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HOMELESS NEWS: LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

HOMELESS NEWS: LOVE YOUR ENEMIES

Homeless News reports the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, President and Founder of The Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny says, “Since feminists have gone unchallenged for decades, many have become fascists in pantsuits who tolerate zero dissent.” and waxes eloquent that “The feminists’ fake outrage over what men say is absurd. How about the rights and … Continue reading

PRIDE

PRIDE

Pride go hide Yourself away Ego we go All the day Reveal yourself At any chance Pride inside Subside No guide To living justly In this world Intent to bow Yet lofty Haughty Self-regard And vanity That’s innermost A need to boast The uttermost Pride so snide And smug your face Can’t stay behind Forever … Continue reading

SHEEPIE

SHEEPIE

kill them with kindness cleanliness is next to godliness bombard them with sadness achiness is next to holiness some sinners they say evildoers do shout! allow them their sheepiness dumminess is next to happiness.

WHOWOULDATHUNKIT

WHOWOULDATHUNKIT

bare bones stripped down transparent and simple without a fuss or smudged up or with layers upon layer of distracted and jarring spins and directions or odd assortments and unpredictable unreliable unbeknownstingly contradictory and irrelevant skippy-dips from second-to-seond minute-to-minute hour-to-hour all those other intervals that we do never with any idea and always with some … Continue reading

MORE HOMELESS NEWS

MORE HOMELESS NEWS

This morning at dusk while outside watering her prize heirloom roses, Mrs. Sullivan reports walking into a cloud of bats. Did you know that’s what it’s called, a cloud? We here at Homeless News had to look it up. She says she innocently turned a corner and a single bat swooped low in front of her. … Continue reading

THE LAST THOUSAND MORNINGS

THE LAST THOUSAND MORNINGS

Why are you people following me? I mean y’all that see me put up my work and click on that Like button. I don’t know you and wonder, do you know me? Do you actually read anything on my blog or do you Like me to Like you, that tit-for-tat that seems to be how … Continue reading

OFF BASE

OFF BASE

not the way that they used to be things that is and life it seems it’s not the way that it oughta be cause who knows why the people do and say what they say well the impetus? the underpinning underlying purpose or reason or basis? so spot on yet so off base they’re not … Continue reading

SWILL

SWILL

Town to town the road is clear No traffic lights for miles There is no need for gasoline Forget all of your trials Six o’clock the sun’s gone down The sky’s an amber glow I’m thinkin we could get some grub I’m starvin don’t ya know? Mr Christie said today That traffic was too bad … Continue reading

ROCKS OFF

ROCKS OFF

you speak like an authority and go off on your streak but lacking notoriety can’t back up your critique. a pillar of society so shameless with your lies your goal is just conformity a simple ruthless guise. aggravate accelerate your posture is a crime abominate adulterate your rocks off every time contaminate emasculate it’s how … Continue reading

FINE PEOPLE

FINE PEOPLE

I see them every Sunday Those fine people going to church Dressed like they mean it Sauntering down the street Arms swinging Heads held high Going to the holy land Fine people Going to church. I have a random memory of being a small child and sweeping the driveway. My dad looked over my shoulder. … Continue reading

MACHIAVELLIAN

MACHIAVELLIAN

more bees with honey more than with vinegar right? flattery does work it can get you everywhere carry a small stick while speaking very loudly it’s hard to be nice? too machiavellian cut off your nose too this despite your face too bad being kind does work and is tactical it’s manuevering diplomacy a virtue … Continue reading

RECKONING

RECKONING

whaddya want a medal? whaddya need a big brass band? some hoopla umpah sis-boom-bah? whaddya want applause? going through all the motions expecting different emotions that are bigger that are brighter cheered for just showing up finding out but the hard way that it’s your way not my way a hurrah a hooray a huzzah … Continue reading

AND I DON’T MIND

AND I DON’T MIND

you don’t know me and i don’t mind i know you i’m not impressed so sorry i’ve lived long and hard and good and far and wide and with gusto i’ve been here and there in too many places to mention places you’ve never heard of done things you could never imagine that’s okay you … Continue reading

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM

ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM

throw the bums out they are you antiestablishmentarian system stuck no doubt it’s true antiauthoritarianism some subversion and collusion nowhere fast that seems the case dissolution disillusion antiegalitarian what we’ve got too big to fail antilibertarian we’re the ones we’re the first rail antidisestablishmentarianism what a lather blither blather here to stay won’t wish away … Continue reading

TOILET FACE

TOILET FACE

make the world a better place off my case toilet face spread a little love around turn that frown upside down there’s room enough for many more on our team it’s the dream so make the world a nicer place toilet face we’ve got space.

