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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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 Heros Are Not, By Brian37

 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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 Rock, Paper, Siccors, By

 Rock, Paper, Siccors, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

If you try

To escape North Korea

Flee from it

Into China

 

Both those closed states

Protect their borders

Shoot to kill

Are their orders

 

It matters not

That they are unarmed

All they want

Is to be free from harm

 

Rocks equal war?

Sell fear some more

Migrants with kids

He'll shoot them dead?

 

It's despot talk

Out of desperation

He needs a distraction

From the Mueller investigation 

 

What have we wrought

To allow such rot

In our politics

Villify innocent humans

 

They have no rocks

And all they want

Is to flee famine and violence

It's why they come

 

To villify

To dehumanize

To scapegoat the innocent

I'll always dispise 

 

It is up to the compassionate

All now to rise

For unless we do

It's democracy's demise

 

The are not armed invaders

Like Germany took Poland

They are not Communist Russians

Whom support monster Stalin

 

Why would one walk

Thousands of miles

Without machine guns

Tanks, much less rocks

 

If that of such

Was to do us harm

There is no war

Just a bigotry farm

 

Headed by

A hate filled man

If he can't have us

Then no one can

 

Rock, Paper, Scissors 

He thinks it is a game

Scapegoating anyone

Who gets in his way

 

But now is the day

We say no to hate

Apathy and complicity 

Are not the way

 

Now is the time

Beyond party line

United we stand

In our pluralism

 

Rock, riffle, borders

His rhetoric will kill us

Eat us with division

If we let it

 

Our military takes orders

But this is beyond us

We are not North Korea

We are not China

 

We are America

No matter our labels

E Puribus Unum

Cannot be his victim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "Strength Through Joy", By

 "Strength Through Joy", By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Baltic resort

2 swimming pools, bowling ally

And restaurants

20,000 accomidate 

 

The people's car

The end of classes

The dream of a madman

He'll please the masses

 

The conquest superior

Dreaming of the past

The dynasty of the Romans

He wanted to replicate

 

The easy access

To to the arts

Outdoor plays

Came at a cost

 

It was not at all

The Furrer's goal

That art or leasure 

Were of freethought

 

But to promote

To indoctrinate 

Control every aspect

Of his German state

 

It is not the same

As our rustbelt states

Whom once had unions

And valued livable wages

 

To peacefully assemble

Was not for to think

But do his bidding

Blindly support the state

 

Stolen artwork 

Of conquered lands

Modernism he rejected

Anything not planned

 

Yes he did

Sell Strength Through Joy

Through nothing but

Blind loyalty

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "WASP-12-b" By Brian37

 "WASP-12-b" By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Oh hot Jupiter

Your lifespan short

In 1O million years

You will be no more

 

In the constellation

Of Auriga

Your sun holds you hostage

Close at bay

 

Absorb you do

Most sunlight

Closer than Mercury 

Black as night

 

Hurricane winds

Of catigory 5

On planet earth

Seem quaint in light

 

In light of its size

And it's speed

In our 365

It blink's in deed

 

One orbit it takes

In one day

Around it's star

At dizzying speed

 

Too hot at all

For life to concive 

Its hungry parent

Won't let it leave

 

Oh hot Jupiter

You started in the cold

As if you were playing

At Lambeau Field

 

In early January 

Agaist the Vikings

But gravety and greed

Your  sun pulled you in 

 

And blistering speed

Like the carnival ride

That centrifugal force

Puts your back side

 

Up against the wall

You cant see at all

But your body mass

Becoming a blur

 

And a blip

Much shorter than earth

In your lifespan

It'll be over quick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 July 18, 1984, By Brian37

 

July 18, 1984, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter.)

 

On the Hook

The industry

Fails to see

Unfortunately

 

6 years ago

In Sandy

20 kids

History repeats

 

Huberty

Long before

Bloodied the floor

In the Arch's door

 

All soft targets

Under our flooded market

Churches, theaters

Concert masacers

 

Do not tell me

Your policies work

Not with pain

Of the average of

 

40 thousand

Of all types

From domestic violence

Accidental and suicides

 

Do not tell me

It's about rights

Its about money

In the industry's sights

 

And how dare you

Calously say

To medical doctors

Whom see it every day

 

"Stay in your lane"

Regardless of pain

The distroyed lives

Day after day

 

6 years it's been

6 teachers, 20 kids

But long before

Even then

 

Greed took over

In the late 70s

Put profit above

Public safety

 

End the insanity

Let not one lobby

Be the bully

That prevents gun safety.

