Tuesday, October 18, 2016

There is no Free Lunch

An entire gallery of minds eye paintings,
unseen by those who demand spoon feeding.

Mindless entertainment has stolen their ability to think,
to form pictures from their own imaginings,
to experience adventures where they've not been led.

The path beyond the bramble will never be found
if a traveler refuses to work their way through the thorns.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Brothers of Respect

Though we may disagree, it matters not
brothers of respect for others is what we are,
or at least should be
there are times we are tried
the line becomes thin
we question whether each other is deserving
our show of respect vanishes
these are the times that our demons win
these are the times our humanity suffers
these are the times we should be ashamed of ourselves
without that show of respect
we become politicians 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Defect Detector

Long has he lived
Finding fault as his aim
You see he was quite lonely
At the start just a game
A new target he'd choose
For every new session
But as his game progressed
It became his obsession
Well now he can't stop
He's grown a negative mind
And everywhere that he looks
The more mistakes does he find
There's become nothing of beauty
In his life there's no joy
Now he wishes he'd never
Begun this game as a boy

Sunday, August 28, 2016


It is not your glow dear lamp of the night,
but your tidal draw upon my mind that keeps me from my rest.
You have made of me a lunatic.
Driven me into the night to howl with the dogs.
The hair upon my neck bristles, sweat drips from my brow.
My breath quickens along with the beat of my heart.
How can you in such beauty deliver so much trouble?


The dense smoke hides the sun.
Now enveloped in this darkness
I am alone, yet
there is no peace.
Wars ravish the lands,
innocents continue to die.
Is the flexing of muscle
and the want for riches
really worth the lives of children?

Sunday, August 21, 2016

From the Pumpkin - my first attempt at surrealistic poetry

I stepped from the pumpkin,
found the sky to be littered.
There were bright shiny stars,
they surrounded the sun.
It was a moon shadow following me
as I walked above the clouds.

I watched the airplanes,
funny how they flew backwards.
I wondered which way the people were seated.
Do they realize that they are going
where they came from.

To ask would be so impolite
and an admission
of my weak understanding
of this new day.

Life is play!

Then I thought of
Little Big Man.
Oh how he could ride.

The people in the plane
smiled at me,
all at once.
It was as if on cue.

I checked my fly.

Wanting to return inside the pumpkin
I made an about face
and in its place
I saw a whale leap down
from the surface of the sea above me.
He beckoned for me to enter
and then promised,
I would find what I was searching for within.

There was a tree
with a small stream running beside it.
I sat with my back against it,
fell asleep
and dreamed of a world at peace.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Men in Black

Dressed in all black
with their masks and dark shades
SWAT's looking like ISIS
when making their raids

While officer friedly
that man we should trust
has followed SWATs lead
and hardened their crust

I hate that black costume
that militant look
and that crime's got so bad
that they've changed the play book

Yes I long for the days
when they were men in blue
with the job of protection
of both me and you

But those days are now gone
with little chance of return
what a shame, it's like war
while it's for peace that I yearn