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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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 Control Group, By Brian37

 Control Group, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

I survived 

My heart attack

I survived

That plane crash

 

I survived 

Breast cancer

I survived 

The battle feild 

 

On the table 

I floated above

Saw myself

Operated on

 

I know I know

There is a soul

I know I know

I will go on

 

Not recomendig it

This experemint 

Blow your heads off

With a shotgun

 

Your brain in motion

Is all you are

Once distroyed 

You don't continue

 

Take a sledghammer 

To your computer

Smash it up

Into tiny peices

 

Try to reboot it

You know you wont

So what makes you think

That souls really exist?

 

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 Rosetta Stone,

 Rosetta Stone, Brian37(aka, Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Niave humans

Polyglot the pretty lights

Of the nightime skies

Project animal and human shapes

 

While others 

Track them pragmatically

Forgoing anthropomorphism

Seeking understanding

 

Centuries pass

Copernicus and Galileo 

Hubbard and Tyson

NASA to Armstrong

 

And a decade trek

28 minutes it will take

For the robot communication

To come back to earth

 

Once viewed with fear

The splintered tail

Ominous doomsday

The end was near

 

It's a cosmic fossil

Speeding through space

Water abundant

Throughout vast space

 

To think of the timing 

To get them to meet

The cordnation involved

Is no small feat 

 

Science is insight

To past and future

Rosetta's journey

Our species should nurture 

 

 

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 "Ugly" By Brian37(aka

 "Ugly" By Brian37(aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37  on Twitter)

 

Kurdish Christians 

In Iraq

Lined up and slaughtered

By barbaric thought

 

Soldiers captured

In brutal cold

Allies slaughtered 

In frozen feilds

 

Gallows ropes

In Iran

Exucute gays

Is their plan

 

Iquistions 

Of the past

Inoccent mudered

The tyrant's path

 

Atrocities stem

From bad logic

The lemmings taboos

Utopia promise

 

Pluralism

Some seek to protect

The ugly tactic

Of censorship

 

Ugly is

Dismembered limbs

From world leaders

Silencing criticism

 

Ugly is 

That of wars

One party states

And theocracies

 

Ugly is

Avoiding truth

Protecting one's ego

Is all it is

 

Rancid and rotting

Insecurity's grip

Berieved be not

Over it's rightful death

 

 

 

 

 

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 GO GO GO, By Brian37 (aka

 GO GO GO, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Pussy Riot,

Malala, Susan B Anthony

Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou

GO GO GO

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Madam Curie 

Billy Jean King 

GO GO GO

 

Hyapatia 

Emily Dickenson

Thatcher and Clinton

GO GO GO

 

If of the other sex

Says you cant or wont

If they try to hold you back

Tell them NO NO NO!

 

Betty White 

Would laugh at them

All their sexism

A  complete and utter joke

 

Any culture or religion

That cant or wont allow

Girls or women their own life choices

Deserves nothing but scorn and contept

 

GO GO GO!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Obey Me Or Else, By Brian37

Obey Me Or Else, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet also @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

The Mafia boss

Will kill the rats

Keeps them in line

By making threats

 

Kim Jong Un

Will treat you well

Do his bidding

Do not tell

 

The frightend spouse

Stays in line

Dares not leave

Fears for her life

 

No dissent 

Is allowed

No questioning

Protect the club

 

To call this love

To call this kind

To call it a choice

Is out of line

 

Conveys not love

Nor are you free

To think for yourself

Or dare to leave.

 

 

 

 

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Periaktoi, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

The spinning triangle 

On the post

Allows for changes

Between the acts

 

The audience would see

Only one side

While the techs backstage

Would change the themes

 

A costume change

In a stage act

We see all the time

Even today

 

Our modern billboards

Are ellectronic

Flipping the pictures

Upon command

 

The "Skene" is where 

Our modern word

"Scene" we say

To this day

 

It may amuse 

Or annoy

Many today

The actors would play

 

Men were 

Always on stage

The characters sex

Regarless of script

 

But without

Media or Rex

Without Antigony

Or the Odesy 

 

Nothing you see

On TV today

None of the drama

We take for granted

 

Would exist

At all today

Without the Periaktoi

Or Skene 

(end)

 

My understanding of the pronunciation of "Skene" is not "SEEN" as in "Scene" but the historians projected "Skene" as "Skay-Nay" 

 

 

 

 

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One Way Or Another, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

I watch all the dolls

Find out who they call

Lead them to the minion book market

Specials for rat food turn them all into monsters

 

One way or another

I'll qoute a verse you'll convert

Become a sheep

Cause you're not deep

 

 

One day, maybe next week

When you're down and cannot sleep

Fill the gaps because of trauma

You servived it  so it must be magic

 

And when your brain has shut down

That man of the cloth could be an Imam

Or hands you a bible then you are gone

Your reason is done

 

One way or another

I'll find you, I'll get you

When you're week and you're young

Pretty stories, you'll think it's fun

 

Then you'll grow up to think

All others must subjugate

To your religious views

If they dont, you'll kill them too

 

One way, or another

It always dies it cant survive

When when it's questioned

Exposes lies

 

I watch all all the dolls

Calls to violence in holly malls

Priests and Imams, Rabbis too

Selling their rat food, get lost in the crowd.

