One Who Totally Got Me

For my life-giving wife, Melanie Ann Gray Back in those days I had major issues When I found a message in my inbox You grew up in a small town like I did I was living at home but on the rocks I was chasing women & drinkin’ heavy ‘Cause each girl wasn’t right for […]

Sweetheart from Soquel

I once had a sweetheart from SoquelWho moved across the bay from CarmelWe worked together at a local resort hotelThat summer she had me under her spellI was a couple of years older than sheI don’t know what she ever saw in meShe already had her Associate’s degreeAnd loved reading all my latest poetry We […]

Brand New Ball Game

Now that we’ve said our vows Now that we are married Now that we’ve committed To one love until we’re buried It’s a brand new ball game Things are different than before It’s a brand new ballgame Without innings or keeping score Without bases, without pitches With dreams of going from rags to riches No, […]

Beach in Seabright

I look at our kids I look at my wife I think to myself What a wonderful life We have a house A couple of cars I feel so grateful as I stare at the stars And I know time is moving faster than I’d like I know it’s been a while since I’ve been […]

I Don’t Worry Now

I used to worry about when I’d find true love But I have you, so I don’t worry now I used to worry about the job I wanted badly But I have you, so I don’t worry now I used to be so concerned about the lessons I learned About what I would wear to […]

Crushing Crush

There’s a girl I’ve known since I was seventeen Has an aquatic blue eye and another that’s green She’s not the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen but she’s the one I was crushing on back then I was dating others who were nothing like her Whether they liked me or not, I wasn’t that sure […]

How Will It End?

Will we come to the agreementThat we’ll never choose to agreeWill I abruptly leave youOr will you coldly abandon me Will I fall to the seductionOf someone else’s charmsOr will you find happinessIn another caring man’s arms How will it endThe story of you and IHow will it endWill we say goodbyeOr will we stick […]

Not a Big Deal

V1 We went over to the park that afternoon And sat there on a bench by the pond She came up with quite a few reasons Why by month’s end, she wanted me gone I looked down at my summer sandals I knew truth from her heart was revealed And I tried to hide what […]

Her Happy Place

When she’s had a hard day When she can’t even speak When she’s running on empty So depressed, afraid and weak It’s right there on her face I offer her a warm embrace And become her happy place And when she wants to talk She really needs to vent Maybe it’s work or the kids […]