Monday, December 27, 2010

it could have been worse

it could have been worse
as the saying goes

and just tonight I was reminded
of such sorrows

as we watched you being loaded up
and my heart nearly froze

to see just what had happened
on the bright fallen snows

hearing of another's similar plight
and trying to suppose

what they must be going through
gives me bid to do as they propose

say a little prayer for those in need
and give thanks for what He bestows

to you and your minor injuries-
thankful it wasn't more than just blows

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

winter trip

climbing up
and back down again
I can't imagine the scene

of white upon white
skiing in such a place
so pure and pristine

I hope the time
will be a grand one
for all

one to be remembered
and looked back upon
with fond recall

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

ode to a baby

oh what a life you lead
every one catering to your
every need

one whimper, one squall,
one peep out of you
and everyone comes running
to see what they can do

but the love and the joy
you bring
can only make
your mother's heart sing

Thursday, November 25, 2010

giving thanks

much to give thanks for
each and every day
as today is the "official"
one on which to say

I will make a list
short as it may be
just to name two or three

of course family is top of the list
each individual cannot be missed

and food and home and clothes
and cars and recreation and
Heaven only knows

what all can be enumerated one by one
if we stop to take the time to
name each blessing-the list could weigh a ton

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

one long bike ride

another long ride
all in one day
makes for a pleasant
time to pass the way

we made one big loop
seventy-seven miles long
we were so much faster-
now don't get me wrong

our time improved
and we are glad
maybe next year
100 miles won't sound bad

Saturday, October 23, 2010

seeds of trouble

it seems as if each day
truly does have enough
trouble of its own

from the moment we get up
to the moment when the
sun goes down

even if in the morning
seeds of happiness
are sown

it seems as if come
evening time, by the
wind they have been blown

Monday, October 18, 2010

bike around the bay

cycling 78 miles in one day
is something I never thought I'd say
I had done or even that I'd pay
to do it. I even almost wished to stay
to finish the ride on the second day
this lovely fall bike around the bay

Sunday, October 10, 2010


the weather has been nice
and it won't be long
till it soon turns to ice
and we forget Fall's song

I love the feel
when it's getting cool
when each morning's thrill
makes you a giddy fool

not too hot, not too cold
it feels just right
I know I'm sold
on the Autumnal sight

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

hollow, empty and bare

can't think
too much there
can't concentrate
too much to bear

nothing left to share
hollow, empty and bare

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

beautiful day

it's a beautiful day
and in a way
I've been out to play
wish I could stay
and if I may
I'd like to say
this is a day
for which we pray

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

day by day

day by day
as here I stay
you walk away
into the fray
without delay
and I'm not ok
but must relay
all that I say
day by day

Thursday, September 9, 2010

thing one and thing two

thing one and thing two
no longer red, now blue

everything they
are getting into

causes strife
through and through

leaving my heart
in a daily stew

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


being released
is a relief

getting back to
activity is chief

I'll forego the whining
and the grief

and start turning over
a new leaf

Monday, August 23, 2010

rhyme time

wasting time
trying to rhyme
is no crime
though not sublime
is a past-time
that i'm
doing in meantime

Friday, August 13, 2010

new school year

the start of a new school year
I can't believe it's already here

I'm not sure that I can bear
all the craziness that is in the air

not much time left for son at home
I guess it's just mommy syndrome

soon enough the year will be done
and I'll wonder where it has gone

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

plodding along

don't know what lies ahead
sometimes I feel better off dead

things are tough and it often seems
I just want to escape in my dreams

but it can't be done, not for real
so I stick it out until

the end is here, don't know when
but keep plodding until then

Monday, July 26, 2010

hurts so much

it all hurts so much
I can't describe

how my heart is torn
and things don't jibe

too much pain
I can't go on

although I know I must
no matter where the feeling's gone

I want to stay numb
that seems the only way

to take a step, to stay afloat
and I'll try to pray

Monday, July 19, 2010

feeling caught

feeling caught
between a rock
and a hard place

feeling distraught
over you being
within that space

knowing what's wrought
there and what
you'll have to face

I have never bought
into the rhetoric
on which they base

all their teaching is fraught
with; while I've tried
to make my case

it's you who sought
to enter into this
daily race

and while I've fought
to keep you here,
I hope there is a trace

of what you ought
to know, allowing them
nothing to erase

Thursday, July 1, 2010

learn from the movies

went for a movie to see
guess what-Toy Story 3
had a message for me
guess what that would be
kids are growing up finely
and though my eyes get blurry
it should make me happy

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

moving about

moving about
rather slow

on how to go

slow and steady
there's no rush

except in my mind
I try to push

learning to walk
or so it seems

can be tedious
to my life stream

in front of the
other goes one foot

heel to toe
in shoes, not a boot

when will the
healing be complete

when will I be back
completely on my feet

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


my mind's a blank
turned to mush

I am sure it stank
from all the tv rush

it's all I've done
to pass the time

it's not too fun
though not a crime

and I have read some
and blogged a bit too

and done a crumb
of exercises; just a few

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

surgery's done

the surgery's done
it's not fun

the healing's begun
little action

looking forward to run
get off my buns

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

no delight

don't want to write
haven't the sight
to make things right
seems such a fright
and even an outright
affront-I take no delight
in what's been said tonight

