Category Modern Life

Children All

Children All ~~~~~ All poems are poems for children, Whatever we think they’re about. Children all are born to be poets, Dream alive a mother’s heartbeat. Until they’re lost to ones, naughts. Percussive, staccato rhythms that Write verse about shoulds, oughts, Starve us with the feckless bounty, Our personal flickering blue idols. We, who write, […]

Reach Inside

Reach Inside ~~~~~ The fiddle strings Reach inside me, Find a place they Have always known. As I see The tapping feet The nodding heads I think I’m with Others of which This could be said. It sings in my heart. It hums through My bones and skull, Sending forth other Times and faces. I […]

Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes ~~~~~   What will we find in the future That follows us from the past? Will it bring us sickness or cure; Do you think that it might last? Do we see if we close our eyes, Bright stars sail the heavens? Which ingredients help us rise; Drinks we’ll make with leaven. […]

Inside Out, Outside In

Inside Out, Outside In ~~~~~ Penury repeats repetition Upon repetition, until Someone tries to run In the night. Pursuit Follows, measured, steadfast. The chase continues, Faster and faster, until The hounds outrun the fox And it is difficult to distinguish predator from prey ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is […]

Any Story

Any Story ~~~~~ Winding down the lane or Winding up the stair. Am I alone in this pursuit for? Is there someone there? Can I see them beside me? Do I believe them far away? Is it faith, a new way to see, Or what all the asses bray? Maybe these two are the same. […]

What to Seek

What to Seek ~~~~~ In a church done in the 1890’s style, I’m told. Should that make me smile, Question all truths I’ve held awhile? Do these questions have any answer; That’ll  matter to another generation? Did I think I’d find my chance here, Hope I would be forgiven all my sin? I don’t believe […]

Everything Muddled

Everything Muddled ~~~~~ Be still, I tell you, wait and listen. I am not sure what you will hear. I know it will explain all this then; Everything muddled will be clear. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what […]