Thanksgiving 2014

I give thanks for this moment of living
The future has forgotten me now
I give thanks the present moment of giving
The past has shown me how
Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

As the Pain Shapes My Path

I’m not done with my damage yet

I’ve got a few more rounds to take

As the pain shapes my path

I’ve got a faith I can’t shake

I’m gonna miss one bit of pain

Before I sleep and then wake

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

Flowers and Stems

I like to hear the people talk

Silently conversing with them

I like to see couples walk

Silently strolling with them

Choosing not to be the flower

Existing as the stem

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

Unshared Moments

I miss the unshared moments

Before the like reblog and tweet

Unique bonds of time place generation

Be they happy sour or sweet

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

Love Is A Storm

You make me forget my scars

Embracing the whole

Not a person viewed in parts

Understanding my toll

Love is a storm

Not a breeze

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

Themes Repeated Are Not Depleted

Themes repeated

Are not depleted

Strands entwined

Are futures divined

Nothing lessens

With more mass

Stone is stiller

Than gas

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014

All Of It, All At Once

All of it

All at once



I’m greedy

Forgive me

My hunger

My lust

My thirst


All of it





Gene G. McLaughlin 2014