Let Us Auto-Tune Life

Let us auto-tune life
Then we can all be perfect
No longer would we
Have to deal with humanity
We would run flawless
No mistakes
Small flaw
Auto tune will show you the way
Pulling back to life pitch perfect
Staying away from flaws
Inherent in you and me
Our relationships perfect and plastic
Held on with nothin but auto-tune
Isn’t it fantastic
I can auto-tune my dog
His barks of baby laughter
Detach ourselves from realty
And just lay back
Then we can all have facades
While our humanity can be tucked away
For no one to see or share
Because we no longer need the human condition
Because auto-tune is there

The Relativity of Luck

Guts and glory
Unlikely story
Small town roots
Strapped up big town boots
Through determination
One finds success
In this great nation
Hard work means nothing
It is expected
Luck is where
Preparation and opportunity
So no whining about conditions
Is a state of mind
Than definitive
Hoping and wishing is bullshit
Work it till your hands bleed
And you’ll be a hit
Small town values
Work through adverse conditions
The ethics you learn
The routine you practice
Will outrun any superstition

Is there a Right?

Is there a right

A place where you can be alright

Whether the answer is yes or no

Is there a right

Can one truly be wrong

Without any truth answered



If there is right

Can I choose this

Rather than choosing wrong

Can I choose it

Or does right choose me

Will it pick me up

Or let me be

Can I only know right

If I had been wrong

Right must appear

Through frustration and hope

But in the end I know

I hope

I can choose what was right

Because life is short

Yet days can be long

I hope that in the end

I can choose

Right from wrong


Vacuum Sealed and Sanitary

Life happens in a flash
One second you are on top
Then it’s gone in a dash
Life does not occur in a vacuum
Vacuum sealed and sanitary
Life happens
So time goes
It is customary
Releasing seconds
Into hours and days
Till the good lord comes a looking
They is nothing more to say
That if we forget that with times passing
Our fickle minds will fall too
There is no stopping the fate
That lies ahead
For me
And you

Dust Life Off

Working on waiting
Waiting to work
Life held up
Can be frustrating
Held back
Pick life up
Dust it off
Get going
Let go
Live with no care
Work hard
Life is better
Lived this way

Lie Our Trust in Hope

Runs strange
My world slowly rearranged
With challenge
Comes success
And lack thereof
We lie our trust in hope
Hoping all will go well
While there is no slowing
I arise early to heed the call
But some times there is no call at all
That is the problem facing my future
Facing what is there
And what is gone
What I have done
Talking in action
I must now react
It is as simple as that

Wait and See

10 feet of snow coming

Fresh bread on the counter

Waiting for the snow to come

Can’t leave

Worst storm in years

Mother nature throwing it in high gear

Dusting trees and coating drives

Glad to be warm and alive

They say it could reach 50 below

Plus at least 4 feet of snow

Today alone

Tomorrow will bring frigid air from Canada

Going be hard to see what happens to us

But we are warm

Inside a home

So there is no reason to be alone

We watch the weather and stay warm

This is the Midwest

So we come prepared

Where there is ice and wind

We burn through without a care

But this snow is different

Not quite so innocent

We will wait and we will see

What this winter storm

Will turn out to be


Lie and Wait

We lie and wait
For our inevitable
Changing fate

There is no crime in worry
All these changing events
With no grand hurry

This Thursday we depart
Lost belongings and hanging art

We long for the new feeling
Creation of our being
This is the call we are heeding

We depart in only days
So many miles away
We find new hope and worry

This will come on a normal
January morning flurry