Saturday, December 31, 2011

1,122

Writing can be fun
But only when you become
Every character

Friday, December 30, 2011

1,121

Fruitless exercise
It wastes your time and can not
Advance objectives

Thursday, December 29, 2011

1,120

Start a new habit
Change not just the things you do
But the way you think

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

1,119

Christmas time is here
Stubbornness and arguments
Can’t be held in check

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

1,118

What do you say when
You have nothing to say and
They expect wisdom?

Monday, December 26, 2011

1,117

Don’t call it quitting
Call it moving on or just
Repositioning

Sunday, December 25, 2011

1,116

Sick on Christmas Day
It’s all a dizzying blur
More so than normal

Saturday, December 24, 2011

1,115

I lack empathy
But I am not a monster
I will stand and fight

Friday, December 23, 2011

1,114

Two halves are merging
It’s only a shock because
One half was hidden

Thursday, December 22, 2011

1,113

State things boldly and
Don’t shy away. You’ll make more
Friends than enemies

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1,112

They just can’t sit still
The music soars and they drop
Papers on the floor

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

1,111

If you burn your bridges
You must keep moving forward
That’s not always bad

Monday, December 19, 2011

1,110

Tell it like it is
And someone will disagree
Truth is hard to see

Sunday, December 18, 2011

1,109

Holiday concerts
Drums from Ghana paired with slow
Classical music

Saturday, December 17, 2011

1,108

Disrupt my routine
And I’m off kilter all day
That’s both good and bad

Friday, December 16, 2011

1,107

You can’t change yourself
What was it that made you think
You could change others?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

1,106

Take time out and sit
By the fire with a good book
You won’t regret it

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

1,105

That sinking feeling
Comes like clockwork whenever
You must face your fear

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

1,104

They will challenge you
And their ideas will seem right
It doesn’t mean you’re wrong

Monday, December 12, 2011

1,103

Work at my own pace
Things get done and I surpass
All expectations

Sunday, December 11, 2011

1,102

Another trip and
Another spotlight on me
Will I rise or fall?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

1,101

It does not make sense
No matter how long you look
It won’t become clear

Friday, December 9, 2011

1,100

I want to feel new
Yesterday was someone else
Tomorrow’s the dream

Thursday, December 8, 2011

1,099

Putting up the tree
Is more fun when you let go
And let them do it

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

1,098

Why must you argue?
Negotiate on each task?
Just do what I say

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

1,097

Get up and get out
Be focused and productive
Always more to do

Monday, December 5, 2011

1,096

Just want to zone out
Chasing too many wins means
They lose their appeal

Sunday, December 4, 2011

1,095

They are not like you
Their heads are down; yours is up
You see what they can’t

Saturday, December 3, 2011

1,094

Another day out
And away from the office
Do less but be more

Friday, December 2, 2011

1,093

Must write one each day
Don’t fret if it’s good or bad
Just force it on out

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1,092

Another sleepless
Night thinking about work and
Hearing my spouse snore

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

1,091

Days form a pattern
Of what can and cannot be
Step outside to shape

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

1,090

I need my own space
But more than that need something
Productive to do

Monday, November 28, 2011

1,089

Rewriting because
You think it needs to be done
Not because you know

Sunday, November 27, 2011

1,088

Only two days old
No more posting snow in spring
Is fresher better?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

1,087

A wonderful thing
A need and an outlet for
Creativity

Friday, November 25, 2011

1,086

Tell it like it is
Just don’t let them know that you
Keep making it up

Thursday, November 24, 2011

1,085

Who’s right and who’s wrong?
It matters less than you think
Cut a deal; move on

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

1,084

They want you to bleed
Sacrifice yourself for them
Choose another path

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1,083

A job well done is
A joy itself, but still we
Seek other rewards

Monday, November 21, 2011

1,082

It takes courage to
Act without knowing the end
If not you, then who?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

