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Poetry

Winter Oaks

“Keeping watch in winter’s twilight…”

Fall In New Mexico

We are going to do it, / Just me and Sam, / And Grizzy’s ashes. / We will make it / To that mountain pass, / Between Colorado / And New Mex…

Do You Wanna Be Free?

Fallen, we’re all fallen / We try so hard to find purity / We try so hard to look pretty / But we flail in the dirt, / Slinging it / And t…

“A Story From The Flowergarden”

“A great hush fell over the flowergarden that day. Tears fell like…”

Stargazing

I search the stars for answers. / They silently observe my smallness. / Twinkling, it might seem they mock me, / Except their beauty is to…

Enough Sorrow For Today

I saw a frail young woman meet the Lord in the middle of the night, / Her mother tenderly holding her in her arms, as she gave up the fight…

When All Creation Is Redeemed

One day this fight’ll be over / With no more tears to cry. / One day He’ll come and gather us / From the outer realms of the ea…

In Heaven

In Heaven, we’ll always be welcome, / Rejection will no more be found, / And people will genuinely want, / To include us in their crowd. / …

Little Soul

Dear Little Soul, / I realized this morning that you had passed away. / My largest regret is that I was not with you / Stroking you when yo…

Butterflies Are Beautiful, Even In Death

Clearing weeds from my horse’s outdoor corral / I bent to see fluttering treasures / Beneath thick and tangled weeds. / It always ama…

Paradise Lost

when the water was clean / and the ocean, free / we roamed the deep / all the others, and me / jumping and diving / playing in the foam / n…

“Sorrow” verses patterned after ̶…

rain falls from the sky / loneliness dwells in my heart / how you have hurt me / you keep something back / the longer you wait walls build …

On Saving A Hummingbird

We saved a hummingbird, today. / Its heart was still beating / When Jim brought it to me. / The male Ruby Throat / Had flown into / A large…

Note To Grizz

you blew into our lives, / strong and beautiful / playfully regal / and quietly trusting / we ran the roads, together / you were so dear to…

My Christmas Poem

The shepherds kept watch by the side of a hill, / Staying warm by the fire from the desert like chill. / Watching their sheep under the sta…

The Old Woman

the old woman sits / and her thoughts are / of many years past / It is getting difficult / to remember everything / yet she tries to reliv…

Are You Downtrodden?

there are things that I have done / that pierce my heart like a knife / things that caused destruction / unhappiness, and strife / I’…

I Am A Cedar Table

“The lonely ones that come by themselves are the ones that I would like to reach out and touch.”

If Sunglasses Could Talk

“Suddenly, out of the corner of my shiny lense…”

I Was There

For all of the times you thought that no one cared… / I was always there. / Were you even aware? / Draw close to Me…and feel th…

Animals And Heaven

As the bible does not definitely say that there will not be any animals in Heaven / I am believing they will be. / I am praying they will b…

From Mom And Dad Dec 83’

“From mom and dad, dec 83’ “ / That was the first thing I viewed / As I opened the book / At the half price book store. / How did this wond…

Filth

Getting ready for my day, / I viewed the television. / I surmised that tv in general, / And especially commercials / Promise good times, / …

Extinction ~ A Tanka

Quietly standing / My heart longed for lonely howls / But they were No More / The forest mourned their passing / The branches bent in sorro…

The Aerial Hunt

He arrived before dawn / Excited, and anticipating his first / Aerial wolf hunt. / The morning mist formed / Frosted Crystals on the / Alr…

The Dream

I open my eyes / To a cool breeze blowing on my face. / The view from my home / Is a remote highway that unravels, north. / There is a frag…

On A Homeless Man’s Death

“A homeless man lay dying / On a bleak and wintry day / People purposely avoided him / As if he was in their way”

haiku

to say you believe / and not care for creation / it is appalling / cmh 4 2010

The Glorious Old Cedar

“The majesty of a tree / Is so simple and yet, / So divine.”

