Stuck In A No Parking Zone

Photo by buddy71

Never been
On Easy
Street
Eke existence
Week to
Week

Leaning
Up against this
Wall
Wishing to again
Stand
Tall

Spirit broken
Resolve
Weak
Nourished solely
By
Defeat

Bedraggled, dirty
Down on
Luck
Needs eclipse a
Few spare
Bucks

Eyes diverted
From my
Gaze
Locked up
In this purple
Haze

Rejected disciple of
The
Whole
Relegated
To Black
Hole

The secrets lie there
Within
Reach
Perhaps today I’ll
Find my
Feet

 

Thanks go out to buddy71 who graciously agreed to allow me to
write a piece in response to this image he shot in San Francisco.
Please view his original post HERE.

In A Nutshell #50

The thief
It
Stalks us
Day by
Day
Primetime
Detritus
At our feet
It
Lays

The thief
It
Stalks us
Day by
Day
Tales of
Destruction
Death and
Decay

The thief
It
Stalks us
Day by
Day
Heart wrenching
Violence
And
Dishonesty
Dismay

The thief
It
Stalks us
Day by
Day
Our
Peace
Of mind
Chiseled
Away

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Thief

Round ‘Em Up, Move ‘Em Out

Move along
Now
Stay in
Line

Keep in
Step with
Those of like
Kind

No time to
Question, doubt
Or
Ponder

Consequences
Await
Those who
Wander

Lies turned
Truth
Truth turned
Lies

Wipe that
Stardust
From your
Eyes

Move along
Now
Stay in
Line

Slip
Into the
Void
In good
Time

 

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Herd

In A Nutshell #41

Time and again
Those in the public eye
Wielding great power
Through accrued
Fame and fortune
Have fallen
Short of the mark
Letting us down
Miserably

In the quest for
Exemplary models
The focus could be
Narrowed considerably
By concentrating
The search
Much closer to home

It is within
Common people
That
Uncommon goodness
Often is found

Word of the Day – Exemplary

Reply To All

Remember me
When I am
Gone
I’m feeling weak
It won’t be
Long

My throat is
Parched
My head’s so
Warm
The time
Is past
To sound the
Alarm

I issued e-mails
Texts and
Tweets
But no one
Could
Find time to
Meet

Remember me
When I am
Gone
You just
Slept through
My last
Swan song

Mother Earth

 

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Remember

In A Nutshell #39

Respect for
You
Respect for
Me

For all things
Living
Land to
Sea

Integrity
To
Do what’s
Right

Through
Life’s travails
Day and
Night

A
Healthy dose
Of
Responsibility

Tempered
By
A bit of
Levity

Compassion
And kindness
Light the
Way

If in
Our hearts
Forever
Stay

A basic
Tonic
Fits the
Bill

Ameliorating
Many of
Our
Ills

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Respect