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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)

To all reading this thread, you may spread the link to this thread BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE MY PERMISSION TO POST INDIVIDUAL POEMS! Brian Sapient the owner of this website is full aware of my real name and my physical address. You will not get away with passing yourself off as me! ALL POEMS IN THIS THREAD ARE SOLE PROPERTY OF THE PERSON(ME) and may not be distributed without MY permission.

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 The Rabbit Done Died, By

 The Rabbit Done Died, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Pregnant on

Your ignorance

You still insist

On going to church

 

Fuck you

And your selfishness

'Stay at home"

Isn't punishment

 

THE NBA,

MLB

Japan Olympics

All rightfully delayed

 

It isn't persecution

To be responsible

Nobody is out

To oppress you

 

But if you insist

On foolish pride

Falsely claim "victim"

Keep this in mind

 

You can touch

In sardine groups

Pick up and carry

The virus to others

 

That means 

Your own family

Your elderly parent

Your own community

 

This isn't like drinking

It isn't like smoking

You can spread it to others

And not even know it

 

This virus cares not

Of whom it kills

It cares not of Wall Street

If the market crashes or soars

 

It cares not

Of Temples or Mosques

Of Churches 

Or Synagogues 

 

Our best bet 

As a species

For right now

is to stay in place

 

To stay in place

Fund testing and PPEs

And fund globally

A goal of a vaccine. 

 

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 Nothing To Rebel, By

 Nothing To Rebel, By Brian37 (Aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @brianrrs37 on twtter).

 

It is easy

As our species does

To point fingers

In all directions

 

To place blame

To justify power

To ignore 

Our final hour

 

Yes we want freedom

All humans do

But that is all still subject

To point of view

 

Ask the American

Ask the Iranian

Ask the Russian

Ask the Chinese

 

Ask the Saudi

Ask the South Africian 

Ask the Jew

Ask the Muslim

 

Ask the Christian

Ask the Atheist

Ask most humans

They all want the same

 

What is to die for

Or to "rebel"

On the only planet

All humans dwell?

 

Yes there are lines

We all draw

But at what cost

Does our species  fall?

 

Wouldn't it be better

For all invloved 

For all 7 billion of us

Realize the cost?

 

The cost of division

The chase for consumption

To make those above us

In  class our rulers?

 

That is the reality

Of the world

Money and greed

Divides us all.

 

 

 

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 Cat Tails, By Brisn37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter.)

 

Listen you little goofy guy

Paws inverted under your  chin

Don't look up at me

And do me in

 

I know your game

I it is always the same

Look up and purr or pout

And do me in

 

I know the wag

Of your  tail

It wiggles 

To and fro

 

All to let me know

There is something

That you want

Food or affection is your goal

 

You stare me in the eye

No matter if

I am in bed

Or in the kichen making morning coffee

 

I cant stand 

Your vigilence 

Your persistenant

Surveillance 

 

Who am I kidding?

You are my best friend

My feline police 

You keep me in line. 

 

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 Cat Tails, By Brisn37 (AKA

Double post.

 

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 You Are Not Anne Frank, by Brian27 (AKA Brian James Raitonal Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter0

 

You are not Anne Frank

Living in an attic 

Wondering when the Nazis

Are going to, of you, extract

 

Having to constantly

Duck and dodge

Live in silence 

For days, months and years

 

You are not 

John McCain

Captured by the enemy

Tortured and in pain

 

You are not

George Takei

Forced into an internment camp

Wondering why?

 

Nobody wants

COVID 19

To suggest liberals want it

Is fucking insane

 

It isn't a conspiracy

That seatbelts exist

It isn't oppresion 

That airbags presist

 

So you better go back to your bars

Your movie theaters, your gyms

Your beaches, your petri dishes

Over selfish narcissism

 

Who gives a fuck

If you kill your own kin

Freedom is only when

You get what you want.

 

One night in Wall Street

And the world's their oyster

The rich convince you 

That they're your savior.

 

 

 

 

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 We Are Not An Apex, By By

 We Are Not An Apex, By By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet On FB, and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

We are not scorpions

Surviving in the desert heat

We are not penquins 

Surviving in 90 degrees

Beneith

 

We are not 

The water bear

That has survived

All mass extinctions

 

We are 

A narcissistic lot

Causing 

Our own distruction

 

Fossil fuel addicted

Chasing short term profits

Falling for fear and vanity marketing

Speeds up our self destruction

 

Yes human can think

And write classic plays

Put humans on the moon

But ignore our impending grave

 

It is something we can't  face

Utopias we all chase

A victim of our own success

Seems to be our fate

 

 

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 Haunting Protocol, By

 

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

 

The doors suddenly shut

As if in unison 

The ghosts 

Remind you the reaper is there.

 

You're standing at 

The end of the haliway 

It seems so short

But suddenly expands

 

You run faster and faster

But the haliway

Keeps getting longer 

And longer

 

What are you running away from

The realization this is no movie

But being witness to

Human mortaility.

 

And it is all in erie silence

And slow motion

And you cant snap out

Of this nightmare 

 

You are outside yourself

Desperately hoping

None of this 

Is real

 

But it is

The reaper's 

Macabre parade 

Another life has ended.

 

But this time the reaper

Came for my loved one

And there was nothing

I could do.

