* A Long Weekend *

************************************ ‘Twas a long weekend.  Drove over to Chicago Friday afternoon and did some shopping for a few specialty items that just aren’t available anywhere but “the city”.  Spent the evening at an outdoor concert at Grant Park.  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra was performing the “Rhenish Symphony”.  It was a soft “southern” night, mild, a… Read More * A Long Weekend *

~ At Peace ~

********************************** *********************************************** It’s quiet tonight, cloudy, with soft drizzling rain pattering against the window.  For once, my tired mind is quiet too, not pulled in so many directions by people, chores, worries, and problems.  Oh, all of those things are still out there…, just not tonight.  My heart is at peace as I wander through… Read More ~ At Peace ~

~~At Odds~~

………….. …………….. The pencil’s broken The inkwell’s dry I’m left to sit and wonder why I search each day and try to find But words don’t come to this tired mind None and nothing comes it seems But endless, worn, and weary dreams Another night of broken sleep There seems no thought that I may… Read More ~~At Odds~~

Good Night

It’s getting too late for me to think and to write So I think I’ll give up and just say good night *** I’m tired and weary And ready for bed. Now where is that pillow for my sleepy head? *** GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY !!! ______________________ ********** ____

Journey’s End

*********************************** Journey’s End She reaches for peace but finds none there Her journey near over she looks for His care Tired eyes, weary heart pleading For the messenger who will take her Home. ********** For my Mother-in-Law who is at Hospice, near the end of her journey. *************** ******** ***


************ I wrote this a little over 3 years ago and as morose as this poem sounds, I actually felt worse.  I had been on a waiting list for a heart transplant for over a year and my condition was deteriorating pretty rapidly.  I was extremely limited as far as any physical activity and the lack of… Read More Angels