The Warm Goodbye

Saying what you want to hear
Always confuses me
Turning shivers to fear
Something (even) a child shouldn’t see

Breaking apart
For some, it’s so easy to do
After I’ve given you my heart
I see the difference in You

Please say, Hello
to our Warm Goodbye
Try not to let me fall too low
I may not be able to reach the sky
Please say, Hello
before you pass me by
It’s not all my doing though
If only you’d ask me why

Tears they fall off my pillow
Onto the bed sheets and into my hands
Wanting you to water my weeping willow
So the other flowers cheer in the stands

Tell me that you still love me
Say it soft and with a wink and a smile
I pray that my eyes don’t fail to see
the joy I gave you for a while

The Quiet Neighbor

Smile...Smile...Smile ;-)!


They go back and then forth


Not that they come and go


Statement of some status


What do they know


that others don’t


No slamming doors


They do their chores


And they are one the same


Smile when you speak


Gentle wave flies


Their car wreaks of silence


What do they know


that others don’t


A reality show for Freud


If only that man knew
Einstein did know


Theory of relativity they gel


They mesh


Following their own lead


Marching to their own beat


Round and round back and forth


They make you see


What you want to


Yet they don’t change


When you see one


they are still one


More meek than mice


Ah, that’s so nice


What do they know


that they won’t show


Is there an afterglow


in their money honey?


If they ever need a favor


How can you judge


their peace


their love


their devotion


their emotion?


Them two


As one





What I Care About

What’s better than sibling rivalry

When it provokes pride

Even a follow-up telephone call

Keeps the connection alive

Remembering that you started

This crusade when you went off

To garner knowledge to share

Whoever left

It’s as if they didn’t

And here we are

Still functioning

Secretly the pride is still there

Caring for our own

Our own-selves

As they should

As we should

Then again the

Tone supports the next generation

Into our round circle

Even one of them has to be

The center

And that’s okay

For there is still someone

To look forward to