Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MARRYING INTO MADNESS

No point complaining about it now
The damage has already been done
Marrying into madness
Of course there will be
Ups and downs
That is to be expected
Didn’t see it coming
Bullshit
The signs were unmistakable
And they were everywhere
I just refused to believe them
I was in love
And love is all that they say it is
Blind deaf and dumb
The greatest pitfall
We will ever have to face in life
Love is very much
A terminal disease

Jack Henry Markowitz
Philadelphia, Pa
2017


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

I once knew a woman
who got away with murder
and when it came time
for her
to meet
her Maker
she simply plead
not guilty
Your Honor
by reason of
Insanity

and off she went
scot free...

Jack H. Markowitz
Philadelphia, Pa
2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Lost In Traffic



Like Amelia Earhart
She disappeared
From my life
To parts unknown
Lost forever
To the foggy mists
Of dementia…

She was a lifelong
Source of inspiration
And encouragement
Until
Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Took her away from
All that she loved
And from all those
Who loved her back

During our last conversation
She was riding in her car
With her adult daughter
Driving through thick
Old fashioned
New York City
Rush hour gridlock
Never to be heard from again

Ground Control to Amelia
Ground Control to Amelia
Come in Amelia

There is so much more
That I want to say
So much more
That I want to share

To no avail
On the radio
Nothing but static
Fair thee well
Blyth spirit
Bird thou never wert
Amen

Jack H. Markowitz
Philadelphia, Pa


Friday, March 17, 2017

IT IS AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK



IT IS AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK

It is an impossible task
To keep a woman happy
Though we men
Do all that we can
To fulfill their every
Need and desire

But no matter
How hard we try
To fill their
Bottomless pits

A man has
Only so much of himself
That he can give

And once he has utterly
Poured himself out
His strength and virility spent

She puts him out to pasture
If he is lucky

Or to a lunatic bin
If he is not

Jack H. Markowitz
Philadelphia, pa