Saturday, July 04, 2009

Independence Day

Searching heart freedom is in my grasp
Reflections on yesterday give me pause
Failure to remember the whys is my gasp
Truth of conviction is the lifelong cause.

Putting faith inside my being carries me
Living freedom is the simple task I bear
Breathing liberty requires complex duty
Independence is earned by the blood of I care.

Proudly our flag waves its moving call
Ask those fallen souls what price glory
I stand free today honoring those who paid all
My right to stand alive in silent liberty.

Robert Dodson
July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Aisles of Destiny

Forging through the trails of traveled path
The aisles of destiny await considered road.
Wavering moments require elephant mode
Enduring droughts of elation’s planned wrath.

Moseying along Grand Canyon awe slams
Depth of grandeur amazes the ribbon river
Flowing upon Painted Desert of sandy clams
Richness of self rewards a heart’s quiver.

Completed journey recalls the tribulation earned
Measured success filled by dreams realized
Destination appears from missteps learned
No goal can be so small that it becomes resized.

Robert Dodson
July 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Continue On

Gripping tightly to an ever present goal,
Steadily gathering pieces of my puzzle,
Sorting into smaller parts to guzzle
Readily the dream begins to foal
I continue on.

Achieving tiny ones makes heart race
Building towards the next step stimulates
Moving forward enhancement graces
Acquiring each purpose lessens fate
I continue on.

A lifetime passes ever so rapidly
Looking back the journey pleases
Resting at long last, moments flee
Success fights a battle to never cease
I continue on.

Robert Dodson
July 1, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lessons Learned

Lost in a jungle of twisted hope hearts hold a key
Tangled within a vision of future past desire stalls
Encrusted hate washes destiny from painted walls
Humanity rises upon sensually stark blue sea.

Tropical breeze carries a storied dream gently
Through the lobby of my soul to share silently
Glistening sand beaches warm my passion
The relentless surf pounds stoic attention.

Lessons learned use fortified interest again
Saving for fulfillment life begs for new wish
Working gradually becomes anticipation’s dish
Pleasure of success is opening rewards drain.

Robert Dodson
June 28, 2009