Monday, January 30, 2017

Before Social Media

Before Social Media

, I never knew
this angry you
(that screams)
inside your head.
Assumed instead
your thoughts
and mine in sync.
Rather, it seems,
we’re miles apart –
disparate halves
of wholly distant

PSC / 2017-Jan


Thursday, January 26, 2017

The American Dream Medium

PSC / 2017

The American Dream Medium 

This country is frac-
tured (into
‘Us’ and ‘Them’)
and this Administration
has neither the power
nor the will
to patch together
such a Great

Neither side
will listen
to an Other;
nor is there trust
in anything
reported by any One
who doesn’t say
what we/they
choose to hear.

We ache for naked facts
(untwisted, unvarnished –
minus the melodrama –
indisputable, irrefutable)
so we may understand
where the truth lies;
otherwise, the rancor
will only get worse.

We don’t need
any more Small minds
 or Extra-Large lies.
We Demand a Medium
of some substance;
Brave Enough
to eschew the illogic
and fight with equal fervor
for any and every faction.

So, Who will be the First?

PSC / 2017

Sorry for the political 'rant', but instead of things calming down after the recent ugly campaigns and election, they only appear to have gotten worse.  Seems everyone is yelling and no one is listening, and I'm not sure how much more we'll be able to take.  But as long as folks rely on their "own" news sources and "fact checkers" and deny those of their opponents, we'll never move forward.  We need a truly honest, impartial medium who offers the views of BOTH sides and fact checks BOTH sides equally diligently. So, again, I ask... who will be the first?


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Solstice Awakening

photo by PSC / Dec-2012

Winter Solstice Awakening

Even as the tipped earth
slips into grim winter
her sleeping soul startles
sensing the subtle shift,
this first sweet stitch
in Spring’s
finespun tapestry.

PSC / 2016


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

pumpkin haiku - Nov PAD day 30

Pumpkin’s on back porch
making space for new d├ęcor.
Lights and tinsel reign.

PSC / 2016-11

 Penned for Day 30 of Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. 
Assignment: A last chance poem

  For more, check out this link:  2016 November PAD - Day 30


It’s Catching (On) - - Nov PAD day 29

It’s Catching (On)

Stop this cough, sneeze, sniffle,
wheeze, snuffle, spew
of cold words over everyone.
Cease the spread of heated hearsay,
transmission of infectious fever,
epidemic of vitriol over all
within reach of your virulent,
virtual voice.

Rather, offer up a muffler
to keep the wintry chill at bay,
umbrella, raincoat and rubbers
against the frigid, bitter squalls.
Let’s infect everyone instead, 
with a contagious case of
the most communicable

PSC / 2016-11

 Penned for Day 29 of Robert Lee Brewer's November PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. 
Assignment: love or anti-love

  For more, check out this link:  2016 November PAD - Day 29