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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

comfy sheep

Have you determined to sleep
in the comfort and coziness of sheep?

If you are in the mood
to cover your floor of wood

Or on a drive stay warm and cozy
Whether business or a Sunday mosey

You can find comfy sheepskin
to make the most of what you live in

There are rugs to warm your floors
and change mats for changing baby's drawers

There are shoes, slippers and moccasins too
to keep your feet warm the whole day through

I found home decor; things for office as well
items to keep you comfy and feeling swell

There are exercise accessories and piles
for pets to sleep and travel in comfort and style

Some of my favorites would be the auto accessories-
steering wheel, sheepskin seat covers and the seat belt cover, please

I had not realized there were so many sheepskin products
some quite affordable, others a few more bucks

But I can tell that these items would make life comfy and grand
I just may add a few to a gift list that I had planned!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

quiet time

time to think
time to hear
time to speak
time to read
time to write
time to eat
time to clean
time to shop
time to rest
time together
......quiet time

Friday, June 15, 2012


hate the day
hate the week
hate the month
hate the season
hate the year
hate the span
hate the decade
hate the life
hate the conception
hate the spark
hate the genesis
of it all...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

sweet sixteen

sweet sixteen
yes you are
but all we hear
is you want a car

wish we could oblige
but you know what we say
it's much better for you to learn
to pay your own way

so while it's your day
and you wish upon a star
we say we love you dear-
one day you'll have a car

Thursday, April 5, 2012

off we go

off we go
once again
at times I wonder
will it ever end

I know one day
I will likely look back
and wish I were there
forgetting all the flak

but as for the here and now
I'm not so keen to go
but I will do it anyway
it's the right thing I know

home alarm systems

home is where the heart is
as well as it is our castle
but to feel safe there
shouldn't be a hassle

using home alarm systems
can give us peace of mind
and make us feel safer
in leaving our home behind

every man's home should
a refuge be
home alarm systems
should set our minds free

so go ahead, leave the house
no worries, no frets
the home alarms can help
alleviate regrets

Monday, March 26, 2012

don't want to go

I don't want to go!
and even though
I let it show
and you all did know
it's still so
and now I have to go!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

young life lost

loss of a young life
it's just so sad
to think of the
grieving mother and dad

I don't understand how
you were here one moment
and gone in the next-
how is that minute spent?

this morning there was a son
and this evening he's gone
to live elsewhere
before our time here is done

Thursday, March 8, 2012


worry never really stops
no matter what we try to do
it seems my mind just pops
to any worry out of the blue

can't think or sleep
without the curse
wish the worry would not peep
it's head in every verse

it's here to stay so I've learned
my grandpa even told me so
you never not worry for the kids you've earned
and it sure is hard to go with the flow

Thursday, February 23, 2012

endless cycle

when will this cycle end?
it seems to go round
and round again

though they do seem short lived
and maybe fewer between
I'm still grieved

when they flare like they do
I don't know to blame
me or you

but I suspect it takes two
both have some part
inside I'm still blue

and wonder will it end
will we stay this way
or become more a friend?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

what are these words?

what are these words?
they seem made up
and I can't find a def
when I go to look them up!

playing the game
what are the rules?
they seem too flimsy
by nearly any school

but I guess I don't mind
since I continue to play
but I feel lazy and cheap
since now I play that way!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

brain dead

brain dead
enough said
nothing going on
in my head

thoughts are mush
I need a push
but I guess it's
really not a rush

Monday, January 16, 2012

cyber games with friends

playing around

frivols abound

some think

space shrink

Friday, January 6, 2012

a new year

a new year
a new you
a new me

what will it bring
for us, what does it
hold, what will it be?

can we ever achieve
what we really want
to attain

we seem to say it
over and over
and over again

if it's time to renew
let's do it together
and see where it takes us

will it be what we want?
will we reach the goal?
or will the new year claim us?