 

One way are another

We'll find Sagan's truth

Waking up

Before we're through 

(end)

 

An Ode to a Blondie song. Campy but still true. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 We're No Different, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet and Brianrrs37 on Twitter0

 

What do they think

A secret club

Dismembering believers

Drinking blood

 

We cast spells

On the faithful

We worship satan

And he is grateful 

 

When we find you

We'll infect your kids

Indoctrinate them

We're walking dead

 

Pentagrams 

And goat heads

Razor blades to your flesh

We'll drain all your red

 

We love Stalin

And worship Hitler too

Kim Jong Un

Is our goal for you

 

Is this what you are told

Is this what you are sold

Seems so silly to me

To be frightened of disbelief

 

Tell me do you worry

That others hold no thoughts

Of belief in Apollo

Are you overwrought?

 

Do your nights lack slumber

When you think of others

With no faith in Osirus

The world has left behind

 

We are no different

When we go through life

Same events and ups and downs

You experience all the time

 

But we don't assign

The good or bad in life

To that of magic or divine

For nature explains it fine

 

We feel joy at weddings

We cry at funerals too

We have friends and pets

We have favorite foods

 

We hold diverent views

On issues of politics

Different economics

Different favorite music

 

We are different classes

Different educations

We are in every boarder

In every single nation

 

It is just the "off"

Just a mere position

It's not a club or moral code

With an evil vision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Polygot Ginsu, By Brian37

Polyglot Ginsu, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and Brianrrs37)

 

Peter's parents

On tv

Mourning the loss

Of their beheaded son

 

Secretary of State

John Kerry

Condeming murders

In Synagauges 

 

All while he 

Sits above

Selectively chosing

What he does

 

"Different languages"

Liberals claim

Speaks to all

He is the same

 

This cosmic parent

Sticks knives in our hands

Watches us stab each other

With out stoping it

 

And you continue

To think he's real

What I see 

Is ignorant zeal

 

No not just the violence

Yet love of false hope

Despite the evidence

Humans are doing it

 

Yes the langauge 

Is all the same

The lanuage of gaps

Justifying behavior

 

Our compassion

Our cruelty 

Polyglot ficton

From flawed perceptions

 

What drives the Christian

Muslim and Jew

To either do bad

Or also do good

 

What drives humans

To feed the poor

What drives humans

To holy war

 

Its to pretend

To willfully ignore 

There is no divine

Magical force

 

We stab and pray

Hoping some day

That more of the same

Will work in some way

 

The Lost Ark ghost

At the end of the movie

Starts out an angel 

Exposing our nightmare ego

 

I agree 

Different languages it is

The language of gap filling

From human ignorance

(end)

 

End, "The Lost Ark ghost" is comming from the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark" at the end of the movie where the ark is opened and the "sprits" shoot out of it looking pretty like angles at first but turn into evil skeleton spirits.

 

Our "different langauges" is not one god speaking many different languages. That is our species evolution in our gap filling flawed perceptions. The false perception that we cannot see our evotionary compassion, allows us to hide behind or ignorance, which allows us to ignore our egos, which is really where our god concepts are comming from.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 O Milagre Do Sol, By

 O Milagre Do Sol, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Chupacabra 

Started out green

Lizzard alien 

From a B movie

 

Now religated 

To reality

A wolf or dog

Suffering from mange 

 

JFK was assinated

By one disturbed man

No explosives in the towers

That Jews had detinated

 

In 1917 delusion in mass

70k or so they claim

The sun changed colors 

Darted and spun

 

Astrophysicists 

Know it's not true

Phychietry and and evolution

Explain mass delusions

 

There are no vampires

No ghosts to be found

No oujia boards work

It's all a result

 

All a result

Of false perceptions

Appeal to emotion

From not understanding

 

How easily fooled

Our brains can be

How bad ideas

Can spread like weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Under A Microscope, By

 Under A Microscope, By Brian37(aka Brian James Rational Poet and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

You left the force

Because you are afraid

For your own life

And those around you

 

You can argue 

That you were right

Yet you failed to see

What you did wrong

 

Under a microscope

Is all the time

Is what the conditions'

Of judgement they face

 

Under a microscope

Much more than others

Getting pulled over

Harsher punishment by courts

 

Over your shoulder

You must look

For the rest of your life

Over the actions you took

 

Jim Crow alive

Rehashed by fear

Its about economic conditions

That affect us all

 

You lost your job

And righfully so

Not because all cops are bad

But your failure to see

 

It should not be about race

But your lack of understanding

They live under a microscope

Unequally 

 

Utill all face this

And accept it as fact

It is lack of understanding

And too much judgement

 

I have seen

The same actions

When I grew up

I did stupid things

 

I have seen

Bloody fights

Assaulted a cop

Without getting shot

 

Poor rural whites

And GOP voters

Are all human beings

After resources

 

The injustice 

Isn't about riots

Isn't excusing

Any crime

 

It is the inequity

They understand

Of living under a microscope

To a higher degree

 

My hope for you Darren

When someone sees you

And you have to wonder

What they will do

 

That is what happens

Every day

Look over your shoulder

Needlessly

 

They know this

And always have

They don't want to be lawless

Just understanding

 

Open your ears

Be willing to listen

Stop the judgment

Let this be your lesson

 

Why did you open

That door at all

It was not out of fear

You wanted to be the boss

 

You assumed the worst

And were trained to dominate

At a seated position

You'd have me believe?

