BrooksLooks @ Religion Collision

RELIGION COLLISION

sparks fly
poor children cry
amid religion’s divisions
people die

doctrine seems to matter
more than lives
what if we disagree
so nobody dies?

what if we gave
just a smidgen
invoking
no religion?

keep faith
free of paradox
giving peace
to each other
instead of gored ox

sitting smug in our pews
are we tolerant of views
that are foreign
free of derision
beyond religion

intolerance’ off-spring
came home to roost
laser-guided reminders
evil is loosed

militant jihadists
dreams will comes true
when death is the goal
the drones on you

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BrooksLooks @ Soft as Silver

SOFT AS SILVER

soft as silver’s
lustrous shine
quiet moments
i call mine

each a gift
here just in time
peace arrives
in an addled mind

let me stay here
my soul serene
jar me not
from micro-dream

in my temp-oasis
beyond life’s din
i realize now
the state i’m in

no doubt a place
i know little well
a fragile silence
a golden spell

in an instant snap
the spell is done
life returns
back on the run

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BrooksLooks @ Slàinte

glencairn-whisky-glass

Slàinte

there are matters in a lifetime
we never seem to mend
like broken hearts and let-downs
or when good things have to end

so we leave the hurts behind us
move on down the road
our hearts grow stronger on the way
lighter with each we unload

life goes on–it’s all we can say
new joys arriving every day
our live’s are richer for all we’ve known
and the souls we’ve touched along the way

in the end we focus on good things
no regrets shall have their due
we’ll recollect all the sweet things
when our old lives fade from view

and if you’re at my final service
raise some whisky in your glass
as we celebrate our lives well lived
the critics can kiss my ass

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