Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

A Vanishishing World

Tree 3 Just off the highway
Children wade in, dive, and splash
-small town swimming pond.

Copyright 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Family Time

A little girl plays
Puppets, sitting on the couch
-beside her papa.

Copyright 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Simple Sights

Tree 3 Light from the window
Falls on sugarcone and spice
-on tavern table.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Workgrind

Coffee 2 First, Dunkin Donuts,
Then beating the clock to work
-caffiene gasoline.

Copyright 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day: Two Haiku

United States
They're heroes to us,
Yet families mourned their loss
-flags can't replace them.

We should remember,
They once belonged to someone
-who still misses them.

Copyright 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Reflecting On Reflections

For One Single Impression Prompt: Reflections

He sat in his cell
Reflecting for decades
-Truth and Salvation.

Before the gallows
He knew how much she had meant
-a last reflection.

He looked at the way
Ripples travelled up mountains
-his view from the lake.

Copyright 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Stormy Beauty

Thunder Boston overcast,
Layers of dark grey clouds form
-majestic towers.

Copyright 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Computer Why get to know you?
I can use your Myspace Page
-virtual friendship.

Copyright 2008

( Don't get me wrong folks. I have a Myspace page too-no judgements here. Still, I guess I'm just old fashioned enough that I prefer traditional friendships. The sad thing is, there are people for whom this the only way they can have a friend.)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Beware The Clowns!

Clown So you don't like me!
However, you hold on tight
When you see the clowns.

Copyright 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In Search Of Meaning

Laptop He searched many roads,
Not for Wisdom, but WiFi
- seeker of our time.

Copyright 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Congratulations Graduates!

Books The old give speeches
But the young can't learn that way
-they must seek wisdom.

Copyright 2008
For One Single Impression Prompt: Bleeding

1. Car 1 Though covered in blood,
His father recognised him

2.You slipped on the ice
X.Scraping your face on conctrete
-still you look the same.

3. I can't walk by you
X. Without seeing myself there
-with that cup for change.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Boy's Best Friend

Horse 1 When I was seven
My parents brought my horse home
-suburban cowboy.

Copyright 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

A First Pet

Mouse On Wheel Gazing at the cage,
A boy sits, as mouse runs wheel

Copyright 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Lasting Impression

A forgotten grave
The stone says little of you
-a saint or sinner?

Forest Hills Cemetery
Copyright 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

A New Friendship

Tree 3 Two little girls meet
Play peek-a-boo on hill top
-through a hole in rock.

Copyright 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day To Mothers Everywhere: Poems Old And New

When the teacher said
That I would not fit in there
-you knew me better.

Many years ago,
You read to a little boy
-no one believed in.

You told me one day
Uniforms can't measure us.
-So much they don't say.

Copyright 2008

Little Hobo
by Edward S. Gault

My mother pointed out to me,
As she helped me put on
The various parts of my hobo costume,
That winning a contest was not easy.
Other kids may have worked harder.
I should not get my hopes up, or
My expectations too high.
She did not want me to
Suffer the blow when I didn’t win.
Still, I carried home a blue ribbon that day.

Copyright 2007
Little Hobo was originally published last October.

Now That Spring Is Here...

For One Single Impression Prompt: Warmth

Buggie 2 Little mosquito,
Gouge as much blood as you can
-go, then it's my turn!

FlowersWhen I was sobbing,
What I would not have given
-for just one warm smile

Copyright 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Just Wasting Time

Golf Ball In anger you said
Writing was a waste of time
-and then you played golf!

Copyright 2008

Friday, May 9, 2008

Children R.I.P.

For the victims of Child Abuse
Tombstone She fell down the stairs
Newspapers said at the the time
-but so many times?

Dove 1I passed a small grave
The earth still moist from digging
-he has now found Peace.

Copyright 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Pen 2 Being born to write
Means fighting Death to the end
-life lived with meaning.

Copyright 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Cloud I did all I could.
Still, they saw something was wrong
-that's all they can see.

Copyright 2008.