Down Came the Rain

November 10, 2018

And down came the rain
Down on
Everyone;
And
On the men,
On the boys
In trenches,
Waist deep
In death,
For country,
For Honor,
Only to find
No honor
In this new age bloodshed,
As down came the reign

Blood and mud,
Waste and rain,
Toxins,
Bullets,
Bombs,
And down came the rain

Up,
Attack,
Shield,
Shoot,
Kill,
maim,
be maimed,
And down came the rain

Repeat,
Up,
Attack,
And even while down,
Down,

Down

Down
Came the rain.

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March On

August 19, 2017

When hate has rebound,
Love buds in spite of the pain,
Peace remains a way

Spirit of movement,
For equality and peace,
Soars within the soul

To values hold true
For peace, love, equality
Head held high, march on

Reasons

August 13, 2017
I want peace
You want peace
While the powers that be
Tear us into pieces
White
And Black,
Red,
Yellow,
Brown,
You were not my enemy yesterday
But today you demand blood
And power
And strip others
Of their rights
Of their skin
Did they tell you
Why to hate the darker,
There must be a reason,
There must be a good reason,
But no matter the reason,
There is always a reason,
To love

As Peace

July 25, 2017

Acknowledging the things
one might ache for
or ward against,

detaching enough
to see that want
and, or aversion
was destroying any chance
at tranquility,

realizing acceptance,
when it delicately settles
on the apex between extremes,
as peace

Status Update

July 11, 2017

Irritated
by childish tweets
courtesy of the commander in chief

Frustrated
by the “news”
When monopoly controls the sources
And what journalists can say

Sick
as women and children
become negligible casualties
of the patriarchy

Tired
as black, brown, red
And lgbtq lives
Still struggle
to prove
they matter

Helpless
as lives become subject
to the terror on target

Suspicious
as IT produces
what anonymous faces
Think we should see

Eager
to spark light
And climb out of the dark
Of this Orwellian American dream