Poetry by Brian37 (poems by an atheist)

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Out out brief Candle, By Brian37

QUOTE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE MACBETH:"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Here is my spin on that wonderful and profound line:



Out, Out brief candle, By Brian37

To-deities, and to-gods, and to-God

Creeps in this petty tyrant from day to day

Until the extinction of humanity new ones will be invented

And all our yestergods have been created by fools

The way to tribal death. Out out brief myth

Claims are but a walking shadow, a poor reflection

That struts our narcissism upon the stage

And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by the credulous, full of sound and fury

Signifying nothing.

 (END)

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 The Perch, by Brian37 (AKA

 The Perch, by Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

It's not about rights

It's about marketing fear

Decade after decade

Year after year

 

A clock tower

He went atop

Murderd several

It never stops

 

Happy Meals

In San Ysidro

21 dead

Made my yearbook

 

Galleghar's act

Smashes a watermellon 

In a grade school

Without warning

 

The originalist

Live a lie

To sell more and do nothing

Everything will be fine

 

It's not about rights

It's always been about money

Violence sells weapons

The factories make profits

 

They shout

"It's the mentally ill"

Then run from their argument

When we agree to do something

 

They shout

"It's the criminals"

Then run from their arguments

When we agree to do something

 

They shout 

"It's the terrorists"

But the truth for the makers

It's always about profits

 

32 floors up

Just like in Texas

A disturbed person

Had easy access

 

I am beyond sick

When they say

"Keep them out of the wrong hands"

Then scream when we agree

 

It is nothing short

Of indoctrination

Obsession of an object

Abandoning reason

 

36 thousand

Die from use

In every fasion

You can think of

 

Month after month

Year after year

Decade after decade

They close their ears

 

Follow the money

If you want the truth

It is about profits

Not telling the truth

 

I've written prose

On gun violence before

I want to see the day

When I don't write anymore.

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 Kid Rocks In His Head, By

 

Kid Rocks In His Head, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

To support that Jon

The toilet named Don

Shitting on the office

Your credibility gone

 

A Panther's fan

In the stands

Punches and old man

You worry instead

 

Instead you condemn

Peaceful kneeling

Pointing out

Inequality dwelling

 

Rocks in your head

You're just a Kid

Marshall Mathers

Has got you dead

 

Dead to rights

You're fighting for whites

Hyper nationalist facists

He's got in his sights

 

Capping your logic

You support a neurotic

Vilifies Puerto Rico

A part of our nation

 

Charollotesville

No accident

Not for free speech

But intimidation 

 

There is no rhyme 

To your rap

Supporting 45

His vile crap

 

Just so you know

Your remake was shit

Alabama and America

Can do better than Kid

 

 

 

 

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 "A Cup Of Jo", By Brian37,

 "A Cup Of Jo", By Brian37, (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37)

 

A scrappy lady

Of the 80s

Took no guff

At the Eastland Prep school

 

I know it is a Fact

She was a character

But I desperatly wanted

Her to protect me

 

I had nothing but bullies

In real life

Need a cup of Jo

To escape my real life

 

To stand up to Blair

To make it obvious

The boys on my block

Stop beating me up

 

Men of the world

Even today

Need to learn

It really is ok

 

For girls  and women

To lead the way

I need a cup of Jo

To make my way

 

I lived in isolation

In the basement

Jo wouldn't have put up

With that harrasment 

 

Why should I care

If a female does dare

To protect a male

Or lead a nation?

 

Females make up

Half the world's population

A cup of Jo

Is fine with me.

 

 

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 Nothing, By Brian37 (AKA

 Nothing, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

What happens when

A cockroach dies

The same thing as 

It's pre life

 

What happens to

Bacteria and virus

No after life 

When medicines kill it

 

What happens when

You kill a black widdow 

Or rattlesnake

Has it a soul to continue?

 

Seems arbitrary

And self centered

To apply selectively

The ever after

 

To only the cute

And at best pets

To chalk it up

To mythology and magic

 

What will happen

After I die?

I refuse to buy

A comforting lie

 

The planet did fine

Long before

Long before

I was born

 

I am not drawn to

Nor foolled by the fiction

Of old folklore

That never existed

 

I'll be fine

With my finite ride

I am not more special

Than any other life

 

Here and now

Is where I am

Seeking non violence

Seeing good in man

 

The movie has credits

At the end

The concert a last song

The football game ends

 

Still I see wonder

My sense of awe

I still feel love

That has never gone

 

Of course I feel pain

I do fear death

But not in any

Mytholotical context

 

I fear pain

That when prolonged

But I cant fear nothing

After I am gone

 

The fictional forever

Is nothing more

Than a comic book reflection

Of human's desires

 

It will be ok

To focus on now

To skip the mythology

Of a magic why and how

 

I'll still have

Ups and downs

I simply face it

In the here and now

 

What will happen

After I die

For a while

I'll live in loved ones minds

 

But as far as me

Personally

I will be nothing

In cosmic history

 

Just in knowing

Long ago

Stars exploded

Prodcing atoms

 

Producing materials

That made this planet

My teporary home

This is fantastic

 

But I need not of

Mythology

I will be nothing

Eventually

 

What is the use

A theist will ask

Why isn't now

Good enough?

 

I was obscurity

Prior to my birth

I will return to the same

After my time on earth

 

Nothing is nothing

Nothing to fear

Enjoy your time now

Love those you hold dear.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Under The Radar, By

 Under The Radar, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37)

 

Under the radar

Means just that

It does not mean

You survived death

 

If you are revived

To take another breath

In full faculty

You were never dead

 

If you heart stops

And you make it through

All that means

There was a window

 

A window, 

Just enough juice

 Even if medical equipment

Doesn't detect it

 

But once enough

Of your brian cells die

You don't come back

You don't survive

 

The heart stopping

Only means it stopped

Within a window

Revival is possible

 

"Life after death"

Is not anthing more

Than our species desire

To live ever more

 

It isn't real

If it were

You could decapitate someone

And magically cure

 

My mother did not

At the funeral home

Climb out of her casket

Though I was desperate

 

Wanting more

Time with her

But utopia thinking

Isn't a cure

 

If you come back

A doctor did that

Not a string puller 

No rabbit out of a hat

 

Your neurons do fire

After the heart stops

But within a window

Is what makes it possible

 

I watched my mom die

And on that last day

I could tell

There was no way

 

What I was seeing

Was the brain dying

The person I loved

In her decline

 

I will not take pain

Or that of death

As harsh the reality

And sugar coat it

 

There is no

Life after death

There is no such thing

As reincarnation

 

What comforts me

Is the time I have

With loved ones and friends

And the things we did

 

I am thrilled 

Science has figured

How to pull someone out

Who is still in that window

 

But no matter what

It is only so much

The reaper will get

Every one of us.

 

Instead of dreaming

Thank medicine 

Thank a doctor

For saving you

 

But your delusion

Is nothing new

King Tut's Egypt

Had their fictions too

 

Spend your one life

In non  violence

Value science and reason

Family and friends

 

For in the end

It always ends

A second chance

Means you were never dead.

