Roots

Roots

If you know your roots, tout it

you can laugh and shout about it

for dark roots don’t cry about it

the shame’s on those who pout about it

old folks wanna fight about it

young one’s still have doubts about it

blood is red, roots don’t care about it

hearts are gold, soul only talks about it

from Africa Jews fled to a distant land

from the Bible folks learned to take a stand

where once we all used to hold out a hand

we lost what no one seems now to understand

nature gives weight to all its grains of sand

compassion for brothers and sisters may be grand

but until we learn to love and follow its command

the rap is on all of us to live by the beat of its band.

(c) June 7, 2010 by PBM

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Passion and Love

Passion and Love

Romance brings love into life’s resistance to tame

dating

romancing

to make love, no matter what you may well proclaim

patient

examination

of how you get along with others may seem lame

limits

proclaimed

may well be assumed lunacy to defame

bridging

avoids

the harm done, so that love overcomes to declaim

pursuing

lovers

is part of the game of love, wanting no more shame

laughing

together

bring friends closer, so they know love will be aflame

running

along

to gain energy is part of life, no disdain

building

careers

is part of life, if you want to avoid strife

bearing

burdens

to show their strength, being part of someone’s life

sacrificing

inner

strength to be shown as strong, like a Mack the Knife

devoting

oneself

to being strong, love is felt by some for the wife

battling

demons

within the soul is soothing like playing a fife

generating

excitement

within a crowd, part of a musician’s wildlife

hobbies

develop

may become talents, overcome feelings rife

affection

evades

bad senses of anger that may become loosestrife

compassion

teaches

others that love is part of a warmer glow

beauty

entices

the eye to see below the surface in their flow

kindness

emerges

as a path to love, has an afterglow

friendship

accrues

to both parties, part of love’s wild winds that blow

heaven

places

a sense of love in the path of what we can know

cherishing

another

is part of true love, we sense love as apropos

desire

opens

the door to true love, as we seem to always show

tasting

sweetness

can become a part of love as seem to go

allowing

senses

to be open to new horizons is love’s insight

sensing

passion

from another is love parting waves for light

lovemaking

partakes

of each others anatomy for sheer delight

dedication

prevents

abuse to the lover, giving us new foresight

infatuation

indicates

love is blossoming as it becomes forthright

obsession

conquers

the mind as part of love’s building appetite

motivated

absences

may lead to longer love sessions, for oversight

fervent

forces

may allow love to be taken, true love limelight.

(c) November 21, 2018 by PBM

Romantic Skies

Romantic Skies

Wishful, wistful clouds go drifting by

somewhere a lonely girl heaves a sigh

somewhere a lover must say good bye

by twilight pirates capture the eye

romance sails with a captain’s aye aye

riding the waves, old salts feeling wry

darkness approaches, cloaking the sky

the moon shines bright, darkness to defy

vampires take to the air, watch them fly

in the shadows elves are heard to cry

take cover or else you may well die

by starlight the heart is filled with chi

chills bring thrills, the night is our ally

romance seeks strong hearts, thoughts of sci-fi

wandering the Universe nearby

new dimensions that seem to belie

reality drifts past, drink some rye

have a piece of mom’s hot apple pie

dreams in the clouds, as the past comes nigh

romantic skies, spirits feeling high.

