A Mental Wall

it’s too easy to build a mental wall

a barrier to all things big and small

when we get carried away with ideology

and the politics of the day

communication is cornered by fear

when a person believes everything they hear

tossing logic aside to build a mental wall

has been many a man and woman’s downfall

a wall keeps knowledge out

leaving the builder with doubt

about what is right or wrong

and what’s weak and what’s strong

so don’t burden your brain

with barriers that could drive you insane

Tongue in Cheek Chic

the internet is on fire

with satire

websites create memes

with satirical themes

trolls stalk the web

like an invisible celeb

mocking everything said

tongue-in-cheek instead

being the chic way

for netizens to say

their piece every day

Alien Gardens

have you ever wondered what will grow on Mars someday

when mankind lands on the planet’s harsh red clay?

in a distant future where humans can go anyplace

and are masters of planet-hopping in space

the alien landscapes will provide a place to grow

food and plants for any aficionado

the planet’s inhabitants teaching humans about their geography

opening up the doors to communication and community

imagine then a time of peace

lasting for eternity

The Art of Typing

I’ll be as honest as I can be

the art of typing has always eluded me

in school it was mandatory

a class I hated unapologetically

always failing to use my memory

to find each and every key

but I didn’t give up you see

I developed a Columbus strategy

landing on each key a discovery

with two fingers basically

doing all the work for me

the strategy was a mystery

to some who admired my energy

and speed, but it was a guarantee

that I could compete unconventionally

with those typing from memory