Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Haiku Every Day - Week 2

I made it through week 2, plus. While technically there were days that I didn't write a Haiku, I'm averaging one a day. It's my project and my rules. You can look for my hashtag #haikueveryday on twitter. Unfortunately, there is someone with that phrase for a name, that's his problem. As far as I can tell, he doesn't post a Haiku a day, so it's false advertising.

Show me what you want
Your gentleness inspires
The night is for us

Guide my hand, oh Lord
For I want to be the man
That she sees in me

When you were a child
Did you imagine me here?
Your world is mine now

Even in silence
We still talk to each other
A waive or smile

Beautiful face
Curls framing such a smile
Love anew each day

Your fingers curling
Around the steering wheel
We move through space

Nervous meeting her
Your friend from long time ago
Not sure the reason

Hurling through the sky
Has only been fun with you
What's it about you?

Home is not a place
It's nothing less than just you
You are frowning now

End of the month now
Away from you for hours
Feels like a small death

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Haiku Everyday - Week 1

For the past week, I've been posting a haiku everyday on my twitter account, with the hashtag #haikueveryday. I don't know how long I'll keep doing it. Here are the seven haikus for this past week:

A delicious time
That moment when it strikes you
Laugh in abandon

When I have to rant
You lovingly assure me
That all is not lost

Even when away
You are thinking about us
How we can be close

When you are playful
You remind me how serious
I thought you were once

Holding you so close
Feels like the world unending
You are start and end

Remember the night
When we were close yet
Thousand miles apart

Seeing things anew
Your eyes show me more, as I
Get to live again

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

What are American liberals to do?

I'm angry. I'm angry at the center and right leaning Democratic party and at a President that sold me a message of hope. I'm angry at a President that gives it and takes it away. He is the President that finally eliminated the ludicrous "don't ask don't tell" but says is "evolving" in the issue of gay marriage. He is the President that signed a health care bill but didn't include a public option. He is the President that has kept the promise to take troops out of Iraq but moved them into Afghanistan. More than all those capitulations, I'm mostly mad because he is the leader of a Democratic party that has absolutely no back bone.

Today's Democratic party is a distortion of the Kennedy-era Democratic party that promised equal rights, progressive ideas and a bright future for America. The party is run by jaded baby-boomers that once had hippie ideas and have morphed into "pragmatic" new agey jerks that lack any convictions. Equal rights are sold out to the far right for a promise to keep them as the other party in Washington. Being called a progressive or a liberal is something they shy away from because they have allowed the other side to change the meaning of it to mean a weakling. Instead of a bright future they have become doomsayers of everything that the far right stands for, but they offer no alternatives at all.

You have to handed it to the "Tea Party" neo-Nazis who have revived a screwed up Republican party with an anti-big government message. No one seems to even realize that the far right stands for a big government anyway; how else are they going to make sure we are praying in schools, teach the bible and stay with our own kind? I don't even have to mention that the far right stands for the largest military any nation has in this planet. Yet, Americans are falling for the lies being fed to them by an increasingly right-wing media led by Rupert Murdoch's FOX.

This week, the Tea Party and the emboldened Republicans held the American economy hostage in a game of chicken against a namby-pamby Democratic party. The Dems folded again, as they have done for a while now, and gave in to what Speaker John Boehner called 98% of his goals. Way to go, spineless hippies!

The President and the weakling Democratic party once again told the American voters that they stand for nothing. They tried to spin this "deal" as a 50/50 win, as the capitulation would trigger big cuts in Defense if they don't work out an agreement when money runs out again. Hey, does anyone want to bet that the Tea Party will once again hold the economy hostage and the Dems will give in? It seems like a certainty to me.

So what is a proud progressive liberal to do? Should I stick with the lame spineless "pragmatists" that stand for nothing because they are the only alternative to a far-right Republican party that wants to drag all of us to the 1800s? Or should I go with some fringe "green-like" party that has no chance of even mount a credible Presidential campaign? Any vote against Obama would be a vote for Michele Bachman/Mitt Romney/Satan dressed as Jesus with a NASCAR t-shirt, right? When should we all stop being weaklings, stop singing "All we need is love," stand up to the right-wing bullies and clean up the mess we have made?

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Location:Certainly not Washington, DC.