An Oldie But Goodie!

So I’ve been working.. writing, I should say. Poetry book. Couple of novels. Being a mommy, wife, student of knowledge. So, here’s an old one, but a good one. you may have seen this before, but it bears repeating.


World News Tonight

pride is my mistress envy my sin

but that’s just the way

of the world

maybe weight

of the world

resting on my shoulders

no college degree

stuck sittin’ watchin’ T.V.

it brings the news the pain the fear

September 11, 2001

a date etched in my memory

pockets empty shoes talkin’

good man walkin’

scraping by the skin of his

unwashed neck

“spare some change?” the old man asked

no victory defeated

his life left incomplete

a real live ghost

nobody knows his name

what would have happened that day

had he made that train

was his destiny in 2003?

knock three times on the door

to Hell

oops i mean the door to


Serenity Tranquility

lights got cut off

no gas no water no Nintendo

and the phone bill is overdue

soup for dinner

it’s the middle of winter

re-po man behind door number 2

i don’t know NATO

my job moved to Mexico

i don’t remember this part of

The Dream

the blues the greens the grays

it’s all the same

called the pray-a-thon number

got hung up on

the suicide hotline couldn’t stop me

on my knees thinkin’

what’s the use

misery is callin’ me

got chased down the street

rabid pit bull houndin’ me

followin’ me murderous gleam

in her eye

Mad Cow came to visit

tried to find a new religion

but the mad bombers found me

guerrillas in my backyard

snipers on the roof

cell phone takin’ pictures of me

applied for credit got denied

somebody stole my identity

finally woke up in the morning

thought it was a brand new day

but then i had to get out of bed….


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