Friday, May 11, 2012

I Hear You, I Hear You...

I hear you. I hear you. I will tell others to hear you
I feel the weight of a million tears and I cannot walk alone.
Give me the strength to continue what I must do.
Lend me the backs of the workers who toil in the fields
Lend me the endurance of the mothers who bear the youth
Lend me the lucidity of the old to endure
A fucked up twisted world where happiness is a lie
Lend me the power of the young's optimism
Lend me the tortured moans of the lover's cries
Lend me the patience of the indigenous to survive
Inspire me with the slogans of resistance
Give me the chance, the opportunity
To transform the system that oppresses us
The system, which casts us by thread 
Steals our lives and hope for a better day
Wrap me in the unconditional love and whisper away
I hear you...I hear you...I will tell others to hear you

Shattered Pieces

Carefully I place the shattered pieces
on a tapestry of shimmer.
No glue will repair the damage
so I hold them and imagine it whole.
I keep the shards in the cloth 
tied with strands of her hair
Until I am strong enough
to face my consciousness 
Turning my wet eyes to the sky
Hoping to suspend another moment

Lullaby For Futures

Oh bright eyed baby,
Close your eyes
Sleep, deeply
To your mama's lullaby
Drink milk, from her breasts
And nest, in my loving arms
My love will always linger
The future of the world
Is in your tiny fingers
Sleep, sleep, my sweet
In your quiet bliss
You made me stronger
Then when I was young
Close your eyes and sleep
And hear my song to you
I promise little one
To tell you the truth
To feed you veggies and fruit
I promise little one
To give you the tools to live
To teach you to love and give
I will be better then those who came before
I will not make the same mistakes
I will love you more
Sleep deeply little one
And dream of a better world

Stand Firm

Stand firm!
Students of the world
Stand Firm
In sustained stoic resolve
These world problems
Will soon be ours to solve
Fighting for our
Right to an education
While doing hard time
In this symbolic prison
Stand firm
Against police predation
Bureaucratic untruths
Cannot stop arts creation
We out number you,
Just give us a reason
With Bureaucratic violence
You teach us about legalisms
We have the pedagogy
To change this system
You just give out degrees
That represent time and money
Although we study the past,
We live right here
Never fear the danger
March in rhythm
Scream with anger
Chant with optimism
Confront them together
When they beat
You with baton blows
And the tear gas
In the wind blows
Remind them
That you are their youth
And then let
The burning bottles go
Fight against
The fascist tactics
That they use
To try take control
Drink of our solidarity
Fight for the front
Drive out the trolls
And make sure in waters
You dip your bandannas
Look out for impostors
Maintain your stamina
Brothers and sisters
You cannot get lost
If you have no place to go
Stand firm
Students of the world
Stand firm!

Heart Touching Mine

I am not a child anymore my love, I know nothing is forever
Life is so cruel to some of us, slaves us with different fetters
And the heart’s strings we tie, far too easily sever
My fumbling words try to close the gap of the crevasse
But they don’t go nearly far enough
Mouth throwing my emotions at the chasm,
Fell so deeply in love with you, I could not have imagined
Sifting quicksand, wiggling under our feet, scratching inside, these unsatiated desires
As we drift slowly and painfully, by delusion, and all the fakes and liars,
Today I feel broken, as I am doomed to fail, imprisoned in a doomed romantic tale
Our love is freedom, but I know it sometimes can also feel like jail
I will never be your bars, never the steel, that makes you feel caged
I will never be your frustration, the object, of your depression and rage
Put your hand in mine, and let us pretend
That we do not know the way the story ends
Talking away the night to sleep, always feels so right to me
I always want for you the best
Even if it means in the end, I get less
I will carry my love for you for the rest of time
Dreaming of your body sleeping next to mine
I do not want to control your life,
Just to be the last thing you think of at night
Regardless of what you decide,
I hope a little piece of me always stays inside
When I take a deep sigh, and close tight my eyes
I see my soul mate
The woman...I searched for all this time
I see your beautiful face and smile in my mind
I hear your laughing and your voice,
And your heart touching mine

