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

In Retrospect

I think we can all agree

that hindsight is 20-20

the ability

to look back at history

and change it

is God’s domain

a power not found

in the human brain

in retrospect

there’s no re-does

a fact we need to accept

7 Questions I’d Like To Ask You

Why is there always one clown in a crowd who asks people witnessing an entertaining, strange, or scary event, Did you see that?

Why do some men and women wear pants so tight they rip if they bend over? And, for God’s sake, why are so many of them huge?

Why would anyone buy a wristwatch that just tells the time?

Why do some Evangelical Christians today get to pick and choose which of the 10 Commandments to follow?

Why does America have more people in prisons than any of the other top industrial nations in the world?

Why don’t train boxcars only carry boxes?

Why are you taking the time to read these silly questions?

One More Step

so near, yet so far away

the goal of greatness

led astray

the bulk of work undone

fettered away

while having fun

the deed incomplete

unfinished business

doomed to repeat

finally

reaching the prize

with one more step

to watch it materialize

Who Cares?

c’mon, let’s be real

who cares about trivial facts

that are supposed to be a big deal?

a Hollywood star has a baby

whose name fans say is crazy

the royal family visited a park

and the children thought it a lark

the latest study found

that marmots are proud

the trending activity

is oversensitivity

c’mon…who cares

about millionaires?

or conspiracies?

or political memes

with hateful themes?

Who cares what others do?

As long as they don’t hurt you?

or ruin your day

and take something away?

who cares about others

unless their brothers or mothers?

who cares about anything at all

however big and however small?

Searching For What To Say

like a bloodhound on a safari of scents

I relentlessly stalk each moment of the day

searching for something new to say

I let my animal instincts lead the way

when seeking story’s to share each day

eagerly searching for mysteries

and histories to proudly display

I hope my hunt for knowledge

all these days, never goes away

Lost in the Library

surrounded by rows of books

silent sentinel’s guarding knowledge

in an unnamed public library or college

a lust for learning leads the seeker

who seeks to satisfy

who seeks to clarify

the documented knowledge of the ages

immerging as they read more pages

happily

lost in the library