice and Beans

Rice and Beans

Rice and beans,
is all many have to eat.
It's Rice and beans for breakfast,
Instead of cream of wheat.

If invited to their hut,
What's to eat for lunch?
You will be treated royally,
But Rice and beans is a very good hunch.

And when it's time for supper,
variety is nice,
And so for something special,
They eat their beans with rice.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Where is my cross?

Where is my Cross?

Where the good way,
Crosses the bad way,
It forms a cross,
That you must cross.

Where hate crosses love,
Take the way from above.
Where pride crosses humility,
You will find your sacred duty.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Devil's Food

Devil's Food

The Lord said judge not,
But some might have forgot.
Or perhaps they are so very good,
They can afford to eat the devil's food.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Implied Definition

Implied Definitions

My mind is daily confused,
By the way our words we use.
What would be the definition,
Of the opposite rendition?

What type of sale is NOT an inventory reduction sale? Can you sell an item and increase inventory?
What kind of an affair is not an extramarital affair?

What kind of beef is not 100% real beef? 

What kind of truth is not the honest truth?

What kind of pause is not a temporary pause?

What kind of blind is not legally blind? Are there blind people on the lam for being illegally blind?

What kind of accident is not an untimely accident? Are there scheduled accidents?

I am sure you can think of many more.
Don't be doubly redundant I do implore. 

Frozen Oatmeal

Frozen Oatmeal 

I decided to give fate's spinner a wheel,
And so I created frozen oatmeal.
I am quite sure no prize it will win,
And equally sure I'll never do it again.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Good MoMents

Good MoMents

Thank you for the compliment.
I appreciate the sentiment.
It is a word of encouragement,
And a helpful acknowledgement.

For I am oft in a predicament,
Of no small bewilderment,
As thoughts foment and ferment,
In a bewildering assortment.

As they escape confinement,
I attempt refinement,
Some poetic embellishment.
At the risk of embarrassment.

And so tis an accomplishment,
When I get a compliment.
For a tiny bit of amusement,
For your reading enjoyment.

Sage Advise

Sage Advise

If you need to excise a tumor,
The best blade is clever humor.
The patient has so much fun,
He never feels the tumor undone.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hoarding Gold

Hoarding Gold

Some people I am told,
Out of fear hoard much gold.
I think it is a sham,
They should be hoarding Spam.
Legal Disclaimer: Spam is a registered Trademark of Hormel Foods Corporation which has no clue said Trademark was used in this alleged poem though I don't see how they could possibly object. The EPA has not been notified of the environmental impact of this alleged poem even though the stream of consciousness has been ruled a navigable waterway and thus is under their jurisdiction. An risk assessment has not been filed with the DHS even though Spam is considered unclean by 2 of 3 of the world's largest monotheistic religions an could inspire armed attacks on US Embassies. This alleged poem is not an endorsement of Hillary Clinton even though the FBI did find Spam on her personal email servers. Before making any investment it is always wise to consult with your financial advisor. Jesus did warn against hoarding earthly treasure but Spam could hardly be classified as a treasure?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Time is Relative

Time is relative

Einstein is credited,
For making time relative.
Never more true than at 2a.m.,
Listening to a snoring next of kin.

Innocent Pastime

Innocent Pastime

Making words rhyme,
Is an innocent pastime,
Except for rusty buckets,
Or the good folk of Nantucket.

On a dirt road in Uganda

On a dirt road in Uganda

In Uganda was a troop of wild baboons,
My comrades thought them buffoons.
So they strayed quite far from the car,
Proving the baboons were not the buffoons.

Legal Disclaimer:
(No baboons or missionaries were harmed in this incident though some missionaries learned a new respect for all things wild. Fortunately another car stopped ahead of us and their hasty retreat provided an object lesson for my comrades whose retreat was more leisurely.)

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Hero Syndrome

The Hero Syndrome

(Warning: Biblical stuff, short reflection on 2Peter)

People nominated by history to the hero status are quickly larger than life. Talk to any hero who is still alive and they are likely to tell you they are an ordinary person who found themselves in an extraordinary situation.

Now consider the case of Peter a man who let Jesus preach in his boat and then begged him to disembark. A man who briefly walked on water before sinking. A man who cut off a man's ear with a sword and was likely aiming for his neck. A man who boasted he would never deny Jesus and then denied Jesus three times.

Peter was also the first to make The Good Confession. His sermon shortly after Jesus death was central to the birth of Christianity. Jesus said he was given the keys to the kingdom. Jesus gave him the nickname "rock i.e. Peter".

In his second letter Peter writes, "Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ."

