Common Ground

Common Ground

Some people like to say the word “tomato,”
While others refer to say “tomato.”
The more people discuss differences in life,
They try to argue angrily each side is right.
But they soon discover many things are the same,
And they call emotions or feelings by different names.
Some people like to say the word “pecan,”
While others refer to say “pecan.”
Some say the difference depends on where you live,
But each person needs opportunities to give.
Varieties of experiences make us all great, the
Time to learn from each other is never to late.

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Corridor

Corridor

The train used to stop here twice a day,
but it doesn’t stop in Corridor anymore.
Commercial cars carry all kinds of goods
to warehouses and then to box stores.
There were lots of people and businesses,
and for a small town, there was much to do.
Construction companies built all the houses,
the Post Office, and the new high school, too.
The passenger trains would stop at the depot
and then people would arrive and depart.
At times, soldiers in uniforms would wait,
and say last goodbyes to their sweethearts.
Then main street became part of the highway,
and lots of cars would roll through town.
Gas stations, repair and tire shops, motels
seemed to turn the lives of people around.
There were several small restaurants open,
each with their hometown food specialty.
The Bulletin was the only newspaper around,
and it listed movies teenagers could see.
Then highway traffic went to the interstate,
and the shops and businesses closed down.
People needed to find jobs elsewhere, and
they moved their families out of town.
The newspaper was sold and it also stopped.
The Pavilion, the movie theater, closed
because of its out-of-town competition.
The decline of the once-vibrant town showed.
The train depot, which became a restaurant,
was part of an effort to save part of history,
But there was no interest or funds available,
and a bulldozer made a rubble of former glory.
A petition was used to save to Post Office,
and it is used by those who decided to stay.
The main businesses now are convenient stores,
who sell gas to get lost travelers on their way.

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Why

Why

He said we were the questions and
Also the solutions, and paused briefly.
Since birth we asked why, he said, and
Armed with these diplomas, we were the group
To find answers to the questions asked before.
He said we should never lose that inner-child
As we find the final cure for all cancers,
Hold politicians accountable for their actions,
Write the songs and poems that have yet
To be sung or published, find better ways to
Make life simpler or easier, invent things
That we can’t live out, and make a strong
Country stronger with different ideas, and
Have a smarter, better military to defend
The freedoms all of us enjoy daily.
All throughout the speech, I was wondering
How I was going to payback my school loans.

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Back to Texas

Back to Texas

I want to go back to Texas,
That’s where I know I belong.
I’ve been north, east and west.
I think I’ve been away too long.
The feeling to come home back
To you has been growing strong,
But I’m a different person now
After the years I’ve been gone.
I know leaving you back then was
one of many things I’ve done wrong.
My feelings for you are like lyrics
To some old Mexican love song.
Reasons not to care for me are real,
You have your own life going on.
I want to go back to Texas,
That’s where I know I belong.
No matter where I have roamed,
You were in my heart all along.

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On The Hollodeck

On The Hollodeck

A computer program can change an
empty room into a wild west saloon
on the hollodeck.

Distant memories that have yet to be
made can be shared and replayed
on the hollodeck.

Everything you sense you think is
real, even the emotions you feel,
on the hollodeck.

You can make your own world, a
Wizard of Oz, but be cool The Fonze,
on the hollodeck.

It’s hard to forget it’ a mechanical dream.
You can get hooked on it, it seems,
on the hollodeck.

You can lose your sense of reality,
rationality, and responsibility,
on the hollodeck.

 

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Reflections of an Old Man

Reflections of an Old Man

The old man said a lot of water has
Gone under the bridge in his 86 years,
And then he started to wipe away
A few hidden tears.
He said he had two sons in the War
Between the States, one fought
For the North, the other, the South.
He still doesn’t know or understand
What the violence was all about.
He has never seen their graves
Since each one was buried in
A separate place. He doesn’t
Think it was all about the slaves.
He does know the power of a
A bullet from a gun and that
Shots killed two of his only sons.
Since his wife has passed away,
He is the only living one.
The sons died young, not leaving
Any traces of a family.
Now the Civil War is a few chapters
In our American history.

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The Kiss of the Spider

The Kiss of the Spider

At first you go because of the love of the game,
but then you get stuck in a web of lies and blame,
and then the kiss of the spider causes you pain.
The hurt feelings can slowly drive you insane.
You look around and other wrapped victims remain,
The size of the spider looks bigger; you’re the same.
Unable to escape, your level of resistance drains.
There comes a time where you forget your name.
Beware! You should carefully decide and think
before the Devil offers you a very special drink.

 

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Lonesome Heart


Editor’s Note: Other authors may have poems or even book titles with this same title. but this version is from Elias Tobias.

Lonesome Heart

I know that you want me,
but you can only have half of my heart.
That is all I can give.
I know that you love me, but I
need the rest of heart so my soul can live.

I see the pain in your eyes,
and I have to look away.
My mouth starts to open,
but there’s nothing to say.
Things could’ve been different,
They don’t need to be this way.
The sun will rise again tomorrow,
and bring with it a brand new day.

I know that you want me,
but you can only have half of my heart.
That is all I can give.
I know that you love me, but I
need the rest of heart so my soul can live.

You are allowed to remember,
but it’s hard living in the past.
You try to start something new,
but it never seems to last.
You try to reach for the light,
but it is always hard to grasp.
The clouds you find in the sky
make the weather report overcast.

I know that you want me,
but you can only have half of my heart.
That is all I can give.
I know that you love me, but I
need the rest of heart so my soul can live.

 

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There is too much anger in the world today

There is too much anger in the world today

There is too much anger in the world today,
and people can’t find a way to get along.
There are groups who promise violence when
they don’t get their say, and that’s wrong.

There are pretend Christians in the fight,
And that’s just not what Jesus really said.
People die in violence every day and night,
and if a gun is there, someone ends up dead.

Issues of prejudice, racism, inequality prevail,
and some think the answer is to build a wall.
Many peace groups try their best, but some fail,
Fences divide society, and hope for love falls.

There is too much anger in the world today,
and people can’t find a way to get along.
We need to find answers somehow, some way,
On this course, humans will extinctly be gone.

 

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The Tree and Me

The Tree and Me

I am a leaf on a stem
on a branch on a
larger branch on
a trunk of a tree.
I am an important part of this small community.
There are thousands of leaves just like me,
and when the wind blows I sway in the breeze.
I know of my final destiny, but is this all life has to be?
With respect to my
family, I believe I
know what I can do has
multiple possibilities
besides being just a
leaf in a tree. I want to
make my mark in history.

 

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