Poems

  • Might As Well Get Duped May 21, 2017 ShareThis poem is a parody of “Might As Well Get Juiced,” by the Rolling Stones. If you really want to sell out your mind If you want to leave all goodness behind If you want to live on down in the drain If you ...
  • Fannie’s Song May 21, 2017 ShareThis poem is a parody of John Denver’s song called “Annie’s Song.” In Denver’s song, he compared the sensation of being with his wife to the sensation of being in nature. (“You fill up my senses / Like a night ...
  • The Three Views April 22, 2017 ShareThis poem is a sonnet about believers, atheists, and agnostics. Believers tell us daily, “God is there,” Although no one has proved that he exists; Their only weakness is that they’re aware That doubt and worry in their minds persists. The atheists do tell us, ...
  • Exiles in Babylon – Revised April 17, 2017 ShareThree exiled Jews refused to obey the King of Babylon and bow down to his golden image. This poem is an interpretation of part of the book of Daniel, in the Bible. In the land of Judah, Jehoiakim reigned. But, in his ...
  • The Merry-Go-Round April 15, 2017 ShareThis poem is a Shakespearean sonnet. The roundabout is going in reverse, And people see and judge the fading past; The riders greet each other with a curse; The music makes a screeching, blaring blast. The carousel begins to slow, and then The ride and music ...
  • I’m Looking For My Brother January 23, 2017 ShareI’m looking for my brother Can you tell me where he is? Can you tell me who he is? I’m looking for my brother Is he behind that computer screen? Is he behind that smartphone screen? I’m looking for my brother Is he only an illusion? Is he ...
  • The Power Of Lies January 5, 2017 ShareThis poem is a parody of the song “The Power of Love” (1985) by Huey Lewis, Chris Hayes, and Johnny Colla. The power of lies is a curious thing Makes one man fall, makes another man king Turns a child into one who ...
  • After The Writing January 1, 2017 ShareThis poem is a parody of Neil Young’s song “After the Garden.” Young’s song is about the pollution and exploitation of the earth. My poem, on the other hand, is about a hypothetical situation in which all written human knowledge ...
  • My Thoughts Are The Shots December 18, 2016 ShareA little lesson about perception. If my thoughts are the shots that hurt me Then we should learn it good and agree That your act was a fact But the tact that it lacked Was what I did supply and did ...
  • Hanging By A Thread December 16, 2016 ShareA poem reveals its true feelings. I was born last week on this poetry site And I was well received when I first saw the light And though I have been thoroughly enjoyed I’m now falling into the poetry void They say that I’ve had ...
  • Simply Unpredictable December 13, 2016 ShareThis poem is a parody of the 1988 song “Simply Irresistible” by Robert Palmer. I have borrowed some words and phrases from the song for my poem because they worked well with the theme of my poem. This poem is ...
  • The Choice December 13, 2016 ShareThis poem was initially titled “A Few Cans Of Food And Some Bottles Of Water.” I have revised and improved it. Some cans of food and some jugs of water You’ve got a gun and a garden out back A way to save ...
  • Be Not Misled – Revised December 12, 2016 ShareThis poem is based on Matthew (chapter 24) from the Bible. It tells about the end of the age and Christ’s return. As Jesus was leaving the temple that day His disciples came to show without delay The grandeur of the temple and ...
  • I’m A Spy December 8, 2016 Share(Just in my defense This poem is not about me Except in the sense That we’re entangled energy) I’m a spy in this hole And I live on your soul I’m just a normal guy But I might never die I don’t want to be replaced Or silently erased So ...
  • Doing It All For The Money December 7, 2016 ShareThis poem is a parody of the song “Doing It All For My Baby,” performed by Huey Lewis and the News, and written by Mike Duke and Phil Cody. Early in the morning, I’m still in bed I’m dreaming about the wad ...
  • The Amazing Reversible World December 6, 2016 ShareThis poem describes our path from a world of false perception and attack to a world of true perception and forgiveness. Finally, we will return to a heaven of perfect knowledge and love. These ideas come from the book A ...
