Archive for May, 2022

Nobody’s Perfect

May 19, 2022

Hitler loved his doggies
Stalin had a mom
Mao looked good khaki
And Nero played his song

Don't be so judgmental
Is what I always say
If you are not perfect 
Then cast those stones away

Manson had a family
Attila liked to roam
Lucifer was brought up
In a very nice home

Don't be so judgmental
Is what I always say
If you are not perfect 
Then cast those stones away

Torquemada was religious
Vlad was never late
Khomeini trimmed his whiskers
Dahmer cleaned his plate

Don't be so judgmental
Is what I always say
If you are not perfect 
Then cast those stones away

by Richard W. Bray



the space between

May 18, 2022

Time was somewhere else
In a universe of two
Bewitched and bedazzled
There was only you

The light, the air
The space between
Charged by the sparks
That cannot be seen

Colors overflow
Molecules conspire
Angels hold their breath
And stop to admire

The light, the air
The space between
Charged by the sparks
That cannot be seen

by Richard W. Bray

I Lift My Lids

May 7, 2022

I lift my lids and all is born again.
—Sylvia Plath, Mad Girl's Love Song

So many dreams
Inside my head
Treasure and triumph
And beauty and dread
I lift my lids
To you instead

What disappeared 
Is born anew 
My moon-struck songs
Are all of you
Drops of bliss
Like morning dew

Rise and roar
And meet the world
Music until now
Unheard
My dream my life 
My thunderbird

by Richard W. Bray