All poetry and photos by Squeaky Connors unless otherwise noted, thank you.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Connors Christmas 2009

Sitting in my craft room, looking at the snow

Printing off some pictures, where did this last year go


Oh yes I see it clearly, in the photos that I took

As I organize them neatly, to put them in scrapbooks


We started off the New Year, putting Laura on a plane

As she moved to New York City, to get out of the rain


In March Daniel was married, in true artistic style

He serenaded Tiffany, as she walked up the aisle


Tim’s West Point graduation, happened late in May

We celebrated proudly, his accomplishments that day


Amy and I bonded, seeing tourist destinations

Our ”Cheesy American Road-trip”, was more than a vacation


Now to balance out his work, Tom is playing more

He’s working out at the gym, and golf gets him outdoors


It seems I’m always busy, at home or at my job

Driving Amy to her classes, or else walking the dogs


This year was full of milestones, we always will remember

As I turn them into scrapbooks, from January to December


The main thing that I notice, as this big year ends

The memories we treasure most, are our family and friends

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

underwear



she looked a little nervous
like she knew she had been naughty
when she came out of the closet
with something wrapped around her body

i don't know how she did it
but she thought that she looked fine
she was wearing someone's underwear
and i know they were not mine

one leg was in an opening
the waist wrapped round her neck
they really didn't fit so bad
i said, oh what the heck

if you really want to dress yourself
at least you started right
a lady must wear underwear
when she goes out at night

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

its only fair



today was a day that i knew
that it would be a sin
if i didn't take troy to the dog park
to play with his doggy friends

if he couldn't run free in the sunshine
and breathe the autumn air
if he didn't race through the fallen leaves
it just would not be fair

i wasn't the only human
that had the urge to go
the parking lot was full of cars
i think we're all afraid of snow

troy ran to his heart's content
he sniffed and marked the trees
there were boxers, labs and a st bernard
and a pug with a very strong wheeze

it was a truly glorious day
how i loved the smell of the leaves
all the dogs were happy and tired
when they got in their cars to leave

i'm sad that winter's coming
with its snow and frigid air
for we'll sit inside and miss the park
and dream of the days we were there




Tuesday, November 3, 2009


i got the dogs walked just in time
a big storm just blew in
the rain is pounding at my windows
now the fun begins
the house is dark and cozy
i made a cup of tea
i think i'll sit and read a bit
with a blanket wrapped round me
my little dog is snuggled tight
and snoring quietly
oh isn't life just wonderful
if we've but eyes to see

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

now

i am my true authentic self
it's not something I'm becoming
right now today here in the now
my own song i am humming

i am imperfect and unfinished
but that's just part of me
i do not have to win the race
for others to love me

or for me to love myself
and love this life I have
embracing both the joyful times
and the times I'm sad

i am weak and i am strong
at times i'm right and others wrong
accepting this has set me free
all these parts belong to me

and all the stuff that's in between
all things obvious and unseen
i am a beautiful blessed soul
though i am broken
i'm also whole

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Frosty Fall Morning




the sun is shining! quick, get outside! it's a frosty fall morning! don't stay in and hide!

Monday, October 19, 2009

true gift

transparency and honesty,
go against our cultural training,
we were born with both these qualities,
as we grow these gifts start waning,

we start to hide our feelings,
and learn to lie with ease,
we justify behaviors,
and deny that we have needs,

our shells grow thick, our walls grow tall,
we separate from others,
we play our parts convincingly,
and isolate one another,

the greatest gift we have to give,
we seldom can display,
who we are and what we feel,
we mostly hide away,

tis fear that makes us do it,
such cowards we can be,
hiding us, from those we love,
hurts everyone, you see,

so go back to your childhood,
when you were young and free,
share yourself, express yourself,
with childlike honesty,

it might seem hard when starting,
in time you won't regret,
for to give the gift of your true self,
is love most ultimate.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Below Normal

thirty degrees below normal,
they said today on the news,
with this cold, frost, and snow,
i can't say I'm amused,

they said warmth is coming,
i hope it comes soon,
let me know when it's normal,
maybe this afternoon.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

first snow , oh no!


i'm not ready for winter,
i don't want fall to go,
if you say that i'm dreaming,
i won't have to know,

that my pumpkin is wearing,
a new coat of white,
it happened while sleeping,
sometime late last night,

so it must be a dream,
say it's not true,
say that stuff on the ground,
is really just dew,

oh please come back fall,
i want you to stay,
don't let this small snow,
chase you away,

i'm sure it will melt,
and you'll be back quick as ever,
so don't disappear,
just because of bad weather.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

forget not fall




finally fall,
i thought you forgot us,
i thought you'd passed us by,
but here you are,
on this bright morning,
the colors verify,
your brilliance and your splendor,
unsurpassed by all the rest,
oh glorious fall you've come at last,
my spirits do attest.