December 30th, 2017
This 2003 poem about anxiety regarding a love interest shows my ambivalent feelings, fear, and lust:
Amy represents to me solace and intrigue. Read More
I return again and again for more of her light.
Bent on success, I ought not to stop now,
But winning her heart is daily an emotional fight.
December 27th, 2017
In this poem, I process the fact that I have tattoos that explicate clearly what my values and aspirations are. I call them “scarlet letters.”
Perhaps if this world were peaceful, Read More
And love ruled as now do mere boys,
I would not be wearing these scarlet letters,
But living with my brethren amongst joy.
December 24th, 2017
An ode to emotion, vision, gratitude, fulfillment, joy, and contentment. Much of what makes life really worth living:
To write a thoughtful poem; Read More
To give help when sorely needed;
To seek and find elusive faith;
To have really succeeded.
December 15th, 2017
This poem, “The Rose,” is a way to look at an experience I had where I was into a woman and she was fairly self-protective. Consider the stanza:
She opens up, but not too much; Read More
We see each other, but not too soon;
She tells me secrets, but not too many;
I can have the sun, but not the moon.
December 5th, 2017
The second part of a poem entitled “Loneliness”, this piece lays bare my innermost feelings about social connection.
Would that I could have the integrity Read More
To not feel so lonely about my aloneness.
Rather, to accept it, embrace it.
Because for whatever reason, it is me
December 4th, 2017
A poem about a nightmare I once had, after which I awoke and wrote the following stanza:
I just awoke from a late-morning dream, an unsettling episode; Read More
It centered on one aspect of my life and my self: social insecurity.
I had a heavy heart, heartburn, regret, and embarrassment that showed.
I know that I definitely have not reached developmental maturity.
December 1st, 2017
As this stanza shows, this poem is an attempt to discover the true nature of my existence, my being, my self.
Is there one constant, a part always the same? Read More
Something I would take from one reality to another?
Who shall I thank, or conversely, who to blame?
Do I owe God, chance, society, freewill, or my mother?
December 1st, 2017
“Great spirits” are individuals who exemplify magnanimity and other virtues. This poem attempts to capture a bit of that beauty.
Great spirits exemplify numerous virtues Read More
They view the world in vibrant hues
She personifies the loftiest human values
He knows many elusive and profound truths.
November 30th, 2017
Uncharacteristically bold, I went dancing to try to shake off my social isolation in about 1999. This is the second part of what I call “Uncommon Pleasure,” and is exemplified by the following stanza:
Again, I knew a primal enjoyment Read More
And raised the roof within my mind
Achieving spiritual fulfillment
By what I have found, and will find.
November 29th, 2017
A big fan of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, this poem asks if we will ever reach the level of development as a planet that humans do in the 23rd century. Here is a stanza:
How can we engender a bright future as a global society, Read More
When millions of children are hungry, sick, and poor?
We are swimming in greed, intolerance, bigotry, and anxiety;
Must Star Trek forever remain nothing but lore?