One Tree Short Of A Forest


Mississippi, United States of America
February 08
An Ordinary Soul
if they leave early
"Under the circumstances... are more circumstances." Born and raised in Wisconsin...23 years in Upstate New York and retired in Mississippi. Viet Nam 69-70 44th Scout Dog Platoon 25th Division Printer of magazines for 30 years. Published Poet. All pieces posted are original works of mine therefore copywritten. These pieces are soley for the reader's enjoyment and cannot be reproduced without the author's consent.


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AUGUST 14, 2013 8:40AM

A Songbird’s Tale



A Songbird’s Tale


A songbird landed on my hand and cocked an eye at me

returning this invited look I sat there patiently

and as we both observed I noted that the bird was still

no song or chirp rolled off its… Read full post »

AUGUST 13, 2013 8:18AM

Is Good To Have Faith In Something



Is Good To Have Faith In Something


Someone bombed the church today

and left the multitude to pray

underneath a dark and cloudy sky,

for fear brings people to their knees

with lack of any reason

and hoping there… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2013 9:05AM

Memories On The Trap Line


Memories On The Trap Line


She rose from the ashes of the evening campfire

to the scent of cherry wood and birch

and danced that dance of nymphs… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2013 7:41AM

The Botanist


The Botanist


I walked one million miles

over mountain, over plain

in search of something sacred

under sun and under rain.


And… Read full post »


Where To Dig Next


So many shallow graves of mine I’ve stepped over;

unfulfilled changes in venue,

trying to reinvent myself,

once, as a stand up comic… Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2013 8:59AM

On Quiet August Nights


On Quiet August Nights



The resounding voice of my father comes to visit me

and when he preached philosophy most often would I flee

for… Read full post »

AUGUST 10, 2013 9:02AM

In Loving God



In Loving God


There is no shame in loving God;

belief in the I Am,

for when we all are cornered

on the darkest of our days,

it’s not the unbeliever

who finds knees then prays

but one… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2013 1:33PM






I laughed in the wind

and it carried away;

one winged expression of my joy,

not for any reason,

nor for any ploy;

simply happiness

to this little boy.


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AUGUST 8, 2013 8:33AM

On The Loose



On The Loose


I am the sum of years,

the necklace of my tears,

the calluses afoot,

the places I’ve been put,

the minutes I have waited;

great thoughts now dissipated,

looking back I’ve come to see… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2013 7:28AM

The Neighborhood Church; STA


The Neighborhood Church; STA


One wonders of a dispensation glow

above the old confessionals

where hundreds told grim details

of their waltz’s with new sins… Read full post »

AUGUST 6, 2013 8:17AM

Traveling Light


Traveling Light


Some hold on to greeting cards

while others keep a photo

near to them

but I have always traveled light,… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2013 11:24AM

Hot Romance


Hot Romance


When August sets her ways

we thirst

for she would have relations with the sun

and in her heated moment

are we… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2013 11:16AM





Light measure through dewdrop

upon rose petal

gives us a world within a world

at the breaking of the dawn.


In… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2013 2:30PM

Woman On The Seashore


Woman On The Seashore


Sand plentiful

and the beach was my statuary 

as I molded my grainy dream

to the rhythm of the waves.… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2013 8:19AM

The Map



The Map


What fuels a mind’s ambition

to prompt an endless thirst

of reaching the next level of accomplishment

and when in life, does one… Read full post »

AUGUST 1, 2013 9:38AM

A Fish Out Of Water


A Fish Out Of Water


A fish is surrounded by land and sky

his world is the fluid space in between

thus came the deep thought if the… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2013 8:37AM

A Stage Of Events


A Stage Of Events


Rain falls from the backdrop

and the stage is engulfed

with tears which have gathered

for a single day,

to… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2013 7:22AM

After A Love’s Been Lost



After A Love’s Been Lost


I’ve wept the tears of infants

when a love was lost;

the many broken heartstrings

tallied up the cost,… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2013 2:47PM

Mississippi Portrait


Mississippi Portrait


There’s a morning mist rising on the secluded pond

where frogs sit quietly in observation

and the dragonflies rest high upon the cattails

ready… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2013 7:26AM

The Dreamer - Part Three


The Dreamer - Part Three


Were I of my own desires

I’d find a town up in the north

and write my memoirs

as… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2013 8:50AM

A Voice From The Choir Remembered



A Voice From The Choir Remembered


Some days I hear the choir on the wind

and I am taken back some many years

to a safe place where harmony

transcended all life’s misery,

songs like snowflakes covered rusty railings

and… Read full post »

JULY 25, 2013 7:23AM

Releasing The Beast



Releasing The Beast


A day of forgiveness

is a reprieve

in the sentence we been given

for holding on to

such negativity for so long.


Crow leaves out hearts

and the dove appears;

we are… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2013 7:46PM

A Life In The Day



A Life In The Day


I rise like dough in the morning

then shower like a spring rain,

dress methodically

while my mind wanders

as does a two year old,

returning to the smell of coffee… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2013 8:38AM

Dust To Dust


Dust To Dust


Follow me down a varied path to see what I have seen

and I will do the same for you as we both share our dream… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2013 6:07AM

The Lost Opportunity



The Lost Opportunity


Much like a yesterday

the lost opportunity will not return;

it fades like the want of past love,

never to be in that time or space again,

yet, a soft gnawing exists for want of another chance… Read full post »