The Clock and the Conscience – Poem #11

Difícil Decisión / Hard Decision

Difícil Decisión / Hard Decision (Photo credit: juanignaciosl ~

There is not much time left

To do what you think is best

There is not much time left

To buy, sell, or invest

Time will wait  for none

Action must be taken now

There is not much time left

For all living under the sun

There is not much time left

To walk without light

Accepting all that is dark

Knowing that it is not right

Action must be taken now

It is one’s own personal choice

To take action now

Heeding that inner voice

There is not much time left

To let time simply go by

Action must be taken now

Don’t pretend to not know why

Time waits for none

Why so long the wait

There is not much time left

Don’t give in to common bait

Saying tomorrow is another day

Action must be taken now

Time changes but never waits

For your mind to accept the way

There is not much time left

Action must be taken now

Time waits for none

Use this time to get it done


Poem #4 – Wash Day





Well, no free day for me as usual




Seriously wondering when it will ever end




As soon as the basket is empty;




I soon find it full again




Even on a Sunday




Agitation is my daily routine




I can’t just let it sit there




Oh well, back to the machine




Yay only whites today




Oh darn, where is the bleach




I guess I can take a break today




Thanks to my better half  it is on the top shelf – where  I can’t reach




Dinner is on the grill as I watch the kids play




Mud pies bake under the sun




The old saying must really be true




A woman’s work is never done


rain, dirt road, mud pies

rain, dirt road, mud pies (Photo credit: paloetic)





“Safe Haven”

Again the storm brews, alone I travel, and madness is the road; strong winds blow, lightning strikes the core of my being causing my heart to explode.

The downpour is furious and white…another flash hits! Drops by the million fall with force; drenched is my foundation, soaked is my soul, this dark cloud overhead is the source.

Through fog thick with tension, my vision is blurred, this wicked rain is my wrath; winds of ire howl in from the west, belligerent branches break and block my path.

Live wires of anger crackle and fall to the ground saturated and sizzling, scathing profanities pierce the night air; all was so quiet not long ago, oblivious to the eye of the storm now there.

Always sudden and without warning, never knowing from whence it came; the rush of the wind brings my fury and rage…each time, this storm is the same.

I shout out in question, “When will the rain stop, the darkness fade, and where is the lightning’s end?”, while boisterous claps of thunder roar with hostility, jolting my spirit into yet another wild tailspin!

No longer can I continue on this road, I search out a less rough route desperately trying to find a better way; no longer will I abide the noise of the uproar – a voice from within reminds me to pray.

I obey…soon the storm that so violently arose now begins to subside; I humbly give thanks to the One who is with me, protecting and not letting broken be my stride.

Embraced by quiet – suddenly I can hear a blue bird sing while perched on a lone branch still intact; a song revealing grace and healing as the beaming of the sun pushes that dark cloud back.

The once savage wind is now finally tame as it becomes a calm breeze vehemently blowing no more; presently – gratefully, I find myself in a place that covers me, tranquil  flowers bloom and restore.

Along the way, my heart is divinely soothed on a road by the name of Peace; commanding the most vicious and fierce tempest to be quiet, still,  to cease.

Now that I dwell in a haven ever safe, I will treasure and not allow robbing winds to steal; I know that I can travel on the right path provided for me – not alone, but with He who resides within…guiding me to the place that heals.


“Another Way”

What did I ever do to you?

What made you choose ME?

Have you no sense of respect

or inkling of humanity?

I feel so all alone;

my self-esteem is now gone;

and all because of YOU,

my heart has turned to stone.

Does calling me a freak,

and making me feel so weak;

give you an ego boost;

when you walk alone down the street?

Is your life at home so bad,

and must I live my life so sad;

for you to make it through the day?

Watch it – you’re about to drive me mad!

I wasn’t raised to hurt my fellow man;

my parents taught me to do all that I can;

to live peacefully with others;

in this free and brave land;

but each day inside, I fight;

to live for what is true and what is right.

Does my mere existence;

threaten your personal plight?

Have you even looked or can you see;

that if I happen to turn this bullying key;

to a door of retaliation;

 would cause you to not even be?

I think not – but don’t get it twisted.

I already am, but you too can be assisted;

by the Highest Power ever known,

so that your name also can be listed;

in the Book of Life and not Death.

Apparently, I was chosen to aid you in not being left;

to spend an entire eternity;

of being tormented and bereft.

You will not compel me to take my life – nor yours.

That would only hurt even more;

of those who have the same being,

so let’s unlock that forgiveness door!

Now, with that being said,

neither of us has to end up dead.

Take the right route with me;

and be Highest Power led!

                                          …No gain can be attained by bullying, retaliation, or suicide                                                 because everyone loses that way. We can all be winners!   



You know that I would never leave you, but best case scenario –

truth is that you know the best choice for me was to release and just go.

My time with you in what is now ‘your world’ was very well spent;

each of you filled me with love and joy – even when late was the rent

Now yesterday is no more, those things are neither here nor there;

the main point is I still know that you care.

We may not have been wealthy, nor had the best in life;

but I am still your momma and your daddy’s wife.

What I have to say to him is solely between ‘us’;

and you’d better not cause a riff with him or make a fuss.

It is time now for you all to unite and get along;

and put from your minds the past now that I am gone.

Just think of how I would feel if I were there with you;

surrounded by negativity while your angers brew!

Bickering and fighting now will not help you at all;

please accept the fact that I have answered my call.

Your life will still go on, and there’s much that you all need to do;

we just live in different homes now, so live in peace – I have that too!

The only difference is that the peace that I have lasts forever and always;

so make sure that you can forgive and love for the rest of YOUR days!


“To My Life’s Love”


Oh, my sweet, though you still do – there is no need to weep.

 My dearest dear, please dry your eyes;

 Don’t you know that  I hear your muffled cries?

You should be aware that I now live in total bliss;

strengthen yourself by keeping in mind how you felt at our first kiss.

Never worry that what we had then is now somehow lost;

 till death do us part is only a fraction of the cost –

of what we all must pay when we vow to be one;

now, it is time for you to comfort our daughters and our only son.

Your task may seem hard, but you must cause them to know;

 that my predicament was the reason that I finally chose to go.

A breakable, physical body – I no longer need;

I hope you understand, please take heed.

I am with you always, although you cannot see;

I am made whole – INVINCIBLE – life is perfect for me!

When next your soul is downcast and your heart is sad;

set your memories on the loving bond that we had…

which shall never be broken – not even with me gone,

it’s only physical – but in truth, love, and spirit, you’ll never live alone!

                                                                       I still love you…..


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