A Better Man

I never thought I would find my way. To be all I can be. To do what I know I can. To live what’s right for me.

I never thought I’d make it far. Thought I’d lost it. I shut down. I never thought the road would lead to where I am right now.

I’m going there, I’m reaching high. I’m going to stay on track. I’ll jump high. I’ll live large with the wind against my back.

Cuz’ now the sky’s the limit. The only place I’ll be. The one space meant for me. The one I know’s right for me.

Shutting down is not an option. Self doubt and fear aren’t part of the plan. I want a life of meaning. Want to be a better man.

I’m going there. I’m reaching high. I’m going to stay on track. I’ll jump high. I’ll live large with the wind against my back.

Love String

Give me your love tied to a string of flowers connected sweetly between your heart and mine.

Fashion love totems to commemorate the seasons of our love renewed, freshly imbued with the essence of you permeating the timeless love shared by we two.

A direct rush of you to my senses. Unearthly. Intense. Honest. Sending out a love string to my heart to tie it ever-so-gently, yet solidly, to yours.

Two hearts entwined until time is no more.

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Stay in This Game

Never seems the days are sunny
Never seems the sun is bright
Never seems my life is stable
Can’t seem to put up a fight


The seasons have all lost their charm
The days all run together
I’m trying to hold on to you
To live our love forever

But I know I gotta try
Got to be there for you
To be always by your side
To treasure time spent with you
Don’t wanna break your heart
Though I’m no longer the same
Cause I know I gotta try
To stay in this game

Never seems my luck’s in favor
Can’t seem to shake the loss
Of time, of fears, of the younger years
When I knew I was the boss

But my timing just isn’t right
Can’t feel what I used to feel
Can’t be who I thought I could
Seems life’s smashed me under its heel

But I know I gotta try
Got to be there for you
To be always by your side
To treasure time spent with you
Don’t wanna break your heart
Though I’m no longer the same
Cause I know I gotta try
To stay in this game

Cause I know I gotta try
To stay in this game

Grateful

Watching my fellow cancer patients go in for their check-ups. Folks look okay on this cold Buffalo day. HGTV is on, which brings a sense of normalcy. It’s definitely a new normal, but I’m doing great. I’m feeling grateful, blessed, and in the moment. It will be a fabulous Thanksgiving for sure!

Always Mother Earth

When all else fails, let Mother Earth support me. Take in energy from all around, and let my feet seek deep into the Mother, through her even, and out through the other side.

Breathe deeply her oxygen to fill up those cells; the ones in need of repair and the ones that are round, flowing white, breathing in the life that oxygen provides. My cells are one with vitamin O.

May her energy flow up my legs to my groin, feed those lymph nodes, then traverse upward to my abdomen where so many friends – my liver, spleen, stomach, pancreas – need attention. These are the organs that I have overlooked for far too long. They need support right now.

I don’t always feel great. I cannot always reciprocate in ways that I want to. But in the quiet of the moment, Mother Earth knows I’m with her, and she with me. Even when I seem to walk sightless among her miracles.

Together We Can Fly

Hi. This poem has been turned into a song. I can’t wait to share the tune with you.

I’m goin’ out on the town tonight cuz I know it feels right. Wanna dance, wanna flirt, wanna shout, wanna let in the night.

Been cooped up too long, feel the need to go play. Gotta twist, gotta shout, I want out, push all the stress away.

I looked back and saw you in my rearview mirror. T-shirt, nice arms, great smile, sweet charms, gonna run without fear. Our eyes met and right then we knew our connection was clear. That the night would be ours. We could play among the stars. That together we can fly.

You walked over I could feel it right here in my chest. Gotta want it, need to know, let’s go, gonna forget the rest.

In your arms there’ll be no escapin’ your grip. Gonna yell, gonna scream, it’ll be a fun trip.

Down there I can feel it. Down there you can touch it. Right now, right here, we can be it. Right there, touch it now, we can seize it.

I looked back and saw you in my rearview mirror. T-shirt, nice arms, great smile, sweet charms, gonna run without fear. Our eyes met and right then we knew our connection was clear. That the night would be ours. We could play among the stars. That together, we can fly.