Monday, May 24, 2010

raising teens

to get by
I don't know why
I often feel the need to sigh
and wonder just how others ply
with teens in house-hold supply
there are days now when both comply
and then there are days when I can only cry
but I am truly hopeful that in the future by and by
that my teens will be not only my kids but a willing ally

Monday, May 17, 2010

new bike

getting a new bike
is something I like

going faster than before
will improve my score

cycling more efficient
means less energy spent

aerodynamic will also aid
so my energy won't fade

easier gear shifts will allow
me to learn the feel and how

to let my body be my guide
and get the most out of my ride

Monday, May 10, 2010

foot pain

not sure what to do
about this foot pain
I've been feeling

the pain is not so
bad each day yet
still keeps me reeling

can't walk or run
exactly with proper form
this will only lead

to more exaggerated
problems and my
healing impede

so I am going today
to another doc to see
just what he thinks

about how far this
has gone and if I am
on the brink

of a surgery in my
future, which I had
already been told

was something I need
but I've kept putting
it on hold

Monday, May 3, 2010

fund raiser

if eating pizza
can help a kid

then eat it up
just like we did

something else
I didn't know

was the added fun of
the live music show

raffles for tickets
and even a date

added more fun
to the pizza on the plate

kids also bought shirts
to help raise funds

for a friend in need-who
hopefully raised thousands

Monday, April 26, 2010

trying to tri

our big day is done
but we missed one
bit of fun

the wind was so high
at time to start, the swim
became a bye

so we started on our bike
I did even better
than I like!

then back in and ready to run
going two laps around
ended our fun

we finished tired but glad
that we did what we did
and the fun we'd had

Saturday, April 17, 2010

time to tri

tri time is almost here
no time to shrink in fear

must work hard to attain
what I've worked hard to gain

learning that I've gotten stronger
now it won't be much longer

time to swim, bike and run
knowing it's all good clean fun!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

it's time again

it's time again
I just can't keep up
and don't care if it rhymes
or sounds abrupt

it's time again
for another post
and I have nothing to say
much less than most

and yet here I am again
writing my little drivel
so that I can keep my space
filled while I piddle

and yet wasn't there a show
that lasted quite a while,
that was about nothing
and yet made us smile

Monday, March 22, 2010

playing online

playing online is better
than playing alone
which I have to admit
I've done

but then time flies
before I've known
I've done no work
only had some fun

it's all for a game
a silly waste of time
I do realize what
they say

but if there is nothing
else truly pressing
why not sit and
fritter time away

Sunday, March 14, 2010

where has all the fun gone?

where has all the fun gone?
it's sure not here

nothing will be the same again
is more than just a fear

all things change some for good
but things changing here seem like upheaval

will it ever end will it ever be as it should
is it something put in motion by evil

I don't like it and doubt
I ever will again

I just want to scream and shout
to relieve all the pain

where has all the fun gone?
it's sure not here

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

adaptation of Singapore Flyer

My sister wrote a great little poem about our adventure on the Singapore Flyer. I can't find the original copy, but it went something like this:

higher and higher
on the Singapore Flyer
nearly touching the sky

slowly going up and around
around and back down
I feel so happy I could die

as the end of the ride draws near
Grandmom is full of fear
and my sister is queasy

as we end our stay
they both say
"That was easy"

Sunday, February 7, 2010

tour de hood

there is a new ride in town
well, not new, but new to me
I just found out how it goes down
and I can't believe what I see

the group cycles around
with all that's provided
from bikes they have found
to helmets and snacks supplied

they ride together to promote
friendship and good health
and in turn this causes all to note
a bounty not often seen as wealth

touring de hood causes barriers to break
between ages, races, abilities, even "class"
much can be gained causing us to make
new ideas, our old ones to surpass

Monday, February 1, 2010

nearly time to go

it's nearly time to go
I have yet to start my packing

time is short I know
guess I better get cracking

I did get a big bag to stow
no excuse now for slacking

why I have been so slow
to get busy keeps my brain sidetracking

I'll get it done no problem though
I better quit sitting here wisecracking

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

foot pain

a foot so sore
I wish would heal

I don't know when
the pain I'll no longer feel

getting inserts for my shoes
will that chase away my blues?

I don't know when
I'll be back to running again

but I am more than ready
to be rid of my daily pain

Monday, January 18, 2010


have you heard the
latest craze?

no longer sorting through
misunderstood maze.

now let your sarcasm
reign free

you can express it
most definitely

don't let the retort
lay unheeded

the new punctuation
is ready where needed

indeed when you are next
ready "to tear flesh"

your newest mark will make
sure words and message mesh!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

looking ahead to college

meeting with a college guy
costs of higher ed are sky high
so to make the most we'll try
to help our first nestling to fly
don't know how we'll get by
and hard not to escape a sigh
but I know that before long my
oldest will be saying good bye
his first adventure is drawing nigh
time that he will start to apply
and ask what finances will supply
then it won't be long whereby
you will hear this mom's outcry

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

the right stuff?

trying to get well
and just not making it

seems like I fail
every chance I get

when getting back on the run
and not getting the ok

is absolutely no fun
and not at all the way

to train for a race
that's coming all too soon

I can't keep the pace
and I feel like it's all ruin

I want to do my best
but this time it's not enough

in this race I'll invest
and hope I'll have the right stuff