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The Ceiling and the Floor

The Ceiling and the Floor

By David Smith May 10, 2018

 

The ceiling and the floor reflection is great, it’s how we listen and how we debate

 

The eternal circle above my head; the architecture, the ceiling, as thoughts keep me fed

That circular shape helps the public flow; Up to reception and around they go

Eying the ceiling with pocket lights enclosed; it is relaxing as adrenaline flows

To keep anxiety on a healthy plane; the circular ceiling is an emotional gain

 

That’s the hope in a waiting room; where tension is high and outbursts can boom

Staring at the ceiling, like watching the sky above; a soothing affect, as life’s problems shove

That circular shape helps the public flow; Up to reception and around they go

The circular ceiling above my head; Controlling thoughts, how the mind is fed

 

The reflection from the floor fascinates me; Pocket lights from the ceiling is something to see

Bright little spots reflected from the floor; the mirror image is what I adore

Just like personality and what we reflect; our moods hot and cold

Can make others a nervous wreck

What we reflect, those moods bounce back; being pleasant can keep life on track

Light is only temporary, the power does go out; Controlling attitude is what reflection is all about

 

Reflections from the floor as mirrored images shine; We are the original, we control the time

The reflection from the floor fascinates me; To control our attitude, Influences what others see

 

The ceiling and the floor, reflection is great, it’s how we listen and how we debate

 

 

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The Ceiling

The Ceiling

By David Smith May 5, 2018

 

The eternal circle above my head

The architecture, the ceiling, as thoughts keep me fed

That circular shape helps the public flow

Up to reception and around they go

 

Eying the ceiling with pocket lights enclosed

It is relaxing as adrenaline flows

To keep anxiety on a healthy plane

The circular ceiling is an emotional gain

 

That’s the hope in a waiting room

Where tension is high and outbursts can boom

Staring at the ceiling, like watching the sky above

A soothing affect, as life’s problems shove

 

That circular shape helps the public flow

Up to reception and around they go

The circular ceiling above my head

Controlling thoughts, how the mind is fed

 

 

Thoughts from a Typewrter

Thoughts from a Typewriter

Originally typed on an Underwood Rhythm Touch 1948 model

By David Smith April 14, 2018

 

My pride and joy to type away

And listen to the tapping while I play

Like loading a fountain pen with bottled ink

And make little tiny circles on a page and think

 

A taste of our forefathers how they lived

Without cell phones and tablets and time they give

A simpler time would embrace in my hand

With physical exercise and the walking we can

 

This modernization where the information highway is full

The stress and the strain and nothing physical to pull

More time for anxiety and more time to dread.

With instant messaging communication is dead

 

To nimble the fingers and love notes with pen

And typing out thoughts in the privacy of a den

Our forefathers had vision with simple machines

And speak with precision of what life truly means

 

On this information highway, over whelming to digest

And big brother is watching and frustration at best

A simple life with typewriter and paper

Artificial intelligence, a stressful flavour

 

Behind the typewriter makes me glad

To learn the skill made me mad

All that drill to type about

Posture perfect as my grade nine teacher would shout

 

It was worth it to learn the skill

To type with speed and accuracy the thrill

Later on from years gone by,

The manual typewriter, that keyboard I spy

 

The joy of writing; to think while I type

Rules and creativity, to do it right

My pride and joy to type away

And listen to the tapping while I play.

Timeless Classics: Vintage Typewriters

Timeless Classics: Vintage Typewriters

By David Smith December 30, 2017

 

A modest collection of typewriters on display

My total collection, my passion by the way

That burning desire to study pictures and all

Beautiful typewriters, that keeps me in awe

Reminds me of Marilyn Monroe when I was young

Beautiful glossies as her fame has sung

 

Studying her moves, like the typewriters I see

The unique composition, that goes beyond me

The classic machine, the keyboard and cover

Sounds and the rhythm, imagination does hover

The smell of the ink, the beat of the slugs

The printed page, imagination hugs

 