1,081

We’re all just dancing
Some more graceful than others
But it’s the same tune

Saturday, November 19, 2011

1,080

Everybody wants
Something. Your problem is you
Don’t know what you want

Friday, November 18, 2011

1,079

Not caring about
My diet and exercise
Fatter by the day

Thursday, November 17, 2011

1,078

Not writing as much
Still inspired but held down
By obscurity

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

1,077

Never understood
Why people think they’re cool
Look in the mirror

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1,076

Keep writing haiku
Just a drop in the ocean
But one with rewards

Monday, November 14, 2011

1,075

What helps you focus?
A plate that’s too full and a
Life full of promise

Sunday, November 13, 2011

1,074

Distractions are good
Lose yourself and your worries
But not forever

Saturday, November 12, 2011

1,073

Out of the office
Things seem less pressing. I’ll get
It done when I can

Friday, November 11, 2011

1,072

Can’t work and can’t sleep
Can only read for so long
Just sit and zone out

Thursday, November 10, 2011

1,071

Strong and in control
How do you maintain it when
Chaos reigns supreme?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

1,070

Have to deal with it
That is what they pay you for
Do it without stress

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

1,069

We all want to be
Something we can never be
Plight of the conscious

Monday, November 7, 2011

1,068

Same kind of stories
Theirs are published; yours are not
Fame comes when you’re dead

Sunday, November 6, 2011

1,067

Don’t have to respond
There’s always a price to pay
But you can ignore

Saturday, November 5, 2011

1,066

Remain calm inside
While the world storms around you
Only way to win

Friday, November 4, 2011

1,065

Dancing and shaking
Quivering with God’s power
Without or within?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

1,064

Can’t see eye to eye
Then find a way to make peace
And move to what’s next

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1,063

Don’t assume what’s wrong
Ask before you accuse them
Treat them like people

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

1,062

Refuse to believe
That I’m causing such trauma
Elsewise I’d go mad

Monday, October 31, 2011

1,061

Some things must be done
Others only ‘cause you choose
Be sure which is which

Sunday, October 30, 2011

1,060

Work on vacation
Play when you’re in the office
Make sure it gets done

Saturday, October 29, 2011

1,059

Kids are throwing up
We’re up all night holding hands
Day before our trip 

Friday, October 28, 2011

1,058

What do you want done?
Tell me and I will do it
That’s the wrong question

Thursday, October 27, 2011

1,057

Two and a half hours
Of talking about knowledge
And realizing none

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1,056

Choose your friends wisely
Think not just of who they are
But who they will be

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

1,055

Get it done with what?
With my wits and my boldness
They are all I’ve got

Monday, October 24, 2011

1,054

Each day is a test
Not just to keep from failing
Do something that counts

Sunday, October 23, 2011

1,053

It is easy to
Disagree when you do not
Understand. Learn first

Saturday, October 22, 2011

1,052

Lost track of the count
Need to start over but no
Need to start at one

Friday, October 21, 2011

1,051

Homeopathic
Used to mean something it’s not
Or nothing it is

Thursday, October 20, 2011

1,050

Put yourself out there
Let then take their shots at you
Only way to grow

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1,049

Too much to do and
No time to do it. It’s the
Story of our lives

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1,048

Art stops being art
When it stops representing
And is its own thing

Monday, October 17, 2011

1,047

It’s raining today
It rained all day yesterday
Such a welcome change

Sunday, October 16, 2011

1,046

Another day and
Another hundred emails
They’re all important

Saturday, October 15, 2011

1,045

Running out of time
And running out of patience
Deadline conundrum

Friday, October 14, 2011

1,044

Goals you won’t achieve
Not for lack of aptitude
Lack of discipline

Thursday, October 13, 2011

1,043

Where does it come from?
And where does it go? Why won’t
It come when you call?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

