Thursday, January 12, 2017

Friendship



Friendship is like a plate of cookies,
Left out, free to take!

It can cost you nothing,
It’s your choice to make.

You can stand and gorge yourself,
Until they are all gone

You can sit there wondering,
Where it all went wrong

Look back to all the cookies
That were placed out on that Plate

It’s when the dish is empty,
That you decide your fate.

Do you choose to nurture,
And share the love you bake.

Or do you go search elsewhere
Perhaps looking for cake.

Stand in that buffet line
Get all that they make

For some it’s about the filling
For others it’s all about the take

Some come to conclusion
Based on the decisions others make.

Just don’t long for cookies
After you choose the cake
BjM 1-12-17

Thursday, November 10, 2016

They Say ~


Be kind to one another,
It’s empathy they preach.
Kindness in small gestures,
That’s surely in our reach.
It’s not about a candidate
Or who was voted more
Today the world went backwards
Lost some values from its core?
Intolerance, is a distraction!
For the fear that lies inside.
When really, we should be minding
The spaces in which, we reside.
Don’t buy the propaganda,
Your soul is not for sale.
Division begets conquering,
We know the end of that tale.
If you can’t stand for your beliefs,
Without knocking others down.
Perhaps the issue is closer to home,
Never mind who the country crowned.
To defend an action,
That is not your own.
May just leave you standing,
Casting others stones.
Be kind to one another,
It’s empathy they preach.
Kindness in small gestures,
That’s surely in our reach.
BjM 11/8/16

They Say ~


Be kind to one another,
It’s empathy they preach.
Kindness in small gestures,
That’s surely in our reach.
It’s not about a candidate
Or who was voted more
Today the world went backwards
Lost some values from its core?
Intolerance, is a distraction!
For the fear that lies inside.
When really, we should be minding
The spaces in which, we reside.
Don’t buy the propaganda,
Your soul is not for sale.
Division begets conquering,
We know the end of that tale.
If you can’t stand for your beliefs,
Without knocking others down.
Perhaps the issue is closer to home,
Never mind who the country crowned.
To defend an action,
That is not your own.
May just leave you standing,
Casting others stones.
Be kind to one another,
It’s empathy they preach.
Kindness in small gestures,
That’s surely in our reach.
BjM 11/8/16

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Please Stay



If you have contemplated of suicide, on this your life depends
There’s many ways to end it all, how will your means meet ends?
Have you considered those who’d find you. or how you made them feel?
Have you really felt the feelings, before you make this real?
Do you wonder if they'll think, it was payback time?
What if they miss the point, think you are making the light your lime?
Under all the bravado, I know the pain is true
Under each mask, there is a newer you
Under the bridge, a final resting place
Under your skin, with in the needles trace
At first they miss you, they put out an APB
If only we could avoid, all this in-sanity
The pain and suffering, have gone full circle now
It’s too late to fix it, too late for whys and how’s
If only you spoke up, or found help on your own
If only we read the signs, or looked past the self you’ve shown.
Reaching outs not easy, for we're all so self involved.
Sorry can’t fix everything, not all guilt can be absolved.
The pain we bear, becomes a shield, an armor to the world.
A way to hide the ugly truth, a way to keep secrets furled.
The answers never cutting out, or quitting on the game.
The answers lie in fixing you, and protecting others from the same.
Stand up for you, the way you know how. Let the others be.
For you control the only you, who can be the better me.
What others think matters not, outside the manner rules.
We take our selves too seriously, sometimes we should just be fools.
Your final act upon this earth should not play out this way
The world will be a better place, Fight back, Please stay.
 BjM 2-21-16

Compass

Fear is a compass
Scars of a past
Learn to control it
Learn to outlast

Patterns of behavior
Take long to forget
Engraved are the memories
Creating the regret

If Only the happy
Lasted half as long
A warm and fuzzy feeling
Like your favourite song

We let the fear creek in
Until a river forms
Too hard to stop it
So hard to perform

Rise above the madness
and the pain that it creates
Surround your heart with kindness
and those who can relate.

Let happiness guide you
Follow where it leads
Don't wallow in pity
Get out and do good deeds.

The contentment that you long for
Is already contained with in
Learning to bring it to the surface
Is a good place to Begin.

Making this your practice
Will enhance pleasure in your life
Fight past the negativity
Rise above others strife.

Let good feelings guide you
to find your true North
When you feel the fear a rising
Pack up and go Forth
BjM 7-28-16








Goodnight Mavis



Say goodnight to Mavis,
Its time she got some rest.
She’s been feeling rather poorly,
It weighs heavy on our Chest.

Taken from us quickly,
Although it breaks our hearts.
One of my favorite memories ,
Is how you loved kicking my ass at cards.

At the cribbage table,
You beat us every time.
Even if we tried to cheat,
We couldn’t get Twenty nine.

A heart so big, a smile so bright
You were the real deal.
You faced the world for what it was,
And told people how you feel.

Our broken hearts, will soon mend,
 The pain will soon subside.
We all take solace knowing,
How much you enjoyed the ride.

