Quick! Before the Drama Blooms! Poem


Drama Trap Pic Final

They have seen too many fights

Teary days & weary nights

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Respect, trust,

Communication

Seem like ancient arts

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Instead, there are…

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Fast flying arrows

By a rebellious Cupid

And mean accusations

Some way beyond stupid

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Whenever she wins a battle

She knows she has lost

When she opens her mouth

Her heart becomes closed

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She can’t hear his heart

He’s convinced he’s right

Every common goal forgotten

Overshadowed by pride

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What are we doing?

Why do we fight?

Where are we going?

Where is the light?!

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If there was a drama trap

She’d buy it – whatever the price

She would lay them all around them

Like the ones used to catch mice

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If there was a drama spray

He’d spray it all over their rooms

He would spray before it comes

Quick! Before the drama blooms!

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Yet, there sure is such a trap

Yes! There sure is such a spray

They remember the old battles

They decide to kneel & pray…

I saw the gods – poem


death crowned

I saw the gods

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Fighting each other

Like little old boys

Playing with words &

Playing with bombs

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I saw the gods

The old & the young

Simpletons & fools

The proud & the Proud

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I saw the gods

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Claiming the power

Over life & death

I saw the gods &

I saw them scared

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I saw evil queens

I saw sluggish kings

Greedy advisers & their royal rings

Aided by strong winds

& powerful wings

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They seemed far away

Yet, I was concerned

I knew that our world

Was connected to theirs

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I saw the gods

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Yes, Attention Paid

I saw the gods

I prayed & I prayed…

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Then, I saw my God

He said I was blessed

Yes, He said I mustn’t be

Fearful nor depressed.

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This Feeling – Poem


angry face

What you gave me tonight…

I am talking ‘bout this feeling

Didn’t drive me up the wall –

It did drive me up the ceiling!

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I would like to say some words

Decent people shouldn’t share

I would also like to show you

How much I don’t care…

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I would, but I won’t…

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Not because I’m scared

Not because I don’t know how,

but because there’s enough drama

We don’t need another row

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There’s pain on the left

There’s pain on the right

I won’t let your careless thoughts

Rot and stink inside my mind…

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I must own my own feeling

I need to do it today

I can’t let your ignorance

Ruin everybody’s day…

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I must dispose of this feeling

As if it’s rubbish or clutter

I need to save my strength for tomorrow

For battles that really matter.

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OMG, I Love Your Hair!


Beautiful Girl with Beautiful Hair

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OMG! I love your hair!

I hear, yet again

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Question:

Is IT an artistic or political statement?

‘None of the above’, I claim…

Question:

‘Is it really yours?’

‘Yes, I guess. I didn’t pay’

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‘Amazing! Great!’

‘Although,’ (me again)

‘I can’t keep it when I’m dead.

So, can I really say it is mine…?

Yes, I guess, but no – it’s not…’

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Here, a pause… It’s followed by

An awkward & ironic smile.

Uncomfortable silence falls

Until… another passes by…

Right now, she hears – “Rapunzel, Wow!”

‘What a queen indeed. Your hair is so fly.’

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‘Yes, I know…’ I hear her say…

With every tooth on full display

The Hair Show must go on, with another muse…

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Oh, Lord – don’t let me be misunderstood,

You’ve blessed me indeed with long and thick hair

Even in those places where hair should be spare.

Yet,

My eyes have seen this amazing crown

Pulled with so much hate amongst pain and lies…

Shaved, in less than a minute, with a primitive razor;

While Love’s eyes compelled mine to pay close attention!

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It seems so unfair that,

She pays two hairdressers every single day

Buying IT from her who’s compelled to sell…

So her child can eat, at least one more day…

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The other one’s hair is the enemy’s nest

She is lacking drinking water; her scalp’s in distress

She is homeless. Yet, on her head, parasites reside

They seek nutrients, in her blood, which they fail to find…

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Still… My eyes enjoy its beauty –

Long, short, slick, locks, natural and wigs

Just,

‘LOVE’ sounds like an overstatement,

‘LIKE’ meets the expression’s needs.

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Human Disasters – London Tower


Lit Candles

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What happened to you makes no sense, it makes me cry

This shouldn’t have happened – you did not have to die…

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What happened to you makes you mad, it makes you cry

Children thrown out of windows? Why? They cannot fly …

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Why?

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There’s not enough water – London towers rise so high

There’s not enough help! There’s not enough time!!!

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This is not a house of cards, but it surely burns like one

This fire caused even more pain than their knives had done

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This is not a house of cards – there are lives inside

Real people like you & I – they shouldn’t have died

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I’m praying for you if you have survived… You’ll rise…

And for you who’ve lost your loved one or many loved ones

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I’m praying that those in power do all in their power

To prevent human disasters in another London tower.

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Tribute to Grenfell Tower victims & their loved ones ♥♥♥