Friday, 20 October 2017

Day 20: Assisting a Friend's Cause

This weekend I'm participating
In a charity auction on Facebook
Where proceeds are going to help with expenses
Of a young baby's travel and medical bills.

The little boy suffers from Apert Syndrome
A disorder where the child's skull bone fuses early
It also could cause the fingers and toes to fuse together
A dire circumstance for an infant.

Members of the book and artist community
Have come together to raise funds for the cause
Offering books in print or electronic
Others offering swag of different sorts.

Myself, I'm offering up two e-book bundles
Of my three romance titles
Including a certain title that
Hasn't been released yet.

I hope the event raises a lot of money
To help little Wyatt overcome this disorder
No one his age should have to suffer
From such an abnormality.



Thursday, 19 October 2017

Day 19: Not the Caffeine Addict I Used to Be

With November's writing season upon us
I look back to the love affair I had
Between myself and caffeine
And notice the relationship has changed.

Whenever I used to attempt to write
A 50,000-word novel in 30 days
Coffee was my mistress
A dangerous affair for my health.

At times I would down an entire carafe
Within one daily session
Alas, thanks to high blood pressure issues
I've had to re-evaluate this strategy.

I now limit my caffeine intake
Due to this medical concern.
Opting for caffeine-free beverages
Outside of the morning hours.

I do miss my old caffeinated ways
I think my drive has suffered a tad
However, if I want to live long with my wife
The sacrifice had to be made.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Day 18: Passing of a Legend

Within the past twenty-four hours
Canadians lost a legendary poet
Whose lyrics struck a chord
Within every resident who heard them.

I confess I've only heard his band play twice
Once during a multi-artist benefit concert
The other during halftime of a football game
And due to them, I understood the hype.

Fans flocked to their concerts
Chanting for the band to take the stage
And when the man took to the mic
They all sang along to their favorites.

Alas today, Bobcaygeon has grown silent
The Hundredth Meridian had faded a little
New Orleans has sank a tad lower
And The Century has come a bit closer.

Fare thee well, Gord
Your legacy lives on forever
May your lyrics play with you in heaven
With Grace, Too.


Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Day 17: Second Wave

Work has gotten busy again
With the influx of tasks flooding my inbox
I do my best to keep up
As the requests increase in the pile.

One by one, I complete each task
As another one comes in
Keeping my head above water
So as not to drown in the requests.

I recall having to survive the influx
A few weeks ago
Alas, the next wave has come in
Like another tsunami threatening to flood me.

I know this is the second of three waves
I will encounter during this period
With the final one approaching
Closer to the end of the year.

I've been promised help is on the way
Within another week
However, I question whether or not
It will be enough to handle the surf.


Monday, 16 October 2017

Day 16: Recovering From Busy Weekend

On a normal weekend
I would stay at home to run errands
And spend quality time with my wife
However, the past couple of days were condensed.

Saturday I was requested to attend
A business meeting for an organization I'm affiliated with
Taking place eighty miles away that afternoon
But that wasn't the only thing on my agenda

That night, I took in a college football game
Taking place downtown involving the local school
While the game was enjoyable
I did not return until really late.

The next day all of the tasks I normally do
Over the course of forty-eight hours
I had to do within the span of twenty-four
Too short a span to completely relax.

Needless to say, I was feeling it this morning
When I showed up to work
It took a while for my second cup to kick in
Regardless, I survived the weekend and today.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Day 15: One Year Since

It's been a year since you've left
And the pain while subdued
Hasn't gone away entirely
And I know it never will.

There were so many things
I wanted to say and show you
Alas, I know that I will never
Have the opportunity to do so.

I wished you could see
How far I've come since you've left
How I've become a better and happier person
Then I was when you knew me best.

There is still so much pain
We've caused one another in the past
But I will never get the opportunity
To make the amends I needed to do.

Today it's been 365 days
Since you left all of us
Just remember you were always loved
And never will be forgotten.

Day 14: This Event is Oversold

This year I decided to purchase
Some college football tickets to a few games
However, after two contests on my schedule
I'm starting to re-evaluate my decision.

It's not that the games are not entertaining
My team is undefeated so far this season
My gripe comes from where
My seats are located at the stadium.

Had I known that my seats would be
Situated in the Student Section area
For the course of my tenure this year
I would have balked at the offer in the first place.

I guess my complaint is the fact
The tickets are general admission
If I get up to get concessions or use the Men's Room
I run the risk of losing my seat to a student.

This is reason why I have a beef
With the way the plan was structured in the first place
But I know at least with college basketball season coming up
My seats for that are in a reserved spot.