‪Dreams of Future‬

Thankful my dreams are not of this

They are deeper, kinder

Dreams that bring me to comfort

And love

Not to anguish and fear

They are of those dear to me

And clear to me

For a beautiful future

Of which we will see

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Inspired by .O. Last Night

The Beautiful Truth

Is all the proof

Needed

Live with integrity

Love with alacrity

Heeded

We’re in this together

We together must weather

Succeeded

Missing You

Miss you already

Before I’ve had the chance

Miss you deeply

Even in advance

Miss you forever

Forever and a day

Miss your near presence

In each and every way

Miss being near you

You’re not near enough

Miss your familiar touch

I know we’ll all hang tough

Miss you ‘til we’re together again

I know that will come soon

Miss your kind compassion

Our feelings for each other

Always over the moon

‪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

For Kristen and Connor, and Michael, and André

I cried yesterday

At least three times

So did another very dear friend

The finest kind

She wasn’t our daughter

But that of another

Catching our tenderness by surprise

Just like no other

Those moments come upon us

Seemingly out of the blue

No they aren’t unexpected really

They come from our love for you

I write this poem at four in the morning

Awake but for the glow

Hoping this piece captures

The love for someone you know

‪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.

The blackness of hate

The light of love

Choosing the latter

The dove of peace

Releases the angst

Creates space in our hearts

To openly offer to others

I wish you enough