Tag Archives: freedom

Fourth of July 2018

What to thinking Americans is this

Holiday of our state’s independence

The ironies at this time are adrift

Pointing out avarice’s impudence

I wish that people would read histories

By our pasts’ repressed & hidden subjects

Then today there’d be fewer mysteries

To a more just & fair future construct

But our history’s been corporatized

Expressing only moments of triumph

Therefore justice warriors are resized

So not to diminish marketing’s “UMPH!”

Today there’s a frightened American

Who thinks only might makes us “great again”

Random Haiku Journal

(Haiku found in journal)

38. Introspection and/
Self-reflection are trouble/
To good consumers/

39. Exploring ourselves/
Both conscious and sub-conscious/
Is how to find G_d/

40. Rote repetition/
Won’t uncover any good:/
Just bury virtue/

41. I need to escape/
The echo-chamber of “me:”/
Rejoin life’s spirit/

42. Prayers are like Ego/
“Right some wrong that I perceive/
Omni-potent world!”/

43. Doing chores is love*/
I prepare food to “say” love/
Things done to show love/
*laundry (pronounced laundERy?) is love in notebook

44. We can give them love/
In daily domestic chores/
(Even teens accept)/

45. I cook to show love/
It is the cuddle & hug/
That they* still accept/
#haiku *teens

46. Laundry and cleaning/
Do the same for their mother/
Love that they accept/

47. Elaborate meals/
& meticulous cleaning/
Are part vanity/

48. “Forgiving others/
Is a [small] gift to yourself[:/
Escape] resentment”/
#haiku via @JonathanLockwoodHuie

49. Freedom is unarmed/
& Peace needs no peacekeepers/
Weapons are problems/

50. Guns become weapons/
When they are aimed at people/
It is all intent/

51a. Gun Utopias:/
Very bad for Living things/
Heaven doesn’t kill/

51b. Gun Utopias:/
Very bad for Living things/
Heaven lacks power/

52. “Powerful’s” “Heaven”/
Is hierarchical Hell/
G_d needs no power/

Haiku Journal (Fire Island Day 14)

[it took me a while to get to the point, stick with them, these poems get better]

4. All of us alive/
Get our way most of the time/
So be more grateful/

5. Living simply proves/
Survival’s a miracle/
show some gratitude/

6. From the Boson-Higgs/
To the clean water we drink/
Miracles abound/

7. Tribulations give/
The existence we enjoy/
Some necessities/

8a. Even enemies/
Offer something important/
In this crazy life/

8b. Diseases provide/
Something important to life/
That we can’t perceive/

9. Necessities are/
Food, company & shelter/
Be grateful for them/

10. We do not need more/
Our species thrives with good* work/
Not with luxuries/
#haiku *hard

11. Life’s simple pleasures:/
Hearth, Food, friends, & time to think/
Are true luxuries/

12. Luxuries are not/
Things you can buy and save up/
They are our freedoms/

13. Freedom ain’t pretty:/
With it we can make mistakes/
& Hurt our neighbors/

14. Free to be tacky/
Corny-self-righteous-jerks is/
Also important/

15. We’re free to believe/
The most absurd of theories/
Of our creation/

16. Freedom demands our/
Tolerance and acceptance/
Of people we don’t like/

17. “G_d’s” snake handlers/
Have the right to spit venom/
No matter my thoughts/

18. Freedom makes demands/
That seem so cockamamie/
But we must relent/

19. Nothing’s guaranteed/
No sacred life is promised/
We are but mortals/

20. So I’ll try to help/
And accept the eccentric/
To let freedom live/