Archive for ‘Russ’

April 23, 2017

Irony

by russtowne

The irony

Is not lost on me

That no matter

How hard I try

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April 10, 2017

I Remember

by russtowne

I Remember

Life is full of so many blessings

that it is small of me to complain

about its challenges,

but I sometimes still do,

forgetting that challenges

are often the greatest opportunities

for growth and learning.

And then there are those

thankfully rare

other times

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March 30, 2017

An Appreciating Asset

by russtowne

Our love is an appreciating asset.

The more we appreciate it,

The greater our love becomes.

 

With Love,

Russ

March 29, 2017

The Sweetest Fruit

by russtowne

The sweetest fruit

Most full of flavor

Awaits inside

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March 28, 2017

Our Unknowing

by russtowne

May our unknowing lead to breakthroughs and growth,

And our impediments inspire songs of gratitude,

Whether sung aloud or only within our hearts.

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March 26, 2017

Glitter and Glue

by russtowne

Of couples I’ve seen

Way more than a few

Where one is the glitter

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April 29, 2016

Tongue-tie Poetry Challenge Accepted

by russtowne

Poetry challenge: Tongue Twister poem.

Keeping with the “M” alliteration theme:

Meanwhile, meandering

manly monks mollified

mildy miffed mean

maniacal mongrel monkeys

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April 29, 2016

Love In Action

by russtowne

Love In Action

 My life changed forever

Became so much better

When I learned kindness and passion

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March 31, 2016

A Beautiful Choice

by russtowne

A Beautiful Choice

I saw a beautiful bloom in the garden today,

So stunning it took my breath away.

I was tempted to snip and bring it indoors

Just so I could enjoy it more.

But it was so pretty

It seemed a pity

To deprive the world

Of its petals unfurled.

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March 30, 2016

Satisfaction

by russtowne

Satisfaction

I’m often asked in what I believe

And the goals I’m trying to achieve.

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March 29, 2016

Grief’s Fire

by russtowne

Grief’s Fire

 When nothing I can say

Will ease another’s pain,

If I just show up

Again and again,

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March 27, 2016

Shine

by russtowne

Shine

 May your love

Always shine on me.

May I bask in your glow

For eternity.

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March 26, 2016

A Smarter Start

by russtowne

A Smarter Start

To deal with insults

A much smarter start

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March 25, 2016

She Loves Fragile Things

by russtowne

She Loves Fragile Things

She loves fragile things

Stained glass windows and butterfly wings,

Snowflakes, flowers, and figurines.

And she’s careful with everything

But somehow knew right from the start

To be extra careful with my heart

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March 24, 2016

The Cost

by russtowne

The Cost

I sometimes find

When I hope so hard

In one direction

I miss several blessings

That are happening

In other directions,

And the cost

Of my blindness

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March 23, 2016

Big Hawk and Little Bird

by russtowne

Big Hawk and Little Bird

I stopped to watch a majestic hawk circle a tree

Which stood fifty feet in front of me

Then something tiny caught my eye

A flash of feathers streaked through the sky.

His wings beat so fast they blurred

As he flew into the larger bird

That was at least four times the size

Of that frantic little guy.

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March 22, 2016

No Doubt

by russtowne

No Doubt

Whether the cup is half full or half empty

Of this I have no doubt,

It depends whether I’m pouring something in

Or drinking something out.

With Love,

Russ

(C) Copyright 2016 Russ Towne

All Rights Reserved

March 21, 2016

Changes

by russtowne

Changes

It used to be

I’d refer to a calendar

If I wanted to see

What day of the week it was.

Later I didn’t think twice

Because I’d see it on

An electronic device.

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March 21, 2016

Three More Meetings

by russtowne

Three More Meetings

With just one step

On the wild side

I found myself

On a crazy ride.

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March 20, 2016

Let Me Help You Cry

by russtowne

Let Me Help You Cry

The raging storm inside you that you fear

Will drown you in a flood of tears

If you ever let your feelings show

There’s nowhere else for it to go.

I know you’re brave and I know you’re strong

But you’ve been treading water far too long.

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March 19, 2016

Transformation

by russtowne

Transformation

May my last breath

At the end of my race

Be used to whisper “Wahoo!”

With a smile on my face.

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March 18, 2016

The Devil’s Dance

by russtowne

The Devil’s Dance

Two armies were sent to war

Just to settle a score

By fools with crowns on their heads

Soon ten thousand men were dead.

In the middle of the fight

The bravest young knight

Raged, “Life has no chance

In this Devil’s Dance!

Only Death wins an unjust war!”

He flung his weapons down,

On the killing ground,

Uncurled his fist and took the great risk

Of extending his bloody hand.

The other man knew

He could cut him in two,

But sheathed the sword he bore.

That’s the fateful day when

Five thousand young men

Chose peace

And walked away.

With Love,

Russ

(C) Copyright 2016 Russ Towne

All Rights Reserved

March 18, 2016

So Much Better

by russtowne

Ego and pettiness

Add to life’s travails.

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March 16, 2016

I Had So Many Plans

by russtowne

They say man plans and the gods laugh

Well that was certainly true for me.

Most of my dreams and schemes fell through

Except the love from friends and family.

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March 15, 2016

It Helps Me Hear

by russtowne

Too often when I speak

My mind gets in the way,

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March 14, 2016

What Comes Next

by russtowne

What Comes Next

The end of each day

Begins a new night sky

The end of a caterpillar

Begins a beautiful butterfly

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March 13, 2016

The Deepest Parts of Me

by russtowne

Flowers say

To hummingbirds and bees,

“Come caress

The deepest parts of me.

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March 12, 2016

Truth

by russtowne

When I want to learn the truth

About what I’ve seen or heard

I take the time to remind myself

Actions speak louder than words.

With love,

Russ

(C) Copyright 2016 Russ Towne

All Rights Reserved