Wargames Tableau

Wargames to the table
Bring friends together
Our minds we will test
The tactics we use
To bring victory
To the plan best thought

What are you looking for anyway

What is it you want to find,

is it within or without,

or are you in doubt.

 

We all seek something

is it an answer you seek,

or knowledge needed

for something you speak.

 

Is there a method you need

for a task to proceed

or to plant a seed

or complete something decreed

or will you see what you seek recede.

 

Never stop looking through life

for your needs follow one after another

and what you find may not end your strife

it may provide you with a better rudder.

Can we weather climate change

weather changes, climate changes

what does it all mean

hasn’t it happened before

will it happen again

what does it mean to me

 

this is what i think

nature is never static

and neither are we

we do have a problem though

don’t you see

our problem is our sight

we can’t see the key

 

we hear it everyday

people that say

never seen this happen

throughout my days

and yet people ignore

what many scientists say

change is a coming our way

 

the change that is coming

we will make

because we ignore the signs we see

and put them off to natures take

people are so opaque

 

they think what they do cannot really change

what happens on earth every day

and yet it seems clear to me

that weather shows us in many ways

that climate is changing with probable cause

 

the changes we see should give us pause

and we should consider well before we make faux pas

for if we don’t we will surely see

what these actions mean to me.

Tests

Life is a test from start to finish

from the day you are born

to the final flourish

how long is the baby

how much does it weigh

in what percentile does it lay

 

This is the start

it does not end

the years go by

new tests append

when do you speak

when do you walk

do you do more than squawk

 

In school there are many

that you will take

they tell your teachers

what progress you make

and each test you take

adds another post to the fence you make

 

We all build a fence

a fence that defines

the person we make

with all the tests we leave in our wake

 

It doesn’t stop when we are an adult

each person we meet tests us, and we they

yes, it is true don’t you see

we test and test and are never free

we test for friends, and jobs, and love

we look for things that fit like a glove

 

And when old age approaches us

the tests foresees what our freedom be

the blood test the heart test, how many tests there are

each test may lead to your final cigar

 

Yes, tests follow us throughout our lives

from birth to death whether we want or not

tests guide us or fence us and fill us with doubt

and sometimes provide up with clout

whatever the case you will see

that tests never end till the end of thee.

Desert Tableau

Monsoon yearly comes

Clouds over the desert

From the mountains comes

Riding winds down slope

Rain to bring new life

Plants open to chance

 

Will this day be theirs?

Two months it does lasts

Storms this way and that

Some years none falls here

But there, there it falls

This year is their turn

 

The desert seems dry

Rain brings life to all

Not all every year

Deserts wait their turn

This year or next year

The advantage theirs

Brother

Born of the same parents

Raised by them too

Open to discussion

Thorough thru and thru

Helpful but not hopeful

Earnest if not open

Raconteur to all he knows

Who Comes

Who is it she sees

Coming for thee?

Is that concern in your eyes

Or just your distain?

Might it be your husband’s approach to go to the play

Or is your lover coming to take you away

 

Will you soon smile as he arrives or turn away

And strive to leave.

 

I cannot tell what is in your mind

And you will not tell me you are not so inclined

Soon the answers will be known

When you no longer stand alone.

None are Astonishing

Stupendous life

Stupendous speech

Greatest person

Greatest ever

None larger

None greater

Fantastic leader

Fantastic scammer

Gigantic lead

Gigantic ego

Largest ever

Largest pecker

Humongous fleet

Humongous feet

Exalted leader

Exalted one

Magnificent performer

Magnificent informer

Triumphant winner

Triumphant whiner

Massive army

Massive baby

Monumental day

Monumental bray

Colossal victory

Colossal vanity

Tremendous success

Tremendous unrest

Whopping lies

Whopping buys

Cataclysmic event

Cataclysmic president

Staggering blow

Staggering bomb

Overwhelming force

Overwhelming gorst

Incredible approach

Incredible reproach

Mega structure

Mega mind

Prodigious amount

Prodigious mouth

Innumerable men

Innumerable sand

Momentous moments

Momentous words

Astonishing results

Astonishing daring

Daring results

 

The Concrete Habitat

Birds they sit upon the wall

Waiting for the feeders to fill their bill

Lizards sun themselves upon the steps

And bath under the sprinklers mist

Spider love the dark cool spaces

To weaver their webs in likely places

Javelins like to sneak

Upon my porch for flowers to eat

All creatures great and small

Will use our structures just like a mall

Choices

The Earth is light

The Earth is dark

It’s not just the day

Nor just the night

 

In our hearts

And in our souls

Light we make

Or darkness unfolds

 

It’s what we say

And what we do

That spreads the light

Or darkness do

 

The choice is ours to share the light

Or plunge the world into the night