Tyrannies

31 03 2018

Find your audience
Waiting for them is useless
They do other things
While you still stand for
Little tyrannies of life

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Fame

30 03 2018

Fifteen-second fame
No longer the way it goes
Fifteen-person fame
Followers and likes of posts
From twenty or more countries





game

30 03 2018

Children never rest
Until it’s time to take a nap
Refreshed off they go
Making up another game
Inventing new worlds for fun





urge

30 03 2018

What is our nature?
Past the label human being
What are our defaults?
Anything to keep from dying
Ceaseless urge to mate is next





Attention

30 03 2018

All entertainment
Or we quickly lose interest
Short attention span
Flit from this to another
Boredom redefining us





Unnoticed

30 03 2018

Can we do without?
Unnoticed without reward
Purpose before self
Clear focus on the new world
We are next to inherit





Invisible

30 03 2018

Private rebellions
Invisible reconstruction
Despite resistance
Seeking changes of the heart
Praying goodness will bear fruit





Results

30 03 2018

My love never rests
Constant soaring of my heart
Eyes of compassion
Random kindness on the spot
All these results come from love





Figments

30 03 2018

We can’t live angry
Constantly self-poisoning
Brushing love aside
Never quite through vanquishing
Figments our minds must invent





Circle

30 03 2018

We all need safe time
When we can smile and not think
To revive like sleep
But awake and connected
In our circle of love





Not Yet

30 03 2018

Not satisfied yet
Before I lose this body
Leave spirit behind
Take soul with me to nextlife
Where I still have things to do





Evil

30 03 2018

Miracles are strange
We often miss the evil ones
Exceptions to God
Defying all our contexts
Antithesis saints ignored





Better

30 03 2018

Unrest wants better
Not unreason cloaked in quills
Something to create
Not bent on confrontation
Respecting one another





Tired

30 03 2018

I am tired of rest
I have waited long enough
I need listening
Minds seeking interaction
Not venting seething anger





Aloner

30 03 2018

The vast Internet
Haystacks seeking their needles
A billion minds speak
Two million eyes barely read
Thinkers feel so all alone





Unrest

30 03 2018

Body at unrest
Tends to remain at unrest
Anti-inertia
Drawing on restless spirits
To accelerate through space





time-travel

30 03 2018

older

Clock skips past the time
Gathers no dust on the way
Feels like time travel
Except I have grown older
I don’t feel any wiser





Student

30 03 2018

Can you be perfect?
As student become the master?
Rigor without flaws?





Crumbs

30 03 2018

Your works are breadcrumbs
For those who want to find you
To them you are art





Swans

30 03 2018

cygnetsSwan chases the geese
Along the edge of the lake
Honking and flapping
Protecting her little cygnets
They paddle blithely behind





Accident

30 03 2018

upside down

The tires still spinning
Both the cars are upside down
Threats of gasoline
A sea of broken plastic
We both escaped uninjured





Blessings

30 03 2018

sunset

Simple things count most
Relaxing as the sun goes down
Arms around shoulders
Those quiet smiling whispers
That are blessings in disguise





Lux

30 03 2018

subdued

Words blow in the wind
Looking for something more to do
Sometimes it’s futile
Too much of everything else
Words are useless luxuries





Fond

30 03 2018

Surrounded by friends
Laughing about silly things
Embarrassing slips
Funny misunderstandings
Become fondest memories





Distractions

30 03 2018

I love distractions
Your playful way of teasing
Always lifts me up
You point away from trouble
At a gold and pink sunset





Fish

30 03 2018

Fish a fishless day
Wordless reeling and casting
Minnows snatching bugs
Turtle sunning on a rock
All sharing the pond with me





Guarded

29 03 2018

Tired of being hard
Seeking only tenderness
None of my circle
Understand the change in me
Only feel safe when guarded





care

29 03 2018

Care about yourself
Seven billion don’t know you
Even if they did
They do not have time to care
About what you say or do





Dissolve

29 03 2018

Haunting never stops
You yell back in Arabic
In dreams they attack
Your words hold them back
Until they go back where they came





Guilt

29 03 2018

Where is the fountain?
Absolution for my sins
True immortality
Why live for eternity
With the weight of mortal guilt?





Endured

29 03 2018

I’m not letting go
Claws that pull me back to you
I close my eyes tight
Comparing the pains I endured
To my new silky freedom





hurt

29 03 2018

Pains we’ve all suffered
But wouldn’t admit we were hurt
Scars from our living
Never stop being tender
And the memories don’t fade





Care?

