Category politics

Respect and Protect

~~~~~ Word of the day: Ilat: In Line at the Bank, Store, Rally, Protest, etc. Example of Ilat: Now more than ever, everything Is ilat, in line at the you name it. All masked and sanitized, nothing We can bring, anywhere, that’s it. Each place we go we must protect Others to protect us, show […]

Resonance

~~~~~ Does the human voice, Beautiful, resonant, Moving, harsh,. Croaking, damaged, Call to us, Bring to us, Wisdom, stories We cannot imagine, Make-up ourselves; Neither exact Nor strictly accurate But more true Than reality itself? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let […]

Random Thoughts on a Hot-skillet Mind

~~~~~ Way late on a west-coast afternoon, I think it a month or two past June. Could I succeed despite many tries, When time crawls, when time flies? No matter what we choose, decide, Deal with some you cannot abide. Relatives and some called friends, You decide to enjoy it, or pretend. The news grows […]

All We’ve Got

~~~~~ All We’ve Got (Life in the time of the Pandemic, 2020) ~~~~~ People, all the people, various looks and style, Their immediate needs other than ours, or not. We’ll only survive this challenge together, while Learning kindness, because we‘re all we’ve got. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is […]

All Our Lives

~~~~~ There are people who know all our lives are a show And they’re determined to make us not matter. If they get what they want, stay the people in charge; Their rule will make our lives a living hell. And they’re determined to make us not matter. In our minds and our hearts, we […]

Whether Stranger or Guest

~~~~~ The firmament piles dark on dark in the east. Dark clouds harried by storms from the west. If the stranger at the feast, or honored guest, All will stand equal, when we are laid to rest. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment […]

Beneath the Skin

~~~~~ Worker bees now stuck home, busy buzzing Around in circles, until loud alarm sounded. Stream out from all hives, about being alive, Defend those attacked due to evil unreason. Professed beliefs underlie daily intolerance, Which is usually much less than skin deep. Yet we all move to the same diurnal dance, Wake up in […]

Merging Emerging

~~~~~ Where is the inspiration for poets, Wordwrights, artists, composers, Choreographers, others who sting I neglected to mention them now? Will another’s expression reach us, Inside us, to draw forth our spirit? For me, it is music, spoken word, Creativity, creation, what’s around Me, the way the wind blows, trees, Standing as they have stood, […]

In Concert

~~~~~ To make every moment a work of art, Seeing truth, each second of our day. Live as if no time is left, embrace all. Comprehend magic in the mundane. Feel music as a pianist bobs and bows, Rocks back and forth like Ray Charles. Not blindness, because music is inside; Dance soul in our […]

Stop and Choose

~~~~~ Whether we stand straight or slouch, Brothers and sisters with linked arms, Stretch out their empty fingers, Their untouched hands. We strain to reach them, to prove We stand as one, with outstretched Empty arms, in peace, solidarity. Still, we are unable to imagine all Their myriad and costly harms. Cost of life, of […]