Tag Archives: life

How Foolish We’ve Become

~~~~~ He walked through town, Late one afternoon, Wearing a Cheshire smile. I asked him, “why?” And he said, “Come walk with me awhile.” We walked on, Looking for a dark street, A lawn, an open field, Somewhere we could stand Or sit, or lie. Manufactured light, Obscured, occulted, A  phrase turned oddly, I thought; […]

Songs of War ~ Songs of Peace

~~~~~ And will the savage songs of war never end, Replaced by simple, sweet songs of peace? How can we, forever, our loved-ones send, Knowing they will feed the slavering beast? Do we wonder why we never grow sane, When the best, the brightest are sent to die? Why choose blood, shed again and again? […]

Ever Deeper

~~~~~ What do we tell ourselves Late at night, Moments from sleep? What do we hope for At first light? Sun’s return Births our new day. Do we live Our days asleep, Our nights awake? Questions I struggle to answer Huddled before, around Flickering blue fires, Our idols. We pray they guard us As they […]

Exactly

~~~~~ The place you need to find Is exactly where you are. If your mind is elsewhere, Then you’ll not venture far. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative offerings and opinions […]

Despite Expectation

~~~~~ Could it be that I have found and lost my way? Will it all change tomorrow, or stay like today? Mostly, I have questions, while answers I offer. Neither will make you powerful nor fill a coffer. Does anyone know which questions or answers? The Titanic’s sinking, don’t disturb the dancers. Take me to […]

No Longer

~~~~~ I can no longer write of hate Not even to decry it I can only write of love Though our actions belie it I must not chew on pain and fear Though daily on the menu I must change my diet As I cannot change my venue ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  […]

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 […]