Category politics

If We Keep Going…

~~~~~ What’s a person to do, When every day there’s something new? War and violence, pandemic, Unsanctioned, sanctioned murder, a nod, a wink. Systemic racism, top to bottom, nation-wide, Though you’ll say, don’t look at me. If not you, who would you blame instead? Do you, like me, have no safe place to stand, Numbered […]

Take Your Chances

~~~~~ So you pay your money and you take your chance. It’s something I have been told, maybe have said. Going along, we may learn the steps to the dance. Hope we can master them before we end up dead. Many odd descriptions used to describe our lives: A dance, a ride, a steady slog, […]

Without a Sound

  ~~~~~ Whether you’re young or old, They push you down, pretend You do not lie sprawled and Bleeding, there on the ground. Without courtesy, call to action, March by you, without a sound. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me […]

The Cynic, Silent Killer

~~~~~ Boots on the ground come marching, marching. Boots on the ground come marching one by one. Boots on the ground taught to appear steely eyed, While they wield the arsenal that’s been supplied. Boots on the ground come marching, marching. Boots on the ground come marching two by two. There to support law enforcement; […]

How About You?

~~~~~ If the reality of a world-wide pandemic, staggering unemployment, systemic racism and the current unrest, protests and violence sparked by another police murder of a black man haven’t made you realize we need to change, nothing will. Not all black people are criminals. Not all white people are racist. Not all cops are bad. […]

Knitting Lesson

~~~~~ All of our greedy, gutless impeders Who aid the spineless fool at large, Do all they can and nothing much To keep their simple tool in charge. Dear Pleader; we must discharge & Moscow Mitch, knit up by Defarge. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, […]

We Must Change

~~~~~ The call was loud and clear today, The jackboots of Ares set to march. Petty baboon pleader, a sullen fool. Tear gas, storm troopers, photo ops For ego strokes, pats his own back. We must scream No, bottom to top Take to the streets, for it must stop. We must gather in peace and […]

Brevity, the Wit of Soul

~~~~~ Could it be I finally understand, with my limited perception, that I am but briefly in the band no matter my talent or reception? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative […]

Lies and Truth

Lies and Truth ~~~~~ What ways we wander, wonder why. Search, seek twisted trails, tall tales. While we follow fools, venal villains, meaning morsels, broken breadcrumbs. Lost, languishing, mired meanders, wide walkways, paved pathways, rural roads, Long lanes, dusty drives, graveled grades, sleek superhighways, cacophonous cities Electronic expressways lead, lure to tips, digital dead-ends, while […]

Ain’t Worth Shit

Ain’t Worth Shit ~~~~~ We never know what we don’t know Until the moment that we know it. Our ignorance may strike us a blow; Knowing it too late ain’t worth shit. For example, the danger of any virus, That you catch, but think it’s a hoax. Virus’ don’t respect station, age, bias. And a […]