Category Poetry

Silently Across the Night

Silently Across the Night ~~~~~ Moving silently across the night-dark earth, Fires burn ever, Fluttering banners, gold and red, to mark the dead, Ever brighter, Projected onto shifting smoke, Ever hotter. An ever-changing, tattered screen, white, gray, black, Consuming all. No animal, no insect, no blade of grass remains For eyes to see. Glimpses through […]

Cherish Hope

Cherish Hope ~~~~~ I challenge you to cherish hope for a day. Reject all violence, everywhere, find a way. No press, socially reported evil worldwide, Here or abroad, in the city or countryside. Refuse to fear bullies, choose not to fight. Gruesome deeds lose power without sight. I urge you to step away from politics, […]

Many Lovely Things

Many Lovely Things ~~~~~ Coming to terms with the world at small. Do you think that means anything at all? Time: construct for cosmic construction. Pimple on God’s face: a pustule eruction. We say, hey Mom, hey Mom, look at this. We’re hushed, pushed away, just ignored. How can anyone simply ignore our bliss? Till […]

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do? ~~~~~ When my father told me, late in life, His regret he’d never gone to Spain. Might as well have said, play the fife. I wish I’d have asked him to explain. I think it had to do with the romance, an odd allure of the revolution there. Told as if […]

What Shall I?

What Shall I? ~~~~~ When I have fallen to the blows Lie in the gutter; no one knows, Struggle to stand up on my own, Refuse to take help from anyone. What shall I do then? Since none live without sin. If I shall be forgotten by kith and kin, And lie awake with nowhere […]

A Bit

A Bit ~~~~~ The strange and strained current year is finally, at-last, coming to a close. Strange and strained to me; I suppose, There must be other people who fear That we have gone completely insane. Could we be better, tomorrow dawn? Or are we better dancing on the lawn? We must do our best […]

It Won’t Matter

We’re walking on the Mobius strip of time, Thinking we know where it begins or ends. Those on the other side are equally sublime, Busy making enemies and courting friends. Pretending there’s something more to being, We move along to the next part of our path. Not quite understanding what we’re seeing. It won’t matter […]