 

 

 

 

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 "Three Men And A Baby", By

 "Three Men And A Baby", By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

John in Nam

Stood up to them

Said he was a good man

While running for president

 

Khan did not fight

So you could vilify

An intire religion

Read our First Amendment

 

And now David

In Niger

There is no low

You wont sink too

 

Your bellowing voice

Is getting old

Your pettiness 

Is vile and cold

 

You had spurs

You got out

Then have the nerve

To insult their service

 

There is no excuse

For such words

There is no party oath

To join or serve

 

The Constitution

They are sworn to protect

No matter republican, libertarian

Or democrat

 

They are three men

You are a baby

You are spitefull

And were never ready

 

John is a hero

So was Khan

You'll never be them

Or come close to Johnson

 

War is no game

Death is final

The familys left behind

Have the same thing in common

 

Not in that

Of political party

But love of our country

And what it stands for

 

Not that of hate

Or vilification

Nor the scapegoating

You won the election

 

We are tired

Of your nationalism

I agree with Bush Jr

Your politics is toxic

 

David's mother

Heard what you said

You're calling her a liar

In her moment of pain

 

Three men and a baby

McCain, Khan and Johnson

The bone spur brat

Compassion is lost on

 

Bush and Obama

On the same day

Your politics of vilification

Must be done away

 

Done away with

We've come too far

To allow you to divide us

We want this to stop

 

You didn't run

To lead our nation

You bone spur baby

You ran for attention

 

Like a frat drunkart

"Hold my beer"

Nothing but ego

Masturbate in the mirror

 

John endured torture

Khan and Jhonson died

Three men and a baby

Bone spur brat lied

 

A one party state

We have never been

How dare you insult

Those who serve in

 

Three men and a baby

Shut your trap

Orange bone spur brat

We've had enough of that.

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 Five-0, By Brian37 (AKA

 Five-0, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

It must frustrate you

Our pesky constitution

Seperation of powers

You'd be stupid to fire him

 

He's got Chin Ho and Danno

Crawling up your past

White House Wo Fat

Your destractions wont last

 

Dragnet closing in

Tweets are all you have

Deflection and blame

Mueller is not afraid

 

You are the robber

In the San Fransisco diner

Make Mueller's day

If you try to fire

 

Indictments handed down

"Book em" we have now

I hope they flip on you

It will not be too soon

 

Five-0 is protected by

Seperation of powers

Though you may try

To erode them by the hour

 

Our nation is not

Run by a despot

Your tweets will not save you

I hope you're left to rot

 

Rot in impeachment

Hubris takes a fall

Seperation of powers

Will protect us all

 

Comey you did fire

But that does not matter

Five-0 never gives in

Because of seperation of powers.

 

Mueller is our modern

Very real McGarrett

He wont back down

You will never scare him

 

Listen Nixon Wo Fat

There's sugar in his cup

The waitress tipped him off

Harry wont get lost

 

You've made your dead pool

It's a laundry list

Five-0 on your ass

I am glad you are pissed

 

President Narcissist

Will be forced to understand

Separation of powers

Is why America exists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Churches, Schools, Dance Clubs OH MY, (AKA Brian Jame Rational Poet on FB and Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Black Churches

White Churches

Hotels, grade schools

Time after time

 

Don't hand me bullshit

It is about rights

It is about corporate profits

The makers lie

 

Any time

The sane propose laws

To reduce the violence

"No" is their cause

 

Sell more

And do nothing

It doesn't even matter

If the dead vote republican

 

"It's the mentally ill"

When the left agrees

They run from their argument

For all to see

 

"It's the terrorists"

Ok, lets do something

"Sell more and do nothing"

Is their only solution

 

"It's the criminals"

Fine, lets do something

"No!" is what they shout

Decades of delusion

 

"It's the domestic abusers"

Yes, the left would agree

Always from your arguments

You always flee

 

"It's not the object"

No, it does not have to be

But obssesion over such

Is what I see

 

All those above

Every category

Had ease of access

To commit their killing spree

 

I am extremly tired 

Of all the false slurs

Comming from the far right

Suggesting we change our laws

 

Dont tell me you care

Then run out of fear

When we agree

We have a problem here

 

We do not want

A 1 party state

Of every firearm

We WONT confiscate

 

But like candy made

Some 90 per day

Die by firearm 

In every way

 

Don't tell me you're tired

Like I am too

The offer "no"

And the same failed solutions.

 

Just like Newtown

This time in Texas

Even innocent chidlren

Die from do nothing

 

When is the right time

To have this talk?

How high the count

Before something get's done?

 

 

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I Would Be, By Brian37 (AKA

I Would Be, By Brian37 (AKA Brian37 on FB and @Brianrs37 on twitter).

 

I would be

If you were still here

This Novermber 11th

Not with you but near

 

Calling you late

To explain

Why I missed

The beggining of the game

 

You'd have called me

In the morning

I'd let you know

I went out shopping

 

But at 12pm

I'd run into

Things I did not

Expect to

 

Long lines at Walmart

Getting a late start

Leaving my beer

At Food Lion in my shoping cart

 

Having to go back

To retreave it

Wondering if

Someone stole it

 

And I was not home

At the begining of the game

Your alma mater 

Ohio State about to begin the game

 

I could invison

You're desperate call

Where the hell is he?

Michigan State in your shoe.

 

I know you

You wouldn't know what to do

I'm not at home

To converse with you

 

But I got home

In the second quarter

To see J.T. 

Had it all in order

 

I know you

You'd think I was murdered

When I don't call you on time

When you were worried

 

I wish you were still here

So I could call you

It was a rout for Ohio

A smile for you

 

It is a big shoe

You did fill

A teacher for all

The Buckeyes wont fall

 

I miss you

I love you Mom

I miss your calls

When the game is on.

 

 

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 Oumuamua, By Brian37 (AKA,

 Oumuamua, By Brian37 (AKA, Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

It is the real venture

Found by

The observatories

In the land of Pineapples

 

The real music

The dramatic cosmos

McGarrett in lab coat

Using telescopes

 

Discoverd an asteroid

A quarter mile long

Speed and direction

Prove not of our solar system

 

Sorry Pele, Sorry Allah

Sorry Jesus,

Sorry Apollo,

Sorry Yawhey, Sorry Buddha

 

You had your day

Made some great art

Some beatiful monuments

But that's about it

 

Telescopes and scientists

Discovered it

Without concocting

Religious myths

 

It was around

Before we could walk

It was around

Before we could talk

 

It never worried

About our superstitons

But it gives us answers

About the cosmos conditions

 

It is a reminder

That I am small

I mean nothing

To the universe at all

 

That's ok

I fear this not

I love the knowlege

The asteroid brought

 

Just to be here

Though not forever

Science amazes me

In what we discover

 

Oh old visitor

You humble me

The matter in you

Atoms in me

 

You're projected

To boomerang out

Of our solar system

Eventually

 

Meanwhile

It frustrates me

For all the good

I see in my species

 

They are far too stuck

On antiquity

Your ancient path

Is there to see

 

Petty temples

Needless wars

Religious tribalism

It ignores

 

To my species

I implore

We can do better

Than old folklore 

 

It is ok

To question social norms

The far away visitor

Tells us far more

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antebellum, By Brian37 (AKA

Antebellum, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

We had separate lunch counters

We had share croppers

We had cotton pickers

We had slaves

 

But this superior 

Attitude

Lead a Nazi also

To the same conclusion

 

That by proxy of right

And that of birth

Of that of religion

And that of skin 

 

In that of kin

You were superior

And only war

Would save your lore

 

A myth to score

That of fear

For others to exist

You wont ignore

 

If they succeed

You will bleed

So seek to dominate

Oppress based on creed

 

Prior to the war

You were ignorant

No human is less than

Blame your ill intent

 

To dominate

To make others submit

It is no way

Life can be lived

 

Don't cling to the past

Don't cling to race

Dont cling to religion

Don't fuel death's pace

 

We are not here

To force others

We are not here

To oppress each other

 

The planet is much older

Than plantations

Older than Jihads

Older than submission

 

Our species mission

Is the same

To survive

And cooperate.

