Shame on the NFL Protests, so many men & women died protecting your butts, & you can’t even stand up out of respect for them. This is the wrong way to protest! American children are watching you, so get some ca-hones & stand up for your country!

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Old Man Winter’s, at it again

He makes his appearance

in a cool set of duds

long white coat

matching gloves.

Whistling a tune

that shakes the trees

loosening the last

of Autumn’s leaves.

He’ll flaunt his colors

of blue, grey and white

and orchestrate storms

to show off his might.

The days he’ll shorten

and nights prolong

constantly changing

his bone chilling song.

His powerful reign

will play on for a spell

but he’ll finally wear down

and go straight back to ….       Hansi Riley

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Quiet Glen in Winter

A soft glow and then radiance

as the Sun pushes out

from its blanketing of dark clouds.

I feel my skin warm under its caress

I’m surprised by its intensity

on such a cold winters day.

The glen under the sun’s touch, softens glistening snow 4a

and snow fairies appear

glimmering and dancing

from newly melting snow.

The forest groans and whispers

as snow

loosened from heavily burdened branches

softly hits the ground

 and small animals scurry,

in search of food.

I breath the frigid air

absorbing the glen’s tranquil beauty,

and say a prayer of thanks…

for all that is life!              Hansi Riley

Mysteries of the Wind

Up again down again

round & round

whirling, rushing

all over town.

Why the hurry

and where’s it bound,

as it swirls in and out

pushing us around. 

Constantly whirling

to and fro.

Sailing the oceans

as it continues to blow.

So what’s it after

and why’s it run?

Is it chasing the Moon,

or just following the Sun?          Hansi Riley

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Adventures at Sea

How I wish to sail the Seas

breathe air so alive

taste salt in the breeze.

So exciting and dangerous

for those born without fins.

We might spot a Mermaid

coming up from within.

Or fall upon Pirates flying skull and bone.

Who could say when traveling

this far from home.

What I wouldn’t give

to return to the Sea

and experience adventures

like in the books that I read!   Hansi Riley

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