  • Echo Chamber December 5, 2016 ShareThis short poem is dedicated to the civilized world. According to Wikipedia: In news media an echo chamber is a metaphorical description of a situation in which information, ideas, or beliefs are amplified or reinforced by transmission and repetition inside an ...
  • Can These Pages Live? December 4, 2016 ShareThis poem was inspired by some verses from the Bible. He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” (Ezekiel 37:3 NASB) Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is ...
  • Your Life Is Based On Shifting Sand December 2, 2016 ShareThis poem is for people who think they can hide their evil and who think that evil makes them strong. Attacking, mocking, killing foes Your pride does swell as power grows Though watching over all the land Your life is based on shifting sand The ...
  • Can of Beans November 27, 2016 ShareSatan uses fear and depression to weaken and control us. Let’s turn things around with a little humor. This poem is a parody of Bob Dylan’s song “Man of Peace” (“You know that sometimes Satan comes as a man of ...
  • The Age Of Innocence October 4, 2016 ShareWhen we look around at all the others And fail to see them as our brothers We maintain the unhappy status quo And hold firmly to our fear and woe What is it that keeps the world mired in fear And will not allow real ...
  • This Time Around July 7, 2016 ShareThis poem is about the current age and the next age on earth. This time around We don’t see eye to eye This time around We are afraid to die This time around We walk divergent roads This time around We have different codes This time around The righteous people ...
  • The Ego and the Attraction of Death May 18, 2016 ShareWhat would you see without the fear of death? What would you feel and think if death held no attraction for you? Very simply, you would remember your Father. The Creator of life, the Source of everything that lives… –A Course ...
  • The Beast April 24, 2016 ShareThis poem is about the beast of guilt and fear. The repressed beast sleeps In the heart that keeps Its guilt hid away And does not allay The resulting fear That judgment is near People have a mask With the simple task Of hiding the beast But guilt is a ...
  • All Men Will Be Brothers March 21, 2016 ShareA Man’s A Man For All That (Modern English update by Alan Steinle, 2016; original version by Robert Burns, 1795) Is there for honest Poverty That hangs his head, and all that; The coward slave—we pass him by, We dare be poor for all that! For ...
  • The Ego’s Last Stand February 13, 2016 ShareThis poem is about letting go of the past, and abandoning our belief that sin cannot be undone You’ve taught me to lie without a trace And to kill with no remorse On the outside I’m the greatest guy But now I’m dead inside —From ...
  • Never As Good As The Last Time January 27, 2016 ShareThis is a Shakespearean sonnet about love. It is a response to the song “Never As Good As The First Time” by Sade. One day, a million years or greater hence The universe will be ripe, and so old That there will be ...
  • If I Believe January 22, 2016 ShareThis is my first, and perhaps last, Shakespearean sonnet. If I believe that you are safely hid In the eternal place where you are from Then nothing you will do or sooner did Possesses strength to keep you ever glum If I believe that you ...
  • A Blessing For The Zombies? January 5, 2016 ShareThis poem should have been written on Halloween. Don’t take it too seriously. Each line in this poem has five syllables. Once before I thought to do what I ought. But now I can see that I’m a zombie. My friends are the same– they all ...
  • Atonement Without Sacrifice January 3, 2016 ShareThis poem was inspired by the section called “Atonement without Sacrifice” in the book A Course in Miracles. Concerning the atonement We must practice discernment The atonement is a concept Into which some errors have crept In order to have consistent perception We must eradicate all ...
  • From Light To Light December 15, 2015 ShareThe Light There is a light that embraces all living things And carries the whole universe in its gentle wings This light is intelligent and warm And there are countless beings that swarm Within its peaceful and welcoming mien But it cannot be with the body’s ...
  • The Middle Way December 15, 2015 ShareNow, it looks like it’s gone nationwide Too much pride (Don Henley, from “Too Much Pride”) How to avoid the slavish side While also shunning too much pride? We can discover the middle way When we choose oneness today For oneness keeps us side-by-side And helps us shun ...
  • The Last Days December 15, 2015 ShareBut, “Ah, Lord GOD!” I said, “Look, the prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.'” Then the LORD said to me, “The ...
