Category Archives: Wonder

About the Whys

Contemplating love and the falling in…

Excerpted from   –   About the Whys

Looking into pain filled eyes
I want to run but cannot
When she smiles I’ve just one thought
And the same as when she cries

Oh I’m in trouble…

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems

Goes Away

Contemplating cause and effect…

   Goes Away

Every day dogs bark
And the post man goes away
Is the Why so stark?

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   (aWIP)

So Very Sad

Contemplating beauty…

   So Very Sad

She asks that I pray
Why’s his face so very sad
It’s just made that way

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   –   (aWIP)

My Son Knew

Laughing at life…

   My Son Knew

Once again
The training has saved my life
This many more times than twice
The trained reactions take care of me like an old friend

The first two lines all I said
And from only that much my son knew
At hearing his certainty I bellowed with laughter

And he waited for the story that would come
Sure I’d fallen like something he’d do
Glad I wasn’t dead

Three steps up then flat onto my face. Marble doesn’t bend
Limping the next few days. Bruised the price
But still with my life
Once again

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Battles: Poems of Struggle   (aWIP)

Sing-Song Of Whales

Contemplating perspective…

   Sing-Song Of Whales

Seas subtle and blunt
The sing-song of whales echo
Submariners hunt

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book Of Haiku   (aWIP)

That’s Real

Contemplating the nature of love…

Excerpted from   –   That’s Real

Despite what you feel
I love you, like you, am more attracted to you than
Ever. Each year, each month, each day that passes has fanned
My passion’s fire until the heat makes me kneel…

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems

All The History

Of love and commitment…

   All The History

An old man speaks of
His wife and all the history
Still so much in love

   -gl-

From   –   Straight Thru the Curves: A Book of Haiku   (aWIP)

A New Star In The Sky

Contemplating the wonder of life…

Excerpted from   –   A New Star In The Sky

I looked up and there it was
New star in the sky
Why’s it there? Or just because?
Beauty way up high

Doesn’t really matter why
Only that it’s there
And I watch it with a sigh
Shine without a care…

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems

Lightning’s Leap

Contemplating the power and beauty of nature…

Excerpted from   –   Lightning’s Leap

Lightning rips the night sky
Children flinch even while deep asleep
Thunder cracks in the wake of sudden lightning’s leap
Hear nature’s awesome cry

Watching out the window
Nothing there but light filled explosions
Darkness darker under the solid sheets of rain

Storms delivering renewed life as well as pain…

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Love: A Book of Love Poems