 

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Antebellum, By Brian37 (AKA

Antebellum, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

We had separate lunch counters

We had share croppers

We had cotton pickers

We had slaves

 

But this superior 

Attitude

Lead a Nazi also

To the same conclusion

 

That by proxy of right

And that of birth

Of that of religion

And that of skin 

 

In that of kin

You were superior

And only war

Would save your lore

 

A myth to score

That of fear

For others to exist

You wont ignore

 

If they succeed

You will bleed

So seek to dominate

Oppress based on creed

 

Prior to the war

You were ignorant

No human is less than

Blame your ill intent

 

To dominate

To make others submit

It is no way

Life can be lived

 

Don't cling to the past

Don't cling to race

Dont cling to religion

Don't fuel death's pace

 

We are not here

To force others

We are not here

To oppress each other

 

The planet is much older

Than plantations

Older than Jihads

Older than submission

 

Our species mission

Is the same

To survive

And cooperate.

 

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 The Cake Boss?, By Brian37

 The Cake Boss?, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Last we saw this

Gangs of bigots

Bridges and hoses

Time to end this

 

Its the same

Back of the bus

Seperate lunch counters

Stop we must

 

Deeply held

Is not an excuse

To discriminate

To peddle abuse

 

It'd be your dream

To do the same

To have them arested 

Or throw them off rooftops

 

This is not 

Nor ever was

About your "faith"

But your insecurity

 

It is not 1950

We wont go back

To that vile

Misery 

 

We've seen this script

In all it's hate

Just a new target

It will be stopped

 

You can take your cake

With it's fecal frosting

And go out of business

That'd be deserving

 

You're merely frightend

That times are changing

Now ask me if I care

If your reign is ending

 

 

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 Jump In The Fire, by

 Jump In The Fire, by Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Seems we've learned noting

From the tearful native

It's disturbing

Our planet's population

 

Is still adicted

The crude needle

Still stuck in our veins

 

The rotary technlogy

Still remains

Deadly gas pumps

Profits delay

 

Money to be made

Drill and rape

Spill and take

It's short term gain

 

Our ice box

Botom and top

Retreating because

Of our war like assault

 

I'm sorry Billy Joel

Yes, yes we did

We did start the fire

But we have the power

 

To put it out

Or slow it down

We have no choice

In this late hour

 

We cand afford 

Anymore denial

It's our species survival

Or jump in the fire

 

 

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 Jump In The Fire, by Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Seems we've learned noting

From the tearful native

It's disturbing

Our planet's population

 

Is still adicted

The crude needle

Still stuck in our veins

 

The rotary technlogy

Still remains

Deadly gas pumps

Profits delay

 

Money to be made

Drill and rape

Spill and take

It's short term gain

 

Our ice box

Botom and top

Retreating because

Of our war like assault

 

I'm sorry Billy Joel

Yes, yes we did

We did start the fire

But we have the power

 

To put it out

Or slow it down

We have no choice

In this late hour

 

We cand afford 

Anymore denial

It's our species survival

Or jump in the fire

 

 

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 Polysyllabic, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

I wonder if

Our Comander and Chief

Understands

Big words like his hands

 

The or ange ass hat

Big at tree

High pot an noose

Acuse minor a tees

 

Fox is to news

Like dee cap it tation

Is a cure for cancer

He'll save the nation

 

You are the cracker

Polly is Mara Lago

Playing you

With fewer syllables 

 

MAGA is easy

To understand

Sell hyper nationalism

In short hand

 

To think is a sin

Blind loyalty the demand

The marketing simple

In Crayola land

 

45  

You have the depth

Of a kiddy pool

And lexicon to match

 

 

 

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 SWATTING, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Disturbed they are

To make a fake call

Falsely allarm 

That of law

 

Some are bomb threats

That never were

Others of hostages

Did not occur

 

But why should that matter

That's bad enough

The innocet they prank

Don't deserve death

 

The hypocrites 

Advocate protest

In Iran

Where that brings on death

 

We've given too much power

With good intent

Public safety

Should not be shoot first

 

But this is a result

Of a flooded gun market

Where law has to be trained

Always assume the worst

 

An innocent man

Lost his life

His crime was merely

Answering the door

 

It should not be

About blacks or whites

But the flooded market

That ends innocent lives

 

The NRA

Loves it this way

Fear between

Law and society

 

Their corporate overlords

Get to sell to both

Violence is profitable 

It sells more guns

 

SWATTING and suicides 

Domestic violence

The mentally ill

Not just mass shootings

 

The flooded market

Lack of health care

The livable wages

Are not there

 

All in combo

Create the fear

Firearm CEOs

Sell more shares

 

We have to arm

Our law enforcement

To keep us safe

Then they kill us

 

What of the need

Of trials an juries

If the accused

Don't make it there?

 

The enemy isn't

Your neighbor or law

It is the sell of fear

That arms us all

 

Both the law

And society

And why this prank

Ended up deadly.

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 Baby It's Fraud Outside, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Every winter

Deniers in great numbers

Say "It's cold outside"

Ignorance lumbers

 

Stiffles and delays

What the scientists say

It's not about

One single day

 

The ice caps are melting

Because of our burning

Fossil fuels

The planet is warming

 

Take a cooler

Fill it with ice

Cover it then

With an electric blanket

 

The green house gasses

Are doing just that

Big oil monopolies

Short term profits

 

Of course it is cold

Just like if

In the middle

Of a hot desert

 

Out on your porch

You kept your freezer

Lef the door open

Cold air releases

 

But leave it open

Long enough

The freezer would break

Cease to cool us

 

It is simple

Middle school math

Not about one day

But long term averages

 

Our planet is warming

The data proves it

Shorter winters

More intense snowstorms

 

It's like dumping 

That ice chest on you

But someday it will no longer 

Cool you

 

The denial dangerous

The sea levels rise

Hotter summers

More wild fires

 

More frequent storms

Both snow and rain

That of tornados 

And hurricanes

 

The computer models

Are very consistent

Taking millions and millions

Of temperature data points

 

Over the entire planet

Over the past century

Add them up

Divide to see

 

The worldwide temp

IS on the rise

It's not about one day

We should not deny

 

Our home is heating

If we don't stop

Or slow down

We could be gone

 

It will cause more famine

More rise in cost

Causing social unrest

Could lead to world war

 

The sane and scientists

Whom accept it as fact

Keep speaking against

That ignorant lot

 

 

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 Crossing The Sahara, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

The apologist's disertation

They tout as truely amazing

But it really is nothing more

Than mental masturbation

 