 

 

(end)

 

This poem is about my experience spending time in a nursing home.  My late mother spent time in the physical thearapy wing for prior operations. Then after her last operation they ended up moving her to long term care when the physical thearapy wasn't getting back her physical strength. They have this protocol as to not upset other tenents or visitors, that when someone dies, they take everyone back to their rooms they shut all the doors and turn off the "music" and it gets hauntingly silent. And things don't return to normal until the body has been taken out of the building on its way to the funeral home.  I had witness this a few times with others. And that was disturbing. But when my mom died, and they did the same thing, it hits home and crushes you emotionally. 

I cant begin to know what it is like for a nurse or doctor who works at one of those places long term. I was severly depressed for months after. But just a week or so ago, I heard about a poor lady doctor on the news who comitted suicide because of this pandemic and all the death she was seing on a daily basis.

 

But there is some good in this. I can say if it were not for the staff helping both of us get through this, and my friends who worked there I wouldn't have been able to cope. We owe nurses and doctors and physical thearapists our deepest gratitude, even when life gets to the point where they tell you they cant do anything more. They are not just nurses and doctors and thearapists. They are cheerleaders, hoping you get better, and consolers in your darkest hour. They help you face your mortality and comfort you the best they can. They are always thrilled to send someone home, and when they do, they always hope they don't see you again in that context. They are always there for loved ones and are willing to give you an ear when you are scared. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 This Is Not Arnold Palmer,

 

This Is Not Arnold Palmer, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

I don't have

To have "the talk"

When pulled over

Or taking a jog

 

My skin tone

Gets me off

This is the inequity

America suffers from

 

I once played with

A toy cap gun

Police were called

I didn't end up dead

 

I once got pulled

Over for speeding

Threw my wallet at a cop

And the worst done to me

 

She yanked me out

But did not shoot me

When are white people

Going to accept it

 

Meanwhile in Cleveland 

An innocent black kid

Playing with

A BB gun

 

Gets gunned down

Sandra Bland

And

Micheal Brown

 

Eric Garner 

All died for what?

Something white people

Have yet to face

 

Our history 

Has always been rooted 

In this horrible

Discrace 

 

Ice T 

Brings reality

In his music

Every damned day.

 

Just like Living Coulor 

And "Funny Fibe"

It's way past time

White people listen to life.

 

(end) 

 

This poem is an ode to Ice T. Just now I listened to "Body Count" and was blown away by it.  Can't figure out how to link the video in this medium, but you can look it up on his Twitter page or Youtube. 

 

 

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 Self Entitlement, By

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

 

Nader went after

The auto industry

Long ago

In the 1970s

 

They all threw fits

Making the bullshit argument

That to improve safety

Would cost too much money

 

Big tobacco 

Used cartoon camels

Images of cowboys

To sell their products

 

Humans have been warned

For over a century

Burning fossil fuels

Will cause long term missery

 

And once again

On Memorial Day Weekend

Pool parties and packed beaches

Lead to our distruction

 

"Rights" and "Freedom"

Are not a free for all

Doesn't constitute anarchy

To do whatever you want

 

Nobody would go

To have surgury

From a person

With no degree

 

Nobody sane

Would get on a jet

If the pilot

Had no experience

 

It is responsible

To listen to science

To fasten your seatbelt

During turbulance

 

If you don't wear a mask

You are an ass

If you ignore distance

More end up in caskets

 

It isn't about party

It isn't about state

It is about safety

To keep everyone safe

 

You can get fined

If you you get pulled over

Your baby not in a car seat

You deserve it

 

You can drive

You can drink

But you can't mix the two

Stop and think

 

You have no right

To assault a cashier

If they insist 

Of a mask you wear

 

Keep your distance

Stay at home

Go out only when you have to

Helps everyone. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Kaeper Knee, By Brian37

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

 

A hand over your heart

A President salutes

The body bags

Tell the truth

 

Forgery

Selling loosies 

Trafic tickets

Are death sentences 

 

Fuck you George

For playing Rambo

All to stroke

Your selfish ego

 

It isn't about

Black vs white

Both cops and blacks

Want to survive

 

It is 

About inequity

It is about

What we perceive 

 

It should be about facing 

Our history

In failing to face

Inequity

 

Blind loyalty

Are the demands of dictators

Taking a knee

Are what the sane should do

(end)

 

How is it that the CEO s  of Wells Fargo, Genex  and and coal companies can get away with fucking over the pulbic, and not spend a day in jail, but a black person can be murdered in public for a  minor infraction. We've had a black guy shot and murdered for reachig for his gun licence.

 

I've encountered police TWICE in which my behavior, based on "Shoot first" could have justfied them killing me. But crime is a color issue, and as long as one is white, you are less likely to be killed and less likely to be charged as harshly as minorities, if you make it to court.

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 Black Floyd, by Brian37

 Black Floyd, by Brian37 (AKA Brian37 on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

We don't need

No education

We don't need

No white control

 

No dark joggers

In the public

HEY, WHITE PEOPLE

Leave your ignorance at home

 

All in all

You're just 

Dipshits in the wall

 

How can you 

Have any pudding

If you dont' promote 

Your race

 

YES YES

Hitler is the best!

Forget the ringtone

At the end of the song.

