I wonder what people say

Do they wonder if I squander my day?

The media makes me feel

Like I am a square, a real  fifth wheel.

This illness is getting me down

My gait is bad;  all around.

Light-headed is most of days

It keeps me from wanting to play.

Tremors keep me so uptight

I feel like I want to fight.

Arguing always with  myself

Trying not to sit on a shelf.

I don’t want this again and again

I wish I could turn back and then

I’d pack more in each day

Nothing would stand in my way.

I keep God close to my heart

I pray each day at start.

I ask for this one day

To make it through your way.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd








What can I do

Who can I ask

When I don’t like

Leaving the past


Who can help

Keep my memories fresh?

When I look ahead

I can’t give it my best


You say I have a choice?

You say I’m making it too hard?

All I have to do is this?

You say I’m the one tarred?


Oh I get it; your words

I completely understand

I can accept what has changed

Carry the future/past in both  hands.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd




Valentine’s Day

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Did you know

That I love you?

Remember saying this when you were a young girl, waiting to fall in love?


roses_bouquet_3518Today, most of us reading this post have grown-up. Some have loved, lost loves or not found love. Valentine’s Day isn’t what we had thought it would be for ever and ever. The next poem below is one that I wrote for all of the rest who know what it is like to be alone on the Lover’s day of the year.

Valentine’s Day

I dreamed of you for many years

You broke my heart and I shed tears

My heart is broken yet today

When Jesus took you far away

Then there was the one man of all

I never met him but I didn’t  fall

Woman and woman, man and man

Love feels the same in love’s plan

But because I have these feelings deep

And I don’t have a mate with me to see

I think that I will pass on cards

I think I will push this holiday far

To all those lucky enough to be

In a relationship for all the world to see

I wish you Happy Valentine’s day

I hope you are happy in every way.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


My Hero/ The Daily Post

My Hero

Who’s your hero? Tell us a story about why that person plays such an important role in your life.



What is a hero

Is it described in one word

Is it only one person

Can he fly like a bird


Maybe the hero

In your life is

The one who loves you daily

The one who plants a kiss


Could your hero be a stranger

Whom you have never met

But admired all his actions

And of him you even dreamt


Could the hero be your grandma

Who let you sit upon her lap

When tears were slowly falling

Then she’d lull you into a nap


What about your parents

Who you always claimed too strict

But now that you are grown

They did teach you just a bit


Or was it that school teacher

Who cracked the learning whip

Could she possibly be the reason

You are now taking that business trip


I don’t think there is one hero

I rather believe that there are many

The ones who touched your life

And left memories so plenty.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd








A day of thanks

A day of food

A day to rest

A day of good


A day to listen

A day to share

A day for all

A day to care


A day to give

A day to pray

A day to think

A day given us today.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. I hope all of you enjoyed the day. I pray we all remembered those without. I had a very nice time last weekend with my boys and their families. I had an enjoyable evening with my daughter and her family. It was so nice, I  spent the night and returned home this morning.

You can tell I was quite relaxed by the photo taken of me Thanksgiving evening.

me and dog 1



Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Twinkling stars

Eerie sounds

Flying ghosts

All around


Frozen and Batman

Zombies and more

Holding out sacks

For goodies galore


Sounds of cats

Screaming at nights

Hooty hoot owls

Screeching delight


The one night of year

When excitement is due

With witches and goblins

And everyone says BOO!

Written by,

Terry Shepherd









Don’t leave me

Don’t go away

Stay by my side

Please don’t let me slide


I know you aren’t really here

I can’t see you anywhere

But I can still see our love

In my bed and right above


You left last week

You walked out on me

You said we were through

You wanted someone new


But I can’t let you go

I must feel you by my side

So I cling to memories

In my dreams, our love, you and me


You insisted on walking on

Take your clothes, take it all

But when you turned to leave

I stole our memories.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


Autumn Leaves/ The Daily Post

Autumn Leaves

Changing colors, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth — or with dread?



The summer heat is gone

The furnace on

The winds doeth blow

For jackets we go

Campfires heat

Marshmallows we eat

Crisp leaves fall slowly down

Almost covering all ground

Jack-O-Lanterns glow

And the children know

Trick-or-treating is near

Time for costumes and gear

Smell of pumpkin pies

Tearful memories in eyes

Saying grace, holding hands

Families gather in grand

Summer has gone

Time to sing a new song

Let us enjoy this new day

And soon Spring will be on its way.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd






The air is beginning to change

The crickets loud and clear

The leaves have less color of green

We can tell fall is far too near.


The air seems to hover

A thick fog in the morning light

School buses in bright yellow

Children screaming in loud delight.


Vacations are over

The beaches close

Birds fly south

Allergies leave my nose.


Halloween comes to mind

Decorations galore

Costumes to make or buy

Buying candy from the store.


Thanksgiving to follow

Christmas Day on the way

An excitement builds within us

As summer strays to yesterdays.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd




Tunnel Vision, The Daily Post

You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth. Where’s the other end of your tunnel?




A house at the edge of the block

Covered by bushes and trees

A scary place to walk by at night

Can make you feel so ill at ease


And  inside lives an old woman alone

Who  cares  less about the outside view

She’s heard all the scandals and stories told

She smiles, because she always knew


That she is the only one who has

A secret place given only to her

A tunnel which brings her life  alive

Which she sees clear, not even a blur


When she feels cast out from the world

She only need walk through that door

She lets the light guide her way

To there and here for  never more


And waiting for her to say hello

With smiling faces of delight

Is all her family passed from here

And everything is finally alright.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd

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