Birth is but an entrance
We have been here before
Death is like an exit
Out through the back door

Each time we are born
Everything seems so new
But like bees in a hive
We know just what to do

Could be we all are aliens
That came from inner space
To occupy these bodies
Within this human race

The mission is to experience
Each life as an observer
Just one stop on a trip
A journey lasting forever


While I have been here for awhile
Through it all, I still can smile
Thinking about where I have been
No difference between now and then

History in endless books of pages
Is only a moment in all the ages
As drops of rain go pitter patter
Every fallen sparrow does matter

All are one and one is all
As we hear the animals call
Different entities all the same
Living life is one big game

(Published by The Society of Classical Poets Literary Journal August 6, 2016)


You may need a doctor
You may need a nurse
Health is but an obstacle
In the physical universe

You may have to tie your shoes
With the shoestrings in a knot
One more thing to overcome
Here inside this universal plot

You may have some ice cream
Melting all over your hand
You may have to walk for miles
Across a dry desert of sand

You may have to dig a hole
To get to the water below
You may have to weather rain
Trudge through drifts of snow

You may have to fly above
The mountains way up high
You may go from here to there
Never stopping to wonder why

You may have to row a boat
Or pedal a bike down the street
You may have to smile and wave
At some of the folks you meet

You may have to have a job
Whatever it takes to get by
You may have a broken heart
Tears will fall when you cry

You may have to climb a hill
Wade barefoot across a creek
You may have to carry a load
Even though you may feel weak

You may have to eat some food
So your body can digest it
Your body functions as a tube
Sometimes you may detest it

You may have to throw a punch
Fight against your fellow man
You may even jump and stomp
All to kick his ass if you can

You may drop an atom bomb
Use a gun to blow people away
It happens often on this planet
Causing many to hope and pray

You may have to climb a tree
In order to obtain a better view
You may fall from the tree and die
And that will be the end of you

As you move on down the road
Remember, it could be worse
As we find so many obstacles
Here in this physical universe


If you should live too long
You may just end up dying
And if you can stay strong
You may avoid the crying

What happens on the way
All of this is up to you
Whatever you may say
May all of it ring true

Be truthful unto yourself
So said some ancient bard
Put the heartaches on a shelf
And it may not be so hard

Start the day with a smile
There is no need to frown
Breathe the air for awhile
Watch the sun shine down

Feel the warmth of the sun
Look high into the sky
And know we all are one
You are the reason why