Tedious it becomes

Wading through that wall

Giant wall of text

Like a snail crossing the Sahara

 

Void of any substence 

Hardly explains anything

Airid mirrage logic

Fantasy still convinces them

 

They sell a butterfly

In reality it is a slug

Pour the salt of harsh logic

And soon it is all gone

 

Despite it's stubborness

Always slow to change

Our species still advances

When we question everything

 

Like a snail crossing the Sahara

It is worth the effort

To challenge mythology

To escape the the empty desert 

 

We've escaped belief in sun gods

In favor of solar pannels

And we wouldn't be modern

If we didn't challenge all others

 

I still value the good

The empathy in my species

But religion is slow to change

And clings to absurdity 

 

The Sahara is War And Peace

The tribes of antiquity

All want a piece

Justified by mythology

 

And I am crossing it

Watching everyone present

Their hollow disertations 

Mere mental masturbation

 

Heat beats down on me

Not because I'm wrong

But I've called out superstitions

Whom wont last that long

 

They think I'm one to sweat

To die a lonely death

To suffer eternal torture

I challenge all of it

 

The street corner huslter

Selling the fake Rolex

The fake Gucchi bag

Out of the trunk of his rusted Honda Civic

 

10,000 years we've had

Since our first written words

It seems pretty selfish

Petty, cruel and absurd

 

If there really were

Someone helping us

You think it could do better

Than to leave you in the desert

 

Airid of any logic

Heatted left with fighting

10,000 years of murder

He won't step in to solve it

 

Tedious it becomes

All the different dissertions

All the flavors of apologists

Know they really have nothing

 

Like a snail crossing the Sahara

I can find my Oasis

In the arid land of theology

I reside in the bounty of science.

 

 

 

 

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 In a Nutshell Scale Model, By Brian 37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter.)

 

In her words"To convict the guilty

Clear the innocent 

And find the truth

In a nutshell"

 

If they figure out

If was the butler

In the library

A woman helped them out

 

Long before

She could vote

In a time women

Were expected not

 

Not to hold jobs

To stay at home

Death scene investigations

Where her thing

 

She saw the death

Of anyone

As somthing to

Be figured out

 

No matter class

No matter status

No matter that

Of your address

 

No matter of

Any past

Your loved ones

Deserved the task

 

Of finding out

Whenever law can

How it happened 

How your life ended

 

Norman Rockwell

In Barbie doll scale

Extremely intricate

In gory detail

 

Frances Gessner 

Lead the way

To modern forensics

That are still used today

 

A family masacared

Child and wife

The doll house mock up

Was it murder suicide?

 

It was not out of lust

For morbid attention

But out of compassion

Law could determine

 

I will not 

Ever more

Look at doll houses

In the same score

 

It seems antiquated

The way she reconstructed

Blood spatter on beds

Windows and ceilings

 

But now her work

Is in a muesum 

Helping future investigators

Help solve what they can

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Sonorous Bluster, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter),

 

Meaningless magniloquent

Boisterous cacophony

The Oval Office

In hate filled chaos 

 

5 years of

Birther garbage

Down an escalator

Lowest denominator

 

Vilify and scapegoat

Sell that of hate

Not that of

Hope

 

I write this on

A holiday

About a man

Who uplifted everyone

 

On the steps

Of the Lincoln Memorial

He wanted us all

To be together

 

But decades later

In our top office

Is a boisterous, dangerous

Selfish narcissist

 

We cannot aford

Nor normalize

Such vile politics

Least America die

 

Hope is what 

Is uplifting

That of King, JFK

Obama's way

 

Instead a billow

Fiery forked tongue 

The orange snake

Of which we shouldn't condone.

 

 

 

 

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 Not So Rosie Now, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

He had his money 

Handed to him

His dad demeaned

A job his brother went in

 

"Glorified bus driver"

Is how he described it

An honest job

What is wrong with a pilot?

 

That famous bent bicep

Clinched determined fist

Naomi Paker

Workers are worth it

 

While president Bone Spur

Never spent

Any length of time

In labor with sweat

 

His language sounds like

What motivated Rosie

Rivets for

A fight against

 

The distruction of

Our western values

Roise is gone

He's still threatens us

 

Not what we should want

In politics

America needs

To value the worker

 

They talk of the Stock Market

They talk of gas prices

But that of factory workers

Retail and bus drivers

 

Wages are not

Keeping up

With the cost of living

To make workers Rosie

 

You're dad was wrong

Labor is valuable

Should not be demenaed

Not be devalued

 

So long Rosie

We will carry the torch

Push back against those

Whom seek to divide us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 No Mystery To Death, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

It is an end

The final end

No afterlife

To defend

 

Slow or fast

Nothing will last

No floating soul

In an afterlife

 

An appleal to emotion

A grand delusion

That we live beyond

A mere illusion

 

Instead of clinging

To this absurdity

We could do better

For humanity

 

In extending life

The finite time we have

In problem solving

The things we have in common

 

Need of food and shelter

To avoid squaller

Yet of trophys  egos

Far too many clammor

 

Accolades accrue 

For as short time

Mounuments built

End in decline

 

Of rats and cheese

Amazed of the maze

Zapped by the blue light

The flies are dazed

 

And we all fall

No matter how tall

Where we end up

Matters not  at all

 

If survival

Is our goal

It has to be about

Humanity as a whole

 

Not of power

Not of celebrity

Not of one nation

In human history

 

But that of compassion

Not of superstition

That of reason

Our best ammunition

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "Arm Everyone" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Those of the right

Rightfully condemn

Mixing the Koran

And that of weapons

 

There was a day

When the NRA was sane

When it valued safety 

Not a profit lobby

 

But fear works

It sells firearms 

To both society

And cops

 

It't sells Glocks

And bump stocks

AR-15s

And banana clips

 

Meanwhile cops

Punch in on the clock

Wondering if

They'll make it home at all

 

The rural right

Pitted against urban citizens

Not understanding

They've been pitted against

 

Pitted against

Each other needlessly

For nothing but

That of shear profit

 

Just like tobacco

Just like lead in gas

Protecting an industry 

No matter the cost

 

I live on the coast

In South Eastern NC

And not even here

We are gun violence free

 

Follow the industry

Follow the money

If you want 

To end this misery 

 

A flooded market

And ease of access

Maintained by greed

And corporate profits

 

 

 

 

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 Just The Right Time? By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

You passed last year

No longer hear

But the rest of us

Have lots to fear

 

Evangelicals

Skinheads and Nazis

Have their MAGA

In our highest office

 

The doomsday cult

Have their warhawk

Whom selected Bolton

Whom gave us Iraq

 

Are we on

The ege of WW3?

I hope I am wrong

For all of humanity

 

The market tumbled

700 points

A trade war with China

Threats to Iran

 

Maybe last year

Though I'd still want you hear

Was a good time to go

Before a nuclear war

 

You got to choose

To pass in peace

45 may not

Give me that choice

 

Just the right time

I don't know

Will I reach old age

I'm not so sure

 

Maybe you were lucky

And wont have to see

One man destroy

Humanity

 

Is there anybody

To stop his insanity?

Mueller, congress

Anybody?

 

What good 

Would it be mom

All you left me

Suddenly gone?

