‪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

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Coughing Fit (A Gift)

The unfortunate thing

Is being awake at 4AM

Not by design

Or

At least

Not one of mine

However

Now I have time

I wouldn’t have

Otherwise

Had

To forge new words

Into being something

They wouldn’t have been

Together,

Forming a thought

Into Poetry

SCOTUS Limerick # 2

‪Kennedy’s news and a Muslim ban back to back‬

‪The Freedoms we all hold dear under attack‬

‪Those opposed must protest together‬

‪In this growing storm of bad weather‬

‪To keep the deck from being more stacked ‬

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

Do Humanity

I wept on the way to work today

Hearing the latest news.

Thinking, is there any way

To survive these humanity blues?

At times I’d like to turn it off

No longer listen, or watch, or read.

But then I might just miss or scoff

On knowing what humanity needs.

So I’ll stay connected

In my own way.

Be a humanity fan,

And where necessary,

Keep protected

Every human being human.

Us Not Them

Wait, wait, wait

Don’t be late

It’d be great

If we could debate

You know

Hold the phone

Let’s change the tone

Go the source

For reasoned discourse

Of course

Instead of

You know, the game

Of placing blame

On the “other” side

So ours can hide

From responsibility

Where TOGETHER only WE

Can be

POSITIVELY

Shaping OUR society

This Important Portmanteau

Juneteenth, today

A portmanteau

Two plus years delayed

For those needing to know

The Emancipation Proclamation

Was signed January 1, 1863

Yet there were still

Slaves in our nation

In Galveston on June 19, 1865

When they found out they now

Had new possibilities to thrive

There were many obfuscators then

There are many present here and now again

Hiding the truth to keep false power

Is the present the time that’ll end their hour

Those who treasure humans being

Must fervently protest what they’re seeing

Only unity can resist this scourge

Help our society disengorge

Then support the rising of those of us

Toward whom a powerful few show disgust

We are but one humanity

So must come together to avoid further calamity.

The Choice Is Hope

However you choose

You do have a choice

Whatever your choice

Use your true voice

Choose to do right

I’ll stand with you

To fight

Choice is within

Let this begin

My hope is herein:

#TheYOUNGPeopleWillWin

You Can Do It

Community improves

By you improving it

Turn it to gold

Sometimes from shit

Start with you

Always do

Then don’t just start to vent

Instead find good citizens

And compliment,

Recognize publicly for good deeds

Let others know how they’ve

Met our needs

This is a way

To turn things around

And make things better

In every town