Monday, January 28, 2008

Thank you for your birthday greeting

Thank you for your birthday greeting by Rob Hood©01-28-08

Thank you for your birthday greeting

I'm so greatly thrilled!

Although my day was short and fleeting

My happiness is filled!

It's so nice to get attention

on this my natal day!

Birthdays are a great invention!

I hope they're here to stay!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

My life and other disasters

My life and other disasters by Rob Hood©1-27-08

When I was young

life was quite fun

and the world

seemed great to me

"Nothing can hurt me

I'll live forever

They'll be many

things that I see!"

As I aged

I reached a stage

where work defined

what I did

It seemed really funny

but I need the money

to do things that seemed

free as a kid.

I worked at my station

until there came

my vacation

that I looked

forward to forever

I was going to the islands

staying clear of all high lands

that was my greatest endeavor

When a big wave went out

there arose a shout

The sand was

littered with many things

I saw fish out of water

large sea shells

and crabs that

are called "kings".

As I gazed further out

water was moving all about

the waves were rising very high

I turned and ran

It became my plan

to reach a place

that would stay dry

Something lifted me

above a tree

I grabbed onto

it's highest branch.

All around me

were screams and shouts

in English and in French.

I held on what seemed forever

thinking that I'd never

survive this ordeal

would I ever get back

to my homey little shack

and get my life back on keel?

when I got back home

I sat alone

thinking that life was still good

I did arrive

back here alive

and thought that I always would.

As I ate my meal

I began to feel

that everything was fine

"I'll get on with my life

there's no time to pine".

When I saw the

comet in the sky

I started to vomit my pie

it has flown so near

the planet we all hold dear

soon all my friends

and I will die.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A poem at a funeral

A poem at a funeral by Rob Hood©1-20-08

Life is but a moment in time

just like a syllable in a rhyme.

A moment that's fleeting.

A few heartbeats, a'beating

all in G-d's great design.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Don't Tread on Me

Don't Tread on Me by Rob Hood© 1-16-08

It may not be to your deference

to use me as your reference.

While sometimes I may care,

you'll find that very rare.

Some think of me an up and comer

but i march to a different drummer.

If you wish everything to be as you say

stay the heck out of my way.

Though I won't do your bidding

I'm very responsible as is fitting.

When I pledge my service

your fear of my non-completion

need not make you nervous.

My word is good as gold

It's a certainty on which

you can hold.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

My way

My Way by Rob Hood©2004

I want to distance myself

and to hide

Way clear over

on the other side.

I won't confide

all that I feel inside

while words and feelings

flow from me

I cannot express

what I do not see

I try to express

answers that are direct

although most of my answers

no one will expect

I like things difficult

I love complex

If the world turns simple

I'll be perplexed