Tag Archives: humanity

But…They’re Muslims.

What if the Rohingya were Christians? What if they were Jews? What if we didn’t listen to the news and cared about everybody instead? What if we viewed their dead the same as our own? What if villages burning by the … Continue reading

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Turn Up

We turn up the volume on the television to drown out the sounds that we need to ignore to stay sane, like continuous thunder erasing the rain.   We can’t afford to hear the cries and the screams of humanity … Continue reading

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But Who…?

I. But who is to blame? The government. But who is to blame? The politicians. But who is to blame? The military. But who is to blame? The police. But who is to blame? Wall Street. But who is to … Continue reading

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The wind’s whispers are drown out by screams and shouts broken dreams, no doubt seem the end is near awash with tears and years and years will pass you by what dreams did come abruptly die and cry and sing … Continue reading

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Napalm Castles

fleeing fire for a frying pan I see a dying man laughing at sinners posing as saints   the mirror broke and faint whispers called for fresh paint to hide the truth   spitting lies disguised as proof but a … Continue reading

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Ala Moana

Looking down at the street below from this 14th floor hotel window I see the sidewalk where my family sleeps if God is real I hope it weeps for what society has become we don’t see our sister just another … Continue reading

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Standing Rock

Standing on this rock all alone looking glass shattered can’t find home can’t escape sticks and stones thrown by a falling Rome names don’t hurt when Redskins flirt with victory the Missouri doesn’t flow to the sea it flows through … Continue reading

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