Month: November 2014

Thanksgiving’s Empty Seat

I can hear them now

There’s laughter and the smell of food

People coming and going

An occasional knock on my door

I was invited

But I don’t do well with others

Especially during the holiday season

For me, this is a time to be alone

Time to reflect

Think back to the good times

The days you can’t have back

And the special memories of those who won’t be coming

Those you wish most for

A small frozen dinner will suffice

I set the table for two

And stare blankly at your empty seat

© Dicky J Loweman 2014

Unthinkable And Lonely

I filled today with the unthinkable

I did things I can’t ever do

I drank my gin, before coffee

Read the last page in a book, before the first

Washed the dishes before 7:00 am

My clothes were cleaned and dried by 9:00

I wrote a thank you card

Watched a man loose his wallet and gave it back

Paid for an old lady’s bus fare

I said a prayer at a church

Tipped too much for my meal

And called you…

You said hell would freeze first, but

It’s not that cold down here

Just awfully lonely

© Dicky J Loweman 2014

A Venture Down 6th Street

Doors sway open

Like sheets in high winds

Hair blown askew, lovely ladies pass

The howl is heightened to levels

Where normal conversation is in vain

Garbage floats and whirls down the street

Followed swiftly by a cap

Which, in turn, is followed by a red-faced college punk

It’s bitter, cold, damp

And the rains will ensue

Leaving little time for procrastination

Slow is the fool

And haste is paramount

Daydreams scattered, not soon to return

Destination is the grail coveted, now

© D J Loweman 2014


To Do List

So many thing to do

So much that needs to be done

Clean the house

Cut the lawn

Paint that door

Pay the bills

Go to the post office

Call that old friend

All these weight like a freight train on the mind

So much that needs to be done

Better take some time

Think it over

So I toss to my left

And fall back to sleep

© Dicky J Loweman 2014