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 The Fallacy Of A Liberal

 The Fallacy Of A Liberal Dictator, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet On FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

"Liberal" litterally

Means "more"

The word values pluralism

Not tribalism

 

I am sorry

To dissipoint the right

When they scream fascism

Or communism day and night

 

I don't want 

To opress you

Even if I dissgree with you

I just want you to think

 

Those states 

That you point to

Who most certianly 

Abuse

 

Russia

Hitler

Cuba

North Korea

 

But please 

Dont preach

Every online purchase

It isn't coming from Communist China.

 

Liberals don't want

An abusive state

We simply want

Humanity to face

 

We are all the same race

The same species

And of resources

All 7 billion of us should value.

 

You cut off my oxygen 

I cut off yours

But for humanity

It is endless wars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Why Miracles Should Die,

 Why Miracles Should Die, (By Brian37 Aka Brain James Rational Poet and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Oh I am sure

Quite confident 

That those who read the title

Are all incensend 

 

Please  falsly  accuse me

Of devalueing life

Chalk it all up to

My lot in life

 

The rock  all live on

Is older than life

It does not care

How many will die

 

It does not care

If a religion wins

It does not care

If  an authortarian wins

 

It does not care

If freedom wins

I does not care 

If our species survives 

 

It is up to humans

To survive

To corporate 

Without division 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Eight Minutes And Fortysix

 Eight Minutes And Fortysix Seconds, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

400 years 

Blacks have understood this

Obama's election

Hasn't fixed it

 

An old white man

Gets knocked down by cops

Bleeding out of his ear

Merely trying to protest

 

But this is what goes on

When the cameras are off

When the news media

Moves on to something else

 

A white women

Gets slammed to the ground

Ends up in the hospital

Hits her head on the curb

 

An Australian reporter

Gets punched in the face

Trying to report

On Trump's publicity stunt

 

But this is something

Blacks have known all along

Something whites don't see

When the cameras are off

 

MLK, EMMITT TILL

Rodney King

Sandra Bland

Ahmaud and Trevon

 

Are the tip of the iceburg

The majority we don't hear

Even if blacks make it to jail

The penalties more severe

 

It is instututional

It is structural

It is our society

Not facing this brutal reality

 

It should not take

Whites getting abused

For us to wake up

To inequities that do

 

Affect on average

Out of sight

Our fellow black humans

Who live it day and night.

 

Dear fellow white people

Do the right thing

Focus on black lives

Shut up and hear

 

Don't complain about riots

Don't complain about looting

When we have a President

Who says it will lead to shooting

 

A President

Who talked of "vicious dogs"

Right out of the age of white billy clubs

And fire hoses

 

I don't want to hear

"I wasn't alive back then"

When that is not the argument

This white man is making

 

The wounds are still there

They still presist 

Dear white people try holding your breath

For eight minutes and fortysix seconds.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 A Tale Of Two Georges, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter0

 

One man played Rambo

Killed an innocent

Kid

Over Skiltels

 

Another simply

Tried to survive

But $20 dollars

Was worth his death?

 

Gardian Angels

An 80s motif

Smacks of Dirty Harry

Law and order relief

 

But is that realy

The relief

E Pluribus Unum

Is what we should seek?

 

Zimmerman 

Killed to play hero

Floyd had the oxygen

Snuffed out of him

 

A knee on his neck

He cried for his mom

It seems depite his cries

The officer had no qualms 

 

I still don't understand

When no cameras  are involved

Why  a kid with candy and soda

Gets murderd in the dark?

 

Because 

Of some vigilantee

Asshole

Trying to play Rambo.

 

A tale of two Georges

Black and white

Two different justice systems

Whites have yet to face. 

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Her Name Is Not Steve, by

 Her Name Is Not Steve , by Brian37, (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Frankley My Scarlett 

I do give a damn

Glorifying white Supremacy 

Throughout the land

 

Birth Of A Nation

Is  inhumane

Butterfly McQueen

Made that clear

 

Rhett Butler

Academy Awards

Rewarded 

The wrong side of hisory

 

How can one honor

A horrible past

Give aclolades

To slavery and chains

 

There is a black Monarch 

Butterfly

The real Queen

Who does not lie.

 

 

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 Between History and

 

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

 

Fort Bragg, Fort Benning 

The rebel flag

All kept after

That side losing

 

And not only losing

But defending

A vile and cruel

Institution

 

Then the arguments come

Slavery was worldwide

In Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome

And Ancient Greece 

 

There is a huge differnce

Between preserving and honoring

Monuments say, "This was good, lets replicate"

History books and museums merely report.

 

The Holocaust Museum 

Has frightful content

But modern Germany

Would not give Goebbles a monument.

 

Even Auschwitz

Is preserved

But not to say

This was good

 

If statues of honor

Were always good

Then why did Iraqies 

Destroy Saddam's Statues?

 

Humans have inflicted

All sorts of crulty 

In the name of everything

Politics, nationalism, and tribalism.

 

China and Japan

Both can claim

The other the enemy

But all are human

 

It does no good

To cling to the past

I does no good

To glorify oppression 

 

Chiune Sugihara 

And Malala

Anne Frank

And King Jr

 

Belong in statues

Not the powers

In history who saught oppression

In lust for power over mankind

 

Change the names

Of our Military Bases

If you want "E-Pluribus Unum"

To truely mean something. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Black Wall Street, By

Black Wall Street, By Brian37 (AKA Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

OK, are you really okay?

