Archive for May, 2015

what you want

May 22, 2015

it’s true, what you seek
you’ll most likely find
so perception can alter
your whole peace of mind

it’s not good, it’s not bad
till it’s judged so by you
with much left determined
by your point of view

it follows, it matters
what it is you desire
for it plays a role
in what you acquire

the question is this:
just what is your aim?
is it power? success?
or money? or fame?

or is it true friendship?
or do you seek love?
and why? what’s the cause
of all you dream of?

could it be, all you want
is based on one goal
one hope, to be happy
in your heart, in your soul

shouldn’t this then
be first to pursue?
and isn’t it largely
a choice left to you?

the future’s exciting
but as long as is bright
you should plan, think ahead
so each choice is made right

but remember it’s true
what you seek, you will find
and happiness, first
is to those so inclined

for Emily upon her graduation…


prosecutor’s never leave

May 14, 2015

you just want to walk away
turn your back to all this noise
every time
some new crime
has another life destroyed

you can barely do this job
overwhelmed by so much pain
endless files
constant trials
it’s a wonder we’re still sane

where the lack of thanks we get
is reflected every day
in the press
and distress
caused by critics and low pay

every error made is ours
not a victory to name
for what’s just
is not us
but the truth in what we claim

you would think i’d just be glad
that i’m leaving here today
but i’m not
what i’ve got
is a part that wants to stay

a part that raged in anger
a part that wept soft tears
shared with those
some felon chose
to fill with hate and fear

not a moment of it leaves me
it is permanent, this part
a life, a soul
each made whole
by this, my invincible heart

coke addict

May 1, 2015

she’s a delight, just ask her
a stellar colleague too
a model wife
whose perfect life
she’ll kindly share with you

and you’ll be better for it
she’ll give a guarantee
for she’s been blessed
if not possessed
by gifts that few have seen

so studious, so quiet
so diligent and sweet
not one cross word
is ever heard
from her she’s so discrete

her patience, everlasting
her contemplation, wise
she calms, she solves
as she resolves
to answer and advise

unless, of course, she’s drinking
that poison that she likes
she’s not serene
when Coke’s caffeine
has hit her and she spikes

which, to be quite honest
occurs most every day
so all her friends
demand, depend
on gear and combat pay

we don’t truly mind this
instead, we use it well
we pour a cup
and wind her up
to litigate like hell

that’s her secret weapon
her alter ego hero
that sweet and kind
can lose her mind
on nothing but Coke zero