Posted in Books & Stories, Fiction & Poetry, poetry

Doodling On A Cloudy Day


Ain’t got nothin’ to lose if you’ve lost

Ain’t got nothin’ to lose there’s no cost

The only loss is if you snooze so give it a shot

Ain’t got nothin’ to lose now

They say no so what

Ain’t got nothin’ to lose

The world s an oyster as it goes

I hate oysters

How about you

Clams are better

Why can’t the world be your Cherrystone Clam


Posted in Best Wishes, Books & Stories, Culinary Art, Fiction & Poetry, Holiday And Celebrate, Over Coffee

Doo Wa Diddy Diddy Don’t Forget The Easter Egg Hunt Later


And so this is Easter and what’s going on

Another season has passed us

A new one’s begun

And here we are Easter

EB’s made his full run

The baskets flow over

Through a day filled with fun


A very Happy Easter

Part of a brand new year

Celebration and feasting

No turning back from good cheer


And so this is Easter

Lemme see what you got

Children chatter excited

The best breakfast food it’s not


Although it’s unhealthy

Your folks don’t mind at all

Once a year it won’t kill you

Good breakfast served there’s the call

We gather round the table baskets tight in each fist

Take a break from the chocolate

Nothing’s better than this



Bowls of Easter eggs

Traditional menu

Braided breads it’s all homemade

Coffee’s flowing

Espresso served too

With a shot of anisette

I will and how about you



Posted in Books & Stories, Fiction & Poetry, poetry

So Quiet

Always darkest before the dawn but dawn is so far away

Hours from now

It’ll be dark for a while

Sirens blare but I’m not worried

Don’t care

What I’d worry about is right here next to me

My heart goes out to what I don’t know so easily light emotional relief

Will I sleep can’t say

Not right now

Another mouthful another shot kills the infection

I can feel it right away

Thank-you all I can say and sleep will come sooner or later

That’s eventually

I know it

Sleep will come

Will come




So quiet

Such peace





Posted in Books & Stories, Fiction & Poetry, Music

Write A Country Song


Write a country song well do you think I could or should

Criteria has to be met first there’s no dog though we owned one way back

Did it leave run away did it get killed no sir

We had to give her away find a new home where we were going she couldn’t stay

Maintenance there they liked to steal from any tenant who had the misfortune to rent

We didn’t know this at first dog-sense the best

She’d protect us oh yeah they wouldn’t stand a chance

There went the dog and our hearts

Perhaps a good start


Next must be a lover who went astray a list long and distinguished could be

Not really for me but those involved weren’t truthful the couple times I tried

Thought they knew something others stood in line for their turn

But too much to fathom easier to stay alone I’d decide and did

I guess this would qualify making two that are met some romantic boo-hoo

Still I like my life the way it turned out in fact I love being me gee what’s next

Usually whiskey somewhere well it’s bourbon I drink to drown sorrows no

It’s bourbon I drink simply true that’d make three though usually

A Manhattan with lavender bitters is never described as a drowning pool

Just drunkenness because of what came before but I prefer enjoying life

I hope spoiling the tune not

But I did run over a cat that’s true back on track we go

Losing count is that three


The kids were young we’d just moved t’was long before the dog

Helped me to decide I’ll say

Foolish kitten watched us close too close as I backed up

Put the car in idle as I tossed the body into the weeds in the field across the way

Tears flowing from their eyes I vowed no more cats only a dog smarter I hope

We went from there it panned out well oh no is that too upbeat

Then we had to give her away does that help


Well I tried not enough tragedy things have a way of working out

Maybe country songwriting’s not for me




Posted in Books & Stories, Fiction & Poetry

Thought I Might Forget It But I Didn’t

Taking an ice cold shower

Take a cold shower it’s said

Walking in freezing rain not a very pleasant day

Temperature’s dropped but I feel nothing

I’m wearing a raincoat

It keeps me dry it’s good

It feels like wearing a raincoat

Ha how many times

Like wearing a raincoat is good not bad

I feel enough well a little more my legs are getting wet as the wind blows back just a bit

Gusty gusts yet

Wearing a raincoat is good

Don’t complain