Poetry Blog by Thomas Dooley
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Don't judge me with your bitterness.
Don't care how you dress.
To me, it doesn't matter who you kiss.
Love is a philosophy, not an activity.
Don't force your adjectives on me.
My acceptance is on the content of your character.
Selfishness is the only way you know how to care.
The way you walk through life.
It is like walking on the edge of a knife.
Friday 5th February 2021 9:40 pm
There she was sitting in her chair
The passage of time seen in her gray hair
She sits not in a chair on a throne of honor
Tea cookies and lemonade the silent child ate
Cookies salty-sweet this is how she will grow to be
Lemonade just enough tart you can see it from her heart
Words of wisdom in a melodious feminine tone
Encouraging us to rise up and tell me ...
Sunday 13th September 2020 1:13 am
Life is the reason for living
Even when society has a knife at your throat
Life is the reason for giving
Even when communities are divided by a moat
Life is the reason for loving
Even when you're not worthy to vote
Life is more than flesh and bones
Even when many are left out in the cold
Life is more than a valuable stone
Even when many have to leave their home
Thursday 10th September 2020 5:58 pm
Brothers of sand
Holding signs, I am a man
Daughters of dust
Holding signs life in her gut
Fathers of the past
Never thought how long this would last
Mothers of the movement
Never thought so many forget their commitments.
Brothers of man
Fictional to control and command
Daughters of woman
Subjected to the desire of lust
Fathers of the future
Thursday 10th September 2020 5:56 pm
To hear my voice in the silence of my mind
Unaware on the outside the passing of time
In these dark crevices, what is it that I hide
The sound of mid-tones words
As the prayer wheel turns
A Mantra for me, I must learn.
The superstitions of religion created in the past
Stained glass images are not what they seem.
Contradictions of the forgiver will condem...
Friday 4th September 2020 2:17 pm
The wind in the trees the sound of what it like to be free
The cry of a newborn son is the beginning of love
Where is that mountain top where Martin saw the dream
Where is that path to the valley of peace
Where is that message of hope hidden from me
The wind on the water pushing the waves of the past
The cry of dignity echoing through these monuments and memorials
Saturday 29th August 2020 3:02 pm
Born of pain cursed to live that way
A forgotten name marked with shame
Guilt by association becomes your fame
A stolen name becomes the scares on the back of a forgotten man.
Fading away to become the dust of another land
Bitterness replaced by forgiveness justice is a slap of the back of a hand.
Born of pain the mind struggle the mental slaying
The community broke...
Tuesday 25th August 2020 1:08 pm
Hunger hides in the schools
Hunger hides in the uneducated
Hunger hides in a child's mind
Why should this be a political fight
We are not asking for a feast, just a little something to eat.
Sadness hides in the home
Sadness hides in the room
Sadness hides in the man on the streets
Don't want to run in your circle anymore.
Want to take that straight line le...
Wednesday 19th August 2020 11:46 am
Have you given up on me have I given up on you
What is it we really can do as we look like fools
Can't see the future past my own dreams
But can you say your truly free
Don't need no blessed beads.
Don't need no lucky rabbit's feet.
Just need our leader's minds to be free.
Instead of thinking of a destructive ideology
They have a death wish for...
Friday 7th August 2020 1:37 pm
Sambo bullied by controversy
His name appropriated by a culture to destroy history
To shame our ancestor's genealogy
Why use a child's name to create shame
Pancakes and ghee
About to have breakfast with Bhenji
Free to be everything even family
Sambo bullied by history
Another culture steels his story
Blamed for the generations pain
His story never told the same way again
Saturday 25th July 2020 1:41 pm
Hate and fear looking for attention
Believing everything told to you without any proof
Their power comes from your lack of education
White tears are colored with ignorance
Hate does not make you a hero
Just make you lose your job
Now your a zero
White tears are colored with fear
Other people that don't look like you
Not living the way you think they should
Call someone to correct them is...
Saturday 25th July 2020 1:38 pm
I can't lie what I am feeling inside
I would hide the words that I write
Some times so embarrassed I could die
Inspire what I think
Inspire what I dream
You changed for the attention
For me to see you is a form of affection
Now I don't see you the same way, you lost my attention
Inspire what I see
Inspire what I feel
Poetic words drip from his lips
As the needle on the...
Saturday 25th July 2020 1:36 pm
Random thoughts from the heart
So much more than inspirational
Creative lines of words are where it starts
Poetic thoughts profound in rhythm and rhyme
Fractured word caught between inspiration and validation
Haiku is the poetic phlegm I spit at you
Wet and dry all at the same time
No reasoning to the word that you choose
Poetic words with feeling and deep m...
Saturday 25th July 2020 1:31 pm
Distinguish the fires from last night bring justice to the light
Fighting through the social misery just to make it to the right side of history
Another day goes by and I am still here still alive
Turn up Marvin and sing along here the words still strong
Fighting in the streets a brother on his knees for justice and peace
All the while the leaders continue their deceit lac...
