sidewalk art – A poem and more


remember when walking with bare feet meant to be moved
not by their ire but by the slow cool rhythm of life’s drum,
beat by beat we cherished the softness of the newly born
– until now – now the sound of pitter pat drowns in
the color of rage and the ice of blades and hearts pay rent
only for a little while until they lay out their broken life like
some caulk art exhibition drawn not by the inner child
but by the blue men who come to take them home
draped in the white of saints but not in the light
of their brotherly love


I don’t know why everyone seems so angry all the time – so much negativity – so much unnecessary drama – so much hate – such disrespect for the rule of law – common decency is scarce – boundaries have not only been moved but are being completely eradicated – truth is subjective – reality is subjective – loyalty is an outdated concept – wisdom is trumped by opinion – experience by untested ideas. Everyday life is like an episode of survivor island. The desire for marriage and family is losing it’s foothold. What the hell is going on!? Doesn’t anyone see what we’re losing – what we have lost? Maybe this happens with every new generation. Maybe not. I can’t speak for the past, or even for the future, I can only speak to what I see right now. But I can tell you this – it sure makes us old folks want to unplug and leave this mess to those who are creating it.

I find myself spending less time communing and more time seeking the peace acquired in solitude and with people I can trust. I find my inspiration waning and the desire to bring awareness to social issues less important.

In this new fight to be “different” we’ve lost our connection to one another. Everything and nothing has become some new flash in the pan cause. Really important things are overlooked while the most ridiculous things garner so much of the spotlight. Violent gangs are everywhere. Babies are killing babies. Addiction and homelessness is not something to be treated or even ashamed of but the newest forms of victim mentality and self employment. And NO none of this is normal healthy behavior! Or at least it didn’t used to be.

I understand that there is a lot of social engineering going on, but I don’t think we’ve hired the A students – just the spoiled ones that stomp their feet until they get what they want. We’re headed in the wrong direction – reminds me of A Clockwork Orange.

Anyway -love you all – wish things were better – take care – and good luck!