Monthly Archives: August 2017

Wild: Boxed

Wild, free, and flowing,
Expressed in numbers and dates –
Boxes on a page.
Wild, powerful, and deadly,
Calculated and controlled –
Boxes on a wall.
Wild, forceful, and strong,
Captured and harnessed –
Boxed in a stall.
Wild, wordy, and skillful,
Held by statistics –
Boxed on a stage.
Wild, soulful, and strange,
Expressed in cold jewels –
Boxed to amaze.
A box is our comfort,
A rational and a frame –
Our system. Our solace.
Our calling. Our cage.


What We Can’t See

There is no map,
No x where it’s placed.
In fact, its location
May not be a place.
It cannot be researched,
Is not written in a book.
It cannot be told, and
It may not be seeable –
No matter who looks –
And yet still we search
For what we can’t see
Because when we find it
We learn how to be.

Waging War

Particles of Earth –
Cut grass, tossed pollen, and dust:
Nature waging war

Arrives Too Short Too Soon: Riddle of Clues

What arrives late when you’re early
And comes after you’re late?

What’s too short for “too”
And rhymes with “above”?

And what’s gone too soon
But never leaves?

A Bouquet of Impressions

Read as an apology
Offered as a predictable gift
Sweetly scenting the avid gardener’s home
Enchanting the romantic and
Styling their clothes

It Is Not For You

SAGE: It is not for you.

ADOM: They need help. I could help.

EBO: You could. But can you?

ADOM: You don’t think-

SAGE: -It is not for you.

ADOM: I don’t care! I’m going to help.

EBO: Adom, no! [Sighs angrily.] That fool. They’ll… Oh, my gods! We have to save him.

SAGE: It is not for you.

EBO: How can you say that when… Sage? Sage!

Burning, Living Green

Vibrant, living green,
Darkened and edged with yellow:
A fire without smoke


It is not.
It will not be.
It will not have been
Or will not be believed,
Yet it was believed,
Even if it will not be.
Yes, will be or not
It was.

The Frightened Finger

The frightened finger reaches for a trigger
And aims for the heart of its fears.
Remove the fear, and its target is leisure:
Inanimate targets or else hunting deer.
Or perhaps it holds no weapon at all
But a pen or a cell phone or coke.
And if that is the case, reducing those fears
Should not be reduced to a joke.

Dreams: A Poem of Disney Quotes

I had the idea of doing a poem entirely made out of Disney quotes, and the idea of dreams became the theme. Each line is a separate Disney quote, and while there are quite a few Disney quotes not represented (they didn’t end up fitting), I managed to use one or two from most of the most famous movies. See if you can recognize all of them. 😉

It was a fun experiment with an interesting result since the points of views of the quotes dictated a lot of the poem (one I wouldn’t normally have taken). I don’t know that I’d do it again. That said, I’d love to hear what you think!

I’ve been having this dream
(They say if you dream a thing more than once it’s sure to come true.)
I’ve been dreaming about what it might be like
I begin to dream that she might even care for me
Then, I wake up. Yes, it’s only in my dreams.
Hey, I can dream, can’t I?
“When you dream, you dream big.”
“Yes, you wish and you dream with all your little heart.”
They can’t order me to stop dreaming.
But like all dreams, well, I’m afraid this can’t last forever

“If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme”
What do you know about my dreams…?
I had a dream once…
Dreams are for rookies.
You give up a few things, chasing a dream
Far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood
Someone who can make all your dreams come true
To make my dream come true

A dream is a wish your heart makes.
My dream wouldn’t be complete without you in it.

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