We can abide with this
persist and hold on
a moment in time
if we live in peace

We can endure this trial
through acceptance 
and letting go
with control of ourselves

We can bear this journey
sharing love and understanding
without being lost

We can persist despite chaos
focusing on the present
holding on to hope
we can abide with this

This poem was inspired by a Public Service Announcement in Montana with the actor Jeff Bridges who lives here. In it, he harkens back to his role in The Big Lebowski in which his character the Dude abides, or continues on, remains, is always there. We too can abide in this way during this tumultuous time with a little love, a little peace, and a little hope.




Or is it a pause?

Time given for reflection

Or is it for truth telling?

Unwinding the lies
from ourselves
from others
digging deeper

Or is it preparation?

Rebuilding strength
gaining clarity
managing emotion
sitting in it

truth telling

Around The Sun

Always moving momentum without pause
continuing the journey step by step
making the trip
around the sun

Seconds pass
hours turn into days
months disappear in a blink
another year around the sun

Try to hold on to moments
memories lingering in eternity
try to remember
with each pass around the sun

Each breath means more
thankful for this moment
along for the ride
around the sun


A number between 1 and 100
and an age
4 years from 60

When I was younger, much younger
60 seemed so very, very old
yet here I am almost there
and feeling something

Not sure I look almost 60
not sure I feel almost 60
it is the number
the realization of 6 decades almost gone

Finding more lines on my face
grey hairs showing themselves
sagging, bagging, lagging
and menopause of course

Is 60 the new 40?
that’s just something people say
60 is 60
and I’m almost there

On the other hand
I’m very thankful for it
the alternative
is even less appealing


Moments inside this spell

silent and softly falling

into the never ending


Without you only silence

feeling heart beat slow

nothing inside now only


Emotions wrapped in ice

a thaw that never comes

warmth now long forgotten


Memories only shadows

through a frosted window pane

all that remains now only



Have Only Positive Expectations

that anything is possible

doors meant for you will always be opened before you

hope is stronger than fear

one who has hope has everything

Hope is the thing with feathers

that waits in the soul

ready to take wing and fly

as long as you give it life

always believing

with strong positive expectations


Acceptance is easy when it is something you want or like

never hard to accept things that make you happy

but what about things that make you unhappy

how does one gain acceptance of those

through the passage of time

faith in the doors that will now be opened

belief that everything happens for a reason

support from those who love you

it can be hard to let go of things

especially those you have worked long and hard for

in some cases it can be devastating even

but there is always tomorrow

there are doors that wait just for you to open

acceptance can always be found in time in faith in patience


An optimist they say sees the glass half full

ever with hopeful thoughts for the future

an optimist they say never sees the glass half empty

always tending towards the positive

in reality a true optimist

sees the glass as refillable

that no matter the obstacle

something hopeful can be poured in

making the glass always completely full


Look inside my pocket and what will you find

a poem for me to share to stimulate your mind

it can be short and sweet to the ear

or an epic tale you long to hear

anyone can join in write a line or two

and share a poem today with me and you

it is national poem in your pocket day

for the writer in all of us with something to say


Possibly the hardest attribute to maintain

doubts creep in

worry seeps through

being unsure becomes second nature

faith seems lost

belief becomes unsustainable

positivity takes work

takes strength of will

takes blinders to all else

laser focus on the path

not the obstacles

positivity is impossible

or is that I’m possible?

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