BrooksLooks @ Crumbling

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Crumbling

sermons unheard

unspoken good words

a song unsung

lessons unlearned

in an inhospitable place

where manners don’t matter

in an inhuman race

cruelty seeps

onto the world’s bloody streets

gunfire and grief

beyond our belief

shots fired

our frayed nerves hot-wired

dignity’s bridges burned

simple kindness spurned

if civility is lost

was compassion the cost?

beneath uneasy skies

too many why’s

morality decried

a teacher defied

a pastor sighs

and the poet cries

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BrooksLooks @ Vantage Point

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Vantage Point

we’ve come so far

beyond paradigm

to where the few

know a rare place and time

complex new dimensions

misunderstood

yet seekers of truth

still seek the way

and the good

they cast a glance

at the growing storm

faraway

fanatic rants

jeopardize the safe and warm

will we make it

to the other side

will we rise above

the rising tide

can mankind cope

do we still hope

or is what we’ve achieved

threatened

on a slippery slope

it’s a race to the finish

to know how it ends

evil diminished

ill will portends

we build our walls higher

swarms of drones fire

evil’s army on the run

and the price will be paid

by daughter and son

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BrooksLooks @ Going Away

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GOING AWAY

i’ve loved you and cared for you

every day of your life

i’ve paid a ransom price

to be your mother

a parent, a wife

in the roll of life’s dice

you’ll never know the depth

of my sacrifice

no time for small talk?

nor the details of my day?

so self-important now

you weren’t raised this way

and you tell me how you don’t care

it’s there in your eyes in that blank stare

good luck you’ve had your say

i won’t abide your disrespect

goodbye for now, i’m walking away

i don’t need you

i’m not some old door mat

my heart and I

can’t look back

i’m walkin’ away

my bags are packed

i loved you with all my heart

now I can’t look back

the fuse is burning in your life now

ticking like a time bomb

and you’ll never know how

i gave everything to be your Mom

i gave it all to be your Mom

a mother scorned by her own child

the most painful crime of all

you’ll realize sometime

when your heart’s in free fall

when your friends are few

and she leaves you

and the bills come due

remember that I loved you

you’ll remember things I say

but I won’t abide your disrespect

goodbye for now

i’m walking away

i don’t need you

i’m not some old door mat

you broke my heart

and I can’t look back

i’m walkin’ away

my bags are packed

i loved you with all of my heart

and i can’t look back

let me know when you’re back on track

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