Storey of Christmas Concerto

My Memories of California and the Divorce, We walked orange orchards two blocks away From our home on Teechoe Road, in Ojai A little town defined by oranges. I could walk Below Coastal Range Mountains, Walking groves Of Old Man Biggs, owner, richest man in midway Town. He owned that ranch where orange groves GrewContinue reading “Storey of Christmas Concerto”

Doctor, Psychologist, Explainer

Dr. J Chris found no fault in this man This was a trapped, frightened boy, Seeking to shed his guilt, he’d found Nothing unusual as he explained “You Were but a child, with your play pretty You condemned yourself for nothing. Nothing unusual in your boyhood as you Sliced your wrist for nothing, so letContinue reading “Doctor, Psychologist, Explainer”

3 a.m. Dad Sleeps Without Hearing

Understand me; I do not proselytize. I sit quietly In clutter, dad’s possessions of 60 years lie Between my pacemaker and his bedroom, he’s up; I’m talking about doctors about emergency rooms, Hearing aidsĀ freedom from fearful bodily limits, He’s 88, I’m talking about friends, enough food, Safety, lost phone, his driving when mostly he talksContinue reading “3 a.m. Dad Sleeps Without Hearing”

The Lord Brings Me In

I was so dishonest, yer God sees streaks Of what remains, as my Mother slipped Into the church with legally married Don, My step-dad, honest and tears falling White rain Love and Honesty given As Conscious willing with Jesus brought Them closer to truth about Charles, rumored He’d never known the Lord, and father inContinue reading “The Lord Brings Me In”

Gift of Marriage with Child

  She came after mother’s 17 hours of labor, No C section, mistake of doctors, left my wife With her damage, doctors sometimes not Everything, consider this, “All I’ll give you, Since you’ve asked is all our time together,” tale Of rugged passages, the near misses, the broken Messages, yet the controlling each other, neverContinue reading “Gift of Marriage with Child”

At His Feet, Where Grace Is Wonder

Trade my forgiveness worn legs with You Where I wish for bread of life, up from death My only vision I pray forgiveness, cannot withstand My anger down, my death unfurled to Thee Day often long away, I wish for light of day Lay down first drink, first bottle You are found, Now my onlyContinue reading “At His Feet, Where Grace Is Wonder”