Deadbeat dads beware

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You show up sayin’ that you deserve respect
just because you expect it while thumping your chest,
trying to flex, and all you ever get is just pity — or less.

Mouth running faster than
them Adidas oughta be.
Verbal checks that get cashed
into money bags filled via col-ostomy.


GiaB prompt #25 — games

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Everybody plays games
even when they say they don’t.
Head games, get-you-in-bed games,
And they’re gonna play with you
Even when you say you won’t.

Babe — did you see what I got for you?
Oh…
You don’t like it? Well, trash it!
There! See what you made me do???

What you mean,
I’ve got a passive-aggressive attitude?
We ain't talking about me,
we’re talking about you.

Just leave me alone
get over it.
I’m through.

I’m tired of you always
telling me what to do.

Like you know any better.
Like you’ve got a clue.

I mean, come on…don’t cry.
You know I love you, boo…
You don’t think I could leave
after all we’ve been through?

That’s right. Come here.
Give me some love.
Give me a hug.
I know it’s not easy
lovin’ someone so much.


Biggest lie since Charlie Ponzi

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Democracy, land of the free
Biggest lie seen since Charlie Ponzi
Told everyone in the world
“You can all be as rich as me!”
Make me rich, for real?
Take my money!
It’s worth every cent to be an elite.

Here’s a little part that you might not have heard
The…


A rap, perhaps

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100 bars —
Lord it seems so far
till you spit a time or two
and it’s part of who you are.

Once you’ve reached deep inside
and torn it all apart
and made it something whole again
all to please ungrateful mobs.

You think you want rhymes
But what you…


Hiding from truth in a lifelong game of hide and don’t seek

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Behind a painted mask
Nice clothes
and shoes that weren’t cheap,
all day listening
while absentmindedly wiggling toes
of pretty little feet.
Feeling much less
than the mirror let us see,
hiding from Truth
in a lifelong game
of Hide but don’t Seek.

Right now, I need you to listen…


Meanwhile, the Earth continues to burn

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A goddess on fire;
Her breath is ignited.
An imbalance inside,
Her defenses; excited.
Humanity’s last call,
afterparty denied us.

Clouds of flame
and soot for a sky,
but take your time
while you try to decide.
(She tends to win)
in case you’re divided. …


I say live for tomorrow if not for today

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Sometimes
I like to sit alone in the dark
Nothing going on but me and my thoughts
It usually starts to happen when it all falls apart
Mind racing, I reflect on “How did it start?”


It’s been ten years now, a decade of bliss

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Yeah, I saw you out at the party.
It was your girl that couldn’t
stay off my body.

What’s that say about you
when the old guy’s exciting?
She’s welcome to try it
but you ain’t invited.
Her need to come ain’t private
when she can’t even hide it.

This…


A look at PTSD through a war veteran’s eyes

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PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) affects nearly everyone in the world, at some point in their life. Either you will be a victim of it, or someone you know will — statistically speaking. …

Daniel R. Fincher

Real eyes realize real lies…

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