Sunday, July 22, 2012

He Should Have Just Stayed in The Hospital

Too many run from problems,
            it's time to turn around
            and break through them;

making them vanish in the air
because when you avoid any tempering issue
             it only grows.

            It becomes larger
            with every step you take
            in the opposite direction,
            until it's large enough
            to chase you down.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Only in My Dreams Can a Cemetery Be a Getaway

I remember dreaming
of a getaway in town,
a place to relax
just beyond those trees
where the church cemetery sits.

A quiet quaint place
where the sun shines on the lake
and the docks are always calm.

This must be
what death is to me,
because in reality
 it is no getaway
but a place to spend an eternity.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Growing Old is Worth Fighting For

Aging is collective,
we grow all those inches,
then realize that we'll be no taller.

We collect the years
from birth to death.

Some have less than others
 and many never have a chance
 to collect even one.

Living life is a privilege
that can be taken away
 at any moment.

That last breath you take in life
is just as important as your first,
and it's something worth fighting for.