My Monday Metrical Musings #93

He covers his ears when I burst into tears There's something you needTo know about my sonWhen I burst into tearsHe covers his...ears! Yes that's rightThat's exactly what he does!Wouldn't blame you if you found it oddI do too even now though I've seen it a lot. But it's not just my tearsThat makes him … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #93

My Monday Metrical Musings #92

Buckling under the weight of 57 The need to performTo show we're great all alongEvery year at this timeTo soar to heights divine But what if I'm notKeen any more?What if this time I'veStopped keeping score?Like how I'm always five years behindBut I'm wondering if this yearly gala displayIs how patriotism's truly defined? So what … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #92

My (August) Monday Metrical Musings #91

What fun a busy month What fun a busy monthThis August will prove to beLearning daily but teaching fewOf things both familiarAnd sorta new. That should be the waySome would hasten to sayFor isn't lifelong learningThe ticket to a better day? That depends I think On where you're standingFor me, it's just more of the … Continue reading My (August) Monday Metrical Musings #91

My (July) Monday Metrical Musings #90

The Looming Divide! It's happening It's happeningI can literally feel the creep Settling in! All he wants now is time withToys and screensToys and screensToys and screens All I want is time away fromTests and screensTexts and screensTags and screens Yet this has been happeningLong before it's been happeningThe looming divideThe fleeting kiss goodnight My … Continue reading My (July) Monday Metrical Musings #90

My Monday Metrical Musings #88

Be kind It's hard to be kindWhen we're busy chasing afterBaubles and balloons of Every size and colour Bells and loud whistlesAnd record-breaking featsTo reach for the starsOr risk the worst of defeats Kindness asks that we slow downMake room to pause and seek cluesTo point us to someone in dire needThat someone could be … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #88

Want to write better? Try writing poetry

Every so often when I'm in a funk I'm reminded, thankfully, of the wonder that is poetry. To lift me out of the rut. To transport me to another place; another space. It's truly wondrous because it's the only literal art form I know that conveys a wealth of emotions and wisdom with just a … Continue reading Want to write better? Try writing poetry

My Monday Metrical Musings #87

Reconnecting Midyear's as good as any I guessTo reconnect with my pastAnd see if the conversation is still thereOr maybe it wasn't meant to last. They returned to my life unexpectedlyThese two folks from my distant memoryOne I barely remembered at all in factThe other hosted my wife and me. Back 22 years ago when … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #87

My (June) Monday Metrical Musings #86

Between the already and not yet Ever stop to ask yourself"Hey where am I right now?"Allow me to tell youThe answer lies somehowBetween before and afterpast and future The already and not yet! Think about it For a minuteAnd you will soon agreeWe're always in transitionYou, the world and me. The middle is wherewe operate … Continue reading My (June) Monday Metrical Musings #86

My Monday Metrical Musings #85

I'll Never Be A Dad (circa 2007*) Throngs of tall and short folksInvading my line of sight Playing Frolicking DelightingEnjoying a family day outAt the playground in my 'hood. But me? I'm looking down from my windowAfraid to step out ForlornWonderingLips quiveringLongingUnfulfilledFeels likeFour score and seven years agoSince first we started and desiredYet it seems our turn might never … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #85