Fake News, for sure.

Fake News, for sure.Donald Trump has achieved morethan using the term ‘fake news’.For those that hear,he has uncloakedthe recorded historyof these U.S. of America.What’s a better termthan ‘fake news’,to shed lighton the self-deception,home of the brave,land of the...

just thinking Out Loud.

Just thinking out loud.President elect Biden’s day,Wednesday, January 20thhas been curtailedby Covid 19and a possible, plannedtroop buildup to keepfolks away fromWashington.The threat of violencein each state capitolhas created fearin many of us.Celebrating a new...

Now, let’s sit and watch.

Nowlet’s sitand watch.All I hear today (these 2 days after)the Capitol Bldg. raid is Trump did thisTrump caused thatTrump Trump TrumpGet rid of racist TrumpI hear it from Black folksI hear it from White folksI hear out from all the folksthat don’t support Mr....

Honestly,

Honestly, I am angry,but not surprisedby the Capitol Bldg.invasion by white folks.I cannot believemany people of colorliving in our demoncracy are shocked by the images.I am listening to NPRhosts and guests chatting,but not about the foundation of systemic N. American...

“Storm the White House.”

“Storm the White House.”NowI sit hereimagininghow our media,both left and rightwould be portraying 1000’s of Black protesterscrashing into the White House.Reviewing our North Americanracist history tells me there’d beBlack bodies strewn all over the...

an Out Loud View

an Out Loud ViewOctober 16. 2020Trump, Kurds, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, ISIS, Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. of A.The Kurds don’t own or control a recognized land mass. In 1925 Kurdistan was divided up between Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria. The Kurds...

a Happy Heart

a Happy Heart You know folks, I have left Vietnam but it has never left me. Imagine boys to men given guns to kill just because . . . I am 21 and want to feel what it feels liketo feel. * Four guns in our battery. Two 8 inches and Two 175’s. Our 175 mm gun is...

Color Full Words

Color Full Words Martin Luther King and Robert E. Leecelebrate the same national day,in more than one united state. When the first Europeans arrived,freedom of where I live endedfor those of us, already here. Being in tune with living life was burned shot starvedand...

“Look who’s going home.”

“Look who’s going home.” It’s the Tet offensive 1968.We are firing day and night.All birds are knocked deadby the artillery concussion.The jungle is eerily silent. Jennings is a mess sergeantalways busting our asses.A chopper brings in the...

Conflict Snippets

Conflict Snippets. *With time on their hands,they wait in the jungle. We fire day and nightto insure they die there.*Memorial The wailing womanholds her little childon outstretched arms. The convoy passesrefusing to accepther dead offering.*Sittin’ all alonein...

More Snippets

More Snippets*False Gods Let us stopand give thanks for the know howto build bombs that maintain peacehere on earth. Amen.*Flies pass the timestuck to paper on the ceilingin the bathroom.*Marble Head proof of lifechiseledin cold stone.*Do somethingwith your life. Love...

I shout, “I’m coming.”

I shout, “I’M COMING. ” The sun is hotter today.The stink is worse. coagulatedblood n gutsflies(where there used to be eyes)bits n piecesbody partscollectedin zippered bags “You got 10 minutes to chow down!” Lunch timeC rations, a plastic...

Pioneer,

Pioneer,a person who is among the first to exploreor settle a new country or area. Settler,a person who moves with a group of othersto live in a new country or area. The first pioneers to this land mass, arrived here(it is estimated)between 25,000 and 12,000 years...

“Incoming . . .”

[I Shout “I’m coming . . .”] The sun is hotter today.The stink is worse. coagulated blood n gutsflies (where there used to be eyes)bits n pieces, body partscollected in zippered bags “You got 10 minutes to chow down!” Lunch timeC rations,...

no name, 6

no name, 6 ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, then ‘Many Rivers To Cross’ filled my head after Vietnam. Well, not directly after. Directly after, I was going to get a job in the newly established computer field. That’s where the money was...

no name 5

no name, 5 I am liking this ‘no name’ continuation. It frees mind from ‘thinking in the box’. That takes more work than is necessary, ‘thinking in the box’. Think about it! See what I mean? ‘I follow my feet’ is what I...

Let’s talk about Vietnam.

Let’s talk about Vietnam. a side note: My pen hand is jumpier than usual. Don’t know why.   Back to Vietnam. Let’s see what words pop up. strength in numbers. fear  fear  fear outside in. inside out.   I blocked many outside-in...

War Game Memories

Imagine peering into black, hearing cans jangle, leaning on the M60, sweating bullets, knowing some little fucker is going to slip into the bunker and slit my throat. I got through another night unscathed. Yeah! * I lived in a 2 man bunker with a brother from Chicago....

Suspects

   Blind; without sight + Fold; body of believers = body of believers without sight. three scrawny brown men blindfolded kneeling foreheads in the dust elbows bound tight behind the ROK officer gives a command no sound from the three men a soldier unholsters his 45...

the Space Creep

We get stoned out on the gun. When Brady joins us with his big head, we crack jokes and run for cover. Run for your lives. The Space Creep has landed. Hey brother, take off that head. We hide behind sandbags to blast the Creep with bullets, grenades and the M72 LAW....