 

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 Acomplishments, By Brian37

 Acomplishments, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James RationalPoet on FB and @brianrrs37)

 

We call them ruins 

When archeologists

Dig up our past

Proving that nothing ever lasts

 

Peace is the cry

Of every corner

Of our home

Yet it is never

 

Never obtained

For any long stretch

Short term memory

Our species have

 

Kings and dictators

Despots and presidents

All promote 

Their accomplisments

 

But since when

Has it ever been

Friend or foe

Escapes the end?

 

Vally of the kings

Didn't save Tut

Communism

Didn't save Po Pot

 

The Taj Mahal

Built out of love

Lincoln's Memorial

Did nothing to stop

 

Our mortality

As a species

Death none escape

Like we'd please

 

All humans do

Is compete

Some on top

Others no reprieve 

 

But we decieve

Decieve ourselves

As a species

The end none want to see

 

Better be

As we can be

The attitude

Of humanity

 

That we are

To recogonize

That we are

The same species

 

 

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 Tenerife, By Brian37 (AKA

 

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

 

A confluence of events

Of human, technology, weather and ego

Turned the tropical yellow bird

Into a crimson runway

 

Initiated elsewhere

By bomb threats

Multiple flights

Diverted to it

 

A tiny island chain

Volcanic in origin

Off the African coast

They both landed

 

In stride all took

From pilots to passengers

To the tower

A minor inconvience 

 

But then fog took over

And and pilots talked over

And one assumed

Till it was all over

 

Which one to taxi

When to take off

Miscommunication 

Was the boss

 

And one pilot

Made the assumption

That the takoff order

Which was not given

 

Gave him permission

To push forward

A decorated pilot

Whom insisted

 

To take the time

To refuel

Later investigation

Found out not needed

 

And the pilots

Of multiple jets

Talked over each other

Cancelling  each other out

 

Thrusters forward

It was too late

The ace pilot

Tried to leapfrog

 

But instead

Did not clear

Pancaked on top

Causing two jumbo bombs

 

Coal mine is 

And underestimation

Of human ego

When we lack patience.

 

 

 

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 My Little Guy, By Brian37

 My Little Guy, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James RationalPoet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

I know you knead me

But why so early?

It's 4:45 am 

Why do you always wake me?

 

I can handle the hording

Of the couch

Of the bed

The way you spread out

 

So much so

I am cornered

Like a sardine in a can

Just because you can

 

I give you your space

Yet you still insist

After tons of rest

I must relent

 

To your kneading

And your pleading

Feed me, feed me

I know you knead me

 

The roosters arn't crowing

The birds arn't chirping 

The stock market bell

Has yet to open ringing

 

Yet you still insist

You lovable pest

Of waking me up

No matter what

 

Do me one favor

You cute fur ball

My best friend feline

Never stop at all

 

I know 

What you say

In the early hours

Before daybreak

 

Its not just

That you want to eat

I really understand

That you knead me

 

I know you love

The way I laugh

When you insist

On waking me up

 

You sniff my ears

You paw my head

When that doesnt work

You move to my stomach 

 

Maybe your stomach 

Is grumbling 

I still know what

You are really doing

 

You enjoy 

Like I do

Needing companionship

True and true.

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 Korematsu, By Brian37 (AKA

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

 

It angers me

To my core

That people born here

Get ignored

 

And for what?

Facial fetures 

Parental dialect

Parental origins?

 

What did Fred do?

But be born in Okland

Grow up to participate

In his famly's business

 

WW2 came about

Internment camps

We did shout

In turn prisoned him

 

With no right

Just like today

The GOP separates

Hispanics every day

 

What was his crime?

Having a different face?

Parents of a different language

Wanting a better way?

 

What does

"E-Pluribus Unum" Mean

If every time 

The fearful win

 

We let the fearful win

When we give in, vllify those

Whom have committed 

No crime

 

A welder he was

For the effort

To defeat the empire

His ancestors derived from

 

But what have we become

For today's White House

To praise dictators

He'd have despised?

 

Korematzu 

Was a patriot

Loved freedom

Just like us 

 

 

 

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What about Takeo Yoshikawa?

What about Takeo Yoshikawa? Was he a patriot too?

 


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EXC wrote:What about Takeo

EXC wrote:

What about Takeo Yoshikawa? Was he a patriot too?

