Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Arrival Time Undisclosed

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Arrival Time Undisclosed Wandering into my neighborhood at night Wondering what water in gutters gurgles, What it chuckles down drains, in a deluge But my face turns to eye distant dwellings Their lights seen from atop a hill I climbed Spellbinding, sweet […]

May Be Far

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ May Be Far ~~ To see the world of others As the have seen themselves Whether in a past or future Across the ocean in other lands Across the sea of vasty space Greeted by an unknown people A tribe that we […]

Absurd

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Absurd ~~~~~ On a purloined piece of paper A couple of interesting books Write poetry burning life’s taper ‘Cause I can’t get by on my looks ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ See more […]

IMMODEST PROPOSAL

  Sadly, this will be the fourth time I will have posted this piece on this date, the fifth anniversary of the Newtown murders which again falls on a school day. Many tragic deaths continue to occur. Rich Shapiro of New York Daily News online on 10/ 3/2017 wrote: “Since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary […]

What Matters?

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ What do we know? What shall we do? Simple questions with complex answers. Yet, so much easier than we believe. First admitting, confessing that whatever we know or surmise however accurate it may prove provides but answers not understanding. Confused children who, […]

Before We Choose

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Before We Choose All speak the language of music Though differently composed Art transcends borders, magic Universal, unless minds closed Writing everywhere expresses Stories of the human condition No matter what a tale addresses Love or hate, joy or contrition Words, art, […]

Crazier Than Loving

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Crazier Than Loving ~~~~~ We place profits over people Witness how our world works And we all pay the final bill Where violence, hatred lurks Governed by greed over need Do I, really, need to go on? Do we come from a […]