Category Archives: Poems

Short Poems, Funny Poems, Epic Poems

POEM: Bombing

Humanity is bombing. Let’s end the violence. Bombing Bombs a way Bombs aweigh Bombs a weigh Bombs away

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POEM: Seeking Haven — Deed On A Rival

Here is a poem about our nation’s recalcitrance in welcoming immigrants and refugees. Wile we use cramped legalisms to incarcerate our hearts, many speak openly in racist and violent terms. I strongly suspect that we would do better as a … Continue reading

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POEM: The Incalculable Weighs to Prey

This poem ponders the fact that hardships and trauma can lead people away from religious and spiritual seekings as well as leading them to such seeking. I find that while darkness can be powerful, even overwhelming, light has a way … Continue reading

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POEM: Life Keeps

I find comfort in the persistent reality that life keeps happening. As I keep learning to let go, I find that life flows more gently to whatever the next thing is that life offers up. I continue to be amazed … Continue reading

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POEM: Knot The One in Red

According to family lore, when I was a very young child, I gave my toys away to other children. While this may have been a good way to make friends, I suspect that it was an early sign of me … Continue reading

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POEM: One Standard — To Rule Them All

This poem is a bout the hypocrisy of me me me, and and a perpetually truncated version of we we we, where “we” win and you lose. One Standard: To Rule Them All I only Halve Two standards For me … Continue reading

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POEM: My Mine Racing

This poem is about slowing down that racing mind and mining that quiet repose and relaxed contemplation. My Mine Racing Oh my My My mine Raced From that first Slap On the bottom Lyin’ Welcome too A whirled Up side … Continue reading

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POEM: The Run Down on Lifting Up

This poem is a call to avoid running down those who seek to lift up. The poem has a tip of the hat to Dorothy Day and her infamous quote, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be … Continue reading

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POEM: Walking the Walk [Owed to My Friend Tarry]

This poem is inspired by an elegantly simple recounting of what is a true friend, as told by my former wife — that is, when you are walking with a group of people, the one who stops and waits for … Continue reading

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POEM: Underemployed

If you find me loitering around my sweetheart, be mindful that I am working… Underemployed And you are who? Oh, I am just Here to kiss her Now and again Threw out our daze Sow that She knows She is … Continue reading

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POEM: Soul Sushi

This poem ponders the “water we live in” as most humans are routinely heedless of their lives deep ending on eating flesh to survive. Soul Sushi Once upon a time Creatures of the see Looking up A barrel In countered … Continue reading

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POEM: Box Set

This poem ponders the boxes that we put one another in, weather conservative or liberal, and how money and our own interests get in the weigh of our shared humanity. May we think outside our boxes and always put humanity … Continue reading

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POEM: Dead Precedents

Can we let go of the stale, moribund notion that money will give us security and somehow not come between us and our humanity. Dead Precedents He could not handle change So he only dealt with folding Money And that … Continue reading

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POEM: Call Me Warren

In life, I have learned that going down rabbit holes in not voidable. I have learned to welcome them as portals to new worlds. Regarding the title, for those who may be overly-citified, a warren is an area where rabbits … Continue reading

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POEM: From God Slips To My Years

Here is yet another poem about the experience of writing poems, or transcribing them from a muse. From God Slips To My Years In what manor May we discuss the whether A poet or a stenographer In plaque-able quest in … Continue reading

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POEM: Taking Auction

I’ve been no’in to say, “If you are going to sell your soul, make sure you get a good price.” There are people of auction. There are people of action. Be the latter, taking us to a higher place. Taking … Continue reading

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POEM: Catchy Zzzz’s

I see much of life as a struggle to maintain a vigorous consciousness and cultivate a vital, life-affirming conscience. I see the powers that be as offering a vain, numbing “contentment,” free of inconvenient or uncomfortable realities. Security becomes distancing … Continue reading

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POEM: A Mazing Grays — Owed to Racist Color Blindness

During the Republican primary election, we are in the racist shit, more than usual. In Republic can due fashion, in a run away of endemic white supremacy, we hear of our civil war as only peripherally related to slavery, and … Continue reading

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POEM: You Are Not a Loan

A poem for those who have crushing student loan debt… You Are Not a Loan Do the bankers still have a crush on you Even after having Taken you To school Bank rolling The best daze of your life Only … Continue reading

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POEM: Winning The Stockholm Sin-drome

This is another in my series of poems on artificial intelligence. I suspect that the “wow factor” of some early AI uses will serve as a sucker punch for a largely bloodless beating. While I am skeptical of many AI … Continue reading

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