No-Budge Sludge

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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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Dubious Maximus

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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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Strut What?

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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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Enlightenment

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May you have your eyes wide open

To truths

Your heart had always known

But some wish you’d forget:

Love holds far more power

Than hate;

Light illuminates

What darkness might aggravate;

Empathy is the only real energy

Of making great.

 

 

 

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Also: Glow

Trusty

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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

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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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No Vacancy

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Deny hate a room

In your heart

Anywhere.

Fill it instead

With soul truths:

The sweet breath

Of infants

Asleep against your chest.

Does not differentiate

Who is worthy of care.

Deny hate a room.

Allow compassion

Instead

To take hold

Everywhere.

 

 

 

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Not Irrelevant

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Do not let anyone tell you

That kindness

Is a privilege

For other times.

Do not let anyone convince you

That truth

Is peripheral

To the necessity of

Getting some things done.

Do not let anyone berate you

That hope is

Irrelevant

And you are somehow

Weak

For holding on

To empathy, veracity, civility, belief.

They are all

Relevant.

Especially

Now.

 

 

 

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In A Moment

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

In a moment

We become

Whole or fractured

Foe or chum.

In a jiffy

We select

What to support

Who to reflect.

In this moment

And the next

Choosing truth

Will reject hate.

 

 

 

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Lust Will Not Last

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Some lust for power, covet shaming another, feed off anger and ire.

Some desire control, step on laws, trample all, heed no call but their gall.

Some relish what’s cruel, find odd joy in the crude, equate strength with the rude.

In their greed to succeed, they maim truth, cripple fact

And attack anyone who attempts to talk back.

But fear not:

Lust turns old

Greed grows cold

Lies don’t hold.

In the end, it’s foretold:

Truth takes root

Hearts bear fruit

Love unfolds

Life’s real gold.

 

 

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