You produced a Warren

But you still are adoring

A past that should be abhored

 

In 1921

When blacks

Where getting the job done

In Tulsa you massacured them

 

Is this what Trump talks of

When he speaks of interactions

Between blacks and cops

Don't be so gentile?

 

When they crouch down

When putting them in the squad car

Forget  they bump their head

On the way in

 

Rubber bullets

Pepper spray

Authoritarianism

Is on its way

 

Protect Lee

Protect Bragg

Fuck Floyd

And Trevon

 

Are we insane?

Is this what we have become?

To let one asshole

Drag us back in time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Apologies Vs Proof, by Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet and @brianrrs37 on twiter).

 

if you want the truth

You seek, not sell

If you merely sell

You are a gang member

 

Thus is the reality

Throughout human history

Tribalism far too often

Overides our common humanity

 

Allah, Jesus, 

Yahweh

Vishnu, Buddha

Osiris , Marduke too

 

In 1 billion years

Does anyone seriously think

Our current superstitions

Will be honored or obeyed

 

Were there any 

Written religions 200,000 years ago

When our species 

Didn't have writing or cities?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't Hold Up Your Book, By (Brian37 AKA Brian James Rational Poet and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

Don't hold up your book

Of mythology

I care not of

Your geography

 

I care not

Of where you were born

I care not of

Which god you were sold

 

Don't wave it

In my face

Don't demand

I know my place

 

Don't claim you

Invented morality

Don't tell me

Whom I have to be

 

You all talk of kindness

You all talk of caring

You all talk of giving

Only to end up killing

 

Religion is one horrible

Cable cooking show

Lots of great recipies 

That make everyone ill

 

Roux and au jus

Curry vs cajun 

Kabab vs Kansas

Sushi vs Korean

 

And everyone is dying

Over this mythical diet

The poison of utopias

Everone fights over

 

Don't hold up your book

Of mythology

Don't try to tell me

How to make my tea

 

Dont try to tell me

If I don't follow you

You'll have an enternity

None of us do. 

 (end)

 

This isn't  a evil poem about wanting to force the end of religion as if one could or should. 

 

But it is an indictment that humans far too often look at the local tribal picture and fail to see that we are not a separate species, and when you study long term global history our species all wants the same thing, but unfortunately our tribalism gets in the way.

 

 

 

 

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 The Fallacy Of Idealism, by Brian37 (AKA Brian James RationalPoet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Pick your piosion

Of human tribalism

Name your flavor

Fight your fight

 

But day or night

Have never cared

About our species existence

The sun and moon do what they do

 

Irrespective 

Of our species strife

Gravity has been around

Longer than our ilk

 

The sun and moon

Have never argued

Over race or religion

And they never will

 

We are Sagan's specks 

An irrelievant species

On "A mode of dust

Suspended in a Sunbeam"

 

Don't get me wrong

I have a side

All of us do

To deny such is folly

 

But we are 

Still a short sighted species

And far too often forget

We are not a separate species

 

We have the power to think

The power to create

The power to destroy

And the power to ignore

 

That we are 

Ultimately an invasive species

And do not understand widely enough

We are a victim of our own success.

 

 

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

 

Hail your master race

You still failed in descrace 

You still didn't get

Your master race

 

You didn't sell that car

The veichle of the folks

It was just a scam

For your military to build

 

Joy through strength

Didn't do you shit

In a bunker you died

Thinking you were shit

 

All those death squads

And blaming all others

Look at where it got you

Suicide in a bunker

 

Stalin is no better

Mussulini like all other

Dictators die

No matter how hard they try

 

Im not grouping

With assholes  that are stooping

To bullying humanity

Into submission

 

What is living

If the space you occupy 

Is one of theft and murder

Of others you deny

 

What is power

If all you want

Is to dominate others

Without compassion or thougt

 

I'm not grouping

With vengfull lemmings

With tyrants and bullies

Whom have no feelings

 

 

 

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 History Is Fragile Like Life, By Brian James (AKA Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

I wish my grandad

Had paper documentation

When he walked past 

The Washington Monument

 

When it was being  repaired 

Under construction

And asked for a piece of marble

That the workers handed to him

 

I also held

An Oscar award

At a local cable access 

Tv show

 

I met a collector

Whom showed me his bounty

Got to hold not only that statue

But JFK's credit card and class ring

 

But even with the morbid

I long to see

If I were not so frightened

Of flying to Italy

 

I hate turblence

It terrifies me

But I also long to see

The ruins of Pompeii 

 

I've been to JFK's grave

I've been to Ford's Theater 

The place of the death

Of the great emancipator 

 

I want to walk

On the Edmun Pettis Bridge

I want to see 

The Great Pyramids

 

But I know I wont

Outside of TV and books

But I wiill always value

How humans record

 

We will never do

100% of life

But we can look up history

On the internet.

 

To all reading  this

You will never see in person all of life

But at a minumum you can educate yourself

Online.

 

 

 

 

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 The Lam Of God, By Brian37 AKA, Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on Twitter.

