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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For Grandma

For Grandma

You’d think that you should
have solved your problems at 81,
but the world keeps spinning,
and your feet are on the run.
At your age you should relax,
enjoy life, smile and have fun;
but the new day arrives
and the job of living has begun.
The hours bring new challenges
and you face them as they come.
The sun sets the scene for
a chance to get the dishes done.
You get a few moments to rest
And expect some kind of reaction.
You are always trying to keep
the family together as one.
Your efforts are not forgotten
by your loving wordy grandson.

 

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How were we in love?

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

How were we in love?

My mind keeps playing tricks on me.
My thinking isn’t as good as it used to be.
It’s not just because I may be getting old.
The memories of you have gone cold.

The feeling of us in love has past me by,
and I wish I could remember why.
Since you’ve been gone, things aren’t the same.
I don’t know, but maybe I’m to blame.

Please tell me, how were we in love?
Did we laugh and have a good time?
Did we hold eachother’s hand and kiss?
When we were together, were we fine?
Please tell me, how were we in love?

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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.

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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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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The Girl Next Door

Editor’s Note:  This subject is not original, and other poems or songs have been composed about it. This is my version of topic and is not intend to take the place of other copyrighted materials with the same or similar title.

The Girl Next Door

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.
Well I’m married now and I love my wife,
And have two children who love me, too;
But times I look at the kids growing up,
And my heart starts to feel a little blue
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

We had just moved in, and I was 9 or 8,
I can’t remember now, but it was my fate.
She might have had curly blonde hair,
And we shared a squeaky backyard gate.
It was so long ago, I can’t think of her name,
But I loved her and she loved me the same.
I would be going her house to play games,
I was sad when the day we moved came,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

I didn’t want to leave, but Dad had to go,
I can’t really remember why, though.
I never saw her again as I grew up,
But the memories of her are so bold.
There have been other girls since then,
But the first one is the only one when
I could say I really had a girlfriend.
I didn’t want the good times to end
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

My baby girl is cute and turning 10.
She says at school she has a boyfriend.
As a dad, I’m not sure how this will end,
Because when I was young, I was in love
With the girl next door.

The girl next door was a friend of mine,
And our love for each other was hard to find.
I remember her face. Her smile was so kind.
I could hardly keep her off my mind, but
I was young then, and my love was blind.

 

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I don’t want to see you anymore

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A poem by Brother C.J. Chatham III

I don’t want to see you anymore

You thought the time here wasn’t worth your rent,
even after all my credit cards have been spent.
I want to know just to whom you will go,
so I can warn him of the kind of person you are.

You are a bitch, baby, bitch, baby, a regular whore.
You need to leave, now, leave, now, before I pay more.
Don’t let the screen hit you when you go through the door.
I really don’t want to see you, anymore.

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What Could Have Been

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What Could Have Been

People look at me and think I’m over
you by the way I act, but they are wrong.
Like some old song on the radio, there
is a record in my mind that plays over
And over about what could have been
if you didn’t want to hide our love.
I can understand your reasons because
you were hurt by another man, and
Your child you love now is a reminder
of the past after all the years. She’s a
reflection of your smile I saw when
I first met you, and feelings for each
other quickly grew through the few
months we were together, and I often
think of what could have been
if you didn’t want to hide our love.
I see you now and then, apart, at
the store and such, and you smile
for a second at me like you did before,
and that song starts playing over again,
and I think about what could have been.

 

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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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