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 #104

What I lose each passing minute What I lose each passing minuteIs a sense of the divineAs my hairline slowly recedesLike the lonesome evening tide What I lose each passing minute Is the sense I'm still right hereThat I matter and have a voiceJust waiting for someone to hear What I lose each passing minuteIs … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #104

My Monday Metrical Musings #101

Unsafe What was unsafe then? Forced to castrate as palace eunuchsConscripted to carry guns while still a childKidnapped as sex slaves, never to smile. What is unsafe now? Hearing stuff you disagree withThat threatens to humiliateTo make you question your own take. What will be unsafe next?Having anyone whose beliefs are different Within a hundred … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #101

My (October) Monday Metrical Musings #100

Unsettled Someplace... Somewhere...Something...Someone......else Just never... ...here...there...anywhere...me Why is that?What's changed?Why am I this way?Unsettled in my own skinFearful deep within This surely's notmy ideaTo finish off a groundbreaking year! When he learned to ride a bikeFinallyWhen I hit not one butmany milestones in...(no, no bragging) When we'll finallyTravel to hobbit-villeWhen I get to hostand cross … Continue reading My (October) Monday Metrical Musings #100

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