Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’

wishy washy boo hoo

May 9, 2023

idiotic therapeutic 
wishy washy boo hoo
sticks and stones
Do words break bone?
crazy as a cuckoo

stop your sobbin 
silly robin
wings to fly 
beak for bobbin
skippin to my lu-lu

trigger warning
every morning 
scaredy cat
don't do that
just accept your boo boo

toughen up
batter up
and to yourself 
be true true

by Richard W. Bray

everything is everywhere

May 5, 2023

Separation is illusion
Particles connect
A million little worlds
Live inside a speck

Navigate the pattern
Smell the rings of Saturn 

The man behind the curtain
Is in the looking glass
Butterflies cause hurricanes
The sun lives in the grass
The rain in Cucamonga
Irrigates the tundra

Love and existence
Energy and time
Consciousness and matter
Mingle dance and rhyme

Everything is everywhere
Radiance is in the air

by Richard W. Bray

demon always wins

February 17, 2023

Weak and wounded people
Let the spirits in
Play a demon's game
The demons always win

Entertain a demon
And grovel at its feet
Revel in destruction
And tales of deceit

Spin a tangled web
Stab a thousand backs
Demon grabs your virtue
And eats it like a snack

Dance with the devil
Sing his favorite song
Never ask yourself
Where it went wrong

Do all the things
A demon says to do
And never admit
The demon is you

by Richard W. Bray

meaning, nourishment and truth

February 4, 2023

When your life’s a walking shitshow
And you fill the world with lies
You don’t know why you’re empty
Saying your goodbyes

In a room where you say your name 
And try to tell the truth
Don’t miss out on fellowship
Searching for proof

Alone on a computer
You muffle your cries
As you try to find your truth
In other people’s lives

Searching the whole world
Looking for your purpose
Cast your buckets down
And try to be of service

by Richard W. Bray

the quiet of the sky

January 21, 2023

The quiet of the sky
The passion of the trees
The wisdom of the rocks
Educating me

Unremembered kindness
Murmurs in the breeze
The wonders of a world
That willed itself to be

Experience the grandeur
Of a world that isn’t clean
Open up your senses
Pull away from the screen

by Richard W. Bray


January 17, 2023

Everything is broken
It’s about to get worse
I know what’s wrong with everyone
I know just what to do
If I could punch you every moment
Then I could fix you

Everything is broken
So I make my own truth
It isn’t really lying cuz I’m not even there
I know what’s wrong with you
Cuz I live in your head
It isn’t really me sleeping in my bed

Everything is broken
I live outside myself
Reality is bad for my health
No one can handle my sad little poem
A little girl got broken
And she never went home

by Richard W. Bray

the best things

January 14, 2023

choices matter
syllables flatter
promises as empty 
as the wind

broadcast near and far
tell us who you are
fabricate and
fantasize and spin

goodness will not say
what it gives away
treasures more
valuable than gold

love unassailable
beauty unexplainable
the best things
cannot be told

By Richard W. Bray

space and time

October 15, 2022

The world is made of frozen light
Everything connects
Nothing in the universe
Works like you expect

Does a tree know it exists?
Does a star know how to love?
Look at thirteen blackbirds
Listen to a dove

Make some room for kindness
As you straddle space and time
The world is charged with grandeur
Everybody shines

by Richard W. Bray


September 18, 2022

in a fog
in a flutter
in love

in debt
in danger
in love

in the dumps
in a pickle
in love

in the groove
in the saddle
in love

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