Posted in Etheree, October 2017

Thoughts for the Future

Open Window, flowers blooming
A thought,


Like a seed

Planted with care,

In good soil, will grow

Into something big,

That can benefit many.

Therefore, choose good soil,

If you want thoughts that will blossom and grow

Into good things for your future life.


Posted in August 2017, Etheree



Is short

Waste not.

Time is precious

Record memories.

Capture each moment

But dont dwell there, move on.

Fixate your mind on the future.

Wake every morning and proclaim: 

“The Past has no Present in my Future”


Thanks to my daughter, Laura, for the last line which inspired me to write this poem. 

Posted in August 2017, Etheree, Palindrome



Each day

Keep focused

Just look for good

Remain positive

Don’t fixate on dullness

The world is full of color

Just waiting to be discovered

Live in expectation of goodness

Beauty might be just around the corner


Beauty might be just around the corner

Live in expectation of goodness

Just waiting to be discovered

The world is full of color

Don’t fixate on dullness

Remain positive

Just look for good

Keep focused

Each day



( Etheree–Reverse Etheree )

Posted in Etheree, June 2017

Today’s Gift

Clematis, life

Each day

Gives us 

Twenty four hours

That we may freely use.

Each day we get to choose

How we will spend our minutes.

Do we take time to think 

Upon this or just let life pass?

How will you use today’s gift of life?


Posted in Etheree, May 2017


Man with Guitar
Image from @poetryportrait


And poor

Dreams fading

Into the night

He clings to the hope

That his fingers will find

A new sound upon the strings

That will refresh his weary soul

To arise from the blue funk of woe 

And dance to the music of his heart


( Portrait Prompt from @poetryportrait on Twitter )

#poetryportrait @poetryportrait

Posted in Etheree, May 2017



Goat skin

Nylon strings

Master crafted

Instrument created

Unique from all the rest

In the hands of its creator

It has a soft voice all its own

That warms the heart and soothes the soul

A handcrafted Banjo named “Mary”


Buy a Musical Instrument Day 

This poem is dedicated to a hand-crafted Banjo named “Mary” that was created by “Doc” Huff.

On thisBuy a Musical Instrument DayI would like to pay tribute to a very talented man and his family who hand crafts Banjos. “Doc” Huff of Doc’s Banjos in Dallas, OR creates unique Banjos from scratch using wood from the trees on his property. Doc builds these beautiful musical instruments by hand in his small log cabin workshop ( which he also built). Doc designs and cuts the wood, dyes the skins and adds special strings to create a one of a kind Banjo that is not only beautiful to look at but also beautiful to listen to. Doc’s wife Florisell and his three children also help with the crafting business and his daughter evens chooses a name for each Banjo created. 

If you are looking to purchase a Banjo or are just interested in Banjo making I invite you to visit Doc’s Banjos online or in person. It will be an experience you will surely enjoy.