Monthly Archives: May 2014

Summertime

When I was a hypnotherapist, I realized that some of my earlier poetry was very much like casting a spell over the reader. Words can paint pictures in the mind, and words about warm summer days are the most effective … Continue reading

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Neurotic

The Budgie   Naturally Erratic Unusually Reticent Occasionally Traumatic Incessantly Crackers In short, NEUROTIC.

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Huh?

Huh? How is it that you understand So much of what I feel inside? Do I lay myself so open That I can be read like a hand? Is there nothing that I can hide From the prying eyes of … Continue reading

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Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts Memory, that unlocked drawer Where words go in, Come out no more, Is of the past. An afterthought, In which no thought Is last or lost But filed away For some future date, When the secret word is said … Continue reading

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Attraction

Attraction Tire tracks, Like life lines on the street’s palm, Leave anxiety In the wake of cooling calm: So many crossings, Like a gigantic caution sign; So many warnings, Shallow treads out of line… God, How do I get in … Continue reading

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Razzle Dazzle and Michele Finney

  In 1964, a huge slice of my childhood ended when Michele Finney left the CBC kid’s program Razzle Dazzle. I had been a fan of hers from her earliest days there (1960-61). In fact, we used to correspond regularly. … Continue reading

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A Pawn Piece (Upon Peace)

A Pawn Piece   Today I talked with the cars, And they told me they’re tired of refilling; They wished they could stop all their killing And park in a peaceful garage. The birds, then, twittered a bit And spoke … Continue reading

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Off Base

In July of 1969, man walked on the moon for the very first time. At the time, being in my late teens, I thought that, wonderful achievement that it was, the money should have been spent on more worthwhile endeavours, … Continue reading

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Expected to be Tired

  Expected to be Tired   Wait? Relax?? Be patient??? HOW?!!!   When my wife’s a patient about to give birth, How can I judge if the waiting is worth The worry that wearies me?

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Customer Service Rep

I’d forgotten how difficult it is to talk to complete strangers when they call in with a concern about their services. Most people are world-weary, due to the necessity of having to contact the service company. Some have even been … Continue reading

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