 

You'd be proud 

I bought a new home

How long will it last

Not sure at this point

 

For the wrecking ball

Shooting of his mouth

Hands on the codes

Could end it all

 

You passed away

I still want you now

But maybe it was the right time

To miss the fallout

 

I hope I am wrong

I hope I live long

I hope he's forced out

Before all is gone

 

You didn't scrimp

You didn't save

All those decades

For it to be incinerated 

 

I'd be homeless

If it were not for you

But it seems one politician

Wants to destroy everything.

 

Will there be

Another generation?

Not so sure 

With him in the office.

 

You never abandon me

Always protected me

But what will be left

If anything?

 

Is there anyone

Anyone at all

To get the mainiac 

To back off?

 

Will I be witness

To a nuclear holucaust?

I hope all your efforts

Were not futile or lost.

 

Just the right time?

When you passed?

I hope I am wrong

After all you have done

 

If the order comes

And the world is done

Vaporize me

Instantaniously

 

I don't want to see

Global suffering

I want to go peacefully

Just like you did.

 

I hope all your saving

And a lifetime of loving

Won't be done in

By one politician

(end)

 

I love you Mom, I miss you. I know you'd still worry about me if you were still alive. But we are living in dangerous times. I am simply hoping we still have time, that all your work won't be wiped out in the push of a button. But if it were to happen, I don't want to see it comming. 

 

 

 

 

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 Enough, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Gingerbread houses

In Newtown

6 minutes in In Parkland 

The youth struck down

 

Walking home

In Chicago

His brother murdered

By a robber

 

And one day

As a kid

My dad got drunk

And shot his 38

 

With me in the room

I escaped that doom

But death by firearm

Hits 96 times a day

 

Grab your popcorn

Get ready to die

In your churches

And college campus

 

It is rampant

And the reason why

One industry

And their blood lobby

 

Don't hand me bullshit

We want a dictatorship

Austrial and Scotland

Got a handle on it

 

No zip code

Is safe from it

I hear about firearm violence

Even out in the sticks

 

Domestic murders

And suicides

Unattended firearms

End kids lives

 

A safer society

Is all we want

No dictatorship will arise

If we reduce the violence

 

King had no gun

Nor did Malala

All they wanted

Was society to be safer

 

I am sorry if

My voice bothers you

Or my voting habbits 

But we are through

 

We are tired

Of hearing in the news

All the firarm violence

That is needless too

 

They will not stop us

We are not detered 

We don't need violence

To have our voices heard

 

The power of the pen

Always stronger than swords

You've been put on notice

NRA, you've been warned

 

Humans have rights

Objects do not

96 die daily 

Because of your lies

 

We don't want

A dictatorship

Just a safer society

We are tired of it

 

Gingerbread Newtown

Parkland 6 minites

Roof in the pews

Blood in theaters too

 

Every zip code

Deserves to be safe

Free from domestic violence

Take back our streets

 

For too many decades

One lobby has ruled

We've had enough

We won't be fooled

 

Our voices stronger

Than any weapon they choose

To threaten the survivors

Of firearm violence

 

 

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 Lowered Expectations, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

The GOP not the party

Of Lincoln 

Or that of

Teddy

 

Bonzo

Set a low Barr

The rust belt states

Fell very far

 

He busted

The air traffic unions

Started the age

Of deregulation

 

36 years

Of wage stagnation

Billionaires still bitch

About being victims

 

Now they want

To falsely play victim

While their dear leader

Kicks out transgender

 

Who did what

He could not do

Spiteful and petty

Is all he can do

 

Fancy not

Him "shaking things up"

His distructive tone

This nation will rot

 

Mean and nasty

A man sits in power

Growing hate

At every hour

 

Because you support him

A toxic politics

Riviled rightfully

Resist must all

 

A rosey picture

This is no sitcom

Nothing to laugh at

You are flat out wrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Higgois, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Bob told me stories

Of his travels

Was he the care taker

Employed by Robin Masters

 

Told me of trips

Siberia famous

For sub zero winter

Debarking the train, he mentioned his shivers

 

A trip to Africa

Set up in his tent

The unnerving sound

Of a roaring lion

 

He told so many

Tales of his travels

He's been everywhere man

Is this a Johny Cash song?

 

But when I finally

Visited Australia

And saw Higgin's photos

You couldn't call him a liar

 

I was floored

By all his framed photos

Of Russian winters

And the Great Wall of China

 

Gallery quality

But I had no room

To bring them all home

Though I wish I could

 

That damned stroke

Put him in a nursing home

He cant tell me more stories

Magnum cant roll his eyes in skepticism

 

But I didn't really doubt him

Although I did tease him

Everytime I'd mention

A different location

 

"Now that you mention"

I've been there", 

"Yes I know Higgons

"You've been everywhere"

 

Damn it Bob

Though it's not your fault

Your body gets old

Im still desperate for

 

Your travel lore

You got off the train

In Siberia in bone chilling cold

Thinking "what the fuck"?

 

I miss your lexicon

In your discription

Much like Higgins

Talking to Magnum

 

That garage

Is your Museum

Your photography professional

In it's composition

 

But it is not open

As it should be

To the public

For all to see

 

Glistening snow

Ice covered branches

Shaddows and sunlight

Capture the season

 

Your composition

The Eagle in flight

High over the Great Wall

As if you were flying

 

They are all boxed up

But in reality

Should be hanging

In art gallaries 

 

16 years

Limited to Skype

If only I had seen them

When you were fine

 

I'd have your Hitchens

Discriptive words

To go with each

Of your photographs

 

Oh by themselves

They stand on their own

But magnified they'd be

If it weren't for your stroke.

 

At least of three

Traveled back with me

And will hang on my walls

For my friends to see

 

It does no use

To curse marching time

Trust me Higgins

You did just fine

 

I just bought

A brand new home

And you will be

The star of my gallary

 

Maybe I don't 

Have the money

To make a book

Of your photography

 

But every time

You told me a story

Now that I've seen them

They'd be very deserving

 

A coffee table book

At a minumum 

You won my friendship Higgins

I miss being your Magnum

 

But you can take solice

Whatever time you have left

Here in my new home

Will reside your photographs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Desolate Entitlement, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

"Impaling a beatle 

On a pin" so did brag

Nathan and Richard 

Killing Robert Franks

 

Nietzshe's words they twisted

 So they could become

Above all law

To be supermen

 

Bludgen they did

The innocent kid

In the back of a car

The rich kids feed

 

Off  of ego

And narcissism

How could two preppies

From a rich neighorhood

 

Commit such a crime

To end a life

Leave in him a ditch

In a desolate location?

 

Much the same way

The coal mine scams

Killed labor

With black lung

 

No, not sudden

But equaly bad

The greed that caused

The stock market crash

 

Economic murder

Simply slower

Perfectly legal

If you accept your order

 

Crow did not

Let them cop out

 To insanity

Or their au pairs

 

Sexual abuse,

Or dominance 

The women the boys claimed

Had over them

 

Isn't it funny

Since the garden

How easy it is

To blame women?