 

You'd have me believe

At a tactical disadvantage

At a seated position

You were afriad?

 

No you were not

It makes no sense

To verbally or physically

While seated

 

To confront Hulk Hogan

That black "demon"

While you are seated

What was the advantage?

 

You lost your cool

When he didn't respond

Slammed the door into his legs

And you are surprised?

 

Is it your job

To protect your ego?

Or is it your job

To remain calm?

 

You can shout "I am the cop"

Till your face is blue

Making an argument

Ignoring the the real issue

 

Consisder the microscope

You are now under

Think about that

Before you pass judgement

 

This is what

They are arguing

It isn't your job

It is your lack of understanding

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 Have A Hart, By Brian37(aka, Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter.)

 

A simple sign

We know what to do

Two words

Of innocence 

 

Universal

It could be

The act of compassion

Devonte displayed

 

And spotted by

A man of law

The viral embrace

Now seen by all

 

Embrace embrace

I know we can

Embrace embrace

Learn his lesson

 

That cop got

What Wilson did not

Its about humanity

Not your power or lot

 

Embrace embrace

Our time is short

Humanity's compassion

Are "Free Hugs".

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Eleven, By Brian37 (aka

Eleven, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

No video of me

When we smashed cars

No video of those

When I witnessed shoplifting

 

No video of

The fights on my block

In the sports bars

Or frat house parties

 

No video of

My own parties

Underage drinking

And smoking pot

 

No video in my young 20s

In the parking lot

Aquaintances  

Busted for drinking in public

 

No video 

When  pulled over

I was a passenger in a car

Of a guy in no shape

 

Staten Island 

To Ohio

12 year olds

Or in  a Walmart

 

Video or not

What is wrong

There are separate rules

Within our deep denial

 

A disturbed man

Sitting in a chair

Waves his gun

All arround

 

Another man

Shoots at a lawyer

In front of a court house

For all to see

 

In both cases

They stay alive

Even with a gun

While others unarmed

 

Prosecutors

Indict a ham sandwich

Cozy with cops

Video or not

 

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

I can't breathe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Face It , By Brian37 (aka

Face It , By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Tonight,

If the sky is clear

Look upward to

That big white rock

 

In the morning

If the sky is clear

Feel the sunlight

On your skin

 

Take a breath

While you think

All of this

Made up of atoms

 

The sun the moon

The air you breath

You heart your brain

The media you use

 

On the chair you sit

To your loving pet

A blade of grass

A chess set

 

A hurricane

A weathervane

The clock on your wall

Dirt under your feet

 

The ocean, the trees

The tv you watch

Distant galaxies

The telescope sees

 

Those atoms are older

Than you  or me

From the same place

We all came

 

And far from now

In the future

In billions of years

Things will change

 

Now tell me about

Your personal club

How special it is

How special you are

 

You'd have me believe

In ancient stories

And value that

Over nature's glory

 

You'd have me believe

After accepting fact

Your angry god

Means anything to me?

 

You can win now

While you are a live

Rattle your fist

Protect blatent lies

 

Futile this effort

To protect nothing

Pretenging falsely

You are important.

 

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 Strip Mining, (aka Brian

 Strip Mining, (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

You are not a shovel

You are not a wrench

You are not there

To simply make them rich

 

It is all a ploy

Make you sweat

Dangle the carrot

You will never get

 

Then they throw tantrums

Crying robbery

Merely because you want

Human dignity

 

Tell me how much

You are suffering

In your downtown penthouse

While the pay gap keeps exploding

 

Masturbating over

Third world cheap labor

Wanting to replicate it here

Throwing crumbs of cheap oil

 

In a hunderd years

Your extraction market

Will cost our planet more

And hurt our species more

 

Quit your strip mining

Quit claiming morality

Merely because of your tax bracket

Making excuses for your greed.

 

We are not your tools

Merely for you to use

We are not shovels 

We are not your dirt

 

Rise up rise up

Workers arround the world

It is no longer about boarders

It is about our global market

 

We are being pitted

Against each other 

By those with the money

Those with the power

 

Trickle up is golbal

You and I are  shovels

Sold the idea

To be their slave labor

 

Rise up rise up

Put money it it's place

Not to rid the private sector

Just ot get it to behave 

 

No more strip mining

Humans are not mere numbers

We are not here for you

To simply make you rich.

 

 

We are not your tools

Born to make you rich

We are human beings

Who merely want to live

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Shooting Star, By Brian37

 Shooting Star, By Brian37 (aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37"RationalPoet" on Twitter"

 

How many here

Reading this

Can name 

Every President

 

How many here

Reading this

Can name 

Every Pharaoh 

 

How many here

Reading this

Can name every

Prime minister of China

 

How many here

Reading this

Can name

Every Caesar 

 

How many here

Reading this

Can name all prior

Leaders of the world

 

How many here

Can name

All the pop icons

Prior to their birth

 

How many here

Can name

The leaders 

Of the Mayans 

 

Fame is local

Fortune is finite

Powers shift

And life goes on

 

Trump to Tut

Isis to Jesus

Wealth to poverty

We are still finite.

