Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Grump and Funk

 Grump and Funk


In a funk, NOT funky.

Know the cause,

Know the cure,

And here I sit.

Inertia is the obstacle.

An answer from an external source could be the cure.

Or I could just ignore the silence

And enjoy the ghosting

It’s October,

Less than a week to Halloween.

Get with the spirit.


Saturday, October 24, 2020

Time to Wallow

I just want to wallow

I think that’s allowed

You don’t have to push forward and rise to the occasion every day.

Sometimes it’s good to kick back

And be miserable


Well, not miserable,

Just stagnant.

Know you’re feeling down

And just stay there for a while

Until you feel like rejoining society

Where you know that so many people are pretending to be happy

But don’t want anyone to know.

I think I’ll wallow

And if people notice, I don’t care.

I need the break.

Maybe I’ll pretend it’s a mud bath,

Mm. Those are nice.

You finish feeling drained,

And that feels so good.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Thinking and Waiting

This is so depressing, but I feel okay, really, I do.

Got so much going on inside my head

I’m afraid it’s going to explode

Taking on the weight of the rest of my life

Trying to predict the future

It may be one step at a time

But I’m already worrying about the detours.

Struggled my entire life

With who I think I am

Wondering what people see in me

And felt like I had to change.

Finally reached the point where

I don’t care.

And yet, I’m always waiting

for the other shoe to drop.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Our world

In this world, ...
As if there is another world,

Another time maybe,

But there is no other world

that we can go to.

As much as some of us might want 

to get out of here,

Escape is not an option.

Saturday, October 10, 2020


Went for a run and got the idea for this poem. Maybe a song, at some point.

My vote counts and so does yours

They all get added together and the winner has the highest score

We might not vote for the same people

But our votes still matter

If no showed up at all

Or only one side did

That wouldn’t be a democracy

I get to choose who I vote for

And so do you

Sometimes the one you vote for wins

And sometimes they lose

But if you didn’t vote at all

You would have no voice

So use your vote to say what you want\

Some people cant get to the polls and so they cant vote

Some people cant read and dont want anyone to know

Some people can’t register because they don’t have a valid ID

And some people cant vote because of a mistake they once made

Power goes to the mighty and they always want more.

They use words and their power to stoke people’s fear

The only thing they’re afraid of

Is losing their lead.


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Leering and Jeering

 Inspired by the Vice Presidential debate, with the presidential debate still fresh in my mind.

I’ve been told what to wear, where to sit, when to speak, what to say, for my entire life

Been told I was wrong so many times that when I get a compliment at work

I don’t know how to react

Been second guessed about nearly every major decision I’ve ever made

Been made to feel small when I tried to stand proud and tall

Been asked to do more and more and more, it was never enough

When I made a step forward, a man tried to push me back or jump ahead of me

Been leered at, jeered at, mansplained

And I’m still here.

My brain still works,

I can walk, talk, and vote

I can sing and dance and run circles around whoever I want to

Leering, jeering, talking over me, and putting me down

Add fuel to my fire

Give me a reason to exist

No bully is going to keep me down

Sticks and stones can break my bones

Names can break my heart

But nothing can break my spirit for long

No one has the right to tell me how to think, what to think, and how God will judge me.

Stop with the hypocrisy, the bullying, and the idea that you are superior.

Bullying doesn’t make it so.

Talking over me won’t make it so.

Ignoring my requests to let me speak won’t make it so

Twisting my words and interpreting them through your tunnel vision lens won’t make it so

So stop your leering, jeering, and bullying

And get out of my way.

I have somewhere I need to go

And things I need to do

For myself, for my children, for my community, for my country.