Now answer me honestly, do you consider your faith equal standing to Peter's faith? You say, "No way. Peter is an Apostle. Peter is a Saint." I agree. This is precisely why we should believe him.

This assertion of equal standing is not merely salutary flourish but indeed central to the introduction of this short letter. "His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence" 2Pet1.3

And so friends, let's appreciate the great gift of Faith. Don't think of your faith as inferior. It is not.

If you read a few verses further Peter gives advice on how to nurture your faith. For me personally these are the most inspiring verses of the letter.

"5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,
6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love." 2Pet1.5-7

Should I Be

Should I Be?

Should I be?
I know there is evil in me.
You would only see the good,
If I did the things I should.

But if you could read my mind,
You'd be shocked by thoughts of the evil kind.
If I were to do them all,
You would see no good at all.

Should I be?
Or should God bring an end to me?
Since all have sinned since the fall,
God would have to kill us all.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Laurel Wreath

Laurel Wreath 

Some days when I brush my teeth,
I feel I deserve a Laurel Wreath.
Because of my peculiar woes,
It exhausts me from head to toes.

The God Dilemma

The God Dilemma

You may think it odd,
But put yourself in the place of God,
Receiving billions of petitions each day,
From both believers and atheists who pray.

Sports players and fans,
Family holding a dying hand,
The suffering for help to God implore,
As do generals planning a war.

I can understand denying requests for wealth,
But why deny prayers for health?
Why allow an innocent to suffer?
While evil men feast on caviar for supper.

I can not understand God,
His ways can seem slipshod.
But if they end in Paradise,
That would be so very nice. 
"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." Rom8.18

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Commendable Ant

The Commendable Ant

The ant has earned,
A Biblical commendation.
I shan't,
want an ant,
at my vacation.

Vulture's Culture

Vulture's Culture 

It is obvious that a vulture,
Knows nothing of etiquette or culture.
Humans too eat raw, dead meat,
But we never eat it off the street.

Science Friction

Science Friction

Of Dangerous species,
Mosquitos top the list.
Should we cause their extinction,
By introducing a genetic twist?

Trials have been conducted,
On an Island or two,
Releasing mutated males,
Whose offspring's days are few.

Should we annihilate a species?
Amongst scientists there is friction,
I suggest we make our scientists,
Read some science fiction.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Looking Down

Looking Down

Some climb a mountain for the joy of the view,
Others climb ladders to look down on me and you.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Temporal Iniquity

Temporal Iniquity 

Is wishing for tomorrow a sin?
Because you wouldn't want today over again?


Am I covered for that?
(Questions for Jake from State Farm)

If a volcano grows in my yard,
Am I covered for that?
If I am bitten by a Saint Bernard,
Am I covered for that?

If an asteroid crashes through my roof,
Am I covered for that?
If a thief pulls my gold tooth,
Am I covered for that?

If my wiring is chewed up by a mouse,
Am I covered for that?
If a snow plow plows through my house,
Am I covered for that?

If my attic is colonized by killer bees,
Am I covered for that?
If my carpet is infested by radioactive fleas,
Am I covered for that?

With these questions one must prod,
The policy does not cover an act of God.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016



A butterfly flittered.
A butterfly fluttered.
Hurrurry back again,
I excitedly stuttered.

The Opiate Fuel

The Opiate Fuel

I value creativity,
It's the engine of divinity.
Suffering is its opiate fuel.
Which I find a reality cruel.

Monday, January 25, 2016



Islands of normalcy,
In a sea of infirmity,
Each further away,
On each less time to stay.

Day Old Coffee

Day old coffee,
Might make me sick,
But to prepare it,
sure is quick.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Blizzard of 2016

Blizzard of 2016

I happen to like gizzards,
And I happen to like blizzards.
Assuming I am safe and warm,
I love to sit and watch the storm.

Someone's kind intention,
Deserves a meritorious mention.
Twice they came and shoveled my snow,
Without even knocking to say hello.


Crucifix at Saint Joseph's

I can make a cross
By crossing,
two simple sticks,
Not so a Crucifix.

Someone has hung a crucifix on the wall,
I can also see another down the hall.

I wonder who?
I wonder why?
I suppose the sentiment,
Was to be a testament.

I wonder who else like me,
Ponders an icon of twenty centuries,
Triggering thoughts of religion, history, and sociology;
Thankful for the crucifix reminding me of my theology.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Crow Snow

Crow Snow

If I were a crow,
I would not like snow.
To a crow it is as a blight,
When the world turns snowy white.

Food is so hard to find,
No one to a crow is kind.
We like birds of colors bright,
Not birds as black as night.

