Generation gap

May 9, 2017

When we were young
They taught us the five W’s
Who what when where why
I feel today they only teach
The four words:
Do it for me.


December 19, 2016

There are times
When you must stop
And listen
To the world around you
As it crumbles
Like sand, clenched tightly
You must stop
Look at your actions
And stop


June 1, 2016

How many shootings
Must occur
Before people start looking
At what the issues are?
How many lives
Must be involuntarily ended
Before the powers at be
Decide to take action
And fend for what is truly right.


April 20, 2016

Savor the memories
For they will outlast
The frivolous fights
The ferocious fallouts
The final feelings
That scar the end
If you can hold on
To those precious gems
And guard them against
The sea of anger, sorrow
Doubt and angst
They will one day
Polish off and shine
Like the truly beautiful
Diamonds that they are
Created by all the pain
And pressure of the hardships
You were forced through
But in the end
How wonderfully you will glow


March 24, 2016

We can change
We believe we can change
We think we believe we can change
Can we change?
I doubt it.

Getting Old

December 18, 2015

It’s been so long
But to meet again
And see the change
Is truly amazing
How much we age
How much we moved
How far we’ve come
Since kids in the basement
Arguing over what song
To download off Napster
To adults standing in the halls
Decide when to invest and divest
Really puts life in perspective


November 24, 2015

I am so tired
Tired of the atrocities
Plaguing our world