Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Jackass’s Tale

Some stories he’s told have grown along the way
But what really happened has gone astray
Don’t ask him the truth because he couldn’t say
The lies are so real it’s like it was just yesterday

With others they’re told so many different ways
If you heard it before you’ll know he’s strayed
Ask him the truth and he’d know what to say
But he’ll tell you he’s mixed up even if it was yesterday

© 2011 Michael Yost

Only Two

I’ve only loved two in all my life
One of them used to be my wife
The other a girl during High School years
When I think of either one I can shed a tear

The world rotates so fast for me today
But I wouldn’t trade the time of yesterday
Will there be time for more; I’m over fifty
I guess for the time being we’ll watch, wait and see

© 2011 Michael Yost

Daddy’s Due

Finding the time leaves a trail of tears
I’ve told him I love him but he still feels fear
That I’ll not be there when he makes a call
Because I go with my girl friends to the mall

© 2011 Michael Yost

Senryu Thirty Nine

Sobriety gives
Me the key to my own cell
And to escape hell

© 2011 Michael Yost

The Need to Heed

Wind mills and a rainbow on the hills that I stroll
Ahead on the path I see a little troll
When I finally reach him he reads from a scroll
The King said it’s his right to demand a large toll

The scroll says the King owes him for some magical spell
And had him released him from the dungeon’s cell
You see my magic is strong so heed mademoiselle
Or I’ll put you in a deep hole and you’ll think it is hell

I pulled out my wand and did to what he threatened
The troll looked up and appeared to be frightened
As he stood there the hole had just deepened
Maybe you should have asked with whom that you bargained

© 2011 Michael Yost

A Charlie Brown Kind of a Depression

A Charlie Brown Kind of a Depression.

Empty Bowl

Laying out the words from the creative void
Drawing everything out from voices destroyed
Digging deeper holes hollowing out the devoid
Trying to stay calm while being annoyed

© 2011 Michael Yost