Lemonade Stand

I posted this painting a couple weeks ago, but later I discovered that my muse just insisted on creating a little poem to go along with it. So here’s the poem and, of course, it’s only right that I show you the picture again, since it was the inspiration. LEMONADE STAND When life gives youContinue reading “Lemonade Stand”

Back In The Saddle???

Well, my three-week hiatus from writing for any websites — and focusing on my art instead — has done me some good. I’ll try to get back in the saddle now and focus on some things that have to be written out in words. But even if I’m back in the saddle, I think I’llContinue reading “Back In The Saddle???”

Focus on Coffee – Day 5

I have a little coffee poem for you today. Enjoy: LIFE’S NECESSITIES Of life’s necessities I’ve made a list. Coffee’s there, and at the top it sits. Some think I would give chocolate highest place; To their surprise that’s simply not the case. For chocolate, though my fav’rite candy treat, Which quite enthusiastically I greet,Continue reading “Focus on Coffee – Day 5”

There Is A Cure

The truth of Jesus Christ’s complete redemption can be told in any form. In this post I’ve set God’s truth into Cinquain — one of my favorite poetic forms. Virus: To lots of folks It is a scary word. But there’s a name that can kill it: Jesus! Disease By any name. Must bow toContinue reading “There Is A Cure”

Laughter Is Good Medicine — Day 5

    A VESSEL OF STERLING While browsing antique shops, I made a great find! Unearthed a rare treasure. Never saw one in kind. An elegant bowl, with a handle and lid; Beneath so much tarnish, it’s true beauty hid. Though black with the ages, I hugged it to me; I paid the man gladlyContinue reading “Laughter Is Good Medicine — Day 5”

Laughter Is Good Medicine — Day 2

THE FOOT TEST I know in this old world, it’s sad, but true: Emotional relationships can fail. And marriages, though formerly ’til death, Now change as fast as color on the nails. But I’m convinced our troth will still endure. I’m sure of you as you are sure of me. I know because we’re comfortableContinue reading “Laughter Is Good Medicine — Day 2”

When Violets Aren’t Violet

Roses are red; Violets are ———- purple! Doesn’t it bother anyone that numerous poets for centuries have painted those innocent little violets blue?  Of course, I know that there are, indeed, some strains of violets that are more blue — and even some that are pink and white. But I have to believe that theyContinue reading “When Violets Aren’t Violet”

Hungarian Cookie Haiku

Memories so sweet: Daddy baking cookies from Fam’ly recipe. Hungarian treat: Flaky, sugared, golden dough Stuffed with hickory nuts. Each year at Christmas, In kitchen warm and cozy – Memories so sweet. For decades, my dad (who was Bulgarian/Polish) baked Hungarian cookies. It was a recipe handed down from one Balkan country to another, andContinue reading “Hungarian Cookie Haiku”

Too Old For a Valentine???

  “Please, won’t you be my valentine?” That’s the slogan on my sign As up and down the street I trudge, But can’t get any hearts to budge. It could be I’m too blatantly Begging someone to love me. Perhaps if I were less profuse The guys would then be less obtuse. But when you’reContinue reading “Too Old For a Valentine???”

Rain Poems

It’s been raining here for two whole days, so I thought it was only fitting that I write about rain. Since I’m in a poetic mood, I decided I’d give myself a little workout and do one haiku, one cinquain, and one simple iambic pentameter verse about that subject. HAIKU Everything is gray. Rain hangingContinue reading “Rain Poems”

Weekly Smile – 1/20/20

I’m jumping in for the “Weekly Smile” at Trent’s World this week. If you’d like to join in, hop over there and get the easy rules for participating. Everyone has something to smile about every week, and even though we sometimes pass those things by without making note of them, there’s something really special aboutContinue reading “Weekly Smile – 1/20/20”

Cinquain: Just Do It

Written in response to a couple friends of mine who have said for almost a year that they’ve thought about trying to write cinquain, but they won’t even make a start. They find it fascinating, but seem to be afraid of it. They have this false idea that because they need to count syllables, theyContinue reading “Cinquain: Just Do It”

Country Christmas Roads

Country lanes at Christmas — For the traveler, such a chore. Snow encrusted, rutted lanes That make manuv’ring poor. It’s hard to see the shoulders And the middle line is blurred. For traffic in the other lane No ample room’s assured. And drawing towards the end of day, When light is running low, Traversing snowyContinue reading “Country Christmas Roads”

Thanksgiving Poems — Week 1

Thanksgiving in the U. S.  is exactly three weeks from today, so I think it’s only appropriate that I revisit some of my Thanksgiving poems from over the years — and maybe even write a new one. This week I’ll begin the series with two: one quite serious and one just for fun. Hope youContinue reading “Thanksgiving Poems — Week 1”