Tag Archives: fear

In Their Stupidity

~~~~~ Men, In their stupidity, try to control women. It is not merely power and sex, but fear, jealousy. What they have done and we have allowed, is a sin. Women as equals, would better the world, you’d see. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave […]

They Might Grow Up

~~~~~ Emergency, emergency, everybody to clear the streets, The cowboys are coming, the cowboys are coming. Come on, people, get a grip, let us have our say. What we’ll put forth, here, is the American way. Guns toted openly, on a hip, hidden under arm, You know it’s only the bad folks they will harm. […]

Precious Cargo

~~~~~ We never dreamed their intelligence could increase so dramatically, so quickly. Now, I’m frightened and cold, deep underground, where I hide my boys. Still babies, really. Claude, thirteen months, and Alex, just past twenty-three months, I swear. If only Stephen had not been killed, we could have devised a plan. The kinetic strikes destroyed […]

A New Way

~~~~~ My eyes stare past my mother’s words. Then, I gently place the tattered book Of her version down Upon my roughhewn table, Away from my stubby candle’s flame. Contemplate what I read and know by heart. ‘Talk to me, foretell my future. Mired beneath murky clouds, Shades of black and gray. No longer bright […]

When Fear Fades

~~~~~ When fear fades, what will I discover Maybe another person the same as me One who struggles to meet like needs Who seeks the same answers that I do When anger fades, who will I become Will I learn to be patient, quiet, to wait Never to merely speak, but to converse To think, […]

We’re Gone

~~~~~ Everything is rapidly growing worse It is true in prose, it is true in verse We’ll all party until we finally drop Time will show us we’re not on top Let’s dance across the sands of time To discover that it is just quick-lime Or sink into the slime and the ooze It does […]

Silently Across the Night

~~~~~ Moving silently across the night-dark earth, Fires burn ever, Fluttering banners, gold and red, to mark the dead, Ever brighter, Projected onto shifting smoke, Ever hotter. An ever-changing, tattered screen, white, gray, black, Consuming all. No animal, no insect, no blade of grass remains For eyes to see. Glimpses through wind-blown billows, voids, Eyes […]