Tag Archives: Mourning

POEM: A Bout Zen

This poem borrows from a Zen story where a monk is in a boat quietly meditating with their eyes closed in the middle of a faraway lake. When the monk hears a loud sound and the boat rocks, the monk … Continue reading

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POEM: Proper Preying

This poem is based on a traditional Zen story of two very different perspectives on what was seemingly a straightforward thing, revealing the importance of our inner lives. The story pits two Zen monks, one who is a monk smoking, … Continue reading

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POEM: Genocide Joe

Monday mourning. Last week President Joe Biden spoke of being hopeful about a ceasefire deal in Gaza. I must confess, I scheduled posting this last week, expecting the likely outcome of genocide unabated and genocide Joe abidin’ his time. I … Continue reading

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POEM: Straddling Two Realms

I am an infinitely bigger fan of possibilities than probabilities. Possibilities change the trajectory of what is; all else is mere calculation. Straddling Two Realms He ate possibilities for breakfast Awe ways Kneading more room And inevitable movements He straddled … Continue reading

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POEM: As Humanity Reseeds

Here is an apocalyptic valentine, a final kiss planted. As Humanity Reseeds That final mourning We greet With a kiss A poetic rejoinder Transcendent graffiti Write on the apocalypse In a whirled that had Drunk The Kool-Aid® Even at that … Continue reading

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POEM: Yours to Deicide

Wile it doesn’t make cents for some, I see humanity is one. I strongly suspect that there is only one side. Thus, in a religious sense, any won that kills other children of God is ungodly. In some sense, killing … Continue reading

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POEM: In Hospitable Missive

This poem was inspired by Israel’s official denial of any responsibility in the missile attack on a Palestinian hospital which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of patients, health care workers, and refugees desperately seeking what was hoped to be … Continue reading

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POEM: Tears in My Soul

This poem is a mournful riff on the destructive grievance politics of the so-called right. Of course, what is left is left, with love and hope remaining to knit life wince agin. Tears in My Soul Where divides multiply As … Continue reading

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POEM: Alarm Going Off

I see one of the pervasive everyday forms of violence in capitalism is having to wake up to alarm “normally.” I have no problem being woke, just not by alarms. I believe that luxuriating in the natural process of waking … Continue reading

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POEM: Indecency Wee Re-side — Owed To Propriety Owner Us

This is another anti-capitalist poem, scorning profits over people, the vain whining of grievance politics, and the lethal short-sightedness of just us. Indecency Wee Re-side — Owed To Propriety Owner Us They miss judged As the profits for tolled Propriety … Continue reading

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POEM: Karma Cat -28,000 Poems

This poem toys with the notion of karma and reincarnation as a vehicle for moral evolution and sum sort of cosmic justice. This poem employs as a metaphor the relationship between a karmic cat living thousands of lives encountering uncounted … Continue reading

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POEM: Death Unexplained [Ode to Harry Gavin]

Our youngest grandchild (Maryjo’s son’s son), Harry Gavin, 7-months-old, feel asleep and never woke up. Below is his obituary; followed by a poem I wrote for our family and loved ones. Harold Patrick Gavin, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep … Continue reading

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POEM: Promedica My Ass — Owed To Branding

Logos used Too mean Know ledge Like that age owed ad vice Would you jump off a bridge If every won ails did As in sayin’ Bye your good will As money oozes from the non-prophet, health care (sic) system … Continue reading

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POLITICAL POEM: Heir Conditioning

As things went south South goes north Truly Global warning is real There is an arising From the fires in bellies And home fires burning In efface of doors closed Windows open Those crazy few Committed Those sober many Just … Continue reading

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ELECTION POEM: Democracy Takes A Dive

Like that Mourning do After a cold night Looking over That nasty bluff When the populace says jump As if Only culpable Sane How high Falling for everything Accept gravity and physics As mirror opinion Reproving such an eminent nadir … Continue reading

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NEWS: TPP Declared Dead — Good Riddance Trans-Pacific Partnership!

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, President Barack Obama has ended his push for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest free trade agreement ever sought.  The TPP is dead.  I am hard pressed to think of a … Continue reading

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POEM: Mad Happy

Well I never Happy to be mad Mad too be happy This might be crazy That maybe fitting Ante this and ante that Given fighting chance And unbelievable odds Of uncounted to won Beat up and up beat Pleased as … Continue reading

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POEM: Naught For Prophet Fun Razing

In the crucible Of the well-heeled And the, well, heeled He surrounded himself With corporate persons Naught for prophet organizations Possessed buy a cutting edge currency paper thin The filing and folding kind Their foundational hope Nay only hope To … Continue reading

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IN DEPENDENCE DAZE POEM — A Little Colony PR: Owed Too Puerto Rico

If at first you don’t secede You will be tried, tried agin Taking atoll Largely unheard Feigning liberties In centuries owed looming freedom Weave earned our lessen From the British umpire Never let US leave North America [Except for certain … Continue reading

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POEM: Mirror Winning In a Close Shave

That mine-blowing moment finally came Where he saw his enemy Face to efface That fateful mourning Infinitely more dangerous And dreadfully more thorny Than blood drawn in a close shave Like a glance to the heart None other Then his … Continue reading

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