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Life Choices

Leaving the island

hoping never to return

looking through rose colored glass

so much to learn

The sun is setting

on this time in my life

taking my faithful dog

fascinated with the wildlife

Across the mountains

accessible by the sea

the city awaits promising a

hectic lifestyle with glee

Excitement abound

no time to rest

so much to experience

life filled with zest

Years pass

no time to catch up

spirit is weary

tired if being grownup

On a ship again

returning home

the sun is rising

longing to be alone

Home now

favorite dog by my side

fishing near an island

enjoying being alive

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Spider in a Cafe

Entering the revolving doors

an idea in his mind

the patriarch sat down

for a minute he was blind

Startled by a voice

looking at the woman with a glance

began an awkward conversation

her beauty was enhanced

He spoke softly

with a radical plan

they could make a fortune

he asked for her hand

Sitting up straight

she looked him in the eye

speaking from her heart

she could not lie

Sometimes people think they want something

not thinking it through

acting on emotion

especially after having a brew

In this cafe

it’s just you and I

for all you know

I could be a spy

The man thought for a moment

then got up and left

realizing he was about to commit

to certain death

The woman had a sly smile on her face

she was not a fool

being a black widow

was ever so cool

Waiting for her next victim

in the dim cafe light

listening to jazz music

it had been an interesting night

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Joy in a Train

A young boy

stands upon the bridge

purity in his soul

character without a ridge

An ace at jumping

many times on his bed

the train gets closer

the caboose is red

Wanting to ride

he had plan

his method was simple

timing where he would land

Walking closer to the gate

the train is near

eyes wide open with excitement

there is no fear

Standing on the edge

he doesn’t hear the footsteps

father is behind him

determined to protect

The boy jumps up

its time to leap

father catches him

in one big sweep

The boy cries

let me go

I can make it

the train is slow

Father hugs him

now is not the time

we will go to the station

the ride is just a dime

On the train

the whistle blows

excitement all around

the boy’s face begins to glow

Childhood

time to enjoy

simple things make him happy

just to be a boy

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The Message

Inundated with choices

gazing into his translucent soul

looking for answers

from a pain that was old

They had been young

meeting at the beach

watching the sun rise

all possibilities within reach

He held her hand

as they walked along

laughing for hours

singing silly songs

He was an artist

painting the sea

she was a poet

filling books with glee

The romance was ended

her life taken by a storm

he grieves by the waves

no longer warm

His flexibility gone

heart is broken

seeking comfort

silent words are spoken

Staring at the books

her spirit calls his name

directing him to a book

wanting to comfort an old flame

He chooses a book

filled with the poetry she wrote

finding comfort in her words

seeing a love note

Assuring him

they will be together again

the old man smiles

emotions difficult to maintain

Walking away

there is a ray of light

the old man’s spirit joins hers

on this very night

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Sign of Progress

Standing in a quagmire

sniffing chemicals in the air

a kettle filled with black water

cameras film the despair

Longing for the forest

of streams that are crystal clear

wildlife roaming in the trees

of a life so dear

Warning signs of the toxins

erasure of common sense

progress all around

the air is dense

A ray of hope

a picture of the brain

thinking of what is being lost

standing in the acid rain

A few gather together

leaving the progress behind

preferring to live in simplicity

returning to an earlier time

Encroachment continues

the few begin to fight

others join them

seeing the light

In the forest

a bird flies above

singing to all those around

the Earth still has love

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A Dream of Diversity

On a concrete tiled lot

everything is the same

umbrellas and tables alike

nothing has a name

In the shadows of umbrellas

she had a dream

in the pursuit of diversity

being free to scheme

Beginning to renovate

her mind started to spin

excited at the prospect

frown turned into a grin

Taking fabric

the umbrella is transformed

unique in character

no longer uniform

Plants appeared in the shade

color moving with the sun

leaves of different textures

one vine to run

Walking along the edge

someone else comes along

he has a dream

conformity is no longer strong

A little at a time

others that are unique

dare to make changes

no longer afraid to speak

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Whispers over Coffee

Flitting in the park

it begins with a phrase

he is quite smitten

she is amazed

Like a young lad

doing things to showoff

causing her to laugh

true love not far – off

An intimate encounter

a whisper in the ear

an answer to a proposal

the wedding is near

A blissful morning

filled with laughter and cheer

now they are newlyweds

the future is clear

One morning

a whisper about something new

joyful glad tidings

a baby is due

Years pass

the couple is now old

happiness spread through whispers

the love and coffee are never cold

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The Skull

On this particular day

the candle light sniffed out

hollow eyes peering

expression filled with doubt

The breeze oscillates

through the dim lit room

sands of the hourglass flow

is it time for doom

A closed book

the spell has been cast

will there be another victim

or is he the last

It’s the first day of the month

the sun shines in

all dark shadows are gone

the light echoes a grin

The skull changes

his spirit follows the light

the book burst into flames

as the spirit takes flight

Up above the clouds

a huge sigh of relief

his spirit begs forgiveness

for being a thief

Only the skull remains

beside the sands of time

the candle now brightly lit

no longer suffering for his crime

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Mountain Life

The image below is from the Google Home Photo Frame.

Standing on a mountain peak

grazing across the land

a herd of buffalo

two are taking a stand

One is robust

with an invoice on his head

the other holds a rope

hoping to keep his family fed

The buffalo is quite spritely

a tribute to his age

the opponent is young

impulsive to engage

The young man strikes first

throwing the rope

the buffalo steps aside

as the young man slips on a slope

Moving along

the buffalo makes a wise move

he moves out of sight

while the young man regains his groove

One last time

there is a chase

but the buffalo is wiser

and wins the race

Across the valley

there is small game

the young man practices

his skills and aim

The young man returns home

with a small deer

family dinner is sparse

his drink is a beer

Morning comes

the young man tries again

his skill is better

today he wins

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Winter Scene

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Animals and wildlife sleep

while snow covers the trees

branches filled with ice

instead of leaves

The wind is biting

trees on the brink of destruction

will the forest survive

this brutal obstruction

Wind dies down

the assault has ceased

a winter wonderland created

there is an internal peace

Like columns of old

the trees form a design

an illusion of sanctuary

or perhaps a shrine

The day becomes night

there is light from the moon

an eerie quiet

fills the created room

The scene continues

till time for spring

when new life appears

and winter becomes a dream

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