My Monday Metrical Musings #98

Pigeonhole Here's a secretI'd learned in recent yearsTo keep perfect folks at a distanceSimply pigeonhole them! Yes that's rightMake them an archetypeBetter yetA stereotype! If they're too gym-bod muscularSay they will be the pain of doctors and nursesWho must change or move them When they're warded in hospitals. If they're too beautifulJust remember pictures oldOf … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #98

My Monday Metrical Musings #97

Hard to fathom C seems unable to fathomWhy we look at him exhaustedScarred, beatenLonging for extractionSeparationInner sanctumSet free like a billowed leafYet buffeted uncontrolledFlurried and flusteredHarried and hustled That's the lifeWe did not chooseYet it's one we've weatheredMany trials through and through. It's not contrivedThis life of strifeI'm not making it upIn case you're rolling … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #97

My (September) Monday Metrical Musings #96

Overwhelmed! I'm overwhelmed to overflowI want to let go of all I knowEverything seems pointless, fruitless anywayWhy bother at allBetter to waste away each day! But no, it's not how I wanna live my lifeThis life that's often a constant strifeBecause I believe that there is moreAs long as I'm willing to step out the … Continue reading My (September) Monday Metrical Musings #96

My Monday Metrical Musings #95

"O, Captain My Captain!" "Only in dreams Can we truly be freeTwas always thusAnd always thus will be" To suck the marrow of lifeFrom now til Kingdom comeIt's what Keating reminds meEach time I step out. Since 1989 we've been blessedTo findThis gem of a storyThat stands the test of time. Maybe it's the barbaric … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #95

My Monday Metrical Musings #94

What the "B's" say of faith THE Brooks recently said:"Faith is sensing a presenceNot buying an argument." THE Buechner once said“Faith is homesickness. A lump in the throat Less a position on Than a movement toward Less a sure thing than a hunch. Faith is waiting.” THE Bible ever said:"Faith is the substance of things … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #94

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