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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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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