Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Diversity Shadow

Aloha poets,
     Seasonal shadows between black friday and cyber monday
inspire today's poetry. Enjoy!

Merger's Surge Lances Alliance

Competition extinction law goes into effect
Doctors and hospitals join collusion wreck
Allegiance to allergy as a cost-saving bonus
Stint on care now becomes new patient onus

Care organizations soon accountable to be
Writing regulations to govern new entity
Clinical cooperation be a benefit or bust?
Or new need to enforce old laws antitrust

Join forces to share old costs with saving
Earn government bonus as money raving
Joint venture alliances health care industry
Dominant health provider, insurer so busy

Future care insurer exercises market power
Hospital clinic doctor groups in ivory tower
Tight-knit organization of accountable care
Leashes competition to bark into the thin air

Fragmented systems harbor safe cooperation?
Joint ventures merge old laws chafe corporation
A future of petulant health or fraudulent billing?
Monopolizes hot, competitiveness cools chilling

copyright 11.28.10
patrick d.adams
all rights reserved

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Holiday Tropical

Aloha poets,
     Tropical textures of the holiday season inspire today. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Cool

Aloha poets,
     Holiday thanksgiving season tropical cool inspires today. Enjoy!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Splash

Aloha poets,
     Holiday splash inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Splashy Tropical

Aloha poets,
     Splashy tropical thanksgiving colors of holiday season
inspire today's poetry. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shadowy Reflection

Aloha poets,
     Shadow of sparkle appears in reflection, inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Wilting Writing

Women grasp a lifeline all business workplace
Fight to ignore all but buckled without a trace
Viability a visibility as distant candle tantalize
To admit it needs a rescue only for your eyes

Losses on sour values seem just to drift off
Underdog is in talks with a bark and cough
Video makes us all veterans before our time
Sufficient firepower in smiles of the sublime

Inevitable sovereignty these women in sway
Forms of external assistance all had their say
Pivotal points engulf a nulling in voting out
Amidst regime grime, beauty wins the shout

Technology runs to lead the charge to push
Tea party with crumpets no bird in the bush
Hazards place separate, people hang shingle
The already cool step out strong and single

Counting it up from here may take a while
The science of winning starts with a smile
Wilting writing may be anything but loud
Women in politics, rights turn it up proud

copyright 11.19.10
patrick d.adams
all rights reserved

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mexican Palm Shadow

Aloha poets,
     Mexican palm shadow inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Design Tropical

Aloha poets,
     Cool tropical design of the holiday Thanksgiving season inspire
today's poetry. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Morning Tropical

Aloha poets,
     Morning tropical design inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Year Long Yearling

Natural competitiveness yearns to be heard
Long half life of the game separates the herd
Exceptional independent, the love to compete
Monopoly tendency lays to wait at earth's feet

Depend on a network the business way
The book of brands flash their fancy say
Incumbent meander as dictator and such
Product value rises as most love it so much

Size and convenience the name of the game?
The bigger the faster the best for all the same?
Wills to innovate is true America song yearning
Inventions compete as our own yearlong yearling

copyright 11.16.10
patrick d.adams
all rights reserved

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tropical Shadows

Aloha poets,
     Tropical shadows inspire today's poetry. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tropical Green

Aloha poets,
     Green tropical inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Animation Water

Aloha poets,
     Animation of water by gravity inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cool Waterfall

Aloha poets,
      Cool waterfall inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Industrial Cartoon

Aloha poets,
     Holiday shadows depict cartoon face in industrial texture.
Inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Water Window

Aloha poets,
     Morning shadows offer a tropical water window, inspire today's
poetry. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Nervousness

On Service Learning

College is always somewhere, taking the form of nervous thoughts, of ever graduating, of coming and going, but today nervousness hinges on the idea of service learning. Sometimes the nervousness makes a little announcement about my forty-three years (as if there were some time limit on learning), then goes quietly away. There are times when it attaches itself in the form of extra credit work, my college psychology class project at the state mental rehabilitation hospital, the place I now go quietly. On this particular day, the nervousness travels the whole trip with me, actually, with me and my classmate. We go for three hours every Thursday to assist women patients who are up for being discharged; we do their makeup, hair styling--whatever-- to raise their self-esteem to a state of noticeability (yes, maybe even nobility). This is the state where my nervousness normally subsides; we do our three hours--hugs all around--and leave.
     I see the look on the security guard's face on my way out. He signals.
     I get on the phone and squeeze tight. It's Raeanne, the hospital activities coordinator. She says,“I’m sorry to ask you, but can you do a special favor for me?" 
  “Sure, I’d be happy to.” I'm feeling extra relaxed having spent time with the ladies.
     "Pat, we’re shorthanded here, and a male patient is asking to be taken to the store to buy some jeans. He’s insistent. Would you be able to take him to the Penney’s store in Sedro Woolley this afternoon?”
"Sure you won’t mind?”   
"Mind? Reanne, should I?”
     “Well, we haven't had him outside the hospital, ever. I'd rather give him to you than trust him with our security."
     "Penny's store in Sedro Woolley would mean undercover officers, they would have security," I think.
"The trip into town only takes about ten minutes. Don't you 
believe we should let him do some things on his own?"
"Oh, I'm sure there are many things he can do on his own. It's 
only, well it's a little late in the day, and my home in Oak Harbor 
drifts further as the sun sinks. My husband will be home by four, 
yes, I think he said four."
  “Well, we want our patients here to do things on their own, and it'll only take ten minutes, and, well I can't thank you enough.”
     “Yes, the ten minutes that will take an hour," I think. This taxi cab will get him to town and plunk him safely back in the hospital in a matter of minutes, another satisfied customer from J.C. Penny. He won’t even know what hit him. Am I missing something here? Yes, I will come to my senses and do this for her.
     “Great, I knew I had the right person,” Reanne says, "I'm so relieved."

copyright 11.04.11
smokey road publishing
all rights reserved

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thanksgiving Rain

Aloha poets,
     Colors of tropical holiday season emerge in the rain as we
approach Thanksgiving, inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rainforest Industrial

Aloha poets,
     Rainforest tastes and industrial design inspire today's poetry. Enjoy!

Zero Luck

Code over-valued is a spending growth leader
Simply add a value to be a customer bleeder
Brainwashers like talking of only one thing
Ideologists add tongue twisters just for bling

A chance to be a hero if you go by the book
Meeting for muffins gets you a certain look
Chilean miners who jump out into the light
Say of minders, "We're no halloween fright"

Things that matter are always still right here
Chance to be a hero is no chance for a beer
Literature ponders history's fancy showing
Music and mystery keeps a heart glowing

Support an ideology with a ring of a bell
Keep a constant cool to maintain clientele
Babies, puppies, plucky children and kids
Strongly veiled virginal look offers its bids

Teasing is inappropriate when you're all in
Serious look is better than a tonic or a gin
A detonation mechanism or a happy duck?
Smiles on your face always trump zero luck

copyright 11.02.10
patrick d.adams
all right reserved

Monday, November 1, 2010

Water Aliens

Aloha poets,
     Can you see alien creatures in the waterfall?
Inspires today's poetry. Enjoy!