The Scout

The Scout

I am from a distant star,
but in many ways I’m like you.
My mission has brought me far to
look for a place with food and fuel.

We need a place to send a colony,
so the rest on our planet can live.
Perhaps others will be following me,
with technology in exchange as gifts.

But I don’t know if we will land
on a planet living it’s last breath.
I can’t reason or understand the
obsession for destruction and death.

These are problems we want to avoid,
since it’s like this where we came from.
Here people play with lives like toys.
It’s time to select another sun.

 

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Sooowat

Sooowat

The parking lot salesman sells his stock
from the inside of a coat, and wears his
job out on his arm. Sooowat!

The clouds cover the sky, still the Madame
says the stars line up with some planet
and my future is bright. Sooowat!

The anchor weighs the news that all the
nation needs to see; death, violence, and
the President is on the TV. Sooowat!

Michael Jackson sells Nth billion album and Liz
Taylor has a new man. A court has declared
Elvis is officially croaked. Sooowat!

Stocks go up or down, and junk bonds are
thrown away. Municipal bonds are tax-free,
and T-bills are the thing. Sooowat!

Old-time religions are going out, the new-
fangled evangelists are in, and Catholics are
holding on to their God. Sooowat!

Rap music has become state-of the-art, and
pop music is losing air from it’s balloon.
Now the country is country. Sooowat!

The weatherman says there’s not much of
a chance of rain, and the weekend holiday
will be a reason for a good time. Sooowat!

The ad says this cleaner is supposed to be
the best, and that car can perform every
consumer-demanded test. Sooowat!

A bearded man in a hat looks for a job on
the corner of the intersection, holding a
“homeless” card in his hands. Sooowat!

All I need is took keep my car working,
make sure I get to my job on time today,
and keep my wife and kids. That’s wat!

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The truth is never far behind

The truth is never far behind

 

The truth is never far behind
when someone tells a lie,
no matter the reason why.
The truth waits in the shadows
while the lie seems right,
and the truth can be found
in the bright sunlight if there
is someone to look for it.

 

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I can feel the strong winds blowing

I can feel the strong winds blowing

It seems like I’ve been here before,
but really this is a new place to stay.
I’ve lived here nearly a year now,
and I think I should be on my way.
I’ve been on my own for a long time.
and no place has felt like a home.
I have a paying job, and a box of an
apartment I come back from work alone.
There are people I work with and know,
but their faces seem to be the same,
and whenever I leave here again,
I will probably forget their names.
I’m good at my line of work, and
I know just how to get along, but
there seems to be something missing,
like an ending to a fantastic song.
I’ve lived here nearly a year now,
and I think I should be on my way.
I can feel the strong winds blowing, and
the skies are turning cloudy and gray.

 

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Waitin’ at the Bus Stop Blues

Waitin’ at the Bus Stop Blues

I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
And the time wasted is not new.
I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
but I’m glad I’m waitin’ with you.

Here we are again waitin’ on the bus.
I’m beginning to think they forget about us.
They are at least 15-20 minutes late,
and I really need to get to work today.
It’s cold when the wind blows on the street.
I feel the chill from my head to my feet.
I think it’s colder that it was yesterday,
and weatherman says winter is here to stay.

I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
And the time wasted is not new.
I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
but I’m glad I’m waitin’ with you.

Icy roads may have caused an accident,
and the door to the bus may be bent.
Then how am I going to get in, or maybe
the problems are just my imagination.
It’s times like this I wish we had a car,
but the money we make won’t go that far.
The kind of car I want costs too much,
then I have to buy gas, tires and such.

I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
And the time wasted is not new.
I got the waitin’ at the bus stop blues,
but I’m glad I’m waitin’ with you.

 

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The Addict

Editor’s Note: This poem is not written in defense of drug abuse, illegal drugs or actions taken by people under the influence of drugs. Instead, it is an attempt by this author to get in the place of an addict based on numerous media reports which seem to daily indicate a growing problem of drug abuse in this country.

The Addict

One day I was sick, very ill, and
the doctor prescribed potent pills.
I need them; couldn’t get my fill, and
I can’t get enough of them still.
They seem to take away my will.
I started stealing to pay the bills.
Then my gun was for me to kill those
who tried to stop me from my pills.

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It

It

It is in perpetual
motion, never stopping,
always feeding from
its own energy, free
from the effects of
gravity with actions
reactions to actions
again in a state of
fluid viscosity.

It is me.

 

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Let the Answers Find You

Let the Answers Find You

When, in times of trouble or decision,
and answers to questions are hard to find,
let the answers find you.
In desperation, the answers can be
lost because grasping at false ideas
will double the cost.
When the answers arrive, they may be
camouflaged before your eyes and with
vision they can be seen.
Time will yield opportunities for change,
and answers to your problems will find you
if you will let them.

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Don’t Let Her Down

Don’t Let Her Down

(Instrumental introduction)
(Chorus)
Don’t let her down, boy,
Like you did before, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You can make it up, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You got another chance, yeah,
Don’t let her down, boy,
Or she will leave and won’t
Bother to be around.
Don’t let her down, boy.

I’ve known her a long time,
Since she was just a child,
And now she’s grown up,
And she’s a little wild.
She knows what she likes,
And I think she likes you,
But if you don’t treat her
Right, you’ll be the fool
Who asks,” What did I say?”
As she turns her head and
Silently walks away.
You had an argument,
Which really is just a test
To see how you two will
Get along during the rest
Of your time together.

(Chorus)
Don’t let her down, boy,
Like you did before, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You can make it up, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You got another chance, yeah,
Don’t let her down, boy,
Or she will leave and won’t
Bother to be around.
Don’t let her down, boy.
(Instrumental bridge)
(Chorus)
Don’t let her down, boy,
Like you did before, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You can make it up, yeah.
Don’t let her down, boy,
You got another chance, yeah,
Don’t let her down, boy,
Or she will leave and won’t
Bother to be around.
Don’t let her down, boy.

 

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The ends of a gun

The ends of a gun

Is there a right end of a gun,
or just a wrong end?
Which side is which?
The answers seem obvious.
No matter what they
are used for – crimes,
terrorism, entertainment or fun-
the damage – physical, mental,
or psychological – can be done.
Guilty feelings can kill as much
as a bullet, and emotions can tear a
heart into pieces, too.

The business is from a beeper,
and a call takes you away
to a place where the deal is down.
And a gun is for protection.
How quick are your reactions?
It is important or B A N G! you
can be killed, and fill a hole in
the ground.
And even a bungled burglary
can end in an accidental tragedy.
Is there a right end of a gun,
or just a wrong end?
Which side is which?
The answers seem obvious.

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