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Poem 28 - Another Year

low power
when the lights go down
like souls at sunset
backlight and blinding
their true form obscured in the red-gold haze

the year ends
check listed to-do's left undone
like dust bunnies in the corners
made up of sloughed off dreams

reflections come
like unshed tears
they sparkle at the corners of my eyes

alone, in the dark
where no one will ever know
or see

Poem 27 - Disappointment

not expecting much
a few friends to spend some time
some games, some laughter
then some overindulgence
a new memory made
puts the icing on the cake
faded before it happens

Poem 26 - 9:15

Each morn on my return
I encounter him

A small brown spiral
atop a snail
sits in my path

Having escaped the grassy jungle
climbed the white cliffs
of concrete
and come down
to the wet black expanse

There, atop the puddled asphalt
journey barely begun
he waits

I lift him
out of the wheel's way
tossed onto the lawn

the journey begun again
as long as the rain lasts

Poem 25 - Twenty-Five

My legs ache
when I lay down for nap time
I wish to follow the golden rule:
sleep when the baby sleeps

reset the alarm

Poem 24 - The Terrors of Parenthood

when the baby sleeps
and it's only six o'clock
how will the night go?

Poem 23 - My Pal Dalley

My pal Dalley
is everyone's favourite pally
He gets down on the floor with the children
and helps open their eyes to things of cosmic ken

Poem 22 - A Poetic Ode

If I could write like Odgen Nash
then with great timpany my syllables would crash
If my poetry walked with Robert Frost
It would amble through woods all the long day
If it were with Miss Dickinson
The meter would get tossed
If my writing pulled cats from my hat so Seuss
Then a guardian Lorax could speak as my meuse

There's more to go, when I have time
Those masters of the verse and rhyme
I can hold my iambs with the best
But I make a mess with all the rest

Just let us say, before it's time to go
That knowing these masters helps my work flow

Poem 21 - Missing

I changed some cloth diapers today
They weren't the ones for record books
Just the ones that were here to stay

For lack of a site out my way
I didn't get in this year's books
But I changed some cloth diapers today

They're green and blue with patterns that play
No chemicals in my son's nooks
Just the ones that are here to stay

A task that's easy as child's play
An option that seems to make crooks
I changed some cloth diapers today

Those with PR can have their say
Claiming that theirs won't harm the brooks
Just the ones that are here to stay

Poem 20 - Still I Must Continue On

Yesterday, where did you go?
Past me with the water's flow
When I looked, you were gone
But still I must continue on.

When I turned to look at you
there was nothing but a streak of blue
the edging of a summer's dawn
but still I must continue on

The warm soft curls that framed your face
as you knelt to read a book so long
have vanished now with hardly a trace
but still I must continue on

They peek out of your brother's ears
now that his hair's gotten long
and bring about my thought of tears
but still I must continue on

Yesterday it seemed so strong

Poem 19 - Baby Dances

one whirling baby
brings a smile to my face
dizzy baby dance
bringing thoughts of Fred Astaire
will he move freely
when he learns the world's judgment
dancing for his own pleasure


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