Contentment Loot

Do your best,

Your very, very best

To live your life

Without the strife.


Ignore the news.

It brings the blues.

You Facebook App

Is full of crap.


Hang up the phone.

Don’t bide the drone

From friends who think

You’re on the brink.


Sit quietly now.

For this is how

You make your way

Through every day.


Be kind to others,

They are your brothers.

They’ll come around

When peace is found.


They need to know

Ideas you sow

Will bear sweat fruit.

Contentment loot.

Planet Earth

Here is a poem inspired by one of the same name by Covert Novelist Phyllis L. Holt.

Picture credit: Getty Images.

A rich blue ball
Dancing with the Sun
You hold us all
Me, you, and everyone.

With open eyes
And camera lens
We capture skies
And lakes and fens.

We write a verse
We sing a song
We all rehearse
We all belong.

So live your life
With joy and verve
Resist the strife
Your smile preserve.

Oh, My Father


Oh, my father
Wish you were here
Ready to listen
Now so much is clear.

You led by example
Without ever knowing
The impact you made
While we were still growing.

You never let on
The turmoil inside
The anguish you felt
Always fighting the tide.

Life never was easy
You worked ever so hard
Without recognition
With little reward.

So much I have learned
In the years since you died
All life’s little lessons
That you bottled inside.

You got up every morning
With one thing in mind
To provide for your family
Despite hardships you’d find.

You never let on
How life ground you down
You just carried on
With a smile, not a frown.

I wish I could tell you
How much you are loved
But maybe you know it
From so far above.

The image of this 1940 Buick is almost identical to the car my father used to teach me how to drive. The image is from You can follow the link to find out more information about the picture.

Please Read in Silence

This poem was inspired in response to the poem Inking Agony by The Darkest Fairytale.

Please Read in Silence

My words turn to acid,
When you read them out loud.
Your ears will turn flaccid,
Your spirit will be cowed.

So please read in silence,
Your heart not to burn.
Your brain must absorb them,
Or your stomach will churn.

I’ve poured all my hatred
Into words on the page,
To rid my poor body
Of its shameful rage.

So please don’t consume
Any poems that I write.
Just read them in silence,
Then turn out the light.

Not so Insane

This poem was written in response to the poem ‘Ghost of myself‘ by The Darkest Fairytale. Follow the title link to read that poem first.

Featured image by Nightmares06.


Not so Insane

A spectral vision,
For those who can see.
There’ll be no collision
Between you and me.
I see you are frantic,
So just turn around.
I’m not so pedantic,
I’ll wipe off your frown.
This new world is different,
So try to adapt.
By working together,
We’ll make a new map.
Perhaps we’ll find other’s
Caught in this same plane,
We’re sisters and brothers
And not so insane.

Sweet Silence

Sweet silence,
How it soothes the soul,
In recompense,
On grassy knoll,
For days gone by,
With raucous sound,
Where time does fly,
And noise abound.

A stirring blade,
Of spring’s new grass,
A zephyr’s breath,
That will not last.
Soft colors add
More inner peace,
No room for sad,
When angst does cease.

This poem was inspired by a post from ‘The Darkest Fairytale‘ that you can find by following the link. The featured image is from the Andromeda Botanic Gardens in Barbados.

For My Valentine

Today is not only Valentine’s day, but our 23 1/2 year anniversary. You see, Alice and I were married on August 14th, 1993. We celebrate our half-anniversary every year.

I thought I would write a poem to express how lucky and loved I am feeling today:

Express Your Love

Express your love in every way.
In every deed you do today,
In every look. In what you say.
Let her know you’re here to stay.

As years go by renew your vows.
With every look, with every touch.
The answer to when’s what’s and how’s
Is “I love you so very much!”

So live each day connected and true,
Like it’s Valentines for me and you.
For each day counts. Each kiss, caress.
A love mere words cannot Express.


Daily Prompt: Invitation

The Invitation

Even though it’s formal,
Love is at its heart.
Anything but normal,
A journey at its start.

Friends will gather near,
Family in the fore.
The bride will then appear,
Her beauty all adore.

Wedding vows recited,
As eyes are locked in love.
The couple so excited,
With blessings from above.

So join the bride and groom,
Becoming man and wife.
Accept the invitation,
To celebrate their life.