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FREE WRITE

What will I write today?
I don’t always plan, or know.
It’s like magic, when inspirations strike,
And on the paper flow.

They can take you to a Wonderland,
Or into a forest deep
Where long forgotten memories
Awaken from their sleep.

when the palette is dryer than desert sand
And my canvas remains a blank.
I’ll Cast into a stream of thought
Or favourite memory bank

Sometimes just an uttered word,
Or phrasing will suffice
It needn’t be a complex theme
Or tricky plot device

When real-life tries to intervene
And my thoughts grow circumspect
Free writes can be refreshing,
care-free moments to reflect.

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Merry Christmas!

Just a week away from the blessed event, and in case I don’t get the opportunity to post something nearer to the day…

As I gaze into the flickering flames of this toasty fire,

serenaded by the elegant strains of angelic choir

The true meaning of Christmas, though sometimes obscured by the neon glow

Beats on in hearts and minds, that are open, even so.

Joy to the world, peace on earth, The Herald Angels sing

Rejoicing and announcing the coming of The new-born king

My fondest wish for one and all as the blessed day draws near

Is A Very Merry Christmas and glad tidings for the coming year!

~Cliffy

Why Am I?

Trying to come to grips with the sense of sadness, loss, confusion, frustration, angst, and oblivion, that my Father and the millions of others, who suffer with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of Dementia, live with every day.

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Staring into the emptiness
Trying to understand
Nothing making sense
Why am I?

Memories lost
So tired, So alone
In a world full of strangers
Why am I?

People seem to know me
Think they understand
Can’t see the real me
Why am I?

So angry, so lost
Where has my life gone?.
Help me, help me, help me!!
Why am I…
Here?

Can that bottle Comfort you better?

You’ll never find the answers In that bottle
It isn’t your friend, don’t you realize that?
I’m not here to judge you, I just want to help
Trust me, please! Drink ain’t where it’s at

Hey man, don’t let me
disturb your misery
I can see You two are old friends
But he’s evil, wily, conniving
And I’ve seen where this journey ends.

So much life left to live,
your wife and kids
I guess they don’t matter that much?
Can that bottle comfort you better
Than a loved one’s sweet, tender touch?

Well give me a shout if you
feel the urge to
That gutter looks cozy enough
I’ll go start writing your eulogy
Man, why must you make this so tough?

The Scent of Summer


I loved the scent of summer in the August air
on our stroll along that lonely stretch of sand
So young were we, unfettered, and without a care.
The future was wide open and unplanned

We thought ourselves invincible, unerring,
Young lovers we, so vibrant and alive.
No concept yet of lessons we were learning,
Nor the basic tools we needed to survive

As life and all its woes came in to view,
we wondered where our carefree days had gone
But our love, it was the lasting kind, and so it grew
We took our licks, yet still we soldiered on

Throughout it all we toiled, and were happy
Life got sweeter still as hurdles cleared
We were building for a future, for a family,
And year by blessed year perfection neared

On looking back I wouldn’t change a single thing,
I was happy for each new dawn to arrive.
As time flew quickly by, as if, on guilded wing
We proudly watched our children grow and thrive.

I love the scent of summer in the August breeze
As we gaze upon this lovely stretch of land
Silver in our hair and Grandkids on our knees
We bless the fading sunlight, hand in hand.

Be-muse-ment


Why am I too busy to write,

when I have so much I could say

When the Time I cling to, with all my might,

Escapes my grasp and slips away.

Then, ample time avails me

Divine inspiration goes awry

And though I plumb the depths of my memory

I find nothing of note, to decry.

Perhaps a momentary glimmer,

A chance encounter of bard and muse

Some roiling couplets will simmer,

But then they, just as swiftly, defuse.

“No, please don’t go!” I beg, I plead,

I search blindly through the haze,

Coherent thought is all I need

A moment’s peace, a turn of phrase

But alas the opportune moment has gone

Inspiration has truly fled

my fine composition has moseyed along,

And I’m left with this crass thing, instead.

Image

AGE


Age


life is passing, swiftly, by.

No time for, apprehensive, fools.

You’ll feel, sometimes, like asking why,

but that’s not in the rules.


Changes mock us, line and hue,

not all for good, not all so sweet.

New age values leave us blue.

We’re, fast,  becoming obsolete.



There’s value in maturity

a lifetime of moments,  of merits earned.

No not just, old age, security

but knowledge, we’ve lived, we’ve loved, we’ve learned.

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