An infant crawls into a toddler
                  The toddler tumbles into a boy
                       The boy lurches into a teenager
                             The teenager springs into a man
                                  The man advances into a daddy
                                       The daddy slides into a grandpa
                                            The grandpa drifts into an angel

 ©2015 by Rose Marie Boyd

Trying to pedal backwards gets you nowhere.

© 2015 by Rose Marie Boyd

Despite the defensiveness a man hides behind, his faults and secrets are eventually revealed.

The wall between them
fails to keep the ugly truth
from being exposed.

©  2015 Haiku by Rose Marie Boyd

Humph! He acted as if we've never met before.

Mr. Moon

He was playing coy with me again tonight. 
Flitting in and out between the clouds,
he wasn’t man enough to face me straight on.

© 2015 Photo & Poem by Rose Marie Boyd

Preconceived notions impact the way we see ourselves and the things around us.

©  2015 Haiku by Rose Marie Boyd

My son Justin has a dominant personality. He’s very successful in convincing others that doing things his way is the less painful way to go.

(Photo taken at Medieval Times, NJ)


Be it beast or man,
Friend or foe, all bow their heads
and bend to his will.

© 2015 by Rose Marie Boyd

Ever go to the funeral of a good friend or dear relative and regret never telling them how much they really meant to you?

Love and affection:
best conveyed to the living

’fore death thwarts the chance.

© 2015 by Rose Marie Boyd

Desperate solutions can turn bad situations into catastrophic disasters.

With prospects dimming,
a bright idea surfaces
to blaze a worse course.

© 2015 Photo & Haiku by Rose Marie Boyd