 

 

You are a fucking ashole. By your bullshit logic, we should arrrest all white people becuase they constitute the majority of mass shooters in America. 

 

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 President Mumpsimus, By

 

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

 

Oompa Loompa 

Tax break scam

Emolument's Clause

Violate to enrich the fam

 

Bring back coal

Protect big oil

Mueller's going to be

Your final foil

 

President Cheeto

Is the man

Selling fear

To all his fans

 

"Rapists" and "terrorists"

Mere buzz words

"Identity politics"

Bought by the herd

 

Nonsense 

It's all absurd

Fear mongering bully

We're tired of

 

Fond of tyrants

Sell fear of migrants

It's all a distraction

Away from investigation

 

Just be sure

To attack the press

To distract away from

Your dangerous ignorance 

 

The social norms

He tries to sell

Are the pustulous values

Of bigoted swill

 

There are no good Nazis

No good KKK

He won't drag us back

To those old ways

 

And do not sell me

This bullshit crap

Billionaires will end up eating cat food

If we raise their tax

 

We're tired of 

The old cold war meme

Neither Cuba or Venezuela 

Do we aspire to be

 

Oompa Loompa

Ignores his own intel

Sucks up to tyrants

Isn't that swell?

 

The story to tell

Hubris will fail

When the sane speak up

To avoid such a needless  hell

 

(END)

 

Poem title inspired by Twitter user Mindy whom used the word "mumpsimus" in a recent post. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Gawdzilla Saved Me,  By

 Gawdzilla Saved Me,  By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Florence was 

Barreling down

On the east coast

I had to get out of town.

 

I could not decide

How to escape

North or south

Or east to evade

 

I delayed and delayed

Till the last minute

Then finally left

In a panic

 

Rushed to remove

Things from my yard

Put my cat in his crate

Started my car

 

Got stuck in traffic

On the way there

The bullseye closing in

In my despair

 

But I made

It to my hotel

Hundreds of miles inland

Avoided the coastal hell

 

Relief you'd think

Was on my menu

But the hurricane destroyed

Paths to return to

 

Day after day

I watched the news

Wondering how

I'd make it through

 

How to get  back

I had no Waze

Just a cheap burner phone

No way to get through the maze

 

Minute by minute

Road reports

Would have the them open one second

The next second closed

 

I was desperate

To get back home

Not knowing which roads

Would be open

 

Highway 40 

Became a river

My panic set in

Gawdzilla delivered 

 

I suffer from

Anxiety and depression

My hesitation

Made return the question

 

I did not want

To make the attempt

To return

Only to get stuck

 

My online friend

Offered to

Sit by the phone

Till I got through

 

Just in case

A road got blocked

On my way back

I could call

 

Call him up

And adjust my barrings 

To get home

Without worrying

 

No it was not

Katrina or a Tsunami

My house fared fine

I was lucky

 

But mentally

I can say

Just being there

I found my way

 

Gawdzilla is

His nickname

Glad to have

This online friend

 

To understand

Those who have anxiety

Can magnify

Any event

 

To the point

Panic sets in

He kept me calm

On my return.

 

 

 

 

 

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 "Hotel Mara Lago" By Brian37 (SPOOF of The Eagles Hotel California, AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

On a dark campaign highway

Vile rehtoric in my ear

Cold smell of bigotry

Rising up in the air

 

Up ahead in the distance

I saw a dimwit in sight

My skepticism grew heavy

He Tweets all night

 

There he stood in office

I heard his minons yell

I was thinking to myself

This stupid fucker will send us all too hell

 

And still the bigots are crying

From far away

Wake you up in the middle of the night

Just to hear you say  aaaaa

 

Welcome to the Hotel Mara largo

Such an ugly place,

Such an ugly place

Such an ugly face

 

Pleanty of shroom dick 

At the Hotel Mara Lago

What a tiny size

It's no surprise

 

Is mind is definitely twisted

He's got the truth bends 

He's got a lot of sycophants

He calls friends

 

How they dance in is feces

Sweet orange sweat

All dance to remember

Old bigoted shit

 

So he called up his captain

Please bring him his whine

We haven't had that bullshit here

Since 1969

 

And still those spoogers 

Are calling from far away

Wake you up Tweeting in the middle of the night

Just to hear them say

 

Welcome to the Hotel Mara largo

Such an ugly place

Such an ugly place

Such an ugly face

 

Pleanty of Shroom dick

At the Hotel Mara Largo

What tiny size

Not a surprise

 

Trump is always golfing

Un sends him letters that are nice

And he says, "I am just a prisoner here

Of my own selfish vice"

 

And in Putin's Chamber

They gather for the feast

He vilifies everyone

But he just cant kill the press

 

Last thing I remember

I was grabbing for my remote

I had to get off Fox News

So I wouldn't throw up and choke

 

"Relax" Said Sara Sanders

"We are programed to deceive.

