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What If?

  What if you could create anything, paint like the greatest artist ever seen Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gentileschi, Rousseau, Magritte, Cassatt, Ditko, Kane No doubt, I haven’t named your favorite, your one and only most fine The list is so long, I could fill up every notebook that I have ever owned Then I could […]

What Need?

  I heard a question most recently Which I must say puzzled me Seriously someone asked, you see For what do we have any need For tigers to walk among the trees? And while I pondered, I realized I could never, ever compromise So, seriously, I ask you now, why What need have tigers wandering […]

That Is Not It, That Is Not It At All

Please note: The following is about the movie Captain Phillips. I don’t believe it contains any spoilers, especially since the ending is a foregone conclusion. Some may not agree with me, so be warned. I feel impelled and qualified to write this for three reasons. First and weakest, I have a degree in film with […]

Life’s Own Story

  Every life has its own story, a thread in the growing time tapestry How could anyone even dare to believe they know which anchors it Which strands fill the warp, the weft, support the surface pattern Bright colors may stand out against the dun, but fade like all the rest Humanity wrongly believes our […]

You’re a Real Card

Although I think you might not care Herewith I will set down, begin to share Many simple life lesson that I swear I learned while playing at solitaire My explication might sound like fluff For this game played sitting on your duff How could anyone ever play enough To learn any life lesson, simple or […]

In an Instant

  Sometimes in deep hours of night, insomniac, I think I know the answer While other times, in the brightest light of day, I’m much less certain Perhaps my problem is I don’t really even know the question to ask here When will ever I have a moment to learn, while I face such a […]

I Choose Peace

  When in life we reach an age, a need, a trial, a test, the razor’s edge Delving deeper, pondering, reflecting, remembering, planning, hoping Denying, angry, we bargain, we grieve while craving peace, acceptance Until we understand acceptance is a choice with nothing and much to say I wonder the reason for my being, my […]

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 […]

What Else?

You. Stop. Right Now. Whatever else you are doing, besides reading these words, and I know you’re doing something else, stop. In a world where multitasking is the norm and dealing with disparate desires and duties is the only way to survive, simply doing one thing feels foolish, wasteful. Perhaps, to you, it even feels […]

Because We Have Not Stopped

Because We Have Not Stopped A Poet’s Words with Poets’ Words When myriad commit cruel murder, macho maniacs brutally rape, mad hermits dream and decimate, Then will we need to know where the sidewalk ends, where a phenomenal woman’s secrets lie With daily tribunes crying madness, feasts of destruction, humanity the savage, ravenous beast Will […]