Sunday, July 27, 2014


See Saw and teeter
internally the climb is steeper.
Better to assemble a team with an unmetered meter.

Than sitting on a pine
sulking with splinters tucked away in your behind!

Dreamer, evaporate
get heavy and condensate.

Clouds are gone, solutions must spawn,
even before embarking upon the path,
your team's willingness, is mowing uncertainty's lawn!

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Kiss

Some leave you in a bliss,
others take you on a one-way trip,
with no one to miss.

A kiss to endear,
a whisper of courage into their ear,
now your children can face life with a courageous cheer,
Love is now in gear!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Once upon a time there was Startup Weekend Denver 6

Startup Weekend Denver 6 fell in love with everyone that added to the innovative hoopla at Galvanize on 27 Jun. 2014.
We challenged, invited and wrote poems for these individuals, all before knowing them.  It was truly amazing how these teams responded to the challenge.  We playfully rhymed about Raspberry Pi in our invitation post, none of us would have imagined a talented 10 year old girl and her team would make a creative toy and business from it, by golly!  If you would’ve taken a bite out of what everyone pitched, inspirational gumption would’ve ensued.  We asked everyone to turn the innovative page, they emphatically did so! So much so, surveys were sent out asking if anyone needed bandages for papercuts. ;-)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Invitation to Startup Weekend Denver 6

Innovation no longer concealed in a container left to brew,
we may use buildings, but this is not prohibition,
we’re not hiding in a speakeasy, brewing barley in a barrel made from a pew

We encourage you to come out and play, passion can no longer be hidden as a silent rage.
Yes, tears, blood and sweat we shall share while we stitch the fray,
Remember, the Sun still shines even when clouds extend their unwelcomed stay…

Back in 1975 cars were parked in the street and companies were in the garage,
Fast forward to 2014, cars drive themselves, Insta-graming bowls of delicious coleslaw

Starting up from an idea has its risks and rewards, in your heart it may be lodged,
Sitting in a chamber, while supplying an innovative barrage

Need a jolt?  Perhaps run around like a four-legged Colt?
Your destination is the former Rocky Mountain Bank Note

Housed in Galvanize,
Creating innovative ruckus, even more so than fight club, no black eye

After all the hard work, rowdy nerf play and fits of code cry
Everyone winds down, eating a slice of pie
baked from an oven, temperature regulated with a Raspberry Pi.

Creative Jobs and interactive Gates
You are to hunt down your gumption with no escape

Remove intentions scribbled on a rebate,
Actions are cashiers, intentions are bouncing, refusing to thaw on that hard frozen lake.

Solve a problem, add value, your solution must relate.
Dare not faint, put your sweet tooth in a retainer, no one said this would be a piece of cake

Meet the Denver Startup Weekend Team,
Locomotive piped with supportive steam,

Sponsor beams supporting overhead and securing loose seams,
For without them, we’d all be mimes, with no walls to lean.
We invite you, while you’re at it create a meme, the community awaits your validated dream!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Hello Sky, you present yourself in many ways,
From blues and omnipresent radiant hues
I am beneath you, yet, you are so kind to kiss my lips after eating chips made by Lays.

Launch me through your bags of pillows, let not me stand erect like a crane, it misses your height, allow me to be in your wings and soar like cranes in flight.

Squawk, oh how the ground balks,
Your bountiful space is a playground to many courageous hawks.

For even when I'm buried in your rival,
You'll still be watching over me, despite my man-made titles.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

How I jump started my community gumption at Hack4colorado!

Web app site: http://sharedrelief.paperplane.io/

Mobile Link for SharedRelief Profile: Strengthen your community!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Child | Inspire


Touch, smile and breathe in my heart.  Abound and surround, you are the key to my Keep.
Lower the draw bridge, the love in the moat will always be at its peak!

Dear child let's not lose our embrace,
this life may feel like a race,
being chased by a snake.

I tell you, you are not the rat, flourish with endless opportunities.
Create your reality from inspirational knapsacks
and tell fear, it has to pack.

Take people's hearts and take them to a better place,
You go inspire for mankind's sake!

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Heart, before I was completely formed and before I knew who I was,
you were there from the start.

From life's first meeting,
you greeted me with an ecstatic beating.

Your valves do more than transport blood,
inspiration and motivation you move well beyond the coffee mug!


Smoother than silk,
most come filtered, some come as cloudy,
but almost always clearer than milk.

Nourishing and supportive,
life and strength it strives to give,
You can usually drink it without a bib!


Nasal flares, open air, to hold a breathe, why would you dare?

Airways and Passageways, lanes of transport widen, like construction of a highway on a summer day.

Inhale, exhale, a system to put together allowing you to continue your story tale.
Inhale, exhale, encourages you to persevere and tell the story you were meant to tell!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Waking moments...

Waking with thoughts of no purpose, 
thoughts moving as slowly as a zoo'd tortoise.

When all things go to hell, 
you'll want to hide in your shell, 
you'll reconsider when you are unable to locate that rusty forfeiting bell.