 

In the city of angels

A Canadian tourist

Ended up in a hotel

With a horrible history

 

And the elevator camera

Most certainly implied

She ducked in the corner

To save her life

 

But days later

When her family was calling her

Nobody knew

Where she was

 

Turned out 

She ended up dead

In the water tower

The entire hotel was feed

 

But this makes no sense

That the ME on hand

Ended up calling it

An accident

 

How could sombody

With no knowlege of the building

Find their way to the top

To end up in a water tank  drowning?

 

This was not about bi polar

This was not about her disorder

This was clearly all about

Murder.

 (end)

 

This poem is based on a recent tv documentary about Elisa Lam's death where she was eventually discovered in water supply tank weeks after being reported missing at the top of the hotel where she booked her vacation.

I simply cannot see how the ME came to the conclusion it was accidental. Nobody sane who books any hotel ventures outside the safety resticions of  that hotel. But also, what I do find neglectful in the history of that hotel, is that on their website the painted it as the most safe placed place in the world, when in reality, it was in the middle of a crime ridden location. This is the same hotel the "Night Stalker" stayed at. Not at the same time, but still.

 

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Elisa_Lam

 

 

 

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 Humans Want A Sexy Answer, By Brian37 (AKA Brian37 on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Neat little bow

Are how humans

Stupidly think

Everything  goes

 

We want Roy Rogers to win

We want Brody to kill the shark

And for Dirty Harry 

To hit his mark

 

But that does not

Explain Stalin Or Po Pot

Or Charmin Mao 

Who went to their deaths

 

Went to their deaths

Without a lick of punishment

 

If neat little bows

Were accheaveable

There would not be

The death of those we love

 

Hitler never would have

Killed 6 million Jews

I wouldn't have watched

My late mother go

 

In a nursing home

In 2017

I'd prefer her alive

I'd give anything

 

I lost my best friend

From Austrlia

Got a call

From his sister

 

That he'd had a stroke

And ended up in a nursing home

No sorry, Lassie, Flipper

The stories don't always end up happy

 

Don't get me wrong

I still love life

I still see good

In our human kind

 

But fuck the damned bow

Fuck utopias

There is a reality

None should ignore

 

That both good and bad happen

And all of us are struggling

To get along

And avoid the harm

 

Lets all face

That we are all human

Skip the neat bow

That never existed

 

We are not presents

We are reality

If we are to solve problems

Lets seek them today.

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Sharpie Never Lies, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Sweet home Alabama

Where the skies are so blue

Sweet home Alalbama 

A hurricane is comming for you

 

Your Inaguration numbers

You conflated too

You lie about the virus

And employment numbers too

 

Isaias is on the way

Are you going to do the same thing

Are you going to grab another Sharpie

And make an absurd claim?

 

Antarctica is in it's path

It has to be true

You are the expert

And a Sharpie helped you

 

Like unemployment

During this pandemic

You lie about everything

Thinking a Sharpie will save you

 

I'm sure you've put

A sock in your shorts

To conflate the size

Of your tiny hands

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "Would You Believe" by Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet On FB, and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Oh how smart

You think you are

Running casinos

Into the ground

 

"Whould you believe

That I could concieve 

Of a fake university

To to bilk peanty from?"

 

No you are not

Get smart

You are simply

The art of the con

 

Would you believe 

It is hard to decive 

Those who don't buy

The con of the ease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 And Please Call Her Shirley, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB AND @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Long before Kamala

Long before Hillary

Long before Palin

Or Geraldine

 

In 19 hundred

And 72

A black woman

Dared to do

 

Run for President

Against the odds

And though she did not get there

She set the tone

 

Like Rosa Parks

A hero to all

She refused to settle

For the status quo

 

The heros we know of

Etched in our minds

Stand on the shoulders 

Of those who pave the path

 

 

 

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 Our Lives Don't Matter, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

A shocking thing to read

No matter the decree

Of the club you belong to

Or your enemy

 

What does all this mean

To humanity

If we are finite

In cosmic reality

 

But we are

And that matters

Not in that

Humans will live forever

 

Tribalism is bullshit

Us vs them

Our finite ride

All ignore

 

Our lives do matter

Not our finite ride

But how humaity

Choses to cooperate

 

We cant dictate what

The earth or sun do

But we can seek common ground

To get humanity through

 

Our lives don't matter

In context of billions of years

But if humaity wants to extend our ride

We cant live in fear

 

Of each other

We are still the same species

Wanting resources to survive

That all humans need.

 

 

 

 

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 Our Lives Don't Matter, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

A shocking thing to read

No matter the decree

Of the club you belong to

Or your enemy

 

What does all this mean

To humanity

If we are finite

In cosmic reality

 

But we are

And that matters

Not in that

Humans will live forever

 

Tribalism is bullshit

Us vs them

Our finite ride

All ignore

 

Our lives do matter

Not our finite ride

But how humaity

Choses to cooperate

 

We cant dictate what

The earth or sun do

But we can seek common ground

To get humanity through

 

Our lives don't matter

In context of billions of years

But if humaity wants to extend our ride

We cant live in fear

 

Of each other

We are still the same species

Wanting resources to survive

That all humans need.