His minions have arlready checked out,

But they will never leave".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  "Feuernacht" By Brian37,

 

 "Feuernacht" By Brian37, By Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37)

 

He called it unfair

Accused us of cheating

In the Berlin Olympics

When Owens was winning

 

You'd think we'd grown

Since those vile events

Of church bombings

In the days of segregation

 

But the night of fire

Is like broken glass

Churches burned down

Just like in the past

 

In 10 short days

Churches go up in a blaze

I wonder what year

I live in today

 

The tone is set

At the top

He is responsible

For the words they follow

 

Ann Frank and MLK

Words are of courage

To all of humanity

Will not be discouraged

 

Broken glass

Churches on fire

Shooting up Mosques 

Are inhumane and vile

 

And those who 

Try to enter here

Are not all criminals

We should fear

 

It is all the same

Throughout history

Politicians divide

For power to keep

 

What does not change

Is the one home all have

We are all the same species

Hate is not the path

 

 

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 Needless Division, By

 

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

 

How can it be 

In humanity

This endless strife

Too many seek.

 

That to postulllate

And to promote

Nothing more

Than testoserone

 

Brawn is best

But it seems to me

Every time

We as a species

 

Lean to thee

The outcome is

Not of problem solving

But that of brawn

 

You are tough

Things get rough

But are you right

In universal plight?

 

Dead is dead

No matter the bed

Hindu, Christian, Jew, Muslim

Humanity mislead 

 

Buddhists in Myanmar

Stack up rivals

Kill fellow humans

Whom call themselves Muslims

 

How about

My fellow species

Stop looking at

Each other as enimies?

 

I wont lie

About what I think

About old mythology

Of any print

 

I don't think

Humanity

Realy needs

Of monothieistic or

Polytheistic claims

 

I dont think we need

Such tribal labels

Of old mythology

Or new age labels

 

I am a fan

Of "This is it"

Skip the mythology

Skip the superstiition

 

The only fruition 

I  can concieve 

Is to ditch all

Worldwide mythology

 

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Who Cares At 30 Thosand Feet? By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

It is a pricing scam

On par with diamonds

That jewlery stores

Outnumber 7-11s

 

First class lands

At the same time

As those seated

In the back of the plane

 

What are you

Wasting your money on

It means nothing

If something goes wrong

 

Lobster, caviar

Lafeet Rothschild

It isn't like 

A car with a flat tire

 

You cant pull over

And fix a flat

At that altitude 

Money does not matter

 

Your race,

Your class

Your your economic 

Status

 

Brag brag

Till your lungs are blue

Brag brag

About your conquests so true

 

But there are bacteria

Older than you

Cockroches that

Outnumber you

 

I am not impressed

With monuments

To a species so young

Which bactira will outlast

 

Win, win, win,

Defeat, Defeat, defeat,

Yet our species

Has no other planet to retreat.

 

It is not enough

For humans to fight

Not enough

To kill everything in sight

 

It is easy

In the short term

To blame everything

On everyone else.

 

But the truth is

We are all we have

The only way we thrive

Is accepting we are the same species.

 

 

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9:30 Club, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Too young back then

To understand

The lyrics of

The all black metal band

 

When I stepped in

And heard Vernon play

Tore the fret board up

In a Hendrix way

 

But those lyrics

Haunt our politics

The man in charge 

Is a "cult of personality"

 

Son retweets  of Harris

Hints of past birther conspiracy

Meanwhile at the DMZ

He shakes hands with a man who murders family

 

Putin poisons a critic of his

Then he praises

The Saudi Prince

Who butchered another like a side of beef

 

I had no intrest

That night in the club

In world politics

Nor understood the lyrics

 

I look back now

And wonder how

We got to this point

The band warned us about

 

We are not flocks

We are not sheep

We should not follow

That personality

 

He is the cult

The song warns us of

Whom praises tyrants

He wants to be one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

"God said"

And funny how

The claimants of the varieties

Take that vow

 

To be blindly loyal

To kill anyone

Who dares

To question them

 

"God said"

Let there be light

One seperating

Day from night

 

But science knows

This is not right

For the sun the only source

Bouncing off the moon

 

"God said"

Obey my tune

Do anything I order

That of you

 

And what the result

All this time

All the factions

Defending such fiction

 

"God said"?

