18 January 2012

Yesterday's Rose

Yesterday's Rose
18 January 2012

While passing into my yard
By the white picket gate
I noticed the rose on guard
Had entered a wilted state.
When a faded petal goes
That's yesterday's rose.

Still wanting to belong,
Joining where she can,
Singing her own song
While hoping for a man.
Wearing old-fashioned clothes,
That's yesterday's rose.

She can still kick up her heals
And enjoys dining and dancing.
She know how it all feels
And what's life enhancing.
One of today's widows
Is yesterday's rose.

Looking for a good time
When she can whim it,
Spending her own dime
Within society's limit.
Not youth but wisdom shows
That's yesterday's rose.

16 January 2012

Flash Cash

Flash Cash
16 January 2012

Out on my morning stroll
On a route that's variable,
I spied a slip of paper or debris
On the sidewalk, left carefree.
On a closer look it proved to be
Money in the form of a twenty.
I picked the it up from where it lay,
Put it in my pocket and walked away.

08 January 2012

Innocent Present

Innocent Present
8 January 2012

A favorite memory to recall
Involves my nephew's youngest son.
After dinner when he was small
He toddles up and gets my attention.
Then on my lap snuggled in,
A wee giggle escapes
His open-mouthed grin
As he feeds me grapes.
Such a precious boy
Sharing on his part,
And his smile of joy
Is forever in my heart.