Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Rapt

Cicadas screeched
As summer reached
A blistering crescendo
The symphony
Played heatedly
Right outside my window

The crickets sang
And whistles rang
That sounded so exotic
I could have danced
But sat entranced
The melody hypnotic.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Getaway

You tried to pierce my armor
But never quite got through
I sprouted with the Farmer
A stoic tried and true

Who focused on organic
Options to survive
Without a hint of panic
If yields began to dive

So take your malice elsewhere
I’ve chores I must complete
Some may say I’m ‘out there’
The truth is my retreat.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Commanding

Why are people so anxious to fall
Behind someone who claims
To represent one and all
While pushing their own aims

No one, save for God alone
Should spark your loyalty
An ancient platform set in stone
To guide humanity.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Clouded

Pastel puffs populate the sky
Immune (as they meander by)
To our chaotic earthbound mess—
Can’t compassion coalesce?

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Liminal

Inside, outside
Smile, frown
The upward staircase
Takes you down
The corridor
A long cocoon
Where wings
Will be bestowed
To fly to valleys
On the moon
Where lunar
Rivers flowed.
A stage is someplace
To perform
Or just another phase
The perfect band
Despite a storm
Still sets up and plays.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Archaic

Running over lines in my head
Not being the poem instead
Regretting a mind that’s closed
I’ll never be composed.

The fate of the fatally terse?
Victims of villainous verse.
A soliloquy will seldom assuage
The gen of the digital age.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Blocked Chain

If palms have hearts,
Do heels have souls,
Can you be impaled by broccoli spears?
When dinner starts
We stuff our holes
But have no beef as food disappears.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Redefined

The people aren’t too happy
Their lives are kind of crappy
We need something snappy
A peppy kind of cheer

The problem with a geezer
A windy worn-out wheezer
Is they aren’t much of a pleaser
They simply play by ear

When news speak gets outrageous
It can be advantageous
To call the putz courageous
Now don’t you find that queer?

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Deviants

Everyone goes a different way
Regardless how worn the road
That ends where they’d prefer to stay
We all have our own load

And sometimes, you just have to veer.
Everyone goes a different way
Although directions are clear
Distractions make the straightest stray

A panorama can really sway
Those in search of cleaner skies,
Everyone goes a different way
The path will dip and likewise rise

It’s more about the journey right?
Well that’s what I’ve heard others say
Before they’re gone from sight
Everyone goes a different way.

Monday, August 08, 2022

♾️

Eight eight
What a date
A double dose
Of cosmic fate
Infinity
And it’s mate
Eight Eight
What a date.

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Unseat

When someone impolitic
Does what their kind does
The masses get acerbic
And thus it was

A jester is forgiven
People pity a poor fool
But with a king so driven
It’s time to end his rule.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Charitable

Remembering those moments when I knew
That I was loved, and though they’re far too few
I treasure every instance more than gold
And hope I’ve given others some to hold.

Friday, August 05, 2022

Unstoppable

The monster is huffing
As it drags it’s brood along
The scraping and scuffing
A matron’s favorite song
And there is no snuffing
Her spirit – she’s strong!

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Sorrowful

Within the fertile valley
I learned such vital things
But in the final tally
I spurned them, and it stings

Beside these walls of concrete
I surfed a mindless crowd
Assimilation incomplete
Estrangement not allowed

Before the hallowed pulpit
Is where the truth first shone
As pride, the foolish culprit
Demands that I atone.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Lesson

Does memorizing lies
Told by snobs with ties
Make you more smarter than the rest?
The ‘Land of the Free’
(to a certain degree)
Is struggling (gee, who’d have guessed?)