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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Don's Deal

 

The Art of the Deal

 

In the guarded pale castle

the would-be king plots and plans…

he whispers to his minions:

“Tell them some wild stories,

just believable,

so they think they have ‘news.’

Then I can rant and rail

of their evilness:

‘Fake news! Fake news!

You are evil people!

You only want to hurt me!

Why don’t you believe me

like all these brainless scarecrows?

Just ask Dorothy!

They will protect me.

They believe.

But why doesn’t EVERYbody love me?

 

I only want the best for

for American ----- businessmen,

my cronies, my pals.

We do run the world, you know.

We do.

You can’t live without us.

We do run the world.

Why don’t you love me for that?

Why don’t you love me?”

 

The would-be king will flee

the pale castle,

but not without

leaving this country

scarred and reeling,

‘til we who love the Good

will work hand-in-hand

to right the wrongs,

to heal the sickness,

to console the grieving,

to rebuild the shattered lives,

to expand the spirit

of the most amazing nation

on this planet Earth.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Happy Birthday!

The sun rises,
a new day dawns
and I’ve reached another digit,
another trip around the star.
Less the responsibilities given,
more the dreams of possibilities
of far-off lands
beyond my ken,
beyond the range
of the 5 senses allowed
in this kingdom.

So I continue to eat, to clean,
to create a home,
to care for companions
who remind me of you,
in whom you are,
surrounding me with you,
telling me stories
I will never live
but which quench
my lust for Life
and will live in memory
no matter how real.

I am you.

You give me all I need
and all I need is you.
So, thank you.

Thank you...
for everything.  \**/

 

agd 10.18.2020

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Not sorry.

 Oh yes - a weary world for most everyone. Conversation in Walmart - 2 women saying how their husbands don't believe the pandemic is real - it will disappear - why the masks? I interrupted - Better to be safe than sorry. I did want to say - Your husbands are selfish, stupid and uneducated and have no idea what's going on the world. Hope they, or you don't get it. Talk to families who HAVE kin who succumbed to the Covid 19 -- you might be better informed than listening to your husbands. Learn for yourself!."

O, Lord, when?  Well - King Cheeto and wife tested positive - I will not comment -- no need. I'm dealing with fleas - go to hell.
And so Life goes on - yes, perhaps this virus will run its course, but at what expense? I really do believe it is meant to cull the human population - but it's not very efficient,. Now - the Black Plague - THAT was efficient - did a great job of culling the population. The Great Floods - not too shabby. But the best was the dinosaur extinction period - wow!  Entire species wiped out - to make way for a new generation of beasties - us. 
Too cavalier? Maybe too honest - once you add morality into the mix, everything gets muddy. God has no morality - obviously - it's a human invention attributed to God. But of course, we are God, so ....... yeah, it is from her. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

First of Fall



 

First of Fall,

chilled air,

frozen windshield

to scrape

to see

to go

to gather the kits

to fuel their furnaces

to warm their hearts

to remind them

they are not forgotten…

 

and to hope a home

will welcome them soon.




Friday, August 21, 2020

I am not a Democrat

 

I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am not an Independent. I am not a Socialist. I am a natural-born citizen of the United States of America. I am an American.. And I am watching the demise of Democracy in this, our wonderful  U.S.A.  Democracy means that ALL the people have a say in the governing of the country – but we have become dichotomized – two camps (+) – Two camps vying for power and control. But all of you in Congress- you are in your position to work for and organize the wonders of this country for ALL us citizens  – not just for your “base.” That is base In itself – a rebounding to times of war as a way of life. We are better than that. We no longer should separate our leadership into “camps”, nor should the people be forced to “take sides”. We are ONE people, ONE Congress, with differences, yes, and that’s fine. Work’em out. But let’s stop this incendiary road to the destruction of a great society. ALL LIVES MATTER! We are ONE country, ONE society made up of many cultures – respect the cultures, respect your brothers and sisters – celebrate the differences.

We are in for greater challenges that need the cooperation of all the citizens for this society to survive. Be thankful for the freedoms you have, and work together for the good of all. Your possessions are not important – your family and community are more important. We often see how the good in us reach out to help those in need – let’s not forget that good – and continue to have compassion for our brothers and sisters, no matter who they are, what race they, what means they have.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cinco de Mayo


Uno for the one I love
Dos for eggs on toast
Tres for my Beloved’s embrace
Cuatro ain’t so macho
but Cinco in the maio
is a margarita to-die-foh!

agd 5.5.2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Blessing


I sought Wisdom
thinly disguised
in Life.
Looking,
I did not see,
Listening,
I did not hear,
‘til Love did guide
my eyes to see
and my ears to hear
in every voiced refrain…
May the Fourth
be with you….

ah-ah (Thermian humor)

agd 5.4.2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020

MayDays

https://soundcloud.com/allen-dec/maydays


MayDays

The opening of May
clears the skae
and summer,
yes, SUMMER
fwumps upon us
without warning!

Hot midday sun
takes all the fun
out of gardening
the piddly plots
of perennial plants
vying for light,
nutrients,
and energy
to grow and mature
no matter the cost.

One done today …
the other …
whenever.

agd 5.2.2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Light In The Rain

SoundCloud recording - Light In The Rain


Down the quiet road
upon the wetted carpet
of a million maplecopters
my shoes are rinsed
and upon my nylon roof
drumming, drumming
from the sky’s shedding, shedding
tears of release
as I stroll and breathe
the misted air.

And upon my ear
does fall the songs
of my neighbors,
jays
wrens
chickadees
peckers
doves
cards
chitter-chattering
filling the air
between the raindrops
with song,
with news,
with the aliveness
of the new day.

Gray is the sky,
but my heart
beams with a sparkling Light.

agd 4.30.2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A Glimpse of Nowhere


A Glimpse of Nowhere - on SoundCloud

Down the quiet road
this misty morn
my eye raises to see
the eye of God
peering at me
thru the grayness
lighted by that yellow orb
that Life-giving death ray ---
and another day
has begun.

Upon the edge of nowhere
upon the blue haze of Gaia’s shawl
I stand suddenly
transported in awesome clarity.
I see no wall, no edge,
no top, no bottom,
but an endless nothing
which is yet something
and is everything---
unnamable
unrecognizable
from my fragile perch.

I know and I am known.

And yet the noir vista
is filled with Light
that casts no shadow.
It is filled with Life
that we may never know of
the variety,
the stories---
but all are heaped
onto the expanding
haystack of Being.

In the quiet
beyond the aural screeching
beyond the clacking prayer wheel
I see the music played
I hear the colors displayed
I touch the forms
still morphing to be.

And I am comforted…
Life will continue
beyond the pale.
And every moan,
every groan,
every scream,
every laugh,
every note and song,
every poem and Hallelujah
and every story
will blend again
and in one omnipresent chorus
an Om will sound
that no one will hear
but all will Be.
Listen,
listen.

agd 4.29.2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Recordings

Starting to post some recordings in SoundCloud.