Fredisms

She came back.

She came back.

IN YOUR DREAMS!!!

She came back.
He came back.

Back in the good ol’ days.
I wish I was back there.

Let’s wake up.
There is no back.

When we return
through that door

each and every step
offers a new choice.

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102

We are them!

News flash!
(on inheritance)

Look at all the folks (from babies on up) 
staring into rectangular appendages.

We already got them,
the robots.

With a little more programming,
forget about manufacturing them.

We are them!

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201

How can I focus?

On who what where
and how can I focus

when what we call truth
is full of hocus-pocus?

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200


Fear

Fear
I have it enough
to know flight or fight
is my first response.

Deer in the head lights
frozen in between
this and that.

Knowing
I AM that I AM
rarely enters the picture.

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199

a Spiritual perspective

How far can it fall
from the tree?

When you get to the core
apple is apple,

no matter what you call it.
a Spiritual perspective

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198

an Observation.

the Bloody Truth
from the Fertile Jungle

looks back at you
from the bathroom mirror.

an Observation.

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197

We are one organ.

We are one organ

Not just you and me
and baby makes 3.

There are wilder beasts
bees fleas donkey knees

blood cells & Buddhist bells
all creation and imagination

see it and believe it
believe it and be it.

There are infinite pipes.
We are one organ.

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196

3 bits

Care Giver

Give & Receive.
Complete the Circle.
*
Change.

live life
fluid flux flow
*
Fear

“I love you sweetie.
You’re going to die.”

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195

Memorial Day all ’round.

Memorial Day all ’round.

Mourning the loss
Hailing the victor

losers and winners,
since caves and trees,
a lesson still unlearned.

One becomes another,
’til there is no other.

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194

Quickies

Quickies 
(jus’ now finishing up at 12:36 pm).

Open with a question.
What’s on the menu?

Flail the loser.
Hail the winner.

Close with an answer.
The human dilemma.
*
Want more of what you got?
Get it.

Want more of who you are?
Love,
*
Death

a voice
loud and clear

I AM all ways here

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Talk to with me

Talk to with me
I say
wrapped in this blue terry robe
leaning forward
on left elbow and right hand
moving the TUL
needlepoint pen.

Why to with . . .?
I some times talk to others.
Talking with others is a step up.
Receive Ingest Respond
Ingest Share Listen
One way is ‘me says’
The other is ‘we share’

All that to say the TUL
is my favorite writing tool.

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192

The time is near

The time is near

my old friend said

as the train approached the station.

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190

No Thing has arrived.

No Thing has arrived.

Imagine greeting no thing
at the front door.

No clothes. No body. No thing.

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189

Stay True to your self

Stay True to your self

That’s what we say
smiling stern don’t really matter
how.

It is your self I Am talking about.

THINK

Is there your self?
Who says?

OK, enough thinking

STOP.

Your self

Gone.

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188

Now What?

SEER, please speak loud and clear.

Rumble off the mountain tops
Rain fire upon the living
Flood the lands with salt.

Wash away the characters
including strong and survive
and live and love, all 26.

No more characters.
Now what?
No more characters.

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187

BRING BREAD IF YOU GOT IT

BRING BREAD
IF YOU GOT IT

The more you bring
the better I sing.

Paper money
like sticky honey

The more I get
the less I fret.

Oh yeah,
bring the honey money,

Hunny

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186

No matter what you say

No matter what you say

about universal health care, corporate taxes, abortion rights, charter schools, affirmative action and Trump’s wall
(a picture is more potent than a thousand words.)
draw a (who wants what) yes/no line from the above words to the appropriate pictures, below.

Where do you stand?
Just saying! No judgment! Just a simple question.

https://www.vox.com/…/1816…/history-congress-women-diversity

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185

Am I here?

Am I here?

Dance yourself off the edge.
Who, me?
Yes. You!

Get what you want.
I want nothing!
No thing is one step away.

You mean jump?
I mean let go words and spaces.
How I’m gonna do that?

Be Hear Now.
I am here.
Let go words and spaces.

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184

What do you say?

When we cut spending
in half
on bullets bombs and BS*

we will have enough
to fix the people’s teeth
free.

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183
Bonus Points: Drafted while hearing Futaba Inoue
& Jean-Pierre Rampal, 
Rampal Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Classical, 1975
Ave Maria, Charles Gounod

*male cattle dung

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Don’t Go!

Don’t Go!

Go where?
Away from here,
now?

I AM all ways Here
Now.

Hear Now!

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182

Home where ??

Some one says
You’re so honest.

I say
Seeds must be planted
to get results.

Honest seeds reap honesty.
Honesty starts at home.

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181

for you brown fearin’ lyin’ folks . . .

for you brown fearin’ lyin’ folks . . .

for you folks that fear brown,
get over through under it.

Once you go brown,
there’s no turning around.

for you folks that say one thing and mean another,
when lies meet truth, you flying up or burning down?

Meanwhile,
I’m gonna jus sit here and jot down the words.

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180

4 Questions!

4 Questions!

My memory is not yours,
so let us decide now.

I have one foot in heaven,
another in fiery coals.

Yes or No?

***

In 1787 negotiators agreed that cows were 3/5ths of the whole. 
In 1865 that law was rendered obsolete. 
Cows, slaves, same thing , right?
In the 1950’s and 60’s Malcolm X began using ‘Black’
and ‘Afro-American’.
Before then, common names were nigger and Negro.

Question!
When did Afro-Americans become fully-accepted Americans?

***

When spirit has flown the coop,
why is the coop entombed,
and held in reverence?

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Isn’t it odd

Isn’t it odd

Isn’t it odd the news
left and right
is about D. Trump?

What’s that about?

I say it’s about a master
performer
hypnotizing us.

Let’s give the man a standing ovation
for his mesmerizing and brilliant
performance.

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178

Recorders of the recorded

Recorders of the recorded

Barack Obama and Adolph Hitler make recorded news.

Recorders and reporters pick a side
and respond accordingly.

What’s your side?
Are there more than 2?

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Words get away

Words get away from me. Some times,
they have their own guidance,
separate from mine.

They (the words) leave me (this guy) in the dust.
When the dust clears, I witness what has transpired.
“Where did that come from?”

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176

Put your self in Her place.

Put your self in Her place.
If She does regard,

Mother Nature doesn’t regard one state more important
than any other. Not yours. Not mine. Not another.
Mother Nature just is.
No judgement or conditions.

We breathe Her in
and chop Her down.

We love and hate Her.
We abuse and praise Her.

We fight over Her
and then pollute Her.

We claim dominion over Her
in the name of Him.

Mother Nature just is.
Put your self in Her place.

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175

*another short story

I hear death is out
(was going to say sex)*
of the question.

Why? I hear

It feels so far away
and hear it is
a ticking heart.

*another short story

What’s there to question

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174

 

A wish.

‘Don’t leave home
without it’.

Donations dry up.
Political parties fail.

We step forward
with our hearts.

A wish.

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173

One fell swoop.

If spirit in one fell swoop,
revealed all of our darkest secrets
and prevented us from harboring more,

(stripped us naked so to speak)
there’d be mayhem and the world
that we know would change for ever.

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172

SLAVE & I wanna find God!

SLAVE

It’s not black and white.

Aren’t we slaves to food and sex, power and possession,
life and love, hoping and wishing, yesterday and tomorrow ?

Think about it!

Most of all, I’m a SLAVE to me, mine, mind.

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171a

*****

Folks say,
I wanna’ find God!

I hear,
Look no further.
I AM that I AM.

I AM all ways here.

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171b

Been there. Done that.

Been there. Done That.

Listening to NPR
‘the Moth’ stories

on Veteran’s Day afternoon.
Lying here crying.

Thinking how odd it is
when words so far away

can strike so close to home
so many years later.

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170

Has it always been

Has it always been
me mine I ?

My pimple dog man wife cat kids
body cancer country.

Who cut up the pie and gave each piece a name?
It’s time for a sit down, to negotiate a few major changes.

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a Simple Mind

a Simple Mind prefers simple conclusions.

You          Me
Mine       Yours
Black      White
 
Shade between the two complicates a Simple Mind.
Now what to do?

Do it my way.
a Simple Mind prefers simple conclusions.
 
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169

I AM enough

I AM enough.

We are all
cells

ripples
in the ocean

grains
on the beach

air
passing through

a snowflake
here and gone

the least and the most
cells ripples grains air

a snowflake
here and gone.

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168

I dance

I dance
I dance to my own beat.

Sometimes,
that means stepping on toes.

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nothingness

I run run run
at top speed.
 
They see me.
The nut-catcher van
turns in my direction.
 
I leap over the fence,
and head for the horizon.
 
The van crashes through,
and sputters in the mud.
 
I am moving at top speed,
across the daisy field.
 
I hear the rear doors open.
I look back.
The net hounds are gaining fast.
 
Almost there.
I leap.
 
nothingness
 
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166

It’s all food,

It’s all food,
somehow,
no matter what we call it.

Pain Joy Life Death,
it’s all food in service,
since before the first breath.

Let’s get past our little bellies,
my thoughts of me mine I,
and breathe in Be Hear Now.

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165

the loving Heart of Grace

We were conversing about a Smart device controlling our lives. I added my 2-cents, then heard from inside-out,

“It may be time to develop ‘inner smarts’, so the ‘outer smarts’ are limited, by the loving Heart of Grace.”

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164

There I was,

There I was, confidently losing weight.

Today, the scale revealed a 10 pounds gain.

That mind is a world-class character, to befriend.

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here at Eglon Beach

here at Eglon Beach

4 men stand in the shallow surf
casting their Silent Lures
for salmon.

a Gull lands. an Egret lifts off.

the Sky is cloudy, sunny and eye blue.

it Crinkles my gaze through the windshield,
here at Eglon Beach.

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Mayonnaise & Children

Mayonnaise & Children
have some thing in common.
They both evolve from eggs.

Some folks will say mayonnaise
Is not a they.

I say
‘If that makes you feel good, stick with it’.

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a Bit of History

a Bit of History

Mr. Trump has widened a wound, never fully closed and still festering, since Europeans landed on these shores and brought weapons, religion, a vision of riches, measles, smallpox, cholera, savagery to kill ‘savages’, and wiped out 90% of the indigenous people.

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Buddha Babies II

Buddha Babies II

Buddha babies are everywhere.
Be the leaf   drifted down   landing beneath the surface.
Be the feeling   carried on each breath   wide awake.
Be the heart truth   no matter how pain full   fully exposed.
Be the Buddha Baby   everywhere   Buddha babies.

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Open and See

What are your true colors?
Open and See

canvas sails touch the sky
ever so slowing
moving by.

a blue field
Spring meadow
pink lily dripping dew.

before words.

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3 Littluns

3 Littluns

***

Wishing and Hoping  ain’t  Doing and Being.
Which appeals to you more?

***

Resistance and Surrender are essential building blocks.

What makes a diamond precious?
What lets a beating heart swoon?

***

I grew up believing parents
lied and their kids loved-hated them.
.
Some myths may be dispelled
or last a lifetime.
***
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the Pain of Leaving

the Pain of Leaving

When I experience me and you
and us and them
being one and the same,

how much leaving can there be?

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Good Friends

Good Friends

We left Vietnam,
with our friends
hanging from choppers.

We’re leaving Syria,
with our friends
hanging from trees.

Smokey the Bear says,
‘Always leave your friends,
with a loving heart’,

or something like that.

‘Trees are our friends too’.

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158

the Whizzing Wind.

the Whizzing Wind.

Make it up. Go with it,
riding the mare bareback.

She lathers! We’re moving fast,
against the whizzing wind.

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157

the Mirror

the Mirror

People in power want to keep it.
Doesn’t matter the position or system.

Some are community-minded.
Others are Me-mine-I minded.

Each may become the other.

Look around and see Me-mine-I in the mirror.

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156

A verbal written voice.

A verbal written voice speaks up.
loud and clear.

“I can’t physically prevent you
from putting ME in the world.

A more effective protest is through
Mind’s Eye.

You look down and see what I AM thinking.
out loud.

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155

3 belles

Evening tides,
a dark seascape,
on a moonless night.

A foot in time,
one still behind,
not here, not there.

Eat your heart out.
If no light pours through,
do it again.

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154

 

 

You wanna love

You wanna love
in the open
here and now

entwined
musky
dew drops on the cotton sheet.

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153

 

a Flurry of Words

a Flurry of Words

It’s all about me, don’t you think?

Thinking may raise Demons, Goddesses, the stink of Turd Town, built in another land.

Thinking is not feeling.

Thinking is crinkling my face and scrunching down to avoid day and night, the wind-carried ash,
landing like snow.

Here, we flush our solid waste.
Turd Town incinerates theirs’.

Which way is best, do you think?

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152

Who breaks the law?

Who breaks the law?
illegals

Who makes the law?
Legals came here,

killed the native buffalo food
chained a people’s body and mind
dropped atomic bombs on 2 large cities

and we still make the law.

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Peak Living

 

Peak Living

A man was surrounded by peaks,
and woke only after knowing the valley
and all in between.

the Buddha

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in between Black & White

In between Black & White

Black says    You’re one of us.
White says    You’re one of them.

I say         At least they agree on one thing,
that the Virginian 1924 Racial Integrity Act
is still intact.

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the BlackWhite divide

The BlackWhite divide in America is based in fear
From the beginning;

We need more hands, to prosper.
I been bought to a strange land.

We can’t lose what we got.
Father, daughter, brother, mother, all sold.

We will kill to stay on top.
It’s better to be angry and alive, than dead and gone.

Jesus will save you!
I wanna be saved!

[Years later!]

My Black brothas and sistas,
tell Him out-loud and proud
what He is gonna do for you.

[Chorus (out loud and proud)]
Jesus will save me!
Jesus will save me!
Jesus will save me!

[SILENCE]

Keep them down, any way we have to.
We got to get up from here, and come together.

. . . any way we have to.
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You wanna live?

You wanna live?
Make waves.

Big little
fast slow.

don’t matter.
Make waves.

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147

The Nature of Nature

The Nature of Nature.

We plant and grow apples.
Bugs eat the apples.
We spray the fruit and kill the bugs.
The bugs evolve and eat the sprayed fruit.
We use stronger spray to kill the bugs.

We eat the apples.

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When I am balanced

When I am balanced in moments and in between,

what more or less is there?

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145

Floating downstream is easier

Floating downstream is easier than fighting the current,
yet
resistance to pressure creates a diamond.

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144

 

Fentanyl & Crack expose the divide

Fentanyl & Crack expose the divide between Black and White folks in America. How?

In the 80’s and 90’s Crack landed in Harlem and Los Angeles.
How many ‘let’s support the people’ programs were implemented?

Recently, Fentanyl has landed in Ohio and Appalachia.
How many ‘lock ’em up and throw away the key’ programs
are headlined?

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We like happy faces . . .

We like happy faces on Facebook.
We avoid the face of pain, suffering and death.

Some folks experience all these faces in their day to day lives.

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I love you

I love you.

How can you love what you don’t know?

You don’t have to know, to love.

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all that to say . . .

all that to say,

Head Land, Heart Land, and Now Land
balanced

is . . . I AM  . . . land.

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Winging Away

Kaia is winging away, as we all are, day by day.
Note: My grief wets this keyboard, only for her.

My blurred vision, pained heart, and memories of happy us,
have me stifling a tear-filled scream.

Sleeping on a comfy bed,
under the dining-room table,
is my darling, Kaia,

winging away.

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139

 

 

To the bathroom mirror I said,

To the bathroom mirror I said, ‘You look pregnant’.

Looking and being pregnant are very different.
One is a story, the other an experience.

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Excellence and Mediocrity

Excellence and Mediocrity don’t co-exist,
without one affecting the other.

When one seeks excellence without question,
avoid mediocrity.

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I love you sweetie.

I love you sweetie.
I love you so much,
when I think how much,
my heart spills everywhere.

