Have you had

your confidence robbed

in a thieves’ whirlwind

whose name was Bob?

(or, was it that Chong or Smith you broke up with last year?)

left your face in the mud

dripping off your chin

like blood

spraying in the winds

of change

(you uncontrollably sobbed?)

that crud dud brazenly ripped

your heart

out of your chest?

(we all know you did your b  e  s  t. Remember, we follow gossip on Facebook?)

they returned nothing but cold bitterness

and strengthened your dismay

and your frantically beating heart

shrunk to half

its size

in less than a single day

(despite barely holding on to a thread a  n  y  w  a  y with that going nowhere job! All you needed was one iota more stress in your life by that stupid break up bringing you that much closer to snapping!)

forget what you were told

you have to get bold

in the merry month of May

decide you’re goanna take hold

though skies are clouded and gray

get off the couch

slam that

dinged up car



(by the w  a  y, your wheels (car) is in desperate need of washing, not to mention a brand new paint job!)

you won’t have to drive very

f  a  r

you have the power to change

only you are allowed


raise your own bar

unless you are fibbing


your lousy boss

the head

L  I  A  R

your outlook is yours to reap

to hold on to and keep

answers aren’t in MY black shiny book

you won’t have to look

for enlightenment

beyond the nook

right next-door to

nature’s babbling brook

journey no farther than your nose

for something that rhymes

unlike this odd prose

that’s how it goes

no visiting planet mars

nor dead-end grimy honky-tonk bars

get renewed


take your own sweet time

visit a park

(punch the nose in of that irritating white faced m  i  m  e. Don’t lie, you know you always wanted to!)

overnight sleeping

or ten minute doze

might be all it takes

to hold up that baggy panty hose

(because you lost five pounds eating a whole box low-fat granola bars watching a soap opera at midnight you recorded over a year ago? How time flies…)

you can still look up with

wonder at a sky

full of stars

heaven only knows

where sometimes your thoughts really are

why when you drink wine

your body shakes

like a hooked wiggly gar

stand tall in the spot


as would the late great chairman Mao

the truth is…

a  n  y  h  o  w

once you start believing in you

your whole life is goanna change

to a new point of view






much happier












in lieu



throwing in the towel

h  o  w?

when you sign the lease

(a year at a time)

at the dormitory

sharing a room

with those

who find





the insane



About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. For example: health, poetry and spirituality. Enjoy your stay reading my articles. I hope you find them informative and entertaining. Lastly, I have written a poetry book and novel for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Google Play, with free excerpts you can read on my website. Find out more 'about me' within this site. Thanks for stopping by! Have fun.
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