“Day Dreaming” (rhyme)

I love daydreaming. It’s so fun. There are lots of things I have day-dreamed about, and many of them have come true. They continue to come true. I continue to day-dream and it continues to be fun. Here’s a rhyme about day-dreaming: What a lovely day dream No matter how it may seem I’m doing a great thing for myself as I gaze deep- ly toward a far away scene In my mind. This ain’t sleep though my face beams blankly, I’m awake see, having a great think! Attracting my…

“the Inner Loon” (poem)

It acts like it’s on my side Yet it judges me that I’m less It’s focused on fear and lack It must want me out of whack It has trained me well I barely know it’s here Yet I recognize its stink In unhappy thoughts I think Why believe its lies? Why let it manipulate? I wish I’d say I didn’t But it keeps itself so hidden Working in the background I forget what it is I forget its trickery Until it’s gettin’ me Awareness is my tool To come…

Thank God for the Artist (original poem)

Ok, let me collect my thoughts, I’ll connect the dots, bang on these expressive pots Bang! Clang! Causing poetical noise Throwing these words together, I’m playing with toys Let’s see what happens if I use this moment What creativity can I foment? What trouble can I cause with these lines? Exercising freedom of mind, randomly waving signs Randomly riding waves, the expression that saves, This is why the Neanderthal left the caves The allure of expression that is always here What do I see? Let me tell you, dear How…

The Rainy Heavens Give Birth (Rhyme-y Poem)

It’s late at night, I don’t really want to write, Don’t feel that bright, instead rather uptight, But on the other hand, the rain outside is so fracking nice, it just may turn the tide Got a lot on my mind, but I suppose it’s okay weird thoughts, they don’t stay, they’ll go away I’ll get the clarity that I seek, in the meantime it’s okay if I feel meek or like a freak Back to the rain: what a glorious thing! Rejoice as we all collectively sing in appreciation,…

Tom is very sensitive… (Creative Writing)

(I found today this reading through one of my journals. I had no recollection of writing it until I got to the surprise ending. Dated June 17, 2020) Tom seems so strange to me. He always strikes me as upset. He frequently has a frown on his face. I ask him, “Why are you frowning, Tom?” And he says, “Oh… I didn’t realize I was.” I often wonder what is going on for him. He seems so–how do you say?–moody. If we are to be friends, I think I should…

“Unique Creative Bliss” (Original Poem)

Songs, and Blogs and Piano compositions, An artist at work on creative revisions, So much expression without asking permission, Just letting myself follow my vision. I write, I create, I refine, I make, I explore the idea just for creativity’s sake I follow the path to see where it goes, Before me the creative river flows. I feel blessed to access the inspiration I thank all of Creation And I feel the perfection of all I have done And know that I do it just for fun! Though my mind…

“The Trusty Jog” (Ode to Running)

A few days ago I blogged about how much I am appreciating my runs these days as a mental uplifter to set me up with a good day. Tonight I got poetic on the subject 🙂 “The Trusty Jog” I got caught up in a murky thought But that’s okay, I’m not distraught It’s a strange mood, but I know it’ll end, I’ll wait it out, time is my friend A night’s rest will do me good, Then a morning run through the neighborhood While the cool air is still…

The Closet Renaissance Man Calls Out that Old Nasty

Earlier this month I mentioned the Benjamin Franklin biography I read a few years ago. Since reading this book, Franklin has seemed to me the perfect example of someone who permitted himself to follow any and every interest without self-censoring, over-thinking, or stopping himself. He pursued every passion with complete commitment and abandon befitting the ultimate Renaissance man. No wonder he is still remembered and celebrated. I have deeply admired that, and I aspire to that freedom. Yet I admit I have often been too judgmental, to contained, to circumspect,…

Chain-Mail Epiphany

So there are good-feeling thoughts, and there are not-so-good-feeling thoughts. And today I was looking at some old videos I made, in which I played some original music. I was admiring myself and routing for myself for my efforts back then. “Wow!” I thought, “Great job performing that! You are awesome!” At the same time, I caught the frustration I remember feeling at the time. I saw my passion and creativity, at the same time, I recalled the dissatisfaction, the insecurity and fear of failure, and a discomfort being in…

The Happy Mind (Poem)

There is a saying I heard a long time ago: “The mind can be a dangerous place to go alone.” And yes, this can definitely be true… when your mind is in a funk. But when your mind is happy and clear… that is another thing entirely! Life becomes a joy to experience. I wrote a poem about it: “The Happy Mind” The happy mind with thoughts so clear Rejoicing in a life held dear Allows contentment in the now No worry needed here somehow Taking in this moment’s ease…