No-Budge Sludge

underground AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

There is sludge

That won’t budge

There is gumming of parts

So the muck

Becomes stuck

As so many now fudge

And prefer to hold grudge

‘Stead of clearing the gunk

Of those who claim truth is junk

Who treat lies

As their prize

And demise

As new highs.

 

 

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Mushroom Remedy

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

When problems seem to swell up

Overnight

And worry gives a boon

To fret and fright

It can help to remind

That while some puffy mushrooms

Do hold spite

Many are more air

Than actual might.

 

 

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Dubious Maximus

contemplative snowman TzurGedalyaMoriah

Photo: Tzur Gedalya Moriah

 

One cannot argue doubting

He who violated trust before.

Suspicion is a justified insurance

So he cannot to do this anymore.

Smoke and mirrors will not mask

Acts the decent do deplore.

Deflecting will melt in the light of day

As Truth now won’t ignore.

 

 

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Even In The Blackest!

 

DownUnder Stars AtaraKatz

Photo: Atara Katz

 

Even in the blackest night

There’s hope

In sight,

There’s light.

 

 

As addendum to this prompt I want to add news of amazing breakthrough research that is offering tangible hope to people with spinal cord injuries, who till now may have had little light at the end of their dark tunnels. Who knows — soon they may be able to get up again and walk!

Scientists use stem-cells to make paralyzed rats walk again!

(I’m doubly excited for this remarkable news because the co-leader scientist in this research, Professor Shulamit Levenberg, is my sister!)

 

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Strut What?

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Photo: Dvora Freedman

 

Give a hand

Put a stop.

Help the weak

To step up.

See beyond

Outward bluff.

For in the race

To strut stuff,

Truth is often

Enough.

 

 

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Phantom Panacea

red sea InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Do not insist

An action is not worthy

If it does not prevent

All woe.

Demanding a panacea

By claiming

Partial remedies contemptible,

Is a straw man argument

Meant to scare away

The very possibility

Of actual repair.

 

 

 

 

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Trusty

GuardDuty SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Don’t be fooled by appearance,

Bravado

Or pomp.

Fiduciaries of trust

Aren’t those loudly declaring

The draining of swamps,

But those who watch out

For dereliction of duty

Against trolls

Full of tromp.

 

 

 

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Fraud or Dare

Take a sip OfirAsif

Photo: Atara Katz

 

When your mind wants one truth

But all facts show another,

Will you see what is there

Or mold sooth as you’d rather?

When you seek to believe

What you wish

Not what’s real,

Will you claim truth a fraud

Or urge gyp

Be revealed?

 

 

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Believe

 

Beach2 ChagitMoriahGibor

Photo: Chagit Moriah-Gibor

 

Believe we can.

Believe we will.

Believe the way is there

Still,

To achieve.

Believe good lasts.

Believe hearts care.

Believe compassion

Matters,

Everywhere.

 

 

 

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