 

Tony Robbins

Said it's hard to employ

Someone with curves

We can't ignore

 

Economic murder

Is what will happen

When self entitlement

Is your plan

 

Wall Street

Should not be

A thrill kill

But about building

 

The men at the top

Should not be about killing

Not about slut shaming

Or blaming women

 

When profits expoit

Instead of support

Robert Franks

Becomes all of us

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 5 AM, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

It's as if you can

Read the alarm clock

When you wake me up

Every day at 5am

 

Sometimes I pretend

To ignore you

Even when

You make your attempt

 

I'll flip over in bed

Facing the wall

You'll still tickle me

With your paws

 

Just under my ribs

Or on my head

You'll sniff my face

"Hey get out of bed"

 

I know it's time

For you to be fed

You know I am laughing

While you do do this

 

It matters not

I want to sleep in

Nor day of the week

It's always 5am

 

I pretend to tussle

But it's not true

I'm not really angry

At all with you

 

It's just so damned cute

What you do

To wake me up

To get your food

 

I am smiling 

Under my blanket

It's 5am

Time to wake up

 

Kneed and tickle

I cant get enough

My furry alarm clock

My cat I love

 

Then finally 

Your relentelss insistance

I rise begrudgingly

Though not really

 

You see this and scapmer

Knowing I'll follow

To the kitchen counter

You'll prepare to pounce on

 

But even then

You are so unique

The way you jump

To get to your perch

 

You spread your front paws

And lower your front 

Like a flying squirrell 

About to make launch

 

But right before

You meow

I wish I could traslate

What that is about

 

Could you be saying

"This counter's too tall

Couldn't you put

My dish on the floor"

 

Or are you saying

"I'm ready for breakfast"

Either way furr ball

I love 5am.

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Shaw Of Tennessee, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

While one man

Calls them

"Son's of bitches"

He knows he couldn't have done this

 

The good guy

Had no gun

Grabbed the hot barrell

Burning his skin

 

Certianly humility

Our leader lacks

This real hero

Had only one regret

 

That more not saved

He only wished

Quicker to move

More lives could save

 

That is brave

And he did not brag

Unlike someone 

We are stuck with

 

Shaw even said

He did not blame

Others for not helping

Hiding instead

 

Most of us could not

Do what he did

Heros are rare

And after insist

 

You do not call them

Hero at all

That is humility

We can all learn from

 

 

 

 

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 Boat Houses, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twiter)

 

Herculaneum

And Pompeii

They tried to run

But did not escape

 

So clever we are

Even in modern day

Poluting our atmosphere

With carbon emissions 

 

Plastics and chemicals

We are the vocano

Of our own making

Terrible lizzards we'll become

 

Is that F-150

Or coal company

Worth the damage

To our planet?

 

You're building

Your boat house

With your hubris

You are youself Mount Vesuveus 

 

We cannot help

What our planet does

But we can help

What we do to it

 

 

 

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 Inconceivable, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

We are taking it lightly 

His bombasitic rehtoric

Which is nothing more 

Than hyper nationalistic 

 

They rail at a comedian

Who picked on a henchman

When they should be focused

On the secretary's lack of spine

 

Pretty telling she said

"He can speak for himself"

Well so can you any day

Any night

 

Broken glass

Is where this leads

Vilifying those in need

Cant equate dissent

To the leader of the state

 

He sets the tone

Villifies his own

Many a greyhound

Under he has thrown

 

It was too late

When they did liberate

Exposed the truith

Of Auschwitz

 

But today

He vilifies dems

Blocks refugees

From escaping death

 

I'm sorry Sarah

You don't understand

Where his rhetoric

Has lead in the past

 

You don't get to blame

Those not in power

For giving what the leader

Dishes every hour

 

Furhter coorbration 

Is is required

Ask the New York Tribune

Also in denial

 

It's just politics?

It's just a game?

Vilify anyone

Who questions his name?

 

We are all human

But most do not

Have the same power

Of that of the top

 

Your boss talks of glory

America first

But plays to a base

Whom are our worst

 

Blame refugees

Mexicans and Arabs

Blame the democrats

Your morals are arid

 

Our fellow humans

Are not a seperate species

But our president 

Talks with feces

 

To complain at this point

About those who respond

Ignors the point

We don't want to go beyond

 

Stop defending him

It is that simple

He is no leader

He never was

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Vest, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

The Vest

A man can get

And do horrible things

With it

 

The End Of Faith

Harris did pen

Discribing the menality

Of zealots when bent

 

But not the case

Of one man 

On the net I met

From Pakistan

 

Like many worldwide

He got wise

Ditched the invisible

Man in the sky

 

And Fred Phelps son

Rightfully abandon him

All his hate filled rhetoric

The same in Pakistan

 

It is a myth

By proxy of birth

Of one's entire life

You buy what your parents sell

 

Penn in "God No"

Met a Jew after a magic show

A bacon cheesburger

And he let the past go

 

Mustafa is like me

Reality he can see

Anyone and everyone

Is capable of ditching mythology

 

It is a blatant myth

That atheist means communist

Or that we share the same nationalities

Or the same politics

 

Humans are not mandated

To the social norms

That their parents sell them

Before they can critically think

 

If that were the case

Nathan would be dad's fav

Mustafa would sell hate

And I would worship Stalin

 

But all of that is falling

Reality is calling

We are all one species

And that is all that matters

 

 

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 "Cute Stockholm Syndrome" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and brianrrs37 on twitter.)

 

I have to posit

My quandry

Give it some backstory

For the title to make sense

 

For my old house 

Was torn down

No roof, no yard

No fence

 

I purchased a new home

To replace the old

But dwell at a friends house

Till the new one is done

 

And o what fun

That of my friend

Being adicted to the internet

Of which he has none

 

But I make do

Finding wi fi

At the coffee shop

That is nearby

 

I pass a house

On my way

A cute feline stalker

Sees me as prey

 

Not vicious one bit

Is this kitten

One pet of it

I became smitten 

 

But here is the problem

In my routine 

That cute little bugger

Loves to follow me

 

I know you like me

But please don't follow

These roads are dangerous

I don't want you ran over

 

So I'd try to scare him

Get him to run away

Not to harm him

But to keep him safe

 

When that didn't work

I'd walk back

Knowing he'd follow

Me back to his yard

 

But that persistant

Little cute bugger

Loved the attention

Continued to follow

 

So back and forth

This went on

I'd try to leave him behind

And he would follow

 

Oblivious and friendly

Not street savy

Like ferrel cats

Who run at your sight

 

Finally

To my relief

10 minutes

Of this back and forth

 

The owner came out

And picked him up

I smiled at her

And said "I love your cat."

 

The battle had ended

Not that it was

That kitten held me hostage

And a hostage I was.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Motive, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

It does not matter

If the target is

Selected or random

Dead is dead

 

But in the media

"If it bleeds it leads"

Is what sells you 

SUV'S

 

Sells you skin cream

Sells you cloths

But does nothing

To end the death

 

Is gun violence

Another product

Is it something

We should not stop?

 

Is it something

That is top crop

Like corn or wheat

We feed off of?

 

Or is it something

We care to curb

Or do we sell it

Because it disturbs

 

Annapolis

And yesterday

Or so it seems

Newtown and Vegas

 

Not to mention

Domestic violence

Suicides and accidental

Are these all products?

