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Business As Usual Poems

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Alms for the poor
Alms! shouted the beggar, 
as the royal carriage went by,
But just then, an arrow flew past,  
piercing the kings eye,
Killing him instantly, 
it penetrated his brain,
Beggar is still mumbling,
“lucky sod felt no pain.”

Perception can be misleading, 
changes all the...Read More
Categories: business as usual, allegory, deep, destiny, humanity, life, perspective, poverty,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Democracy On Fire
In "On Fire"
Naomi Klein reminds us
win/lose capitalism invites a collective action vacuum
and abhors restrictions on money-accumulating freedom,

But Earth,
a healthy global climate,
healthy ecosystems
invite regenerative win/win climax
of cooperatively nurturing health systems
and abhor inhumane definitions of "wealth"
as privately-held and autonomously sequestered currency
energy
natural resources
human...Read More
Categories: business as usual, earth, engagement, health, integrity, political, psychological, social,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member leads one to wonder and wander

as the sky lids peel back, my lovely twitters in back-
yard, a lovely swoon of spoken word. hoping the
circles of your eyes will be bluer than the Caribbean sea.
will you? Will you please...me?   The song continues,
true magic ripples...my...Read More
Categories: business as usual, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Enough to be Dangerous
Do you know the concern?
"S/he knows just enough
about a through z
to be dangerous."

I am uncomfortably familiar
with this analysis,
a weapon often wielded
from ivory towers
overly influenced by ideology
masquerading as theory
rooted in statistically measured experience,
severed from historical-cultural,
biological-neurological indigenous context.

Even so,
one feeling I am...Read More
Categories: business as usual, anger, community, fear, integrity, love, prejudice, violence,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Reasonable Balance
A rational frame of reference
for multicultural Taoism,
preferred by UniversalYang
and deferred with UnitarianYin,
regards experiences of systemic racism
and white straight male privilege
not only within each individual,
but within each community,
each faith community,
each ecopolitical energy-organizing sector
across this global EarthTribe.

This Taoistic reason/feeling approach
to big systemic...Read More
Categories: business as usual, community, earth, health, integrity, political, psychological, religion,
Form: Political Verse



Pleasant spring like day January 12th, 2020
Pleasant spring like day January 12th, 2020

Courtesy climate change
(think global warming),
I would never wish to exchange
unseasonable temperature
way out of range
far to balmy, undoubtedly
ole man winter
weather did shortchange.

Once thermometer readings rise
even smidgen one moost not minimize
Earth way out of balance,
I haint...Read More
Categories: business as usual, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 9th
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member New Year's ReCycling Journey
Stepping into a new year,
especially one calling for 20/20 revision
reform
not retribution for anger's past
but restoration of WinLeft/WinRight bicameral sanctuary,

Stepping into a new ZeroZone Asylum,
positive deviance from leftbrain competitions
deductive, 
predicting reductive, 
business as usual.

Positive left/right harmonic deviance
invites cooperative resistance
against a shared...Read More
Categories: business as usual, happiness, health, journey, joy, new years day,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member SelfThreatening Prayers
With all the impeachment talk,
worried about ecopolitical Trumpian aristocracy,
five more years of narcissistic nonsense,
of white privileged entitlement
of second and third deadened generations
of rich by kleptocratic theft,
Republican APart-heid Oligarchy

I keep wondering
and stressfully worrying
about lack of attention
to everyday Business As Usual
Republic for...Read More
Categories: business as usual, health, integrity, paradise, peace, political, psychological, religion,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member A Political Opinion
A Political Opinion
For 12-17-2019
By: Tom

Washington has become,
a huge political gabfest.
If I were grading,
they’d flunk my test.

Doing very little,
many consider worthwhile.
Sure makes it difficult,
to conjure up a smile.

Many exist on perks,
and have chauffeur driven cars.
Feeding egos with camera time,
like most Hollywood...Read More
Categories: business as usual, political,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Disorganized Religion
As traumatized as I am
by the history of organized elitist creeds,
including religious and judicious,

I am even more terrified
by my experience of disorganized unnatural spirituality,
dissociated bicamerality,
unenchanting mono-laterality,
win/lose egocentrism,
narcissism,
flirting with lose/lose climates of nihilism,
anthropocentric chauvinism,
inhumane unnatural straight white male business as usual...Read More
Categories: business as usual, culture, earth, health, humanity, humor, integrity, peace,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Another Racism Forum
Our Black Lives Matter team was hosting
another monthly forum on racism,
as regularly scheduled,
anti-patriarchal business as usual.

The facilitator opened with a question,
asking for a show of hands.

"If you had to choose
between two nominees for public office,
or any form of executive leadership,
one...Read More
Categories: business as usual, anti bullying, culture, green, health, power, racism,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Healing Projects
I had two big projects
from 1970 to 1975,
The first,
to earn a usually white Bachelor dual-major degree
(which sounds at least sexist
as a usually black, brown, red, yellow Mistress nondegree)
of deep learning about yin/yang,
right/left,
east/west interconnections
cultural communions
between persuasive Speech [and non-verbal] Communication
and attitude...Read More
Categories: business as usual, community, faith, health, history, integrity, psychological, religion,
Form: Political Verse
Business As Usual
Rock Hardon just called a staff meeting
To hear a complaint about cheating 
Our Xerox machine
Could not be wiped clean
So privates were publicly sheeting...Read More
Categories: business as usual, business, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Invitations Are Out
The invitations are already out
for our local community dialogue
without need to shout or pout
about another straight white male monologue.