 

 

 

 

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 Power For Power's Sake, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

Yes you have the brawn

Yes you have the message

Yes you know how to

Convince everyone to follow you

 

Pander to the oppressed

Convince them you're the best

The solution to all

Their problems

 

But that is not

What oportunists are about

Simply prey upon your desperation

In your moment of distraught 

 

Stalin, MAO and Po Pot

Hitler all convinced their lot

To follow them with blind trust

And the minions became blind trust

 

This rightfull objection

To their oppression

Does not default

To corporate obbsession

 

I am sick

Of this "either/or"

Where blind loyalty

Dictates to all

 

It is a myth

That Marx "capitalist"

Died with his mantra

Dictators sill got rich

 

And in China

Even today

Where do you buy

Your laptop today?

 

Power is power

Globally and unfortunatly

That most of humanity

Still does not see

 

That our spices

No matter our class

Will not outlast 

Our cosmos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

In modern day

Often times

I see complaints

From posters online

 

No matter the topic

Someone gets upset

That an old post

Gets rehashed

 

Really?

Look at the history

Of religion

In all it's misery

 

Written in antiquity

Monotheism and poytheism

Yet none of them have 

Brought world peace.

 

Dont get me wrong

I think most humans are good

But most parents sell them

Social norms from birth

 

Ask the Catholic

Musllim or Jew

What they think

Of the values

 

Of Osirus or Isis

Marduke or Thor

Ask them about

Chinese afterlife lore

 

History certianly

Is important to learn

Worldwide humanity

Could certainly earn

 

The wisdom 

All should have

On this tiny dot

We are all insignificant 

 

I value

Remembering the past

Just not clinging to it

So humanity can have

 

A future

Where facts matter

Where cooperation

Trumps needless division

 

The age of tribalism

And ancient superstition

And political/economic ideology

Should never ever replace

 

The fact we are all still the same species.

 

 

 

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 Sumimasen, By Brian37 (Aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on FB.

 

Thank you 

For our diverse world

Domo isn't

The only word

 

Ogenai Shima Su

Lets me know if 

It is ok

To tak a photo of you

 

Omantopoeia 

Is an expression of

 Smells sensations

Of life in general

 

Ikakamamasu

Is another form of thank you

But a deepr respect for life

In all that surounds you

 

Fuwa Fuwa

Means light and soft

Kira Kira 

Denotes shiny things of high cost

 

Gutsu Gutsu

When eating food

Denotes the boiling hotness

Of delicious food

 

Potsu Potsu

Is a rainy day

When the storm is stronger than that

Zahhh Zahh is the tropical way.

 

Doko desu ka

Is how you ask

If you are lost

Where to get to where you are going.

 

Humans are humans

No matter where we live

Our languages are most certainly

Complex and different

 

But in the  end

We are all the same

All of us no matter

Where whe live

 

Want the same things

A way to communicate

A way to survive

A way to know we are still alive.

 

 If Pat Benatar  were Japanese

"Get Nervious" would not be

The song she'd sing

"Get Doki" would be what she would have sung.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Stupidity Of Power, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on Twitter)

 

Oh yes, nobody can

Or  should deny

In human conflict

Power will arise

 

But all is mute

In cosmic time

Both friend and foe

All meet their demise

 

So what does

All this mean

To the different camps

Of human beings?

 

Capitalism,

Communism

Theocracy, Libertarianism

Or anarchy?

 

None of those labels

Existed

200,000 

Years ago

 

And in 5 billion years

 From now

Any of our current competing camps

Willing to blow up our only planet

 

To make a temporary mark

To pound their chests

To be 

On top

 

Is that what 

Humanitity wants to be about

To fight over resources

All require?

 

I don't care 

What you desire

Or how you chalk up everything

As to how we got here

 

I do know

I have a finite life

I do know

I don't want to die

 

Pretty sure

That is all life is

No mater the tribes

To each we ascribe 

 

So what should we do

With all our different views

Fight and murder

For selfish views?

 

I do know this

If one hates oppression

If we all want to live

Then we all should listen

 

Not to our tribes

Not to our greed

Not to selfish gain

But our common species.

 

 

 

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 Lord Of The Lies,  By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

You thought you could

Merely waltz in

Selling your hate

And division

 

Oh yes

Your bombastic 

Hateful rhetoric

Vilifying those who dissent

 

Got you in

But you stupidly

Surrounded yourself

With your corrupt kin

 

Flinn, Cohen

Manafort

And now Bannon

In handcuffs

 

Just like dog feces

You attract flies

Just like a corpse

Days after it dies

 

You don't sleep much

Pretty sure of that

You don't do any work

And golf on the weekends

 

Now I get it

You need to golf

To distract yourself from

Your incompetance 

 

Lord of the lies

Too stupid to see

Hundreds of years from now

History will not look kindly

 

Upon your existance

Based on based on selfishness

Daddy never taught you

Empathy and kindness

 

You went for it all

Not expecting to win

And when you did

I bet you now regret it

 

But not out of guilt

Not out of shame

But because 

Your being held to account.

 

Even if 

You get 4 more years

Your sorry ass

Will never learn

 

That there is more

In this life

Than being on top

Through vilifiying others.

 

I pitty you

That such arrogence 

And insecurity 

Infected you.

