Category Humanity’s Insanity

Dressed in Motley Camouflage

~~~~~ I have shared this post twice. The first time in 2013 and the second at the beginning of 2019. These questions and answers seem, to me, more important than ever. ~~~~~ Questions What would you do if you could do anything? Are you sure? Who would you be if you could be anyone? Do […]

All Our Lives

~~~~~ There are people who know all our lives are a show And they’re determined to make us not matter. If they get what they want, stay the people in charge; Their rule will make our lives a living hell. And they’re determined to make us not matter. In our minds and our hearts, we […]

Beneath the Skin

~~~~~ Worker bees now stuck home, busy buzzing Around in circles, until loud alarm sounded. Stream out from all hives, about being alive, Defend those attacked due to evil unreason. Professed beliefs underlie daily intolerance, Which is usually much less than skin deep. Yet we all move to the same diurnal dance, Wake up in […]

If We Fail

~~~~~ Who will we be if we fail to remember The evil we have committed over time? That’s not us we say, but we’re wrong. Angry mob descended from kidnappers Angry mob descended from murderers. A people who thought slavery their due. A people who knew genocide their right. A people who turn a blind […]

The Inside More

~~~~~ I had a thought yesterday And it really made me think, When people stop and pray For a better life, a new sink, Are words they think, say An attempt to hoodwink Themselves? You, say hey, That sound like double-think. What you want, at heart, may Not match the words you think, When you […]

If We Keep Going…

~~~~~ What’s a person to do, When every day there’s something new? War and violence, pandemic, Unsanctioned, sanctioned murder, a nod, a wink. Systemic racism, top to bottom, nation-wide, Though you’ll say, don’t look at me. If not you, who would you blame instead? Do you, like me, have no safe place to stand, Numbered […]

We Must Change

~~~~~ The call was loud and clear today, The jackboots of Ares set to march. Petty baboon pleader, a sullen fool. Tear gas, storm troopers, photo ops For ego strokes, pats his own back. We must scream No, bottom to top Take to the streets, for it must stop. We must gather in peace and […]

Brevity, the Wit of Soul

~~~~~ Could it be I finally understand, with my limited perception, that I am but briefly in the band no matter my talent or reception? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative […]

If Quick or Dust

If Quick or Dust ~~~~~ Sickness is Health, Ignorance is Strength, Insurrection is Freedom, Trumpery is Reality It’s not for the workers who don’t get by, Nor for the small business that’ll go bust. For fat cats, in boardrooms, sleek and sly, Who lust for profit, if we’re quick or dust. Some yell freedom; mothers’ […]

Dark as Distance

Dark as Distance ~~~~~ Softly now, we whisper, walk along a winding clifftop path. Under sun or stars, day or night, we chat, calm, confident Cradled in the touch, the strength of holding each other’s hands. Cold mist off the ocean stings our arms, but we are warm, together Then, as if by chance, we […]