POETRY

A VOICE FOR THE FLOWERS

PEOPLE DO A LOT OF THINGS

THAT MAKE NO SENSE TO ME

LIKE CUT FLOWERS IN A VASE

SEEM TO ME SO OUT OF PLACE

WHY NOT PLANT THEM OUTSIDE 

AND LET THEM LIVE THEIR LIVES

DON'T CUT THEM DOWN IN THEIR PRIME

WHY NOT GET A POTTED PLANT

IF YOU WANT THEM INSIDE

SAME GOES FOR ONES THAT PEOPLE WEAR

WHAT A WASTE LET'S NOT GO THERE

JUST LET THEM DIE A NATURAL DEATH

THEY'LL SPREAD THEIR SEEDS AND YOU WILL GET

MORE LIVE FLOWERS TO ENJOY

IF YOU LIKE TO LOOK AT THEM

TAKE A PICTURE IT LASTS LONGER

AND NO HARM DONE TO THE FLOWER

OR YOU CAN EVEN SKETCH THEM TOO

WHAT HARM HAVE THEY EVER DONE TO YOU

 

IT'S GONNA BE A THRILLING THURSDAY...

 I ASKED ALEXA WHAT TIME IT WAS

AND THIS WAS HER REPLY

IT'S GONNA BE A THRILLING THURSDAY

I HAVE TO WONDER WHY

IS SHE A FORTUNE TELLER NOW

WHAT A STRANGE THING TO SAY

I ASKED HER AGAIN

IT WAS THREE THIRTY FIVE A.M.

THEN ASKED FOR CHICAGO WEATHER

AND AFTER SHE ANSWERED

WENT BACK TO THE MOVIE THAT JUST ENDED

OR SO I THOUGHT

BUT IT STARTED PLAYING CHICAGO INSTEAD

I HAD JUST WATCHED GET SHORTY

WHEN I BACKTRACKED TO SEE WHY IT PLAYED CHICAGO

I SAW HERE IS WHAT I FOUND

SO GUESSING IT WAS WHEN I ASKED FOR CHICAGO WEATHER

ALEXA WENT THERE FIRST BEFORE SHE ANSWERED MY WEATHER QUESTION

HOW BIZARRE

WHAT A WAY TO START THE DAY

IT STARTED AS A POEM THAT TURNED INTO PROSE

GONNA BE A WEIRD DAY I SUPPOSE

 

STRICTLY PLATONIC

IN A WORLD OF SEX CRAZED FOOLS

IT'S NOT BREAKING ANY RULES

TO BE STRICTLY PLATONIC

 

PEOPLE GET SO OBSESSED

WITH RELATIONSHIP STATUS

THAT'S NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS

 

I AVOID SPACE INVADERS

SOME THINK THEY ARE CRUSADERS

TO BRAINWASH YOU TO CONFORM

 

MAYBE THEY CAN'T IMAGINE

ANYTHING OUT OF FASHION

SHOULDN'T GET SOME REACTION

 

WHETHER THERE ARE MANY OR FEW

WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY AS YOU

YOU JUST DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO

 

NO JUDGMENT  HERE TO BE CLEAR

YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE YOUR OWN WAY

JUST LET OTHERS DO THE SAME

SOMETIMES I LIKE TO PLAY WITH RHYMES

SOMETIMES I LIKE TO PLAY WITH RHYMES

MAYBE THEY LIKE TO PLAY WITH ME

AD INFINITUM I INVITE 'EM

MAYBE THEY INVITE ME

WHATEVER THE CASE

IT'S A MAGICAL  PLACE

WHERE I FEEL FREE

TO ESCAPE CREATIVELY

LOST AND FOUND IN LOTS OF THOUGHTS 

NOT SURE IF THEY MAKE SENSE OR NOT

SOMETIMES JUST BITS OF BRAIN CANDY

NEVER QUITE SURE WHERE THEY WILL LEAD

 

 

A WILD GOOSE CHASE

ONCE UPON A FAIRY TALE

FOLLOWED BY A BREAD CRUMB TRAIL

SCATTERED PIECES HERE AND THERE

LEADING ALMOST EVERYWHERE

YET NOT REALLY ANYWHERE

NO ONE SEEMED TO BE AWARE

THEY WERE FOLLOWED BY A BEAR

SO THERE WAS NO REAL SCARE

SO THERE WAS NOTHING TO SHARE

BUT MAYBE YOU SHOULD BEWARE

OF FAIRY TALES FOLLOWED BY BREAD CRUMB TRAILS

THEY COULD LEAD YOU ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE

IN THIS INSTANCE THAT IS THE CASE

SET YOURSELF FREE

DO YOU SUFFER FROM LOW SELF ESTEEM

DO YOU CARE TOO MUCH WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK

WHO CARES WHAT THEY THINK AND WHO ARE THEY

TO THINK IT'S OK TO HAVE THEIR SAY

SILLY MIND TRIPS LIKE THAT

BEST LEFT IN THE PAST

IT'S TIME THAT YOU RESPECT YOURSELF

DON'T WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE

SELF ESTEEM COMES WITH SELF RESPECT

SELF LOVE HAS A  WONDERFUL  EFFECT

BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE

LET OTHERS DO THE SAME JUST SET YOURSELF FREE

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WHY DO PEOPLE SELF DESTRUCT

WHY DO PEOPLE SELF DESTRUCT

SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS

WHEN HAS ONE HAD ENOUGH

AND REALLY WANT TO CHANGE

THAT SEEMS TO BE THE KEY

IF ONE IS TO SUCCEED

IN FIGHTING THOSE DEMONS

AND ALL OF THEIR REASONS

NO INTERVENTION CAN SUCCEED

UNLESS YOU CHOOSE TO PROCEED

DECIDE SELF LOVE'S A BETTER CHOICE

AND LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE

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BEST NOT TO FLIRT

IT'S BEST NOT TO FLIRT

WHEN YOU'RE NOT ALERT

HOW IT AFFECTS SOMEONE

THEY MAY BE OPPOSED

TO GETTING TOO CLOSE

AND JUST COMPLETELY SHUTDOWN

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE UNDERDOGS

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE UNDERDOGS

WHO HAVE LEARNED TO TRUST

THEIR HOPES AND DREAMS AND MANY SCHEMES

THEY'RE NEVER GIVING UP