 

Sagan 

As right as he was

Knows that all this

Is Shakespeare's fury 

 

 

 

 

 

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 INRI, By Brian37 (AKA

 INRI, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Introspection

Nowhere to be found

Rational thought

Is forbidden

 

In to do so

Negates  the norm

Reason the victim

Inquisition 

 

If to ban query

Never to question

Relegate oneself

In submission

 

In thus they claim

Never to falter

Rebel hero

In written word

 

In pior mytholgy

Never consider

Reject the truth

It is nothing new

 

It was Socrates

Not afraid

Reveled  in challenge

In that of authority

 

In history proir

Not unique

Refused to submit

If those above him

 

If those above him

Never considered 

Reason in question

In introspection

 

It's not a trope

New to Jesus

Rebels existed

In prior history.

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 "Hey Mo", By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

A tattoo'd player

Calls him friend

The despot offended

And we run?

 

Self censor

South Park did

Turbins with fuses

Because of knives in chests

 

Of documentery makers

Friends of Ali

Hollywood cowars

Over over a movie?

 

I will offend you

I will defy you

I will never allow

Fear to stop me

 

You are the coward

If threats you use

You are the coward

If violence you choose

 

Despots and prophets

And holy men

Do not control me

I will offend

 

Un and Mohammed

Priests and Rabbis

Own not my thoughts

Nor will they silence me

 

You are all stooges

I will mock and ridicule 

You do not own me

And never will

 

Civility is not

Silence of others

There is no right

To be free from offending.

(end)

 

I must explain that the South Park decision has nothing directly to do with Ali's friend getting stabbed to death, outside saying we do let far too much fear cause us to self censor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Watch Your Language, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Some insist at all times

Your choice of words

Always reflect

The tone of a library

 

Quiet as so

Not to disturb

The irrational behavior

Of others in power

 

When you read this

And lay down tonight

In your bed

With out fear 

 

And still insist

On stagnant silence

To avoid upsetting

Violence and tyrants

 

Watch your language

When you converse

Even when powers

Abuse all others

 

Under your blanket

In the glow of your tv

With all the pundits

And late night comics

 

No matter you politics

Or your position

We are not required

To the other's submission

 

No I wont

Nor should you

If only to offend

Is all we do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What do you want me to say

When you claim 

Rivers of milk

And 72 virgins?

 

What do you want me to say

When you claim

Babies can be born

From virgins?

 

What do you want me to say

When you make dietary claims

About swine

That you cant consume?

 

8 candles

Or one Christmas tree

An entire month

Without daylight eating?

 

That our planet

4 billion years old

And our universe

Even much older

 

That I am to bow

Without question

To an igorant past

You have no evidence

 

Tyranny 

The false claim

When evidence you lack

I am to blame?

 

I have no want

To silence you

You need to learn

The difference of

 

The right to claim

And ability to prove

The two are separate

And you cannot use

 

Cannot use

Your insecurity

To avoid

Scrutiny

 

I'm no tyrant

For being defiant

In questioning your clear

Lack of evidence

 

Labels be damned

It's all the same

A myriad of gods

History has claimed

 

 

 

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 Au Jus , By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

The vernacular 

Of Hitchens lexcion

Impress many

As it  did I

 

I do have to say

As ornate as he was

It can be  complicated

That turns many away

 

One day in the 90s

On the couch 

I was enjoying Tv

As my mom went shopping

 

When she came back

And opend the door

Slammed it behind her

And took it out on me

 

"Get your feet off the Ottoman"

I had no clue what she meant

Looked back at her

Confused and perplexed

 

She repeated it

In louder voice

In confustion I responded 

"What"?

 

Pointing she did

As to where my feet were

If she had simply said "footstool"

I would have complied faster

 

I thought to myself as soon as I got it

"My name is not Biff

I don't date a girl named Mufffy

And I don't go to Harvard"

 

And as it turned out

After  a half an hour

She was not angry at me

But ticked at something prior

 

When she went shopping

At the grocry store

There was a lady ahead of her

With tons of coupons

 

That event 

I have to say

Is relevant to me

Even today

 

Is  there a way

To sell melted cheese

Do we need a fancy word

For beef au jus

 

A snail is a snail

A walk is a walk

Even when 

You call it a "constitutional"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Spare No Expense, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Look at you

With your caviar 

Your Tuxedo

And fancy car

 

And you stupidly think

Because of your aquisitions

And your 

Fancy possessions 

 

That moral you are

By proxy of wealth

Somehow you are

Automatically better

 

It is a futile collection

That you obtain

To impress

That feeds no one

 

It serves you

And ego only

In oder to impress

Everyone else

 

It is not substanance 

It is placation

Of your self

Of one's ego

 

 

 

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I Cant Pretend, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

I can't pretend

It is true

I've woken up

Unlike you

 

I can't pretend

That magic is real

That an immovable figure

Is good and moral

 

I can't pretend

It's patriarchal past

Is relevent today

With it's sexist writing

 

I cant pretend 

It is bigotry free

When it is so divisive

To humanity

 

I cant pretend

It explains a thing

Outside your ignorance

Blindly buying it

 

I cant pretend

It is true

I've woken up

Unlike you

 