A crow eating bird food,
Is considered quite rude.
We put scarecrows in our crops,
The crows feeding to stop.

Crows standout in the snow.
No one it seems likes the crow,
Even Edgar Allan Poe,
Picked a raven not a crow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016



The English tongue,
Is best learned young.

If one on sound alone relies,
I deeply sympathize.

In a library
Talking aloud
Is not allowed.

The upper berth
Is a bad place
To give birth.

It is too late
The vows to alter
At the altar.

To play chords,
One needs,
Several cords.

To make bread
You need,
To knead the dough.

A knight is a knight,
Whether it is day,
Or night.

Which lady,
Was the witch?

A nurse,
Should be patient, 
With her patient.

I hope this verse



God chose Moses,
One supposes,
For his speech impediment,
And his humble temperament.

Pharaoh must have thought it quite a joke,
When Moses was sent to break the yoke.
Moses did not look divine,
Depending on Aaron to say his lines.

Armed with just a stick,
Moses did a magic trick.
On all Israel Pharaoh levied a fine,
Against Moses the people did whine.

It took 10 plagues to convince Pharaoh,
The Hebrew slaves to let go.
The last plague took Pharaoh's son,
The King's kingdom was coming undone.

Passing through his disbelief,
Pharaoh sought revenge for relief.
Israel he pinned against the sea,
Israel had no where to flee.

Then Moses using his stick,
Did another miracle trick,
He parted the water of the Red Sea,
Through the parted sea Israel did flea.

Pharaoh couldn't believe his own eyes,
But those Hebrews he did despise.
He ordered his army to pursue,
The chariot wheels stuck like glue.

Israel was safely on shore.
Moses then closed the door.
Pharaoh's army was drowned,
No horse or rider could be found.

Gone were his troops.
Pharaoh had been duped.
Gone were his slaves,
I wonder if proud Pharaoh 
ever changed his ways.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Red Sea

God is extraordinarily amazing.
Many think this is absurd.
While they wait for the Red Sea parting,
They miss the angel with the smile and kind word.

Thursday, January 14, 2016



I won not the lottery,
What a sweet relief.
Instead of caviar in fancy pottery,
I can sup on cream of wheat.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016



Guard yourself from evil,
Be careful whom you invite.
The wicked devil himself,
Parades as an angel of light. 

When Eve ate the fruit,
Satan was in the game.
Eve and Adam sewed fig leaves,
To cover their naked shame.

But When Cain,
Gained his fame,
There was no snake,
To take the blame.

Humans can be evil too,
You may have to fight.
Follow the straight and narrow,
Turn not to the left or the right.

26 Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. 
27 Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.  Prov4.26-27

Tuesday, January 12, 2016



There is no greater futility,
Than to pray for humility.
The request itself is vain,
The quest will drive you insane.
If you ever know you are humble,
That knowledge will make you stumble.
To be as humble as I,
You must eat your share of humble pie.

Sunday, January 10, 2016



Courage is more common,
Than the common cold.
It is hard wired in every Mom.
Without it no one grows old.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

Fort Sumpter fell,
The South burned like hell.

Japan bombed Pearl's shore,
And thus lost the war.

Prop up Saigon,
58200+ men gone.

Invade Iraq,
Who doesn't want to take that back?

Plant Kudzu,
A horror movie come true.

Code of Income taxes,
Millions of trees meet axes.

Overthrow Assad,
Fund ISIS jihad.

Ban God from school,
Destroy the Golden Rule.

Fast and Furious,
Law enforcement's most spurious.

Don't fight back,
Benghazi embassy under attack.

SOS email,
Let's use AOL.

Assassination of Lincoln, ML King and JFK,
Still plagues the USA today.

On traditional America take a dump,
You just elected Donald Trump.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016



God Is prone
To Subtlety
in fact it is God's specialty.

Why does
No one regret
Watching a sunrise or sunset?

The Sloth

The Sloth

This inverted vegetarian,
Gets a bad rap.
Like a Calviterian,
His name is his trap.

When your name is "lazy",
It drives you crazy.
No matter the sweat doth froth,
At the end you are still a sloth.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The English Article

The English Article

The article,
is a peculiar particle,
An Invention,
for a linguistic convention.

The balloon is a balloon.
This balloon is a balloon.
Some articles are definite.
The rest are definitely indefinite.

The article "a" is for consonants.
The article "an" is for vowels.
An ant eats an apple.
A wolf loudly howls.

Monday, January 4, 2016


USA 2016
The year of the mean
Partisan vitriol
In media all

I for him
You for her
Forego civility
Words choose militantly

Rock boat left
Rock boat right
If the boat flips
Both loose fight