 

Motive does not matter

At all to me

Dead is dead

That is plain to see

 

Access is the truth

No matter how

Dead is dead

With weapon in hand

 

Stop blaming

The mentally ill

Stop blaming 

Workplace grudge

 

Stop blaming

The terrorists

Stop blaming 

The disturbed teen

 

I get it

It is always wrong

No matter the motive

Yet they all have in common

 

Motive is mute

When access is rampant

It does not matter

How they did it

 

Dead is dead

If we want to save lives

Then we have to face

Some cold hard facts

 

It's not about rights

It is about volume

It is about

The no rules market

 

Nobody is trying

To hurt honest people

Just like air bags

Didn't end cars

 

But you cant

Always shout

Keep them out

Keep them out

 

Out of the wrong hands

Then throw a fit

Throw a fit

When we agree

 

Is it really

You want safety

Or is it that you are

Blind to be

 

Ignorant of

The death that abounds

Making excuses 

To keep your rounds

 

I don't want to hear

About motive at all

Death is death

A marketing tool

 

 

 

  

 

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 The Murder Of Essence, By Brian37(And ode to my late friend Bob)(AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Oh what have you wrought 

Explaining Dawkins book

Taking down my hero

You killed Plato

 

In "The Greatest Show"

I got confused, didn't know

Dawkins criticism of

Essence 

 

Then you sir Bob

Took him down

Explaind Dawkins criticism

Explaind why Plato was wrong

 

That there is no

"Essence of"

You cannot dream of

Perfection or utopias

 

Utopias people still chase

In religoin and politics

Made us more divided

You murderd Essence Bob

 

And now you have gone

Back to the atoms of the stars

That exploded long ago

To become the man I know

 

If there were an "Essence"

It would be the grace of your friendship

You've gone back to the universe

We were happy you were in it

 

No need of perfect rabbits

No need of perfect chairs

No need of perfect politics

No need of perfect gods

 

I had a friend in you Bob

It's all anyone ever needs

Though you're no longer here

You'll always be in me

 

You murderd my illusion

Of Plato's horrible guess

I am happy to have known you

To be able to call you my friend

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 "Io You" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Rational Poet on FB, and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

If we are the center

Then why does Jupiter

Have Auroras 

And Io

Have volcanos?

 

Why does it have

A big red eye

A hurricane

Of far masive size?

 

Why is it

When lightening strikes

On the gas giant

Diamond hail does arise?

 

Why would it take

5 years to get there?

Much less 40 years

To get an object past Pluto?

 

Why is it Jupiter

Has Borealis?

Why does Io

Have volcanos?

 

Why is the universe

So damned big?

Why should humans

Think we are special?

 

The red eye 

Hurricane

How special are we

In all of this

 

Io you

Humility

In accepting

The reality

 

That if Auroras

And volcanos can exist

In the same solar system

Even that of diamons

 

Why do we think

There is a god

A puppetter 

Whom cares of us?

 

The reason we know

About Jupiter now

Io you

Honsty now

 

If you cant eat dimonds

Volcanos much larger

If diamons are hail

On other planets

 

Maybe it is incumbent 

Right here and now

To accept our finality

Our finite ride

 

Ride we should

And study more

Problem solve

Without folklore

 

Io you

Aurara's too

Voclanos of

A giant's moon

 

Io you 

To tell the truth

Humans are not

Eternal youth

 

If we wish

To replicate

If we wish to understand

If we wish to understand

 

We should not undermine

Undermine our understanding

We must strip it of

All superstition

 

 

 

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 American Siberia, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

He praises dictators

Atacks our allies 

50 Republican intel agents

Warned us of his lies

 

Is this

The USA

Or cold Siberia

Selling fear and negitivity?

 

Merkel lived it

She remembers

A split Berlin

Russia's hyper nationalism

 

He's no Reagan

No Kennedy

He's a wrecking ball

On the world's stage

 

Nominates a a SCOTUS

Whose dangerous suggestion

Is to not investigate 

While in office

 

This is not party

Not my argument

It is simply dangerous

To ignore it

 

Powers need checks

Otherwise what?

We mimic Sibieria 

Give one man power?

 

The cold isolation

Is bad for the world

The idea blind trust

Is valid or good

 

But this is where

He wants to go

Cold to our allies 

Warm to our foes

 

This is not

"Shaking things up"

This is the hallmark 

Of all that's corrupt

 

His talk isn't

That of Liberty

The statue in the harbor

Of New York City

 

It is that 

Of the foes we once fought

The dictators

Of the cold war

 

American Sibiria 

Is his goal

Consolidtate power

Errode what we hold

 

What we hold

What is humane

That everyone is equal

And all are welcome

 

His politics

Of vilification

Is not that 

Of any western nation

 

I am deeply concerned

That it's gotten this far

That one politician

Divides us with fear

 

It is clear

What must be done

Stand up and prevent

An American Siberia 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Trump Of The Will, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Leni helped him

Rise to power

Through use of film

And propaganda

 

Racial superiority

And hyper nationalism

The vile despot

Drew off American Westerns

 

A promised land

The settlers moved

To expand

Utopia abused

 

But it was nothing

But a sham

A failed artist

Trying to get even

 

It never was

About Germany

Anymore than

MAGA is for our POTUS

 

His father bullied him

Now he is mad

That he cant get

Loans from the sane

 

He took it out

On everyone

Regardless of if

Even it hurt his own

 

Blind loyalty

Is not a cure

A sign of narcissism

Ego spurned 

 

An iron fist

Is not rule

Shows no compassion

One bit at all

 

To offer oneself

Up as a cure

Is self serving 

A disservice to all

 

The stars on 45

Like all will die

No matter how 

Short they survive

 

A bunker 

Is a fit place

For the despot

To commit suicide 

 

7 billion

Are not the same

Hyper nationaliity 

Is insane

 

 

 

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 Doomed To Repeat, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

We've seen

In prior history

Blanket scapegoating

Leading to missery

 

We've seen

In prior history

Hyper nationalism

Destroy civility

 

We've seen

Segregation

Defended by bigoted

Politicians

 

We've seen

Our fellow citizens

Wrongfully imprisoned

In internment camps

 

We've seen 

The gas chambers

Promoted by

Hateful rhetoric

 

We've seen

The purging of

Political rivals

In despot nations

 

We've seen

The genocide

Of Jews

And Native Americans

 

Now we have

As head of state

Who panders to

Such vile hate

 

Has attacked

War heros

Even attacks

His own intel

 

Nothing good

Can come from this

Political scapgoating

Is dangerous shit

 

Rosenstien

Mueller too

No impropriety

Are targets too

 

Doomed to repeat

The horrors of history

One man's ego

Will  bring all misery.