No, humans say

Killing over

Not getting their way

 

As a human

I will fervently say

Give up on old mythology

It is the only way

 

We as a species

Have much more in common

Than the dilapidated

Claims of of antiquity

 

"God said"

No, humans claim

No matter the flavor

It is all the same

 

Our insecurities

Our desires

Or antiquated

Mythology

 

A old way

Of making sense

Of seeking control

Over our environment 

 

There is no God

Telling us what to do

There are only humans

Whom pick and choose

 

And the disastrous 

Result of such

Is our tribalism

That holds us back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 That Was Then This Is Now, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

There are no magic men

No super cognitions

It is not fatalistic

To state this simple fact

 

It was understandable

When we didn't know better

The fear and ignorance

Kept us in the dark

 

That we made these bad guesses 

As to what pullled the strings

We couldn't have known back then

What the reality was

 

That we are all we have

There is noone above

Picking winners or losers

To join it's special club

 

John got it right

If we'd only imagine

A world without violence

Or religious tribalism

 

That was then

Humanity will not win

If we dwell in mythology

Or religious tribalism

 

We've done great things

As a species

We've put humans on the moon

And cured many a disease 

 

I know we have it in us

To look to the future

Without fear of threats

Of a fictional torture

 

We act like gangs

That part is unfortunate true

But the only thing all of us are

We can only classify as human

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Scapegoat

And vilify

Attack dissent

And truth deny

 

Sell them fear

Of the other

Offer yourself up

As the only hero

 

Repeat the lie

Every day

Get the mobs

To chant what you say

 

Those who died

On the beaches of Normandy

Would be horrified

If alive today

 

"They are rapists"

"Lock her up"

"Send her back"

We're under attack

 

And horrified too

Would be those Jews

Whom survied Warsaw Poland

And the "Final Solution"

 

I'm fucking sick

Of the bullshit argument

"That cant happen here"

When this is how it starts

 

Attack all rivals

Vilify all others

Offer yourself up

As the only cure

 

No, America

This cannot stand

For good people now

To remain silent

 

We must resist

And remain defiant

And defeat

The politics of fear.

 

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

 

Call me insane

For quoting Paine 

"To do good is my religion"

Without the superstition

 

I value the likes

Of Martin Luther King

But no Jesus required

To do the right thing

 

I value the likes

Of Ann Frank

"In spite of everything"

Still saw the good in humans

 

I value the likes 

Of Malala 

Who took a bullet 

From sexist male behavior

 

As an atheist

I do see good

In humans worldwide

It should be understood

 

That there will never be

A perfect utopia

Where one religion dominates

Over all others

 

This skeptic would only

Dare to suggest

Our morality is in the individual

Not in our competing sects

 

Cory Booker 

Said it best

"Don't tell me what you believe

Show me through your actions"

 

All our factions

Can seek to divide

But yet still ignore

That all humans die

 

To me 

That means time

Is better served

To accept we only get one life.

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LAX, by Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

So you paid 

Thousands more

To sit at the front

And eat lobster thermidor

 

But the reality

You don't want to face

At 40 thousand feet

We are all the same

 

Coach 

Or first class

All are at the mercy

Of the pilot 

 

 

I am sick of the marketing

The warfare between classes

When the plane called life

Takes off and lands the same

 

"Eye of the needle"

Is not a patent

Owned by one religion

But that of compassion

 

Tis not of wealth

I am attacking

Just when introspection

Of those are lacking

 

I sat in a terminal

On my way home

At LAX

Amazed at the scope

 

The scope of diversity

People from every location

Every nation

Living in harmony

 

Fuck first class

If the plane crashes

What good did it do you

Paying that much

 

Life really is

Like a trip on a plane

Everyone on it

Takes off and lands the same

 

Nobody 

I'd call sane

Brags about wealth

On their deathbed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Will I Make It Home",  By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

She suits up 

Her badge and gun

Off to her squad car

On another run

 

You know it's in

Her family's mind

Every single time

Will she make it home?

