My Poetry Engine Has Not Been Running For A Long Time But I Got It Started Again

Once upon a time after my teens, 20s and 30s there were years I neglected writing. Let’s talk about my poetry engine. I allowed it to rust while I chased new jobs, money and material things that don’t mean much anymore. I lost time that should have gone toward writing. I actually forgot how toContinue reading “My Poetry Engine Has Not Been Running For A Long Time But I Got It Started Again”

The poet inside me walked away without warning and will never come home again

Where did the poet go? I try to write poetry but my words fall flat without life. The poet walked away as I made a living and neglected to provide love and attention. Without warning my poet went to find someone new to find love and won’t return. Nothing will bring the poet back home.

Lovely Lady, May I Join You Tonight?

I still want to meet you. I try so often. At coffee shops. At book stores. I was at a Books-a-Million Bookstore when a lady who was looking at the same authors’ books asked “Have you read his books?” Yes, I’d said, may I buy you a coffee? I still have met ladies even whileContinue reading “Lovely Lady, May I Join You Tonight?”

She said, Honey, You Have Style!

I was eating a BBQ sandwich when a youthful lady asked if she could join me of course I said she sat down, smiled and said, “Honey, you have style! you wear Harley-Davidson clothing” To be honest, I said I don’t own a Harley-Davidson bike She loved to talk and said “I can help youContinue reading “She said, Honey, You Have Style!”

It’s A Very “Blue” Night

I feel blue tonight I’m not the only one when days go bad I turn on music rather than call a friend (I may pull down a friend) give me a day or two I’ll be up I hope you understand some days everything goes wrong (no money to pay bills) this is one ofContinue reading “It’s A Very “Blue” Night”

An Angel Sat Down And Talked With Me

I never saw her before I was eating alone and some friends sat down and talked they were the type of guys who laughed and told clean jokes we all ordered lunch when our food arrived one asked if he could say grace of course we said after an hour they left I was sittingContinue reading “An Angel Sat Down And Talked With Me”

A Few Days In A Poet’s Life

Years ago after high school and off and on while attending college I dreamed of being a poet of publishing books of love poetry I remember not having money to eat well I cooked food in my apartment hot dogs potato chips & onion spread popcorn with butter I drank ripple wine and cokes IContinue reading “A Few Days In A Poet’s Life”

Looking for Love in Winter

I stayed at a beach motel looking for love I walked the beach I was lonely she appeared and said hi she was looking for love and said why don’t we spend time together and we did . . . for many days at the beach We dated a year our distance apart brought anotherContinue reading “Looking for Love in Winter”

You Left Quickly Without Saying Goodbye

It’s happened many times before I was just a toss away someone to “love and leave” you gave no warning you did things to cause me to love you knowing how to smile hold my hand give longs kisses speak loving words You left as quickly as you entered my life My world is spinningContinue reading “You Left Quickly Without Saying Goodbye”

It’s Midnight & I’m Feeling the Blues

News came today not on television but from your best friend you didn’t want to deliver words saying you met someone you love more than you ever loved me I’m locked out of your life I know why you stopped answering calls & texts I’m sinking into the blues deep, deep, deep blues not doingContinue reading “It’s Midnight & I’m Feeling the Blues”

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