Friday, January 20, 2017

Shove Off

The more you screech your rage
the more I disengage
it's time to clear the stage

America once more
shall be a welcome shore
for the tired and the poor

while those who would destroy
our freedom and our joy
can leave right now, Ahoy!

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Connected to the land
respectful of The Lord
obeying His command
compassion our accord

Surrounded by the sea
defiant to The Brass
obsessed with only me
I lost my open pass

Bewildered by the sky
reminded of The Son
who chose to bleed and die
our pact was never done.

Sunday, January 15, 2017


I watch them all perform
theatrics of 'the norm'
their digital display
as virtual as they
a pose they primly strike
to get a phony like.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


My stipend of solace is scant
but somehow I keep getting by
maybe because when I'm told I can't
it makes me more eager to try

and peace isn't easily won
so I've really learned to enjoy
a chance to blow off the perpetual fun
of dodging each perilous ploy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


What's currently distracting me?
Is she twenty two or twenty three
and why on earth would she want to flirt
with someone near as old as dirt
for any boyish charm I had
has faded more than just a tad
I'm better off to leave it be
but wouldn't want her feelings hurt
Oh why is it so much fun to be bad?

Friday, January 06, 2017

Business Model

No one would care
if we weren't there
No one -- you hear what I say?

Nothing will last
and time goes so fast
that nothing's worth fretting away

So just live your life
and deal with the strife
we all must encounter at times

As long as you try
being broke when you die
is surely the least of your crimes.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017


Two thousand and sixteen
attempts are quite a few
without finding something new
to grasp as we careen
that stalls the cold machine
designed to silence and subdue
any saviors that pursue
Two thousand seventeen.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Back Road

Like blazing eyes of fearsome beasts
reflectors dot the sterns
of wagons used to haul the feasts
for which the livestock yearns

the darkness is so absolute
that any glimmer seen
illuminates the rural route
co-opted to careen.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

And There Shall Be Signs...

The moon going down is as red
as the substance He selflessly bled
that day when He suffered the loss
while nailed like a thief to a cross
and our condemnation was shed

but many have chosen to spurn
this gift and maliciously churn
dissension wherever they go
so certain they already know
the truth they will painfully learn

when darkness descends everywhere
and we are confused by the blare
of trumpets proclaiming our Lord
is back with a powerful sword
to vanquish deceit, so beware!

Friday, December 09, 2016


There's nothing more redemptive than the truth
but not just any absolute will do
aside from giving purchase for a tooth
it's got to fill your belly once you chew
providing proper nutrients that aid
the growth of muscles needed to escape
these dingy cages deviously made
so comfy most ignore the constant rape.
An oligarchy feeds upon the fear
of anyone beneath its polished heel
while savoring the sweetness of control
but if we all reject the lies we hear
and let them taste the anger that we feel
perhaps, at last, we will be free and whole.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016


To each their own devices
entanglement entices
but there's no signal strong enough
that ever quite suffices

for making a connection
eliciting erection
of byways that traverse the bluff
inferred by ones inflection.

Sunday, December 04, 2016


We never really realize
how much the leaves conceal
until the autumn day that they have fled
and we behold the bright blue skies
their absence must reveal
reminding us what little life we've led.

Friday, December 02, 2016


In that quaint little house in the valley
right beside a mercurial creek
I fathomed the terrible tally
and learned to embargo the bleak.

Cocooned in a bucolic bower
where beauty can't help but abound
you're taught by the grace of the flower
and friendlier ears can't be found;

despite a delight in the corny
I'm stoically trying to stay
away from a path that is thorny
while still staying true to my way

remaining completely impartial
to all of the popular lies
yet trying my hardest to martial
the strength to keep searching for whys.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


I pulled into the dump
and picked a pump
on two they weren't quite done
so I took one
the pricey petrol glugged
as engines chugged
machines that are maintained
won't stall when strained
but secondhand sedans
have other plans.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


It seems like everything I treasure
fails once I affirm
it's role in granting me some pleasure
thus I seldom term
any thing or person vital
to my happiness
without a designated title
the loss will hurt much less.