NIGGER

NIGGER

What’s all the fuss about? I had that Paula Deen pegged from the start. YUCK, what a caricature! I live in another part of the south but do meet such ladies where beneath the hair and behind the eyes is a whole nother character and mixed in with that sugar and sweet talk there’s a venom. … Continue reading

FALL BEHIND

FALL BEHIND

Logistics and a laundry list it’s busy things to do Better have a scheme or plan you better think things through Coming going here and there the clock is ticking fast Get some rest recuperate how long will all this last? Up at dawn and stay up late do what you can today There is … Continue reading

GROUPIES ARE RECOMMENDED

GROUPIES ARE RECOMMENDED

better audience soapbox maybe or dais could be megaphone diatribes unleashed no rest for the weary here a need to unfurl akin to like a flashmob some groupies might work to hang on your every word are recommended you can put them there those declarations and then carry on with all your carrying on where … Continue reading

WHO’S TO SAY

WHO’S TO SAY

woke up today the world i see some sun not gray a pretty day i could be wrong who really cares? but could be right well who’s to say? slept great last night had vivid dreams walked through my past it didn’t last woke up and pondered where i wandered ain’t life grand? well who’s … Continue reading

A-SIDES

A-SIDES

Ask me if I care You don’t know whether I do or not At all I’m so done with disparagement That’s good bad and ugly Of myself and of you And anyone else I mean listening to it too That doesn’t serve anyone well Gets no one ahead The way it goes on Drivel As … Continue reading

HOMELESS NEWS SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE

HOMELESS NEWS SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE

This just in: Arthur Delaney of the Huffington Post reports that the U.S. Labor Department announced that “the economy has been steadily adding jobs, pushing the unemployment rate down to 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent.” Mr. Delaney adds, “The improvement won’t mean much to people without jobs, especially people who’ve been unemployed a long time.” … Continue reading

THIN AIR

THIN AIR

you tell me what i need i tell you i don’t need much you tell me the things you think i should want i tell you i don’t want anything you tell me what’s best and how i should live i tell you i’m already living til i’ll die you tell me who i am … Continue reading

THERE’S A LOT OF TALKING

THERE’S A LOT OF TALKING

Going on. Blah blah. There I’ve said it. Yippity-yap. Well I’ve said it many times before. I don’t mind listening. As a matter of fact I rather enjoy it. I find people likable and interesting enough. There’s a lot of talking on the TV and on the radio and on computers and gadgets, in grocery … Continue reading

TOLERANCE

TOLERANCE

we say we’re tolerant that’s nice that means we put up with things different things we don’t know about or understand or don’t necessarily like or approve of or relate to does that change our heart? or do we simply endure? hold our breath till we’re blue? till the situation passes? sit as comfy as … Continue reading

BOGGED DOWN

BOGGED DOWN

i’m going to sleep wake me up when it’s over when things are made known when you know the whys and how come things get bogged down the answers fleeting can you do that please? there’s way too much strife with people at odds and sad and too uncertain maybe it’s always what people go … Continue reading

BASILICA

BASILICA

some are waitin on a mushroom cloud while others are lookin for the smokin gun yet mass destruction there’s no doubt some single bullet final proof cause some are waitin on a mushroom cloud while others are thinkin up an alibi what henny penny fools are we who chat like monkeys up some tree no … Continue reading

SECOND STREET NORTHWEST

SECOND STREET NORTHWEST

meet me tonight down on second street northwest last night things got rowdy “not the first time” they say a gallery window was shattered last week a woman done did it threw another one in it let’s meet later on on the top of that block where italian’s the feast and the elks done get … Continue reading

SKYLIGHT

SKYLIGHT

I promise this isn’t a weather report but it DID snow overnight. And that’s funny ’cause if it snowed here, there must be an awful lot of snow in environs further north. And this with Spring only three days away! And not a moment too soon. But it didn’t snow much and it won’t be here … Continue reading

PLEASING

PLEASING

you can please some of the people all of the time all of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time yet still pay heed why not concede and go out and about on your merry way do what you do and say all that you say … Continue reading

SILOS

SILOS

We live in a world of our own in a box sealed up tightly in silence whilst away all the time yet we talk our big game such a whirl we are having like it needs to be told parsing out wishful thinking It is so often said that “you can’t take it with you” … Continue reading

HILL OF BEANS

HILL OF BEANS

Things have been better. But much worse too. I’m fully engaged, although at the moment a big part of me would rather not be. I’ve learned after all these years I won’t disengage even though I may want to. It’s just not my nature. Sure in the past I’ve disengaged and isolated and fretted and … Continue reading

iTHING

iTHING

It’s all coming together. Outside is about the fullest moon I’ve seen after one of the warmest days we’ve had in a while. That’s all well and good on the moon front, but the earth has tilted just enough that it’s shining directly in my kitchen window again, which suits me waking at my ungodly morning bewitching … Continue reading

HOMELESS NEWS

HOMELESS NEWS

Of all the wacky things we thought Facebook might roll out for its ninth birthday, Homeless News most coveted the replacement of the LIKE button with the YAY! button. Facebook’s been flat. The LIKE overused. We really need some pep. We’d rather click on YAY! The world’s too morose. Talks of more deal-making today sent the … Continue reading

