Tuesday, January 1, 2013

another new year

here we go
another year done
another year started
the first day gone

what is in store
God only knows
both good and bad times
will be part of the shows

uphill and down
each new year brings
adventures all it's own
Who's pulling the strings?

where will we be
in 364 days?
we will look back
into the past's haze

recall with fondness
and sadness as well
what all took place this year
when we bid 2013 farewell

Thursday, November 15, 2012

memories of Ironman

one year ago
we traveled a ways
just hear the man
with something to say

you waited so long
and worked so hard
to cross that line and
hear those magic words

and now your friends
are going to the same race
you are chomping at the bit
to get back to your pace

but as you know
you are and ever will be
an IRONMAN-and one day
that might just be me!

Friday, November 2, 2012

weekend job

although I am tired
it's been fun
I'm learning new stuff
while on the run

 it's hard to juggle it all
but I've got help and I know
that it's going to be worth it
and the good will show

 so even though it can be tough
 I'll just tough it out
and learn how to handle it all
and see just what I'm about

Saturday, October 13, 2012

the beginning of the end

the beginning of the end
so they say
the beginning of the end
is all work, no play
the beginning of the end
comes too soon
the beginning of the end
has me playing the loon
the beginning of the end
is it true?
the beginning of the end
starts at age two?

Friday, August 17, 2012

time flies

time flies
faster now
than ever

it seems
each day
a new endeavor

to keep
all things
in perspective

and yet
it all causes
me to be reflective

of where we've
been, of where
it's gone

I only
wish I learned
to hone

better skills,
more teaching
more learned

then perhaps
things would
be less yearned

Friday, July 27, 2012

alpha male

didn't know we still
dealt with the
syndrome now

of one male
one upping the
other somehow

when done in fun
it's a joy
to see

when done in anger
it brings only
sadness to me

Friday, July 13, 2012


stroke after stroke kick by kick through the water staying stoked then it's off for a quick change or two out on the bike joining the fray another quick stop to transition yet again strap on your shoes hit the pavement nonstop all this back to back to back is what it means to tri tons of fun and challenge then home to hit the sack