Saturday 25th July 2020 4:46 am
You struggle with choices but you dance through the day
Reveling your change but your beauty remains the same
With the many barriers on your path, you still make your way
Complex male feminity there is no other way for me to say your name
A friend, sister, and brother confidence is the identity, you maid
Your confidence is yours, not under anyone's control
Friday 24th July 2020 4:56 pm
There is more then what you see
More than what you are told to believe
You can't have what you already own
Take back your peace it is more than anything
Take back your love there is beauty in every one
Take back your purity the way you live will make you free
Much more than owning all the gold
Much more than fame or what you think you know
Friday 24th July 2020 4:52 pm
Legend a rumor puts shame to my name
As the Kingsmen sing it every day
They still get paid as it fades with age
First of June
I am still the same
But everything is new
Sharing my birthday with flag fondling tyrant
Don't want to be associated with that
My conception is a good reason for calibration
First of June
I just want to hear that new tune
Just want to feel that muse
Art is where ...
Friday 24th July 2020 4:49 pm
So afraid think I've lost my way
Every day in secret I would pray
Is anyone listening? what would they say
Some times I dream some times I lie
What I can truly be, I hide
From this boy inside
My darkest day my brightest nights
Looking at these words, I write
Will, they ever have their own life
Caught in a dream captured in a lie
Finding my way through life is the real fight
For this boy...
Friday 24th July 2020 4:44 pm
There are times when I am sad
There are times when I am mad
So I stop and think of all the good I have
143 what does that mean to me
An expression its a feeling
It is a way of being
There are feelings I hide
There are feelings I keep deep inside
So I stop and think of words to express them
I start to write...
143 is more than a number
It is something we all hunger to hear
A feeling so ...
Friday 24th July 2020 4:40 pm
Wasn't looking for her but she came out of nowhere and got in the way
I don't think that the Queen of England acts the same
No cure for what she has she is a victim of her own pain
Karin cries when she knows she not right
Living in her own mental lies
Karin cries at whatever she finds
Loosing out when it has nothing to do with constitutional rights
Threaten to make ...
Friday 24th July 2020 4:38 pm
Is the ruler of man
Is admired protector
Is wise in his decisions
Sits on a thrown placed there by God
What is a King?
It is not children
Arguing over a legacy
It is not greed
A down payment on history
It is not a family name
A generation brings it to shame
It is not selling tickets
To a path paved by dog bites, water h...
Friday 24th July 2020 4:36 pm
Music is a tribute to sound
From the wien of an electric guitar
Piercing through to your inner ear
To the soft sound of a violin
Played with emotion
It can Pearce your heart.
The voice is a tribute to music
The soprano, the base
The tenor, the alto
With the right word
The story of music can be told.
Music can touch the soul
With someone special
Or all alone
Friday 24th July 2020 2:23 pm
She was brought into this world with a smile
She took me by surprise
When she took my glasses and poked me in the eye
She was much too young to make me cry
Baby in the summer
You came when the sun was warmer
But you left me when it got colder
Baby in the summer
Six months was all that you could stay
Even though I prayed that you would stay
I didn’t know anything I liked more
Friday 24th July 2020 2:16 pm
Mariah Z. Woods
June. 17 - Dec. 2, 1991
Something special came into my life
A baby so soft so kind
Dear Mariah, you touched my heart
Dear Mariah, you will always be a part of my memories
Such a pretty little girl
A miracle to this world
With a smile on your face
it would be a happy day
Without a worry, life was okay
Dear Mariah, there are tears in my eyes for you
Dear Mariah, I w...
Friday 24th July 2020 2:12 pm
Need to know where to go
Looking for the soul
Looking for the flow
Walking the back roads
Smell of pine
Sweetens the dry air
I have something to share
That's if any one cares
A walk on the back roads
Down Salem up Panola
Passing Cosby Bishop as he slumbers
A field full of names and numbers
A walk on the back roads
Just a path before it became a road
Now it's the long walk home
Friday 24th July 2020 2:06 pm
My muse found me today
She walked out from the April showers
Through the rainbow haze
She heard the prayer of this lonely one
She came back for a touch of happiness and love
She brought me many more words to use
She said you know what to do
Save your prayer-filled words for Christopher
Bring him peace when he wakes from his sleep
He had so much to say
But he sang it anyway
With a feelin...
Friday 24th July 2020 1:45 pm
In this cycle of life, I look to see a land
Where peace, love, and purity was created by God's hands
The smell of tamarind, incense and many other things fill the air
I don't care just happy to be here
The bull goes where ever, the dog sleeps in the middle of the street.
A family of five balance on a motorcycle defying gravity
The blind *guru listens to the clink of a coin.
*Aap ke lie gu...
Friday 24th July 2020 7:50 am
A runaway from the southeast
Fought through the storms of family
Chasing after love was all she could see
Growing up under government hand
Every time creating unconditional love
Think she found the right man
I was a friend and, in my mind, a lover.
But a gallon of milk was all she needed from me.
