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1. GlimpsesGary Beck/Glimpses
We survived the Cold War,
though a few times
and defeated the Soviet Union
by outspending the big, bad, bear.
Yet ongoing threats
to American security
changed the nation,
gave the oligarchs
to consolidate wealth,
move industry offshore...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 10th November, 2023 •Times seen: 38 2. Molecular DistortionGary Beck/Molecular Distortion
The rush of technology
in the Information Age
has left many behind.
The switch from horse and buggy
to the automobile
who couldn’t catch up
to the new ride
and eager drivers.
The challenge to transition
is an intelligence test
that so ...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 23rd August, 2023 •Times seen: 146 3. The MAN'S name is PARANOIA
EVERY MOVE WE MAKE
EVERY STEP WE TAKE
IS WATCHED BY THE MAN
SO WE THINK
PARANOIA IS HIS NAME
MAHOGANY CLAIM TO FAME
IS THE MAN WATCHING YOU
STOPPING YOUR DREAMS FROM COMING TRUE
AND WE SWEAR TO BE
THE CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH
REMEMBER? THE ONE WHO CAN DO ANYTHING Y?
R WE SO EASILY DISCOURAGED Y?
R WE SO READY TO BLAME
OTHERS COME ...
(5 votes) •Last Modified: 05th August, 2023 •Times seen: 1823 4. The Things That Women Carry...The things that women carry
are all hidden inside.
The closet of no-end
holds the tears of our lives.
From the unborn children
to our most secret fears.
The threat of their exposure
seems to always be near.
Some of us wear acrimonious exteriors
while others transpose themselves
into passive inferiors.
Our portals have docile distinctio...
(8 votes) •Last Modified: 05th August, 2023 •Times seen: 1685 5. Sticky, Faggot, Nigger, BumI heard a voice
and guess what it said?
Sticky get away from my young man,
Why do people have to use mean words
2 get their point across, Absurd!!
Somebody told me just the other day,
that a Faggot had come their way,
U don't even know them well
And you're telling them to burn in hell...
I saw a cop on the run,
he shot a nig...
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 05th August, 2023 •Times seen: 1748 6. SAD (haiku)I am cold like snow...
No longer will I give love..
numbness is my fate......
My heart is bleeding...
but blood is not the fluid...
All love has leaked out....
Rejection of joy....
my self-destructive repeat
To die will be life...
I will die lonely...
because I have chosen to...
Yes, Death becomes me.......
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 05th August, 2023 •Times seen: 1789 7. Sometimes...I wish that I could be that little girl,
Copyright © 2000 Peaches Alexander...
(4 votes) •Last Modified: 05th August, 2023 •Times seen: 1723 8. DiscoveriesGary Beck/Discoveries
I have always lived
in alien enclaves.
never taking root
no matter how long I stayed
in one place
long enough to belong,
my distance from others
engraved in my soul,
that for some reason,
cause, curse, inheritance,
coincidental as existence
I am as temporary...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 12th February, 2023 •Times seen: 366 9. StillnessSixty-nine tears dropping from only one eye:
sixty-nine tears and the sound of a heart splitting in two.
In some corner of the gloomy large room, a soul breaking free.
Happiness, sadness, all that stuff doesn't matter anymore;
only the feeling of freedom matters,
only the feeling of living in peace with oneself matters:
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 02nd November, 2022 •Times seen: 539 10. Double EnvelopmentGary Beck/Double Envelopment
A child asked me:
“Why do some people have so much
and some so little?”
I searched for words of comfort,
but found none.
I considered explanations,
but they wouldn’t mean anything
to a child.
The best I could mana...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 16th September, 2022 •Times seen: 570 11. UnilluminedGary Beck/Unillumined
The homeless sit
on unrelenting streets
Passersby seldom notice
the invisable men
hulking on concrete nests.
The pace of life
the more we advance technically
the faster it move...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 07th September, 2022 •Times seen: 882 12. A Carnival of FreaksThe monkey's praying, the baby is asleep and the monk goes on a trip.
Grandma's shouting, playing free, under a palm tree.
A lot of elephants behind me, speeding for a cup of tea.
Yellow circles on the ground, someone gets the black cat bound.
A mad woman barks like a dog, while a mad man jumps like a frog.
A carnival of fr...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 28th July, 2022 •Times seen: 550 13. Last WordsTo western sites I retreat, so dark and so deep.
In a winter palace my soul bleeds, in a battle field my body splits.