1,042

There’s only three kinds
Each with their own excesses
Must balance them all

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

1,041

It is hard to lead
When no one will follow you
You are too far out

Monday, October 10, 2011

1,040

I am feeling great
Nothing you do will change that
So don’t even try

Sunday, October 9, 2011

1,039

New challenges and
Opportunities force you
To rethink yourself

Saturday, October 8, 2011

1,038

Don’t know what stress is
You think so when you worry
But you’re always safe

Friday, October 7, 2011

1,037

Sleeping in hotels
Used to be a painful chore
Now a welcome change

Thursday, October 6, 2011

1,036

What do you believe?
And why do you believe it?
Always hard to answer

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

1,035

Some days it’s easy
And some days it’s really hard
Being who you are

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

1,034

Ran out of ideas
There’s just nothing to say that
Ain’t been said before

Monday, October 3, 2011

1,033

Who does her homework?
That’s none of your damn business
It is done, isn’t it?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

1,032

The demands of an
Extended family mean
Weekends not my own

Saturday, October 1, 2011

1,031

Always do what’s right
Not for the company but
The relationship

Friday, September 30, 2011

1,030

Changing the order
Of what gets done and when can
Give new lease on life

Thursday, September 29, 2011

1,029

Two moralities
One for slaves, one for masters
Always in conflict

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

1,028

What’s right and what’s wrong
It’s not your job to decide
You steer the right path

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

1,027

Will you ever stop?
Trying to be what you’re not?
Who are you fooling?

Monday, September 26, 2011

1,026

Try meditation
Start with just a few minutes
Build up to three months

Sunday, September 25, 2011

1,025

It’s time for a change
One more step towards my goal of
Being truly me

Saturday, September 24, 2011

1,024

People from my past
Mean nothing to me today
I’m not who I was

Friday, September 23, 2011

1,023

Deal another hand
Drink beer and talk about sports
Pretend you don’t feel

Thursday, September 22, 2011

1,022

A major setback
How will I recover? Wait!
Opportunity!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1,021

Facing the absurd
Means understanding that you’ll
Never understand

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1,020

A small awkward fish
Struggling through the water
But feeling so sleek

Monday, September 19, 2011

1,019

It’s your IT Band
You never knew it was there
But it hurts like hell

Sunday, September 18, 2011

1,018

Some will work with you
And some of them won’t. Focus
More on the former

Saturday, September 17, 2011

1,016

Writing haiku is
Easier than writing books
And has more readers

Friday, September 16, 2011

1,015

You consciously add
Things to your ‘must be done’ list
Stop and question why

Thursday, September 15, 2011

1,014

A disappointment
Can set you back forever
Or open new views

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

1,013

Sometimes I feel strong
Not just right but always so
Most times I have doubt

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

1,012

Do what you can to
Stay focused on one big thing
Lead everyone there

Monday, September 12, 2011

1,011

Back to the real world
And back to the old routine
Should I expect change?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

1,010

She is a tyrant
Screaming for her way alone
No quarter given

Saturday, September 10, 2011

1,009

The kids love the pool
They jump for the cannonball
Dive for the bottom

Friday, September 9, 2011

1,008

Another journey
Full of expectation, but
This one ends at home

Thursday, September 8, 2011

1,007

Already half gone
And still no clear direction
Daily pattern rules

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1,006

Simple fact of life
All pretend to be parents
Some better than most

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

1,005

Where are you guys from
Asks the pool man as he cleans
A long way from here

Monday, September 5, 2011

1,004

At vacation’s end
You begin to get bored and
Long for normal life

Sunday, September 4, 2011

1,003

I’ll just keep going
Writing haiku no one reads
One, two, three thousand

Saturday, September 3, 2011

1,002

Takes a week to find
And only lasts ten minutes
But it’s so worth it

Friday, September 2, 2011

1,001

How much of being
Or becoming is your choice?
How much just word play?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

1,000

Sick on vacation
Fever, chills and body aches
Something we all ate

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

999

When looking for crabs
Those with flashlights wield power
Those without just chase

