Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wait to Sing

Just a small grey bird
tapping the window -
She sees the pain and fear of others.

Tries to join their song.
Fails before she even completes the first measure.

Others warn “You don’t understand! You don’t get it.”

It’s true. Wanting to understand isn’t enough.


Don’t tap.

Don’t sing...not yet.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ronald Raven

Once upon an afternoon dreary, as I pondered weak and weary
Over the many quaint and leading questions of that FoxNews lore
While I read tweets, my own face slapping
Suddenly there came a tapping
As of something gently rapping, rapping at my psyche's door
"Tis some prankster" I muttered "false-quoting the debate."
"Only this and nothing more"

Ah, my distinct memories of these appalling Primaries
As FoxNews egged on extreme opinions 'neath the Stars and Stripes.
Eagerly I wished the morrow - vainly I had sought to borrow
From YouTube escape from sorrow - sorrow for lost sanity.
For the rare and radiant history of politicians' maturity
Sadly gone forevermore.

Perry, standing lonely on the placid stage, spoke only
The name that almost sounded right.
"Almost" said Twitter "But not quite."

Truthfully the silken, smiling creatures
Thrilled me as I read their speeches
Speeches filled with gems comedians will treasure...writing skits forevermore.
"Ah - but this was but the prequel,"
I knew as the clock was turning
And my soul continued burning
Burning, for the Don's Reveal.