 

Lord of the lies

Only wins for so long

Humanity will still

Outlive you strong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Start Spreading The News, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Start sprading the news

Bannon is leaving today

Trump doesn't want to be a part of it

New York New York

 

Those conspiracy shoes

Are longing  to grift

Right through the heart of it

New York New York

 

These White House blues

Aren't going away

I'll make a brand new lie of it

From a Florida resort

 

If I can fake there

I can fake it anywhere 

It's up to you 

New York New York.

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 Companionship, by Brian37  (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twtter)

 

Frog

Goldfish

Parrot 

Or dog

 

Hamster

Rooster

Turtle 

Or ferret at large

 

Butterfly

Or ant farm

Fish tank

We charge

 

With the duty

Of doing no harm

We call them pets

And they are companions

 

And my cat

Of 13 years

Is growing old

With greyng whiskers

 

But it is the same

No matter the pet

If one talks of Fido

Or  a boa

 

Long ago

In Lynchburg Virgina

My x wife and I

Took a trip

 

But we asked 

Our apartment neighbor 

To look after our

Goldfish

 

When we came back

She came to our door

Crying about

The death in the bowl

 

It wasn't her pet

It was ours

Only a fish

To us for sure

 

But nobody gets

To decide

What pets mean for everyone

No matter the kind

 

I know in reality

My current feline

Who curls up to me

Isn't important to cosmic history

 

But I do know

For right now

In my finite time

He does know how

 

To love me

And if there is a lesson

To all humand kind

Pets are always our best friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Ghost of Sagan, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @brianrrs on twitter)

 

Can you name me

Every single cirminal 

Violent or petty, famous or obscure 

Worldwide in our species history?

 

Can you name me every world leader

Whom ever existed

Friend or foe

In every century?

 

Certainly there are notables

Of all ilks and stripes

And nations

Bullies and humanitarians

 

But our collective fate

Is always the same

Every human

Aways gets replaced

 

So my suggestion

No, my dire warning

Is if we don't think long term

And stick to our tribalism

 

We will shorten our ride

It should not be about class

Or geography, skin color

Or pride or wealth

 

But the harsh reality

On this "mode of dust"

All of us still

Are on the same ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Kenosha, America

Stuck in a loop

What do white people

Expect black people to do?

 

Blake yet another

One after the other

What do white people

Expect black people to do?

 

Unarmed 

And walking away

His kids in the back

They shot him anyway

 

And Roger regrets

Not listening to Colin

What do white people 

Expect black people to do?

 

And the vindictive bully

Always incendiary 

Tells white suburbans 

They're comming for you.

 

7 in the back

We cant accept

It's way past time

To get something done

 

This Xerox abuse

Has no excuse

What do white people

Expect black people to do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Neat little bow

In every show

Every movie

And political ploy

 

Dirty Harry

Wont solve crime

But it gives comfort

To those whom ascribe

 

To the atitude 

Of those with brine

If I flex my power

I will exist to the end of time

 

Flexing your muscles 

Where is your power

Where is your desire

For empathy for others?

 

Humans 

Puff out our chests

Bludgen each other

To be on top

 

But is this really

What it is all about?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 "It's A Small World", By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @Brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

Left and right

Comunist, capitalist, anarchist

Sunni Shiite

Baptist, Mormon, Catholic

 

Buddist, Hindu

Marxist,

We all die

It is a small world

 

Considrering

The billions of stars

In this just one

Galaxy

 

And that does not

Include the trillions

Of galaxies 

In our entire universe.

 

But of course

Our species must fight

Needlessly 

Over our finite ride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Of Elephants and Felines, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet On FB, and @brianrrs37 on twitter.

 

How stupid humans are

In thinking we are special

In that or big brains

Are a cure all

 

Why is it then

 When a todder attacked 

By a dog

Was defended by a cat?

 

Why is it

In a zoo

A calf elephant

In distress calls out to its parents

 

They insctively protet it?

 

i would say

I would adivise

Humans are not

The center of life

 

The cat 

Defended the kid

Just like the elephants

Defended the calf from drowning

 

Humans have language

We know how to fight

But the one thing we lack

Is our own insight

 

We can beat 

And blugeon

For temporary power

But is that really what we should be after?

 

 

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 The Arogence Of Special, by Brian 37, (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

If I die today

Some will remember me

Many wont

But ultimatly time wont care

 

The big bang

A black hole

Nor supernova 

Have ever been political

 

Not even 

A bacteria

Or cocroach

Or Covid 19

 

Give one

Flying fuck

Where friend or foe

Claim to be from

 

Tut and Gangus

Hitler and Stalin

Only extended their finite rides

From being famous

 

I could give 

A shit less

If you hate me

For being an atheist

 

Lust and blood

And lawlessness

You stupidly presume

Are atheist intent

 

To the fervent 

Believers in gods

Of all their labels

Anywhere in the world

 

I fully accept

This is my only planet

And as such

I accept you exist

 

I am only 

And have argued only

Not your rights

But your logic.

 

If humans want peace

Then it seems to me

We should all accept

We are the same species

 

The Christain dies

The Muslim dies

The Hindu and Buddist

Also die

 

So does the atheist

So did the ancient Greeks

So did the ancient Romans

And Mayans too.

 

But the reality is

This is the only planet we have

To realize the cosmos

Doesn't care about me or you

 

So it is up to us

Up to our species

To foster cooperation

To save our species. 

