Tuesday, March 31, 2015

We're Flocked

Serene as a sunny day
as brutal as a wolf
you'll never know that you're the prey
until the jaws engulf

regardless of how quick your stride
it's doubtful you can duck
the predators in charge who hide
until their teeth have struck.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Abandoned Lot

I maneuver my car twixt the lines
for that is the point, is it not?
A shame we must dodge the designs
of those who take more than one spot.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fruit Loops

Why would we forfeit the right
to walk beside God in the glade?
Our hungers began with a bite
the flesh, ever since then, decayed
reminds us of that which was lost
as we try to downplay the cost.

Saturday, March 28, 2015


There's none more annoying than those
who feel that their personal woes
excuse them from acting with grace
we all have our demons to face

if fodder is all that we are
why glorify every last scar
when soothing the pain others feel
could help everybody to heal.

Friday, March 27, 2015


Never surrender momentum
for when you're on a roll
is the best time to go and get ' em
attrition takes its toll.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


The circle of life is astounding
if we take a moment to see
how beauty is ever abounding
resplendent in every degree

instead of pursuing a tangent
that only will benefit you
embrace our miraculous planet
and harmony's bound to ensue.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


They'll give you whatever you want to stay calm
their blasphemous blather a backhanded balm
convinced their concoction is all you will need
to make sure compliance can be guaranteed

so take what they give you and swallow it down
inject as directed to banish your frown
It's part of the program to nurture the health
of craven connivers with corporate wealth.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


The futility of humanity
is knowing how good we can be
while wading through all the insanity
birthed by our greed and ennui
if we could just vanquish our vanity
perhaps we could truly be free.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Where's the rumored pea
shell 1, shell 2, shell 3?
they're too adept to see

we'll never be assuaged
for showy war is waged
a misdirection staged

the day has been so brusque
a shell's an empty husk
as darkness follows dusk.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


I'd never ever try to force
my views on other people
we all must draw from our own source
be it science, soul or steeple

but when it seems the end is near
and everyone is frantic
I hope my praying won't appear
as overly pedantic.

Saturday, March 21, 2015



Friday, March 20, 2015

Oh Snap

Damn that selfie I took
for showing me how old I look
the mirror's hard enough each day
it's time to point the lens away.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


The trains traverse the track
all day long and through the night
click-clack click-clack click-clack

they're heading to the coast or back
with freight to expedite
the trains traverse the track

and belch their breath of black
as though a dragon might
click-clack click-clack click-clack

you can't mistake the smack
of steel so clear and bright
as trains traverse the track

the engineers won't slack
their schedules too tight
click-clack click-clack click-clack

for humans have a knack
we railroad what is right
the trains traverse the track
click-clack click-clack click-clack.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


A dress is just a well cut piece of cloth
over which the surface dwellers froth
our pride and vanity so very clear
when it costs more than most make in a year.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


My early days were filled with those
who truly seemed to care
and never made it seem a pose
to congregate or share

but once I grew enough to try
and place within the race
I quickly grew unsettled by
the glaring lack of grace

displayed by most with whom I ran
which caused me to withdraw
and I became a lonely man
repulsed by what I saw

until one day a little voice
said "Papa" then I knew
another reason to rejoice
which multiplied by two

a pair of hearts that I adore
removed my glaring pout
reminding me what life is for
and what love's all about.

Monday, March 16, 2015


How can you tell if you're numb
or simply too jaded to feel?
my conscience is suddenly dumb
refusing to voice an appeal

and everything seems so surreal
that nothing resembles a sum
but most will mechanically kneel
when they see the red dragon come.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Drop of Sanity

A single drop of water on my windshield was illumed
by early morning sunlight and a brilliant prism bloomed
the multicolored spectacle of vibrant promise loomed
which for the moment helped relieve the fear that we are doomed.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Killed Off

You can always adapt a role
but once the character's dead
you might as well dig a hole
and kiss respect goodbye
recalling fondly when instead
the script was cut and dry.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Brainwash Bop

In the days of my youth
there was beauty and truth
in the music they made
that's why it's still played

today it's all rote
with one single note:
how much will you buy
of this growing lie?

Thursday, March 12, 2015


The bolder sun
has now begun
to march across the creek
and soon will pelt
the icy belt
where it's innately weak
the wound will flow
with every blow
then roar as things get bleak.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


It's good to love
and live the here and now
but when they shove
will you stand tall or bow?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


My failure is most evident
to the least discerning eye
but still I feel somehow content
and I really don't know why

perhaps because I never rank
my joy upon the chart
of those who yank out every hank
to prove they have no heart.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Buying It

A crow was on the wire by the stop
sign where we turn each day to purchase smokes,
it perched there like a horror movie prop
as we continued cuddling our yokes;
we're tolerated if we just produce
and blindly go along like all the rest
but everything is filtered to reduce
the harshness of the toxins we ingest
which fosters the acceptance of their brand
a new improved behavioral device
provided in a handy dandy bag
that they expect to dominate the land
regardless of the ever rising price
does anybody want another drag?

Sunday, March 08, 2015


You grasp every smile
as though it were rope
when drowning in vile
lies without hope

you cannot look past
what heaven supplies
a glimmer that's cast
in their loving eyes.

Saturday, March 07, 2015


The need to be somebody
has ruined many a soul
they leave behind a bloody
trail of corpses as they roll
better a big nobody
than winding up in a hole.

Friday, March 06, 2015


The omens are haunting if conscience is taunting foretelling a future ferociously daunting but most are so vapid they don't see the rapid approach of the suffering Satan finds sapid the risk with religion is being a pigeon (we all have misgivings, even a smidgen) but faith is specific and must be prolific to weather the judgment which will be horrific.

Thursday, March 05, 2015


The darkness is descending
and soon no one will see
the blackness that's contending
with hopes for what can be

how vulgar degradation
replaces wholesome trust
and love's alleviation
is trampled in the dust.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Double Take

Why's the world so damn intent
on ending that which we've been lent
a paradise where all can thrive
for decadence and detriment
and serving selfish sentiment
exhausting every resource to survive
but someday soon we may repent
when wondering where it all went.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Having a Heart

To me, it seems that it will know
when it is time for me to go
when that which I am here to do
is done and there is no more rue
for then at last I'll be at peace

I'm not sure how it may decide
I've failed at everything I've tried
and hopefully it's not the case
that all my unresolved disgrace
just simply causes it to cease.

Monday, March 02, 2015


People make use
of any excuse
they feel will exonerate
their lack of will
so they can still
lie and procrastinate.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Suspended Animation

I feel like I am stuck between
my destiny and dull routine
but I don't get too much support
so my ambition's life is short
and thus I gander out this pane
where it's begun to snow again
a cartoon in a crystal cage
immobilized by this ice age.