Tag Archives: future

Can Anyone Desire?

~~~~~ Here we are at the holidays again, Costumed in ritual, faith and light. We desire hope in our souls reign, Shut eyes in fear of endless night. Who can argue respite from fight? To desirie  peace, love, joy is sane. With all life we would be requite. Can anyone desire living in pain? ~~~~~ […]

In This Instant

~~~~~ Wherever humans have been, there has been war In this instant there is time to change how we are Wherever humans have been, there has been peace In this instant there is time to let all conflict cease Wherever humans have been, we ward community In this instant there is time to know all […]

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 […]

The Swansong of William Theodore Peacock

~~~~~ Stop up my ears and cover my eyes. Redeem me from the nightly news, From their blatant, calculated lies. To the men behind the curtain, pay, Pay no attention, So-called leaders, smoke and mirrors, Sleight of hand, misdirection and distraction. Shall I evoke the message, style From an earlier era? A man, a poet, […]

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, You deal with some you can’t abide. Relatives and some you call friends, You decide to enjoy it, or pretend. News […]

No Place Safe to Stand

~~~~~ If you find something’s wrong don’t cast about looking for a reason I’m the one to libel, always, I must honestly admit, this or any season You think you’re wrong, you’re incorrect, I’ll swear an oath I did it From simple misspelled words to atom bombs, for all I will take credit The argument […]