October 1

Not a Spectator Sport


Life is this pink and blue treat ball

Upon first glance does not enthrall

Just sitting there not giving

Needing you to do the living

You need to act to get rewards

Life’s waiting to be explored

Live to the fullest, risk the fall

Get all you can from this treat ball


(An Octelle Poem)

February 12

January 12

Life is Sweet


Why do you let your dreams

Settle at the bottom of your life

Under the weight of the day to day

Like an unstirred blob of honey

At the bottom of a warm mug of tea

Not sweetening the drink

Not making a difference

Resulting in something less enjoyable

Than it could be?


(A free verse poem)