Fool Proof Garden 💐

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* 2016 holiday bouquet

Overnight Morning Glory seeds sprout with life

Pretty Daylilies* bloom in an array of colors yearly

Despite what you may think purple Pansy’s aren’t weak

Sunny Marigolds offer a safe bet for your money

Annual Impatiens grow quickly and require no manuals

Hearty Sunflowers stoop over to weep at the loss of heat

Perennials are sustainably preferred over Biennials


Inspired by flower power among other things, and I’m super excited about volunteering to work on a Rose Parade float tomorrow.

Holiday Propaganda

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Have you ever stopped to ask why
It is that you buy into all the lies
Sold in countless advertisements
That infiltrate our daily way of life
Influencing more than what we buy
To purchase our holiday excitement

All for a great cause with a cost
Gift wrapped in our traditions lost
Manufactured retailed happiness
Artificially bought into the thought
That giving matters as we’re taught
So we greet the season’s nastiness

Where shall we begin, let’s pretend
Spending our time together ends
The purchase of lasting memories
Discounted for family and friends
Gathering with the love to defend
Blessings less financial jeopardy

Law Enforcement

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Let’s cut the red tape and protective tethers
Away from the modern-day views that now prove
We have digressed from equality and respect

Excessive force hides behind bulletproof vests
Notwithstanding casualties within their own nests
Force sworn to serve and protect the community
Our peace officers no longer represent a unity
Revolting in desperate anguish from city-to-city
Countless loved ones die and all we can do is cry
Empathy and mercy is hard with justice uncharged
Memorials, a form of media’s art that bleeds dark
Emptying of conscience for the lives unfairly taken
Never to know future dreams stopped in the making
Tempered by the honorable few not forsaken

*Acrostic Poetry


This piece was written as part of collaborative effort, which was rejected for its aggression.  I respect that I’ll never really know what it’s like, as I am white.  However, I know the difference between wrong and right, so I choose to stand on the side of humanity.

As the saying goes, perception is reality, and this is simply a creative reflection on how I see things around me. It is not meant to fuel any hate or animosity. I see good and bad in everybody, especially our police.

 

Reality Games & World Peace

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I feel like I should know
More about this Pokémon go
But the truth in this matter
Is it’s not the game I’m after

Though if I’m being realistic
Their statistics are ballistic
A successful software launch
I can’t help to admire and watch

The rise and fall that’s riddled
With pitfalls that mean so little
To the audience at phones hand
A mobile extension in demand

How do these things happen
Is it predicted or imagined
Overnight phenomena’s reined
Around the planet unashamed

If we had this sort of exposure
Bringing people of the world closer
That’d be a miracle in and of its self
A game that I’d want to be dealt

 

-This week we are celebrating peace in The Neighborhood, here’s Day 1: The Opening Prayer