Category Archives: Youth

Life’s Windows

In youth I looked at life through my front window Everything was new and unexplored Expectations flowed like rushing water Nothing that I viewed could be ignored Paths untested prompted me to venture Inhale the fragrance of discovery Taste the … Continue reading

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Gone Are The Days

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Cycles

Children, pure and untouched Live in their imagination Tasting all that surrounds them Drinking of discovery Too soon the rain of hubris Dampens the innocence Censors the unbridled joy Appends their childhood Youth slips away Surrendered, forfeited Retreating into yesterday … Continue reading

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Halloween Haiku

 Footsteps on the porch Ladybug, witch, and pirate stand Trick or Treat they say  

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Puppy Love

I don’t understand this feeling that dwells within my breast This bittersweet sensation that will not let me rest It started with a smile you threw one day when you passed by And lingers long beyond that time, and I … Continue reading

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You And Eye

It can’t be real, did I just see That cute young girl just wink at me I’m sure I must have seen it wrong But just in case, I’ll play along I steal another furtive glance Again I catch her … Continue reading

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Thanks To You Miss Thomas

When I was just in first grade, the teacher that I had Had teaching methods very strict and easily got mad Most questions that she asked me I had no answer for I’d tell her that I did not know, … Continue reading

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Spittin Out The Seeds

There was a time when summer just wasn’t summer without eating a slice of ice cold watermelon.  Once my brother and I knew there was one in the house, all our attention was focused on convincing our mother that to … Continue reading

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Puppy Love

I know not of this feeling, that dwells inside my breast This bittersweet sensation that will not let me rest It started with a smile you threw, one day when you passed by And lingers long beyond that time, and … Continue reading

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Incest

Footsteps in the hall Hiding in my darkened room Smell his liquored breath Please don’t daddy, I’ll be good Please don’t hurt me anymore

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