Self Care

Don’t watch the news

Instead take a snooze

It’s all a calamity

It will steal your sanity

So turn off the TV

There is nothing to see

It is all violence

That makes no sense

Throw the paper away

Don’t read it today

We can’t change the facts

The world’s full of hacks

We need to take time

To broaden our mind

Pursue a day in the arts

It will help heal our hearts


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – news

He’s Gone

Your eyes tell a story
No words could explain
The pain
The heartache
The loss
The emptiness
All come forward
Without a word spoken
Your expression speaks volumes
And I could never begin
To ease your discomfort
With mere words of love and hope
All I can offer you
Is a shoulder to cry on
Two arms to hold you
And patience as you heal


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – expression

Our World

In a perfect world

Sleep would cure the tired

A bandage would repair a wound

Peace would bloom from conflict

And medicine heal the diseased


But homeless fear the night and do not sleep

Innocent victims see wounds of anger grow infected

Wars come from men of conflict to the masses

And disease still ravages the purest of souls

In this imperfect world of ours