Power to the People

Editor’s Note: John Lennon’s famous anthem for a call to action still has energy and this poem explores ways this energy can be used to solve the problems we face each day in the world.

Power to the People

There are several girls and boys who give up
and want others to give Christmas toys.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

People have a right to express their discontent
with the politics of the current government.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

There are many who don’t have enough to eat,
or their only home can be found in the streets.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

Police want to stop violence and crime,
and those convicted must face the time.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

Each one of us is part of the human race;
we need to live in a shared space.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

Doctors need to find ways for better health,
and it can be done if we share our wealth.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

We need to support members of our military
Efforts to secure our freedoms are necessary.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

Religions are faith-based and should get along,
each singing their own peaceful songs.
All together say “Power to the People!,
Power to the People right now!”

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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The Toast

Editor’s Note: Part of me would have liked to have lived in the Old West in the 1860’s until the 1890’s. when the end of the old west happened.  In this poem I imagine myself being a young cowboy at this time in out American history.

The Toast

Here’s a toast to the naked lady
In the painting on this saloon wall.
If it weren’t for this bottle on the
table, I wouldn’t see her at all.
All the answers I need can be
found as I fill my shot glass,
and then I’ll spend some time
with a cute and kind saloon lass..
I have a right for a few drinks
after a 3-month long cattle drive.
They said the pay would be good,
but it was hell to just survive.
After tomorrow, I’ll find my horse
and see what comes my way.
I’ll get a bath and more bullets,
and then find a job here to stay.
There’s a lot of land around here
and also owners of a ranch.
Maybe one of them will give this
lonely cowboy another chance.

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After All These Years

After All These Years

It is nice to see you after all these years.
You were going your way, I was going mine,
But smiles we shared slowed our fears.
Now you have become a success, and I
Have done well enough for myself, too.
Stress of your changes don’t show,
And I see time has been good to you.
We both found people for a family,
And now each have several children,
But I wonder if there were moments
you wondered what could have been.
We needed each other back then,
And I feel like I need you now,
Even if it is to just remember what
My heart will let me allow after
All these years.

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Making the Grades

Making the Grades

Converting knowledge into numbers…
graded, debated, degraded and rated,
are the highest numbers a sign of the best?
This reality of education is the true test.

Converting knowledge into numbers…
justified, quantified, analyzed and relied,
do the charts and graphs illustrate trends?
How can knowledge be measured in the end?

 

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In My Life

In My Life

In my life, I have done many things,
taken many challenges and chances,
and made many mistakes along the way.
On this journey, experience is the best
teacher in this survivor mode education
which teaches me what to do and say.
I can’t predict the future, really,
the past is now just history,
and I know I can only live for today.
Long ago, I found a guiding light,
a holy spirit which I cannot see
which will keep me safe, I pray.

 

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One Trick Pony

One Trick Pony

Some say you’re a one trick pony, and
you’ll do the same thing to turn a buck.
Are you that desperate to do that
In order to change your luck?
Maybe it’s imagination you lack, and
You use your body more than your mind.
Explore the options and you’ll find
Perhaps a whole new reality, and
Then you’re not a one trick pony.

Some say you’re a one trick pony,
And you work to keep your security.
Open your eyes to look for the future
That offers many more opportunities.
Death may seem to be the end, but
Are you afraid of events in your life?
Does the past haunt you like a knife?
Perhaps there’s a whole new reality,
and then you’re not a one trick pony.

 

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Solitaire

Solitaire

We are all connected to each other
in at least one way, if not by dozens more,
and the feeling that we are alone should be
a fleeting moment living in a sea of humanity.
Yet there are those who play solitaire, in its
many forms, with the knowledge that they
know it is the only game a person can play
by themselves and lose, winning , on average,
14 percent of the time (if you don’t cheat,
and that’s against the rules, you know.)
Besides, if you do win, how are you
going to celebrate? Go to the bar and
have one of the voices in your head
buy yourself a drink?

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Let the Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In

An open door will let more light
in a room than a door that’s closed.

I think you would be surprised to know
how many people would rather live
in the silent security of the dark.

A prison is created from the thin
wooden walls, and the key to door
is found only within the heart.

They still have the ability to see
with the switch, bulb and electricity,
but that is just an artificial start.

The only solution is to brave
the future and let the sunshine in.
Instantly, the darkness will depart.

The open door can let the love
of the free into the lonely room.
The door will not keep friends apart.

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M.I.B.

M.I.B.

If you have seen an alien or a landing UFO,
Then that is where the Men in Black will go.
They will demand answers to what you know,
And evidence for proof will never be shown.
The thin men dressed in dark suits, thin ties,
Dark hats and dark sunglasses aren’t shy,
Their pale faces sport a grin gone awry
Like a thin mask from the five and dime.
You hear them when their lips don’t move,
And it’s strange, like they are aliens, too.
They say we must comply with the rules,
As part of some government bureau tool.
They seem to appear before anyone else,
Even when the sighting is seen by yourself.
Any proof is seized to be put on some shelf.
Quickly they are gone with uncanny stealth.
The M.I.B  figures were made into movies,
And actors played what were just stories,
But to some with visits, the script was boring,
For the truth is real, secret, and soaring.
So any weather balloons that glow in the night
To the M.I.B. are just a normal, everyday sight.
Whatever you witnessed can never be right,
And they make sure your lips stay tight.

 

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The Chugalug

Editor’s Note: The location of this place is in my imagination, but it could have been inspired by a business in the basement of a cluster of stores frequented by students adjacent to the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana called “The Village.”

The Chugalug

Come on down to The Chugalug,
and get a cold mug of beer.
Come on down to The Chugalug,
where your friends are near.
The Chugalug, The Chugalug,
It’s easy to find the time to
come on down to The Chugalug,

We welcome all who come past
our doors, both  the regulars and
those who are passing through.
We take pride in our service, food
And our selection of fresh beers.
We do it night after night for you.
This is a bar and grill where you can
Really have a lot of fun with all
The people you meet.
We have room for all who want to
come in, so come on down and
take your seat.

Come on down to The Chugalug,
and get a cold mug of beer.
Come on down to The Chugalug,
where your friends are near.
The Chugalug, The Chugalug,
It’s easy to find the time to
come on down to The Chugalug,

We have a full juke box, and a
Place where you can dance.
A local band rocks the house
Friday and Saturday night, a
Chance to find romance.
We have pizzas, cheeseburgers
and our famous fried chicken
served  all night long.
Our food has a way of making
everyone become friends
And  somehow get along.

Come on down to The Chugalug,
and get a cold mug of beer.
Come on down to The Chugalug,
where your friends are near.
The Chugalug, The Chugalug,
It’s easy to find the time to
come on down to The Chugalug,

 

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