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Selection Bias, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Facebook)

 

There is a saying

In journalism

"If it bleeds it leads"

And and it makes them money

 

And one word

Seems to be a mandate

Discribing survival 

When it seems impossible

 

"Miracle" is aways used

If someone survives

The seemingly 

Impossible 

 

As if the reporter

Would be fired

If they did not turn

The mundane into magic

 

The plane crash

The car accident

They always survive

Due to magic

 

The tornado

The kidnapping

The cancer

The hurricane

 

Sample rate error

And sellection bias

They never face

The numbers that die

 

If you survive

Or if you die

There is no god

Or divine hand

 

50 million 

Around the word

Meet their death

Every year

 

From old age

To disease

Famine and war

Accident and crime

 

If one survives

Or if they die

It is not do to magic

Or that of a god

 

It happens in nature

All the time

There is no hand

Up in the sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Credibilty, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

The outrage displayed

When called out on a claim

Your  naked assertion

Is hollow and fake

 

In short order

You could silence me

With facts and evidence

Without mythology

 

You have nothing

For if you did

It would be clear to all

No dispute to be had

 

Rights have nothing

At all to do

With credibility of a claim

On any issue

 

Skip your fake indignity

Skip your cries of bigotry

Credibilty is the issue

Not your ancient fantasy

 

Do not expect others

To blindly accept

Anything you claim

Without evidence 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gogh Fuck Mo, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

You're Allah is a coward

Not all powerful

If he needs moratals

To kill for him

 

What is worse

You attack the defenseless 

Over wanting educations

Or for merely getting offended

 

If your religon

Teaches you

To murder abortion doctors

FUCK YOU

 

If your religion

Teaches you

To condemn gays

FUCK YOU

 

If your religion

Teaches you

To kill for your god

FUCK YOU

 

If your religion

Cant handle cartoons

Or criticsim on treatement of women

FUCK YOU

 

Malala and Ayaan

And Nada as well

Susan B, Rosa Parks

Ann Frank too

 

They are the brave

Not the petty men

With petty gods

Not the theocrats who kill for them

 

If you think violence

Will silence the west

If your Allah advocates this

FUCK YOU

 

You are no better

Than the Dark Age Church

Burning witches at stakes

Who tortured dissent.

 

The west is with Paris

Gogh and cartoonists

You will never

Silence all of us

 

The wise thing

For the east to do

Is to grow up

And be Enlightened too.

 

But do not expect

The world to bow

To petty violence

In the name of your god

 

If you think

You can silence the world

Becuse you got offended

FUCK YOU

 

The west is willing

To live in peace

With anyone 

Of any belief

 

That does not mean

You get to decide

Who you silence

Out of selfish pride

 

You act like a brat

A petty gang minion

We will call you out

With any opinion

 

There are 7 billion

Human beings

Do you reall think

You can silence all of us?

 

If world dominance

You think you will get

You are nothing but

A fucking idiot

 

Rushdi and Bill

Sam Harris too

Even Keith Ellison 

Will condemn you

 

Just as Christianity

Escaped it's barbarity

Through secular law

That is what we want for you

 

It will not happen

Through our submission

If you think that

FUCK YOU

 

To the non violent

Of any religion

Whereever you live

Do not be silenced by these events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charlie Company, By Brian37(AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter.)

 

Bill Donohue 

The Catholic Leauge

Defended the violence

Of Islam's extreme 

 

No one died

Over the Piss Christ

No one got murdered

Dipicting the Pope in a fire

 

Tim Minchin 

Sang a song

Basphemed the Pope

Is still arround

 

Dawkins as well

As been lampooned

In sex acts

In a cartoon

 

Petty is such

A deity 

If it cannot handle

Blasphemy

 

Je Suis Charlie

You are the company

That bravely stands up

To religious tyranny

 

If one is more

Concerned with insults

Then actual violence

Over thus

 

Your priorities are bad

Your morality shallow

You are nothing more

Than a bratty child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "Inspire" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

There is nothing inspiring

About a filthy rag

You use to market

Violence worldwide

 

The only thing

It is good for

Is wiping your ass

With the wrong hand

 

I'd love to bomb

Your precious  Mecca

With bacon and ham

Just to show you

 

I'll paint your hero

However I wish

Mohamed the pedeophile 

Allah the dictator

 

And if the best

That you can show

When I have no intent

Of killing you

 

If you are inspired

To kill me

Over these prose

For offending thee

 

You are worthless

And provide no value

To those in your ranks

Who understand non violence

 

Insults have occured

Over Jesus and Yahweh

Yet most of their fans

Do not act that way

 

You inspire no one

With bombs and guns

You simply perpetuate

More needless violence

 

 

 

 

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 Social Pecking Orders, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB also @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

I include atheists

When I say

We are not better

Than anyone else

 

I argue with

Those who share

The same label

Of godless ilk

 

We have to collectively

As a species

To focus on 

The truely important

 

It is not of class

Religion or borders

Not of politics

Or national origin

 

It is the reality

We have nowhere to go

There is no more

Conquiring to do

 

The idea 

Of a utopia

Where one group

Gets everything it wants

 

7 billion 

Human beings

It's absurd to think

We always agree

 

Our common core

Is still the same

No matter what

We seek to survive

 

We all want love

And shelter too

We all like to bitch

And express ourselves

 

Should it be

More important

To silence others

When they object?

