OFF THE BEATEN PATH

You
Want
To follow the crowd.

I
Want to
Carve my own niche’
Off the beaten path.

You
Want to
Take the high road.

I
Want to
Take the low road
Off the beaten path.

You
Want to
Take the short-cut.

I
Want to
Take the scenic route
Off the beaten path.

You
Want to
Live in the city.

I
Want to
Live in the country
Off the beaten path.

You
Are not
Wrong.

I
Am not wrong
Just different
Off the beaten path.
Written 4.14.07
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NOT

I was
Supposed to be
A boy.

I
Was
Not.

My name
Was supposed to be
Kevin Lee.

It
Is
Not.

I was
Supposed to be
Born in January.

On Elvis’s birthday
Glad
That didn’t happen.

The year
Was supposed to be
1964.

It
Was
Not.
Written 9.29.12
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HOLLYWOOD ARMS

When I am missing someone
I take comfort
In the Hollywood arms
Of Jack Lemmon.

When I am lonely
I take comfort
In the Hollywood arms
Of Dean Martin.

When I am sad
I take comfort
In the Hollywood arms
Of Paul Newman.

When I am crying
I take comfort
In the Hollywood arms
Of Montgomery Clift.
Written 9.25.12
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GOD’S WILL

GOD’S Will
Is a
Son.

GOD’S Will
Is a
Brother.

GOD’S Will
Is a
Husband.

GOD’S Will
Is a father.

GOD’S Will
Is a grandfather.
Written 9.22.12
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BE KEEPERS

Be
Accountable.

Be
Honest.

Be
True.

Be
Yourself.

Keep
Your promises.
Written 9.22.12
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