 

He straps on 

His fire hat

Jumps in 

The giant red cab

 

You know it's in

His family's mind

Every single time

Will he make it home?

 

She gets on 

The Marine transport

Of to

Some far off port

 

You know it's in

Her family's mind

Every single time

Will she make it home?

 

Those are risks

We expect

Those are risks

Hero's take

 

But off to a bar

Off to a movie

Off to school

No one should have to worry

 

America for far too long

Has been a shooting gallery 

Off to shop, off to church

Littered with dead bodies

 

We expect our heros

To take those risks

But the rest of us

Should not live like this

 

You know it's in

Everyone's mind

I could get mowed down

Doing the mundane

 

You know it's in

Everyone's mind

Far too much of the time

Will I make it home?"

 

 

 

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

 

Up and down

The poll it goes

Rince and repeat

Rising death tolls 

 

Week after week

Year after year

Hollow half staff

The arsonist shows

 

It keeps the fire

Maintained and growing

Using fear marketing

To divide the zip codes

 

A flag at half staff

Isn't consoling

CEOs lobbyists

Profits controlling

 

A hole through her chin

Shrapnel in her chest

A mere two year old

A victim of one party's politics

 

8 more dead

Texas has bleed

Conned by the industry

Arsonist feed

 

 If "Arm more'

Was a solution

America would not be

The #1 nation 

 

The #1 nation

In firearm violence

The GOP

Has no conscience

 

Fuck your half staff

We want solutions

We want actions

Not more arsonists

 

Fuck your lobbyists

Out to protect profits

Pouring gas on the fire

Body count rises

 

Parade the excuses

Recycle them all

In a few days

When more bodies fall

 

Do not tell me

You care at all

If the flag continues

To rise and fall

 

They die in vain

With every repitition

When our congress

Offers up nothing

 

Nothing but

"Arm more"

Fuck your half staff

You wont fool anymore

 

Public safety

Is far more important

Than the greedy arsonists

Merely out for profits

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 None Of Us Have Control, By Brian37(AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Oh sure we do

Tie our own shoes

Wiipe our own asses

Go to college too

 

We can manage

And certianly do

Some move up

Others get by

 

But as far as time

Only a fool 

Thinks

We eternally survive

 

Life is finite

No matter the class

No matter religion

No matter our status

 

We've always been

The same species

No matter our outcome

We take our last breath

 

To do our best

As a species

It would seem better

If only if

 

Collectively 

More of humanity

Would only see

We are the same species.

 

 

 

 

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 "Strong "Zip Codes, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Odessa and Daton

"I survived a massacre

And all I got

Was this lousy T-shirt"

 

Massacre Mitch skirts

The issue 

Of "Thoughts and prayers

Enough, we're through!

 

The list of zip codes

Keeps getting longer

This is nothing

That makes us "stronger"

 

Feckless Republicans

In the pocket

Out to protect

CEOs profits

 

T-Shirts

Don't solve shit

They have no power

To stop bullets

 

In the next 24 hours

100 more dead

Yet Massacre Mitch

Hangs on the word of the President

 

Congress makes the laws

You fucking coward

Need not his permission

To make the right decission

 

Walmart and Dicks

And Delta too

Finally woke up

And so can you

 

T-Shirts 

With morbid words

"Zip Code Strong"

The list is long

 

Decades of inaction 

Decades of obstruction

Massacre Mitch

The CEOs bitch

 

Don't claim 

You want to reduce violence

If all we end up with

Are T-shirts and your silence

 

The goal should not be

To add to that list

"Zip Code Strong"

We're tired of it!

 

 

 

 

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Pound Our Chests, By Brian37  (AKA Brian37 AKA, Brian James Rationall Poet on FB and @briarrs37 on twitter).

 

Humans are

The ultimate narcissists 

With the least power

Of that they boast

 

Temporary masters 

Of thus they toast

Bragging about

Those they defeat

 

But hurricanes

And volcanos

Tsunamis 

And tornados

 

Relegate my species

To those 

Who run

And flee

 

It is 

Disturbing to me

Understanding  

We are the same species

 

That when such

Disruption arises

No seek to compromise

That helps us survive

 

I've always hated

That of my species

That tribalism

Is what divides us

 

I do not wish

Ill upon

Those who don't agree

Of what I object

 

But must object

To all involved

The argument of

Absolutes

 

I have no

Desire to die

I also have no

Desire to lie

 

All I can say

All I fight for

Is equality

Everyone longs for.