  • When The Veil Is Removed From Our Eyes December 15, 2015 ShareAnd on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, Even the veil which is stretched over all nations. (Isaiah 25:7 NASB) When the veil is removed from our eyes What could we experience but surprise? All these ...
  • The Cat And The Mouse December 15, 2015 ShareOnce there lived a cat and a mouse In an average suburban house The cat got his meals every day Even when the owners were away The cat had nothing to worry about But there was something he was without He felt alone, even with clever ...
  • Wasteland December 15, 2015 ShareMy brain is bruised, and my heart is sore Lying face-down on a hard dirt floor Do you know who is still keeping score? My brain is bruised, and my heart is sore I can’t see what the future is for There’s nothing in this ...
  • If Loss Were Real June 25, 2015 ShareIf loss were real anywhere Then life would be unfair If loss were really the truth Then despair would end our youth Look Listen Wake up Death cannot take what is eternal If we put our hope in rotting skin Then no one can ever hope to win For death ...
  • A Different Kind of Music May 24, 2015 ShareThe pianist pounds the keys And plays the notes he sees The sheet music does dictate The song’s sound, tone, and rate The drum regularly beats As the public sits in their seats A man gently taps his feet On the unyielding concrete His neighbor asks him to ...
  • Exiles in Babylon February 1, 2015 ShareThree exiled Jews refuse to obey the king of Babylon and bow to his golden image. This poem is an interpretation of part of the book of Daniel, in the Bible. In the land of Judah, Jehoiakim reigned But in his third ...
  • A Few Cans Of Food And Some Bottles Of Water January 27, 2015 ShareShould we prepare to survive in this world or prepare for eternity? A few cans of food and some bottles of water A gun in your hand and a garden out back A way to protect your wife, son, and daughter In your wilderness ...
  • An Open Letter to the Oppressed People of the Earth January 23, 2015 ShareThis poem introduces five ways of dealing with suffering. Around the world, people are suffering From hatred, attack, and plundering But each has his own way of dealing With the pain and sorrow he is feeling The first way of dealing with oppression Is to stoically ...
  • The Writing Is On The Wall January 15, 2015 ShareThis poem is about reaping what we have sown. You have devised a shameful thing for your house By cutting off many peoples; So you are sinning against yourself. Surely the stone will cry out from the wall, And the rafter ...
  • Make Your Choice January 12, 2015 ShareThis poem says that we must make a choice to listen to one of two voices. One voice leads to fear, and the other leads to love. Make your choice Hear your voice Let the love within you arise Or get caught in a ...
  • The Most Powerful Knowledge October 12, 2014 ShareThis poem is about knowledge, power, and the knowledge that brings us the most power or strength. Those from the ivory tower Say that our knowledge is power But what do we want power for? Will it be used to win the next war? If ...
  • Either Or October 5, 2014 ShareEither we know what we are, or we don’t Either we are one, or we are alone Either God is love, or God is judgmental Either we are like God, or God is a stranger Either we want peace, or we don’t Either the truth ...
  • Just Once September 9, 2014 ShareThis poem is about finding peace and unity in a world of conflict and division. You’re on your island, and I’m here on mine, and walls and bodies our limits define. My ideas and traits are not quite like yours, and each of us ...
  • To See Or Not To See August 30, 2014 ShareThis collection of poems is based on Review I of the Workbook of A Course in Miracles. The Workbook has one lesson per day, and the numbers before the poems refer to these lessons. To See Or Not To See: An ...
  • What Is A Man? August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem says that man has an inner core of love, and an outer appearance that changes. What is a man that we might know his being? Perhaps our beliefs about him are not freeing For with our knowledge of his past deeds We ...
  • We Are God’s Perfect Creation August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem says that our reality is holiness and love, but our thoughts of sin have obscured this fact. God creates by extending his divinity– His love, joy, and peace–into infinity In reality, we are God’s perfect creation The sinless effect of his causation But ...
  • Seven Short Poems August 30, 2014 ShareThese poems address some ideas presented in the book A Course in Miracles. The form of these poems is called a Limerick. Can it be that I see nothing today Although the whole world is on display For I see only the past And ...
