walking the streets
everywhere I meet
even on the Internet
a virtual superhighway
rest stops don’t exist
peace from calamity disguised
there is no place to go
nowhere to run and hide
the parade of messages
to condition my mind
to furnish my emotions
to answer the final prayers
sell me, sell me,
i am not my own
just another commodity
to push and pawn or own
by Lee Down (2018)
It’s in our hearts. In our families. In our blood. Spilled upon the earth, soaked in generation after generation for one war or another that the rich deemed our war. NO MORE.
Of all the men and women who wear the cloth, I have yet to meet a real shepherd.
We all need more compassion so we can work this through like mother and child.
Most of my life people have wanted to beat me, whether physically or metaphorically, and I’ve never understood why.
Source. And don’t drain. We all ebb and flow. As does life and love, energy and creativity. Tidal waves or trickles. Each in time. Relax.
You would feel more relaxed,
you wouldn’t be quick to judge
if only you could — understand me.
Meet my friend, Mr. Insanity.
He crept out of the closet,
the dark recesses of my mind,
to visit with a reminder:
Be careful, or you will be — blinder.
And let out a blood-curdling laugh!
© 2005 Lee Down
Can the cat have people dreams?
Could that sleeping purr just be
putting dreamy moves with feline grace
on a babe so smooth to deserve a cat call?
I see what I want to ignore
Unable to hide from it anymore
My happy face has gone away
And now I don’t want to go out and play
There are people starving
With many more in pain and dying
No real homes for warmth or shelter
Our world has become helter skelter
Sitting here on a soft warm bed
I can’t get their pain out of my head
I wish there was something I could do
But I don’t know and neither do you
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I knew everything and danced with the stars in the early morning light.
I knew there would be long glorious experiences of sheer joy each day.
I knew I could laugh, smile, and easily forget the past moment for this present.
I knew, and I didn’t even know. Now I know I knew, and no longer know.