not that person anymore…

A reality check for us all.

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not that person anymore

wide-eyed optimist
carrying bible
from
one high school class
to
the next
reading the text
in
study hall
even
believing
that freedom
was
obtainable
along
with
unobstructed success
if one
only puts forth
honest hard efforts
but now
i’m
a self-defined survivor
all grown up
with
a greater sense
of
my own history
and
its stages
of
delusion
and
foolish trust
so now
i’m
drained
of
milk and honey
and
filled
with
the liquid steel
of
reality
and
truth
what about you

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April 19, 2021 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

euthanasia…

Many voices tell the same thought.
But no one who could make a difference listens.

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euthanasia

once
a beloved family member
charged with nurturing
and
sharing life’s wealth
and tho
it was given
there would be
no
massive lifespan
this
sad reality
has been forced
by
the reoccurring
drain
of
resources
so it is
that
earth
has decided
to
put humans down
to
relieve
the pain
and
suffering
of
the world

 

 

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April 9, 2021 at 11:11 pm Leave a comment

republican voter suppression…

I thought the past would serve as a lesson. But it is a lesson unlearned and the stupidity of racism continues.

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shadows of yesterday
lingering behind closed eyes
muted moments of life
held in fear‘s bondage
to make freedom unobtainable

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March 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment

cartels..

The god worshiped today is greed.

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drug lords and politicos
selling dreams by the gram
to anyone paying the price
personal profits first
other’s deaths the cost of doing business

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March 25, 2021 at 5:36 am Leave a comment

creation…

Right on! Life is confusing, and with all the fuck ups, we need something to blame. Often, not the real source of the problem.

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and man created satan
in his own image
to conceal his essence
thus having a viable
scapegoat

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March 23, 2021 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment

dark transfiguration…

GREAT!

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once those nailed to a cross
stand upon solid ground
and have the nails removed
they grasp hammers and spikes
placing others on their crosses

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March 23, 2021 at 11:43 pm Leave a comment

when the time comes…

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no need for words
nor belated tears
the stage is empty
the cast has gone home
no need for rehearsal

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March 20, 2021 at 9:36 pm Leave a comment

schooling…

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child
you gots to learn
to be
proper
none of that
street talk
and
don’t you dare
use none of those
swear words
lord knows
i’ve tried 
to
teach you
some manners
but
you’re always
fooling around
trying to be
so cute
and
clever
i’m telling you
for
your own good
you
gots
to learn
to be
proper
otherwise
black folks
are going
to treat you
like
they’re
white

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March 18, 2021 at 10:20 pm Leave a comment

bismarck’s…

Only if you let it. It depends how old you what to be when the ends comes. I have been in nursing homes, and for these folks, the end was not pretty.

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cream filled pastries
loved them in my younger days
doc says avoid them
they’ve too many calories
old age takes so much away

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November 29, 2020 at 12:13 am Leave a comment

triangle tattoos…

Such a great piece with parallels between the dreadful past and the hateful presence of humanity. Will it ever end or are we are what we are.

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the hands
on
the old man’s watch
stopped
as
if
his fears
had entered
an inanimate object
he stared out
from
his apartment window
into
the darkness
memories
projected
onto
today
men
in black uniforms
herding people
into
the street
cursing each breath
they took
striking anyone
who resisted
the poor
the elderly
man or woman
it
made no difference
for
they were not seen
as
humans
but rather
the cause
of
a
sick nation
but now
he was
in
america
and
the scene
that
took place last night
must have been
a nightmare
for
this is
portland

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November 24, 2020 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment

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