Category Archives: Poems

Short Poems, Funny Poems, Epic Poems

POEM: Baby-ize

We awe start as twinkles in someone’s eye’s. Reflecting on this may help us recognize our common origins and shared destinies. Baby-ize She looked at me Without pretension In two me That soul window As easily won As lost From … Continue reading

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POEM: A Walker, Please

My Dad got out of the hospital yesterday, after falling on his butt and crushing a vertebrae and a disc last week. After a successful surgery to stabilize his back and reduce the pain, he was transferred to the assisted … Continue reading

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POEM: People of Consequence

Our actions have consequences. We are people of consequence. The ends are determined by the means. Unfortunately, the inanity in our culture, which may, much of the time, seem harmless in it meaninglessness, meets up with epic crimes against humanity. … Continue reading

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POEM: Rat Race Religion

This poem is a meditation on the banality of evil that arises from good people doing nothing when it comes knocking at their doorstep. This accomplice-ment is aided by a blinding enmeshment in a rat race offering, justification for ignoring … Continue reading

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POEM: It’s Awe Poetry

This is a poet’s poem, particularly for those poets who employ free verse, which might not be recognized as poetry. Personally, I can guarantee that my free verse is worth every penny. It’s Awe Poetry He said “I don’t see … Continue reading

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POEM: The Hole of Life

Sometimes life leaves you only shitty choices. Of coarse, in many cases, making at least some choice is better than doing nothing or living in fear. Fortunately, whether we make a choice or not, a new set of choices arise, … Continue reading

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POEM: Love is Never Having to Say “Thank You”

Community organizing can be difficult and thankless. I am grateful for those who do such work. Thanks! Still, at times, won’s work can become a bearin’ place, yielding cynicism and skepticism, even of those who appreciate you. Tossing aside potential … Continue reading

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POEM: As The Whirled Goes Bye

When I look out into the world, I often get the image of chickens running around with their heads cut off. I see an addiction to “winning” that disconnects us from creation, others and ourselves, and in supreme irony, races … Continue reading

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POEM: Nobodies

The powers that be school us in learned helplessness. The powers that be want to convince you that you are a nobody, in their scheme of things. Well, good people, I know plenty of “nobodies” who are awesome wrenches in … Continue reading

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POEM: This Poet’s Prayer

This poem reflects my basic spirituality of ever moving toward One’s vision of the good, even as my view is a dim reflection. The One thing that I can judge my progress on is my commitment to this path yearning … Continue reading

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POEM: Gypsy Mother E

Mother Earth has treated us well. Let’s treat her as our one and only. Gypsy Mother E We had A Gypsy mother Who lived As 93 million miles from the light of her life Who loved Her wayward children More … Continue reading

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POEM: Heir Droppings

This poem goes out to the five Palestinian kids killed when an American airdrop of food crushed them after the parachute failed. This over the top “Operation Breadcrumb” does nothing to stop Israel’s illegal blocking of humanitarian aid by ground … Continue reading

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POEM: Optimism — A Buy Product of Hope

There is a difference between optimism and hope. Optimism is about the inertia and trajectory of facts on the ground, while hope is a metaphysical reality that seeps into life of awe kinds amidst a dizzying array of means. Hope … Continue reading

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POEM: Of Yores and Mind — Owed to Buffalo State Asylum for the Mentally Insane

Last summer, while visiting Buffalo, which was a serendipitously pleasant visit (except for the bedbugs, see bed bug poem), the highlight of the visit was stumbling upon this grand architectural complex. We were staying in a cool, urban farm Airbnb … Continue reading

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POEM: Untouchable

This poem reflects on the divide between masculine and feminine ways of being in the world. One of the most stark examples is “incels” who are involuntarily celibate, often because they have a palpable misogyny that women find unattractive. The … Continue reading

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POEM: Redeeming Coup on Pharaohs

God has a sense of humor. Sometimes pompous, hypocritical religionists get their religion handed to them on a plate by the disenfranchised who have a gift of accessing truth in strange places, redeeming that worthless scrip of others. The lords … Continue reading

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POEM: What Superpower

Here is a poem about the invisibility of people who are unhoused and living on the streets. What Superpower Early on His invisibility Would come and go Until anon Involuntarily taken For a ride For granted Fully That feudal wish … Continue reading

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POEM: An Eve with Netanyahu

As President Biden campaigns on a pro-democracy platform against the corrupt Donald Trump, he is tag teaming genocide in Gaza with his long-time friend, the corrupt Israeli PM Netanyahu, the “Bibi” brain and heart of the military onslaught and deadly … Continue reading

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POEM: Compassion Sidelined

A poem for our collective denial of our responsibility to prevent genocide. Free Palestine! No one is free until all are free. Compassion Sidelined An aye for an aye And a no for a know A tooth for a tooth … Continue reading

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POEM: A Confession — For the Birds

I don’t have a lot of regrets in life. Still, one of the stupidest and cruelest things I ever did was as a kid when I shot dead with a BB gun a bunch of birds hanging out in a … Continue reading

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