The ting of the bell, an original line

The beauty of Marilyn, a thought that is mine

Classic typewriters, the communication of the age

Thoughts on paper as reality is engaged

What a thrill, a movie star, and typewriters too

Expressing imagination, the passion so true

 

Vintage typewriters, and composing, the craze

Timeless classics, an eternal age

The eternal beauty of Marilyn Monroe

And vintage typewriters

The passion a glow

A modest collection of typewriters on display

An Icon of history as the past is at play

 

Scenes of the Family Gathering

Scenes of the Family Gathering

By David Smith August 28, 2017

 

He sat behind her with long flowing hair

Dipped it in the ink-well for the colour to compare

That ink stain had to be removed

Her hair kept getting shorter

And emotion on the move

That was in Grade School

Now fast forward in time

She got engaged and he sabotaged the rhyme

 

With his bewitching charm and competitive way

She broke her engagement and married him in her day

That is the tale, now, four boys on the scene

And a little girl so thoughtful and keen

The family grows and time takes hold

Life passes on and relationships unfold

 

In family gatherings, stories brought to light

Dynamics of a family, so vibrant and so bright

All the family stories, to document and weave

Much more fascinating, than TV fiction to believe

Family gatherings, priceless gems to pass on

Family dynamics where sparks have shone

 

The Family Gathering

My two aunts so wonderful to see

They get along wonderful, so beaut-i-ful-ly

The bonds of family so neatly tied

The family tree, its dynamics inside

Next generation, soaking up like a sponge

Family accomplishments, information to plunge

 

Great family stores to document in time

Family history; we create, in our prime

From the cradle to the grave, document what’s grand

Log it and date it and keep it at hand

Pass it on to the youth, let the next generation grow

Pass on the value, family history to know

 

 

 

The Family

 

On both sides of the family cousins to see

Childhood memories come back to me

Seeing my aunts, where imagery is strong

Remembering Mom and Dad

My youth is now gone

The next generations don’t even know

Our struggles and development and how we grow

 

With all life’s technology and distance we’ve come

The next generation with smart-phones that hum

A simpler era, when in my prime

Now its computers and spyware we find

Invasion of privacy and pictures in RAM

Passwords and disc space we continually cram

 

On both sides of the family

First cousins to see

My security blanket

When Mom and Dad were with me

The Hornblower Experience

The Hornblower Experience

By David Smith August 25, 2017

 

The mass of people to see the gorge

Tourists at Niagara, how they forged

Like herding cattle, the people in line

In pens, of movement, to control the time

 

Employees had counters, to count the sheep

Placed in elevators, up and down, we creep

Tourists were thick, and well organized, to go

On and off the Hornblower, we know

 

Shuffling the masses was something to see

Thoughts of a refugee camp, vivid imagery, for me

Ever ending lines, of people packed in the corral

As the flowing of tourists can move quite well

 

Like we’re a number, and move on through

And our individuality, no one knew

A mass of people and think of our skills

Getting on that Hornblower for nature’s thrills

 

Think of our potential, the composition of a nation

Our abilities and talent, with great expectation

The multitude of people to see the Hand of God

Our humility, and His Workmanship, we can applaud

The multitude of tourists to see the sight

To harness that energy, what power and might

Famous Writers and Tools of the Trade

Famous Writers and Tools of the Trade

By David Smith July 16, 2017

 

Famous writers, their typewriters, in demand

It’s not the typewriter, it’s ideas that stand

Whether an Underwood or Remington or Olivetti around
It’s the tool of the trade where marketers abound

 

Not because of their pen or the brand of the ink

The passion for writing, to express and to think

The tool is not the skill, it’s from the author’s hand

The ideas, the circumstances, to document in this land

 

Excited by life, to treasure each thought

Capture ideas with suitable tools that we got

It does not matter, about a brand or a name

When writers become famous, their tools become fame

 

The freedom to think and document a thought

Daydreaming comes alive the power it brought

Writing tools become famous, because of the writer’s flair

The writer, not the typewriter, the value to share