Category Modern Life

Life, Not Perfection

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ What would we do if someone we love Had no idea who we are or have been? While we stand here and they sit there. We may sit or stand almost anywhere. Neither could nor would love any less, Though our sorrows might overwhelm. Would […]

The Eternal Mystery of Phileas, the Lesser: I Must Admit

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ In a Time of Pandemic and Insurrection. ~~~~~ In this dim season of darkening light, When day is eclipsed by growing night, I walk on, crackling crispness, fast-fallen leaves, Like shots from a distant fight. Stark, bare limbs filter the weakened Sunlight, all that my […]

While We Linger?

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The tapestry of life I see is darker than I knew. Indigo so deep it’s black scattered with distant lights. Stars or torches leading where? Yet dawn will come in glory reflecting red, orange and yellow. Climbing the sky to white and blue as we […]

You and Yours

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I went, got my vaccine today. at least I received a first dose. I’ll follow what doctors says. Please, do not stand too close. If you must, I will turn away Largely cause I see no mask. I wish you would walk away But you […]

Sometimes

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Myself, I find, myself, I lose. Sometimes many times a day. It’s not a thing I would choose, Sometimes my life works this way. I wonder, is it the same for you Or is your mood always the same? Are we dropped into life’s stew, […]

After 2020

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ The second month of a new year And I’m not sure why I feel lost. It all seems more than I can bear. To find my way, what will it cost? What I wanted, is it what I want? If this is true, tell me […]

More Not Than There

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ I want to write, paint, design something profound. Still, I’d also like recognition even a little money. Although neither matters much in the cosmic view, Be neither forgotten nor remembered in nova blast. So how do I deal with life now, greeting mortality, Eventual ending […]

Containment

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ How do we contain what we are? Where are we going at any moment? Will we ever listen to the sky and trees, Let alone the so-called birds and bees? I don’t have answers; perhaps I never will. Still, I will live my life in […]

Good Boy

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Do I or don’t I enter contests? Art, writing; Who knows what? Clearly, I’m seeking conquests. Think I’d be fine with a head pat. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment  Unite the World! ~~~~~ See more of my […]

18” Rule

People Over Politics, Survival Over Surrender, World Over Wealth! ~~~~~ Someone once told me it’s only 18 inches From a pat on the back to a kick in the ass. To try is better than sitting on the bench is. Who knows, you could be head of the class. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is […]