That’s what I said to Kaia this morning.

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If I had the choice of owning . . .

If I had the choice of owning a gold mine or a creative mind,
which would I choose?     Which would you choose?

This is where question 1 comes into play?

A friend just reminded me, ‘Your creative mind is the gold mine’.

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‘Better times ’round da corner.’

‘Better times ’round da corner.’

That’s what they say in church. They say,
‘It’s better upstairs and worse downstairs.
Pray to go up, sin to go down’.

I say, ‘Tell me what to do on this floor now,
not yesterday or tomorrow. I’ll ask for guidance,
when I am in those places’.

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I sometimes mix up Indians.

I sometimes mix up Indians.

There are India Indians and American Indians.

India Indians are named after the Indus River.
American Indians are named after an error.

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Test 1

Test 1

Some of what equals sum?

or

Sum of what equals some?

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Why did we drop an atomic bomb

Why did we drop an atomic bomb
“To save lives”.

twice?
“To confirm consistent results”.

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Love a Spade

Love a Spade

Even a spade may be an instrument of salvation.
When that’s all you have to dig up weeds,
and plant new seeds,
Kings and Queens don’t matter.

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Life is one big learning lesson.

Life is one big learning lesson,
that can be divided into days, hours, minutes and seconds.

Each of these being separate experiences,
taken together, called life.

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Some Thing & No Thing

Some Thing & No Thing

Some Thing lives on the hill.
No Thing lives in the flood plain.

One day Some Thing looks down
and thinks out loud, ‘I want No Thing’.

Question: How many things do I need, to know joy?

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One Man’s Take!

One man kneels and says
This ain’t right!
More men kneel and say
This ain’t right!

Men with rights say
It was right, is right and will be right,
so get your asses up, and go back to work!

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127

a Short Story

Heaven spent a week in town.

Folks hugged trees and each other.
Day and night welcomed night and day.
Is was all and all was one.

Now weeks later, is and was complete a sentence.

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You wanna’ stand up?

You wanna’ stand up? Just do it!

You wanna’ stand out? Stand up!

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Tomorrow is Deceptive

Tomorrow is Deceptive.

When you come tomorrow,

you never arrive.

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Presence Seeds Presents

            PRESENCE

                SEEDS

                                                     PRESENTS

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the Voices, Thoughts . . .

the Voices, Thoughts, call them what you will,

some times twist and turn on each other.

Some times it’s one for all and all I AM.

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Nature Calls

Nature calls.

I don’t mean ‘take a shit’.

I do mean ‘Nature calls’.

Nature loving Nature calls.

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the Heart of Love

the Heart of Love

beats beats beats a cadence

beyond the cosmos.

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Let’s talk about Mind Control

Let’s talk about Mind Control.

On average, there is a murder a minute.

How many minutes have we been glued to the 12 boys in the Thailand cave?

We consume what we are given, until another story comes along.

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Mother’s work is WOW!

Mother’s work is WOW!

To observe it, one thing.
To experience it,
I’ll never know.

Man

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A weapon is a device . . .

A weapon is a device designed to harm others.
We Americans design and distribute more
weapons than anyone else on the planet.
I don’t hear any complaints from anyone.

Let me ask you,

What’s all the brouhaha about ‘a right to life’?

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Guys made in the USA

Guys made in the USA,

driving pickups made in Japan,
flying American flags made in China.

Diversity

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This is what I know.

This is what I know.

Change is closer than you think.
See/know what I mean?

You don’t?
Try holding onto a thought

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a Fair Discussion on Race

a Fair Discussion on Race!

We’re talking about what?
Race don’t bother me none.

Talk is cheap.
That’s what my dad used to say.

Can we just get past race?
I’m about talked out.

The pizza guy is here.

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Set your clock . . .

Set your clock to Spirit Time.
Be present through trough and crest.
Now just relax,
and let your breath do the rest.

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Buddha Babies

Buddha Babies

Buddha babies are every where.

Be the leaf that drops.
Be the feeling that rises.
Be the heart that loves.

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White Flight

White Flight.

We bring Black folks here,
then run from them.

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