“Sentenced”

Sandy Brook Elementary School

Can you see them?
The look of terror in their eyes
Knowing they’re about to die
Not able to run if they tried

Can you hear them?
Screaming as shots ring out
Crying as blood pours out
Death…there is no doubt

Can you tell them?
Why this was allowed
Licenses to show them how
Evil is given a right to live
As they are sentenced to die

December 26, 2012


Speak (Excerpt)
Poetry Collection, No.2
ISBN: 978-1494773854

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Love?

To know all my secrets
All my failures
The worst parts of me
And love me anyway

When I don’t have the right answers
When I fall flat on my face
When I stumble in the darkness
And love me anyway

When I get old and grey
Lose most of my teeth
Need a cane to walk across the street
And love me anyway

Does this love exist?
Would anyone dare to try?
Or the real question is
When I find her
Would I?

February 14, 2015

I Have a Picture.

Another frame.
Another nail.
Another space taken up
on my wall.

New Zealand.
Peru.
Alaska.
Baton Rouge.

For years, I’ve collected scene
after scene.

New York.
Spain.
The Eiffel Tower.
A distant flower.

I’m running out of room.

The Arctic is cold.
The Tropics are warm.
Hawaii is a destination
I dream of.

Actually,
I dream of them all.

I only have these pictures.
I’ve never been anywhere.
Because I’ve never left my room.

November 19, 2014


Redemption (Excerpt)
Poetry Collection, No.3
ISBN: 978-1533219763