Penned Resistance

Penned Resistance is poetic ink urging us to thInk about what is happening to us, to the U.S., to the world, and all that whirls around and inside us. To thInk as our true selves is to resist the forces that seek to occupy or control our thoughts . . . as an individual, a citizen, a man, a woman, a human, a Yeti.

Penned ink to thInk is a link to our primordial freedom ... our freedom to be who we truly are. Let it ring.

So Your Might,…!! Won’t Awake

Allergies and phobias alike
body and matter of mind
wheals a whirl in mine of whose design
allerions don’t take flight downturned wings
and beakless things falling prey
it’s hard to peak in a pecking order
based in fear

depictions of you, … in pho-be us or aller…gees
you decide
it’s your body mine your instrument
for you thoughts do unto it with orr’s of ought
brought about

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To Where ... A Pony Tale

I didn’t tell my dad, he wouldn’t understand
I said I’d be back, but I didn’t say when
he said, “goodbye, son”
but I didn’t know I was leaving…I thought,
“just gone for the night”, but
the TV was gleaming, radiation was beaming
I knew he didn’t know just how far I’d be goin’

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Gathering (In Memories)


Tribu…taries we
driftwood from the sea
we walk the shore of
to see

Ashore the gale force winds
the storm the sails the waves
the frequency of winding trails bring us
to aware

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Simplified: A Demonized Face on What We Want to Take


and the modus operandi remains the same
one war to the next to the next next…u.s.
Native Americans become savages on their own land
name calling and false framing began a foundation
for capital gains Geronimo becomes “The worst of the worst”
and Manifest Destiny reaches the West Coast
not seeing the ravages but basking in a masking
of a “White Man’s Burden”
militarism adds a Roosevelt Corollary
sphere with a spear of influence
beginning North to South America it’s gone global
no spheres for others within their borders
or even near their borders
it’s the New World ordered by U.S.

Cuba Philippines Vietnam Afghanistan made their stand
Ho Ho Ho another Geronimo Taliban another name
to take their land
for Unocal gas gas gas attack Nord Stream
to War Crimes

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“Ohio“ “Needle and the Damage Done” Whoa

Domestication has a harness
it finds the young and old
its image and likeness is to own
its bit has its bite and its reins are a turning
channeling a range and a chorus that sings to its seasoning
it loves the free fall into the corrals of control
the retuning of harmonies for hysteria
it’s the Man’s dream date the grim reaping
the harvest of souls
young and old

The box canyon echoes with who’s
a who’s true revelation
the boxing in ring to the sheer cliffs and steep terrain
gains then the rains rain turn to reins reigning
a saddling sore story for evermore
and the taming game
domestication resuscitation and the breath that’s left

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