I’m No Garth Brooks, But…

I’m tired of Standing Outside The Fire Thinkin’ of That Summer & That Ol’ Wind And I’ve been sick of Burning Bridges and Unanswered Prayers again and again I might be goin’ Against The Grain now but I want to be your only Mr. Right For that’s when We Shall Be Free Cause we’ll findContinue reading “I’m No Garth Brooks, But…”

Everlasting Romance

Like a Blue Jay on Friday she vanished in the morning haze Maybe she longed for and needed some more of them red-letter days Some more rides into the sunsets Some more guys to hold her tight Some more men who’d give her lovin’ every day and every night Well I’m not the kind ofContinue reading “Everlasting Romance”

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 forContinue reading “One Who Totally Got Me”

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 WeContinue reading “Sweetheart from Soquel”

Luck

She knew my story likely a little too wellIt was the kind of tale I couldn’t quite sellI was a bunch of basic for someone like herShe was the same age, but more mature She had admirers who were older than meWho I’d get to know and like reluctantlyI was jealous of those guys whoContinue reading “Luck”

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,Continue reading “Brand New Ball Game”

If We Had To Say Goodbye

When we’re at the movies And I look over to you in the soft light So many memories fill my mind As you hold my hand so tight Me being me, I get fearful Like an awkward boy in junior high I think about what would happen If we had to say goodbye It wouldContinue reading “If We Had To Say Goodbye”

That Kind of Wrong That’s Right

We met in high school She was trouble for me She lived across town In a broken family I was really lucky I had some stability That attracted her To her I was somebody We split at least twice The fights weren’t nice We’d make up very fast I didn’t think we would last NowContinue reading “That Kind of Wrong That’s Right”

Good God, I Love You

Those eyes, that hair The way you laugh at me when I crack a joke God, I love this God, I love you Those lips, that smile The way you look at me as you eat an artichoke God, I love this God, I love you We’re so different Much different than I thought we’dContinue reading “Good God, I Love You”