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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Tuesday startup

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I’d like to lay back and relax, but I can’t. I barely have time, to write this rant.

If I sat down, I would probably doze. Again affecting the time for brilliant prose.

So I will gently peel the eyelids back. And avoid the temptation to return to the rack.

I’m awake, upright and in pain. I’m looking for that light switch, to engage my brain.

Ah there it is, hiding under my beard. I pull the cord, and liftoff is cleared.

I turned on the news at various times. And all the talk was of the many crimes.

So I turned that down, and the music way up. Now what was half full, is an overflowing cup.

Our times are full of chaos and strife.  That’s the reason it feels so special to hug my children and wife.

We tend to lose sight through the confusion. So much so that it results in a deep brain contusion.

Don’t lose hope, just keep plugging away. For hope is the little deeds we do each Day.

The garage just called, my car is ready so I have to run. I’ll resist the urge to turn traction control off and have fun.

To hell with the snooze. Its time to cruise.
Photo by Mike Hartley


One thing I used to enjoy was occasionally writing some rhymes for friends at work. I don’t think they are much of anything but it seemed people enjoyed them. It always felt good to make people laugh and maybe look at things differently. I love it so when I can get others to laugh. And when I can, it feels great on the inside. It’s like a drug.

I admire a lot of comedians. For some strange reason I relate to their lives in what I perceive to be the great feeling of making others laugh and on the surface seem normal but at the same time feel real alone on the inside. I’ve been able to break free of those feelings for the most part but those tunnels certainly never close down.


No matter your speed. Get them wheels turning.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

It’s so disappointing and depressing when people steal, even the little things.

You know why there is peace on earth at this time of year. We’re worn out from fighting the rest of it.

I can’t listen to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. It’s like watching Lucy trying to get Charlie Brown to kick the football.

Does toeing the line mean you can pass the sobriety test?

I’m surprised how many strong people I know, really strong people, than still have struggles making it through life’s situations. What separates them is they don’t give up. So now we all know the secret of being strong. And as usual, I have my best friends to thank for this enlightenment.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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