12/01

Stimulus
#Response

Life
In a nutshell

Unless
You
Overthink
It

Return
To nature
Let go

#vsspoem

12/02

Honesty
Fidelity
Perseverance
Courage
Commitment

These have always been
The #measure
Of a man

Now more
Than ever

#vsspoem

12/03

Night falls
Bodies mesh
Against his #vow

This must be
The last time

#vsspoem

12/04

No words
Suffice
To express
How much
I #appreciate
All of you

Many
Thanks

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12/05

Every glimpse
Every laugh
Every time
I think of you
Conjures
A song

Pleasure
Little #treasure

#vsspoem

12/06

He took her hand
To reassure her
One last #caress
Of her cheek

The tornado roared
Removing the cellar door
And him along with it

The image
Haunts her
Forever

#vsspoem

12/07

Her sparkling eyes
Her #subtle smile
Inviting

His sanguine stance
His teasing words
Advancing

His forward request
Her quiet agreement
Conjoining

#vsspoem

12/08

Power down
The runway
#Ease back
Nose lift
Climb
Effortlessly
Level off

Shake my hand
A first
For everything

#vsspoem

12/09

Walking through battle
Confident
It is said
He has eyes
In the back of his head

Until the day comes
When he goes #blind
IED
Boom

Life
Forever
Changes

#vsspoem

12/10

Potions
Elixirs
Glowing in the dark

Attacking your ills
Like a hammer
To an ant

The #remedy
Is worse
Than the malady

#vsspoem

12/11

We walk the same ground
Though we have never met
My #kindred spirit
Knows all of me
And I him

My wish
To learn
To amplify the good
And minimize the bad

We both become
Stronger

#vsspoem

12/12

A unique take
On cartography
Take a look
At #xylography
Mapping ancient
Geography
Finding clues
In ethnography

Just another tautology

#vsspoem

12/13

I see her
On the park bench
I catch her eye

I join her
For lunch
And laughter

One step closer
To #yes

#vsspoem

12/14

Her sullen eyes
#Evoke reflection
From everyone
She meets

Hiding the light
Inside her
The mirage
Is complete

Take the time
To know her
Boundless joy
Replete

#vsspoem

12/15

I never esteemed
Your #enigmatic manner
At first

Wise
Crazy
Circumspect
Wild

Teach me
How to live

#vsspoem

12/16

Let’s play a fun game
Your dress is short and red

Sit on my lap here
Your smile can knock me dead

#Tell me a story
Into your Eden I’m led

#vsspoem

12/17

I #thank you
For being at my side
When the cold winds of misfortune blow

I #thank you
For showing me love
When I am at my lowest

I #thank you
For being everything I am not
And sharing my path willingly

I #thank

You

#vsspoem

12/18

The #snapshot
Slipped from my pocket
When I removed
Your broken locket

The only evidence
That you were here
Slips from my memory
Forever I fear

I stare
Into the distance

#vsspoem

12/19

Cast in the shadows
Devious #intent
No plan to cultivate
Needless consent
Chaos is the design
Revolution the goal
Power to the people
Regain the country’s soul

#vsspoem

12/20

For you, I speak
This #simple truth

Go forth
And spread
Love and compassion
Far and wide

For it will
Return
And bless you
Many
Times
Over

#vsspoem

12/21

Sweet and seductive
Her feminine wiles
Lure another to her lair

Sharpened teeth
Revealed in the moonlight
For him
Too late

Her lust for blood
Not a #secret
Any more

#vsspoem

12/22

Despite all of the doubts
Despite all of the worry
Despite all of the qualm
Despite all of the unease

You #shine

#vsspoem

12/23

#Listen
To the sound of the birds in the trees
#Listen
To the music of the Earth

The song is timeless
The music strong
The beauty priceless
Known all along

#Listen

#vsspoem

12/24

Would I have
The capacity
To #forgive
Like you have?

The road is long
But worth it
If I get back
The woman I love

#vsspoem

12/25

The hours tick by
Until I have
The pleasure of
Your #company

Your soft skin
Your willing smile
Your
T
o
u
c
h

You thrill me
Like no other
Stay with me
Forever

#vsspoem

12/26

Your attempts
At #affection
Bring only
Objection
You take no
Direction
No desire for
Reflection

I’ve no choice
Ejection

#vsspoem

12/27

Another fun date night
And then…
The moment of #clarity

Proposal
Acceptance
Planning
Wedding

The rest of our lives…

#vsspoem

12/28

Bright colors dance
Causing a trance
Entice you
Invite you
#Hook you
Then cook you

Dinner
is
served

#vsspoem

12/29

Rumbling
Thunder
Lightning
Vortex

The swirling clouds
#Paint the sky black
Your turn for calamity

#vsspoem

12/30

You do not speak
Above a #whisper
But your words cut
Across my core

Excuses fail
Relationship fissure
Trust torn asunder
Together no more

#vsspoem

12/31

Silence gives way
Stirring
Yawning
Aromas
Of barista magic

The world greets
New #dawn

#vsspoem