Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Little Sixty Watt Light

I told the old man
I didn't understand
his porch light
being on all day

A little sixty watt light
isn't that bright
compared
to the light of the day

And at best
even at night
it has just enough light
to be seen a block away

So he turned out the light
and its dark out at night
since the old man
moved away

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Hero

He floats above the mourners
amazed at the crowd
His words were never many
his voice was never loud
and the lives he touched
were by simple acts
only acts
that love
allowed

Thursday, October 31, 2013

CRAVING

CRAVING
Copyright 2013 by Norris Trimm

Nothingness
lightless
silent
boundless
infinite
sameness
I awake
with a craving
 

Friday, October 25, 2013

OLD FRIENDS

OLD FRIENDS
Copyright 2013 by Norris Trimm

If I were twenty years younger
and you were twenty years plus
two birthday candles
would separate us

What's a few years
between old friends
that's all I'm
asking  you

You could roller skate
while I warm the bench
watch you do flips
while you watch me flinch

What's a few years
between old friends
that's all I'm
asking you

Reincarnation
that would be fine
still my teeth would be gone
and so would my mind

What's a few years
between old friends
that's all I'm
asking you


Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Top

He sets it spinning
though it wobbles
but he spins
his little top
finally gets it
 making circles
and watches...
as it slowly
starts to stop
(it takes him a billion years but he has lots of time)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A WINNER

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."

-- Calvin Coolidge