29 03 2018

There are many truths
That we do not care about
They don’t affect us
What difference does it make?
We like pretending we know





Going

29 03 2018

How do you decide
The time is right to tell her
You’ve been holding back
Hinting not saying it all
Knowing you are leaving soon





Not There

29 03 2018

Other side of love
Tell them it’s not there for you
They will not listen
How could you not feel the same
Whenever you show kindness





Torment

29 03 2018

Lovers can torment
Use your helpless longing heart
to prolong your pain
no love in their eyes for you
you’re just something to play with





Selfish

29 03 2018

Had to be selfish
Or else they would have been dead
Strong wills to survive
Created our humanity
Out of painful honesty





Read

29 03 2018

The town surrounded them
Last three people who could read
Had them sit on stage
And read aloud the stories
So that they could remember





Ripple

29 03 2018

An ever-flowing mind
Can sometimes slow to eddy
Forming mirrored pools
Reflecting not a ripple
Of undercurrents below





Demons

29 03 2018

I watched you dreaming
It was a restless nightmare
You cried out in fear
Fighting back evil demons
Attacking in human form





Losing

29 03 2018

Not afraid to live
Dying does not frighten me
Now you are with me
I do not fear anything
But the thought of losing you





Heaven

29 03 2018

Call me from heaven
As soon as you get there safe
Tell me the weather
And how are your family
I need your reassurance





Forgetting

29 03 2018

Enough being here
Forgetting with every second
Clinging to your love
Reciting each memory
Living our last shared moments





Lives

29 03 2018

You live shorter lives
You choose to live them with us
Moment by moment
Until no moments are left
Your whole lives are made of love





Depart

29 03 2018

Your life is ebbing
I see distance in your eyes
Reluctant farewell
After all the love we shared
Remember your puppyhood?





Thunderstorm

29 03 2018

Everyone freezes
Lightning and thunder coupled
Our ears still ringing
Spots dancing before our eyes
That’s a mountain thunderstorm





Daddy

29 03 2018

alzheim
Nearly departed
Not of body but of mind
One you counted on
Left behind a withered shell
I miss who you are, Daddy





Reopen

28 03 2018

I was losing you
Forgetting to hold you close
Too few warm kisses
Then I came to my senses
Reopened our doors to love





Plague

28 03 2018

My mind I could lose
Everything else already gone
The only survivor
Of the last human plague
Of our suicide design





Time Loop

28 03 2018

She went back in time
To warn herself against him
But he went back first
To warn her against herself
She would not listen to them





Phone

28 03 2018

She walked right by me
Never saw me kept on smiling
Her thumbs were flying
Text tone constantly dinging
Ask her where was she just now





Avatar

28 03 2018

Handsome avatar
Snappy repartee as well
Bold funny flirting
A boy girls like to tease
From a virtual distance





Mortal Combat

28 03 2018

It’s been two straight days
Pizza boxes lids half open
Four liters Mountain Dew
Locked in mortal combat
Lost the battle, won the war





Two Kids

28 03 2018

Two kids on their own
They might as well accept it
Mother two jobs gone
Rumors about their fathers
They just live and eat at school





School

28 03 2018

Things we learned in school
Taught us the tools in the box
What they were used for
We had to learn for ourselves
How to plan and build a house





Free

28 03 2018

They lost everything
Found an odd form of freedom
Nothing to protect
Free of all possessions
Like naked babies playing





Hill

28 03 2018

It is a good thing
Life is a hilly pathway
Deal with here and now
Have to be over the hill
To see what is waiting there





Faith

28 03 2018

Want me to believe?
Follow the path you describe?
Demonstrate the gift
Lead me through a faithful day
Show me how you love your life





Kind

28 03 2018

One thing of value
Cannot afford to lose it
Wild animals have
We need it to be human
Kindness and compassion





Animal

28 03 2018

Anger is not thought
Thinking takes up too much time
Pain turns to anger
Our animal seizes control
Shuts down our gift of reason





Mob

28 03 2018

Clamor of the mob
Out-shouting opposition
Such angry slogans
Not justice, more like judgment
Hatred without compassion





March

28 03 2018

So many people
Filling up the avenue
Parking impossible
Not enough toilets
Why are we marching, again?





Outdoors

28 03 2018

Sun shines through new leaves
Dancing with the puffs of wind
My troubles forgotten
Enthralling moments of peace
Outdoors alone with nature





Lift

28 03 2018

Something to count on
What will work every time?
Lift up my spirits?
Restoring joy in my life
Tell me, is it lunchtime yet?





