three poems


Birthday Tanka

Birthdays are so grand.

Fam-ly, surprises and cake

The tears sting my eyes

While laughter sings from within

Sad that it means I’m now old.



Limerick by the Sea

A day on the beach is all right.

On chairs in the sun we sit tight.

‘Til waves come so near

We rush off in fear

How nice to have wings for our flight.




How sad are the goodbyes!

Even though we know they’re coming

The time together never seems enough.

Yet in the eternal scheme of things

Our comings and our goings

Our meetings and our partings

Are ordered for our benefit.

Time, to those with faith, does not exist.

There is only the eternal now

And the now is sufficient for me.


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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