The Fate of the Tramp


Blue as fire
Thanks garnered no pleasure
The Dance left all spent
Unable to sustain the steady
girth and mirth
Inching closer to the flame
indulgence eroded the soul
Until reputation proceeded any
real voice
Solace met loneliness, finally
as and while memories
continued into the expiration date
once the eyes fully closed
And respects were paid

Through the eyes of a child


Here I Am
Looking and noticing
All that is in my path
What does time change?
Even with repair
Things do wither
Yet, they still change
My younger self
Wishes to grow
While wishing to know
That I will see
The happiness and love
That made me laugh
And glow
And may what or who looks
Out at me, someday 
Pick me up like I cried in hunger
Or writhed in my drench
Shelter me with just a smile 
A while 
To remind me

Beautifully Beautiful with Life


I saw the moon float

right before my brown eyes

No birds sheltered it

Even the stars made their own skies

Steady was the wind

to not allow fallen seeds to offend

Somewhere up there

the Virgin Mary let down her hair with care

The little ones who came before me

showed no signs of fragility

Chirping along

were the angels in birds song

Flowers rested

full-breasted

And though rain was due

the Earth’s body tilled itself anew

Paradise reigned supreme

every day as if

and unlike any made up dream

When the sun winked

it stayed every time I blinked

Flowing waters played back-ups

and overflowed my ace of cups

Night favored the daylight

insuring its beauty with all its might

Accepting shade

for time and space that God had made

Call that Boy a Rogue


Businessman

A Heartbreaker

Makes for a fast baby-maker

Hit it and leave

But who was the first to deceive

 

It’s easy to call him the fool

When you know who took you to school

While you stood there trying to Vogue

Just go ahead, call that boy a rogue

 

It was the thing to be with him

A Dream-taker, out on a limb

Who tells you wrong from right

When it’s a fight to stay in the spotlight

 

He may have told you lies

But you’re your eyes were on the prize

Didn’t think you’d ever trip and fall

For all the measures and the jolts

Have to explain it to your folks

For you, it’s just another curtain call

 

A matter of the heart

Took off, but you had a false start

Gave until you had no more to give

So the time has come

To see a rocking chair and learn to sing and hum

Now you’ve got more than a reason to live

 

 

 

 

Keep on loving the World


What you may once have had

 May well return

A steady beat

Warms the soul and body

 

Do be careful to not

Rustle the trees and air

You are the vibration

That they feed from

 

What is seen through the eyes

Can wickedly defile the heart with lies

Sex is just sex placed with a hex

Minus the “o” becomes the ex

 

Doctor Feel Good

Takes over the whole neighborhood

Able to do so much

Without even a single touch

 

May your voice be the choice

Causing the bodice to be moist

Cut and savor that pie

Long enough stars fall from the sky