~~~~~ (Except the verse, I suppose. Rewritten since my previous post.) How can we see where we are going Under a million layers of dark night? They weigh us down, block our sight. Still, we are not, may as well be, dead. Except the pain we cause, our screams. Until any gains brief moments of […]

~~~~~ How can we see where we are going Under a million layers of dark night? They weigh us down, block our sight. Still, we are not, may as well be dead. Except the pain we cause, our screams. Until any gains brief moments of fame, Fully alive, to lede on the nightly news. Will […]

Variation on a W.S. Gilbert libretto ~~~~~ I am the very model of modern mogul criminal. I will tell you lies, smiling while I screw you, with intent inimical. I’ve stolen from everyone I’ve known; critics call me delusional I babble nonsense when I speak, I am terribly confusional. My enemies say I’m mad or […]

~~~~~ Would miracles be or seem, by any other name, so grand? Miraculous, magical, names for what we don’t understand. Magic, for some speaks evil, dark powers we cannot define. Miracles, equally mysterious, argued as proof of the divine. Minds shut so tightly, some refuse to heed any dissertation; Faith in their own unknown eschews […]

~~~~~ Mentioned rarely in polite conversation, I follow you around. Rarely will you see or hear me because I never make a sound. Unknown the land that I will one day lead you, an adventure. Oft times I’ll snatch you unprepared, long before you’re sure. Still, whether slow or sudden, I always choose the correct […]

~~~~~ Still he says and still he says He is not the one, Not the one they want, Not the one they need. In one place He believes this. Other places, he knows, Knows he’s lying If only to himself. When she says and when she says You cannot mean me. I’m nothing special But, […]

Originally posted on Ramblings Of A Fragile Mind:
Here I lie Despite my wealth Murdered By my mental health

~~~~~ He shined his shoes, then ironed his shirt Hung up his jacket and trousers with care He decided, after thought, it couldn’t hurt To look his best when he was no longer here ~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ VOTE, November 3, 2020! ~~~~~ Peace is […]

~~~~~ With the current news in the world, both economic and political, the pandemic, aggression, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia, it seemed time to revisit Prufrock, with thanks to T.S. Eliot for his original brilliance. War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Trumpery is Reality ~~~~~ Variations on a theme by T.S. Eliot. Let […]

~~~~~ We must take this time and the lesson of our current government as everything we should not do to help people of all backgrounds, races, religions or none, all genders, sexual orientations and any other difference or to advance democracy. The administration of President Trump has been a chilling wakeup call. His base and […]