Friday, July 10, 2009

Paused Gratitude

Today is a yesterday strung together by moments endlessly,
The future is time becoming a forgotten wind blessed sea,
To change the future, turn into reshaped pattern free,
Leaning past to show a tomorrow focused on fresh creed.

Never arriving, mired within the cells of lonely tyranny
Venture toward fresh beginning seeking belief true,
Doctrine compels action slamming worthless irony.
Principles strength props a slumping dogma blue.

Paused gratitude relays smartly designed hope,
Accomplishment renders furtive heart to cope,
Pride pushes briefly to the front and faith restores
Held high journey begun releases its shores.

Robert Dodson
July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009


Gathered around brightly burning camp fire,
Sticks and marshmallows give tasty gooey mess
Under starry filled sky, tales spun desire,
Horrifying shadowed images made you confess.

The burning heat warmed a body and froze fear
Stories related bound boys until youth retreated,
The frightening pictures hounded all while seated,
Finally petrified kids clambered into sleeping gear.

Sleep that night came agonizingly hard for most,
Several restfully snoozed like a cuddly teddy bear,
One slept only when a false dawn came to share
The announced rafting trip caused panic to be lost.

Robert Dodson
July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Paradise Visit

Encircled by the sultry cobalt ocean kindness
I face the poise of unending pleasant gaiety
The black sand beach entices a fun rarity
Soles tread gingerly upon new friendliness.

Palms sway gently on tropical flowing breeze
Trusting hope lays a gathering distinct laziness
Summer time clouds shelter mountains haziness
Orange juice comes deliciously squeezed.

Vacation island satisfies the dream held tight
Strolling the paradise in bright filtered moon light
Final evening reveals the memory of cherished desire
Yet the gloom of home extinguishes my burning fire.

Robert Dodson
July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Football and Youngsters

Brimming with energy the youngster explodes onto the pile
Stored for days emotion wells up rapidly in crashing style.
Oblong object attracts thousands of eyes seeking glory
Hands magnetically grasp frozen leather under light sea.

Respect on Oblong Square shapes a child for destiny
Courage displayed weekly grants new earned trophy
Discipline taught lessons needed for growing humanity
Obedience lends itself to manners of generosity.

Regulations ordered by self contentment apes life
Growing older rapidly dissolves the vigor of youth
Teamwork encourages cooperation through strife
Victory earned shows the necessity of uneasy truth.

Robert Dodson
July 7, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

My Road

Nestled within my mind dreams collide
Debate wrangles victory over to the side.
Questions remain for a future yesterday
Living sees its tragedy stuck per se’.

Grab the zest of doing and live to fulfill
Triumph is measured by many failures
Giving up has no chance to establish will
Fighting through sets a tune heard for years.

Life’s end measures a well traveled journey
Choices made reveal no failure or success
In the end, flowers still dress a smell sweetly
My road paved hearts to those I can bless.

Robert Dodson
July 6, 2009