Early Morning Silence

In the early morning silence

the chirping of the birds

the ticking of the clock

is my time for writing words.

For the sun is out there somewhere

its light is slowly showing

the flowers and the ducks

with their inner clocks are knowing

that a new day is beginning

there’s no doubt it’s just begun

and I am fortunate to be here

to see another one.

Kelley E H Nolan


Go Forward

Think forward to the future,

the days and weeks ahead –

the opportunities abundant,

for the past is really dead.


Let the clouds and sky surround you,

let the sun shine in your smile –

the future is upon us –

it’s been here all the while!




With My DAD

As a child

and with my dad

I learned to fish

still makes me glad

to think about

that long,

stinky pier

we walked with care

our tackle near

and listened to cheers

as people reeled up

their mystery catch

with excited smiles

and hopeful eyes!

I couldn’t wait

to drop our lines

to feel the bite

the best surprise!




I turn to you

in the middle

of the night

the warmth of

your skin

next to mine

your soft,

gentle breathing

reminding me

I am safe

safe in your




my mind.



When the Tide is Out

may 10th

The waves are out

the birds tip toeing

in between the cracks

of the uncovered shoreline,

searching for treats

to fill their mouths,

to share later

with their offspring,

teaching us

that life is about

sharing and being


sometimes in spite

of what we need


when the tide