Tag Archives: life

Tired and Hungry and Poor

We all came here tired and hungry and poor we spent lifetimes in the factories but dreamed of so much more now the only jobs are in Afghanistan fighting in this endless war and America is tired, and hungry, and poor … Continue reading

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Vicious Game: #RonovanWrites #weekly #haiku #poetry prompt #challenge #225 Strike & Hunger

One, two, three, you’re out of food, painful hunger strikes life’s a vicious game.   haiku challenge from: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #225 Strike&Hunger

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We Light These Candles

We light these candles for vigils, then we use them for burning crosses and for burning books, and look the hoods have all come off now  

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A sky full of shooting stars

You are life itself you are air, fire, water, the earth, moon, and mars you’re a sky full of shooting stars and you’re my only wish.

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Photosynthesize

You’re the sun, shining and you’re the forest. As you photosynthesize I realize you’re oxygen, I need to breathe you to live.  

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Countless

The dead talk to me not my ancestors, long dead and they weren’t my friends   I’ve never met them some of them died yesterday some were killed today   either way, they talk they go on about the dreams … Continue reading

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Standing By The Ruins

Let them hold the pen and write their own destiny rewrite all our wrongs write away the suffering write verses about springtime   instead of winter, write verses about laughing instead of crying, dancing instead of dying let them write … Continue reading

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