Spring 2020

listen my child

what do you hear?

if it hurts your ears

you are hearing

only fear..

stop and be still

listen for calm..

for in peace you’ll find me

morning and night

and all day long..

r gould

Tone it Down

could you, would you, please

tone it down

or turn it off

are you telling the world

this is what you’ve got?

profanity is not pleasing

to my ears

especially when

i consider

that children hear..

if you are thinking

that it will get my vote

i am sorry to tell you

it seriously will not..

                                                                                                                               r gould

 

 

Almost Spring

earth stretches

and slowly awakens

from its  slumber

in no hurry

to please the masses

shivering from the cold

in its time

the earth warms

the ground beneath our feet

the activity of green growth

begins to make an appearance

and very soon

there will be an explosion of color

how very good our God

is to us

as He gifts us

with the beauty of Spring..

                                                                                          r gould

 

Don’t Regret

don’t regret

that you didn’t say the words

your heart held onto..

stuffed in your inner being

fearful of what might take place

if the truth was spoken..

don’t regret that you didn’t try

to make that call or send that note

that would have put your heart at ease

and free you, like a bird in flight..

don’t regret that you didn’t try to make amends

because pride stood in the way

or you were afraid of what you might say..

don’t regret that you didn’t say thank you

and yes, I love you.. too

don’t regret that you didn’t try

to reach out and now

you wonder why…

r gould

Friends in High Places

in the simple life I live, some days that is

i explore and look around

last week they caught my eye

and this is what i found..

small enough

to nestle in a flower

and sit contently for hours

maybe it was peering eyes of the intruder

that gave reason for hesitation

to leave it’s place of safety

on the high place

of a hollyhock plant…

r gould

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Measuring Up

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numbers

on the scale

numbers

on clock

our lives

are based on

numbers

it’s a very sobering thought

outnumbered

by numbers

is that who

we are

do numbers

tell us

that we

have come far

or not..

in life

that seems

to give

those with

high numbers

the number one spot..

                                 r gould

Simple Pleasures

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simple pleasures

that so easily come

digging in the earth

the feeling of dirt

on my hands…

I do not take it lightly

what my body can do

for with aging, my bones

feel  not, exactly new…

but as long as I see  beauty

in the simplicity of my day

it will keep my outlook healthy

to handle what comes my way..

rgould

 

 

Rambling Road Trip

The Model T’s came out today

on the road from Bend

they rambled our way

lucky me-i got to see

such pristine cars of old

in the sunshine you shone

many stories you hold

of days not the same

of a slower paced life

on simple roads of two lanes..

r gould

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Brave New World

DSC_0011there are voices

that i hear

crying in the wilderness

of survival

crying for help…

hordes of demonic figures

move in the night

portraying to be

chosen..

will i

turn a blind eye

stick my head

in the sand?

it’s time

to awake from stupor

help carry

the sorrow

and pain

of a world

gone

further away

from

 truth

pray

and stand..