SNEEZING AND WHEEZING

Starting to cough
Starting to sneeze
My nose is running
I’ve developed a wheeze.

Kleenex and cough drops
Decongestants and tea
Could be a virus
Or an allergy.

The pollen, the dust
Don’t open the door
The wind carries in
Those dangerous spores.

We breathe in and breathe out
A substantial amount
Into our nose
And out through our mouth.

Vitamin C
The first line of defense
Fluids and rest
Will make perfect sense.

Some honey and juice
A warm bowl of soup
Whatever this is
It’s thrown me for a loop.

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LIES AND RIDICULE

Distract, Deflect and Divide
I’m afraid that’s his M.O.
No thought or care for others
I’m afraid he needs to go.

The damage to our nation
Disregard for common good
Does whatever he feels like
Never doing what he should.

Embracing a false ideology
Abandoning the constitution
Disregard for the law
Practicing overt exclusion.

A racist and a bigot
Dictator wannabe
Would rather be with Kim Jong Un
Than defend democracy.

Slander, lies and ridicule
The values he accepts
No honor, truth or loyalty
No kindness or respect.

Families held against their will
Children taken from their mothers
Siding with white supremacists
No regard for those of color.

No way he should be president
He’s a liar and a thief
It’s time to take our country back
He needs to be impeached.

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IN PLAIN SIGHT.

Ethnic cleansing
Before your eyes
In plain sight
There’s no disguise.

Making America
Milky white
Taking away
Your voting rights.

What’s happening
To democracy?
Don’t want this man
To speak for me.

Prejudice, hate
Lies and deceit
Counting out
You and me.

A dictator
A wannabe
Cavorts with Putin
Can’t you see?

Ignoring laws
No respect for justice
No intentions
Of trying to help us.

Looking out
For number one
Don’t understand
Just how he won.

Be wary now
The fix is in
With Russia’s help
He’ll win…. again.

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CAGED

A monstrous nature
An evil mind
Devoid of love
Of any kind.

Cages children
Puts up walls
Comes a running
When Putin calls.

Craves attention
Schemes and lies
Turns his back
When children cry.

Doesn’t know
Wrong from right
Can’t discern
Dark from light.

Can’t believe
In plain view
He can deceive
He’s fooling you.

Please wake up
Come to your senses
Stop erecting
Chain link fences.

Soap and water
A human right
A blanket to keep you
Warm at night.

Open your eyes
Don’t turn away
Our country’s values
Are slipping away.

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MAKE A WISH

Too little too late, life’s passing you by
No point in wallowing in regret
It’s never too late to start again
Stop feeling so upset.

Each day a gift, the present
A chance to start anew
As long as their is breath, there’s hope
Become a better you.

Set your alarm, don’t sleep all day
There are things you need to do
Step up and face the challenge
The sky’s not grey, it’s blue.

Enjoy the breeze, the swallows
The flowers in your midst
The dragonflies, the hummingbirds
Close your eyes and make a wish.

There is love, it’s all around you
Open your eyes, there in plain view
You’ll find someone to share your dreams
Someone who’s just like you.

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BLIND SUPPORT

What can you possibly expect from him?
A man who refused to serve
Who five times told the government
He regretfully had bone spurs.

He scams, he’s lied, he’s cheated
All his life…. to get his way
There’a method to his madness
You’re so easily led astray.

There’s no regard for rules or norms
He admires a scam, a scheme
He’s lied his way to the very top
He’s cruel, evil and mean.

He grits his teeth, hisses and smiles
When reading his Teleprompter
Blind support from his base
You should know…. that’s what he’s after.

Repeats his lies, loud and clear
Repeats them again and again
He knows they have the desired effect
You want to follow him.

Like sheep, being led to slaughter
Never doubting or asking why
You’ll do anything that he says
Convinced he never lies.

Another sip of Kool-Aid?
He knows just what to do
A dictator, a wannabe
He’ll take control of you.

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SECRETS

Beware, the spider’s web
Unsuspecting, caught, exposed
Your secret…. buried deep
Doesn’t need to be disclosed.

Embarrassed, feeling weak
Cold and naked in their eyes
Reflections of your past
The question’s always…. why?

They begin to pry
The conversation…. way too serious
The lamb that’s led to slaughter
Now must satisfy the curious.

You have been deposed
Lay your faults out on the table
Let them be the judge
They’ll decide if you are stable.

The mistakes that you have made
Buried somewhere deep within
There they should remain
No need to bear your sins.

No good will come of this
Another trip down memory lane
Never leads to anywhere
Once you’re done, you’ll feel ashamed.

Not every question needs an answer
Learn to stagger, learn to stall
Hold back, learn to protect yourself
Don’t feel compelled to tell it all.

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