March 30, 2015


She writes:
What are the "rights", the rights of all of us?
Are they equal, are they just? Are they right for all of us?

The wrongs, the rights, it’s gotten out of sight!
Who fights for our rights, when we can’t put up a fight?

The states screw us, the politicians screw us
All we want to do is live in peace without fuss

The world is in turmoil, the religion’s in distress
Who knows who’s fighting whom, and for what, when all is a mess?

Countries will be fought
Killings will not stop
Time runs out, time doesn't stand still
The clock struck, I took my bitter pill
When rights are a no show
That’s when it’s time to go
Time to say goodbye, I made my last call
I gave it my best shot, I gave it my all

March 26, 2015

crooked path

you’re lost
I’ll find you
I see you
you float
locked away
tangled hair
I hold you
“…….the tiger leapt, and the swallow dipped her wings in dark pools on the other side of the world” vw

March 24, 2015


The angle of the sun bent across the horizon, deepening meadows and hillsides into amber, blue, orange and reds.
Sorrow floated in the air like aimless moats, forgetting where they began, forgetting their purpose.
Winter dies a slow death, cascading snow drifts burying the visuals and memories of earth, lost far beneath the cold hard pack, lost to the sun.
Spring tries, day after day, month after month, all in vain to winter’s determination, lost to time and arctic air.
One day a squirrel scampers by the side of the old red barn, ears perked and alert to change, soon a soaring hawk narrows its vision, then loses sight.
Life goes on, into the next season, where spring is born, glorious spring peaks a tiny blossom up through the earth, up into light.


Spring awakens with the sounds of metal dragging the ground, out numbering the bird calls, the mill is jarred out of slumber
Men walk the lane, shuffling feet recognize the path to the tunnels, loving the day, the air, the clean, spring air
The day grows long, once the light is dimmed and abandoned, while men work deep underground
Silver, gold, copper, a line is pushed, the metal fragments fit into the mold, molten scraps turned to liquid
Bombs and bullets are born
Men die

March 23, 2015

Time Traveler

where does time go, when does it end?
how do I put a spin on it

trying to defend

is it worth a penny, a nickel, or a dime?
spending my days in the counting

money buys not time

March 19, 2015

Hidden Tracks

I hear the call of a white lightning train
listen, she said, listen
an ear pressed close to a cold railroad track
listening, listening
vibrating thunder eclipsed in the rain

blinded by deluge obscuring the air
see, she said, see
standing to watch, stepping out of its way
seeing, seeing
long shadowed landscapes crossing her lair  

March 18, 2015

Time Will Tell

dry, hot, earthly dust
lakes, rivers, life abandoned
thirst rages forward

selfish clouds decay
no rain to nourish roots, leaves
God save us in time

March 15, 2015

Sail On

a strange land is here
another era in time
a past life has gone

sail across oceans
horizons and turbulence
down beneath the sea

waves stilled with breezes
life hungers and groans for more
gone to lands beyond

March 13, 2015


reaching out to touch the wooden night stand
the surface feels smooth to the palm of the hand
seeing with your heart this stand at night
tears well and fall, hindering vision from sight

memories catch and hurt, deep in your throat
on a crest of a wave, you surrender and float

cold numbs, once love, and the wind blows free
eyes burn then close, nights hungry sea

March 10, 2015

Whiplash Politics

"Today, as President Obama and his Administration are engaged in negotiations to prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, Republican senators sent a letter to Iranian leadership aimed at sabotaging these negotiations.
Let's be very clear: Republicans are undermining our Commander-in-Chief while empowering Iran’s hardline ayatollahs. Republicans don’t know how to govern, but they do know juvenile political attacks. They're undermining our Commander-in-Chief out of spite."

First you see it, then you don’t...then you are broadsided by verbal abuse...
is it sabotage?
is it treason?
  is it criminally laden hatred?

Will we sweep it under the rug, or bring charges to bear down upon this insanity taking hold of our government and the people of our nation?
Where will it end, will it ever end?  
Insane prejudicial outrage against Barack Obama, our President of the United States  


These are your congressional leaders
Where do YOU stand?