Play On Words


Today,
I saw
someone wrote,
“today is
Walt Whitman’s
birthday.”Really
I thought,
isn’t
it the day
Walt Whitman
was born?
Hard to believe
today
is his
birthday
when
he has
been dead
one hundred
twenty six
years.
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Not To Sleep


I close my eyes
not to sleep

I close my eyes
to visualize
My Lord and Savior

I do not see a face
no picture exists
unknown
what he looks like

when I close my eyes
I see shadows
none define
I know,
My Lord and Savior
is somewhere
beyond
I pray, “Our Father”
I talk to Him
hoping
He will materialize

I close my eyes
not to sleep

I close my eyes
to die
as breathing becomes shallow
my heart beats its last
my Spirit guides me
where shadows
now define
where there is no
darkness
I see the face of
Jesus
etched forever
in my mind

Awaiting Judgement


life,
recently expired
wrapped in a web
of remembrance,
she feels
the pain of her deceit.

wishing she
had been more
a believer of
her souls
salvation,
instead
only of her love
of life.

she agonizes,
her fate,
yet undetermined.

she awaits
judgement.

Passed Out


 it was dark when they first met
she looked at ugly and almost passed out
then,
she looked into the mirror
and did

Eager Little Fingers


in the day
light cords hung
from ceilings
wrapped in asbestos cord
a light fixture screwed
into its end

a push button
on the wall
off and on

eager little fingers
a cord without a bulb
curiosity their demise
enter into the socket
receive unanticipated shock
retract with
lightning speed

eager little fingers
decide lessons learned
now
cautious little fingers
seek new adventure
avoiding open sockets
without lights

The Land Of Shadows In The Shadow Universe


a vast region
beyond the Celestial Universe
where no one
has any recollection
of visiting
the Land of Shadows
is impenetrable
from the Celestial Universe
its closest land,
the Land of Hades

a Land of fire and ice
of terrible hardship
and pain for souls
condemned for eternity

a place where
no man rules
where only evil
resides

there is no escape
but,
there is a doorway
to the Shadow Universe

the doorway accessible
only when
the Ruler of Hades
wants to cause fear
in the souls of man

part of his
grand scheme
to gather
more souls
from earth

while open,
inhabitants of the
Land of Shadows
enter into the
the Celestial Universe
to freely roam the Earth
at night
to haunt dreams
but
never allowed to take life

occasionally,
some are allowed
to become visible
to men

Shadows cannot harm
but
they are the demons
who implant
Vampires,
Werewolves,
Zombies,
and other creatures
that introduce
great fear
in the mind of
men who
are willing to
accept such things
as superstition

 

The Earth And The Celtic Moon


The Earth
the outermost
region pf the
Crystal Universe
so far away
it is the only area
with its own Sun
surrounded by
planets of various sizes
and location from its
warm rays
the only region
where man exists
limited by his
ability to escape
into other lands.

Seldom, Fairies and those escaping
the Land of Spectre have
used their magic
to enter the Earth’s Realm
adding to the superstition
of Human’s

The Celtic Moon
Earth’s Moon, its only companion
so close, yet seldom attainable
with no human presence,
the Ancients there since the beginning
call this harsh world home
have no memory of origin
live just under the crust in
hundreds of trillions of nooks

without light or heat
live a dormant life
until
Photosynthetic Light-Absorbing Pigments
energized by capturing
suns nighttime rays
form an invisible reflective mirror
directed to the earth as moonlight
where on earth
bathed in eerie, fog filtered moonlight,
creatures inhabiting the old bog shuffle
silently for fear of detection.
Others, come alive,
orchestrate the beautiful sounds
defining the night.

Predators await the light to outline their next meal.
A couple, resting upon the hillside,
ignore the low lying fog and song of thousands,
enjoy the embrace of each,
and the subtle influence of the full moon
providing renewal to all.

The Ancient’s unknown to humans
continue their billion years duty
unabated.