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Unpublished writings from 2018

Stephen Kaufman : June 18, 2018 12:19 pm : SL Kaufman
I’m proud to share the first of several unpublished writings from 2018. There will be more.

I am feeling more at peace now
Than I have in quite some time
And I can only attribute it to
My recent growth

I am accepting my age
Appreciating how uncomplicated my life is
And coming to grips with the fact
That I am on a different path

My past adventures remain past
And my new journey
Holds the promise of taking me to
Places of mind and spirit I am now ready for

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From Learning to Love Again…”Up Early”

Stephen Kaufman : May 7, 2018 9:58 am : SL Kaufman

 

It’s always fun to go back to the very first book in this series to see if the words hold up today. Thankfully they do. From Learning to Love Again…”Up Early”

Up early absorbing the words
On the pages of my morning
Filling my mind with new information
As has always been my pattern

I have hopes and goals
Hurdles to jump
Walls to climb
And I know I will reach them

For the first time in years
I feel the energy of optimism
The strength of my convictions
And the freedom of my emotions

For the first time in years
I feel the encouragement of others
The support of new friends
And the absence of loneliness

Things are happening quickly
As I feel the constraints of time
But I do need to pause
And not outrun those dear

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UNPUBLISHED 2018

Stephen Kaufman : April 19, 2018 2:38 pm : SL Kaufman

 

I am feeling more at peace now
Than I have in quite some time
And I can only attribute it to
My recent growth

 

I am accepting my age
Appreciating how uncomplicated my life is
And coming to grips with the fact
That I am on a different path

 

My past adventures remain past
And my new journey
Holds the promise of taking me to
Places of mind and spirit I am now ready for
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LOVING YOU

Stephen Kaufman : March 16, 2018 10:54 am : SL Kaufman

 

Loving you
Was the only thing
I ever did
Right

And now
As I relive those times
I have absolutely
No regrets

Anger and sadness
Yes
Closure
No

Be at peace
My lost friend
For you have found
What I could not give you

And perhaps one day
You will understand
That I gave you
Everything

 

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FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Stephen Kaufman : February 13, 2018 3:14 pm : SL Kaufman

 

Sometimes a poem requires reposting.

This was written for Valentine’s Day and was published in Volume 3 “Finding Love.”

It remains one of my favorites.

Love awakens me
Holds me while I sleep
Nourishes my days
And eases my soul

It renews my life
Encourages my dreams
Protects me from harm
And lightens my load
My laughs are heartier
My tears deeper
My touch gentler
My mind clearer

I don’t need this day
To understand its wonder
Embrace its beauty
Or gift its presence

But I’m glad it reminds me
Of the magic that is possible
When hearts connect
And roses bloom

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RANDOM THOUGHTS…2018

Stephen Kaufman : January 17, 2018 3:04 pm : SL Kaufman

I have no plan to write 
Everyday
But I do have a plan
To keep writing

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Thinking today
About what I want to do
And realizing that
I’m finding reasons not to

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Finding someone
To share my life with
Has always been my priority
And at 72, I’m still looking

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Our concept of love
Is ever-shifting
And becomes more so
As we age

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I used to have a mojo
But I apparently misplaced it
Somewhere along the road
To my current uncertainty

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“Learning to Live Again” is nearing publication… Here are some RANDOM THOUGHTS from the book

Stephen Kaufman : December 28, 2017 10:22 am : SL Kaufman

There is not a day that goes by
When I’m not thinking about others
And I suppose it will remain that way
As the pain has never really left

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There is not a day that goes by
When I’m not aware of this insidious disease
That has invaded my body
And changed everything

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There is not a day that goes by
When I don’t think about
How lonely I am
In a place they call Paradise

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There is not a day that goes by
When I’m not thinking about
My relationship with my gal
And hoping we can make it work

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LOVE

Stephen Kaufman : December 4, 2017 8:11 am : SL Kaufman

Learning to Live Again is my biggest project and I’ve yet to see its end. Here again is a poem from that unfinished and unpublished work.

I’ve always felt
That life is about love and fear
And right now I live in fear
And without love

I know that I am loved
But I can’t return it
And for me
That is debilitating

So I need to understand love
In ways I haven’t really explored
Even though I had learned to love again
And found a love that still inhabits me

I have always looked at love
As a physical, passionate state
And that is missing right now
And maybe from now on

I need the touch of someone I love
As I stroke her hair
Kiss her gently
And take her softly to me

I had it
Lost it
And continue to suffer
Without it

Is learning to live again
Learning to live without love
Or learning to redefine love
In the age of the aged

I haven’t given up
I just don’t know
But I’m completely open
To the answers

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I Never Saw it Coming (Song Lyrics) | SL Kaufman

Stephen Kaufman : November 16, 2017 1:38 pm : SL Kaufman

I never saw it coming
After all those years
And now my guitar’s strumming
While I wipe away my tears

I don’t know how I’ll make it
Without her by my side
And though I’ll try to fake it
My soul is opened wide

CHORUS: Why now…why me
How the hell…I didn’t see
Took me down…suddenly
But I can…guarantee
This ain’t… the end of me

I never saw it coming
Though the plan was in the air
And though you caught me humming
I will fight off the despair

I know It need to make it
Of that I have no doubt
And though you tried to take it
I’ll find the best way out

CHORUS

Instrumental verse

CHORUS

I never saw it coming
Was I blind to it all
But I won’t be succumbing
To depression’s call

For I know that I will make it
Though thoughts of her remain
I’ll find my path and stake it
To sing this song’s refrain

CHORUS

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Birthday Poem – From Learning to Live Again

Stephen Kaufman : October 23, 2017 10:17 am : SL Kaufman

Every year, I write a birthday poem. This year, I’ve written some random thoughts I want to share with you.

From Learning to Live Again (unpublished)

I feel alone
But I’m not lonely

I feel sad
But I’m not depressed

I feel tired
But I’m not weak

I feel hurt
But I don’t feel pain

I feel calm
But I’m not at peace

I feel pensive
But I’m forgetful

I feel empty
But my life is full

I feel fortunate
But I don’t feel blessed

I am spiritual
But I’m not religious

I feel lost
Yet I know exactly where I am

I feel stimulated
But I procrastinate too much

I feel loved
But I don’t feel liked

I feel like new adventures
But I keep repeating the old ones

I feel sexual
But I don’t feel horny

I feel scared
But I’m not unnerved

I feel empowered
But I’m not powerful

I FEEL OLD
BUT I’M NOT THAT FUCKING OLD

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