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