December 5th, 2017
The second part of a poem entitled “Loneliness”, this piece lays bare my innermost feelings about social connection.
Would that I could have the integrity Read More
To not feel so lonely about my aloneness.
Rather, to accept it, embrace it.
Because for whatever reason, it is me
December 4th, 2017
A poem about a nightmare I once had, after which I awoke and wrote the following stanza:
I just awoke from a late-morning dream, an unsettling episode; Read More
It centered on one aspect of my life and my self: social insecurity.
I had a heavy heart, heartburn, regret, and embarrassment that showed.
I know that I definitely have not reached developmental maturity.
December 1st, 2017
As this stanza shows, this poem is an attempt to discover the true nature of my existence, my being, my self.
Is there one constant, a part always the same? Read More
Something I would take from one reality to another?
Who shall I thank, or conversely, who to blame?
Do I owe God, chance, society, freewill, or my mother?
December 1st, 2017
“Great spirits” are individuals who exemplify magnanimity and other virtues. This poem attempts to capture a bit of that beauty.
Great spirits exemplify numerous virtues Read More
They view the world in vibrant hues
She personifies the loftiest human values
He knows many elusive and profound truths.
November 29th, 2017
A big fan of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, this poem asks if we will ever reach the level of development as a planet that humans do in the 23rd century. Here is a stanza:
How can we engender a bright future as a global society, Read More
When millions of children are hungry, sick, and poor?
We are swimming in greed, intolerance, bigotry, and anxiety;
Must Star Trek forever remain nothing but lore?
November 27th, 2017
The truest and best conceptions of masculinity are measured in this poem. Here is an example:
Despite popular conceptions, the ideal measure of a man Read More
Is not gauged by braggadocio and aggressive displays;
Neither by number of toys or lovers he managed to collect,
Though many try in vain to be manly in these ways…
November 1st, 2017
The following poem is an exploration of opposites, a dialectical glimpse at the world. Polarities are integrated.
Possible is as present as actual Read More
Emotion is as admirable as erudition
Music is as prestigious as mathematics
Caprice is as comfortable as predictability…
October 2nd, 2017
This piece expresses my questioning of the existence and nature of God:
What should the reasonable person conclude about God? Read More
If God is omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and benevolent,
Why do his creations – precious children, the tribes of Israel –
Face atrocity wrought by nature unbridled and humans malevolent?
September 30th, 2017
This poem was written about a lie I once told, about which I am ashamed. This was given to the person in question, and she forgave me. Here is a sample:
Recent strivings to become more whole and aware Read More
Involving sobering truth and the will to be strong
Does account for the reason I have to come to care
If the person who took me on my word knows my wrong.
September 4th, 2017
This poem depicts my feelings upon learning that a very good friend of mine’s father was molesting my friend’s sister (his daughter) for years.
Through tears I try to write about an atrocity of enormous proportions. Read More
My whole world was changed; my boundaries of reality were torn apart.
With shock and indignant anger my soul must accept the reality as is:
My best friend’s father is the antithesis of goodness deep in his heart.