tg within

tg within
Chicago, Illinois,
November 02
All words and art contained here within this blog are the sole property of tgwithin (c) copyright 2013. Most are my own. But I love to share, just ask me.


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FEBRUARY 26, 2013 9:45AM



Curly screwy twisted vine

crawling up this house of mine

naked in the afternoon sun

waiting for the spring to come


detour secure flimsy design

holding on secure as twine

upward unfurl fig expansion

blindly coaxed warmed  from the sun


ascend clinging grasping cli… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2013 10:05AM



light 1


Breaking the tree line

the sun at last 



welcoming all

morning has come


Our cold dark fast is over

long shadows stretch out across the yard

and down the hill

No score is kept

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FEBRUARY 17, 2013 12:45PM


white house 



White washed illusion this American Dream.

Equality isn't ours

but a delusion

stuffed down our throats

Super sized and

Vulgar this Uberness

of the celebrated



Listen to it

Watch it

we are living it



We all

Living free from cons… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2013 8:21AM

Violet Valentine


         [ In honor of my Grandmother. Who taught me about sweetness.]

Her given nam… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 8:19PM

What Ketchup we're in...

Heinz + Brazil+


Sweetheart merger+Secretary of State +Fear monger NRA


Who do you take to your bed?

Old scared white man?

Your big guns, right. 

= Valentines day 2013!


The News today... 

Scared now ? Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 9:46AM

88 loves of JS



Joene wasn't the prettiest girl in all of LaPorte High that year, rather skinny and kind of quirky. People said  it was because she was the only girl to survive in the large Sutherland family. What could you expect growing up with five brothers on a farm.

Old man… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 9:33AM




  sixth is the snake

so quietl… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2012 4:22PM

The Benny Story

I didn't know how to tell Benny's Story until recently it became clear.




1977 was the year. I was 20 and had moved into my first apartment north of Six mile on West Parkhurst Place in Detroit.

The upper in a two flat on a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2012 2:31PM

Righty Tighty

Stand still

I heard it...
The ever so silent creek...ssh listen...
Just below your feet

His roots

this ancient Silver Maple, tweaks his source

Feels his a twist, there a stretch...

Too busy to see
Too busy to notice
Numb and crowded in your city flat

Slowly he… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2012 11:37AM

The Eyes Have It

ryaneyes 2 

An anointed wind blows

across the shriveling country

slapping backs

and kicking yapping dogs

Cooling palms wither

in the biter blow

The poor vote dithers

and my ears bleed from offensive lies

taunting tilted


The gnarled  truth of a once bright nation

covered an… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 5:20PM

Close to the End of Summer - Seventh GC



Close to the end

turk sky

of Summer

the sky turns turquoise blue


close to the end of summer

the flesh turns ripe to chew

squirrlin'  away

close to the end of summer

what… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 9:52AM

My Right

Right Foot your wrong...subjectively speaking!

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 5:09PM

Labor Day Light-Poemagraph


Night Light

The yellows have all reappeared for fall

after laboring away the summer

And dewy morning greets us all

the vine along does lumber

Morning Dew 1

 From deep within the woods below

wild sunflowers bow and wave

Helianthus shines almost aglow

tucked loosely in it's… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 8:45AM



[Two worded prompt. One good, one bad: one loved and favored, one hated or dispised. Well how about adding three words to the prompt, one New and enlighting as well! Game on...can you guess my third? Here's hoping you read my  Family SeedsRead full post »

AUGUST 31, 2012 7:30AM



[Two worded prompt. One good, one bad: one loved and favored, one hated or dispised. Well how about adding three words to the prompt, one New and enlighting as well! Game on...can you guess my third? Here's hoping you read my  Family Seeds prior. If not go/… Read full post »

AUGUST 30, 2012 4:15PM

The Adventures of Paulocchio



We all know how the story goes

First it starts and then it grows

Naughty, pine-wood marionette

Caught within the Fisherman's net


Paulochhio lies unable to see

Even though his strings are free

Misguided Wanting Wooden fool

Puppet of the Wicked… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2012 7:00PM

The Storm of Isaac




The storm of Isaac laughs upon

the righteous bold with greed


And drones down on tomfoolery

while evil plants it's seed


For safe within the halls of Canaan

sterile plans do boil


And vileness flows as if to bleed

an ancient wrong much soiled.

 … Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2012 10:51AM

For Rant Shall Rate Reap Naught


[Don't make me have to spell it out for you. Cause' I will. This poem then, is for all of the un-read, un-rated, starving artist out there. Isn't it time? Surely there is room for us all in here.]




I… Read full post »

AUGUST 22, 2012 7:40AM


Photo 214

I wonder who will make my bed

who will clean

after I am dead


who will sort and fold with love

toss the rest

sell or shove


And what of all my precious bits

that gathered dust

while they sit


I wonder if they'll find a home… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2012 2:15PM

Lurie Knows-Garden Smarts



Lurie Knows


Come with me

while I wait on a train

for here in the middle of the city

past aged columns

Columnar Age

behind the tall hedge lies

the Lurie

Behind the Hedge

"Hush now," and come inside

"Heed what I tell you."

says she

Lurie Garden August


For alone… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2012 12:21PM

Fire in the Sky-PGI Lunacy

Fire in the Sky


 A ground shaking

dog quivering

bombastic disturbance

until the wee hours of the morning.

In my front yard

over the Pond...for a week.

LUNACY! Yes a folly of indulgence indeed.

This years theme for the Pyrotechnics Guild Convention, hosted by my beloved sleepy tow… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2012 10:01AM

To Die For

Warning: This piece is graphic and may not be suitable for little ones and little minds.There is a side of nature that slaps one smack in the face. Sometimes the shock is connected and sometimes the connection is shocking, never the less, this is life, horrible as it… Read full post »

AUGUST 5, 2012 9:53AM

Momentum Arborum


Gallery Challenge -FOUR

Kissing Tree

Behind the kissing tree we'll meet

when evening skys turn dim

confir my love confession sweet

beneath the branch and limb

trees of light

The earth provides the mineral

the sky no limit knows

for vertical the movement is

as trees have learned to… Read full post »

AUGUST 3, 2012 6:32AM

The Pupa



In the dark I am all in

a chrysalis

and all there is

I am enough



I climb into the hammock

a mandatory rest

a dry out

warm up

before tackling the deep

or skimming the surface


I… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2012 9:39AM

Absence in Colour

Silently waiting for it matters not

beauty glows here mute

The Light

Reticent and paper thin

the page still rests unturned

Sage wings

Reluctantly the shallows teal

tranquil of deaf remains


Taciturn this prayer for water comes

not… Read full post »