Category politics

The River Flows

The River Flows ~~~~~ Watching the river flow, Standing on the bridge In the shank of night. A half-forgotten moon Casting the only light. Yet, as the moon merges With distant mountains, The stars above blaze, Full of moments, stories. Not only our myths, Legends we would guard, But myths and legends Of distant civilizations. […]

Dream Strange Dreams

Dream Strange Dreams ~~~~~ Patterns upon patterns upon patterns, All our world is full of shapes and lines. Some appear solid, but science says no. Some are shadows and reflections of us, Our world patterns cast upon everything. How to know, what is real, what is not? Is it a question, or is the question, […]

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, […]

Can You Tell Me?

Can You Tell Me? ~~~~~ How can we in any way feel proud Of the genocide of one people and The enslavement of another people? Both groups represent many tribes. As we all do, though we name them Other, nations, lands, areas or clans. Yet, all of us people before any other Thought, consideration, name, […]

In the Meantime

In the Meantime ~~~~~ I will write you a masterful painting; And paint you a most intriguing story. I will crawl till I walk, walk till I run. Yet, at times, I can’t what it’s for see. How could I know; where could I go? I have so little to be where I’ve been. When […]

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 […]