Friday, December 30, 2011

rocky relations

Why is life so hard
every minute, every hour
every day

It seems so rough and rocky
as we travel together along
this way

It's been this way for
quite some time now
many years

And though we have both
good and bad times, I still
shed tears

And wonder just when this
rockiness will end; I think
I spy

a glimpse then it seems as if
it's gone in a blink of
an eye

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Year's regrets

at the New Year
many resolve to
do their best

but I am finding
that more than
life leaving us blest

I am leaving
behind years'
worth of regrets

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

what gifts to give

what gifts to give
again this year
seems always the query
as the time draws near
I love to give
lasting things
or things that love
and time both brings
it's not so hard if you
know the recipient
and what they enjoy
and what compliment
it brings to give
something they said
they will enjoy for now
and they year ahead

Sunday, December 4, 2011

birthday cheer

what shall I do
for my birthday
this year?

no matter the age
I would love to enjoy
birthday cheer

bowling, ice skating
or walking through the
lit up park

each of these can
be a big hit when
given the lark

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Married to an Ironman

I am married
to an Ironman

all the time and
training span

has come and gone
but I know

this race won't be
his last show

Saturday, November 5, 2011

is it today?

the day
full away
and don't say
anything like "nay"
keep it happy and fey
til we can one day stray
from this world; is it today?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

another broken heart

what have you done
how can it be
that all that I've taught
has escaped between you and me

I don't know how to act
or even what to say
when I see you next
will I still feel this way

it blows my mind
and tears up my heart
to know all I've worked for
seems to be torn apart

even if that is not true
it's what I think and feel
I don't know if I will overcome it
or if time truly will heal

Sunday, October 16, 2011

a full heart

it does my heart good
when you do as you should
I always knew you could
and so glad that you would

when I hear that you learn
what we have only to yearn
to help you discern
as this life you sojourn

my heart is so full
in my eyes tears pool
while I play the fool
since you are off at school

Sunday, October 9, 2011

drought relief

the rain started early
and is still going late
it's rained all day
and it's been great

the ground needs it so bad
the plants and animals too
will it bring relief?
for now it will do

it's been so long since
we had a good hard rain
and I am sure this is not enough
we'll need it soon again

Sunday, October 2, 2011

time and time again

time and time

over and over

repeat and repeat

seems to never end

one day it does

Sunday, September 18, 2011

hook and lure

gotta get it
figured out
how to navigate
the new design

it seems that
once you learn
the first one
a new style becomes mine

gotta get the
labels in
that's for sure

so important
in this game
of hook and lure

Sunday, September 11, 2011

ten years ago today

ten years ago today
we were there
as so many were

we were blessed to
get away
through all the blur

realizing what took place
and how to deal
with it all

still rings throughout
our public space
to all who felt the fall

never forget,
always remember
those who lived

and died and gave
and worked and lived
that fateful September

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

get back to it

gotta get back in synch
with blog time link
the ideas just don't flow
nor is there time to go
on and on each day
nor is there much to say
when I do have a thought
it's gone in a shot
so I think I need a list
to keep me in the gist
of blog time every day or week
to get the rewards that I seek

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

everything you want

everything you want
and everything you say
seems to become a blur
or a burden in the way

it's all too hard
it's all too much
it's all going to cost
an arm, a leg, and such

why is it these days
that you need all this
and need it now
it seems like such a kiss

of death, or at least debt
to grant each wish and whim
and of course what are we to do
seems like we sink more than swim

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

never good enough

it's never good enough-
nothing is
and I feel that is the
way it always is

it's not enough for you
it's not enough for me
and we just cannot
let it be

so will we ever win
or find a way to stay
in this crazy game
we play each day

Thursday, August 11, 2011

just one week

just one week
is all that's left
before you fly off
from our little nest

how can I take it
how can I not
how can I face it
how can I rest

I am happy for you
and scared all the same
not knowing what will
become of your name

I hope and I pray
I laugh and I cry
I hope that all goes well
as time passes by

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

road trip

taking a road trip
can be fun

when you go with
the right someone

you can go anywhere
at anytime

and do anything
you can fine

coming home can be
another thing

when you wish you
could bring

that happy feeling you get
when away

and just wish it could
always stay

My Own Business

I have often wondered
if I could run a business
of my own

I never have done it or
even tried it, so I
really haven't known

just what I would do
or how I would do
or anything

so when I read this
article it gave a
brand new ring

to home based business
and just what kind of
things it could bring:

