Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

stubbornness gets old

06 March 2014

 

 

they’re

claiming

life’s almost

foolproof, easy;

you just have to learn

to push the right buttons.

But, I’ve never been patient,

or particularly valiant

when it comes to embracing changes.

But, life’s too short to be afraid to try.

 

 

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now I lay me down

24 February 2014

 

Bad

habit,

midnight snack,

nibbling on words

before I chase sleep.

It might give me weird dreams,

or worse, just make me fatter.

I know I should not do it, but

it’s harder than I thought to resist

the temptation when inspiration hits.

 

 

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marginal

11 February 2014

 

 

These

red line

boundaries,

both left and right,

meant to organize,

to keep myself centered.

Do not read between the lines,

or color outside of the lines.

I have played it safe all of my life.

For once, I’d like to write in the margins!

 

 

 

 

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those three little words

08 February 2014

 

“when I say, ‘I love you’ do you know what I mean?” (Phil Keaggy)

 

 

Think

about

it for a

minute or two,

when we say the words,

and when we hear them said,

What exactly do we mean?

Do we know what is being meant?

Is it too easy just to say it?

Do those three words mean anything at all?

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geometric

26 January 2014

 

 

I

bisect

circles, squares,

but not straight lines.

With measured angles,

dissecting shape and form,

I seek to solve the unknown

variables and formulas.

But, proofs and logic cannot explain.

After all, life is not geometric.

 

 

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again, already

31 July 2013

 

again, already?

 

 

It

seems like

was only

yesterday, when

I was complaining

about winter lasting

far too long. And now, autumn

begins to hint it’s not far off

and I wonder where the days have gone,

I wish sometimes that time would just slow down.

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fire me up

22 July 2013

fire me up

 

The

challenge

is simple:

give me a word,

I’ll write a poem,

at least I’ll do my best.

Like sparks of inspiration,

ideas catch and quickly burn.

It may not be great literature,

sometimes a fire’s just meant to keep you warm.

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teeter totter

21 July 2013

 

teeter totter

 

 

 

I

know, it’s

nothing new,

we all have them,

good days and bad days.

Today’s a little left

of center, and not quite right,

but I’ve had worse, I won’t complain.

these ups and downs should balance out, when

Life’s just an endless teeter totter game.

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Etheree

14 July 2013

Etheree

 

I’m

wishing

it would rain,

a thunderstorm,

with lots of lightning,

and earth-shaking thunder,

a hard, torrential downpour,

that creates muddy new rivers

and puddles, deep enough to swim in.

Of course. air conditioning would work too.

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