 

 

 

 

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

 

"You try it",

"No, you try it"

"Lets get Mikey

He'll try anything"

 

The life of sycophants

Blind loyalists , brownshirt ants

Barr and Rudy

Supporters ignore the rumblings

 

Of old white men

Pandering

To the magma

Of MAGA antiquity

 

79 was the year

When the orange volcano

Pyroclastic flow

Bigotry and hate the top does blow

 

"Hey Mikey

He likes it"

Lack of oversight

The bullies unite

 

Then when called out

The volcano does shout

"I am the victim

You are not allowed

 

To question my power

Though I am the grifter

Held to account

I will be never"

 

I will dump my ash

All over you

I will destroy our Republic

I never valued

 

I will leave your rights

In plaster cast

Flatten freedom

For lust of power

 

You will die

Running to the sea

Trying to escape

My hypocrisy

 

In the boat houses

You choke on heat

My loyal minions

Do not see

 

I care not of you

I am the volcano

With a sycophant

Like Mike PompeiiO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kurds And Away, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs27 on twitter).'

 

Istanbul

Turkey shoot

Ivanka in China

Family grifts and loots

 

Thank you all

Your doing well

Destroying our credibilty

Throwing our allies in hell

 

Impetuous fuck

Behind closed doors

You converse with 

A KGB thug

 

You didn't just mug

The emouluments cause

You gang raped it

For your hotels

 

Your insecure ego

You cant stand to lose

Asking foreign powers

Help your rivals lose

 

The masacres have started

Needlessly so

You backstabing fuck

You have to go

 

You're no tough guy

Not one bit

You just sit on your ass

And do nothing but Tweet

 

And while you golf

Kurds are butchered

All of Europe

Thinks we cant be trusted

 

Chaos your tactic

A great distraction

Inocent people

Die from your actions

 

Some call you dumb

But that is not true

You're a smart con

And bully too

 

Empathy for others

Of which you lack

Kurdish allies

The bodies stack

 

But you are dumb

In the greatest aspect

Of a moral compass

You've always lacked

 

 

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

 

There is no 

Super cognition

Deciding human fate

With magical regulation

 

We are

All we have

And thus must face

If we wish to survive

 

Don't get me wrong

I disire not force

To end any religion

But use reason as course

 

I'll take a Malala

A Martin Lurther King Jr

And an Anne Frank

Over the others

 

Who fear change

And sell "otherism"

Those who sell

Hate and tribalism

 

But that does not mean

That I agree

With well intended pluralists

As to what regulates us

 

I would argue

Our  behaviors are in us

Not old mythology

Not old tribal books

 

There certianly is

Good on earth

Empathy and compassion

Are well worth

 

Our species goal

Is to know

We are the same 

Wherever we go

 

But I will never fear

Questioning

The claims of antiquity

Of the times they lived in

 

When humans didn't

Have benefit 

Of modern science

Came from questioning

 

One should not fear

Their fellow humans

One should fear

Living in ignorance

 

If our species

Never questoned social norms

Our species never would have

Left the caves.

 

 

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Offbeat Of Orange Turds, By Brian37 (Aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Big cons in DC

Trolling the minions, a pitty

Cup of propaganda, get shitty

At Fox News caffee it's a crappy hideaway 

 

Help me he blew his jig

He plays con artist bullshit rig

A high beater on the take

He plays Guliania's growl

 

Break it up, spit it out

You're a liar

In the ditch

In the sewer, you've arived 

 

Excuse me

Do you have any

Fox  News bullshit

Hannity on top  of that

 

For a Putin you on you rely

Fuck our intel you deny

For Ukraine you imply

Break it ,up lie alot 

 

Your bullshit is all you've got

The canary's are going to sing

And the diplomats 

Are their names

 

Big blues in the White House

The orange turd is a rat mouse

Smoken eyes are Pelosi 

Like beauty to beast, you are the least to say the least.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hot Summer Nights, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Cant stand the heat

Another mile

I wish Labron and even Arnold 

Would stop and think for a while

 

Everyone is ignoring Greta

Dispite that scientist agree

The rich dont give a fuck about

Combating global warming effectively

 

They'll sell another sports car

Another F-150

Frack Native reservations

Dispite the pollution they create

 

Cashing all their checks

Clearing out their banks

Spend it on short term profits

Without humanity in mind

 

Look out over here

Watch out over there

Cant aford a planet B

Cause we haven't got a spare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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