This Affair will be the Death of us All

The gracious palm extended by our host Makes light the anxious air inside the hall Regretfully he dare not leave his post Or else to chance abandon he the ball The streamers tickle tops of drinks in toast To health and happy tidings one and all Tonight we dance ’til give we up the ghostContinue reading “This Affair will be the Death of us All”

Behold, the Illustrious Lady

The buxom beauty steps upon the scene Applause erupts like frightened doves in plume Beside her clings a mouse in gabardine Who now becomes the envy of the room O’er table-tops their twinkling fingers glide As eager social climbers salivate And though their desp’rate reaching is denied They may yet gain some chance to elevateContinue reading “Behold, the Illustrious Lady”

bravery falls in the dead of night

When silent lay the caterwauls and wails and deathly faint drop foot-falls ‘cross the floor our hero dwells on all that quest entails and once again he contemplates the door. The lock secure, the wood and screws and nails, could they withstand a battle-axe, or more? Could they hold up when enemies assail? The thoughtsContinue reading “bravery falls in the dead of night”

night of the fighter

sweat stains the floor as blows on body land the howl from ravaged throat of watching fan electric neon suns glow from their stands and cast a mighty shadow of this man who with a heart of iron’s steely hand with feared renown that cross the county spans whose stature proud and noble, fierce andContinue reading “night of the fighter”

garden party by the sea

The vessel moored and bobbing in the bay With oscillating motion ripples light As fingers tickling nature t’wards delight And boat entices ocean into play While waves of forest veiled in misty grey Do blanket slopes, en-masking mountain’s might No coat of trees could hide from mortal sight Those earthen mounds that eons took toContinue reading “garden party by the sea”

Five

In moon-lit, sparkling snow which covers ground The tracks of snowshoes shuffling through the wood Canoe ashore by tighten’d tether bound In peaceful silence, night sleeps as it should With wisps of dream a-light in nestled minds The daylight’s fauna seek the sandman’s spell Nocturnal beasts, they brave the dark to find Escape from thatContinue reading “Five”