Not Only Naive

I’ve begun to delete

Thoughts replete

About our current situation

I cannot stand

For I want no hand

In ruining our great nation

It is with regret

I’ll no longer let

Them ruin my elation

I must try to be

The truest me

And use my imagination

For how to repair

Love, nation, air

And our once fine reputation

I’ll now take my leave

A quite fine reprieve

But with no indignation

I look toward the skies

Hoping we will all rise

Restoring us to our foundation

A melting pot

For those who have, and not

Let love be the culmination

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‪Humble Curiosity‬

I am humbly curious

For how we’ve come to this

This point in time

Of fearfulness

And ugliness

And distress

What a mess

But I am willing to hear

Some other address

How we can coalesce

To return to the best

For you, me,

All humanity

Let us see

How good we can

BE

This Way

Independence Day

Holds sway

Today

And every day

Against the hā-

ze

Of the sway

Of tyranny

We must pay

Mind to

Those who would use any way

To slay

Democracy

And prey

On the downtrodden

To keep the citizenry at bay

We must stay

The course and pay

The price to remove dismay

‪Should Be One Humanity‬

Black, brown, white, yellow

Isn’t he an interesting fellow

Yellow, Black, White, brown

Do not keep a good woman down

White, yellow, brown, black

From where will come the next attack

Brown, black, yellow, white

It seems from here comes all the fright

A Renewed Dawning

I seek to be inspired

Not mired

and

Not tired.

No instead I aspire

to raise higher

and higher,

removing the ire

I at times get

from every liar

and crier

that some admire.

I perspire,

staying out of the crossfire

to retire

those who conspire

to acquire

the entire

Quagmire.

Yet I’ll continue as a spitfire

holding the feet of those

most do not desire

to the fire

so that the entire

compassionate citizenry does not tire

and instead preaches to the choir.

That we are the rectifiers

and fortifiers

creating force multipliers

so that the next occupiers

of government that we hire

transpire

to be purifiers,

amplifiers,

and magnifiers

of

dignity for all.

SCOTUS Limerick

‪Justice Kennedy just announced his retirement‬

‪A moderate voice on the SCOTUS just up and went‬

‪If the blocking of President 44‬

‪Is now thrown out the door‬

‪We opposed to 45’s nomination must loudly vent‬

Fabric of Society

This fragile thread will

Remove the threat

By

Stitching all those

With compassion, empathy,

With finery, not fear

Pulling together

Disparate swatches of humanity

In a beautiful patchwork

Quilt

Of determined,

Concerned citizens

Who cover the dying

monstrosity that is hate

As it takes its last breath

Fabric of Society

This fragile thread will

Remove the threat

By

Stitching all those

With compassion, empathy,

With finery, not fear

Pulling together

Disparate swatches of humanity

In a beautiful patchwork

Quilt

Of determined,

Concerned citizens

Who cover the dying

monstrosity that is hate

As it takes its last breath

I Dream

I dream that

The anguish goes away

Love will win the day

We will find a way

To completely allay

The fears

Of the Browns the Blacks

And of the Queers

The not-like-me

Across present history

Of every human who has suffered

Indignity

That the

Just-like-me

Will find humility