Monday, June 1, 2015


since i was young
i never understood
why people chose to
do bad,
instead of good.
how some could find
pleasure in causing
a world lost and twisted,
that considers itself sane.
and now in my sixties
through old, jaundiced eyes.
i see the same
and am sadly,
not surprised.
is it in our murky genepool
our DNA.
is our species hardwired
this way.
will these miseries ever end.
sometime i close my eyes
and pretend,
that the world is pretty.
flowers bloom
for all living beings
there is room.
that toleration is the
new way to think...
then i open my eyes...
and everything still stinks.
wishing for pretty instead of sh*tty

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i am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! i have managed to incorporate my eternal 60's nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am an artist/writer, who dabbles in rhyme, and, sometimes, reason. my passions are my husband, who is truly the wind that ruffles my sails, animals rights, yoga, the beach, waking up in the morning. i find inspiration in too many things to list, and far too many more to remember. i have added sketching, watercolor painting, and photography to my ways of expressing joy and gratitude. from living with a chronic illness, i have learned the beauty of each day, and treat each as another sun salutation, and another chance. P.S. all painting, poems and photographs are my originals karen Lyons kalmenson