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

998

Six girls fill the house
High screams and painted toenails
Tangled mops of hair

Monday, August 29, 2011

997

Early morning run
Pounding it out on asphalt
Half a mile from beach

Sunday, August 28, 2011

996

Go on vacation
Spend more money than you have
Fall further behind

Saturday, August 27, 2011

995

Time to disconnect
Sit for a long time and think
Do nothing but be

Friday, August 26, 2011

994

Put on a smile
And jump in with both your feet
Show it to feel it

Thursday, August 25, 2011

993

Nose to the grindstone
Only way to stop seeing
Their plots within plots

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

992

He got bullied and
He said what they taught him but
Bullies don’t listen

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

991

Fifty percent is
Enough to bring you success
Don’t ever doubt it

Monday, August 22, 2011

990

Can only prepare
So much. Over prepared won’t
Help. It limits you

Sunday, August 21, 2011

989

But kings can’t be fair
Place trust in community
Or go live alone

Saturday, August 20, 2011

988

The social contract
Says don’t abuse each other
And obey the king

Friday, August 19, 2011

987

I will burn in hell
Don’t tell me that unless you’d
Send me there yourself

Thursday, August 18, 2011

986

The weekends are great
A chance to disconnect and
Connect with what’s real

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

985

One day you’ll realize
They want to hear what you think
That’s why they pay you

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

984

When she is afraid
She will say her stomach hurts
Her fear vocalized

Monday, August 15, 2011

983

Under a deadline
And overextended makes
You jumpy and sad

Sunday, August 14, 2011

982

What is more stressful
When traveling cross country?
Flying or driving?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

981

Deep within you there
Is a place of contentment
You must find it soon

Friday, August 12, 2011

980

Not a thought leader
Only pushing envelopes
Not quantum leaping

Thursday, August 11, 2011

979

What if I gave up?
Consuming not creating?
Would I regret it?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

978

Creativity
Isn’t so much in short supply
It just wanders by

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

977

He wants a crayfish
There’s one named Charlie at school
Says he’ll care for it

Monday, August 8, 2011

976

Feel strong when speaking
Feel weak when they ask questions
Doubt me or my words?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

975

Don’t you want to sell?
No, I want people to buy
They are not the same

Saturday, August 6, 2011

974

My days full of missed
Opportunities. Never
Connecting the dots

Friday, August 5, 2011

973

Write Camp number three
This time I brought my young son
Writes better than me

Thursday, August 4, 2011

972

Fly in and fly out
Leave what passes for wisdom and
Move to the next thing

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

971

Quotes you hear but don’t
Understand will always tempt
You to doubt yourself

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

970

World full of bullies
New ones blossoming each day
They grow overnight

Monday, August 1, 2011

969

Making plans and schemes
Looking to earn some money
But doesn’t know what for

Sunday, July 31, 2011

968

People trapped inside
While tornados twist and kill
Darkness filled with fear

Saturday, July 30, 2011

967

Think about stopping
About not doing what has
Become unhealthy

Friday, July 29, 2011

966

The fish is dying
It’s just a matter of time
But he won’t let go

Thursday, July 28, 2011

965

No time for writing
Days filled with work and nights filled
With mindless pursuits

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

964

It’s hard to drive change
More than just changing what is
Changing what they think

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

963

What do you say when
You have nothing in common
And always at odds?

Monday, July 25, 2011

962

You have to be firm
You don’t have to be mean, but
You have to be firm

Sunday, July 24, 2011

961

He read To Kill a
Mockingbird in one day but
Can’t tell me a thing

Saturday, July 23, 2011

960

You are what you eat
That’s what they say whether you
Eat good things or bad

Friday, July 22, 2011

959

Do some reading
Do some writing and guess what?
You are the expert

Thursday, July 21, 2011

958

They say you can be
What you want, but they don’t say
What you must give up

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

957

I taught him poker
Bought him chips and deck of cards
Bets when he can’t win

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

956

What will set you off?
Make you do what you regret?
Act without thinking?

