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.

It Hasn’t Left

Love it or leave it hasn’t left
was right with us from the founding
left reds blacks women and the poor
this lore
spells u.s. with illusion and delusion
this year
Trump ups these charges with more
of the same old same old

from the white right we’re Trump..ed up
with a pouty whine and a Mussolini-smirking happy face
“Why don’t they go back… if you’re not happy… you can leave right now”
oh say can’t you see
men women fascism and militarism
him’s of our history modus operandi lives again
trailing tears following fears from the right White

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YesSir CanSir

The malignant growth of the YesSir CanSir of authoritarian capitalism
is lead
by U.S. it’s most aggressive now Trumpian form
a distortion of we through its usual sorting
class race hate
now man…I…infesting a metastasizing of
Rich and Strong

the so-called Great Powers fascistic make-up
paint their faces with democracy and demagoguery
into the latest face-off
U.S.S. trolling dolls for layers of provocation
Russia China Russia China Russia

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The Role Called

The river flows as the soul goes
there the bends there never ends
don’t be damned up about boulders on your shoulders
find your way around let your feats rise
till your thoughts overflow
and the stream fulfills the dream
the wish is your will
the damn it man made it
cascade the shade in sprinkled light

Wither the weather
storm cells perseverate cell towers metastasize
five gee’s and we cell phones held heading unheard
for sale is afloat and you are the antidote
salesmanship is incorporated and corporal arms sales have reached your arm
the pin prick of witch hunts is now a global vaccine scene

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Just as Real as Here

There is a place called
Love and Understanding
you can actually go there you can actually live there
it’s as real as anywhere

is love and understanding
and there is where
you want
to be

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Branches Off Infinity

Stick figure beneath
the Poet Tree
branches off infinity fall to earth first
from above the matter below

the fire and the cold
the river the stream the creek
the crack in the facts
that allow for thee to reach

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