Monday, September 28, 2009

noble endeavor failed

looking to a novel
to explain how I feel
may not be healthy
and may be unreal

but it shows the emotion
and taps the root
of what is in my heart
even if it's moot

I cry out like the
doctor who created
and then let him go-
the created's will was sated

but in the end
nothing but sadness
ruled over everyone-
no closure other than madness

Thursday, September 17, 2009

5 am exercise class

starting the day
at five o'clock

makes one weary-
and something to talk

about with neighbors
and on the blog

but is it really best
to get up and slog

down to the Y
to join the crazy

folks who make it too-
at least don't call us lazy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

virtual school

a new school
without brick
or mortar

will help us
learn and cross
new borders

it can be a
time to ease

and help us
gain perspective
on our position

learning without
boundaries is
not a new take

we will see
if we can
now make

this standard
our own

and how it
fits into
our home

learning to tweak
where tweaking
is needed

is important and
by this school
it's heeded

so far so good
I will have
to say

though lots of
work is crammed
into one day

Thursday, September 3, 2009

living in this era

"it was the best of times,
it was the worst of times"
seems to echo to today

"these are the times that
try men's souls" and cause
many of us to pray

when we see history repeat
itself before our very eyes
it can be so hard to stay

the course and do the right
when others don't seem to care
to hear what we say

it seems as if it's getting worse
and that something wicked
is coming this way