Sunday, November 30, 2008


He loved Bonnie
She loved Clyde
Reckless lifestyle
Stolen rides

Forbidden romance
Captured hearts
Public villains
From the start

Red roses
Tommy Guns
Easy money
On the run

Rampant crimes
Storied fall
Wanted posters
Sirens call

Ambushed death
Louisiana style
Tragic end
No fair trial

Demise was instant
Early dawn
Fabled outlaws
Their legend lives on

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008


Thanksgiving Day
November 27th, 2008
Sad day indeed
Such senseless carnage
Supernatural hatred
Streets of Mumbai
Ankle deep with innocent blood
Five star hotels
Reduced to battlefields
Tales of heroism
Militant cowardice
Who cares what they believe
Fanatic violence
There is no justification
Resilient human spirit
Selfless compassion
Shall triumph evermore

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Peeling glassy curls
Beryl sapphire shimmer
So graceful
Infinite stimulation
Tranquilizing wetness
Cascades in brilliant favor
Obsessive magical moment
My troubles melt in the peaceful eddy
Moral majority think tank
Stuck in naive backwoods
Those who deem me bedlamite
Concerned that I “just don’t get it”
Grieve not my puffed up critics
I have no desire to perceive
Delusive adaptations
Brackish social squares
A simple round projectile
Adrift on balmy seas
My condolences
Sincere sympathy
Goes out to the “in crowd” herd
Who graze in fields of faked out pretense
Simmer down a bit
Unclench those poor offended toes
Soak your feet in tidal pools of forgiveness
Exhaling red annoyance
Its life man
Human interaction
Not a staged performance
His peace remains abundant
Copious blessings
Flood our restless souls
The best intentions
Exhausting burden of “fitting in”
Leaves one rather weary
Gravely spiritless
Barren vessels of regret
Kindergarten mentality
A child of God

Bill Grimes Jr. 2006

Monday, November 24, 2008


Come and go
No clear cut winners
Rigged human race
Viscous oil slicks
Choke our shores of gilded lust
Counting to a trillion
Still it’s not enough
We grieve perceived lost fortunes
Deceptive opulence
Betrayed birthright
As if we truly prospered
You see
It never was
Merely an illusion
Mortal sleight of hand
Fiat paper
Fancy minted ink
Now we pay the devils due
For our foolishness
Time to let it go
Refuse to run for cover
You who hold the weapons
Let them rip I say
No stopping angry multitudes
Who fail to jump when you say “BOO”
Basal sincerity
What it takes to rise
A man without a humble soul
A doomed man indeed

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Dominance agendas
Absurd priorities
Drive by promises
Dead on arrival
Common sense meltdown
As if we never had it
I simply see no wisdom
In violent gluttony
Dust shall never settle
On alters of aggression
Economic stimulus
Investment Banker hard on
All talk
No satisfaction
In riches
Spawned from thin air
Fear not
Child of God
For He is with us
Dire headlines
Global strife
Wrath shall come and go
As it was written long ago
Immoral men
Wicked deeds
Utter chaos
No surprises here
Man’s lust for gold
Ultimate false idol
Sacred soul
Holy path to heaven
Begins in mortal hell

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008


I hear the loud clatter
Explosive rhetoric
I feel death all around us
Creeping loss of innocence
I also witness love
Hard to camouflage
Beacon in the darkness
Hope to all who need it
My choice has been simple
To embrace brotherhood
Not so hard to fathom
When focused on AGAPE

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I caught a glimpse of you today
Passing by in traffic
Hauntingly familiar
Yet so fiercely distant
Complicated love
Crashing down around me still
My yearning heart
Pounding ricochet
Familiar breathless rhythm
These warp speed years
Have been quite kind to you
You wear them well my dear
My mind
Delicious daydreams
Moonlight nights
Soulful calls at 3am
Lost dogs
Sober thoughts
Dealing with fear demons
Clinging to each other
Despite the awkward chemistry
Your tender hand
Softly cupped in mine
My hungry arms
Wrapped around your feminine waist
Your whisper voice
So soothing
To these aging ears
Incredible sparkle
Dancing through your loving eyes
That magical kiss
Ah Mel……..
That fascinating kiss
No discernible logic
This gnawing need for you
It simply is
Never left sweet lady
I’ve tried my best to let you go
No relief
No fulfillment
Are you still afraid?

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Some questions
Truly have no answers
Far below the higher intellect
Master plan exists
Mind blowing
Our frail human brains
Illogical perception
Created in His image
Root of all existence
Holy angels
Assisting Him with joy
Vast celebration
So very simple
As we accept the truth
Walks in brilliant light
Dank darkness
Elementary thesis
Good enough for me

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Worn to a chalky nub
Still you see me sweat
As it is meant to be
Dark secrets
Transparency blooms
He is
No more am simply i
So digging this metastasis
Perfect symmetry

© Bill Grimes Jr. 2008

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