“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A Full Glass

Hope is contagious.
I am not in denial
when I affirm this.

I do believe that
a glass half full sates my thirst.
So why not drink up?

If in the process,
others believe this also,
my glass might seem full.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
is an inspiring figure.
Against odds, he won.

Dignity and grace
he maintained intact despite
crushing stress and strife.

Here’s what we can learn
from this absolute hero:
Odds don’t tell it all.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nerve Transmission Speed

Myelin cover
affects nerve transmission speed.
It’s why we suffer.

One hundred eighty,
myelinated nerves reach;
mph, that is.

Half mph for
demyelinated nerves.
Quite a contrast.