Monthly Archives: February 2011

Old Chinese Proverb *


Confucius say,

“If you are in a book store and cannot find

the book for which you search, you are obviously in the…

Book Store

*Sent to me by email.  Couldn’t resist.

Senryu Seventeen

Golden Tears

Were my tears golden
My children would never need
But never fulfilled

© 2011 Michael Yost

Senryu Sixteen


Stroking uvula
Obesities genital
Food fornication

© 2011 Michael Yost

Senryu Fifteen

Dare I love again
Embracing melancholy
Splash new the altar

© 2011 Michael Yost

Senryu Fourteen

Vintage Shoes

Loafers with laces
Insecurities soft tell
Foot fashion from hell

© 2011 Michael Yost

Senryu Thirteen

Sandy Waste Land

Turn the sand to glass
Much easier to see the oil
The blood of the Beast

© 2011 Michael Yost

Free Write Friday

Lover’s Reap


Poet’s soul spins into her cavity neap
Filling the cracks and crevices deep
Leveling the lining it seeps
Grading the walls inside steep
Secures the hearts new keep
Slowing lobo’s creep
Disturbing sleep
Killing sheep
Bo Peep

© 2011 Michael Yost

Wolf Feeding

Senryu Twelve

Portionate losingCruelty To Animals
Waisting away wasted wiggles
Forking over flab

© 2011 Michael Yost

Gutter Pizza

Gutter pizza steamsWorm Vomit
Round worms seek shelter
Pigeons flock to scene

Broken zipper streams
Boil weeping smelter
Gutter pizza steams

Lacerations scream
Doubling up, welter
Pigeons flee the scene

Conscience fades to dreams
Nightmare now alters
Gutter pizza steams
Pigeons flock to scene

© 2011 Michael Yost

200 Foot Memes Square


Come in my living tomb
Old Navy senior sale
Ten by twenty foot room

My window, children bloom
Febreze soaks up the stale
Come in my living tomb

Next store old bride new groom
Hammering Trojan nails
Ten by twenty foot room

Memories, weeping womb
Dyson cleans up, prevails
Come in my living tomb

Expecting the word gloom
Westinghouse lamps unveil
Ten by twenty foot room

Sleeping soon, don’t exhume
Ambien does not fail
Come in my living tomb
Ten by twenty foot room

© 2011 Michael Yost

Cabrillo HS seen through the window

Where Glee does outside taping of shows.

Haiku 9

Love Trees

One will arrive soon
Hearts harvest ready to reap
Her bounty to keep

© 2011 Michael Yost

wHo Am Bi

Bi Polar

I close the door to your noise.
Go your way; your ploys and toys.
No longer will we orbit the same sun.
Gravity lays me flattened near undone
Pain and rules are relative.
Results and rain cumulative.

© 2011 Michael Yost

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America ” and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence …
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello …
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams
    Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government.  He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man.  That happens to be way more than what most understand today..   Jefferson really knew his stuff.  A voice from the past to lead us in the future:
    John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
    When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe …
Thomas Jefferson

    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

    It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.  A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

    My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Thomas Jefferson

    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Thomas Jefferson

    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
Thomas Jefferson

    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson

    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.  If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive
the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
    I wish we could get this out to everyone!!!
    I’m doing my part.  Please do yours……

Note:  Author Unknown. 

Posted, deleted and reposted.  This was originally an email I received and thought nothing of posting it here until someone tried to thank me for writing it.  I tried to find the original author, but ran into over 64,000 postings, so.. with that being said, I hope you gain something from and enjoy it. 

Senryu Eleven

Key Board


The moment is gone
There it goes again, comma
Filling it with pause

© 2011 Michael Yost

Duplicities Border

The castoff pools in the gutterLark in The Park
Beating rain rolls over his skin
Coughing, spewing with a sputter
Heavy lids hiding a soul dim

Evil wicked days his wish away
If the rain could wash his dark heart
His soul lines gutters this day
So that I might lark in the park

© 2011 Michael Yost