Poetry for Big Kids

poetry for big kids - 07-01-2021 - by steve rigell - http://poetryforbigkids.com/intergalactic-scouting-report-sent-from-earth

Intergalactic scouting report sent from Earth

They can’t hide their innate selfishnessWhatever they do, they call it their bestWhen they’re being benevolent they’re still being selfishHardly anyone ever does that thing they call selfless They create excuses and call them reasonsAnd fashions are the way they tune into seasonsThey’re petty and cruel and like feeling superiorThey pretty much judge everything by its …

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poetry for big kids - 06-16-2021 - by steve rigell - http://poetryforbigkids.com/in-the-present-moment-the-future-is-already-taking-shape

In the present moment the future is already taking shape

In the present moment the future is taking shapeIt passes like a thief making his escapeWhile we hold on to our memories and stroke our desiresTrying to figure out what being a god requires We place our bets wondering if we’re wagering enoughPretending each hand is not another bluffWe’re convinced we know we’ve got what …

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laughing just to hear the sound

To be human

To be human is to admit you’ve made plenty of mistakesThen there’s also feeling pain in your heart when it breaksAnd of course, there’s experiencing the suddenness of fearThere’s also grieving, and sometimes shedding tearsWe can’t leave out experiencing feelings of self-doubtAnd sometimes just having to let your anger outOccasionally you may feel like you …

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Fathers and sons

We want our fathers to be perfect

We want our fathersTo be perfect, to glow In the dark to banishOur fears to hold usClose even when we Push them away evenWhen we blame themBecause they didn’t doWhat we wanted them to We don’t understandThey haven’t been fathersBefore and haven’t figuredOut how to do those thingsThat make our hearts singAnd we don’t know howIt feels …

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