Monday, July 18, 2011

955

Never stop to think
What world looks like from his eyes
You’ll just go crazy

Sunday, July 17, 2011

954

How can it seem less
Intimidating when it’s
Closer than ever?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

953

Growing in stature
A name mentioned by others
Able to make change

Friday, July 15, 2011

952

You can visualize
A thousand things, but not a
Million or billion

Thursday, July 14, 2011

951

Yes, I’m feeling fine
Excited and pumped for change
What a leader says

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

950

She screams and she cries
When she does not get her way
Must distract her first

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

949

He does not like school
Not because it is too hard
It is too easy

Monday, July 11, 2011

948

When do you lead them?
When you tell them what to do?
Or when they decide?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

947

The world does not need
Another drone. Be yourself
Fight for every inch

Saturday, July 9, 2011

946

Many commitments
Many broken promises
They go hand in hand

Friday, July 8, 2011

945

Contact lenses are great
No fogging, no bifocals
Just don’t rub your eyes

Thursday, July 7, 2011

944

The band is too loud
People too predictable
It will never change

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

943

Keep it to yourself
Don’t nobody want to know
The thoughts in your head

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

942

Danke and bitte
Getranken du bist ein bier
Ja voll gescheissen

Monday, July 4, 2011

941

Don’t care where I am
And don’t care what I’m doing
I go when it’s time

Sunday, July 3, 2011

940

Creeping up on it
It doesn’t know I’m coming, won’t
Miss me when I’m past

Saturday, July 2, 2011

939

No time for writing
Not the novel nor the blog
Just a few haiku

Friday, July 1, 2011

938

What do you say when
You don’t speak the same language
But feel the same way?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

937

What are you doing?
It’s not what they are doing
So why do you try?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

936

You’re on the road and
Away from home. Might as well
Make the best of it

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

935

Inspiration comes
From a place unknown. Don’t go
Searching. It finds you

Monday, June 27, 2011

934

Meat for breakfast and
Meat for lunch. What’s for dinner?
Meat, meat and more meat

Sunday, June 26, 2011

933

Blisters on my feet
Awake for twenty-six hours
There’s no end in sight

Saturday, June 25, 2011

932

The waterpark is
Like the casino. It’s fake
And time does not pass

Friday, June 24, 2011

931

Under the radar
But above the ground. Which plane
Brings your destruction?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

930

Monty Hall’s problem
Shows that you can’t trust your gut
You must do the math

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

929

Pound out the haiku
Like you’re in the lightning round
How much will I win?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

928

Sometimes you can’t see
The end of your journey till
You take the first steps

Monday, June 20, 2011

927

Going to Vegas
Won’t gamble, won’t see the shows
Will work a trade show

Sunday, June 19, 2011

926

We move from one thing
To the next, thinking they are
Connected. They’re not

Saturday, June 18, 2011

925

There’s nothing to fear
Radiation won’t harm you
Please pick up the trash

Friday, June 17, 2011

924

Believe what you’re told
Never question or show doubt
Fear and take action

Thursday, June 16, 2011

923

Will I ever stop?
Call it quits at a thousand?
Would that disappoint?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

922

You know you shouldn’t
But you do it anyway
You no longer care

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

921

A place of my own
And time to be there. How’s that
For a birthday wish?

Monday, June 13, 2011

920

They scream and they cry
They threaten and they bluster
You cheat! No, you do!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

