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What’s His Name?

This might sound like a blaming game
I’ll even tell you what’s his name
He rules my life too much of the time
and adds more tasks to those that are mine

Often he causes me to be late
even when it’s such an important date
In my cluttered life he seals my fate
and all I manage to do is berate

So what’s his name you ask of me?
Is this another victim spree
or something I’m not willing to see
and will I ever finally break free?

An ongoing challenge that’s coming due
I’ll give you his name now, just for you
My protagonist friend, I’ll tell you who
is that tricky dick who makes me blue

Professor Crastinate
Procrastinate for short

©Jeannie M Myers ~ 5/30/2018

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In the End

Stir up the kettle
let’s see the metal
and what it contains
alongside the stains

corruption galore
secrets, lies, and more

Stripping our lives
with their greedy knives
stealing our health
to increase their wealth

Can we ever retire?
cope with the fire?
how foul is this air?
they don’t even care

I did not choose this
and I won’t kiss
all those in power
not ever, no hour

I’ll resist till I die
I’ll scream and I’ll cry
In the end they can’t win
with their inhumane sin

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 2-20-2018

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Still Grieving

Some part of me is still dead.
It died on June 14, 2009.
I held her hand till it lost
its color and grew cold.

Some part of me still cries.
Each time I see a happy mom
with her joyous daughter
I remember Linda.

Some part of me feels done.
What’s left for me in a world
with no Linda and
no laughter?

Some part of me has hope.
I hope that before I die
I will discover again how
to love unconditionally.

I hope that before I die
I will regain the capacity
to let my love fly.

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 4-24-2017

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Elusive Comfort

Comfort, comfort, where art thou?
Can’t seem to find it anywhere now
Each day brings news that makes me cry
Each night brings dreams we’ll soon all die

I search within my knowledge stores
and wisdom found on many shores
No answers arise from near or far
Guess I’ll just go eat a candy bar

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 2-22-2017

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I knew him once
a long time ago
in a previous life
at least it seems so

I do have memories
both pleasant and not
and much of our time
together I’ve forgot

A mixture of joy with
some ugly thrown in
never did we lose
and never did we win

A partnership that
never should have been
just a rebound thing
but I didn’t know then

It ended with confusion
and excruciating pain
I wondered if I’d ever
get rid of the stain

In the world’s big picture
was he a fine human being?
I still do not know
will time aid my seeing?

Yes, I knew him once
a long time ago
I learned he just died
I’m glad that I know

Perhaps now I’m able
to gain closure ’bout him
and now that he’s buried
all the memories will dim

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 12/28/2016

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Object of Love

Did you ever fall in love with a chair?
Go ahead and admit it, if you dare
Have you ever sat in one so fair
that it supports you everywhere?

Did you ever fall in love with a chair?
If you tell the truth, will people stare?
or does it matter do you care
is this the secret you won’t share?

Did I ever fall in love with a chair?
I must confess this truth I bear
my new recliner and I are a pair
it MUST accompany me – everywhere!

but it doesn’t fit in the trunk……….

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 12/18/2016

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It’s Time

It’s time to get off
my sad pity pot
face up to the fact that
this is what I got

Whining and crying
won’t help me one bit
and the day has arrived
to own and admit

The serenity prayer
has nailed it just right
some things to accept
some things we must fight

And wisdom comes
with seeing the choice
of when to speak up
with a loud clear voice

And when to surrender
to a much higher plan
the one that’s in charge
all over this land

My heart knows what’s best
and my mind fights its fight
but maybe it’s simple
just follow the Light

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 11/26/2016

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In the Meantime

It seems to blur together
this tapestry of life
events of hate and violence
cut through us like a knife

The fabric that’s been woven
is dark and dense indeed
so many people cry at night
they’re hopeless in their need

Our leaders seem oblivious
so long as they’ve got theirs
can anyone transform the scene
it seems that no one dares

I pray the day may soon arrive
when we will see relief
and the world will find a better way
for Love is my belief

In the meantime that we live in
yes in the here and now
while I shed a tear for every soul
to the Love in each I bow

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 9/20/2016

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I’ve been digging through the albums
of my photos long ago
inviting all the memories
of family that I know

I grieve the ones who left too soon
the ones who stole my heart
and time has gentled some of this
but sadly we’re apart

And others left when years were long
their age made life complete
I feel some sadness deep within
but still it’s bittersweet

Oh, I could sob and not let go
of Life’s immutable way
but exactly how it all played out
makes me who I am today

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 5/25/2016

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Growing Older

Growing older I do not like
It’s harder to take a simple hike
I can’t even find my 10-speed bike
       It’s buried behind
       recycle bags

Growing older can make me cry
watching loved ones up and die
It seems I’m always wondering why
       but life moves on
       the years fly by

Growing older still lets me dance
a little slower, but I’ll take a chance
So many things, the years enhance
       and I’ll proudly wear
       my plus-size pants

Growing older may lift me high
I’ll see new things, I’m gonna try
There’s a lot to live before I die
       I’ll experience it all
       just watch me fly

© Jeannie M Myers ~ 4/20/2016