My (November) Monday Metrical Musings #105

November Rain Pitter patter pitter patterA constant pommelingpoundingStriking my window pane relentlesslyLike it's determined to barge in This thunderstorm delivers the chillLike the wind that hits my face each time I open the freezerThis rain keeps me awake, coweringThis rain keeps me under the covers My son just jumped into bed with us He hates … Continue reading My (November) Monday Metrical Musings #105

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 Monday Metrical Musings #67 – For care givers

Life is harder for those who care I heard this recently And I think that it is trueThose who careLive harder lives Than either me or you!It's not for lack of anythingThat I must make crystal clearIt's just a part of how it isNo need for dread or fear When those smaller or weaker Are … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #67 – For care givers

My Conflicted Christmas & Year End Musings 2021

It's that time of year again - December. Meaning 2021 is coming to a close. After the crazy we've had these past 20-21 months, you would think we're finally entitled to end this year of 2021 with some yuletide cheer right? Yet here we are again. Another Covid Christmas; with no clear end in sight … Continue reading My Conflicted Christmas & Year End Musings 2021

My Monday Metrical Musings #54

Accepting Accepting listswith inconsistencyMy life a messyTapestry Accepting lifewith uncharacteristic zealAs golden sunlightPours over corncob field Accepting lieswith downcast looksMy days on endlessTenterhooks Accepting liftswith open palmsOf calloused linesTrailing sunken arms Accepting lovewith pale parched lipsWeather-beaten dryLonging for dew drips Accepting lobswith barely-clenched fistsWhite-knuckled bruisedDesperately coming to grips Accepting losswith nary a careKnowing someday soonI'll … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #54

My Monday Metrical Musings #35

4.40 Sudden joltPitch blackWoke upTo seeIt's 4.40! Same every dayWho to blame Deep asleep ILong for, yet Awake at 4.40! Why can't I onlyWake up at 8.40?Just like my spouseUnconscious by my side Sadly not to beFor me, it's 4.40! Is it anxiety and stress?Old age, indigestion, "high tide"?My internal clock gone amok?I may never … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #35

My Monday Metrical Musings #29

My Writing My Muse That's what it comes down to at the end of the day It's my constant my muse my solace my stay.People come into my life but they usually disappear.Writing's my only constant companion My cold tall jug of beer! Spent much of my life fulfilling society's script."Don't rock the boat, don't … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #29

My Monday Metrical Musings #7

My Christmas Wish Photo by Vinícius Vieira ft on Pexels.com There can be no shadowUnless there's first a lightBright days will always followEven after the darkest night When Jesus came as a babyHe wasn't welcomed with delightWhen Jesus came as a babyIt was darkIt was blackThere was fright But came He didTo give our world … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #7