Archive for November, 2012

for mym upon thanksgiving

November 20, 2012

at some late hour
in the dark
i sat a year ago
recalling fallen snow
from holidays since passed
their joys rushed by so fast
as sorrow, ever slow
then lingered to the last

the cat, meanwhile
fell asleep
oblivious to time
his life, in ways, sublime
devoid of foolish dreams
his world is as it seems
obsessed with each new climb
not thoughts of grander schemes

i felt quite jealous
of him then
appearing so content
with games he would invent
though limited in scope
they portend no false hope
of something heaven sent
on which to wait and cope

the clock ticked hours
into days
my sadness deep inside
it withered, then it died
for as the seasons change
so too we rearrange
the life we will abide
while from the past estrange

thus poor perception
was the cause
of all my jealousy
for i live the life i see
the same as does the cat
who sooner realized that
and sooner was set free
from those futures first looked at


upon your father’s passing

November 16, 2012

everything that we possess
in time, we know, will pass away
our gifts, our skills, our very lives
seem meant to serve a certain day

but that to which we give the world
survives us ever still
in thoughts, in hopes, in wistful dreams
some left for others to fulfill

a man is left no more, no less
then what he leaves behind
a legacy to that he loved
enough to leave mankind

how fortunate is one who lives
to see so many dreams come true
and know his legacy’s secured
through what he gave to us in you


November 13, 2012

what I don’t know
remains to me
a simple joy
of mystery

and I can think
it is the best
of all there is
of all the rest

in life, in love
a gift divine
in some small sense
a part of mine

perfect, distant
like a star
wished upon
for dreams afar

but should I choose
to seek, to see
to learn what is
or what might be

let me not
in all I find
lose the wonder
filled my mind

when at first
it caught my eye
lest my heart,
my soul, should die