A dream I dreamt Never believed my dream Would one day become reality One day, I would conquer my insanity. To live without you is to live crazy Without you, I feel lazy. Staring at the wall, I’d rather be staring at your face to erase my pain and sad past. Your face, a work […]
Since Hominids arose to walk, and made a fire and learned to talk A lot of stuff has come to pass, so listen up its happening fast Humans came disrupting order, writing words creating borders Praying to their angry gods, other species thought them odd Leaders rose and ruled with might, armies trained to kill […]
As the sun rose over the hills, I saw you standing there. A glow came from within you, A warmth shone in your hair. I had wondered if you cared, Wondered if you knew. Wondered if you felt, What I felt for you. The trip was long, The wait longer still. The ache of loneliness, […]
Under the grass, way down deep in the ground Digging deeper and deeper, a mole could be found He would claw excavations, in anticipation Of tender grass, root-salad, eating sensations Day after day he would tunnel and scratch As he searched for a succulent, back yard, grass patch When he found one, he’d gather his […]
Ten decades to live, laugh, and play. Your ten decades they waste if you stay a slave! Sheep being herded on a farm. The sheep herder milks them hard! Takes their wool, too! Sheep—another name for fools. Four decades in, my eyes open after questioning and reading. Reading is fundamental It’ll set you free.
Would you comfort someone who is sad and blue? Someone who needs love, just like you? Would you stand for hours in the driving rain, Waiting for your love to arrive on the train? Would you walk with joy, bright in your heart, While Cupid readies still another dart? Would you give love, and gain […]
4 Steps take the Chihuahua, trying to keep up with his owner His little legs are pumping, as to not become a loner Living life so little, is a challenge that’s for sure It takes a larger heart, and a devotion that is pure Some of them when petted, shrivel up and start to shutter […]
Get your feet wet make splashes in the puddle No need to settle for mediocre You wish for sunny days Kids have fun in the rain! Puddle! Splash! Puddle! Splash! IT’S A BLAST! Simpler times, less worries. Growing up? Don’t forget how to have fun.
The tested one. The challenged one. The dutiful one. The prideful one. The one you think you are. The one others think you are. The one you hope you are. The one you really are. James Garrett is a lifelong resident of Benicia and a former teacher at Benicia High School. He is the author […]
I watched a candle as it burned Its melting wax will not return It gave me warmth and gave me light And stayed with me throughout the night A thing that was and now is not Was put to use and then forgot Did it burn; did it exist Its image fades into the mist […]