919

Did you write today?
Can’t call yourself a writer
Till you write each day

Saturday, June 11, 2011

918

Stupid or crazy
Only thing worse than either
Is embracing both

Friday, June 10, 2011

917

Giants walk the earth
And crush those who stand against
We hide to survive

Thursday, June 9, 2011

916

When the lightning strikes
You know like never before
You don’t belong there

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

915

Used to be a Ritz
Marble in the bathroom is
A dead giveaway

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

914

Facts, lies, opinions
They swirl and swarm around us
Make us lose our way

Monday, June 6, 2011

913

Write me a poem
Do a little dance. Ask how
High when I say jump

Sunday, June 5, 2011

912

It’s easy to start
But so difficult to stop
Learn how to say no

Saturday, June 4, 2011

911

Always remember
No one person speaks the truth
Truth comes from discourse

Friday, June 3, 2011

910

The flu is bad news
Worse when it hits your stomach
You’re loose at both ends

Thursday, June 2, 2011

909

Let’s stop arguing
Focus not on what to do
But how it gets done

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

908

Going to Detroit
Thought it would be Chicago
Found out it’s Detroit

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

907

It just keeps snowing
They said Spring had come early
But they were so wrong

Monday, May 30, 2011

906

Don’t like what you say
But defend your right to speak
We call that freedom

Sunday, May 29, 2011

905

If you have to ask
You will never understand
Go do something else

Saturday, May 28, 2011

904

Do what you do best
Let the chips fall where they may
No need to worry

Friday, May 27, 2011

903

Search for transcendence
Leads time and time again to
Shadows of matter

Thursday, May 26, 2011

902

What does it mean when
You look for answers and find
Nothing but questions?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

901

Eat with your dumb hand
And you’ll see how difficult
Knives and forks can be

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

900

Love of team is held
In higher esteem than love
Of an idea

Monday, May 23, 2011

899

Biographies of
Those passed on remind me how
Fleeting my life is

Sunday, May 22, 2011

898

It’s all just a game
Sometimes the stakes are high but
It’s all just a game

Saturday, May 21, 2011

897

It’s important to
Connect with those you’ll miss the
Day before your trip

Friday, May 20, 2011

896

If I write haiku
Only when sick I’ll know my
Sickness frequency

Thursday, May 19, 2011

895

She’s empty inside
Her outside shines brightly but
There’s nothing within

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

894

An age of irony
Take yourself seriously
At your own peril

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

893

I must like the line
“Under no circumstances”
Always comes to mind

Monday, May 16, 2011

892

Boy watches his father
Whoop, holler and jump for joy
Impressions are made

Sunday, May 15, 2011

891

Try to tell a tale
That’s both true and inspiring
And with a straight face

Saturday, May 14, 2011

890

Keep writing haiku
And keep posting to the blog
Someday it will change

Friday, May 13, 2011

889

Let’s save ten billion!
That’s a big number, right? Yes.
But just one percent

Thursday, May 12, 2011

888

One trillion dollars
Hard to propose solutions
When you’re in that deep

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

887

Why are they angry?
Why are they throwing those things?
They must be evil

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

886

What if the protest
Was here not there? Would you want
The Feds cracking heads?

Monday, May 9, 2011

885

They closed the highways
And shut down the schools. Blizzard
Means more work not less

Sunday, May 8, 2011

884

Knowing what to do
Depends on where you focus;
Time you have to think

Saturday, May 7, 2011

883

Science projects are
Not worth it unless you learn
How the process works

Friday, May 6, 2011

882

They all play the game
And thus think you’re cheating when
You refuse to play

Thursday, May 5, 2011

881

Up ‘til one A.M.
Working to please others while
Doubting your own worth

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

880

The need to create
Often competes and completes
The need to destroy

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

879

When does it happen?
A baby becomes a boy
Boy becomes a man

Monday, May 2, 2011

878

The delete button
Removes it from your in box
But not from the world

Sunday, May 1, 2011

877

Three haiku today
It’s fun to let it flow and
Not worry too much

Saturday, April 30, 2011

876

Wish there was a way
To become what you dream and
Still be what you are

Friday, April 29, 2011

875

The things that happen
On the weekend are diff’rent
Than those in the week

Thursday, April 28, 2011

874

When work becomes fun
You start to see potential
Where frustration reigned

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

873

First night is the worst
Out of my routine; away
From what matters most

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

872

Their kind of crazy
Is no more crazy than ours
Can’t we meet halfway?

Monday, April 25, 2011

871

They’re simply amazed
At all the wonderful things
You do with your time

Sunday, April 24, 2011

870

Posts like flypaper
They lie waiting for someone
To land and get stuck

Saturday, April 23, 2011

869

Slap it together
No one will even notice
But you and your pride

Friday, April 22, 2011

868

Getting a haircut
Toys and other distractions
Keep everyone calm

Thursday, April 21, 2011

867

Lay out your vision
Tell them what you feel. You’ll find
Passion rules the day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

866

One man will destroy
But millions more will build up
Which gets our focus?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

865

Don’t tell him, show him
He wants to do things right but
Doesn’t speak your language

