Carndo (Bill Whitehorn)

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Wait The Storm Out

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:53 pm

sky
turning purple
in the distance
one can see the funnel clouds

deadly
yet part of nature

wind blowing
like crazy

yet nature
can surprise you
when you aren't expecting it

the smell of rain
ozone in the wind

animals can smell it

yet humans don't
or choose to ignore it
at their own peril

time to find a cellar
as my grandfather used to say
and wait the storm out

otherwise Mother Nature
will have the last laugh

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Summers Of Moab

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:54 pm

memories of me
chasing lizards
outside of Moab
when I was 11 yrs old
in the hills
just before one arrives
to the Old City Park

sometimes I'd Catch blue bellies
other times I'd catch the bigger
leopard lizards

I's bring them home
in an empty milk carton
show them to my mother
then release them in my yard

ya I had fun
growing up
in the summers
when we lived in Moab

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Unfriendly Critters

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:55 pm

biting fire ants
stinging bull nettle
prickly pear cactus
three inch thorn bush

just a few things
that you have to be
careful of
here in Texas

otherwise it will
bite you when
you least expect it

and then you have to watch
for
rattle snakes
cotton mouths
and of course
the scorpions

sometimes
it seems
its an
unfriendly place

but then you have to
take in account
that most places
have their
unfriendly critters

and then you go with the flow

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Fake Smiles

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:56 pm

this world that's plastic
fake smiles
while some pretend to be your friend
yet behind your back they laugh at you
yes those fair weather friends
who don't have anyone's best interests at heart
gossip mongers
who love to pat themselves on the back
while kissing their own ass
fool hardy people
who karma loves
to bite when they least expect it
and why?
because the universe returns
what you put out
if you put out love
then love is what you'll get in return
and the opposite also applies
at the same time
it won't let you forget it either
but for the most part
some never learn that lesson
then the hard lesson is returned
ten fold

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A Way To Greet The Day

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:57 pm

cool wind
breathing down
dragon clouds
high in the distant sky
look closely
and you'll see a red hawk
soaring with those clouds
cliff swallows fluttering
around everywhere
tall red oak reaching upward
prickly pear cactus blossoming
along with blue bonnets and indian paintbrush
you can smell all of the blossoms
rattler sunning himself on the edge
of the pink and black granite
and mother nature finds
a way to greet the day

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Alendar

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:05 pm

within those pools of green
where mountains reach into the sky
held in peaks covered in silver
where a simple man
hears a whisper
Alendar

my home within

oceans of azure
and blood red deserts
speak
of tales untold

and yet I hear
that whisper
Alendar

songs sung of
dreams
where a heart is strong

truth told in legend
where miracles
unfold

and yet in the distance
I hear a cry
Alendar

home where the heart is

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Reaching That Point

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:06 pm

reaching that point in my life
where I need to simply slow down
and don't take things so seriously

enjoy the moment
rather than rush into things
head long without thinking

savor what I have
rather than longing for things
I don't need

find that comfortability
that fits me
instead of listening to others
that fit me as a square peg
in a round hole

I am who I am
and some things
won't change
regardless of others opinions

and here I am
waking life's path
searching for my soul

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Harmonies

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:07 pm

I hear that cadence
sweet serenades
that sooth the soul

rhythms that fill
a heart
within a moment in time

harmonies within the ear
celebrated in that succinct
memory

something that fills
the heart and soul

within the day

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Those Smiles

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:08 pm

those smiles
that somehow brightens the day
where a song
fills the heart

that kindness
which everyone needs

simple harmonies
that lighten the soul

and somehow
touches the heart

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Earth Spirit Rhythms

Post by carndo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:10 pm

down deep
beneath the dark earth
and earth spirit smiles
knowing certain rhythms
that spoke to him

those eons of time
where mountains rose
molten lava
gives life
as a blood stream

where sometimes it erupts
and spews like an angry god

other times
it's calm like beach
where its sister
sister the ocean
rolls its sand
in its own rhythm

sometimes it rumbles
as earthquakes
reminding some
that they didn't have
the final word

but all in all
he knows
that life will continue
through eons of time
in this universe

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And Here She Is Winking

Post by carndo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:28 pm

gorgeous
female form

blonde
young 20's
pixie cut hair

wearing a blue top
with blue jeans
and sandals

and here she is winking
then smiling at me

she sunders down
the bus way
making her way out the door

here I am thinking
very interesting

at least she knows
I'm alive

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Enjoy What You Can

Post by carndo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 pm

I remember
the old trails
back in the San Juan mountains
old fishing creeks
ladened with brook and brown trout
hidden coves
where one can cool off
from a hike
and enjoy the day
and I smile
from pleasures one
gets from forays
into mother nature
one can enjoy the silence
and solitude
from the hustle and bustle
of everyday life
relax..
enjoy what you can
life is but a journey
in the scheme in this
universe

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To Keep Going On

Post by carndo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:33 pm

Funny...
some people
never understand
simple concepts

somehow they can't
get it through
their head

they try to make excuses
then blame others
for happenings
that revolve
from their own
doings

never realizing
that the rest of us
see what's going on

but I guess
that's life
and where
opposites
find
what's needed
to keep going on

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Those Unreasonable Ideas

Post by carndo » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:32 am

those unreasonable ideas
that fly off the page
some that make you laugh
some that make you think...
what?
you've got to be kidding

and here you are shaking your head
wondering what the hell is going on?

but then life is but a journey
with twists and turns
that catches everyone by surprise

still...
there are those days
that everything is off kilter

so you go on
and laugh

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Times Passed

Post by carndo » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:34 am

it's funny
thinking about times passed
never thought that I'd be doing what I am now
never considered myself a poet
but then life changes
and in those changes
we change

sometimes for the better
sometimes for the worse

and you go on and laugh

remembering what has passed

somehow it's those times
that make you grow

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