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Thursday, March 7th, 2013
5:17 pm
My battleground
March 7, 2013

As the generals gather around the recon photos

the orange fires show brightly against the darkness surrounding them.

The largest, against the edge of the territory, burning

almost white hot at its center;

the other three the guerillas set

as the took the highway to newer playgrounds

marking their route off this field to who knows where!


The men have the tools and skills they need to reduce the fires

and snuff them, like a modern day Red Adair stopping a blown out well-

but the other anarchist insipidly destroying the rest of the territory

making it unlivable; unusable-a wasteland

as it slowly advances means no matter how much they reduce the fires

their ultimate tool to snuff those fires could destroy some of the little

arable territory left!

So they plan, measure and plan some more...

while I wait, fingers crossed hoping

that this battle they are fighting to save my lungs from cancer

doesn't let Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis take a stronger hold

and shorten my life even more!



alan

Current Mood: anxious
Saturday, January 30th, 2010
4:57 pm
Giants...ghosts...
laughing at us...

toying...

playing...

Never did they intend to

grow quite so large!

After all, they began

just like us!

What was inside

to strong to contain;

it escaped onto page

and when read, the

accolades pronounced them

"Genius!"

"Brilliant!"

and though they protested

thus became royalty!

All they ever wanted was

to expell the demons

and phantoms...

the ghosts within!


alan


January 30, 2010

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
4:10 pm
The empty
ache

craving for
touch

a hug

a hand

a caress...
Friday, February 20th, 2009
4:06 pm
The angst
doesn't transit
to words as well.

Though the
outrage still
remains!

The cruelty
heaped upon
innocence

shall never
fail to
rouse ire!

alan

Current Mood: disappointed
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008
4:11 pm
The words
don't come easily
as they used to.

The thoughts
jumbled
and whirling.

Hope
still tries
it's wings.

I can't look
for fear it
will fail!

alan

Current Mood: melancholy
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
4:17 pm
Fears abound
numbers slide
hope rises!

Perhaps '68
will finally
arrive in '08!

The banner
picked up
by another...

alan

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, November 25th, 2007
3:13 pm
Filling my
heart
with joy
even when
only an
echo
in my
head...

and the
bands
play on!
Friday, November 16th, 2007
12:44 pm
Post Mortem
Death by
asphyxiation-

if it wasn't
cut
it was
choked
or starved
or burnt;

the lungs
ceased to
function

humanity
died!
Thursday, May 24th, 2007
3:36 am
Musical verbiage
lost
in depression
driven
despairing
by inhumanity!

Current Mood: morose
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
2:46 pm
Holiday boxes
Pretty paper
bows and
ribbon-

as I
work my mind
wanders

thinking of
the boxes
others
are receiving
for the
holidays.

The shiny
one wrapped
in flags!

Current Mood: melancholy
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
2:47 am
Ripples
spreading
from the
pebble
tossed so
casually.

Careless words,
contempt,
anger,
hatred,
death...
they know
no bounds.

Ripples
rising
into a
tidal wave
to drown
us all!

Current Mood: gloomy
Monday, August 7th, 2006
2:23 am
The world
disintigrates
before our eyes
as the
politicians
fiddle, like
Nero
watching
Rome burn!

Current Mood: discontent
Monday, July 31st, 2006
2:51 am
When the world crumbles
around us,
when insanity
seems to reign;
sometimes all we have
is each other!

Our sheltering hearts
our love...

alan

Current Mood: drained
Friday, July 28th, 2006
11:11 am
You!
Unique
among the
Universe-

like the
stars
or clouds;
like snowflakes!

Too few;
precious-



Friends!

Current Mood: grateful
Saturday, July 22nd, 2006
1:54 pm
Tears falling
My tears fall
as the bombs
and rockets kill
indiscriminately.

A friend under fire
and friends I
haven't met paying
the price for politics.

Everyone seeks to
blame someone else
like the children
on the playground.

But people are
dying and these
aren't children's
games anymore!

Current Mood: sad
Friday, June 30th, 2006
2:50 pm
Outrage
The murderous
machinations

never end!

Like puppets
on strings

we are played!

Our emotions
devotions

used and abused!

Will we
ever

let it be?
Thursday, May 18th, 2006
3:07 pm
From a few weeks ago, but I've been "paring it down"...
4/30/06

The orange glow
colors the night sky.

A fire at
the industrial park!
Big entertainment
in a little town!

Balcony parties to
watch the flames!
.
Husbands,
fathers, sons
going to help as
the firefighters are called.
.
Just a fire “they" said,
we need help!

Their arrival sees flames
Burning through the roof
strange chunks of
glowing stuff all around!

They have no idea (or perhaps
deep down they do)!

Radioactive graphite
blown through the roof!
No “special” masks or
suits just their normal garb.

They pick up the chunks
and move them away.

Doing what good firefighters
always do, trying to save
what can be and douse
even this undousable rampage!

No thought of future, just
the immediate!

The balcony parties
are broken up the next day.
Wives, families, friends
taken away by aircraft.

10 days later tons of sand
air dropped and melted to glass!

The flames finally die!
Also dead and dying
the brave men
who went there first..

Tongues and innards
swollen, rotting, bursting!

The “chunks” now
are their organs
ruptured and“coming up”
from the radiation.

No medals or heroes graves!
Remembered only by families!.

20 years on the
carnage continues.
Cancers, some counted,
some not...men, women, children

Still paying with
their lives and their futures!

The safety roof is cracked
animals come and go.
People still live and
plant gardens to eat!

Another of history’s
Black anniversaries!

This one still alive!
Still killing! Still poisoning!
As it will for
thousands more years!

Chernobyl!

Current Mood: sad
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
2:21 am
Watching Dana Andrews
The music swells
as he walks
slowly
among the ghosts
of a thousand airmen
the graveyard
of their aircraft
these planes
that came home
bringing most of
their crews
with them!

Thousands more
burnt
crushed
vaporized
in the skies
or on the
ground of
Europe
the Pacific
North Africa.

Fathers, husbands
brothers, sons
Lovers
Souls given for
Freedom
Rights
Thoughts
Expression-

the same ones
that will get you
called a
Traitor
if you use them
Now!

They gave
“The Best Years of Their Lives”
how dare we
give them away
without a
whimper!

Current Mood: pissed off
Friday, April 7th, 2006
4:36 am
Division
The house
divided;

lives pitted
one against
another

while their
pockets are
picked, their
lives
destroyed, their
futures
are stolen

by those
they elect to
protect them!

Current Mood: sad
4:36 am
Division
The house
divided;

lives pitted
one against
another

while their
pockets are
picked, their
lives
destroyed their
futures
are stolen

by those
they elect to
protect them!

Current Mood: sad
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