Tear’s Goodbye #poetry

Each breath shallows

tentative, I hold my own

I miss his crooked smile

he soon will be going home

each given love’s “goodbye”

the tears full in a jar

tomorrow seems awaiting

too close and yet so far



Every Time I Cry #poetry #Uganda


I dot my eyes

 tears continue to fall

 smiles and sounds start to dim

their imprint lays on my heart

the beat of love calls within

 tho it hurts to say “goodbye”

 tomorrow’s hope is in my hand

I wiggle its fingers

I dot my eyes

  warmed by the setting  Ugandan sun



Young #atozchallenge

sea foam line

yesterday I stubbed my toe

nothing was making sense

my imprints vanishing

closed in by life’s fence

today I followed my footsteps

retraced some of my steps

jumped similar  waves

discovered no more regrets

tomorrow I’ll follow my heart

no matter the cost

sing to you and the sea birds

our smiles will never be lost


Where do you find your younger self?


People to enjoy these last few days with the A to Z Challenge:

Under the Freeway #poetry

Roosevelt quote pen


We are limited by future’s doubts

truth’s wall said something once

the words worn off

time does that

when we don’t listen

the mindless fool errodes


messages in spray paint

educated on the street

children play under the freeway

the people live in a cloud

breathing the fumes of lies

today is the tomorrow we feared



The prompt at Poets United Mid -Week motif is Foolishness.


Where is Tomorrow??? #devotion #poetry #photography

love me calla

What shelf is broad enough

to place my burdens and my pains?

what jug deep, wide and stout

my tears won’t wash away?

Where can I lay my head

a little rest to gain?

your hand I reach for in the night

and beg you please to stay


I wander in the shadows now

not sure what tomorrow brings

but this my cry into the night

I will not fail to sing

my voice no longer is in tune

(tho) you hear with no hindering

I smile because I know you care

you bear me on broad wings

This poem is written to encourage any of you who feel too weak to raise your head off the pillow of sorrow, loneliness or pain.

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him…

 Psalm 37:7

On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.

Psalm 62:7

Be still black back


 Today – I’d like to share this with Poet’s Pantry and GodVerse.

Where Leadeth Tomorrow? #newyear #haibun #poetry

4157929_orig bridgeA way lit to tomorrow

shadows frown from yesterday

a foot on crooked path

will it lead me astray?

The questions I’m hearing

hammer in my head

where am I going?

to what has this led?

I must strive ever forward

too late to look back

sun light is coming

awakening my track


bridge of unknowing

shadows block the way

rays warm tomorrow

I’m taking a shot at the Ligo Haibun Challenge.  This haibun is a combination of prose and haiku based on the prompt of the photograph.

Tomorrow #pain #amwriting #poetry

The sun will come up …


and I bet

I’ll face this all


it’s not fun


Just thinking about


cancer eats the joy

and leaves a sorrow

today its won


When Im stuck in a day

that’s sad and lonely

I must fall on my knees

and hope

and pray




 a pain free


is always a hope



Annie’s Version:


The sun’ll come out
Bet your bottom dollar
That tomorrow
There’ll be sun!

Just thinkin’ about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
‘Til there’s none!

When I’m stuck a day
That’s gray,
And lonely,
I just stick out my chin
And Grin,
And Say,

The sun’ll come out
So ya gotta hang on
‘Til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
I love ya Tomorrow!
You’re always
A day
A way!

From Annie

The prompt at Never Ending Story is Tomorrow and at Poet’s United – Verse First is Ordinary.

Some of us face extreme pain as part of our daily, ordinary lives.  I have managed 22 pain filled years without narcotics (except when I’ve been hospitalized).

You can sing my version of “Tomorrow” I have.  I added Annie’s version because she faced a wall of Tomorrows and managed a smile with each one. To each of you who are enduring I hope for a sun filled Tomorrow.