My Own Business
by guest blogger Doris Dillon

Owning my own business was something I always dreamed of doing but I would have laughed you out the door if you had told me it would be cheesemaking! When I bought this farm a few years back I honestly thought it would be a little side project and something I spent time doing when I wanted to but it has turned into a full time gig. When the goats showed up I learned everything I could on my internet and realized cheese making wasn’t that hard, afterall! We have several varieties of goat cheese and they’ve started being distributed all over the region so things are really looking up at my little frommagerie. I can’t believe my daily life involves milking goats but hey, whatever works, right? I get to make my own hours and be my own boss which is all I ever wanted out of my work life, anyway, so I’m as happy as a little goat cheese eating clam! I love my new life!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

under attack

it seems satan attacks
again and again

and I often wonder
if it will ever end

life has been so hard
and gets harder still

and I can only pray
that we will fill

our duty and His plan
and hope that one day

we rise victorious
and perhaps even understand

Thursday, June 30, 2011

new driver

your big day is
almost here

one that makes us
melt in fear

you have waited
quite a while

for this day to come
and now you smile

it's almost here
your test is done

and in just a day or so
you will be having fun

you will soon be behind
the steering wheel

and I just don't know
how I feel

happy yes, with a little
sadness curbed

and more than just
a little unnerved

Thursday, June 23, 2011

circle of life

the circle of life
keeps going round

and I often feel like
I just might drown

in the craziness of it all
swirling down, down, down,

then I know that one day
when the kids are grown

I will be wishing that I'd
spent less time with a frown

on such days and more time
in playing the happy clown

it's not so far off for me now
to see just how much I wish I'd known

and wish I'd been better at it all
and earned that starry, starry crown

all mothers wish they could procure
and wear with great renown

Friday, June 17, 2011

it's been quiet

it's been quiet
that's for sure
doing what I want
has been the allure

they'll all be home soon
I know I'll be glad
cuz when they're gone too long
I get sad

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


setting back
in a hole
one step forward
three steps back

never enough
always failing
cannot get up
or stay on track

when will it end
will it ever be right
will there ever be time
to receive some slack

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

getting stronger

getting stronger
staying well
improving times
these things tell
me the progress
that I actually make
and hope to improve-
just what will it take
to actually compete
to find a place
in one of the top ranks
in a future race

Monday, May 16, 2011

giving up

why is each day
so very hard

seems like it will
never ease up

every moment goes by
leaving me charred

and I can only think
about giving up

Saturday, May 7, 2011

thing of the past

A thing of the past
Where did it go?
I thought it would last
Now I just don't know

How could it change
When it meant so much
Why such a range
Why lost touch?

Where has it gone?
Is it still there?
Will it ever dawn
and be reborn here?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I need a nap

never enough rest
can never feel my best
lately my only request
is some energy, some zest
my nearly daily quest-
a nap before my head hits my chest

Thursday, April 7, 2011

old photos

going through old photos
and what do you know

reminiscing past days
and remembering old ways

fun looking back, seeing old friends
bringing lots of memories and grins

I haven't cried yet, which I know won't last
cause I always tear up at pictures of the past

Monday, March 28, 2011

choosing a college

getting down to the wire
the time draws near

when you will decide
where to spend the next year(s)

so much to see, so much to do
so much to think about

to organize and arrange
and so much I feel, too

how to get it all together
is nearly beyond me

but I hope and pray that
God will guide you to see

just what is right, just what is best
and we will have to leave to Him all the rest...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

spring break

spring break comes to a close
everyone's tired, as the
fading light grows

kids outside, yelling
living up the last day
all thoughts dispelling

that in a short time
they will resume studies,
chores, and back to the prime

source of their bane,
though necessary it be
they will likely all gain

a new appreciation for
the summer break and all
it has in store

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


over and over
again and again
one day repeats
and repeats again

over and over
again and again
when do you think
this circle will end?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

another rhyme

it's time
for another rhyme

how do I find
a word I have in mind

to say just what I want to say
and put down a thought for the day

just type whatever comes to thought
and hope that it makes sense when sought

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

saving money

people talk all the time
of ways to save
a nickel and dime

while saving money is
important, some tricks
seem to miss the prime

way to save; it's not
to cut the cable package-
but to do without all the time

don't eat out, don't spend
so much, that seems to make
more sense in the meantime

Monday, January 24, 2011

forced rhyme

what to do
when out of rhymes

is it worth it
to spend the time

just to make sure
that each line

has the right meter
to follow the chime

Monday, January 17, 2011

considered a man

time waits for no man
or child at that fact
something I just witnessed
that has nearly taken me aback

leaving childhood behind
and now considered a man
is more than this mom's heart
can fully understand

but both looking back
and looking ahead too
is helpful and fun-
I hope all your dreams come true

Saturday, January 8, 2011

peace and quiet

this day and this night
are both filled with
peace and quiet

These are the times
I often yearn for
hearing only the chimes

This can bring peace
and solace too
and sanity and release

These times are needed
though few and far between
so when they're here they're heeded