Ode to a bear…

April 26, 2013 § Leave a comment


Just when I thought you were out of my life

I opened a box long sealed and covered in dust.

Green, furry, soft and wrapped in a bow

you are a reminder of a past I’ve struggled daily to forget.

Your eyes stare and secrets from long ago

try to sneak up into the light and back into my life.

But today you are just a bear.

Nothing more.

And I am stronger for it.


Heavy Heart and Mind

December 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

Picture1Maybe those Mayans weren’t so wrong after all. What has become of us? Time to take a step back and evaluate what is important in our lives. Time to take political agendas and hatred and finger pointing to the curb. Tonight my thoughts and prayers go out to those who have lost family members. Is there a chance that the leaders of our country can come together to make a difference? I say it’s time to take a step back and contemplate what is REALLY important. Agenda or Allegiance?

No Trespassing

June 15, 2012 § 1 Comment

I toss and turn,

thoughts of you race

through my head.

You promised the world

but you lied and

broke my heart.

Now you trespass

in my dreams

and haunt me instead.

The story of my life…

May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

The story of my life...

This is what happens when you rely on someone else to create your fortune…

someday (ˈsʌmˌdeɪ)

May 2, 2012 § 3 Comments

— adv: at some unspecified time in the (distant – or not so) future…


.i will be rich

.i will be skinny

.i will buy a house

.i will buy a new car

.i will travel to europe

.i will retire to scottsdale

.i will get paid what i’m worth

.he will understand what he has lost

.i will write a children’s book

.i will make a difference

.i will sing in public

.i will learn to fly

.i will be loved

.i will dance

.i will…


I need a muse…

April 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

This is me. Completely uninspired. Its been too long. Where is my muse?

Sun Sets on WaterWorks Park

April 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

There is no denying the physical beauty this world can manifest.

If only that beauty could shine as bright in every face and every place.

Our world would truly be a better place.

This photo was taken on my cellphone yesterday at WaterWorks Park in Des Moines, IA. I wish I had had a better camera with me to capture the true brilliance of the moment. It was breathtaking.