(c) May 27, 2011 by PBM

Reverie

Reverie

As we grow we also record our memories

playing

characters

in the yards and parks, while yearning for treasuries

riding

bicycles

uphill and downhill for paper deliveries

racing

against

the tides of ill fortune to gain new energies

working

over

a model to make sure it needs no remedies

gamesmanship

impedes

the conscious mind and offers documentaries

sleeping

dreaming

of wonderlands and having nightmare vagaries

jumping

onto

the bedroom floor to see what is there, treasuries

grandparents

dying

brings tears to the eyes, a sign of inner grief

laughing

along

with mom and dad, playacting an awkward motif

talking

about

adventures on vacation to have fun, belief

pushing

parents

to go somewhere fun, grabbing hold for your relief

sharing

candy

with your friends, some are looking in wild disbelief

guiding

friendly

kids to do your bidding, trying to be a chief

building

racetracks

in the dirt, under a tree, using roots with mischief

humming

running

around the park to be seen, looking like a thief

using

daddy’s

tools to become like him, the legs begin flowing

enchantment

overcomes

the mind as you playact with wicked oats sowing

movies

encourage

the imagination to begin seeing, growing

artwork

allows

the mind to begin seeing art as outgoing

castles

painted

on signs lead the subconscious to see an opening

daydreams

open

new horizons like wonderlands exploding

schooling

opens

the mind, if allowed by children to their knowing

parents

passing

away suddenly bring grief to surface, moaning

relief

becomes

the point in living, to find reasons for daylight

solitude

avoiding

people to have peace of mind, to gain an insight

losing

children

has a bad grief that always kills the appetite

anger

prevents

the mind from finding a path to a good highlight

hateful

ambition

causes crime to skyrocket, it hates the spotlight

loving

caring

for family and friends is warm, when you have a plight

opening

horizons

to teach children is like putting them in the light

creating

passion

in young people teaches them to like the spotlight.

(c) November 14, 2018 by PBM

Rainy Day Blues

Rainy Day Blues

Rain drops on foreheads, snow melting in the Rockies

Springtime comes slowly, Kentucky awaits jockeys

horse racing and go carts bring spirits out of the blues

skies threaten, yet sunshine spills through, rainbows bringing hues

a mixture to heal what ails ya, no mater life’s fate

look on the bright side, it really is never too late

rainy days and Mondays, Sunday brunch, what’s to do for lunch

a few words of love can make or break a day, give a bunch

time waits for no one, grab hold of someone and give them a hug

laugh and be happy, let go of pain, cure a rainy day bug!

(c) March 25, 2009 by PBM

Hip Hop

Hip Hop

A cultural phenomenon, with rhythm and rhyme

beating

others

became a pursuit of others over awkward time

smoking

maryjane

was part of the scene, getting down with some real grime

breaking

bigotry

for opening up society, should not be crime

living

openly

to show old white men they have become withered chyme

rapping

inner

depths of the soul, not caring who hears it, a paradigm

muther

sucker

gets used more often over time, laughing like a mime

banging

onto

anything that makes a sound, rapping becomes wartime

pushing

shoving

with others is bringing out a new sense of daylight

showing

growing

with the movement is a way to stay in the limelight

understanding

lingo

of the Hip Hop crowd allows having a good insight

being

colorful

in use of language is part of why some gain an incite

bending

engagement

rules is part of why rap is beyond the rules to fight

informed

consent

is considered part of the normal ways to be right

playing

music

has its pitfalls in Hip Hop, rapping brings in the light

religious

Gospel

songs are part of the culture, rap may have its highlight

politics

evade

rap culture when it suits politicians, to be kind

messing

around

while others play dirty tricks is keeping them behind

studying

literature

is a pursuit of Hip Hop artists, love the mind

joking

around

is a habit of Hip Hop artists to stay aligned

meditation

allows

a peace of mind, when the cosmos becomes so inclined

sleeping

peacefully

is a pursuit we all love, it must become refined

keeping

employment

at the top of a list of needs is low, as unkind

using

risky

behavior is a bad thing, to be taught unconfined

mixing

evil

paths with good ones will keep the evil ways flowing

apathy

avoids

doing a thing good or bad, hate is easy going

pity

evades

the real issues between colored skins and whites, growing

bashing

color

makes no sense, it allows hate, anger to be sowing

loving

caring

for each other is the path to love, we are crowing

teasing

presents

an issue of love, we are moving, as we are showing

winning

losing

does not matter, we love together, we are closing

laughing

together

brings us closer together so that we are knowing.

(c) October 26, 2018 by PBM

Rain Scape

Rain Scape

Rain drops drizzling, falling gently to the ground,

like my thoughts dribbling, seeking the profound,

fir trees soaking up the ground’s moisture for relief,

quenching my thirst with droplets of lost love’s grief,

rain drops hitting puddles to spur circular motions,

as thoughts of a new love renew circuitous emotions,

the rain falls steadily down, bringing life’s force to bear,

as I sit and wait for a time for love to relieve my despair.

(c) March 14, 2008 by PBM