The New Young at Heart Radio Show

Inspiring and Informing

Poems by Don L Higley

Don has produced thousands of hours of television production-including The World Series of Golf and The Paul Harvey Show.  These days, most of his creativity is focused toward writing poems that provide inspiration and insight on any number of subjects. 

At the Dawn of Time

Acute Senses

Detect

Cancer — Drugs — Bombs

Suspicious Critters

Prowling About

Tricked by Treats

They Study Your Eyes

Sensitive

To

Voice and Touch

Gentleness Works Wonders

Breeds Are Many

Temperaments — Personalities

Vary

Hospital Patients

Welcome

Warm Furry Friends

Those

Who Know Dogs

Love Them Fiercely

Marriage

With

Unspoken Vows

Oh

The Comfort

The

Inexpressible Comfort

Of

Loving a Dog

They Ask so Little

They Give so Much

©

 

・Entitlement・

Annually

We Honor

Our

Ancestral Veterans

Parents

Grand and Great

Who Seized

Our

Bundle of Rights

On

Battlefields of Yesteryear

Where Tombs

Of

Unknown Soldiers

Dot the Wayside

Memories Remain

Mother Nature

Mourns her Losses

Urges

Self Determination

Fulfill Family Obligations

Ignore Ideologies

Of

Greed and Power

Mortal Enemy

Of

Democracy

When Diplomacy Fails

Duty Calls

Valiant Patriots Respond

 Bearing

 The

 Torch of Enlightenment

 To

Foreign Soil

Banishing

Ignorance and Bullets

Instilling Human Rights

Nurturing

Family and Country

 To

Live Life

With

Contentment

 ∞©∞

 Fourth Quarter

 At Birth

We Are — What We Are

One From Two

A Birth Date

A Dash

A Question Mark —

That Remains

Until Death

Steps Out of the Shadows

Family — Culture

Shape our Habits

Neglected Health

Cast a Long Shadow

Morphing From

Age to Age

Wisdom Emerges

“Life”

Our Most Precious Gift

Is

Vulnerable

As

‘Seniors’

Retirement Looms

Daunting Challenges

Face Our

Final Quarter

Maintaining Good Health

Paramount

Reviewing Family Histories

With

Consultants

Provides Lifestyle Adjustments

Removing Toxins

From Our System

Learning News Exercises

Modifying Mom’s Recipes

Willpower Crushes Our Habits

Prevention our Goal

Change

Becomes our Mindset

Bodies Benefit Immediately

Long Term

Health Benefits Blossom

We Are Ready —

Come What May

∞©∞

My Muse Speaks

(Memory Loss)

My Aging Mother Asked,

“Who Are You?”

“I Am Your Daughter.”

Like A Bolt of Lighting

I Knew

Mom Was Gone

“That Hurt Me Mom.”

“How Do You Think I Feel?”
Bewildered

Mom And I

Sat In Silence

Devastated

Hello

I Am Your Muse

Please Listen

Declining Health

Comes With Age

Escape Impossible

“Senior Moments”

Symptoms Of

What Will Be

Are

“Happenings

Your Family — Friends

Are Aware

Life’s

Formidable Journey

Lies Ahead

Bleak Alternatives

Confront You

Prepare —

Long Ago

Food Grew Wild

We Ate It Raw

Today

We Cook — Eat

Processed Food

Balanced Diets — Exercise

Benchmarks Of Good Health

Essential

Morphing From

Age To Age

Parental Genes

Display Their

Dance Destiny

Old Age

Need Not

A Dilemma Be

Merely

A Rocky — Less Travelled Road

Adversities

Come With Age

All Individuals Vary

As Must Their Plan

Seek Guidance

Be The Best

You Can

∞©∞

Child Abuse

Our Future

Rests with Children

Cherished as no Other

 Born

Free of Fear

To Accept

Life’s Challenges

 Along the Way — When Called

Slay Dragons

 Not If — But When

Bullies Appear

Casting Slings — Arrows

Intimidation

From Lips — Fists

 Applying Trademarks

Black — Blue

Swollen Flesh

Imposing Their Will

 Confused Children

Cringe in Disbelief

Their Psyche Maimed

 Incident after Incident

Withdrawing

Defenseless Against Rage

Ravaging Senses

 Victims Once Branded

Often Abuse

 Where to Turn — What to Do

 Abusive Behavior

Must Stop

∞©∞

WAR

Mother Nature’s Wisdom

Instructed Creatures

‘Defend Yourself’

They Did — We Do

Good — Evil

Special Interests

Roots of War

Motivation

They Have — We Want

Warmongers

Conceive Objectives

Mothers

Conceive Chessmen

For

Bloody Battlefields

Warmongers May Win

Mothers Lose

Humanity

Will Transcend Ignorance

Demand Peace

Families

Substance of Life

Theirs Alone

To Enjoy — Fulfill Dreams

©∞

BRAIN INJURIES

Soft Pink Tissue

Housed in Bone

Home of the Mind

An Electrical Presence

Existing in Thought

Serving the Senses

Assaulted

Retreats to Coma

Body Immobilized

Trauma Severity —

The

“Issue”

Rewiring Required

Self-healing Begins

Without Timeline

Observer — Caregivers

Ever Alert

For

Subtle Behavior Clues

Betraying Brainwaves

Devastated Families

Crushed by Uncertainty

Cling to Hope

Prayer

Their Daily Deed

Gradually — Mysteriously

Subconscious Welcomes

Pleasant Sounds and Odors

Each to be Explored

Life’s tasty Tid-Bits

Essential Fare

Of

Good Health

Consciousness Returns

Joyful Moment Blossoms

Intensive Assessment Begins

Recovery Promising

Long Rocky Road

Of Love

Lies Ahead

∞©∞ 


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