December 28, 2011
A Giant Maple Tree
A giant maple tree stood alone in the middle of a field
Enduring the heat, rain, wind, cold and snow
Tree lives on like I will.
September 28, 2011
The slender blonde gymnast stood before the balance beam
With her arms raised up waiting for her turn
In a swift movement she leapt onto the beam
The gymnast cartwheeled across to the other end
She twisted before somersaulting back across
The gymnast then gracefully strided back to the opposite end
She turned before taking a deep breath
Then the gymnast performed a triple backflip
Her body soared through the air like a perfect spiral
She landed perfectly on her feet
The gymnast raised her arms to the crowd
The audience gave her a standing ovation
She took a bow.
August 13, 2011
Life is like an ice cream sunday
Is your career
The chocolate sauce and the whipped cream
Are your interests and hobbies
The sprinkles and the nuts
Are your friends and family
They make life interesting
The cherry on top
Is the opposite sex
When the toppings are missing
Life isn’t as filling
All of the ingredients are needed
To make life rich.
August 13, 2011
Her beauty is her strength
She is beautiful on the outside
With her blonde hair and blue eyes
Every time I see her
She gets more beautiful
But that’s not what makes
It is her inner strength
She doesn’t give up
When the chips are down
She fights for what
She believes in
Like her mother.
I love you, sister .
August 13, 2011
People wish to get rich
Or win the lottery
But what I wish for is
To have good care workers
Who treat me with respect
And as an adult
I wish to make love
To a woman
But my ultimate wish is
To have a scholarship under my name
For the “unemployable” severely physically disabled
Who have a dream of becoming successful
But are told “you can’t.”
That’s my wish.
July 18, 2011
It shouldn’t have been
I stared at the white coffin
With my nonverbal friend lying inside
The casket I wondered?
It shouldn’t have happened
But people didn’t care enough
To give him a job or provide good quality care
Another suicide of a physical disabled adult
The government shouldn’t be cutting
Medicare or Medicaid
The government keeps taking away from the disabled
More and more
The physically disabled will silently suffer
Some will give up and die
It shouldn’t be
June 28, 2011
The slender blue eye girl
Ran to the blue van as
A harvest moon hung in the sky.
She opened the side door and
Hopped in the van giggling.
She screamed and laughed standing
Next to Uncle Steve.
“Did you have a good time at the game?”
He smiled as drool dripped on
His Packers shirt.
“Yeah. We won!”
Her mother called her from the porch.
“I love you, Uncle Steve.”
She laughed and then darted out of
He watched her run.
She tossed her long blonde hair about
She then turned waving at her Uncle.
May 30, 2011
Off in the distance
A fire burned brightly
In the darkness
Sparks ascended into night
From amber flames
The light steadily shone
Through the cover of blackness
Refusing to give in
The fire give warmth, spirit and guidance
To cure the sick
And heal the injured because
Its light wanted to ease
Pain and suffering by using
Wisdom and its undying spirit
All who encountered the fire
Were greeted warmly
The light was loved by all her family
Who admired the fire’s beauty and calmness.