 

 

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 Boris And Natasha  By Brian37(aka Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @brianrrs27 on twitter).

 

The fucker stood

Next to a KGB thug

Denied his own intel

To  save his own ass

 

He has no class

It is all about crass

All about

Saving his own ass

 

Fuck his "proudboys"

Fuck his claims

Of  " good people"

Being on both sides

 

He is the epitomy 

Of white anxiety

Of Antebellum

Denial of history

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 South Lawn, By Brian37 (Aka Brian James RationalPoet on FB, and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

My late adoptive uncle

Was one of those obsucure foerheads

In the back of that famous Dallas photo

Where in bloodstianed dress Jacky stood next to LBJ

 

He flew Air Force 2

But I am sure he would have

Done the same thing

If serving in Nixon's time

 

Long after those events

Kennedy's  assasination

And Nixon's resignation

I found out something about my kin

 

Two of of us were adopted

Out of our respective families

And neither of us knew

How much history was close to us

 

My adoptive mother

Had my uncle her adoptive brother

Who was assinged 

To protect our President

 

But in all that

Having no way to know

My separated sister

From my  birth

 

By adoption

Her father rose

To fly Marine One

To protect Socks and shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"If I Got It Right" By Brian37  (AKA Brian James Rational Poet and @brianrrs37 on twitter).

 

If you got it right

If anyone got it right

If your sect, politics were true

Then why isn't it universal?

 

Why is it 

Sunnis and Shiites disagree

Why cant Catholics and Protestents 

Agree?

 

If Jews and Palistinians 

Both argue 

That they dont want to die

Then why do humans believe this lie?

 

There is no cosmic sky daddy

IN the sky

Helping any side out

 To help human kind

 

FUCK your politics

Fuck your religion

Fuck your classism

Fuck your racism

 

ALL 7 BILLION OF US

ARE THE SAME FUCKING SPECIES.

I don't know how much more 

I can dumb this down for my fellow humans. 

 

 

 

 

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

 

It is nothing to assume

Nothing to take for granted

Vigilance, not paranoia

Is why we have lasted

 

"If you can keep it"

There is only one way

Apathy is deadly

When bullies have their way

 

We are strong

But fragile too

We must always fight

Assaults from inside too

 

We must resist

The authoritarian fist

The bombastic petulence 

Of the child throwing a fit

 

The language of despots

Authoritarian rule

Demanding blind loyalty

Purging those who do not do

 

But this year

We said "You are through"

Pack your bags

We're done with you

 

Flail and and wail 

All you want

But on January 20th

You'll still be gone.

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't Celebrate, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB, and @brianrrs37 on twitter)

 

This virus does not care

Of politics or religion

Red or  blue zip codes

Anywhere

 

Oh I get it

We all want to be there

To note special times

Of the year

 

We love our parents

Brothers and sisters too

We love spending time with family

And having adventures too

 

But there are times

Where facing reality

Is vitally incumbant

For our species survivabliity 

 

We must adjust

Stay home we must

Do a video chat

To prevent death

 

My nurse friend

And physical therapist

Are on the front lines

Everyday they risk

 

Doctors in every hospital

All insist we cant get over

This virus 

Unless all insist

 

It must be collective

In our intent

To wear a  mask

And social distance

 

But no half assed measures

Like only wearing a shield

Or not covering your nose

Because you don't like the way it feels

 

The solders of the Pacific ocean

The victims of Pearl Harbor

If alive today would cringe 

In horror

 

You are not 

Invading the beaches of Normandy

Just keep your distance, wear a mask

It is simple to see

 

Check your narcissism 

At the door

Do the right thing

So less die no more

 

 

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

 

"Don't attack their "hope"

Is the common argument

I get from

Those on the left

 

It is the same cliff

The religious zealots

Insist of always

Jumping of off

 

Getting along

Is a common desire

Our species evolved

From socialising together

 

But it means nothing

If all are to aspire

To coddling the insecurities

Of fear of question, to which no one should fear

 

"Hope" is fine

In wanting to extend our spiecies ride

But basing that on mythology, delusion

Is a dangerous ride

 

I am as "left"

As one can get

But I have my limits

When they request

 

That I don't question

Those in my camp

That I should be

An absolute loyalist

 

Ayaan Hersi Ali 

And Christopher Hitchens

I have agreed on some issues

And not that of others

 

I lean to the left

I get the empathy

I see it as progress

For all of humanity

 

But in this process

I do also warn

Demands of loyalty

And censorship scorn

 

Are the bane

Liberals should avoid

It is one thing to defend

Those in in the minority

 

The Trumps of the world

Are the same bullies

That produced Stalin and Hitler

And Castro too

 

But that does not preclude

Within our ranks

Criticism and blasphemy

All should protect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

If all 7 billion 

Of us were Christians

There'd still be 

Divisions

 

If all 7 billion 

Of us were Muslims

There'd still be

Divisions

 

If all 7 billion 

Of us were Buddhists

There'd still be 

Divisions

 

If all 7 billion

Of us were Jews

There'd still

Divisons

 

If All 7 billion 

Of us were atheists

There'd still be

Divisons

 

If all 7 billion 

Of us were white

There'd still be

Divisions

 

Hey humans

How about this

How about we all accept

We are just that?

 

And treat individuals as such.

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