Saturday, April 30, 2016

cul-de-sac (2016 April PAD - Day 30)

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a dead end
is just a good place
to turn

PSC / 2016

 Penned for Day 30 (the FINAL day) of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.   
Assignment: a dead end poem 
 For more, check out his site at:  2016-april-pad-challenge-day-30


Friday, April 29, 2016

The Children (2016 April PAD - Day 29)

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The Children

They were raised             in a                                                                         totally
                haphazard fashion –
a most amazingly

their education wholly un-

a happy-go-lucky happenstance 

and yet, it served them

They grew up
to become
the most wonderful
well-rounded, open
(-minded, -handed, -hearted)
could ever
hope to
know / love / be / clone

would be proud
to call
their own.


Penned for Day 29 of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.  
Assignment: a haphazard poem

 For more, check out his site at:  2016-april-pad-challenge-day-29

Important Not (2016 April PAD - Day 28)

Important Not

There’s too much trash talk going round
over wires, underground,
on the airwaves, cell, TV –
none of this feels right to me.

(Seems everyone’s embroiled
in someone else’s coil.)

Everything is so fast-paced –
cut and pasted –
and in our haste
(to spread the word)
the meaning’s lost,
the message wasted.

I think, he thinks, she thinks.
Far too many of these thinks
are totally ungrounded:
fabricated factoids,  information tangled
just to manufacture fear
while trust is wholly mangled.

It’s so easy to get snared
inside the drama of the day
the games that people play
the he said, she said,
I heard they said

Sometimes, peace of mind requires
you jettison technology
rely on your own biology
to avoid all further ravage.

Guts and gray matter’s all you need.
The rest is extraneous baggage.

PSC / 2016

Penned for Day 28 of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge. 

Assignment: "Important (blank)"
 For more, check out his site at:  2016-april-pad-challenge-day-28