Nothing New Under The Sun

“My mind takes me back to a time / Far into the past. / Tribes, living off the land / At one with their Creator, / In harmony with Hi…

Sunset And The Moon

“It had an air of expectation. / It had a peculiar brightness. / It gave me a strange sensation, / Like life as I had known it / Woul…

War At Wolf Hill

“the pack ate their food / and then they moved, / for they had no way to bury their family / members.”

On A Clear Winter Night

miniscule, shimmering luminaries / sparkle like glitter / through magnificent, dark sentinels. / stately, they guard my presence / as I gaz…

Ode To Newby “Cinquain”

White dog, / Lumbering friend, / Tripping along the way. / Why did God make you so funny! / We laugh.

Lone Wolf “Cinquain”

Sad wolf / Speaks lonliness. / His actions living proof, / Did not ever want to be a / Lone wolf.

Lesson Learned “Tanka”

Man takes. Over time / Everything starts to die / Where is God in this! / But oh, He gives us free will / To show how lost we can be.

Hungry No More “Tanka”

Wolf is running scared / Hunger causes wolf to steal / Shotgun blasts ring out / Emaciated wolf dies / It’s a crime to be hungry

Wolf

Liquid, understanding, amber eyes / Silky, golden-spun, flecked fur / Inspired, intelligent design / Only one piece of a living canvas / Wo…

Above The Tree Line

Above the tree line I found peace / Stark and crisp / Under a blue moon / Full, and shining / Ethereal and silvery / I felt free / The air …

Soft Snow “Cinquain”

Soft Snow / Gently Falling / Like Glistening Diamonds / Illuminating The Dark Woods / Calms Me

Burnt Leaves “Haiku”

Burnt leaves are falling / Leaving their scent on my heart / And ushering fall

Whispering Wind “Haiku”

Whispering wind blows / Hollow caverns through my heart / Where loneliness dwells

Enchanted Moment

As I was sitting outside today with Sam / I started playing with him. / Pow, I touched him as if I was punching him / But in reality it is …

Lloyd

We all knew him as “Lloyd.” / He was an elderly man, / Shell-shocked from the war / The horrors he had seen / Warped him for life / Thus, h…

Wolf Song

Oh sensitive wolf / what has caused you to share your song / what has caused you to lift your voice / in beauty / to the heavens / in the q…

Holey Socks

you know how it is / when you have hole in your sock / right where your toe is supposed to hide / and your toe gets stuck / while in your s…

Games Without Reason

Art can turn into a game / Where some strive to claim fame / By producing creations / Without any relation / To what’s in one’s soul / And …

Please Take Me There

I hold on with the fierceness and the fear of losing you / For, you are my heart / We’ve been together through the joy and / The tragedies …

For The New Year

“As I left the store / I wondered what had befallen / This sorrowful young man.”

When I See You Again

“There will be no more pain or suffering. / Only joy at the meeting of long lost friends… / When I finally see you again.”

I saw your dog today

I saw your dog today / she sat, and watched every vehicle, intent on finding her family. another dumped lost and confused dog. this one was…

Existence

time flies / she paints her nails with clear polish / she remembers / still, her youth slips away / she longs / and she wishes for simpler …

A Letter About Forgotten Dogs

“This time, / It only took a couple of days / For them to die. / I was not fast enough.”

Tribute To God’s Creation – draft

“Shame filled my soul for being part of the human race.”

artistic license

I see the seventh sign to the tenth, pink power / Or maybe I see a psychedelic flower / A moon, blood orange, with martians skating / Havin…

Love, Your Little Dog

Oh boy!! My mom is taking me for a ride today!! / I wonder… will we go to the park or maybe to the store to get a toy? / I am so happ…

Thoughts Of Cake

Every forkful, amazing / So refreshing and light, / Just thinking about it / Makes my jeans fit tight!