“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Who gets to be a member of the military?
Does homosexuality equal immorality?
It was a bad idea to institute this ban
Lie to conceal our orientation

The time has come to review
You don’t have a right to exclude
Most young people simply don’t care
So why must Gays lie to their peers?

Concerned and anxious about this change
Besides, can you define “openness?”
It’s not a Pink Military or a Gay Pride float
It doesn’t hurt units or the people I know

Policy based on nothing – prejudice and fear
I..? You. What we think really matters
Let’s talk about what the military means
And a roadmap for lifting this ban

Society shouldn’t impose this on us
Admirals, Generals are out of touch
Does it mean being anti-gay?
It’s past its time of necessity



r u a cobra in coil
Sheathed in smooth scales?
Slithery creature
Do u believe dat ur real?

Hood half spread, u hiss and spit
Usually shy and nonagressive
Fearful under ur swaying glare
Retract again in the hot clear air

Crawl, climb, coil, crush
u cant swallow me head first
Slinking over the desert sand
Save ur venom, im not ur man

Dear Nation

National team on an international stage
Flying up on the right full stretch
Undocumented worker, immigrant, newcomer
Continue the winning streak together

Plan the next decade Hispanic community
We need serious discussion about diversity
A sensible and humane immigration policy
So you can compete in the global economy

We’ll move away from naive thinking
And bring you into the mainstream
It will open the doors for opportunity
All can be leaders in this community

Growing up in the barrios of Houston
You’ll make a different kind of contribution
You’ve already learned to be bicultural
Keep your head up, you have potential

Unleash all the talent this country can
For that, Mr. President, we need a program
Students need to feel connected in school
With no limitations on what you can do

Different skin color, different accents
Everyone helping out, recognize your assets
You’re industrious, not permanent underclass
Whatever you do, you do with excellence

Now every player has joined the fray
The orchestrated goal was just amazing
The final minute, what a show
Just kick the opponent and score a goal

Under a Spell

Trying to kill my boredom
I can’t sleep today
Posting from my iPhone
Tomorrow’s like yesterday

It’s not fair, is it?
Web spells and poison darts
Tomorrow’s like yesterday
From there my trouble starts

Why am I unfortunate?
I leave you happy land
Totally feeling awkward
And want to understand

Trying to kill my boredom
*sighs* I can’t sleep today
Cups and glasses in a row
Steak, cake and turkey

Laying on a lawn chair
I draw in black and blue
*yawning* I just want to fly
Like the pigeons on the roof

To sink in rest, my wish
Blood and bones along the ground
Into the ethereal plane
I came crashing down

Well, well, it’s Saturday night
Asleep in my lawn chair
Insanity mist, spell casters
I’m dancing in the air

Listening to Tubular Bells
I feel renewed, ascend
A single bird, then replies
Let’s go to the outer fringe

Brand New Day

I sensed a change was on the way
When you visited me yesterday
Fair-haired Super Hero version
Boundless on the ocean barren
…Hm…yes, supernatural
The whole of him so visible
– Tell me, Sir…
Without a word
In any incarnation
Completely away from anyone
– Don’t try to keep me
To put it more strongly
A certain unease
Such lines as these
I didn’t object
Broken gasps, and yet
What else could I do?
Heavenly vision
That was it, it seems
He walked along the beach
By the setting sun
He stared back again
‘Till only a shaft of light
Keep thinking all night
Oh perfect creature, gallant lad
That’s all. He had been a God

The Challenge

Comedy or tragedy

 Riot of sharp contrasts

Wild inequality

Dressed in dark black

Brink of extinction

Barely blinked

Fact or fiction

Not yet convinced

Anxiety in the world today

Cascading effect

What price would you pay?

Shrinking paycheck

Making a living on the street

No way out of this

Purposely blocked and released

Community consciousness

Like squatters in your own home

Paying down the CC

But somehow you just don’t

Without friends or money

Loosen up work differently

Critical that we stabilize

Restore a sense of humanity

Mindfully open your eyes

Men Crazier

His behavior is outrageous
He has become such a man whore
One-of-a-kind kick ass
A true man I adore

He pulls it out like a weapon
Express yourself physically
Revamped rebellion
Blue and white linen

Horns of wild animals
A billion-fold dogs barking
Why is his sex so violent?
I should ask Graham Norton