Art and the philosophy of life

Posts tagged ‘poem’

I wish you peace in this brand new year…words

a green boat sitting on top of a body of water

peace is a state of mind
Mother Nature
does Her best to show us
what peace looks like
what it feels like
in calm water
there is serenity
in a furious storm
there is chaos
Mother Nature
shows us the different
ways we can live
but after that
it’s up to us

 

 

 

Photo:  David Becker
Unsplash

Have you noticed…a poem

have you noticed
there isn’t one single
work of art
where Joseph
or any other man
is sitting
holding his
child
what kind of message
does that send
to
everyone

Dog with style…a poem

black and white short coated small dog

some dogs like to dress up
It makes them happy
makes then feel cool
makes them stand out
any dog can walk around
“as is”
some
however
have a style all their own
besides
humans are completely
insane
seriously
we really are

 

 

Photo:  Pearl Lynn
Unsplash

Take-off…a wee poem

Crows, Birds, Animals, Nature, Wildlife

don’t be afraid
to take off
it isn’t scary
you just
fall forward
and open your wings

 

 

 

Photo:  Pixabay

A fuzzy donkey…a poem

Donkey, Court, Ears, Mammal, Long Hair

I am not a beast ob burden
I am a lovable
beautiful
sweet
being
who deserves
to be treated
with kindness
and respect

 

Photo:  Pixabay

The poem I wrote and added to the pages in Atwood’s book…

women were stolen
taken right off the street

beaten into submission
on both hands and feet

they were given new clothing
new names
different jobs

in spite of their panic
their terror
and sobs

the enforcers were female
right-wing
of course

showing neither compassion
friendship
remorse

naturally men wanted their usual thing
raping and pillaging
an exciting new fling

but death often comes
at the end of a knife
held in the hand
of a surrogate wife

written in 1986

The true definition of what life is like…a poem

purple and white happy birthday neon light signage

we pretend
that we make choices
that we have control
at least a bit of it
but life is set up
to play with us
like any game
life just laughs
and yells
here I come
READY OR NOT
and we
do what we have to do
in order to
keep playing

 

Photo:  Jon Tyson
Unsplash

Life…a poem

sometimes
the world feels
dark
threatening
violent
barren
even hopeless
and it pisses me off
because
now and then
I think
it doesn’t have to be 
this way
or maybe it does
perhaps
thinking that things
can be
peaceful
nurturing
respectful
of all life
is just another carrot
held in front of me
something
completely
unattainable
one more thing
to show me
that I stubbornly refuse
to accept
that this is simply
what we are

 

Photo:  Dan Wood
Unsplash

Daredevil…a poem

None

there always seems to be one
who takes more risks
who is easily bored
who understands that
rules are meant to be broken
who is fearless
there’s always one
who marches to her own
chirps

Street art…a poem

Peace, Graffiti, Street Art, Art

Photo:  Pixabay

what makes people think
that love
or reason
can make
an evil dictator
change
in any way at all
I can’t understand
that kind of thinking
all I can imagine
is that those people
never had to face
truly bad/evil people
and that’s why they
keep believing
in love
reason
logic
prayer
wishes
they don’t get it
the tiny dictator wants those
who will not be controlled
to die
it’s really quite simple
and believing in things
that will not work
simply avoids the reality
of what’s happening
and prolongs
the ending

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