Sway Like Trees

While the powerful fight each other,
for control
The trolls under the bridge,
demand their toll
Stimulus packages for everything,
but who will stimulate our souls
How about you stop,
some of this poverty
Instead of passing useless bills,
and protecting property
We need more then promises,
to live
Searching in the piss and shit,
for the positive
It takes pressure,
to make sand into a pearl
Not everyone can be special,
in this vast and difficult world
Your just a vessel,
without the oars to row
You can't get lost,
when you have no place to go
You can't lose it,
when you never had control

Fooled into this twisting
and endless quest.
Don't mistake,
your comfort for happiness.
Blaming your leaders,
for your inaction and stress
Your vote,
was no ticket for political absence
When you change those diapers
and work that time for the checks
You be thinking of a future brighter
full of love, peace, and respect
Lest you lose your way
and just plan to hide away
Remember your little extension
is part of a bigger family
Your not alone,
we're just scattered to the wind
You are always home,
as long as the sunlight falls on your skin
Hold my hand,
here comes the wind
We are the trees with deep roots
We will bend, we will live
You will see...
we sway like trees
Sway like trees..

Homeless Women

Homeless Women, 
Wandering the streets 
Head tilted; holding out a calloused hand
Scanning the unforgiving concrete
She symbolizes the discarded and disposable
Hanging by, the thread of human generosity
Wizened crone speaking in tongues, 
Rasping with choked lungs, a forgotten song
Weather hardened skin and oversized shoes
Humming the bourgeoisie blues 
With black eye and a busted lip, 
On the social radar, she ain't even a blip
Whose sis, walks barefoot on the broken glass
Whose daughter, is out late, selling that ass
Whose mama, was cast off and lost her past,
Whose grandma, died in the alley, alone with the trash
Take my strength, my money and my hope 
I wish I could, give you love and community, to replace the dope

Feasting Black Hole

Where my murmuring loyalty once laid
A feasting black hole is all that remains
Pulling every pointed shard and fragile gaze
Deep into me with pulsing magnetic might
Such total alienation
Brutal expropriation
An eclipses' stolen night 
Such powerful pain, suffering
And woe, bends even the light
I am a beacon, a beaming lighthouse of grief
Living to articulate, the seductive dance of the thief
Instincts to flee
Alas I have lost my hands and my feet
I clutch the possibilities as the world's last egg
I am filled with persistence like the poor who must beg
Walking forward with my eyes closed
Becoming just legs


