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The Tribal Power

Fragmentation of hatred came on board
With eruption, tearing love apart
This ethnicity enclave had to be broken and chain in hell.
Pastures are not meant for your tribal city alone.
Forbidden rule regulated and pressing on continuously.

What If…

Lady Macbeth was incarcerated
Due to killing of critic belated
Lord Macbeth faced increasing scrutiny
As to removal of immunity

The Raj was active in covert stages
Republic chose a maverick leader
Spooks used BBC’s news content and images
Messages to Friends by Circus feeder

All countries held to same set of standards
Immigrants returned to their origin
Nations without brain drain progressed forwards
Apartheid states part of history's bin

For Esker

I feel like this is what my dad did
To scared of the world he Just hid
From reality cuz he couldn’t quite hack it
Escaping was always his tactic

Had a good life with a wife and a child
but was too wild
Couldn’t make it worthwhile
So he just fled
Packed his bags and walked away
So close yet far
Double rye and cokes at the bar
To numb the pain
That never really went away
For his actions and child taxes
And defense masks
No one was allowed in

For Esker

I feel like this is what my dad did
To scared of the world he Just hid
From reality cuz he couldn’t quite hack it
Escaping was always his tactic

Had a good life with a wife and a child
but was too wild
Couldn’t make it worthwhile
So he just fled
Packed his bags and walked away
So close yet far
Double rye and cokes at the bar
To numb the pain
That never really went away
For his actions and child taxes
And defense masks
No one was allowed in

Picnic Baskets

There is joy
In a picnic basket
Romance
Familial bonds

Like a jar of peanut butter
And a jar of jelly

It is a chance
To come together

And make something
Sticky

To make something
Grand

Inference? [Tanka]

what color means to life
where mono chromatic light
is non prismatic?

the angle of incidence
co relates with refraction

Walk in the Garden of Paradise

Walk in the Garden of Paradise

Search in the universe

Mangoes oranges
leaves and trees
compose more about long walks in the breeze
on horseback think of you as a cow boy
with times up your sleeves
like infernal hell

Think of the black hole
you read about yesterday
also about the stars and galaxies
distant away
reminisce of your friends and teachers at school
whom you loved
while some did fool you

Rhythm of a Forgotten Drum

Gradual process is my colourful nomenclature.
My self-exhibited great subject an essential drum beat that
I want to grab.

Vitality is coming out my life
At last that shall make people to shout: wow!
For a sudden reality of my very long dreams
Many would be in doubt to agree for an outlaw for decades
To create such mastery piece and to be co-author;
Some people will not believe my little
Scratch creativity.
Knowing that I work behind the close door for years
More especially (in solitary) that I always draw my strength.

Bubbe

babushka
quaint
storied face
shmata chic
hilarious taste
tangles her English
with yiddishe schtick
quizzically eyes all
modern kitsch

a boasting pride for
her matzah brei
thinks she deserves
a nobel prize
she's being sarcatic
of course she won't win
it taste as bland as
the box it came in

P.T.S.D

He returned from the war looking like a scared wounded animal,
The spark in his eyes gone, like two extinguished smoking candles,
Crutches under his upper arms, balancing carefully on one leg,
Looking like a one legged pink flamingo in a faraway jungle swamp.

His mind scrambled and unclear like an early misty London fog,
A stranger to his wife and children, totally broken in body and mind
Waking up every night from nightmares in a cold sweat, screaming,
He sees bullets flying all around him, his friends bleeding to death.

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