 

Or should it matter

Far much more

Our common past

Our common existence?

 

 

 

 

 

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 Why Is It? By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Why is it

You never hear

Stories of violence

Over your favorite band?

 

Why is it 

You never hear

Stories of violence

Over your favorite food?

 

Why is it

You cannot kill

Someone for blaspheming

Your favorite tv show?

 

Why is it

If a fight occurs

In an NFL stadium

The parties are arrested?

 

Why is it 

The religious insist

On violence over

That with no evidence?

 

Ego

 

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 "Je Suis" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Our nationalities

Are not physically us

They are merely 

Geographically where we live

 

Our religions

Are not physically us

They are merely

Traditions we get sold

 

Our politics 

Are not physically us

They are merely

Ideas we buy into

 

We are not

A separate species

No matter our divisions

Or what we believe

 

We have postions

We have traditions

But those do not trump

Our common evolution

 

Our predelections 

Are mere positions

They are merely

The claims we make

 

What wins out

Is not silencing others

But the ability to scrutinize

And question others.

 

Humans have rights

As they should

But claims as ideas

Do not get taboos

 

 

 

 

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Anti Semitism, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

"In spite of everything

I still believe

That people are

Really good at heart"

 

Wise words

From Ann

The world should

Remember

 

The mass graves

The piles of bodies

The public exicutions

No one should forget

 

In saying that

I would advise

My fellow humans

Who hold the Jewish label

 

Not to fall for the trap

Of religious tribalism

Which to which

I think they do

 

You are and do

Set up a socail pecking order

Regardless of 

Rightfully holding western values

 

"Jewish state"

Is still a religious state

The same as "Islamic state"

The same as "Christian Nation"

 

You lend cover

To your own radicals

Who make land grabs

And claim race or religion

 

Do not cry bigotry

For pointing out fact

It is still nothing short

Of a social pecking order

 

It in no way

Justifies Islams reaction

Or their ideas

Of state utopias

 

It is merely a fellow human

Warning a fellow human

To head the kinder side

Of the words of Ann

 

She is King

She is Malala

She is the Native

On the Trail of Tears

 

The compassion

Of those in France

Who offered Muslims 

Protection

 

The compassion 

Of the French

In offering Jews 

Protection

 

It is my mere advice

Not to make you leave

Not to get rid of you

Just to remember history

 

There can be no pluralism

When the state

Basis it's constititution

On holy books

 

The west has learned

Religion will not go away

But it has also learned

Social pecking orders do not work

 

It is not Anti Semitism

To say "Freedom of religion"

Is avoiding the trap

Of religious based tribalism

 

You are more progressive

Than those arround you

But it is not enough

If you want to prove

 

If you want to prove

You are inclusive

The social pecking orders

Are not the way to do it.

 

 

 

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 Avenge, By Brian37 (AKA Brain James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

How impressive it is

To murder for a god

Instead of creative

Use of a pen

 

You're no hero

You're no martyr 

Just a criminal

An insecure child

 

It's your angst

Your testosterone

Wrapped in a holy book

You hide behind

 

And now you are dead

Can't do it again

So what did you acomplish 

Absolutely nothing

 

200 thousand

Years ago

The gods of Abraham

We not arround

 

No one killed

In his name

For he didn't exist

In any way

 

Avenging a god

Is nothing special

It will die too

In the future

 

Civility

Is not obtained

Through censorship

Or threats of violence

 

I know what is mighty

I know what is petty

I know you wont win

By threatening me

 

Certainly you can

Find and kill some

But after I'm dead

My words will live on

 

Maybe you should

Try the same

Stick to words

Instead of avenging gods

 

Abraham

The world is tired

We seen too much of this fraud

Of petulant  brats  avenging gods

 

 

 

 

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

 

I am the doctor

I'll give you a shot

I'll give you a pill

I'll remove your critical thought

 

I'll provide you

With a manual

Create a disease

That doesn't exist

 

The office is packed

Every Sabbath

Friday to Sunday

Providing nothing but death

 

It fills the morgue

Full of martyrs 

A direct result

Of fake doctors

 

You have no cure

For if you did

We would not see

What we have

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Thought Crime, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Everyone's fine

With blasphemy

Until you pick

On what they believe

 

Islam attacks

The imperial west

Jews faslely claim

Anti Semitism far too much

 

Even in Asia 

An artist arrested

For dipicting Buddha

With a set of headphones

 

And so too 

Atheists can be

Politically correct

In the same way

 

Absurd to think

A 7 billion of us

Will only say nice things

About each other

 

There is not one person

Reading this

That cannot think of something

That will make them upset

 

The part humans

Always forget

Is the long term issue

"Who gets to decide"

 

Who gets to decide

What is offensive

What can be silenced

What cannot be said?

