Category Archives: Poems

Step Dad

Today I had to take a load of Beer up to Mountain View, Arkansas which probably would have no significance at all, if I hadn’t learned a while back that this is where my former Step dad now lives. My … Continue reading

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The Greatest Woman

The greatest woman has stood by my side She held my hand as when I sat and cried. She didn’t have any answers to give No words of wisdom by which I should live. She didn’t pretend to know what … Continue reading

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Calming the Demons

Depression is a very hard thing to deal with. Sometimes the thoughts become so overwhelming people resort to desperate means to end the misery. I suffer from depression and sometimes it can be severe. I don’t have the money or insurance to seek professional help. I don’t want be another Ginny pig for the glorified drug dealers to experiment on. Nor can I afford to stay in the hospital especially when doing so would probably cause me to lose my job anyway. After all, nobody wants a suicidal person working for them. Of course losing my job would probably just push me over the edge. Writing my thoughts down and sharing with others seems to help more than anything else that is available to me. Which is the reason for this poem. Continue reading

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The Booger

I know this poem is a little gross, but I’m around little ones all day, and they sort of inspired me to write this one. Continue reading

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My Morning Shower

Today I took a shower But it didn’t last too long I got the soap in my hair And it doesn’t seem fair Cause all the hot water is gone. So I rinsed myself off as fast as I could … Continue reading

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The Christmas Flu

Today is finally Christmas But we’re not sure what to do The guys are just sitting around Cause the women have the flu. There’ll be no turkey dinner And no football on TV Nobody’s opening presents And it’s quiet as … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know Why?

Why do I feel so worthless? Why do I feel so sad? My problems are no worse than others, So why do I feel so bad? People are all around me Still I feel all alone. People try to include … Continue reading

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Expressions of Depression

Sometimes I write things that I know nobody needs to read. But I need to write them just the same. They are expressions of my depression; they are the cries from the wilderness in which I often find myself; and … Continue reading

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Daddy, Do You Love Me? 

I’ve been so empty since the divorce, My world’s been torn in two. While you screamed at each other with such nasty words, I didn’t know what I should do. Now the fighting is over And my world’s in tatters … Continue reading

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To My Mother

I wrote this poem during the winter of 1992-93 while I was living in Hull, IA. I came across it last week when I was picking up a couple items from the house where mom has lived since I was … Continue reading

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