Maddy birthday poem 2019

It already seems like so long ago

The day you were born and breathed your first breath

Yet that was all it took for me to know

That I would love you every day till death

My daughter, my first born, I cherish you

Few things are greater than being your dad

And already so beautiful you grew

Many wonderful memories we’ve had

Still hardly life’s journey you’ve just begun

Many adventures patiently await

With so much growing still needs to be done

No need to delay, do not hesitate

Life can be chaotic, crazy, a whirl

I’ll always be proud of my baby girl

Poem Dark (Sonnet)

Smothered in darkness, no light to be found.

Engulfs me like a night that will not end.

Unable to run I crawl on the ground.

So dark, on my sight I cannot depend.

My senses so dulled I can see nothing.

The sun will not rise, the stars cannot shine.

Confined in my cell alone, suffering.

I cannot speak but only moan and whine.

Give me a glimmer of hope in the light.

Please send me a sign that a life can glow.

Warming my heart and restoring my sight.

My soul needs some light in order to grow.

And so I will wait for the day you come.

To raise me from the dead, no longer numb.

Poem: Sonnet to God


God I am lost without your guiding hand.

I act as though I know where I’m going.

But really I’m just wandering this land.

And hide the fact to keep it from showing.


Still, knowing this I ignore your spirit.

And go where my lying heart would take me.

It always seems to land me in a pit.

Where my soul languishes in agony.


If only I could learn to follow you.

And keep your laws and decrees in my heart.

When trouble comes I would know what to do.

At last I would see your light in the dark.


Please keep calling me though I walk away.

Hopefully I will answer you one day.



Sonnet: Alone

Little sonnet I wrote a while back…


I desperately want someone to love.

I mean a woman to have and to hold.

I’m beginning to feel cursed from above.

No special someone with whom to grow old.


Alas there is no one of that nature.

No woman with whom i can share my life.

No sightings of such a divine creature.

I am utterly alone with no wife.


A single young man alone on the road.

Walking the highway hoping for a ride.

As of yet no one stopped or even slowed.

So as cars drive by, I sit on the side.


My thumb is up and my heart is wanting.

But while all alone the task seems daunting.