Down Home Truth Punctures Mountain Top Bump Onna Log Deities

It took a lifetime
But Bear carried
Her burden basket,
As asked,
To the top of the
Slick glass mountain
Only to be told by the
Smirking Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities,
“You’ve got the wrong
Stuff in there.”
“Us Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities told
You to collect
The second scavenger list
Of goodies to bring to us first.”
“Take all this
Valuable heavy
Stuff back down,
Dig a deep hole,
And throw everything
In the hole and bury it.”
“Then bring back this
Other buncha equally heavy
Doodads of no value,
That is really the first list.
Hahaha, hohoho, hehehe”
“Then go back down
Dig up this second list
Of valuable heavy stuff
And bring that stuff
Up here again,
So that we can reject it
In the right order.
Hahaha, hohoho, hehehe.”
Did the weary Bear drop
Her burden basket?
Oh no.
Bear threw it down!!
Jumped all over the
Burden basket
And its valuable and
Heavy contents.
Then Bear threw
As heavy and sharp
As spear heads,
Some honest
Down home truths,
And a few heart-felt
Curses, as well.
The Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities
Laughed so hard they
Forgot to dodge
The harsh truth
And their hot air souls
Were punctured so that
They blurbbblububububed
Off the other
Side of the mountain
Like giant farting balloons.
The Mountain Top
Bump Onna Log Deities
Were never missed.
Except the local mayor
Did notice their absence
On voting day.
Sadly, however,
Bear’s burden basket
Was smashed to nothing.
It had been a fine
And useful basket.
The End
Bear … 09.15.2015

All Ya’ll Platitude Spouting Mealy Mouthed Preachers Are Wrong!!

Amongst other
It is lazy
And damned CRUEL
To say to anyone
Overburdened with care
And struggling to do
What is right and
What has been asked,
“You are never asked
To carry a heavier load
Than you are able to carry.”
Ha! how many times have
You swell headed idiots
Said that very thing
Just so you wouldn’t
Have to actually do
Some work, yourself?
I am here
To tell you that
God regularly asks
Us to carry burdens
Much too heavy
For human beings.
Perhaps this is
To keep us humble?
Or more likely,
It is far too
Amusing to resist.
Bear … o9.14.2015

Two Thousand Six Hundred Worthwhile Magazines Times Nine

Twenty Three Thousand Four Hundred
As soon as I get home
I shall cancel
All subscriptions
Especially those
That are interesting
And published weekly
Fifty Two times
Fifty years
Two thousand six hundred
To be eventually
Disposed of
Having quite
The disposing of
Aspect multiplied
By several other
Fifty plus year old
Of periodicals
I shall not bequeath
Such a legacy
Not even in
Chronological order
With lovely
Bear … o9.07.2015


“Be careful what you ask for” has been the theme and/or moral of fables and stories and sermons for several thousand years.

I made
The mistake
Of asking for
I have
Also been
Many opportunities
For the practice
My gift.
I am
Massive irritation,
Maddening frustration,
Swallowed anger,
Sublimation of self
Part of the
Was a
Package deal,
I didn’t
Catch any
Golden Fish.
I didn’t
Net any
Magical birds.
I didn’t
See any
I merely
Told the
Prayer Warriors,
When asked,
What I needed
To fulfill
What has been
Of me.
Was that
So terrible?
Now I have
Been reborn.
I am a
Bear … 07.13.2015

12. Conversations With Bump Onna Log

BUMP ONNA LOG: … (talking to family member on home telephone, when Bear enters room, he says with a  loud overriding voice)  She is standing here, so SHE MUST FEEL PRETTY DAMN GOOD!
BUMP ONNA LOG:  Oh I can just tell, you can take my word for it.  I don’t need to ask her.

Bear … 06.09.2015


Hard Times

Times are so hard
I must plow my
Garden’s furrows
Using a spoon.
Scarabs roll away
The fertilizer
And doves peacefully
Eat all the seed.
I harvest from my
Rocking chair,
‘Cause nothing
Is there.
Sweeping’s a chore,
For I must use
My toothbrush,
Which leaves my
Teeth all snaggly,
And to trim the
Grass my scissors
Must do.
The walkway is
Deep gluey mud,
And the road bed?
It’s loose
Blowing sand.
My life is in files
All numbered thirteen.
But I am blessed,
Oh so blessed,
As long as chlorophyll
And my eyes
Are still green,
And tiny arms hug.
Oh the joy that
Children are both
Heard and seen.
Bear … 06.07.2015

GRANNY (me) with Photographer (Granddaughter) reflected twice in the sunglasses  ⓒBackSeatPhotography2014

GRANNY (me) with Photographer (Granddaughter) reflected twice in the sunglasses ⓒBackSeatPhotography2014



Evolving lives
Branching through
Wavering sky
Swirling roots
Spread curling
History beneath
One blooming
Then the other
Dancing in place
The feral
Of unlikely
Secrets of
Woodwind sighs
Sub woofer groans
High pitched
Dissonant squeals
The music
Of growth
Ultra low
Rocks and soil
Blending water
Light and love
Death symbiotic
Long wave
Laughing green
Consensus ad idem
Bear … 05.17.2015

Overhead - Unlikely Companions  Mimosa and Oak  ⓒBearspawprint2015

Overhead – Unlikely Companions Mimosa and Oak ⓒBearspawprint2015

8. Conversations With Bump Onna Log


BUMP ONNA LOG:      It’s OK. There is nothing to feel bad about. I don’t care that you have this neuro-whatever thing, as long as it doesn’t get in the way of me doing what I like to do, or me going on the trips that I enjoy.

BEAR:   So it doesn’t bother you that I have an incurable degenerative disorder that has been causing me pain, agony, anguish, suffering and grief for many years, will continue to do so, and  this diagnosis  confirms it will only get worse?

BUMP ONNA LOG:      Why should it bother me?

Bear … 05.12.2015


For an explanation (ha!) and links: Bump Onna Log