Tag Archives: wealth

The Eye We Turn

~~~~~ I speak my disquiet to the concrete and the glass And every other person who, on the lane, I pass. Tell it to the trees, the birds, every blade of grass; Officials rarely listen; so I tell each lad and lass. Nothing came from my dismal, despairing cries. Teargas, flashbangs, falling down from the […]

The Rotting Detritus of Our Daily Lives

The Rotting Detritus of Our Daily Lives ~~~~~ Everything exists And is available, But we are taught Blindness and negation. Children know wonder, The mad may see it, But we will never know. We silence them, treat them As annoyance, a disease, A condition, forced to learn To act our definition of normal. We regiment […]

If We Were to Cease

If We Were to Cease ~~~~~ 1816 I feel the fool tonight, though certain      I hope we will crush in its birth My words, sentiments echo      The aristocracy of our moneyed corporations Statesmen, leaders long dead      Which dare already to challenge Why should now be otherwise      Our government to a trial […]

Silently Across the Night

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 […]

Desist and Cease

Desist and Cease ~~~~~ Have you seen that picture of the barr where his lips are all askew? Is this pose meant to confuse you? One side is pushed up quite far. the other drooping down deep, It’s a smile and frown; what the bleep? He has his big, pudgy thumb pressed into his chubby […]

Will Be

Will Be ~~~~~ Do they believe it does not matter, any of the evil things that they do, certain balance will not find them? Those now on high will be laid low. Why can’t we remember life before? Hard to change, that we don’t know. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, […]

Near but Far from Home

Near but Far from Home ~~~~~ Out for a day, near but far from home, Where do you think this child might roam? Hither, thither and even yon, What might I chance upon? A mighty tree, With children at play, becomes a tower, Though it changes by the hour. A hidden trail beneath a massive […]

Enough, Just Enough

Enough, Just Enough ~~~~~ Time is money, money is time, yet I’d like to see you eat either one. Tokens we value, believe have worth, are extremely puzzling to me. They are symbolic, I know, they can give no shelter by themselves. We treat them as real, pursue them with zeal, cry if we miss […]

Give a Fig ~ F.P. – 2

Give a Fig ~ F.P. – 2 ~~~~~ Elegance in style, What a tacky earring choice, She could give a fig ~~~~~ 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 at: […]

On a Bus to Nowhere

On a Bus to Nowhere ~~~~~ As we are all and all are us, if we rise or fall. why make a fuss? Eating daily is nice Clothing, shelter, too. Haves and have-nots but at what price, selfish, greedy people jump the queue? How do the rest of us, who far outnumber those we grant […]