 

Thought Crimes

Are that of fascists

Be that of theocracies

Or dictatorships

 

 

 

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 In Like Flint By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Nothing compairs

To tearing up a picture

In protest

Of a holy man

 

A man gets shot

Because he got

A white woman and black man

To pose in the nude

 

The Supreme Court settled it

Long ago

Told Mr Fallwell

He had no case

 

Hebdo is right

Absurd claims to fight

Getting offended

Gives no one the right

 

To act out in violence

Because you don't like

Getting picked on

Grow up, that is life

 

If the worst we get

Is to be called names

That is far better than violence

That ends up in death

 

The truly oppressed

Are of all labels

The ones who live in fear

From government and neighbors

 

 

 

 

 

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 Leave At Words, By Brian37

 Leave At Words, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

I have been

Equated to Stalin

For not believing

In a god

 

Not just by Christians

But Muslims too

Does that give me the right

To murder you?

 

The aftermath

Of Charlie

Has pitted religions

Against each other

 

Muslims attack Jews

Burn down churches

When the the secularists

Should protect both

 

No not because

We like each other

Not because

Taboos are the answer

 

We've tried eggshells 

And walking on them

To avoid offending

When we all like to bitch

 

This is no schoolyard

We are all adults

Killing over name calling

Is flat out absurd

 

We do not

As a species

Always default

To never insulting

 

If that were the key

I know of many

If I had my way

Would be dead or in prison

 

To the Pope

And the Imam

And the Rabbi

Here's what is wrong

 

I get the fact

No one likes

To get insulted

But it will happen

 

Are we as a species

More concerned

With killing over

Getting offended?

 

How about this

As a solution

No matter the words

Stop the killing

 

If if you dont like me

That is fine

If you insult me

Here are my options

 

I say to you

That is not true

Or protest your bigotry

Without weapon in hand

 

What I will not do

And no one should

Is kill over insults

For we are adults

 

 

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 Pissing Contest, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

I am right

I got it right

God spoke to me

You must follow

 

I am confused

You'd ask me to ignore

The news every day

How you kill in his honor

 

I know there are

In every camp

Who value non violence

No matter the words

 

Do us a favor

You violent fucks

Who kill for a god

And make excuses

 

Leave the rest

Of humanity alone

The ones who don't care

About getting offended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Civil Weapons, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

We've been around

For a long time

We've tried the tactic

Of brute submission

 

Our species not honest

About the reality

Be it religion or business

Or nationality

 

We seek patterns

We think  will work

If only the world

To wich would submit

 

If a gun you use

To avoid scrutiny

If a gun you use

To avoid blasphemy

 

You are not defending

You or me

You are merely defending

What you want to see

 

The only weapon

That keeps us civil

Is that of the pen

Which keeps us from murder

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 Sate Of The Union, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

You must think 

We are stupid Mitt

You must think we are blind

Joni

 

The day after

His first win

You put out wanted posters

As if he were a serial killer

 

Now you use the Dem's line

"The rich are getting richer

And the poor are getting

Poorer"?

 

When Nick talks

About pitchforks

And COSTCO

Shows you can

 

Then you petulant brats

Need to grow up

Accept that trickle up

Never worked

 

 

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 My Sharia, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet  on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Cattle and fields

And doweries 

Cover them up

They are  property

 

Gender rolls

Allah gave men

Dominion over women

Think again

 

LDS and

Mormons too

Some sects of Sikh 

And Hindu

 

Pre arranged marriage

Make them wear dresses

Stay in the kitchen

Take care of the babies

 

Sorry Islam

You are still behind

Far worse treatment

On average to women

 

We know we cant

Nor should we

Use genocide

To iliminate thee

 

But if you think

It is ok to silence us

To seat women

At the back of the bus

 

You will will lose

The times will change

Women will rule 

Within your land

 

You cannot stop

The likes of Malala

You cannot stop Ayaan

Or even Neda

 

To the women 

Of the east

Raise your voices

Take your seats

 

Men don't own you

They never have

Their antiquated laws

Must be left in the past.

 

 

 

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 "Act Of God" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Snowstorms hurricans

Volcanos tornados

Mudslides and wildfires

Lightening and tsunamis 

 

This tired line

They all use

Explains nothing

Utterly useless

 

The planet does it

Without any god

The earthquakes

Happend before any human

 

The only "act"

That leads to bad logic

To the naked assertion

Of "My god did it"

 

Is your ignorance

Of real science

I am sorry to tell you

Your god did not do it

 

 

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 Open Up,  By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on To witter)

 

To those closed states

On party or one religion

You have to know

You will not win

 

If you have 

Social media

The truth of your fascism 

Will always leak in

 

Women on youtube

Defy sexism

Driving their cars

Despite their men

 

Hong Kong turned over

To their mainland

Holding protests

Dispite the the rulers

 

Cuba opening 

Even wider

Dispite what Che set up

That lead to Castro

 

There is no more

Room to expand

There is no monopoly

To be had

 

Plutocrats

In the states

The same to you

Can be said

 

We are one species

And have always been

Despite the labels

We hide behind

 

 

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 In Like Flint By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Nothing compairs

To tearing up a picture

In protest

Of a holy man

 

A man gets shot

Because he got

A white woman and black man

To pose in the nude

 

The Supreme Court settled it

Long ago

Told Mr Fallwell

He had no case

 

Hebdo is right

Absurd claims to fight

Getting offended

Gives no one the right

 

To act out in violence

Because you don't like

Getting picked on

Grow up, that is life

 

If the worst we get

Is to be called names

That is far better than violence

That ends up in death

 

The truly oppressed

Are of all labels

The ones who live in fear

From government and neighbors

 

 

Oh and to anyone who thinks I missuesed the reference of "Flint" I didn't think about those stupid enough to accuse me of that. It was merely a take on the old phrase "In like Flynn". The phrase stems from the actor Errol Flynn because of his good looks and seemingly ease of success. I use "Flint" in place of Flynn because freedom seems to be attacked when someone upsets social norms.  I added this edit because I have been getting comments about it stupidly. 

