Putting This Aside

All politics aside

How do we thrive

Stay alive inside

No hide

Or claim

I’m beside

Myself

Hiding on a shelf

Like the that little red elf

Moping

Hoping

It’ll all go away

We can stay out of the fray

Today

And everyday

Then we say

I’m better than them

I don’t hate Muslim

But that’s all you do

Then you say phew

That got me off the hook

I can turn away, not look

Must.

Do.

What.

I.

Can.

Fight through

Do what you can do

Resist

Persist

Help all humans

Exist

Thrive

Be alive

Live

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B. S. @ Castleton

Listening to Bernie

As he earnestly,

Attempts to make us

See connections and thus

Become better informed

And possibly forewarned

That at this going rate

Are we becoming a nation

Less great?

Let’s return the nation

To its higher station

Respected, revered

In many cases cheered

As bearers of what’s good

Across the planet’s neighborhood

Stupidity

Stupidity

Blatant stupidity

Sometimes comes so easily

Almost fluidly

Yet having no clue it’d be

Emanating from me

You see

Without thinking

Before speaking

Sometimes your words

Are only tweaking

The other’s sensibilities

Leaving them thinking

What an __________ you are

Ive made this discovery

That the only recovery

Is the recognition

You must be a true apologician

For G

Word convey

Word create

Words are love

Or can be hate

Words build up

Words tear apart

Words are joy

Or can break your heart

Words are power

Words can destroy

Other words

Can deploy

Ugliness

Beauty

Grace

Distaste

Choose wise words

Words that build

Reinforce

Uplifting humanity

Of course

I’ll Sit Awhile

I’ll sit with you awhile

To just be…

With you

I’ll sit awhile

To just be….

With myself

I’ll sit awhile

To just be…

One with the universe

I’ll sit awhile

To just be…

And know that

I am with you

Writing Wrongs

I write about wrongs

To help right wrongs

I sing songs

To help right wrongs

Wrongs ring in poetry

So wrongs aren’t made perfunctory

No wrongs make it right

A cliché to be held tight

Without knowing wrongs

We wouldn’t know right

Keep your loved ones

In love and light

Help them decide

How to live right

These Thoughts

I wrote this poem in the early morning darkness on October 2nd. I don’t have television and hadn’t looked at any newsfeed before writing this. I often don’t post immediately because I want what I just wrote to settle with me. I then looked at the newsfeed and was horrified like everyone. What I wrote didn’t fit for the horror. Yesterday I started to alter what you’ll read below with my anger, and stopped. I removed what I had changed because these are the lines that I want to last. Not my ugly reaction to this senseless tragedy. Please help make the possibility of these senseless acts more difficult by encouraging sensible gun reform.

These thoughts I have

They’re from out there

They’re fine to share

These thoughts I have

They’re from in hear

I hold them dear

These thought I have

They come from near

They come from here

These thought I have

Up to pee at four AM

Hear they come again and again

These thought I have

I write them down

If I don’t I’ve lost my own

These thoughts I have

I find each one

I hope the source is never done

These thought I have

I’ve thought them too

I write them down to share with you

These thoughts I have

Some not so nice

Those, I review; once, twice, thrice

These thoughts I have

Come from above?

Some filled with anger, most with love

These thoughts I have

They’re poetic verse

Thankful for flow, unrehearsed

These thoughts I have

I hope they keep coming

In flowing, though my mind is running

THESE thoughts I have

These thoughts I have

They’re from out there

They’re fine to share

These thoughts I have

They’re from in hear

I hold them dear

These thought I have

They come from near

They come from here

These thought I have

Up to pee at four AM

Hear they come again and again

These thought I have

I write them down

If I don’t I’ve lost my own

These thoughts I have

I find each one

I hope the source is never done

These thought I have

I’ve thought them too

I write them down to share with you

These thoughts I have

Some not so nice

Those I review; once, twice, thrice

These thoughts I have

Come from above?

Some filled with anger, most with love

These thoughts I have

They’re poetic verse

Thankful for flow, unrehearsed

These thoughts I have

I hope they keep coming

In flowing, though my mind is running

These thoughts I have