Category Modern Life

Willing to Want

~~~~~ While I wait, I watch and I wonder, Periodic people passing by I ponder. Makes me mull missing motivation, As I await an answer with anticipation. My path pursued sans my past passion. Where would it, in weakness, wander? Am I in anyway able to grasp it again? Troublesome times transpire truthfully Mindful many […]

DICHOTOMY PROJECT

~~~~~ Found Verbiage Free Verse Exploring what haiku, poems and stories can be garnered from the headlines, sub-heads and captions (the bold-faced type) in my local daily newspaper, I began to wonder what this says about our existence at this moment in time. Like snapshots, capturing images, emotions, our greater story expressed in our headlines. […]

They Don’t Care

~~~~~ When I think about wearing a mask I think it seems like a simple task. Why do the strong women and men Fail this task over and over again? Yet saying not to wear it their right, Some will stop to argue, pick a fight With employees standing at the door. Why? It’s better […]

Until Then

~~~~~ Starting here, starting now, I’ll begin to figure out how. If I succeed, you will know Until then, I’ll ride the flow. ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ […]

You’re Not

~~~~~ No longer will we require any high-school senior To recognize the words sagacious or prevaricator. I do not think that’s wise, to say I do, I’d be a liar, As the dumber we become, the lower we’ll aspire. The only smart things we’ll own are phones, cars And really, both are more intelligent than […]

Expect Nothing to Change

~~~~~ (Except the verse, I suppose. Rewritten since my previous post.) How can we see where we are going Under a million layers of dark night? They weigh us down, block our sight. Still, we are not, may as well be, dead. Except the pain we cause, our screams. Until any gains brief moments of […]

Expect Nothing to Change

~~~~~ How can we see where we are going Under a million layers of dark night? They weigh us down, block our sight. Still, we are not, may as well be dead. Except the pain we cause, our screams. Until any gains brief moments of fame, Fully alive, to lede on the nightly news. Will […]

I am the Very Model of a Modern Mogul Criminal

Variation on a W.S. Gilbert libretto ~~~~~ I am the very model of modern mogul criminal. I will tell you lies, smiling while I screw you, with intent inimical. I’ve stolen from everyone I’ve known; critics call me delusional I babble nonsense when I speak, I am terribly confusional. My enemies say I’m mad or […]

By Any Other Name

~~~~~ Would miracles be or seem, by any other name, so grand? Miraculous, magical, names for what we don’t understand. Magic, for some speaks evil, dark powers we cannot define. Miracles, equally mysterious, argued as proof of the divine. Minds shut so tightly, some refuse to heed any dissertation; Faith in their own unknown eschews […]

Ours to Choose

~~~~~ Mentioned rarely in polite conversation, I follow you around. Rarely will you see or hear me because I never make a sound. Unknown the land that I will one day lead you, an adventure. Oft times I’ll snatch you unprepared, long before you’re sure. Still, whether slow or sudden, I always choose the correct […]