  • Inside The Machine August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about the machine that currently spans the globe. Inside the machine of violence and deception Love is not given welcome nor reception But the self that this machine corrupts and smears Is not the Self that knows neither loss nor tears Inside ...
  • My Body Is An Antenna August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about energy and its transformation. My body is an antenna in a sea Of positive and negative energy Like attracts like, and so what I receive Are the thoughts and ideas to which I cleave If I desire to attract only positive ...
  • The World Transparent August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about the world of the future, in which everything is known by everyone. Are you ready for the shining world transparent When the contents of your heart will be apparent For the mind’s eye will see what is unblocked And the ...
  • On The Road To Emmaus August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Luke 24:13-32). In this part of the Bible, two of Jesus’ followers are walking on the road after Jesus was crucified. They are sad because they thought Jesus would save ...
  • A Permanent Peace August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Isaiah 8:5 – 9:7). This part of the Bible discusses the power of Assyria, a future destruction, the talk of conspiracy, the darkness to be experienced by those who follow ...
  • The Two Conspiracies August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem deals with hidden conspiracies and the open conspiracy. To conspire means to breathe together To be united by a strong tether A bond that can’t easily be broken An agreement that might be unspoken Of conspiracies, there are two kinds Two ways to form ...
  • I Am Fascism August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is a personification of the principle of fascism. It is dedicated to those who have suffered under fascism at any time or place. My M.O. is to always tell lies But for now I have dropped my disguise My will is ...
  • The Forgotten Song August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem presents the idea that we have forgotten the song of love and praise that joins us to our Creator. Do you remember that song of praise That we sang when our hearts were ablaze With the love that our Creator bestows Through ...
  • I Am Your Fate August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about factory work.   I’m not man or machine I’m just something in between –Robert John “Mutt” Lange, from the song “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” You’re the man upstairs doing fine While I’m stuck here on this assembly line I’m not man or ...
  • When You’re Out On The Street August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about homelessness. When you’re out on the street In the summer day’s heat And you see me in rags Just holding some bags Remember the high price You paid for looking so nice For I wear no disguise ‘Cause I can’t compromise And I’m not trying ...
  • Rituals vs. Universal Love August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an imaginary dialogue between Kongzi (Confucius) and Mozi, two ancient Chinese philosophers. Kongzi: The goal that my teachings have planned Is social order throughout the land Mozi: How will you achieve this noble aim And make for yourself a name? Kongzi: I will teach people ...
  • Relationships: Illusion And Reality August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about love and the attempt to limit love. Is a relationship a way For a person to play With another’s heart And then to depart? Or can one speak a vow That is able to somehow Make a bond last forever No matter the weather? Are ...
  • Other People August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about the heaven and hell of relationships.   Hell is other people. –Jean-Paul Sartre Hell is other people who No matter what you do Always find something to judge They drag you through the sludge And see through your thin disguise As they shred you with ...
  • In This Human Frame August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about the strange experience of being in a human body. Why am I in this human frame That is at birth given a name? Isn’t this name only a handle And this body but a ‘brief candle’? If the body is my ...
  • For Ralph Waldo Emerson August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is dedicated to Emerson, the 19th century American essayist and poet. You were born in a young country of ideals In a country with no king and no one kneels But this country with its new constitution Was created through a bloody ...
  • Be Thankful August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem was written just before Thanksgiving. Is thanksgiving appropriate today When the world is in such disarray? With all of our confusion And growing disillusion Be thankful that it won’t stay this way Share
  • The Dog And The Wolf August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about choices. It is based on Aesop’s fable of the same name. There was once a lean wolf, hungry and weak, Who encountered a proud dog, fat and sleek. The dog looked at the hungry wolf and said, “With such a ...
  • An Eternal Spring August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about the darkness of unforgiveness and the eternal spring brought about by forgiveness. What can forgiveness bring Except an eternal spring? Forgiveness brings lasting peace The kind that does not cease It brings meaning to a world of chaos It brings growth to ...
  • God Wants Only Complete Happiness For Me August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem reveals that love and happiness are experienced together, and they are God’s will for us. God wants only complete happiness for me And love is the happiness that sets me free This world was made to keep us apart To deny God’s ...