ICONOCLAST

ICONOCLAST

Malcontent We’re nowhere fast Your gloom and doom it fills the room Iconoclast It doesn’t last More balk and bark and talk and squawk Bombasticity Anger scorn Such indignation Makes me yawn Been here before It’s nothing new The same old script It still rings true Iconoclast I like the sound Just not the first … Continue reading

GAGA FAN

GAGA FAN

A Lady Gaga fan made fun of me, trying for under her breath, when I told the cashier in the grocery store I’m a huge Muppets fan. Now I of course have been and am a fan of many things, far and wide. This cashier giggled, as I see her often do, as I frequent … Continue reading

NICENESS AND SMILES ALL AROUND

NICENESS AND SMILES ALL AROUND

The other day I was on my way to a friend’s. I was driving down the road minding my own business and somebody honked at me. I wasn’t doing anything wrong, unless you call enjoying the majestic mountain views a crime, and to be honest there were a lot of cars on this four-lane divided highway. … Continue reading

ALL IN A DAY

ALL IN A DAY

How do you soothe your loneliness? Click on the morning news? Does that make you feel less alone? How do you heal your wounded heart? With the most recently released gadget? Gotta keep up with the times, right? How do you forge more deeper connections? The ones you’ve been longing for, aching and pining for? … Continue reading

ABOUT PEACE

ABOUT PEACE

what’s this about peace? i’ve heard it mentioned not as much around here lately but mentioned the same some do roll their eyes if you utter the word to them it’s passe they cough clear their throats even they say it’s a pipe dream a fool’s scheme that does seem impossible sure for our ills … Continue reading

ON GETTING SENTIMENTAL

ON GETTING SENTIMENTAL

I don’t get sentimental about much, but when we have snowstorms, I often think back to all those years I lived in Allentown. On days when it snowed and school closed and work did too, around eleven am folks would set out on foot to fill the dive bars. Can you picture it? One year … Continue reading

STEEPLECHASER

STEEPLECHASER

He’s a muffed up fluffernutter flatterer A laying it on too thick cock-a-doodle dooing mooing and self-saluting self-congratulating up at batting cooing and back-patting swaggering staggering attention grabbing and sucking generalissimo A fanfaronaded gasconaded rodomontader uh rhodomontader and blustering huckstering shuckstered always flustered distinguishly differenced ironically inferenced braggadocio A tell us how he’s really feeling getting … Continue reading

VALUE

VALUE

get back on the horse we’re gonna take a ride soon into the sunshine of a new day here the keys to your car get them and get your coat too it’s time for a trip who knows what shall be? don’t forget money no forget the money see? the times have a changed it’s … Continue reading

PROPHETS AND SAGES

PROPHETS AND SAGES

You speak in euphemisms and delicacies and fabrications.  With such bombastries and pomposities and grandiloquences. What’s with this false front and the put-on high-handedness? And the whispering down the alley and talking in innuendos and riddles and smoke and mirrors and this gosh-darned twisting up in tangles? I wouldn’t know. Smug yes I am I’ve no … Continue reading

RED-BLOODED AMERICANS

RED-BLOODED AMERICANS

Did you ever have one of those days? I did yesterday and still don’t know what to make of it. I friggin worked my ass off too. I can’t remember the last time I had a goddamn day off to just lie around the house and do nothing. A day when the wife and kids … Continue reading

TODAY IS ABOUT TODAY

TODAY IS ABOUT TODAY

It’s early Thursday morning, which is cool. What’s funny is I’ve been up for about an hour, and in that hour, floating around in the back of my mind was the thought it was Wednesday. I got excited when I realized it was Thursday. But why? Why do I constantly feel the need to hurry … Continue reading

CHIPS WILL FALL

CHIPS WILL FALL

                I’m not depressed enough to really say anything It’s all been said before too many times By someone else or too many times by me. The sound of my own voice makes me sick. I’m not angry enough to really do anything Out of the ordinary or … Continue reading

PILLAGE

PILLAGE

Bankster Gangster Clean starched shirt   Hollow Shallow Such a flirt   Money Honey More you say   Rape and Pillage Everyday.

OUT THERE

OUT THERE

it’s just easier to stay by myself than to have to tolerate all the plotting and scheming that comes along with getting involved with others out there from here the view is rosy I have no need to one-up myself or out-do myself the way that seems to rule the day out there solitude it … Continue reading

OFF THE GRID

OFF THE GRID

Off the grid but On the mark Underground Not on a lark Here and there And nowhere too Griftin driftin Passing through Flown the coop Deliberately Living life Authentically Off the grid but On the spot Society It’s not so hot. I’d rather not. I been there did. I’m off the grid. Illustration by Drew … Continue reading