Friday, December 13, 2013


Why is love never enough for people
When times are sharp and money hard to find?
When hardship, corruption and leaders grind,
And  love no longer feels responsible.
How is hope and chance no longer equal
When the world leaves rational thought behind?
When worries leave skin grey and faces lined,
As you wait, hesitate, for the sequel.
These body blows of horror seen daily
On screens and pocket devices by all
To cheer and leer at others' misfortune
There as a stark warning for all to see.
When will humanity refuse the thrall
Of the unrelenting profit margin?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Finding Nemo

Tell me where will Nemo go
When there is no reef?
When silt and sludge have ruined his home,
It’s still beyond belief.

Tell me where will Dory go
When the coral is no more?
Warm water blurring  pristine seas,
Starving the marine floor.

What of Marlin, brave and true
Looking for his son?
Bruce the shark, is he hunted down
Not for sport, but fun?

How do you tell your children
That Nemo is no more?
They were once there in history
When Australia cared much more.

How do you teach your kids to care
When leaders show no thought?
When company profits rule the roost
And lessons are not taught.

How do you teach your kids to think
And care for their legacy?
When Nemo is just a memory -

A cartoon fantasy.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Haiku 1

Flags flying westward
Harbingers of hot weather
Scraping your lashes