Father Star, can’t you see the signs? Now is the time for me to be mine And illuminate across the infinite hall after our nightly dines Among the shiniest stars that shine. I don’t understand why you continually rhyme That I am of poor design. Don’t worry, I’ll tend the planets just fine. Your teachings are like fine wine. It’ll lasting forever till the end of my permitted time.
A Single String on a Harp (2012)
(Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s Hope Is the Thing with Feathers) Loneliness is when a single string on a harp Is ashamed by its “foul” noise And never caressed by a jovial heart. All refuse to receive the suppressed grace of its voice As we swiftly shun the awkward string apart From us like boys who discard broken toys. But that string reveals radiance, though its tune sounds dark. It’s because...
All Is Fair in Love and War (2012)
“Heaven and Earth are not humane. They regard all things as straw dogs.” – Laozi, Dao De Jing All is fair in love and war For the luscious, who hoard stores Of attachments they once lured – A war that they lust for more. All is fair in love and war For many, drained in search for The ecstasy that will cure The war so truly abhorred.
Poetry Book Haiku (2012)
The dry cereal Roughens hearts with vitamins To win nature’s test. The syrup oatmeal Warms hearts with satisfaction To fill chilled bellies. A dull school textbook Roughens minds with facts and skills To pass corporate’s test. A poetry book Warms minds with breaking insights To nourish our souls.
Courtship Gone Wrong (2012)
I told her, “Hallie-Jane, I explosively confess – you are my angel on the next page Of a romantic act of a love play on a Broadway stage. Month by month, my love bursts are riled up in cages. Not being with you brings me to rage.” She spat back, “Ron, I’m truly stunned by the shocks of your lust, A pampered, proper princess of the upper crust Like me, CANNOT be courted by a pauper from the...