There’s a reason

Those who can’t see on

The face of it

All the obvious bullshit

Yet he wants to split

With allies now foes

Who knows where this goes

We are in the throes now

Of a president who kowtows

To his puppet master

Whom our agencies identified faster

As meddling in our sovereignty

But the purported man of pee pee

Has no actual dignity

Or ability to lead

We all should take heed

Lest our nation’s bleeding be

The last drops of democracy


‪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


This Way

Independence Day

Holds sway


And every day

Against the hā-


Of the sway

Of tyranny

We must pay

Mind to

Those who would use any way

To slay


And prey

On the downtrodden

To keep the citizenry at bay

We must stay

The course and pay

The price to remove dismay

Said Yiannopoulis, “I was just trolling”

Yet we add more names to the tolling

Of innocents gunned down

By angry white men from any town

Trump again offers vapid words of consoling


This, writing poetry, is becoming more of my way of processing the anguish and sadness I am experiencing more and more every day. I apologize if this piece is offensive, or my previous one, I don’t know what else to do. Those like Trump and Yiannopoulis, and others on any side, need to stop using the bully pulpit to say stupid, hateful things that others will take to heart. I am heavy with grief.

A Renewed Dawning

I seek to be inspired

Not mired


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


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


to be purifiers,


and magnifiers


dignity for all.

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


That the


Will find humility

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


Shaping OUR society

Busy Humans Doing What?

I’m busy being human,

As a human being.

Can’t be bothered by this mess,

This ugliness I’m seeing.

Why can’t it all go away?

It might if I close my eyes.

If we each don’t pay attention,

Then what are our alibis?

Human dignity, in fact humanity

Is surely what’s at stake

How long must we all endure

Before our society surely breaks

Almost all of my words shared here are unplanned, meaning not worked on for other then the morning I start writing. Obviously these thought percolate in me and come to the surface, though they often surprise me. Not so much in the sentiments but rather in the combination of words, phrases and rhymes. Thanks for reading.

SHS notes, “the Bible says laws, we must follow.”

US law says tear families apart, and they wallow

In fear for their kids

For the wrongs that ICE did

These abominations leave real humans hollow