  • Inner Power August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about resentment and its relinquishment. Inner resentment tears apart your soul And on those around you takes its toll But your pardon releases And sin’s burden decreases When you forgive and make the world whole   Share
  • Miracles August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem puts the fifty miracle principles into verse. 1 All miracles are the same Glad expressions of love’s flame Although diverse to the body’s eyes They do not vary in degree or size 2 Miracles in themselves mean not a thing Unless we know from Whom they ...
  • No Other Will August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem states that our will and God’s will are one. When I fail to forgive When I’m afraid I won’t live When my mind is conflicted When my heart is afflicted When I fear my mistakes When the solid earth quakes When I am afraid of ...
  • On Self-Defense August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem says that the body is not real and that, if we defend the body, we are essentially believing that we are a body and that we can be destroyed.   If I defend myself it means I believe That the attack ...
  • The All-in-All August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem discusses the immanence and omnipresence of God. In other words, God is in everything and he is everywhere. Can your theological tome Really be God’s place or home? The whole universe cannot embrace God’s reality within time and space But each tiny grain ...
  • The Light Does Not Condemn You August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem deals with several themes from A Course in Miracles. To escape from the guilt, fear, and pain That continually attack your weary brain You must take one small step ahead And leave for an instant all your dread While you hold on to ...
  • The Real World August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem puts into verse the description of the real world from the Workbook for Students in A Course in Miracles. The world that you see brings fear to your mind For what you looked for is what you did find You sent ...
  • There Is Nothing That We Need To Do August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem presents the idea that all our efforts are not as important as the realization that we don’t need to do anything. How to shorten the time needed to heal? How to wake up quickly to the real? We only need to ...
  • The Thief August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem deals with the “special relationship” as described in A Course in Miracles. The soul that does itself despise Looks for another to tell it lies This soul seeks to throw itself away And to steal another self as prey And this unhappy soul’s ...
  • The Wings Of The Spirit August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is about leaving the world after our purpose here is complete. If there is for spirit a reason To stay in this world for a season Is it not to reveal to another spirit The voice of reason until it can hear ...
  • What Is Forgiveness? August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is based on the Workbook lesson titled “What Is Forgiveness?” This lesson can be found in the book A Course in Miracles. Forgiveness is the recognition That sin is but an apparition It does not make real the sin It sees that ...
  • Why Delay? August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem discusses how the body, which is not our true home, was made to keep us apart and to limit love. Why postpone and delay Your body’s final day? Why delay and postpone Your spirit’s return home? You will not be happy alone In this ...
  • Your Salvation Is Not Far August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem tackles several themes from A Course in Miracles. Though mistaken you have often been You have never committed a mortal sin For a mortal sin would condemn you to hell With no release, as you seem to know well But all your errors ...
  • Be Not Misled August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Matthew 24). This part of the Bible is called the Olivet Discourse. In this monologue, Jesus tells of the signs of the end of the age. He says that there ...
  • Blessed Are You August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Matthew 5:1-12). This part of the Bible is called the Beatitudes. It contains Jesus’ words of blessing. Jesus, seeing the crowds gathering around, Went up the mountain and sat on the ground Then ...
  • How Long? August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Habakkuk 1-2). In this book of the Bible, the prophet Habakkuk has a conversation with God. Habakkuk sees violence on every side, and even though he knows that it will ...
  • The Assyrians August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Isaiah 10). This part of the Bible discusses the Assyrians, who think they have become gods. God uses them to test and correct other nations, but the Assyrians will also ...
  • The Covenant With Death August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Isaiah 28:9-22). This part of the Bible discusses the “covenant with death,” which some people make to try to achieve personal security. These people will follow many orders, but these ...
  • The Holy Seed August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Isaiah 6). This part of the Bible discusses the prophet Isaiah’s call by God to tell the people his words. People will become insensitive and dumb, and there will be ...
  • The New Covenant August 30, 2014 ShareThis poem is an interpretation of part of the Bible (Jeremiah 31:31-34). This part of the Bible discusses the “new covenant,” in which God has forgiven and forgotten all sin, and everyone knows God personally. This new covenant will replace ...