Love is Both a Path and a Guide ~~ Original Poems and Photographs by Rodney Standage, Gilbert Arizona

~~ Read Critically ~ Write Consciously ~ Speak Clearly ~ Tell Your Truth -Clint Smith

Monday, May 18, 2015


Amy, July 1990, Petrified Forest National Park Arizona

When I was wee
I had a quilt
It rested on
Bunk two of three

Small printed patches
Sewn with care
Each one unique
Though patterns share

I’d stop and find
My favorites feel
Then cold to warm
“Including feet”
Then drift asleep

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Denise found another lump on her chest.  Very discouraging. She had a biopsy that showed it was benign.  We are gun shy...


Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Grandpa Shreeve's Cabin, Strawberry Arizona, April 2015
The conference - over
Oh how sad
I spoke with a leader
“If only they had” –
Suggested things
That wouldn’t be bad

And then the memo
That never I sent
-I’d waited an hour-
Didn’t voice dissent
He said I should write
Help clean out the sty
Said I knew more
For I knew Why.