Category Archives: life

Spill

I thought I’d posted this poem several days ago.  In order to get my words in the places, and lines in the spaces, I’d want them to be (I like to move them around for emphasis and meaning), I do … Continue reading

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Fire Bird

Ashes Blow away in Clouds of bitterness And flame   Bright wings Soar in Meteoric rise of Promise   Rise Higher in Happiness and Love   Sing Joy and Soar above Past heartache   Daniel J. Cox 07-29-2017

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“In the Beginning”

I hated high school. Yep. I was in the Class of ’68, but it wasn’t Rydell High and I sure as hell wasn’t anyone noticeable, even in a class of 50. Hell, when graduation rolled around, I was tied for … Continue reading

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Misanthrope

The loneliness of crowds isolation of noise a corner island awash in the surf of friendship drowning in self pity DrDan 12-31-2015

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“Not Relevant Anymore”

I was born in December of 1950 and grew up in small towns in northwest Missouri. My family for generations were people who had been farmers, owners of small shops, and in service occupations. My grandparents made ends meet as … Continue reading

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I’ll Stand Up for You

I’ll stand up for you In the pouring rain Shower you with hope Take away your pain   I’ll stand up for you In the darkest hour Take your fear away Help you see your power   Hold your head … Continue reading

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“A Cup of Tears”

It’s been a while since I’ve done any writing.  I’ve been busy with all sorts of things the last few months–big remodel of the house (inside and out), traveled to the UK for two weeks, back and forth to the mountains … Continue reading

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“On Happiness”

The happiness of little children is amazing to watch. They find joy in the simplest things. Watching them grow can be painful. Part of that process is learning to deal with adversity and “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is … Continue reading

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“Injustice”

Whata ya gonna do? Sit around and cry in your beer? Go ahead. Drink yourself numb. Eventually, for a little while, you’ll sober up. It is what it is. OK. It’s cliché. But truth usually becomes cliché. I tell people … Continue reading

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“The Pine Box” —for SMP

Nicks and cuts Dings and dents Nail holes Blood Sweat Tears Decades of growth rings in 100 year-old boards You and I are there In the wood itself and The hope that remains of Memory and Friendship   Daniel J. … Continue reading

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