Starship Landing Strip

Jefferson Airplane by jspphotography
Jefferson Airplane by jspphotography

Starship Landing Strip

With deep respect to those
who have come and gone
it just goes to show
the circle grows
Nothing remains the same
for long

It matters not
how you make your name
the sound
the soul
the years of gold
remain

From the Summer of Love
that I was a part of
I chased the White Rabbit
into oncoming traffic
found Somebody to Love
and with a conjoined shrug
We Built this City
on rock and roll
ditties

To me
you’ll always just be

Airplane

© LTM 4/22/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 22

Poetic Justice

Where am I - Google Search
Where am I – Google Search

Poetic Justice

Where…
am I?

Click

You are neither here nor there
I can’t find you anywhere

I think
therefore
you aren’t

yet you are here
searching

Proof denies faith
so…

Poof!

You cancelled yourself out
and vanished
in a puff of logic

42 as they say
you are with God now

© LTM 4/21/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

Silver Silence

Inner silence by julyshewolf
Inner silence by julyshewolf

Silver Silence

What’s in my head
those words left unsaid
Angry
Rebellious
Jealous
Easily misunderstood

Wounded

Silence speaks louder than words
at times

Mine is predicting all future outcomes
of conversations
maybe I don’t need to start

Speak from the heart

It’s difficult to stop
a knee-jerk reaction
midway through the brain
but easier than backtracking
a retraction
The infraction remains

I am not perfect
I get the better of me
occasionally
but I try
perhaps more than most
because words are my host
as I write

The spoken variety
especially
can harm or help
and sometimes to heal
or circumstances prevent
we must
shut the fuck up

on both sides of the fence

© LTM 4/20/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

Epiphanic Catharsis

Catharsis by WorkOfFart
Catharsis by WorkOfFart

Epiphanic Catharsis

The so-called cool kids were mean
gnawed away at my self-esteem
They made up excuses to bait
and spread rumors twisted with hate

My desire to fit in was fleeting
I should have seen through their sheeting
was dubbed public enemy uncool
and threatened with beatings at school

Now that I’m grown, I can see
they turned out no better than me
Although when our lives rearranged
I learned and they haven’t changed

So I wasn’t cursed, I was blessed
to fall in with a dicier mess
We each had our day with the popular games
now none of us remembers their names

© LTM 4/19/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 19

Peccadillos

Peccadillo by RioJov
Peccadillo by RioJov

Peccadillos

Seven course
fine dining meal
out in country’s hollow
Live music lends
to ambiance
relax, enjoy the tempo

An evening shared
good company
a cherished memory
Teenage years
I called my home
now centered in reverie

© LTM 4/16/16

2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 16