Category: Poetry

Evil Taints

Doing something bad for a bad reason is bad This we all understand Stealing for greed is never okay No matter where the rational may land But doing something bad for a good reason is bad too Though many try to justify Robin Hood was still a thief No matter how hard we want to [Continue]

Lake of the Woulds

Far to the North is a special place.  They call it the Lake of the Woulds. People stumble across it quite innocently Instead of doing things that they should   They come to it with great intentions Meaning to accomplish many great things But once there they always find Achievements always come with strings   [Continue]

Circles

At first  we were a million tiny bands.  Small groups of people, each subtly different in some way, clinging to each other and scrabbling to survive.  Each thought of themselves as people and everyone else as the other. We are the band in this area. They are the band on the other side of the [Continue]

Gif or Gif?

So one day I called the file Gif My friends acted like I’d emitted a bad whiff I’m not really sure If there is a cure But it seems to have caused quite a tiff So then I started calling it Gif And still some people are miffed I know not what to do Or [Continue]

Stand up for The Right

It is not censorship to shout down the censors. It is not intolerance to reject the intolerant. It is not bias to stand against the biased. It is not bullying to ostracize the bullies. It is not bigotry to condemn the bigots. It is not hate to despise the hateful. It is not racist to confront [Continue]

North Dakota Mountain Men

You may have heard Of the Rocky Mountains Or the Smokey Mountains But have you heard of the mountains In North Dakota, the Great Flat Mountains. Running from Fargo to Bismarck As far north as Winnipeg They tower over very little But are majestic just the same Their peaks are covered in snow From November [Continue]

Hydra

The Hydra with a hundred heads Each with a forked tongue Take one out and two more appear From its scalp they are sprung Each snake head has a voice Filled with hate and lies This one is dressed in a fancy suit That one a toupee and long tie One is bombastic and blames [Continue]

Christmas in Connecticut

Twas the week before Christmas And all over the town No joy is to be had No singing abounds Just the weeping of parents who in anguish cry out A town that’s in shock A country in doubt Oh Charlotte and Daniel, Olivia, Ana and Chase Allison and Benjamin, James, Noah and Grace Josephine, and [Continue]

Defiance

This morning at 5:00 I went out on the deck There, under the stars I thought about the last few months The cataract operation that went sideways The cancer diagnoses The surgery The temporary blindness The fear The pain And as I stood there looking at the stars One thought came to mind I’m still [Continue]

John Vick, A Life

Poets are hunters, searchers, rangers. Poets dig after answers about the human condition. Poets seek truth as much as any Physicist does John Vick was a poet. John’s time took him to many places Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Minnesota He even spent some time in Canada He even spent some time [Continue]