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





Sunday, July 26, 2015

Helpless

Parade Day, July 4th, 2015 Show Low Arizona

Awakened by a sob –
From one I love.

Sleep flees from me!
An easy thing –
An open heart –
To sooth the hurt,
Til breathing calms,
And sleep returns.

Now I lie awake,
Staring in the dark,
Waiting for –
Worry, Angst, depart.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Journal

During Denise's surgery, Dr. Wascher found a second cancerous tumor, which he also removed.  The surgery was much longer and more invasive than originally planned.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Out

Junk Runner at the Showlow parade, July 2015


I want to go and find what’s new –
Let’s go and spend the weekend too –
I know places you don’t need shoes,
I want to spend the time with you.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Each


Curtis in Mormon Battalion Regalia, Sharpcreek Arizona June 2015

A Million times
A Billion times
One Humanity

A story each
Though common themes
Father – Mother
Birth and Death

Few are great
Some live long
Not each is hope
Not all belong

But most are loved
Though some ne’r find

A different row
Each one will plow
And what they learn
Forms how and why
They do

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fruit

Olivia in the Rincon Wilderness Arizona, May 2015



I dug a hole –
And thought about
Some folks - no shovel own.

Inside the hole
I placed a tree –
Then filled around
Then watered we.

Someday I’ll eat
A Nectarine –
Plucked from
This leafy tree.

An act of faith –
That some n’er know
Nor care to see.