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 Liberal Eggshells, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

I love your entent

Of getting along

Yet your tactics

You get wrong

 

Humans in general

Make the mistake

Of giving cover

To bad claims

 

You do not help

Those in peril 

In danger of mob violence

Or state sanctioned murder

 

Multiculturalism 

You hide behind

Failing to realize

It enables the violence

 

Both left and right

Use the same books

To justify compassion

And justify violence

 

The same books

With the same words

True Scottsman fallacy

Thus gets employed 

 

Interpretation

Both sides argue

The sense of entitlement

That leads them to kill

 

How do we help

Muslims in Burma

How do we help

Kurdish Christians

 

How do we help

Atheists flogged

In fascist states

Under blasphemy laws

 

Afllack is wrong

He helps no one

Insisting on eggshells 

All of the time

 

No one likes

Being picked on

I get that part

But not the point

 

Oppression is not

When you get pissed

At someone picking

On your claims

 

Opression is

When others arround you

Get threatened by

Your mere existence

 

Ideas must never

Be given cover

Even with 

Our right to utter

 

It is why

Humans progress

The willingness

To give up the past

 

Not to forget

Or say get over it

But to realize 

We're in it together

 

As Jeffersson said

So long ago

Still relevant today

To keep fascists at bay

 

"Ridicule is

The only weapon

Which can be used

Against uninteligible propositions"

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 The Ohio State, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

You continue to support me

You always love me

Without you

These words would not be

 

Over the years

We've grown closer

Despite our differences

In politics and neatness

 

You're a great ear

When I want to vent

You get my sillyness now

Not when I was a kid

 

Billy Joel

We both sing

"My life" without you

Would be nothing

 

These words they read

Are because of you

I love you Mom

And the Buckeyes too

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This is for my Mom obviously who graduated from THE Ohio State. We have always loved each other and I want her around as long as possible of course. We didn't get along as well when I was a kid because neither of us really understood it was merely personality differences and her upbringing. But she has really change alot and I am really pleased with that. She still has her moments but I know I bug her too. But we are much closer, and she gets me much more now. I also understand her alot more in that she was tough on me because she wanted me to be tough. But everyone reading these words now needs to know that if it were not for her continued support you would not be reading anything I have written and would not have gotten written. My Mom is awesome.

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 I Can't, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

When people argue

Over claims

I am not saying

Don't make them

 

Yet when anyone

Of any position 

Demands taboos

Over labels

 

I am not trying

To deny

Your right to make

Any claim you want

 

I can't however

Blindly swallow

What makes you feel good

Because you say so

 

Say what you want

Insult me

As long as everyone

Does agree

 

We've nowhere to go

Our differences do not change

In reality

We are all the same

 

 

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The Ohio State, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

You've make me strong

You support me too

I owe all these words

I write to you

You are the best

Buckeye to me

You've taught me well

You love me no matter

No matter our differences

In neatness or politics

Our favorite Billy Joel song

Since I was a kid

You've changed a lot

And for the better

It has been wonderful

That we have grown closer

I want you around

As long as possible

I cannot imagine

My life without you

You lend me an ear

When I want to vent

You laugh at my jokes

When they are silly

You put food on my table

You give me the ability

To write these prose

For all to see

I hope some day

The world will know

What you allowed

Me to do

I love you mom

You are why

I am who I am

And why I write

These words

Would not be alive

If it were not for you

Helping me survive.

I love you Mom!

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 Hayhaoya Ishishdo, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Kenji Kenji

What have they done

Kenji Kenji

They've taken your son

 

Mother Ishishido

Is everyone

Crying from

The rising sun

 

He carried no weapon

He will rise above

No matter how many

They needlessly murder

 

Kenji Kenji

No parent wants

To survive the death

Of their children

 

Ichiban

To the world you are

Kenji Kenji

The real hero

 

Kenji Kenji

Junko knows

The pain of the loss

Hahaoya Ishido 

(end)

 

"Hahaoya" means "Mother". Ishido is Junko Ishido the mother of the murdered reporter Kenji Goto.

 

 

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 Capricious, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs on Twitter)

 

Tempermental

Unpredictable

Erratic 

Is your behavor

 

You beat me 

For my own good

Then tell me

You wont do it again

 

You've promised me

An eternity 

If

I do your bidding

 

And even when

I follow through

Those around me

Those I love

 

Suffer 

Despite my loyalty

I still am at the mercy

Of your unpredictable whims

 

And how enjoyable

The pain you've wrought

To blame your creation

For what you started

 

This is no plan

This is no test

This is your own

Selfishness

 

The act of a madman

Or the insane

To suggest this is moral

Is the real horror

 

Yes you are real

A real nightmare

Of atrocious logic

Humans self inflict

 

 

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