Our choices

Sometimes I’m happy2012  1da copy

sometimes I’m not

but it doesn’t define me

and I’m not getting caught

in doldrums, sadness

depression or blues

for I’m aware of my blessings

and it’s joy that I choose!     Hansi Riley

Junior Seau the Gentle Warrior

The proof just came out that Junior Seau’s brain was damaged by head trauma http://buff.ly/UPWadp  I wrote this for his family, friends and fans when he died.  

He was a warrior

mighty and strong

but it took it’s toll on him.

Though he fought

as if nothing was wrong


the damage would win.

He was quick to smile

generous of heart

and helped  children

to get a new start.

Our prayers are with you

and loved-ones left behind

your now

soaring with  Angels

I wish you love

and peace of mind       Hansi Riley

The death of Seau, who committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest just like former NFL defensive back Dave Duerson, who also committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest and who left a note requesting that his brain be studied. Researchers at Boston University have found CTE in the brains of 33 deceased NFL players.   More needs to be done in helmet design and safety precautions!


No More Lies

You said you had to be with me

to feel complete.

But as time’s gone by

your happiness hasn’t been

mine to see.

There’s no discretion


what you say is always lies.

No thought of what Solitude 2a

you’ve put me through

just constant fighting and alibis.

Now your saying

‘take me as I am

that’s all I’m going to be’

For me that’s not enough

I’m done so now you’re free!

Just go to her

and break her heart

we both know you will

in time

you’re incapable of  love.

and someday real love 

is what I’ll find.    Hansi Riley


I wrote this many years ago, and yes I did find real love, and married him too! (=

Beneath the Surface

Look into my eyesThe girl with the haunting eyes

they tell a story

about my troubles

about my glory

If you take the time to see

there’s so much more

inside of me.          Hansi Riley

I wrote this poem to remind us about those who are not able to express themselves as easily, the unheard!

Life can get so busy and rushed, and communication is such an intricate part of  it.  Because of this many who don’t, won’t or can’t express themselves, could be looked over, ignored or  have a rougher time of it.  We could be talking about some babies, animals, Veterans (active and inactive), those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, the elderly, those in a coma or sick and the list could go on and on.  

I wish you all love, happiness and peace of mind…Happy Holidays,  Hansi

What is Joy

My family means

the world to me

They fill my heart with love


I never knew

what joy could be

it’s family

and God above        Hansi    

Kindness Knows No Boundaries’

Kindness knows

no boundaries

It can cover the earth

and cross the seas

Especially when shared

unselfishly!     Hansi Riley

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