Oh they say it's that time of year
Full of joy and Christmas cheer
But Baby you're no longer near
This holiday leaves a…Continue
Baby Christmas time is near
Should be joyous without any fear
But you told me to move on a long time ago
Just one more Christmas without Mistletoe,
There are silver bells that I can't hear
Only an empty house without you near
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As you read it think what is like to be a member of an oppressed and hated Palestinian in your own occupied land.…Continue
Backlit by the luminosity
The figure gazes into the unknown.
An unknown of darkness and light,
Of planets and stars.
Of galaxies and universes.
Of protons and electrons,
The possibilities seem…Continue
green of red / better blend / that loud fear / around the bend / J Rivers revivals / California afire / waterfalls / tho water ought geyser / snow shoes / sleigh pups / weaving holly sprigs / around the tambourine / afterglow / IT began to snow / harmful side effects / of comfort / of black Friday / of white Xmas / an Argentine lime / harmful snide effects / a final round / of wine / that code cold / silence melting / ascension / redemption / war on plaque / womantra / play Sinatra /…Continue
I am but a Valkyrie --…
Quantification of darkness, PTSD with a word processor wonderin' Y Gogol would redline (7 Sq'd?) (should read GOOGLE) as though a thick battle (two sentences south) prattle: all hat, no chattering cattle, smattering, tattering. As though we're after the 'stolden Swissfish' meant to type stolen. Litigiousness impossibly 'lost and found' naming rights for Exxon. The ol' boy would change symbols, much to do with puss and boots, balance beams, such as that romantic rush, deeply exhaled…Continue
If I wanted to be a poet
How could I not write a Gimmick
Some versical form of a Limmerick…Continue
Several times previously, I've mentioned an intelligent evangelical friend, who proudly announced he voted for Trump because he thought he might be the Anti-Christ. Naturally, I was appalled by that announcement; but upon further review, I'm not so sure my friend wasn't right. In any event, that possibility inspired me to write this:
As life hurries on and time passes by
We sit and we ponder and then wonder why
Why did it happen, where did we go wrong…Continue
In 1919 William Butler Yeats published one of the most beautifully disturbing and one of the most anthologized poems in my ken. The opening lines of “The Second Coming” seem prophetic in their aptness for today.:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
It’s hard to lead with the Easily Led,
it’s hard to be a…
On National Ave. the Clement Zablocki Veteran's Memorial Hospital overlooks the autumn woods and steel girders of Miller Park; silver-golden fireworks as loud as a drop forge echo on through the timelessness and style and swagger of sweet victory.
Again, the sweat of passion, reserved for October, when it was 1957. The hickory sea of painted chairs in the Milwaukee County…
I thought you might've become aware of the web you spun
I thought you…