To eastern sites I retreat, so dark and so deep.
Distant ghosts echoes my voice, heavy machines run with big noises.
To southern sites I retreat, so dark and so deep.
Pale moons cast their spells, fading lights close ...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 12th July, 2022 •Times seen: 545 14. The Answer"Tell me why," the small poet asked the cold wind, "I'm so tiny and the stars
are so big; crowded houses, everywhere full of people, and I'm lying alone in this
little patch of ground. Tell me why my lyrics don't reach the skies, and my mood is
always darker than night" "Little nothing," answere...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 12th April, 2022 •Times seen: 609 15. UnveilingsGary Beck/Unveilings
Too many of us
have become so angry,
we don’t care if our country
is torn apart,
rather than reach across
the great divide
Soon we will be like Russia
oligarchs, functionaries, serfs,
since our refusal to agree
cast so many...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 28th January, 2022 •Times seen: 705 16. Amazing EchoesCrazy horses for the dead boys, wild horses for the still boys;
so they can run the last ride, before dying again.
Fast cars for the dead boys, loaded guns for the still boys;
so they can breathe for the last time, before ending life again.
I'm Macbeth, I'm Hamlet, I'm the moon and the stars, the sun and the landscapes.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 23rd January, 2022 •Times seen: 728 17. Shaken WordsNo sad light inside this golden eye. No long finger pointing to the end of nothing.
And the mad man cried out, inside the heavy walled room, like a bird trapped
in a cage, like a man tied to a family.
White clouds like cotton sealing the landscape, and at the mountain top,
a woman screaming her freedom, instead of her rage.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 15th January, 2022 •Times seen: 583 18. PurposeGary Beck/Purpose
I sit among the aged, infirm,
in the hospital room
and know I am aged, infirm.
Unlike some I do not cry:
'where did the time go?'
I know where it went.
A lot of excitement.
A lot of fulfillment.
at not improving the world
gnaws at me d...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 29th August, 2021 •Times seen: 683 19. MaybeSeven days, seven drinks, seven nights and seven nightmares.
Seven flowers, just only one for you, seven storms and seven shipwrecks.
Seven headaches, all of them for you, seven weapons and just one wound.
Seven armies to do nothing, seven deserts and seven losts.
Seven chairs and nobody to sit down, seven mistakes and only one lie.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 02nd April, 2021 •Times seen: 812 20. LacerationsGary Beck/Lacerations
The weather is still warm enough
for women to wear short skirts,
tight tops, bare midriffs,
a visual pleasure
for those who care to look,
soon to be removed
with the first chill of fall.
In the 1830’s
Americans went west
for free land,
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 19th March, 2021 •Times seen: 817 21. Learning CurveGary Beck/Learning Curve
Alone in a great city
intent on jobs, crime,
I know not what.
They all look remote,
don’t say ‘good morning’,
don’t meet my gaze,
except the hostiles,
when I quickly look away.
I cannot tell
who is good, ...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 02nd November, 2020 •Times seen: 916 22. Calm Before the StormNo birds singing, no leaves swinging; oh baby, it's the calm before the storm.
No lightened houses, no cars running, no people wandering the streets;
I tell you, brother, it's the calm before the storm.
No breathings emitted, no sounds heard, no words spoken;
take it for granted, guy, it's the calm before the storm.
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 28th August, 2020 •Times seen: 922 23. The Heartbroken SongCome with me lonely cowboy,
come with me for a walk,
I'll show you lovely things
You've never seen before.
Both of us know what's the matter,
She's gone away, she's gone away and won't ever come back.
So, forget her pale blue eyes, her long blonde hair, and her reptile smile.
Let your shattered to pieces...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 07th June, 2020 •Times seen: 951 24. Fractional DisorderGary Beck/Fractional Disorder
In the prevailing climate
of imminent destruction
it may no longer be
in our nature
to save ourselves
before it is too late.
I will no longer go
down to the river,
follow its flow
to the embracing sea,
stand at the ...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 28th April, 2020 •Times seen: 1020 25. MickeyMickey Mouse is in the house,
and it's alright, it's alright, it's alright now, everything is right now,
Mickey Mouse is in the house, he's come back right now,
and he's bleeding, he's bleeding, and the lonely rose set in the middle of the sitting room,
is bleeding too, and me too.
Mickey Mouse is heartbroken,...
(0 votes) •Last Modified: 21st November, 2019 •Times seen: 1221
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