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Going Crazy

I’m torn Torn between running and hiding And finding a way to fight back There is a constant stream Of violence Hatred Negativity Stupidity Arrogance Fear Greed Brutality Where has humanity gone? The safety and security Of our neighbors and children Has taken a back seat To corporate greed And some people’s need To play … Continue reading »

Broken

I was broken The world had chewed me up And spit me out Onto the concrete below Leaving me gasping for air I didn’t care If I lived or died I tried to keep going But knowing what a failure I’d been So many sins committed Made me sure I was unlovable Useless to all … Continue reading »

Lessons From Mom

You taught me so many things over the years Bits of trivia, odd and disconnected From those rare moments When we connected And many lessons In what not to do When I swore to anyone who would listen That I would not grow up to be you I knew so little of grief While you … Continue reading »

No More Prayers

No More Prayers The news comes in every day The names and places change But it’s always the same Sure, some days are more brutal than others But it’s still our sisters Still our brothers It’s in Africa, Asia, Europe, and here too It’s villages and towns Paris and Beirut Beheadings and bombs Machetes and … Continue reading »

Words Fail Me

Words fail me When I’m trying to find a way To confront those people Who have so much privilege And are so far above so many That they can’t see down far enough To see the realities of so many lives That are so very very different from their own Words fail me When the … Continue reading »

Settled

I can’t imagine What it feels like to feel settled To know that where you are Is home I watch other people Watching their kids Our kids At sporting or school events And I can imagine them In that same place Twenty years from now Doing the same With their grandchildren Because their parents Are … Continue reading »

Almost Late

This morning was one of those mornings when shaking off the bonds of sleep was harder than usual. But more than that, the last vestiges of the dream I either had just had or was still having refused to leave and I kept trying to return to that place. When I finally gave up and … Continue reading »

Greatest Fears

Dealing with depression and anxiety Talking with a friend Thinking out loud To work my way through And the truth hits Staggeringly hard I list the projects And obligations Of time and attention and money Then I begin the process Of breaking it down Figuring out How to allocate my resources Allocate me One step … Continue reading »

Happy Birthday, Mom

I tried to not think about you today I know it’s your birthday And that kinda goes against the grain But I miss you so much Even when I’m trying not to If I push you away from my thoughts I can sometimes Almost Make it through a day Without crying I’ve had so many … Continue reading »

Reasons Why I’ve Given Up on Dating

I tried internet dating Once Or twice And I finally gave up I know the profile thingies Are like a resume of sorts And you want to put Your best foot forward But they really should be About some sort of honesty too Reading through them Was like reading the slush pile From hell With … Continue reading »