Monday, April 18, 2011

864

When I go crazy
Point them to my blogs and fight
Over what went wrong

Sunday, April 17, 2011

863

I hear you want to
Repair the relationship
Forgive yourself first

Saturday, April 16, 2011

862

Day of reckoning
Looms unnoticed while we play
With our own demise

Friday, April 15, 2011

861

Appreciation
Is a word not used enough
In our thoughts and deeds

Thursday, April 14, 2011

860

A new year dawns with
Hope for lasting change while old
Patterns still prevail

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

859

Ice skating one day
And the waterpark the next
Charms of modern life

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

858

We covet time off
Planning to rest and achieve
Never do either

Monday, April 11, 2011

857

Take everything known
And order it with your goals
Find new ways forward

Sunday, April 10, 2011

856

Time to think new thoughts
To assemble the same pieces
In breakthrough patterns

Saturday, April 9, 2011

855

A game for babies
He has a hard time with it
And throws a tantrum

Friday, April 8, 2011

854

Merry Christmas or
Happy Holidays? What if
I just wish you peace?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

853

She’s reading my blogs
And believes I’m prolific
If she only knew

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

852

Must start saying no
Too much yes means too much work
All not critical

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

851

Repetition soothes
The ritual offers calm
Expected and safe

Monday, April 4, 2011

850

A book by the fire
An afternoon of quiet
And no clock in sight

Sunday, April 3, 2011

849

Wisdom of poems
Comes in the thought not the rhyme
Rhyme just makes it stick

Saturday, April 2, 2011

848

The blank screen stares back
In desperation you look
To it for ideas

Friday, April 1, 2011

847

Dramatic tension
Makes the best fiction sing but
Complicates real life

Thursday, March 31, 2011

846

His kids are home schooled
They march up and shake your hand
It’s nice to meet you

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

845

Thinking requires
Language. If you think it doesn’t
Try not using it

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

844

I’m out more than in
Realize the value of time
How little there is

Monday, March 28, 2011

843

Can you turn it off?
Just to get your bearings and
Know what to do next?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

842

I can do it all
Better than anyone else
Don’t tell me I can’t

Saturday, March 26, 2011

841

There is no Santa
You put gifts under the tree
And reindeer can’t fly

Friday, March 25, 2011

840

There’s plenty of time
To goof off and have fun when
You’re just winging it

Thursday, March 24, 2011

839

Don’t believe in ghosts
Except for the one I must
To be accepted

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

838

Have fun tonight and
Pay for it in the morning
Story of our lives

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

837

Going out of town
Braving snow and open roads
Want the time to think

Monday, March 21, 2011

836

There must be a way
To lead without managing
And achieve big things

Sunday, March 20, 2011

835

I do what I want
It’s a fact when you’re the boss
That’s the way it works

Saturday, March 19, 2011

834

I never said that
How dare you imply I did
Now do what I say

Friday, March 18, 2011

833

Ate too much turkey
Let out a notch on my belt
And slept on the couch

Thursday, March 17, 2011

832

Should we give thanks for
The things that happen by chance
Or what people do?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

831

Dollars to doughnuts
And credits to navy beans
What does it all mean?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

830

Effortless haiku
Flowing through my mind from the
World outside to you

Monday, March 14, 2011

829

Some things are silly
Other things are just stupid
Embrace A not B

Sunday, March 13, 2011

828

North Carolina
Has five syllables. So does
South Carolina

Saturday, March 12, 2011

827

Want to get more done?
For others or for yourself?
Answer that then do

Friday, March 11, 2011

826

Drinking my coffee
And going through my email
We know what comes next

Thursday, March 10, 2011

825

More security
More screening and suspicion
For your protection

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

824

Four kids with the flu
And all of them with head lice
Both funny and not

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

823

Just tell them what’s what
How things look from your chair is
Close enough to real

Monday, March 7, 2011

822

So unproductive
But also satisfying
No work and all fun

Sunday, March 6, 2011

821

You can speak your mind
Say whatever you believe
But don’t anger me