Category Archives: war

Old Piggy Bank

I think about the million human beings who were just trying to survive eighteen years ago and are no longer alive because America had to go shake the queen’s old piggy bank and smash it on the floor and terrorize … Continue reading

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God’s House

We feign sadness now as Notre Dame is engulfed in flames, “How awful, God’s house burning, all of that beauty…” Our mistake was when   we decided to lock God inside a building and destroy the real temple, to desecrate … Continue reading

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Death & Taxes

the only thing that is certain in this life is that death is funded by your taxes

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In My Dream: An Ode to Dr. King

(Maybe April 4th isn’t Martin Luther King, Jr. Day but it’s the day that in 1967 he most vocally spoke out against the war in Vietnam and the day that in 1968 he was assassinated. My poem includes the majority of his … Continue reading

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Life Raft

As you were drowning I sat down and prayed for you unaware that I was sitting on your life raft

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Regret & Karmic Debt

Some nights I want to turn back the clock a decade or more, but I made my bed so I lay awake trying my best to forget wading through oceans of regret and karmic debt and one too many mistakes, … Continue reading

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Farmers for Peace

When we’re growing food we’re liberating ourselves from want, from need, from greed, from seeds of fear and we’re setting the dove free to soar with olive branches away from perpetual war, away from hate away from the fate scripted … Continue reading

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