Restore

28 03 2018

I am exhausted
Resting my body and mind
Sleep alone won’t work
I need redemption
To restore my ragged soul





Corrections

28 03 2018

So many mistakes
How did I survive them all?
Reckless in my youth
Learning by making errors
Making futile corrections





Granted

27 03 2018

We take for granted
This astonishing planet
Never thinking twice
The intricacies involved
In taking one breath of air





Pollen

27 03 2018

A thin yellow film
Plants eschewing the bees for now
Casting their pollen
Impatiently into the wind
As Spring rushes into bloom





Startup

27 03 2018

Just an idea
A new way to make life work
Something people need
Incredible inertia
Fighting all the disbelief





Helpless

27 03 2018

One-way love brings pain
Aching for more than friendship
Can’t stop the giving
The silken rope around your neck
Helplessly you stay in tow





Persuasions

27 03 2018

Money takes last place
Matters of the heart won’t yield
The weight of gold
Such material persuasions
Will not bring her laughter back





Pauses

27 03 2018

Life is like music
Pauses in between the notes
Vital to the song
Instrumental vibrations
Sweet silence punctuation





Downpour

27 03 2018

Raining thick straight down
Drops bouncing against asphalt
Puddles into ponds
All flights cancelled birds hunching
Holding back their mating songs





Survive

27 03 2018

Why did I survive?
Death took all the others
Leaving me to cry
Without the arms and shoulders
Of righteous consolation





Deserve

27 03 2018

I am here by grace
Generous, too tame a word
The world is too big
To yield to my intentions
What it allows I deserve





Inheritance

27 03 2018

Inventive progress
The foundation left to us
Led us to the moon
While we watched it on TV
Stunned by our inheritance





Waking

27 03 2018

sad-man-alone-in-love-2

No world without you
What would be the need for one?
Why would the sun rise
With you not there to greet it?
Waking with your elfish smile





Painful

27 03 2018

As long as I think
I will have another day
No matter how bad
how painful it can become
I will still take that next breath





Born

27 03 2018

Where does it come from?
The sky the earth that brings pain
As life’s evidence
You were being born to screams
Everyone there smiled





More

27 03 2018

Before you could speak
You knew love of mother’s eyes
You felt a breast’s warmth
You digested your first life’s food
What more is there to living?





Bite

27 03 2018

Waiting for the new
Hardly tasted yesterday
Dissatisfying
Almost spit it out like koi
Take another future bite





Life

27 03 2018

Next is always there
When you think nothing is left
A new sun rises
A new land appears ahead
Somehow life keeps on going





Cry

27 03 2018

Where else will I go?
I have been chased to the end
No other escape
Tried to break the walls of life
Nothing more to cry about





Indifference

27 03 2018

grief

Some differ with me
The value of indifference
It does not save me
From the pain I try to hide
Casting shadows on my grief





Suspend

27 03 2018

woman in love

Time before I met you
Does not seem to matter much
One look at your face
Suspends the hands of life’s clocks
Your smile eternal





Why?

26 03 2018

Why do you want me?
You spend your time with others
Then come back to me
Wanting all my tenderness
But always giving nothing





Forgive

26 03 2018

Don’t want to hear it
I might believe your stories
The way you tell it
You are never in the wrong
I must forgive you always





Gift

26 03 2018

gifts

One thing I wanted
Did not let out my secret
I told no one else
My heart’s private indulgence
Somehow you guessed exactly





Disappointed

26 03 2018

Can I be honest?
I want something wonderful
I don’t deserve it
At least that is how I feel
Don’t be disappointed





Suspicious

26 03 2018

You are beautiful
I never guessed you would be
Always suspicious
Of who you might meet online
Until you really meet them





Courage

26 03 2018

My faults on display
Meeting in person painful
Don’t want to be judged
Afraid I am not good enough
Need the courage to relax





Proport

26 03 2018

Words without people
Liking friends you never meet
Sweet isolation
Never have to stand the test
Of who you proport to be





Alone

26 03 2018

Left alone too long
You begin to make things up
For better or worse
Depends on your optimism
How ready are you for life?





Sudden

26 03 2018

A sudden lover
Flows into your simple life
For whatever reason
You can only guess at it
Until you both find out why





Lust

26 03 2018

Lust can be easy
If you ignore consequences
Someone you don’t know
Ingrained in your everything
Adding such drama





Luck

26 03 2018

Luck seems to save me
When I don’t know what to do
A new door opens
At the bottom of the stairs
I just keep on going through





Yours

26 03 2018

Now you’re on your own
Your life is yours to handle
No one makes dinner
You must find the rent money
Find out what you’re really worth





Pretend

25 03 2018

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Easier to pretend
Than admit to who you are
Teenage bravado
With all its scrapes and bruises
Better than the hidden truth





Boys

25 03 2018

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Girls are taller then
Boys do not know what they are
They form no-girl clubs
And hide behind secret codes
Until they discover women





Checkmate

25 03 2018

checkmate

Some strong in body
Others find their strength in books
Seeing solutions
Before the question is asked
Declaring checkmate early








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