Daily Archives: February 14, 2003

No New Texas

I had a dream our president
(a former Texas resident)
unleashed an unseen precedent
and canceled his world war.

Although it was much criticized,
he woke one day and realized
that bombs exploding in the skies
were not what he stood for.

His views become benevolent,
his policies more relevant
and funds for war were raised and spent
empowering the poor.

And all the world cheered when he spoke,
and ceased to call his reign a joke
(and on TV, he had a toke,
not lying anymore).

He made friends of our enemies
and sought not profits overseas,
and listened to our humble pleas
against destruction’s roar.

Perhaps it was a crazy dream,
that he would be instead of seem,
and cease to chase disaster’s gleam
and study war no more.

But I’d rather imagine it,
than deal with all his real bullshit
(because I know he’ll never quit
until he goes to war)

And many good lives will be lost,
while simple folk pay for the cost
and the bill of rights gets tossed
and trampled on the floor.

There ought to be a law ag’in
such simple-minded, foolish men
who think a war involves a win
and sit there, keeping score

But so long as we praise great might,
our leaders will assume it’s right,
and send our poor boys off to fight
another stupid war.

14 FEB 2003

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Being American

So, I’m un-American?
Maybe it’s true.
I’m un-American,
how about you?

I believe in progress,
and free speech, too;
In equal rights
for strangers – you?

I will not support war
red, white or blue –
but will defend my home
against untruth.

I believe in justice
delivered upon proof;
and I consider friends
those who share my roof.

I will not be silent
in the face of might;
but will stand for freedom
and seek what’s right.

I believe in honesty,
and trust not words –
action without thought
I find absurd.

I will not vote your way
just because you’re strong;
nor will I fund your
cause, if wrong.

I believe in freedom,
and equal rights –
for the one who protests,
and the one who fights.

I will not stand down
or in silence, wait,
while your war agenda
decides our fate.

I’m un-American?
Maybe that’s true.
But I see America
much different than you.

I’m un-American?
How can that be true?
If I’m un-American,
Then so are you.

14 FEB 2003

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True Love

here’s one specifically for Valentine’s Day, for Starlight Dances:

When you walk into a room, my head turns
to watch as you approach; I never grow
tired of seeing your face, and I know
each one of your expressions. My heart burns

with fire for your touch, my ear yearns to hear
your voice, my hand seems empty without yours
in it. Our love grows each day, and endures
all troubles, finding joy year after year.

I could compare you to a summer’s day,
but you are more than one small set of hours;
in your eyes, I see the span of all time.

All the moments we spend along the way
are beautiful and fragrant as flowers,
and the wonder of this world, most sublime.

14 FEB 2003

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Stating the Obvious

Night will tend to fall at the end of each day –
Only a few see such a thing as a threat.

Men with something to hide direct your attention
Overseas, where the enemy is an easy target, flailing
Rhetoric like an endless river of abuse, hoping that
Emotion will overcome reason and good sense.

Why is it necessary to take arms against
An alleged sea of troubles (that will never be ended as long as
Rich white men must get what they want)?

14 FEB 2003

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