July 30, 2011


My sister Joanne.
Taken in the house that is the present location of the Greenfield Center Community Center
By John R. Greenwood
Two minds born of parental souls, 
seek shelter in like ways.  
Photographs and memories 
entwined and sprinkled 
with smiles and tears, 
tough days, and heartwarming stories 
mixed together like a tasty shake, 
better enjoyed by sipping 
slowly through a straw of reflection and appreciation. 
Casting off heavy weights and cumbersome baggage 
- gently to roads edge, (for now anyway) 
responsibility and obligation- 
forcing the need to pick them up on the trip back home. 
Dedicated to my sister Joanne. Based on our similarity of interests 

July 26, 2011

Do Over

Do Over
By John R. Greenwood
comes slowly    over      time
that tomorrow
Is already gone
Today happened a long time ago
had I known
It really wouldn’t have mattered

July 23, 2011

Piseco Lake Duck-Sparklers

Piseco Lake Duck-Sparklers
By John R. Greenwood
Baby duck-sparklers
In July morning sun
Spread happy duck trails
With little duck tails
Brothers, sisters, mother duck too
Floating feathery light
Unaware the peaceful nature
Duck-sparkler’s bring
Life’s tiny signals
Sent from somewhere up high
That bring ease to the heart
Wet smiles to the eyes
Baby duck-sparklers
So simple, so free
Adding light to life
Asking nothing of me
No music needed
Only words added here
A reminder to watch
For signs to appear