Back to the Future

Back to the Future

I look around, and time
goes by in a blink of an eye,
and it’s hard to believe what
I have seen.
I feel like I’ve lived 100 lives
in one, and each carnation
is a different reality, yet each
one somehow seems the same.
This chameleon changes the camouflage
to survive, with tan to the sand
and white with the snow.
Yet I know that it’s me in
those pictures taken long ago.
My journey continues, with each
day different than the one
before, building on the knowledge
and experience gained
in each of the past lives.

 

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I’ve got to let you go

I’ve got to let you go

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

We’ve made such good memories.
We laughed so hard, we cried.
I’ll remember days like these.
and the times you were by my side.

But there’s one thing I must say,
It has nothing to do with you.
There’s a reason you can’t stay.
I’ve been too much a fool.

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

I’m not the person I seem to be,
and you don’t want the truth.
Adventures we had were great.
They brought me back to my youth.

You don’t need your happy life
to be intertwined with mine.
My world would cut you like a knife.
It is at the least, most unkind.

It kills me so
to let you know
I’ve got to let you go.

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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!”

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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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