One Day at Thymes Beach
O verhead, sleepy lion-sun lies with cloudy-lambs,
N autillus, in surf below, flirts with Venus clams.
E ach burst of summer wind blows magic fairy-dust
D own the beach, as pure white sand dances with each gust.
A perfect day for you and me, sitting side by side,
Y ou hold my hand and walk with me into gem blue tide.
A getaway together, in this perfect place.
T he sea dissolves our footprints, sun kisses my face.
T hen beachlike Eden ends, when winds blow harder yet,
H owling at the sky to darken, make everybody wet.
Y ou run, I run. Why did beauty go? I wonder.
M urky sky blankets beach with rain, fills the air with thunder.
E very strike of lightening shakes both sky and sea and sands,
S o we shelter in your Chevy, gently holding hands,
B eating hearts louder than beating wind or beating rain.
E ven as we wait for the sun to shine again,
A ll the passion, all the storm, reflected in your eyes.
C old and soaking wet, under towels to dry:
H ow I knew our love was true, more constant than the sky.
Cotton Candy Love
Can't go a single day without thinking of you
Oh, you're like a cotton candy blue.
The truth is too bitter to taste
These days would be such a waste
Only to walk away from this love
Not caring until push comes to shove
Caution will always be thrown to the wind
And I will leave all doubts behind.
Not really caring if I get hurt in the end
Doesn't matter if you leave, I'm sure the wound will mend
Your love won't last long
Like cotton candy on my tongue.
Only to walk away from this cotton candy love
Vivid memories linger on of an undreamed of
Effervescent reality floating away like a morning dove.
I’m stuck and I can’t get out
In the paper! I’m stuck in the - oh can you hear me?
My voice has been swallowed all but visually
Set on the screen, in front of your face
The words all hate me, get me out of this place!
Unfortunately, I fall through the o’s
(Current events have too many of those)
Kindergardeners write them WAY too big
Although don’t get me started on high schoolers’ trig
Never again can I symbolize theta
Dangling from the mid-bar was much too meta
In case you can hear me
Can you set me free?
At least give me something real easy to read
Narnia maybe, or The Sunflower Seed
Traditionally you'd ignore strange voices
Golly, I hope you make better choices
Everything relies on the fact that you will
Track the right book and subdue it with skill
Oh! My time situation is quite rather dark
Up ahead, the acrostic will end on the mark
To free me from prison, just get me a quark...
Rhyme Time by Line
Rhyme Time by Line
Remember in youth when
Happiness was every day back then?
Yesterdays and youth,
Millenniums via history seemed uncouth.
Envision life from youth to old age,
Taking decades of life worked at minimum wage.
Incessant are the memories, those moments we live,
Muttering obscenities of all the take and give,
Everyone, everything gone, nothing left, not even a love song.
Busted because the rules say you are, and you just move along.
Youth behind us ever so far,
Languishing in those moments sublime, like a fading star,
In as much as we choose to forget periods of filled with rife;
Now we are faced with the reality of human strife,
Enveloping, struggling, yet cherishing our own human life.
One Extra for the Halibut … (No Title)
Little Miss Tuffet,
met Jimmy Buffet.
She said her name is Maddy,
and that Jimmy is her daddy.
Jimmy had no clue,
and as a rule,
he thought, no way,
but didn’t know what to say,
so he excused himself and ran away.
How Should I Scream, God?
How should I scream?
On the planes of my dreams
Where I don't have to bit my tounge?
Should I scream like when I was young--
How I would whine when I'd fall off my bike
Outstrecthed on hot pavement that felt like spikes
Under my back; now that was a tremedous scream
Loud--yes, loud I must yell from the depths of my being
Delivering constant vulgar insults towards me
I can still hear their cheerful mourning of my sanitity
So weak and frail is my mental condition
Carrying such a sensitive frame derails my function
Reeping the swelled chambers of my heart
Eating the insecurities that have begun to break apart
And after all has been swept into a bag and thown away
Maybe I'll drive towards the coast and cry near a bay,
God, If you are out there, I hope you are listening:
Oh, the pain is too much and I can feel my soul fading
Do tell me, should I scream to myself or with everyone witnessing?
ASSEMBLE THE TROOPS
Along came a giant spider
Smiling at the young rider
Slowly it crawled nearer
Each time smiling as it moved closer
‘Mummy!’ The young one yelled--
But her Mummy was in another world.
Lowering itself on her shoulder---
‘Eek!’ the rider wished there was a boulder.
The spider laughed at the kid,
‘Ha!’ now it was time for the bid—
Evangeline spotted more bugs
Taking their time to give some hugs-
Really~ this was getting out of hand.
Oh...she smiled & raised her wand..
One by one the spiders & gang heard
Powerful cries comin’ from the bread
Sounds of a large army of yeast.... charged forth like the walking dead.
19th July, 2020. Sundae
Ode To Poetry
Owing words; an irreplaceable part of me,
Dropping my emotions on paper, which flows like the turbulent sea,
Evokes the invisible fragments inside those who read,
Transports one to a mystical escape; freed,
Obstreperous voice written; yet mute,
Pouring her expressions; saccharine like a fruit,
Owning the kingdom of imagery, painting landscapes of beauty,
Enchanting the cacophonic world; is her duty,
Thoughtful and powerful,
Readers' hearts; full,
Yes, she fills the void with her words; bountiful.
Watching and Waiting
Watching out her window
Always missing out,
The fear of all she does not know
Causing her this doubt.
Her doubt is her armor
In this wicked wicked place,
Nets out there to catch and harm her,
Glistening tears upon her face.
Anticpating being saved,
Next time, she will be free.
Drawn to the place that haunts her, it's what she craved
What makes her heart heavy.
Angst and anger, she’s stuck in an abyss,
In this prison, she will swear
That she will overcome this,
Instead she will just stare.
Never getting where
Gleams of possibilities are showing- out there.
Furious navy waves overthrow Poseidon’s thunderous stride,
Away peace blows, in thoughtless battles angelic legion’s confide.
Restless Poseidon ceases singing seas and opulent oceans to be free from draining war,
Gorgeous golden sands once silent now reveal crimson gore.
Only Gods know their fleeting might! Pain is immortal and fear permits its return.
Nihility is preferable to living at times, but tridents still burn,
Even under suffocating depths Gods yearn.
Always And Forever
A moment in time was all it took
Love lit swiftly with one look
Warily – or shyly - we started to talk
And that led quickly to a walk
You took me to dinner
Sadly it wasn’t a winner
And yet we tried it again
Needless to say, a flame ignited within
Dinner and dancing
Four weeks of romancing
One more month passed
Rashly for my hand you asked
Ever after never leaving
Raptly, eternally, our lives interweaving.