Category politics

Feelings

Feelings ~~~~~ Strolling through a meadow, Watching clouds glide by, Lost within the jumble Of my brain, no true thought. My being teaching me Sometimes it’s preferable To simply walk. No mission no destination. Living in the world Instead of fighting to remain Separate. As if we Have the power to disconnect, To live as […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Lamentations of Phileas the Lesser

The Lamentations of Phileas the Lesser ~~~~~ I lay awake in the dead of night. She came and took me by the hand, Raised me up to a wondrous sight, the beauteous dread out upon desert sand. The Milky Way’s starry glory overhead; I wished she’d left me alone, awake abed. I told her this […]

Not One Whit

Not One Whit ~~~~~ Living nature cares not one whit For all of our hopes and glories Obviously, we do not give a shit We’re busy ending all our stories  ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. […]