You loved us each for who we are,
Even those with flaws.
Looked past our imperfections,
Took on the world, as it was.

We’ll always have our Fridays’
You made me feel like kin.
My wish for your final resting place,
Is that it is chock-full of Firemen!

Goodnight Mave I love you

Miss B
Bjm 7-22-16

Senseless

I stayed up till tomorrow
To wash away today
Sometimes we do with laughter
Sometimes to hide our pain

Senseless tragic acts
Just scatter through our lives
Tossed about like shards of glass
You shouldn't step on twice

We ask all of the W's
The answered aren't shared
They just leave us believing
People turn bad and nobody cared

All too busy chasing things
And playing with our phones
How can we concern ourselves
With other people's homes.

The anger washes over us
At senseless acts like these
Sadly though it settles down
It quiets all our plea's

A life that's gone full circle
Or gone before their time
A momma and her baby
There can't be reason or rhyme

I leave to you to ponder
These thoughts out of my head
As now I'm finally ready
To snuggle in to bed.

Good Night Mavis
I Love you XxX
BjM 7-14-16

Saturday, April 09, 2016

TFF

Today I lost my grandpa
the best one that I had
He left the world at 96
I still feel kinda sad

A man of great honor
Served his country too
A provider for his family
Now what will those twits do

The ones who took advantage
The ones who used you
Perhaps its time they learn to walk
a mile in their own shoes.

May you find peace on your journey
And finally get some rest
And know as far as grand~dads go
You were the very best!!
BjM 4-9-16

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Changes

When you have a friend
A friend whose far from near
A friend you keep in your heart
A friend that you hold dear

A place where one can safely
Say all the words out loud
Tis the path of our journey
A badge I wear quite proud

A rambled on sentence
To you makes so much sense
And you don't event charge me
A penny nor a pence.

For you are mine buddy
My P, my long lost pal
I met you in the green room
Where we raised some hell

Twenty years come and gone
Kids have now both grown
No more bath and bed times
No more teenage hormones

As the clock ticks forward
New challenges emerge
Kids are both out working
It makes emotions surge

When the dust settles
Life will level out
With out a question
There was never a doubt

With all of the worry
And planning their fun
Your care and attention
Is what makes ya a Great Mum

XxX BjM 2-20-16


Friday, February 19, 2016

Loving an Addict


Everybody sees the Addiction
We watch the addict slowly die
The pattern of behavior
You see it in their eyes

What starts out as a party
Always ends in the same way
The addict keeps on going
Without any friends to play.

Eventually they’ll notice
That they are now alone
All their friends have been replaced
By people without homes

Addiction will take everything
Because they place it first
If they could love more than the drug
We could all avoid this curse.

Never give them money
Always stand your ground
Listen to them carefully
Sometimes it’s only sound

They need to ask the question
There comes a time to choose
Do you want to live this life
Sneaking off to use?

It’s best they lose your number
Enabling them isn’t wise
You’re the brunt of all their anger
You get to witness their demise.

They don’t want to hurt you
They just want their fix.
The poison of their choosing
The cycle makes me sick

We go to their funeral
Gloss over all the crud
But secretly remember
They gave their life for a drug.
BjM 12-8-15

Seventy Four


There was a beginning,
Or more of a start
The memories flood forward
Our ways will soon part


A reason for leaving
A reason to go
A quest for my freedom
With baggage in tow

Think of the firsts
Mask over the lasts
Our time in the valley
Yea we had a blast

The time that I lent you
Oh it broke my heart
To come home and find you
Crumpled needing new parts

When we rebuilt you
The truth was revealed
A moment in time
Secrets concealed

Lives became altered
Friendships were strained
After the dust settled
You and I remained

We spun some tires
And ran from the cops
But there’s nothing like being
Airborne waiting to drop

Cruising the avenue
Foot to the floor,
Looking for trouble
Knowing the score

Kids in fast cars
Limits abound
Can you imagine?
The things that they found

The memories are plenty
The scars slowly fade
But there isn’t a moment
Of this time I would Trade.

This time shaped my future
As I carved out my past
Learning life lessons
Cruising round, driving fast.
BjM 12-8-15

Step Off



The anxiety is real
You feel it under the skin
There’s no way to stop it
There’s no way to keep it in

Step back, this is your warning
Don’t call me on the phone
For I feel somewhat toxic
I need to be alone

Frustration turns to Anger
Anger turns to Rage
Without the proper outlet
Without the proper cage

The bucket has run over
The contents on the floor
Not sure if I can fix it
Or want to anymore

Others can’t carry on
What your father didn’t fix
Place blame where you like
Leave me out of the mix
BjM 2-18-16

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Pick A Few

On this day, that marks the time
I look back
I make a rhyme.
The mirror back, I took a glance
Remembering when
I took the chance.
Standing ground all gains lost
Alone and free
So worth the cost
The road behind is getting long
The journeys rough
The will is strong
A forward march let’s keep the pace
It’s not over
Still in the race.
The journeys long, enjoy the view
Smell the Flowers
Pick a few.
BjM 11-30-15