SINATRA SINGS

OnlyLonely

In a melancholy mood, Sinatra soothes.
His dulcet tones come smooth and hypnotic.
One of life’s salient truths,
In a melancholy mood, Sinatra soothes.
Sitting in my listening booth,
Frank’s “magic” is quixotic.
In a melancholy mood, Sinatra soothes.
His dulcet tones come smooth and hypnotic.

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

Written to prompt for NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 23: Triolet

LIVING DREAMS DECOMPOSED (IN CASCADE)

Without his dreams, a man will die,
falling short of his desires.
Some will not notice; some might cry
as he’s laid beneath the briars.

Having goals and aims gives one direction;
the focus for your life to provide
all that your life needs to succeed.
Without his dreams, a man will die,

and surely, it’s a struggle,
for life is not a piece of cake.
A man who would forsake his dreams will be
falling short of his desires.

The process becomes a slow dance to success.
Try and fail only to rise and try again.
People will see you for who you are:
some will not notice; some might cry

to know they had given up on the same dream.
It seems he wishes to rise above like rich cream,
and surely, once committed, will reach higher
as he’s laid beneath the briars.

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

For MIZ QUICKLY’S IMPROMPTU POETRY Day 23 – Repeating After Me (Cascade)

LIVING DREAMS

Without his dreams, a man will die,
falling short of his desires.
Some will not notice; some might cry
as he’s laid beneath the briars.

We make our mark by how we live,
without his dreams, a man will die,
and we get more from what we give
but there are some that just don’t try

to make an effort; be that guy.
Compassion lives within each heart,
without his dreams, a man will die.
Love is the proper place to start,

a seed once planted, blooms and grows.
So give your dreams a chance to fly,
the wisest man will learn and know
without his dreams a man will die!

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

For MIZ QUICKLY’S IMPROMPTU POETRY Day 23 – Repeating After Me (Quatern)

NO HEART, NO FOUL

You gotta want it,
You gotta mean it.
But if your heart’s not in it,
you’ll never win mine. Fine,
gloat in your self-loathing,
be obsessed in your mess.
But don’t think you can hurt me
if your heart’s not invested.
I guess I’ll just laugh and walk away.

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

Suggested by POETIC ASIDES Day 23 – Love/Anti-Love

DAUGHTERS

“So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do…” ~John Mayer

Blessed with beautiful blooms,
flowers that have graced my vase
from the day we first met, and yet
there is so much more beauty to bare
and time is a fleeting companion.
Two of you have grown without really knowing
you’ve helped me to grow in my heart.
And times I have known that it didn’t quite show,
I hope you two know that I have from the start.
Eight years divided and it was hard to hide it
the fact that the gap has been spackled and closed
and now you both share the love that you bear
in your hopes and your dreams
(and sometimes in each others clothes).
You have melted my heart, shaped and reformed it,
raised in the love that your mom and I gave;
no greater love than the love you both have,
and in our close circle, we all have been saved.
Daughters are certainly love!

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

Suggested by POETIC ASIDES Day 23 – Love/Anti-Love

GIVING REBIRTH TO THE EARTH

A day to celebrate the splendor and majesty
of this awesome orb upon which we live.
It gives us what we need, but sometimes our greed
becomes a destructive tool. The more foolish
we behave, the more grave its condition.
We’re in no position to carry on in this manner.
Raise the banner in its honor. Respect and celebrate
the wonder of the world upon which we live.

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

For MIZ QUICKLY’S IMPROMPTU POETRY Day 22 – Earth Day
And
NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 22 – Earth Day

SHIELD OF EXPRESSIVENESS

Words are my weapon of choice.
They are a means to give my thoughts a voice.
The same words that hurt can be
the same words that heal. For me
they act as a shield to protect
me from their gravity
by deflecting their weight.
All great super heroes are verbal zeroes
without an invincible way with words.
If you can’t talk yourself out of a fight,
you’ll be throwing punches all night.

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

For MIZ QUICKLY’S IMPROMPTU POETRY Day 21 – One Magical Item

THAT’S HOW THE FORTUNE CRUMBLES, COOKIE!

A love at first sight outshines all second thoughts.

A stolen moment takes time.

Bad comedian = no laughing matter.

Make love like war, but forget the body count.

He who pay piper, calls tune – as long as piper take request.

Wooing a woman is a case of mind over matter.
If she doesn’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

Give the devil his due, and pray he has change.

Success. The price they pay for the job we do.

Wisdom thrives between the heart and mind.
Avoid heartlessness and mindlessness
lest you be wisdom-less.

© Copyright Walter J. Wojtanik – 2013

Written to prompt for NaPoWriMo 2013 – Day 21: Fortune Cookie

62nd ANNIVERSARY WALTZ

A day remembered over the years

marking our time; a time to begin.

Two in love starting a life joined

and going the distance, a lasting union.

You have passed, but your legacy

continues in our hearts and minds.

Never truly gone when recalled

with love and respect. You are missed!

***

In celebration of my parents who would have celebrated their 62nd Anniversary today (4/21/2013)