In fact,
as fiction,
we have taken a nearly unprecedented step
of inviting straight white males
over the maturing age of thirty
to show up in droves
to...Read More
Categories: business as usual, community, conflict, culture, destiny, humor, peace, racism,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member In-Between
This in-between place
and time
and space
is queer.

Neither the straightforward seer
of new beginnings
nor the recalcitrant rear
of old sweet and sour endings.

Bicameral climates of transition
listen for our most humane imaged left
and see through our most divine beauty right
symbiosis,
complexly bilateral metaphor,
secular and sacred transubstantiation
substantiating...Read More
Categories: business as usual, confusion, courage, health, integrity, metaphor, peace, power,
Form: Political Verse
Eclipse 2

Mother's womb panged to be delivered.
A rift awakened, once asleep in roost,
but 4alarm crowing on steeples of burning roofs,
the foundations gone missing, on sabbatical 
crowning of burning man both in and not in the news.

     ...Read More
Categories: business as usual, absence, crazy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Greatest Story Never Told
This story remains unfinished
as do all the best tales told.
Yet I must warn you
it has a happy healthy ending,
not dystopian,
although not a finished
political wealth utopia, 
Ever After LoveLife;
warm accompaniment
trusted energy of democracy

Where this power story begins
remains a mystery,
like a definition...Read More
Categories: business as usual, community, earth, environment, health, nature, peace, proposal,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Retelling Sacred Stories
Telling
and retelling
our story,

Where we are from
and where we have gone
from there and here
and now 
surprisingly uninfluenced by choice
and education,
nature nurturing where
and when,
why
and how, our story begins

When my voice speaks with SkyMother
and FatherSun, by mutual choice 
personalities
only visible in prehistoric time,
then...Read More
Categories: business as usual, earth, environment, god, health, love, myth, nature,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Subversive



"Subversive"



That woman, she isn’t me
She watches me silently
and hatred of what’s unknown of me burns in her belly
bends her knees
To the world, all seems aglow
She, presiant? an anagram, 1 high above 1 buried below

she is neither one nor the other
1...Read More
Categories: business as usual, autumn, fate, mother daughter, my child, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Designing Healthier Democracy
Green democratic design,
like PermaCulture Design,
intends polyculturally resilient nutritional outcomes
for global, as for local, interdependently co-attracted ecosystems
composed, in designing part, 
of social-ego communication networks.

Nutritionally attractive outcomes,
and not so much toxically extractive capital incomes,
are naturally and spiritually favored by democratic energy co-investors,

Including,
more...Read More
Categories: business as usual, earth, education, farm, garden, green, health, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Listening for Sustainability
My daughter,
with Fetal Alcohol crippling emotional intelligence damage
and Cerebral Palsy perpetual TerribleTwo
"is too many,
because Earth is all about ego-defiant me"
has taught herself
to attach her lips,
and sometimes her wet licking tongue
when she is feeling particularly needy
and/or playful
or maybe just hungry,
to my...Read More
Categories: business as usual, appreciation, community, earth, environment, health, integrity, together,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Resilient Health CareGivers
ANTI-THESIS

Competitive economic experience
breeds business as usual
capital-growing cultures
with a special preference historical
for white privilege patriarchal
remembering and designing 
left-brain dominant educational systems.

THESIS

Cooperative ecological economies
breed more organic networks
of permacultural health 
and nutrition
and communication experience,
with a special historical preference
for ecofeminist Earth-empowered
deep learning
listening
noticing prime primal...Read More
Categories: business as usual, appreciation, conflict, culture, health, humor, integrity, rights,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Unusual Nightmares
Life can be a different nightmare
when philo-sophias self-righteously
uprightly leave us behind
so long in search of success
measured in wealth of commodified acquisitions
rather than health of natural/spiritual capitalization
of virtuously co-managed left/right
co-balancing cooperative structures
for co-investing future resilience,

Like a thirsty hummingbird
living in a too-red...Read More
Categories: business as usual, caregiving, culture, environment, health, identity, integrity, psychological,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member The Sunday Morning Trainer
She says she tries to be both tender
and challenging with herself,
to fall less,
to dance more,
to help others fail less
and athletically prance more.

As she drives past the library,
closed for Sunday liturgy,
she sees the Seventh Day Adventists
on the front corner
with their sign
large...Read More
Categories: business as usual, culture, health, integrity, nature, religion, spiritual,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Through Thick and Thin
There are no walls
thick enough to complete absorbing hate.

We knit together no fragile win/win webs
of interdependent cooperativity
too thin to resiliently invite
timelessly emergent love.

I have no thoughts
thick enough to withstand win or lose 
business as usual
evolutionary theories

And no feelings too vaporously...Read More
Categories: business as usual, break up, health, integrity, love, peace,
Form: Political Verse