Where I want to Be

There is a place where I want to be
Here and now:

Paradise by the beach

With my feet sweeping the sand

The wind slapping against my corduroy 

Sweeping through your hair . . .

There is a place where I want to be

To sit out and count the stars at night

Point out to you Orion and Andromeda . . .

Turn off the cell phones for a moment 

Let’s unplug ourselves for a while 

And just bask in the silence

Yes, there is life in silence

Nothing but the sound of the ocean sweeping over the beach

This is where I want to be.

Just you and me.


One Day


One day this all will make sense
By then,  however, 
It might be too late to care;

One day you will think of me
Only with pain,  sadness and regret
Why you said yes instead of walk away;

One day memory will fade away
This world will shrivel to an end,
Who knows where we’ll be then . . .

Until that day
I choose to love you more
As midnight becomes another day.

A Walk with my Father

IMG_0136Once I took a walk

With my father holding my hand in tow

Up the evergreen hill we went

Beyond where the land fell low

The sun grew fiery and the winds grew strong and cold

Clouds, wispy, they roamed before her yellow eyes

“All of this,” my father said to me, “I give to you:

“The land, the plants that grow beneath your feet and above your head,

The animals to feed on them and the ones that hunt others,

All these, my son, I bequeath to you.

Treat with love and kindness, and never you squander

That which your hands will nourish.”

That was a long time ago

Soon my boy, too, will come of youth

And the same words my father passed to my age

Also will I bless him with soon,

And so goes this circle of life we have

With the sun to watch over our sight.