 

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 Orange Felt, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Tis a Mark

Of a throat

Political porn

Deep in lies

 

2 point oh

Nixon's ghost

Occupies

Deep Throat

 

Orange occupant

Surrounded by sycophants

He's pining after daddy

His mentor bully

 

But one Felt

What one should feel

That some things are

Beyond political party

 

That unity

Is not derived

By attacking intel

Or the free press

 

Those are the acts

Of a despot

Not a western

Diplomat

 

Orange Felt

Somwhere dwells

Nixon's ghost

Haunts him still

 

We all must

Have the will

To combat

Lies of shrill

 

Lies that kill

Democracy

Oportinistic

Authority

 

That demand

Blind loyalty

Crushing dissent

All questioning

 

Orange Felt

Will take him down

Nixon's throat

Will do him in

 

 

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 Obsequious, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs27 on twitter)

 

Amazing servility

Excessive degree

Winning elections

Is all it seems to be

 

Twitter diplomacy

SHOUTING IN CAPS

WWE celebrity president

Is insanity

 

Where are the statesmen

I see none left

Dispite his undermining

Constant attempts

 

50 Republicans

Warned back when

During his run

What could happen

 

It's playing out

To a dangerous degree

Yet obsequuious 

Are the GOP

 

First with Un

Then again with Putin

Once again with ouit plan

He'll meet with Iran

 

This is no episode

Of Jerry Springer

His toxic rhetoric

Puts the world in danger

 

Where are the statesmen

I see none now

Obsequious cowards

Refusing to challenge him

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Mine Craft, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Avoiding 

The flawed design

Killed by an iceburg

The White Star Line

 

Tried to 

Redefine 

A luxury liner

That could be no finer

 

But as creative

In construction

Just as creative

Or species distruction

 

War breaks out

It becomes 

A hospital ship

Instead

 

A navel mine

Took Britannica down

Like her sister

Hubris abounds

 

Propellers churning

As the crew jumping

Blood in the blender

Becomes the ocean

 

Salty slurry

The creativity

War or leasure

Men are greedy

 

In a hurry

For fast money

At war or rest

The reaper's guest

 

 

 

 

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 "Foisted" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

No Laura

Stop fasely playing victim

Stop pandering to white anxiety

And vile insistance

 

Insistance on pitting

Rural whites

And urban blacks

Spitting on Lincoln 

 

45 is foisting

Hate and fear

On our nation

Over absolutely nothing

 

Reagan would hate

This needless divison

The politics of grivence 

Fasley playing victim

 

Murder was foisted

On Heather in Virgina

"You will not replace us"

Vile shouts with ferver

 

Birth Of A Nation

Rising again

It must be stopped

It must end

 

Laura is wrong

She knows what she's doing

It's meggaphone coded

Duke loving bigotry

 

The real reason

The crybaby is screaming

Is because the NFL

Refused him a team

 

The players are NOT

Protesting the flag

Or the military

And it is sad

 

That far too many

Are buying the fear

That Laura foisted

On gullible viewers

 

Chain migration

Was good for his relatives

So the argument about boarders

Is petty garbage

 

Bigotry has been

Foisted on us

The politics of scapegoating

We've had enough!

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 "Nasty Boys", By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Nasty Boys

Mean everything

When they employ

Political scapegoating

 

Nasty boys

Attack war heros

Dying from cancer

Are the real zeros

 

Nasty boys

Put kids in cages

While attacking

Those who build schools

 

Nasty boys

Attack allies

Praise dictators

All blatent lies

 

Nasty boys 

Vilify

Their own intel

To run and hide

 

Nasty boys

Equate bad guys

The KKK and Nazis

As victims, a lie

 

Nasty boys

Don't unify

Seek to increase

The political divide

 

Nasty boys

Are insecure

Narcissists

Whom peddle fear

 

Nasty boys

Don't grow up

Have no concept

Of empathy or love

 

Nasty boys

Hate dissent

Just like any 

Despot tyrant

 

Nasty boys

Hate dissent

Attack checks on power

Attack the free press

 

Nasty boys

Never last

In a free society

They don't get a pass

 

Nasty boys

Lust for power

Hubris will knock them

Of their tower.

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 "Lugubrious" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Notorious 

Is what RBG did

In the age of

Madmen

 

Lugubrious

Is what 45 is

Tweeting in

Is baby crib

 

Insults Carly

During his run

Ted still sucks up

After his wife is one

 

Notorious  isnt on a bus

Isn't locker room talk

It is gettiing it done

She defied the odds

 

Lugubrious

Is is when

No one is safe

From your despot rants

 

Notorious

Is to inspire

Like Lincoln and JFK

And Obama

 

Lugubrious

Is the vile you spew

Daily tantrums

Are all we view

 

Woodward

Is on the case

Took Nixon down

That is your fate

 

And if you think

Mueller is afraid

No more than RBG

They wont be phased 

 

Dyson is right

You have no place

Commenting on Aretha

Much less McCain

 

 

 

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 "Lugubrious" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Notorious 

Is what RBG did

In the age of

Madmen

 

Lugubrious

Is what 45 is

Tweeting in

Is baby crib

 

Insults Carly

During his run

Ted still sucks up

After his wife is one

 

Notorious  isnt on a bus

Isn't locker room talk

It is gettiing it done

She defied the odds

 

Lugubrious

Is is when

No one is safe

From your despot rants

 

Notorious

Is to inspire

Like Lincoln and JFK

And Obama

 

Lugubrious

Is the vile you spew

Daily tantrums

Are all we view

 

Woodward

Is on the case

Took Nixon down

That is your fate

 

And if you think

Mueller is afraid

No more than RBG

They wont be phased 

 

Dyson is right

You have no place

Commenting on Aretha

Much less McCain

 

 

 

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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Calm In The Eye, By Brian37(AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

I escaped Florence

Headed to Durham

In my panic and axiety

I almost forgot him

 

On the way up

My feline friend

In his kennel

Kept on meowing

 

So I let him out

In the van

In order to get him

To relax a bit

 

I arived

At the hotel

Opend the door

But did not see

 

Did not see

Him jump out

I look back now

I look back now

 

I am sure he thought

Sure he thought

"Daddy don't leave me"

Don't  leave me out

 

5 minutes to registure

Lucky for me

For if not

I could easily see

 

Driving off

To another place

Assuming he was

Still with me

 

Done at the desk

I go back to the van

Only to find

No best friend

 

Frantic in panic

Shouting his name

A black man and lady

Witnessed my display

 

Here Angelou calm

Maya's eye  looked around

Spotted my best friend

She had found

 

She had found

Near the lobby door

Between some bushes

She did corner

 

Allowing me

To scoop him up

I now wonder

The endless "what ifs"

 

If she had not

Been there at all

If she had not

Maintained her calm eye

 

I am now back home

With my best friend

Because of her

Empathy wins

 

 

 

 

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 Heros Are Not, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @Brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Heros are not

Of Hollywood script

Heros are not

Of myth and legand

 

Heros 

Do not seek fame

Care not of wealth

Or worldwide acliam

 

Not of gods

Not of rank

Not of selfish

Attention gain

 

Heros are

Not of gender

Mostly those

The world wont remember

 

Heros are

Those whom support you

Through good or bad

Never judge you

 

Heros are

Not sports figures

Famous generals 

From a battlefield

 

Heros are

Of the mundane

The people whom

You spend the most time with

 

They are 

Your teachers and friends

The attentive parents

Who don't let you sink

 

The ones who do it

No matter what

Who value you

The way you are

 

Heros are not

Blusterous braggarts

Telling everyone

About their conquests

 

Heros are anyone

No matter the age

Gender or relationship

Who come to your aid

 

Of a paycheck

Or political status

Of a real hero

They seek no status

 

Hero is

Our compassion

Our fellow humans

Can have in common.

 

 

 

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