PERCEPTION IS ALTERED REALITY

Perception can change Reality doesn’t.   Success in life Relies upon careful Scrutiny of reality, with A healthy re-evaluation of… You guessed it: your perception! Simon Stargazer III (Mar. ‘18) says, “My daughter Robin is a perfect example of perception versus reality. At age 16, she dropped out of high school wanting ‘freedom’ to spread her […]

TRUSTING

Sometimes very little Trust I have for anyone, And then again I trust what comes my Way– Trusting is Adjusting… Finding Something ripe As fruit picked From a tree with right Timing – Though I can still be hurt With words What I know with certainty, Words written Here My poetry, Laughter too, I trust […]

KITCHEN LIGHT

The young man in apt. 3 can sometimes be heard trying to concentrate; trying to see through the edges that crowd him. Heavy black masses like typewriters have been known to soar into his face and put him out. He pounds his head with fists, hears sounds: computer-like sci-fi beeps and spits, sometimes the feel […]

RIGHT ACTION

Doing the right thing Always has a lasting effect …. You just may never know it.   Simon Stargazer III (Feb. ‘18) expands on his lines, “Our friends, Paul and Mary, have been working a temp assignment in one of those gigantic warehouses nearby. Paul is a hard worker and frequently finishes his assignments and […]

BRAT

This morning outside the seal of my back door stood a curious young blonde boy. He took my sleeve and walked me away from the corkboard of my flat yellow room. He walked me past my triangle yard and rhubarb and strawberry dirt fence. He led me into cornfield beyond Plum Street. We pushed aside […]

SACRED WATERS

When I am desperate and need that God connection, I close my eyes and imagine myself surrounded by, embraced by, and in sacred lake waters of my youth. Being gently caressed, held, supported, loved and protected, I still have freedom to move from place to place. Looking around, I see I am in a significant […]

VOLUME

There is no more holding back. The Word shines down upon you, melts away the cold, harsh resurrectories you’d summoned, shovels the hurt from your heart, sets you up in a smooth breeze of somersaults and apparancies. This is not the world you had hoped to invent; this is better. The word shines out from […]

LET TEARS FLOW

And consider them A special gift, Like a Valentine, From someone You love– Let them interrupt Lunch-as special As maple peanut Butter stuffed in Celery– Let the floral bedspread Get wet… And Your shoulder, Whether the fabric Be satin or cotton; Let the day’s attempt At rain give a wink And a nod- Because for […]

LOVE

Love is getting up at 4 AM To calm the confusion.   Simon Stargazer III (Jan. ’18) explains, “?These lines are a short and concise representation of what we go through for the sake of the love for another. In this instance, my wife, Pat, got up at 4 AM, transferred to her power chair […]

A BLESSING OF BEING CALM

When you are calm,  Life gives you time To think and ponder.    Simon Stargazer III (Dec. ‘17) expands, “Money and family! ?Even in the best of circumstances the combination can become contentious. My wife’s son got into a financial bind about 6 months ago and I took over his bills, with him giving me […]