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  121.     

Book And Rifle

He has an idea in his head
An idea that he knows the Truth
An idea that God believes in him
An idea the rest of us can never understand.

These ideas sleep perfectly well
Inside his tiny, couching world
And we with all our wisdom
Cannot break the silence in his mind
The cold knock of anger in his heart
We cannot win a battle we were
Never meant to wage
And yet we must enjoin
With all the courage of our
Ancient love.

And through this love, conquer
Even death, so idly taken
Cannot stop the pulse of dreams
The suns of our tomorrows
Yet rising, ever boldly
The soul of human be
Intact.


(Previously published in Wired Art from Wired Hearts, July 2002; The Odeum,2002)
 
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  122.     

Boy Inside

There was a boy inside me
Full of life
Full of fun
I used to see him in the mirror
Grinning impishly at me
He’d tell me secrets
Of the wildwood
And the elderberry trees
And speak of magic in the heart
Of every living thing.

‘Cross the babbling brooks of time
We would skip among the shadows
Chasing unicorns and dragonflies
Through the caverns of the mind
And then we’d stop and listen
To the silence in a stone
And touch the color of the rainbow
That only blind men know.

Yes
I miss the boy inside me
I miss that foolish grin
He left without my knowing
And I’m not sure why or how
But when I look into the mirror
I only see the frown.


(Previously published in Footprints, Vol.2, Issue 3, Fall 1999)
 
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  123.     

Brain lapse (sic

Brain lapse (sic
writer lost bye bye
dumb doodle boy

Hot cha! liver luck
soiled candy lane
squibble (up) jabberwock

soy how chick-chick
wax bean Mogul ow!
Zing!

Life twinkle toe low
zip past flick-flick
floozy on a (waddle Whack)

dink toy gobble flap
twiddle thumb drizzle drizzle
slouch louse (bang!

Whoops! Meter expired.


(Previously published in It's All Mulch, Jan 2000)
 
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  124.     

Breaking (senryu)

Mother love is hushed
silence in the distant son
broken vase upon the floor
 
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