Sound the call to all, the righteous can’t rest
No shortage of breath,
We’re saving humanity
From the calamity—of capital,
From the chaos—of profit and loss  
From the cruelty of the crass ass lickers
Who dominate our lives 
From the insane brains who mesmerize—and manipulate
They rule the state, they are the great
Who dominate
Our dreams and means of existence
Are better then theirs
The rich with their wares and heirs
They control us without a fuss
They always will, they win the fight,
Until we have a political party
That gets the dialectics right
The workers and poor
So here's what you need to know about us
Our 12-point program goes like thus
The 12 aspects of life that we affirm to change
Require a workers revolution to rearrange the classes,
We put the workers on top, and throw the bourgeoisie out on their asses
A workers party is born, and the agenda is clear
To represent what the bourgeoisie most fears,
Unionization, the mass action tool
The voice of the worker minus the fools
We strike at the heart of the matter
The workers must vote with their feet
Marching the streets, beating the drums to defeat
The array of foes, as far as it goes,
All the classes are united against us
Our bosses, corrupted or dumb
As a rule of thumb they cause us sorrow
They grind us like sausage
Into the void they throw our lives, like chaff and they laugh
Yes, we demand full employment and housing
This they can never provide
We're on one side, they're on another
Cause all workers are brothers and sisters under the covers
We take from the rich and spread it around
Take the means of production back
No poverty class, no cops to harass
No wretched of the earth, we're all worth it
Lets equal the pay scale, and nail the billionaires bastards who prey on us
Who lay on us like deadweight
Who slay us like gods, like we're interchangeable pods
Lets change them to workers; wipe off their smirks, their airs of distinction
Send the bourgeoisie to extinction!
Generals, creditors, jailers, judges and media fools
The army, the banks and the courts, the media must serve us
The rigorous demands of the people deserve us 
The people rejoice, they say with one voice
We work and we sweat, we pay every debt, we give up our lives
So production abides, and survives, and thrives, and multiplies
So in return, we want from the state
A fair rate of exchange
Extract our labor so dear, our weal and our woe, laughter and tears
But give us free heath care, for those we hold near, the best and the fair
Give us the schools, the knowledge and tools
Give us the theory, give us the freedom to bloom 
And our children to boon, and we want it soon.
And this you shall have, no matter what color, national background
Equality rules, humanity rules, let freedom rule!
The land is ours, too. We work it; we toil, on every acre or blade of grass
Who better to protect our natural world, then us?
How can you profit off the earth like a pimp
From the whales to the tiniest shrimp
All life has value, and shall never be wasted
Just for the greedy tastes of a few miserable owners
The loaners, the creeps with their stocks and bonds
Ad nauseum they hound us, surround us with hype, media types
They sideswipe us, entice us, advise us, connive and confuse us
to ruin our own game, to shit where we eat and ream our selves raw,
Live like the peasants while the rich make the law,
We insist that we manage the wealth of the world
Planning and sharing the work and the pay
Profits and loss, servant and boss? No way!
Like the French once said, it's fraternité, and we say, democracy
No more terror on the job, some decision from above
These pigs give no love
It all must go, the whole bowl of wax, the income tax
The wars, the politician bores, the mega stores that run our lives.
Now we run them, we mind them, we make and take the profits of our labor back
We're the winner, but what about our neighbor? What about the world at large?
We do them a favor and wreck the bourgeoisie flavor
Wherever it shows its evil head, we replace it instead
Until the whole bourgeois culture is finally dead
The world wide class of world class villains
We pull 'em down, their bloated bank accounts
Their bountiful harvest of blood abruptly cancelled
All the scams and the shams, their mindless collusion, their mass confusion
Their balance of power, their golden shower, their final hour.
We shall prevail, we shall assail,
and we’ll curtail their excess, clean up their mess
And hammer a nail into the heart of their session. 

See Through the Trees

Eat healthy, if your body is strong
you are already wealthy
Don't over-consume, belly don't have to be full
when you dine
You better believe in the green leaves
Collard, mustard, chard, spinach, and kale
Clean burn will have you win it,
and help every other thing go down
Avoid white rice and always eat the brown
Eat that quinoa and millet, ancient grains
Pay attention to your body, the aches and pains
No butter or margarine
Olive oil is the way to win, and remember vita-mins
Our secret weapon against bacteria, cancers, and virus
You don't smoke bad weed—so don't feed on bad food
Watch less television and fight that video game hypnosis
Both are toxic drugs and expose yourself in small doses

Tell your friends you love them, life is short and
being hard just makes it worse
Love beyond the family, and have high expectations
we are our own creations
When we argue, less name calling and more respect
fight to learn not waste time
We are the lucky ones—America is the patio
where we watch people dying
Don't take the past out on the future
find something young and live to nurture
Responsibility will do you good
We need to think more about giving and other people living
Don't live in fear, make sure you get better each year
Never give up, feel the ancestors with you each step
Keep the mind tight and the body loose each day
Never apocalypse, only transformation
Stop wasting time, seek information and experience
Love yourself and seek the flame of others when weary

Rowing in Contortion

Mistakes are a tangled rope, knotted in the past's regret
Sitting cross legged, desperately searching for a loose end
Blood from fingers, our tears, mix with brow sweat
Pulling at the possibilities as time is frozen and suspends
So many joys and sorrows trapped in the coils to forget
Thousands of silken threads contained in my friend
Is this the twine, which leads to rainbows or shackled net
What drives me to toil on gnarls and whispered amend
Tortured emotions entangled in the thorns of our rosette
Maybe I have become the ligature that prevents our ascend
Somehow my love is the strap in the choking corset
So much reality facing me, but still I continue to pretend
I can not find my way out of this contortion yet


Fence posts
With splintered timber and rusty nails
Alienated by green, rock, and soil
Understand the vastness between them
However, feeling so close
Oppressed by time’s erosion
The beating sun
Flurries of breeze
Pooling waters of the stream
Slowly on them lean
Further away from one another
Only the decay of knotted holes
Seeing into each other forever