Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Listening


Listening
© 2018 by P Michael Biggs


I try and listen.
Sometimes I hear
what I didn’t hear.
Occasionally I don’t hear
what I heard.

Hmm

Listening is difficult.
It requires discipline,
And listening.

I can’t rehearse while I’m listening.
I can’t prepare my next spiel.
I’m just … listening.

Maybe, perhaps, I’ll learn something.
Maybe, perhaps, I’ll improve
with my listening.



Originals by P Michael Biggs

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

If I Could


If I Could
© 2018 by P Michael Biggs

If I could give you one verb,
just for today …
hold onto faith.

If I could give you one
fleeting sentiment
just for today …
have hope.

If I could give you one action,
just for today …
show Kindness.

If I could give you one action word,
just for today …
be love.

And now abides
 Faith
  Hope
   Kindness
    Love.

What a wonderful world
this would be, indeed.


Originals by P Michael Biggs


Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Weekend Traveler


The Weekend Traveler
© 2018 by P Michael Biggs


They drive past my window
where I write.
The weekend traveler
is going.  Going somewhere.

In their cars and trucks,
with trailers and boats,
following along like
obedient children.

They seek fun in the sun,
sounds of the seashore,
BBQ, hotdogs, potato salad,
chips and dips,
and fun.

I see a Frisbee or two,
fishing poles aplenty,
some with coffee cups in hand,
and kids galore.

They are the weekend travelers.

They wait for the ferry
to whisk them away.
From what are they
getting away?

It doesn’t really matter.
We all need that kind of break.
We all need to get away
for a weekend, sometimes.


Originals by P Michael Biggs