A Watchful Eye

I was always aware of someone watching me in the family

and it was oddly comforting but sometimes scary

like having The Eye of Horus or The Eye of Ra on me

no matter what I did or how dangerous the activity

That watchful eye followed me over the years

and helped me deal with my fears

sometimes, I look up at the sky

after all these years have gone by

and wonder why

I still believe in a watchful eye?

Food Party

I went to a food party the other day

with culinary masterpieces on display

all the major food groups were there

the savory aroma was without compare

Boston steamed clams and Dixie yams

mingled with Virginia bred hams

potatoes and squash sat side-by-side

foie gras and other snacks with stuff inside

sweetmeats, donuts, and other bakery delights

took me to new gastronomical heights

it was the kind of foody party

where you had to be ready to eat hearty

Animal Philosophy

arrogant humans have a tendency

to ignore animal philosophy

which is rooted in nature

and it’s abundancy

where there’s no need

for greed

no unwritten law

degreed

no political party to follow

no lies to swallow

with animal philosophy

you’re free

to live in harmony

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

Keep ’em Laughing

comedians, pranksters, jokers

and midnight tokers

keep us laughing

when we want to cry

even when we get a black eye

because the world goes around

with the laughter from a clown

worries go away

after a tough day

watching purveyors of mirth

makes life easier on this earth

as long as we keep clapping

they’ll keep us laughing

Easy Glider

riding the wind like a bird

the ground far below blurred

but it’s no deterrent

for the easy glider riding the wind’s calm current

with a view of the beautiful world below

he knows he can land where he wants to go

the easy glider cruises airways defying death

knowing it could be his last breath

defiantly setting aside fear

high in the atmosphere

to experience what few others see

that high altitude beauty

In Retrospect

I think we can all agree

that hindsight is 20-20

the ability

to look back at history

and change it

is God’s domain

a power not found

in the human brain

in retrospect

there’s no re-does

a fact we need to accept