i ain’t no preacher…

i ain't no preacher

now
i ain’t what
folks
would call
religious anymore
some things
always struck me
as
phony baloney
that
tv evangelist
laying on hands
screaming
healed
healed
then
some paid
participant
in the tv drama
suddenly
rising
from the wheelchair
then
exiting
stage right
a performance
worthy
of
the political arena
and although
when you
laid hands
on
me
there weren’t
no bones
healed
the power
of
your love
surely
healed
a troubled
soul

 

this ain’t no love song…

this ain't no love song

honey
everyone expects
lovers
to jot down
some romantic lines
about
their undying love
and
endless passion
but child
with
bad backs
artificial hips
and
arthritic joints
we’re lucky
to handle
passionate kissing
and 
stand up hugging
time’s taken its toll
lord knows things ain’t perfect
but you’re my pure joy

 

 

an auction…

Portrait

went to an auction
where there were many items
that were unopened
so i was wondering why
what had happened but once home
i scanned my garage 
seeing unfinished projects
those unfulfilled dreams
and quickly i understood
dreamers never stop dreaming

 

 

free wine from false prophets…

Chalice1

flagrant lies and crimes
are summarily dismissed
by hate’s disciples
charlatans face no judgment
shielded by a nation’s myths
the key’s self interest
feed disciples their fears and
they willingly drink
whatever poisonous brew’s
placed in their chalice of self

artificial nervous system stimulant…

artifical NS stimulant

a broad based
biochemical compound
derived from dead tissue
produced through
cognitive manipulation
when mixed
with
rational thoughts
friendly rivalries
are produced
but
in its purest form
it’s hatred
where
some of its
byproducts
include
racism 
religious intolerance
toxic masculinity
blood feuds
xenophobia
and
of course
war

 

 

thanks marcus arelius but…

thanks marcus arelius but...

those who’ve
figured out
that life
is governed
by
chaos theory
say
go with the flow
but
that’s hard
when
the current
becomes
a series
of
waves
crashing into
every boulder
in
the river bed
or
it drops
precipitously
over
a cliff
into
the depths
of
despair
so it seems
having
a philosophical strategy
for
life
is not enough
to
reduce
the pain
life can
inflict

how democracy died…

2023 house agenda

small infected cut
not visible to the eye
but soon it’s poison
entered the body’s blood stream
shutting down vital organs

an incomplete picture…

an incomplete picture...

we all have self doubts
questioning
our value
in life
and
to others
questions 
we
can never
truly answer
for
our merit
is
in the eyes
of
others
who
rarely
feel a need
to
express
what’s obvious
to them
and
they are certain
we see
what they see