What I wanted to be could I never be
Don’t hide behind the d...
Friday 24th July 2020 7:44 am
She got a hand for every one of her virtues
Showing goals a path for the soul
There is nothing she can do
A goddess with a wealth of spiritual beauty
The moon will dance for her
Golden completion the lotus blooms for her
Not obsessed with what she gives or what she gets
Everyone loves her children are named after her
She gives good luck with ever touch
Wisdom and purity ...
Friday 24th July 2020 7:39 am
She was 19 and alone
No place to call her own
Two packed bags was all she called home
Her innocence taken from her long ago
All she is left with is a head full of dreams
She became an adult before she became a teen
Now she is chasing after Paper Love
For thirty minutes maybe more
Just knock on the door
She got her own room
She controls the mood
Friday 24th July 2020 7:37 am
Mary came from the south part of town
She had a secret about many of the guys around
Never had a true friend every one tries to tear her down
Walking downtown is all she knows
Given paper love, she has the control
What she wanted was love that was good for the soul
You have a friend
He doesn't care where you walk or stroll
He loves you for your soul
Mary had dreams
But didn't ...
Friday 24th July 2020 7:34 am
But still alive
Hear the jive
Still making every one high
Still have pride
Just found a new life
Still got that style
To get what you like
Slave to the mic
All you’re going to do is write
Still got your fight
Got more new power
On your side
All funk to one side
Just your style
No name for you...
Friday 24th July 2020 7:32 am
Had slant in his smile
He walked with style
Find a penny and he'd pick it up
Take a vision to reality is what he loved
With the passion of an eagle
The focus of a turtle
God shows him past all the hurdles
It made troubles seem so little
Took a boy from the street
Shown him what he could be
Changing him into a man
Friday 24th July 2020 7:30 am
Got no compassion doing the devil's deeds
If you got dreams at the crossroads, where you can meet
Feeds you those deep-fried southern lies
You've eaten them so many times, lost your pride
Got no faith when the devil moved in
It got up out of there never to be seen again
Have a million dollars but nothing to spend it on
You sold that one part that makes you who you are
Now there is nothing ...
Friday 24th July 2020 7:28 am
Get back to who you are
When you could barely reach the keys
But when you did the music was so sweet
Uncover who you really are
You're more than just a star
You are the sun and the universe move for you
You got to be a Princess before you become a Queen
So be that Princess you're meant to be
And just sing for everybody
Uncover who you really are
Show that true beauty that no one sees
Friday 24th July 2020 7:26 am
It has been too many days since I heard from you girl
Too many days since the scent of you filled the room
Photos of you and me on the shelf they just show the passing of time
Still dreaming of you and what life would be like
You're always on my mind
It has been 21 days since I saw you girl
21 days since we made regrets
21 days and I still have not forgotten you yet
In this lonely room, I ...
Friday 24th July 2020 7:24 am
The sun pokes its face.
Through the gray haze
From the rough top
I sit in my own peace.
Morning over Ahmedabad
Above the sandalwood trees
The feeling that is only found in dreams
The baritone call of a waking bull
The buzz of a motorcycle passing by
In the market debates of the price of dates
The clinking of the spoon stirring the mornings' chi
Morning over Ahmedabad
It is much more th...
Friday 24th July 2020 5:55 am
You are so cool
In the things that you do
You are so cool
There is no one like you.
I am a fool
To think I could be that cool
If I try too
It would embarrass you.
You are so cool
From the heals on your boots
You are so cool
To the way you wear your suits
I got to prove
That my talents are worthy of you
Got to try
To make my own style.
You are so cool
In the way that you walk
Friday 24th July 2020 5:50 am
The experience you just had
Has more value than any wealthy man
Love is found in one tear from your eye
Your service to the one will never be done
A smile from your eye is bright as the sun
The story continues in you and all that you do
Sadness is for a short time but love is for a lifetime
Surrendered to love now you know where it comes from
Living it uncondition...
Friday 24th July 2020 5:31 am
I beat the ground here with fists and with tears
Never to make a wrong a right and never to lose sight
Got to remember the stories and continue the fight
I beat the ground
At the base of the locust tree
So that the ghost of the strange fruit can be free
I beat the ground with marching feet
Every step closer to equality
Look at the black and white photos of the call for dignity
I beat the ...
Friday 24th July 2020 5:07 am
We walk separate paths in life
You walk your's I'll walk mine
Even when it is the same destination
So stop all the predictions
Just a guy walking through life
Looking for what everyone is trying to find
Just a guy walking like a man
Through the water and on the sand
Need no directions from theories or lies
Not from someone who needs a plain to fly
Got my own mind and my religion is just ...
Friday 24th July 2020 5:05 am
The teacher warned me about you
Your just another cackling fool
The smell of you is just not cool
Not enough sense to get out of the rain
Always looking for someone to blame
Sitting on your stoop not minding what you do
So privileged sitting above everybody
If told to, you would eat the president's poop
Not enough sense you got no shame
Friday 24th July 2020 5:04 am