Consequences

we cannot hide from our deeds

whether they’re good or bad

our actions have consequences

that either leave us happy or sad

the life moves we make

affect our journey

and the roads we take

a good path

or a mistake

call it karma

or call it fate

everything you do

comes back to you

love

or hate

In The Age of The Sage

long before the final war

when forests were still green

and the waters in the rivers

ran blue

there was an age of wisdom

when a sage made his debut

teaching people the right thing to do

he appeared before young and old

and those that were smart

soon did as they were told

he gave them laws to live by

stressing equality

but these laws they chose to defy

and the sage went back into the sky

and mankind discovered the horror of war

and nothing was the same anymore

A Mental Wall

it’s too easy to build a mental wall

a barrier to all things big and small

when we get carried away with ideology

and the politics of the day

communication is cornered by fear

when a person believes everything they hear

tossing logic aside to build a mental wall

has been many a man and woman’s downfall

a wall keeps knowledge out

leaving the builder with doubt

about what is right or wrong

and what’s weak and what’s strong

so don’t burden your brain

with barriers that could drive you insane

That Little Voice

my earliest memory was a little voice

that told me I had a choice

I could pick good or bad

tell the truth or lie

and be happy or sad

I was free to decide

whether to be nice or snide

that little voice is still with me

and will be as far as I can foresee


Stop. Listen. Talk.

the people who spend their time really communicating

are taking an important path towards eliminating hating

learning to have a successful conversation

is the way to reinvigorate a polarized nation

it’s important young and old listen to one another

instead of stepping on words disrespecting the other

for civility to return to our divided society

we need to call out destructive impropriety

It needs to stop

Everyone needs to listen

Then we can talk

Another Day On The Merry- Go-Round

awakening at the first light of day

I think of the challenges ahead

some with hope and others with dread

it’s never easy getting out of bed

the key, I’m told, is a good attitude

in spite of what may lie ahead

you realize it’s better than being dead

so let your worries go unsaid

life is a merry-go-round

my grandfather use to say

embrace it and have a good day!

In Praise of Poker

I was always told to know when to draw and when to fold. That playing Poker was more than a game of chance if you’re bold

A straight flush will always buy baby new shoes. If you miss drawing an inside straight you’ll get the blues. Four of a kind is usually good news

You have to have the right stuff to successfully bluff or it’s going to be tough to win

Cheaters and card sharks are always looking for easy marks playing for larks.

Some games get serious quickly and are not a pretty thing to see. If you’re a bystander it’s always smart to flee

Players play until all hours of the day. As long as there are two players they’ll stay, until one can no longer pay