Drawn

I can not
Explain why – all my heart
Knows is that

It is drawn to
The smile within your words like
A bee to a flower

What others
Take from my heart your words
Pour back in

Like a candle
Burning Brightly your words light
Up my heart

That is why my
Heart loves you as a friend – weeps
When you are sad

Longs to hold you
Whenever you cry – my fingertips
To wipe away the

Raindrops of
Your tears flowing down your cheeks
Like a river

Deadbeats

It never ceases to
Amaze me how people demand
Government to

Provide safe roads
And bridges – clean water and
Social safety nets

Then whine and
Complain about the taxes it takes
To pay for them