Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dear Sir

"There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters... I could be their leader. " ~Charlie Brown

Linking with Poetry Jam

The art of writing a letter
surely is a dying craft.
Who needs a pen and paper
when a computer is in your lap.
E-mails have replaced our need of stamps
and facebook the envelopes.
Now the mail man only delivers bills
and stationary companies are going broke.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Light Weight Like Paper Heavy Like Words

Big Room, 1948, by Andrew Wyeth

"There's a certain slant of light,
On winter afternoons,
That oppresses, like the weight
Of cathedral tunes." 
~Emily Dickinson

Some memories pierce through my mind
 like winter's morning light
 through a window pane
 moves through a big room
then like weary guests
 from a long journey
 others sit at my table
with the weight of old regrets  
together we relive the past
walk the halls
of torn down houses
remembering the laughter
trying to forget the loss.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Some people embrace love with the fervor of a missionary
holding it close like a book of scriptures to the heart
while others just cup it softly and awkward like a nestling
that has somehow fallen from where it once was
the love I hold has wandered through both paths
like a lost fawn searching for comfort in the dark
once my heart found it
I grasped hold with the strength of a thousand men
never wanting to let go
yet too weak to try
now I tenderly keep it within my palm
knowing it is too fragile
to withstand another fall.

Linking with Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads Fireblossom Friday #10
....and yes I am late very late as usual. :-)